HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project
NOV 2017- FEB 2018
We invite teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools in Dublin 15 to apply to be part of HOMESPUN, a spoken word, poetry and performance project, with award winning poet Colm Keegan and Visual Artist Micheal McLoughlin.
Over Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring 2018, Colm Keegan will engage pupils in writing poetry about their place and their home, complementing Draíocht’s theatre project, ‘Home Theatre Ireland’. This is a project about encouraging, supporting and acknowledging the voice of our younger citizens. The project will culminate in a live performance and exhibition in Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery space in Spring 2018.
If you are interested in your school taking part in this project please contact email@example.com or on 01 8098029 for an application form by Friday 29nd September 2017.
Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition
Draíocht in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office
‘Holding ground where the wood lands’
Draíocht, in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office, is delighted to announce a new commission from visual artist Yvonne McGuinness for the 11th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall. McGuinness’ practice encompasses performance, video, photography, sewing, writing, sculpture and context-specific installations. She has an interest in embodied experience of place and in re-imagining the everyday by devising projects that create dynamic moments of connection to place and community. Her work is immersive, collaborative and is often a catalyst to generate other narratives for its participants.
For this commission, McGuinness will work with a culturally diverse group of local young people from D15's Foroige, exploring themes of identity, place and their connection to it. This collaboration during the autumn months will result in a site-specific performance and film installation to be shown in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery - itself a two-way mirror between ‘the art world’ and ‘the real world’
Amharc Fhine Gall (Fingal Gaze) is an annual exhibition funded by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, in collaboration with Draíocht. The exhibition was initiated in 2004 to provide a platform for visual artists from or living in Fingal. Yvonne McGuinness grew up in Portmarnock, Co Fingal.
Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.
Curated by Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence 2017.
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Alice in Wonderland – SOLD OUT
Coolmine Panto Group
Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family.
FRI 05 7.30PM
SAT 06 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 07 1PM & 5.30PM
WED 10 7.30PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE €15)
THU 11 7.30PM / FRI 12 7.30PM
SAT 13 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 14 1PM & 5.30PM
THU 18 7.30PM / FRI 19 7.30PM
SAT 20 2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 21 2PM
Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622. All tickets for this performance are €15.
Meet Your Seat - Video
Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes
JAN – MAR 2018
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.
Please book with Sarah, e: email@example.com or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher.
Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation
SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE
COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour
Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.
The Creative Crèche Programme - Spring 2018
Artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson will work with two Dublin 15 pre-schools, Barnardo’s in Mulhuddart and Oakridge Pre-school to explore and respond to the smells and sounds that have come from Yvonne McGuinness’ Ground Floor Exhibition ‘Holding ground where the wood lands’.
Tree barks, wood smells, picnics, crunchy leaves … oh what we will make and create.
If you are a crèche, playschool or Montessori in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in our future Creative Crèche Programmes, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01 8098029 for further information.
D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2018
JAN – MAR 2018
Throughout this term, D15 Youth Theatre will work on investigating new ideas and horizons. Along with working with Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse, over the February mid-term and film-maker Kilian Waters, we plan to push out of our workshop space and engage with some of our national institutions with a visit to Collins Barracks and IMMA as well as engaging with Draíocht’s Incubate Artists to see and respond to contemporary art.
Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas. If you would like to find out more about D15YT please get in touch with email@example.com or on 01 8098029 for further information.