Leinster – Dublin
3rd May at 8pm
Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD
Ticketing: €10/ €8 conc.
I Hear A New World is the exciting graduate showcase of the MPhil in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity College. Combining music, audio-visual works, installation, visual performance and more, this dynamic showcase will introduce some of the most technically advanced Irish music composers creating work today. This event is open to the public and we encourage artists and creatives working in any field to attend this cutting-edge showcase of new cross-disciplinary works.
The Trinity College M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies course has left an indelible mark on Ireland’s creative landscape since its inception in 1996. The course encourages interdisciplinary innovation in its students who are exposed to a broad range of creative tools, from orchestration and composition to software programming and signal processing. Past students include Lyric FM Composer-in-Residence Linda Buckley, Choice Music Prize-winner Julie Feeney and members of some of the Irish music underground’s most noted acts including the Jimmy Cake, the Redneck Manifesto and Somadrone. The teaching staff on the course has featured godfather of Irish electroacoustic music Roger Doyle and electronic music pioneer Donnacha Costello. I Hear a New World, the 2013 MMT graduate show, will feature composition, installation, audio visual performance and more.
Booking online at http://www.tcd.ie/Drama/samuel-beckett-theatre/events/#MMT
2nd – 11th May | Opening: 2nd May at 6.30pm
Courtyard Gallery, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Flow is a collection of photography inspired by John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite painting titled ‘Ophelia’ (1852). Barry’s work plunges us into an underwater world of billowing fabrics, shimmering mirages and visions of the tragic heroine’s dream of an afterlife. The abstract distortions and reflections generated by light and colour on moving water suggest an otherworldly realm with a different sense of time.
“In my work I stage photo shoots underwater. I set up bizarre, and surreal photographic still life’s manipulating elements such as light, scale, perspective and colour. I am inspired by water’s unique properties- light, clarity, buoyancy, and reflectivity. The transformative quality of water has a power of turning the ordinary into something surreal magical and otherworldly. I am fascinated by the abstract qualities and the ethereal aesthetic that water creates when my subjects are submerged. The forms are fragmented and distorted by the swirls and ripples created by the movement of the water.”
Barry has photographed everything from people to fabric, vintage dress’s, toys, balloons, ribbons, umbrella’s, and bikes underwater. She shoots both day and night, allowing the different atmospheric effects take charge of the resulting image. This allows for a sense of spontaneity and a capturing of the moment which is so prevalent in Barry’s work.
The work is then printed on a mixture of substrates from Lambda mounted in Acrylic Perspex and Diabond to digital fabric printing with fabrics varying from silk to satin and cotton.
Terroir Part 1
25th April – 1st May
Unit 4, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.
Opening hours: 12 – 4pm Monday – Friday
Terroir Part 1, a photography exhibition by Tristan Hutchinson, will be exhibiting at Unit 4, as part of MART’s 4-month residency at Dublin City Arts Office exhibition space on James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. Opening Thursday 25th April at 6pm, the exhibition will run until Wednesday 1st May.
Terroir is an intended look at the transformation of community as reflected by the marks and traces upon the land that remain after various processes of industry and migration. Whilst geographically-rooted in specific landscapes, an intended ambiguity running through the work feeds into notions of fictive anonymity, exploring multi-locality, personal and shared experiences, and folkloristic interpretations of ‘landscape’.
For more information, please visit: www.mart.ie/events/2013/unit-4
3rd – 25th May | Opening: 3rd May at 6pm – 10pm
White Lady Art Gallery,14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The White Lady Art Gallery presents Third World, a duo exhibition of affordable and collectable street art on mixed media by artists Marca Mix and Kathrina “KIN” Rupit.
This exhibition will be a showcase of new work from street artists Marca Mix (South Africa) and Kathrina “KIN” Rupit (Mexico). It will run for the first three weeks in May, with the usual craic at the opening with music from CAUSE and EFFECT.
These two artists will explore what it means to be from a third world country – or in the case of Mexico, a former third world country – and the impact street art can have on the lives and culture of its people.
12th – 31st May
Reception: 1st May at 7.15pm at Axis Ballymun
‘Be Inspired’ cordially invites you to the Launch of ‘Be Inspired – Northside Arts Trail’. A drinks reception shall be held at Axis Ballymun on Wednesday 1st May at 7.15pm. Be Inspired – Northside Arts Trail is an arts series running from 12th-31st May 2013. The trail highlights key theatre, music and visual art events happening across North Dublin; produced by Coláiste Dhúlaigh and Near Media Co-op. We are anticipating the Lord Mayor or the Deputy Mayor to officially commence the launch. The launch will be held in conjunction with Axis Ballymun’s showing of ‘Eternal Rising of The Sun’ showing at 8pm.
During the second half of May the general public is invited to enjoy numerous cultural events running across Dublin postal districts of 3, 5, 9, 13, 17. The trail highlights key theatre, music and visual art events happening across North Dublin; produced by Northside cultural centres & institutes. Events of ‘Be Inspired- Northside Arts Trail’ include: Printmaking Workshop and Open Studios as part of Visit 2013 in the Red Stables, Exhibition: ‘A Celebration of Colour’ in the John Nolan Gallery, several plays in the Axis theatre Ballymun, the Coolock Library Art Group Bealtaine Exhibition to name a few.
Full festival programme and further details can be found here: www.beinspired.ie
2nd – 23rd May | Launch: 2nd May at 6pm
The Culture Box, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5:30pm, Sat: 11am– 5:30pm
hybrid invites you to experience the possibilities of genetic mutations in a delicate and fantastical world. Wire, skins, furs, bell jars, pencil, ink and textiles are implemented to create hybrid – a world where humans and animals fuse together and co-exist. This exhibition is an exploration of possible genetic mutations through 3D animal hybrids, illustration and textile design.
Ideas of experimentation, evolution and preservation are explored by three artists: Carol Mahon, Georgina O’Hanlon and Joy McGovern. Each artist creates a hybrid reality and probes the boundaries between the natural and fantastical by coalescing traditional mediums, such as pencil drawing and hand-stitching, with digital technique and manipulation.
This dynamic group show presents Mahon’s realistic and evocative illustrations; O’Hanlon’s otherworldly animal exploits together with McGovern’s dark skeleton and skull shapes which are reminiscent of a scientific laboratory.
Animals, humans and curious creatures are seen navigating unexpected and unusual surroundings, each featuring their own idiosyncrasies. Carol Mahon draws inspiration from film, fairytales and nature which are skilfully positioned against the backdrop of technology and concept. Georgina O’Hanlon uses a mixture of stylized and realistic elements to portray a world that is both familiar, as well as being an alternate reality. Joy McGovern creates a unique combination of animal features and skeleton forms to create her own animal hybrids. These 3D creatures are suspended and housed, individually, in bell jars.
This group show brings together three graduates from the National Collage of Art and Design (NCAD) who are all working and creating in their prospective fields.
2nd – 9th May | Opening: 2nd May at 6pm
The Complex, Benburb Street, Smithfield
Open daily 12-6, except Saturday 2-6, closed Sunday and Monday.
“In here it’s okay to talk to strangers”.
Stranger Stranger is a group exhibition of work by Masters students currently studying at NCAD. The idea of ‘stranger’ implies the context of a relationship; in order for there to be a stranger a community must exist for it to be apart from. The community of Stranger Stranger is formed by the peer support of the exhibiting artists whose practices are concerned with communications beyond the habitual, the activation of public encounters and inviting viewers to ask questions.
The Consideration of the Planets
25th April – 6th June
The Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Dublin based artist Patrick O’Reilly. Works include installations, bronzes, paintings and photography. Throughout his career, O’Reilly has often sought to look at the big questions by using dramatic props. By taking familiar objects, distorting them, making them from unusual materials or placing them in uncustomary situations the focus is shifted, sometimes shockingly, on an otherwise ordinary object. Once the viewer is placed outside the comfort zone the natural next step is to raise questions.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit: www.oliversearsgallery.com/exhibitions/patrick-o-reilly-the-consideration-of-the-planets/
Curated by Sorka Rae Healy
April 29th – May 10th
The Lab, Foley St., Dublin
“Art will never get out of its own ghetto until someone comes to need it. Among those who need it might be social movements that work toward solving the economic and political needs of societies all over the world. Unfortunately, these movements seem not to need artists to achieve their goals. Art needs to be reinvented…” Artur Zmijewski.
The poster as political trope occupies a unique place in the history of art and activism, from Rodchenko to Martha Rosler, from John Heartfield to Shepard Fairy, it is a recurring motif and a symbol of solidarity in the collective memory of political & social activists. Having been historically used by artists to elucidate socio-political concerns often depicting idealised progressive models of living (utopias) and collectivist ideals, the poster is a familiar tool in the activists tool box.
Artist Martina O’ Brien has produced a set of six posters for this exhibition as a response to her engagement with ‘Books of Grievance’, a set of twenty books depicting the hopes and grievances of the members of various Dublin-based Youth Groups, a project conceived and produced by ‘Spectacle of Defiance and Hope’. Artist Mick O’ Kelly has produced a textual response.
Resisting the institutionalisation or fetishisization of propaganda, and avoiding engagement with any specific political polemic, the exhibition is conceived to explore the agency and use-value of aesthetic engagement in the context of street protest.
30th April at 7pm
The Exchange, Upper Exchange St. Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Unit 1 is doubly honoured to present our second international exhibition, collaborative duo, Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson (Canada).
Couillard and Johnson will make a new live performance work, ‘Duorama #112’ in The Exchange, Upper Exchange St. Temple Bar, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 30th April at 7pm. Free admission, all welcome. Unit 1 aims to provide a supportive space for artists interested in making live performance and to provide an opportunity for audiences to experience new live performance. Please email any submissions, questions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org