Performance and Play Sessions | Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll—STRIKE YOUR OFFENDED SENSES: A modest exhibition of artistic frivolity

Performance and Play Sessions | Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll—STRIKE YOUR OFFENDED SENSES: A modest exhibition of artistic frivolity


26/06/2021 - 09/07/2021    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Pallas Projects/Studio
115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8, Dublin

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Meet at the Pallas Projects Gallery and the artists will guide you to a Performance site in The Liberties. Following this you will return to Pallas Gallery to take part in Play Sessions.

2 pm  ~ Saturday, 26th June

2 pm ~ Friday, 2nd July

2 pm ~ Saturday, 3rd July

2 pm ~ Friday, 9th July

Register here

The performance will take place within a 10 minute walk of Pallas Projects. Please dress for the weather as you will travel offsite. The duration of this event is approximately 90 minutes.

Stay tuned for the announcement of an extra special closing performance on Saturday 10th July.


Exhibition Strike your offended senses: A modest exhibition of artistic frivolity by Niamh Hannaford & Tara Carroll continues from Friday 25th June until Saturday 10th July.

Gallery open: 12–6pm Thursday–Saturday



Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll are two colourful friends who have come together to produce art that is vibrant, energetic and celebratory. Individually, and together, they have interdisciplinary practices which encompass performance, print, sculpture, installation, textiles and painting. Their work complements each other, as there are a number of parallels within both their mediums and concepts. Ideas discussed in their work include femininity, community, Irish history and the self.

Tara Carroll is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her art practice is predominantly performance, which transcends into other mediums such as textiles, installation, video and photography. Her artwork explores the fetish as a metaphorically enigmatic intersection of religion, mythology and sexuality. Tara has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Ireland in galleries such as BCA Gallery, The Complex, Mart, 126 Galway, An Táin and RHA. She received the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award from the Burren College of Art in 2019. She was also recently awarded a bursary from Kildare County Council to produce her new project ‘Art as Pilgrimage’.


Niamh Hannaford is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice is rooted in self-reflection which she visualises through a combination of self portraiture, spoken word and object making. By documenting and publishing herself she has found others keen to share similar stories of doubt, fear, and joy. It is this sharing of experience, and thus, promotion of mental wellbeing that deeply interests her. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally including the 189th RHA Annual Exhibition, The Art Market Budapest and the Fringe Festival. Niamh recently received funding from the Arts Council Professional Development Award.


Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of exhibitions taking place in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists’ talks, texts, workshops or performances, online events and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is funded by The Arts Council


Image: The show image is documenting the performance ‘Praising our Liffey water.’ Photography by Ishmael Claxton.

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