Limitless - Aoife Dunne

Limitless - Aoife Dunne

Fri 7 Jul - Sat 26 Aug 2017 Ground Floor Gallery

Limitless is an immersive digital installation by artist Aoife Dunne which focuses on her preoccupation with perfection and fear of inadequacy. She is interested in the relationship between costume and identity and the creation of large-scale environments. The artist moves fluidly between physical and digital worlds presenting her work with deliberate childlike playfulness and absurdity.  In this piece, Aoife creates a video game and recreates the 2D game environment in the physical, allowing the viewer to enter the work. Limitless explores the desire to continuously recreate oneself in a never-ending cycle of self-construction driven by self-critique.
Aoife Dunne is an award winning artist and recent graduate in Fine Art Media from NCAD. Outside of the studio, Aoife works as a Creative Director and Stylist, the experience of which strongly influences her practice.

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DRAÍOCHT@NIGHT   FRI 07 JUL  7PM-10PM   18+
Draíocht@Night presents a Summer Evening’s Extravaganza where Aoife Dunne brings the world of her exhibition 'Limitless' to life for one unforgettable party of visual art, contemporary dance, music, spectacle and fashion! We are delighted to announce Meta Perceptual Helmets by Cleary Connolly and Neil McKenzie and Visual Artists Kate O'Loughlin, Ciaran Gallen, Sadbh O'Brien, Evan Bech and Martina Menegon, who will present their works in the First Floor Gallery. Draíocht@Night is co-curated by Aoife Dunne (Artist) and Sharon Murphy (Draíocht Curator in Residence) with choreography curated by Mariam Ribón, Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC).

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Sat 8 Jul - Sat 26 Aug 2017 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our Ground & First Floor Galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children. From 8 July-26 August you can experience LIMITLESS by artist Aoife Dunne.

Just ask at the Box Office for a Rainy Days Page, which will give you ideas and games to help you and your child while away an arty hour or so in our Gallery spaces.  You will also receive paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and cushions, if you prefer a bit of comfort!.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

A Collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland

Sat 2 Sep 2017 10.30AM-4.30PM // FREE

Are you aged 13-18 Years?
Come to Draíocht Blanchardstown on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and try a FREE workshop of your choice to share YOUR thoughts about the arts with us!
Young people have something important to say and we want to hear it!

You can choose from one of these 4 Workshops:
Spoken Word / Stop Motion / Dance / Comic Book Creation
Free Lunch Provided.

Fill in a participation form now and return to Draiocht by Wednesday 30th August.

This event is a collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland. The Creative Ireland Programme is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. This culture-based programme is designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing by enabling creativity for all citizens. We want YOU to share YOUR THOUGHTS about the arts and what you would like to see happen WITHIN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY by taking part in a FUN, FREE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE on 2ND September here in Draíocht. So please fill in and return a Participation Form by 30th August and come on the day with an open mind and your own opinion.

To find out more, please email sarah@draiocht.ie

Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies who go the whole hog!

In association with Access Cinema
Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

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Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 6PM / Ages 8+ Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 55 mins

An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+. 
There is the story of a little boy whose lifelong dream of living in the sea with his fishy friends is rewarded through persistence, technical experimentation and the art of beachcombing. An Australian-Japanese family learn to cope with their differences through ingenious edible artworks. We have a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Did I put the cat out?”. Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea…
Most of these films are dialogue free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, in one film subtitles are used to assist those of us whose Japanese language skills are minimal. Or non-existent.

In association with Access Cinema
Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

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The Farthest (2017)

The Farthest (2017)

Culture Night Free Screening / 8PM / PG

Fri 22 Sep 2017 8PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 121 mins

Is it humankind's greatest achievement? 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our solar system and entering the void of deep space. It is the first manmade object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations. It could be the only thing to mark our existence. Perhaps someday an alien will find it and wonder.
In this powerful, poetic and cinematic feature documentary, The Farthest celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness - an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the human imagination.

Cert: PG (contains some news archive disaster footage)
Language: English  Dur: 121 mins  Writer & Director: Emer Reynolds
In association with Access Cinema
Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

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"Emer Reynolds’ new film is simply stunning. More than merely a story about the Voyager Space Mission, it’s about the team, the ambition and the dream. " Gráinne Humphreys, ADIFF 2017

I am Baba

I am Baba

Anna Newell

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct 2017 Draíocht Studio // FREE // Dur: 20-30 mins

Help us in the creation of a new theatre show – especially for babies! Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) is a theatre director who makes shows for babies. She works with composer David Goodall and shows that they have made together for babies have been seen off-Broadway and in South Africa as well as all over Ireland and the UK. They are making a new show called ‘I AM BABA’ for the four Dublin Local Authority areas this year and it may very well be the first ever babyshow made in Dublin!
Whenever they make a babyshow, they invite babies and their adult guest into rehearsals to be their creative consultants. We would love your involvement to make this happen!

Anna is now looking for some tiny experts to help the development of this piece at Draíocht! She needs babies aged 0-12 months (each of whom can bring one adult guest) to come along to an informal session. There’s no charge to be involved but capacity is limited to 6 babies per session, so booking is essential through Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

30 Minute Development Sessions (Please note these sessions are being filmed & photographed for publicity purposes):
TUE 10 OCT 11AM
WED 11 OCT  11AM & 12PM
THU 12 OCT 11AM & 12PM
FRI 13 OCT  11AM                            

20 Minute Shows (No filming or photography):
SAT 14 OCT 10AM, 11AM, 12NOON

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I AM BABA is commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region. Exploring and Thinking is an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. It is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration which supports innovative and ambitious local authority collaborations. I AM BABA is presented by Anna Newell in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.