March 31, 2017
Studio Incubation Residencies
Draíocht is delighted to announce Sarah Ward and Louis Haugh as the first two artists invited to participate in INCUBATE - a series of Studio Incubation Residencies designed to support young and emerging artists and curators in giving time and space to research and develop new work.
The next series of residencies take place late 2017 and early 2018.
The INCUBATE Residencies are for emerging, early career artists and curators (individual or small collective) who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, develop new work. Draíocht has a particular interest in artists and curators whose interests lie in one or more of the following:
- interdisciplinary practice;
- visual culture and new technologies;
- socially engaged and collaborative practices;
- visual arts practice for children and young people.
The Curator-in-Residence, Sharon Murphy will liaise with the artists and provide supports as required.
A fee of €300 will be available for each residency.
If you wish to be considered please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 2nd 2017:
A current CV (2 pages maximum); A covering letter detailing your interest in and intention for DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE including an artist statement, outline plan, details about the nature of your artistic practice and process and; Website and/or other links to your work and/or up to ten images of relevant work in jpeg format.
Further details from email@example.com
Closing Date for Applications: 02 June 2017
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March 29, 2017
Be an early bird and book before 07 April for these new season shows and get these great discounts!
MAY - DRAMA
My Real Life Starring Don Wycherley
FRI 19 MAY 8PM
Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €16
JUNE - DRAMA
Charlie’s a Clepto
FRI 02 JUN 8.15PM
Full price: €15 / Early Bird: €12
JUNE - MUSIC
Route 66 Big Band
SAT 10 JUN 8PM
Full price: €20 / Early Bird: €16
JUNE - DRAMA
SAT 17 JUN 8PM
Full price: €16 / Early Bird: €14
JUNE - FILM
Thelma & Louise
WED 28 JUN 7.30PM
Full price: €7.50 / Early Bird: €5
Tickets must be paid in full before 07 April 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
March 3, 2017
COLLAPSING HORSE – THEATRE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2016/2017
In February Collapsing Horse continued working with Draíocht’s very talented and dedicated D15 Youth Theatre. Last year we worked with puppetry and the idea that theatre is a combination of ‘illusion and the thing you can't fake’. This year, participants will be working with Choreographer, Liv O'Donoghue and Collapsing Horse Director, Dan Colley to explore movement, expression and storytelling. We'll be asking; What can be communicated through the movement of the body that can't be communicated through words? What does it feel like to dance and to watch people dancing? And how can we create beautiful, interesting and moving choreography ourselves?
This is all just the start of a year of activity which will include workshops for primary school students, rehearsals of our new show The Water Orchard, the beginnings of a Dance/Theatre piece for children and performances of Collapsing Hose shows from our repertoire.
The Collapsing Horse Draíocht Residency is supported by Fingal County Council and the Arts Council.
March 1, 2017
THEATREclub are looking for men to Volunteer to help tell women's stories as part of 'The Game', a play coming to Draiocht that explores the act of buying sex - the rules, the language and the power structures. It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences ... to register your interest in participating please email THEATREclub on firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent full details ... The Game comes to Draiocht on Sat 08 April 2017 8pm Tickets €18 / €16 conc from Box Office 01-8852622 or Online ... http://www.draiocht.ie/events/the_game
The Game explores the act of buying sex - the rules, the language and the power structures.
It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.
Five new men have volunteered each night. These men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do and they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.
All you have to do is watch.
The Game gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How we legislate makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution and sex work is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes.
Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia deFaoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.
Contains nudity, strong language, sexual references, violence and material that some may find disturbing.
This production is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaion and Mermaid Arts Centre.
THEATREclub are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.
MORE ... Irish Times Article 'I Want People to Come out of the theatre angry'
"Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent."
The Irish Times
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.
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