Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Yvonne McGuinness - Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Draíocht in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 3 Feb 2018 Ground Floor Gallery

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.
www.yvonnemcguinness.com

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

Curated by Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence 2017.

PLATFORM 2018

PLATFORM 2018

Early Career Artists, Curators And Collectives

Wed 21 Feb - Sat 31 Mar 2018 Ground Floor Gallery

PLATFORM 2018 is an exhibition and a series of associated events showcasing the work of emerging and early career artists who will use the Gallery as a playful, experimental and creative space. Using a wide range of visual media as well as sound, music, dance and food, PLATFORM provides an opportunity for the public to engage with artists, creatives and curators as they animate their ideas and practices.

Participating Artists, Curators And Creatives:
Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, Robbie Blake, Emma Brennan, Mark Buckeridge, Cian Coady, Gum Collective, Sarah Farrell, Lisa Freeman with Dublin Youth Dance Company, Louis Haugh, Landing Collective (Aliina Lindroos and Moran Been-noon), Eve O’Callaghan, Aideen Quirke.

Curated by Sharon Murphy.

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

HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

With Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Artist In Residence Michael McLoughlin

Thu 1 Mar - Sat 21 Apr 2018 First Floor Gallery

HOMESPUN is the culmination of a spoken word and poetry project which seeks to celebrate and give a public platform to the voices and experiences of young people who call Dublin 15 home. We have one of the largest populations of young people in the country for whom Dublin 15 is not the place of their birth, or their parents birth. There are children from Cork, from Warsaw, from Tokyo, there are children who live in apartments, houses, even hotels. There are young people, for whom their friends mean Home and for others, Home can only ever be where their family is. Home can be when you have beans on toast, it can be your diary, or where your granny is, it can be in the car, or in your earphones.

Beginning with explorative workshops and events in Mulhuddart Community Centre and with D15 Youth Theatre in Winter 2017, Colm began to talk and explore the notion of Home. Over January 2018, he will work more intensely with groups, in schools, with youth groups, through an intergenerational workshop in a nursing home, facilitating and collecting spoken word poems and writings across Dublin 15, with the same question, what does Home mean? In February Colm will begin to collaborate with contemporary artist Michael McLoughlin and a small group of young people. Inspired by the words, poetry and stories created by participants in Colm’s workshops, our young group will be introduced to the concepts of contemporary art and new media and presented with the challenge of how to transform an arts practice that is at its heart performance, onto the white walls of Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery. Facilitated by Michael, the group will begin to create soundscapes and film that interpret the thoughts, ideas and reality of the words of the original project participants.

The resulting exhibition will be an exploration of sound and contemporary arts practice informed by a collaboration between Michael McLoughlin, Colm Keegan and young people and children of Dublin 15.

The exhibition runs in tandem with our HOME THEATRE IRELAND project and is accompanied by a live public performance evening in Draíocht’s Main Auditorium on the opening night. A short film documentary and publication featuring some of the participants work will be available through Draíocht’s box office.

For further information on this project, contact sarah@draiocht.ie.