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: Ella Bertilsson & Ulla Juske, Robbie Blake, Emma Brennan, Mark Buckeridge, Cian Coady & Jessica Kelly Hannon, Gum Collective (Aaron Smyth, Alex de Roeck, Aimee Gallagher, Ciara O’Brien, Ciaran Gallen, Sadbh O’Brien, Sofya Mikhaylova, Stephen Lau), Sarah Farrell, Lisa Freeman with members of Dublin Youth Dance Company, Louis Haugh, Landing Collective (Aliina Lindroos & Moran Been-noon), Eve O’Callaghan.

Curated by Sharon Murphy.

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

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Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

Thu 1 Mar 2018 7pm-9pm First Floor Gallery

You are invited to the opening of

HOMESPUN
A Dublin 15 Young Voices Exhibition

Featuring Transition Year Students from Blakestown & Riversdale Community Schools who worked with Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Draíocht’s Artist in Residence Michael McLoughlin, from November 2017-February 2018.

Thursday 01 March 2018 from 7pm-9pm
First Floor Gallery, Draíocht

Exhibition continues until 21 April 2018

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 their home, be they from Cork, Warsaw or Tokyo and regardless of whether they live in apartments, houses or 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. It can be a great place … or sometimes not so great.

This exhibition is an exploration of sound, words and contemporary arts practice and features an opening night performance by the young people.

Draíocht’s Galleries are open Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm
Free Admission

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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.