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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01 8098029 for further information.
Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative - Jan-March 2018
Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists
MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018
This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create and perform, to dance and move, and to play and squash clay. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.
Clay In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in-depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3-dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops, the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D models with fine textured detail applied. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.
Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Infants: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
2nd Class+: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 1.5 hours
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!
Dance In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
Artist: Antje O Toole
Leap like a frog, scurry like a mouse, strut like a peacock. Facilitator Antje will introduce pupils to the wonderful world of dance and movement through the use of animals and how they move and shake. The workshop will encourage your pupils to think about dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way, to have fun responding to music, to enjoy swinging your arms, bobbing your head and expressing themselves through the freedom of movement and dance.
Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 02 FEBRUARY 2018 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.
The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email email@example.com
Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole
Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with dance, then fairytales and finally storytelling. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.
Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole
TUE 30 JAN
10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM
Dur: 45 mins
Bop, sway, jump, roll, wiggle, Antje will explore dance and music with your child and how they naturally respond to sounds and music in a free joyful and explorative way.
Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera
In Collaboration with D15 Youth Theatre
With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions
TUE 30 JAN / TUE 06 FEB / TUE 13 FEB 7PM-9PM
& SAT 24 FEB 10.30AM-4PM
COURSE FEE: €15 Age Range: 14-18 Years
Places limited. Early Booking Advised on 01-8852622
This short course is the perfect introduction to practical filmmaking and gives the opportunity to collaborate with other young creatives. Kilian Waters will guide participants through the main areas of filmmaking, culminating in the production of live action shorts, written for and featuring D15 Youth Theatre members. These collaborative and fun workshops will allow Youth Theatre members to feature in a film, while allowing you to explore everything that happens behind the camera lens and to gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making film, from story, to script to screen. If you are interested in writing, directing, how to generate stories, camera or sound work, or how to cast and communicate with actors, this course is for you! Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.
Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Sarah on 01-8098029 or firstname.lastname@example.org in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.
Reeling in the Showband Years – SOLD OUT
It’s Back, it’s Bigger & it’s Better!
Go back in time to this magical era and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock and more. Joining Ronan will be Ireland’s greatest voice, Red Hurley singing all his great hits. Also brother and Sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tribute to all things Showband. Also the big sound of The Conquerors Showband and Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Gina from The Champions, and a surprise hit from last year, Dave Lawlor, complete this super line up.