16 acclaimed Irish artists at Kilmainham Gaol , responding to its iconic historical associations with the 1916 Rising.
10am-10pm, Saturday, May 21, 2016
Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
As part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, one of our most significant historical buildings, Kilmainham Gaol, is set to play host to Future Histories, a free daylong event featuring a collection of Ireland’s top performance artists this weekend.
On May 21st, as part of the Arts Council’s ART: 2016 programme for Ireland 2016, the cells of Kilmainham will once again be occupied, but this time rather than rebels, 16 Irish performance artists have been commissioned to create new work for members of the public to enjoy in this unique historical setting.
The public are freely invited to Kilmainham Gaol on Saturday the 21st of May, anytime between the hours of 10am and 10pm, for this family friendly event where they will experience new work by artists Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, Brian Connolly, Pauline Cummins, Francis Fay, Debbie Guinnane, Sandra Johnston, Laura McAtackney, Danny Danny McCarthy, Ciara McKeon, Alastair McLennan, Katherine Nolan, Sinéad O’Donnell, Méabh Redmond, Dominic Thorpe and Helena Walsh.
Curated by Áine Phillips and Níamh Murphy of Performance Art Live Foundation. P. A. Live is an artist-led initiative in Ireland, dedicated to and invested in live, durational performance and live art made by artist-performers.
Further information is available on the FutureHistories2016 facebook page and while the event is free, tickets must be booked through eventbrite.ie