Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017

January 10, 2017


Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017
MON 6 - FRI 10 MAR 2017


Draíocht is once again delighted to invite students from Dublin 15 secondary schools to apply for our one week work experience programme in March.

The week long programme promises to be an engaging experience for anyone with an interest in Visual Arts. With a concentration on artists, galleries, exhibitions and curatorship, students will get the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, through encounters with artists and arts professionals. Places on this programme are limited. To apply, you must be available for the selected week (6-10 March 2017), be from a D15 secondary school, currently in Transition Year and complete an Application Form that demonstrates a general interest in the arts.

Application forms will be available through your school or by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie

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Studio Incubation Residencies For Artists 2017/2018

January 9, 2017



NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE VISUAL ARTS 2017-2021
Draíocht has recently created a new strategic framework for the visual arts for the next three years which includes the following features:

- a curated approach to programming the visual arts
- a commitment to ensure that visual arts programming within Draíocht (or led by it) takes close cognisance of the demography of Dublin 15 and the social context within which we work
- an openness to the changing nature of the visual arts and to increased inter- disciplinary practice.

The programme will be officially launched in Spring 2017 when full details will be announced. For now, read a brief outline from Sharon Murphy, Draíocht’s Curator-in-Residence 2017 and contact Sharon on sharon@draiocht.ie for further information.

Studio Incubation Residencies For Artists 2017/2018
We are delighted to announce five short-term incubation residencies at Draíocht Studio for emerging artists whose practice will embody and enrich our ‘new directions’ vision. Priority will be given to young and emerging artists who wish to research and develop new work and whose interests lie in one or more of the following areas: interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.

Artists will have free use of Draíocht’s Studio for a period of 5-8 weeks and will be paid an honorarium and will be able to avail of mentoring from the Curator in Residence, the Artist in Residence and members of the Draíocht team as required.

Closing date for application 5pm 24 Feb 2017. 

For briefing document and application process email sharon@draiocht.ie

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Sharon Murphy Curator in Residence 2017

January 6, 2017

Sharon Murphy will be Draíocht’s Curator-in-Residence 2017 having recently received an Arts Council Visual Arts Curatorial Award. Her interests as Curator focus on the centrality of art within the lives of young people; the intersections between youth culture and visual culture; and the relationship between the visual and the performative. She sees Draíocht’s Galleries not only as places to show work but also as creative social spaces.

Her residency will explore models of practice and programming in the visual arts that engage and animate the Dublin 15 community, especially its culturally diverse and young population.


The outline programme for 2017 will include:

- A year-long residency by artist Michael McLoughlin
- A children’s commission
- An inaugural visual culture season
- A public commission involving artists from Fingal and supported by Fingal County Council.

Sharon is an independent visual art curator and photographer based in Dublin. She holds an MA in Modern Drama, a BA in Fine Art Photography and was the Irish recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme (UK) 2007/2008.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE VISUAL ARTS 2017-2021
Draíocht has recently created a new strategic framework for the visual arts for the next five years which includes the following features:

- a curated approach to programming the visual arts
- a commitment to ensure that visual arts programming within Draíocht (or led by it) takes close cognisance of the demography of Dublin 15 and the social context within which we work
- an openness to the changing nature of the visual arts and to increased inter- disciplinary practice.

The programme will be officially launched in Spring 2017 when full details will be announced. 

For further information, contact sharon@draiocht.ie

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Early Bird - Book Before 07 January 2017

December 15, 2016

BE AN EARLY BIRD AND BOOK BEFORE 07 JANUARY 2017 FOR THESE NEW SEASON SHOWS AND GET THESE GREAT DISCOUNTS!



FEBRUARY - DRAMA
The Humours of Bandon
THU 23 FEB  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - COMEDY
Doomdah - Foil, Arms and Hog
THU 02 MAR  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €15

MARCH - DRAMA
Jane Eyre An Autobiography
FRI 03 MAR  8PM 
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - DRAMA
To Hell In a Handbag
FRI 10 MAR  8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16

MARCH - COMEDY
Edwin Sammon Vs Cancer
FRI 31 MAR  8.15PM  €14 / €12 conc
Full price: €14 / Early Bird: €10

Tickets must be paid in full before 07 January 2017 to avail of these Early Bird Offers.

A maximum of 6 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
Not applicable to group bookings.
BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622

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Draiocht Christmas Opening Hours

December 12, 2016

Draiocht Christmas Opening Hours

Draiocht & Betelnut Cafe Christmas Opening Hours 2016/2017 - Box Office, Betelnut Cafe & Draiocht Galleries:

We will be closing at 6pm on Friday 23 December ... Online Booking Open throughout Christmas ...


Open as usual until Friday 23 Dec, 10am-6pm.

Sat 24 Dec – Tues 27 Dec, Closed

Wed 28 Dec - Fri 30 Dec, Open from 11am-4pm

Sat 31 Dec – Mon 2 Jan, Closed

Tues 3 January onwards, open as normal, 10am-6pm, Mon to Sat.

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