30 Years Artists Places

30 Years Artists Places

Celebrating 30 years of local authority provision for the arts

Thu 12 Jan - Sat 25 Mar 2017 Ground & First Floor Galleries

One of the most significant exhibitions of Irish artists in recent years, 30 Years, Artists, Places marks 30 years since Local Authorities embarked on providing for the arts locally, featuring 30 artists and 30 places.

Renowned artists such as Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, John Kindness, Norah McGuiness, Sean McSweeney, Sean Lynch and John Shinnors alongside emerging artists Cora Cummins, Cleary Connolly, Lisa Fingleton, Jenny Brady, Vanessa Lopez and David Stephenson and many others feature in the exhibition, which is being funded by The Arts Council.

The collection speaks of places, people and home which reflect upon local authority arts development as just that, of a place and of a people, of rural and urban Ireland, of home in a changing island where we are bold with new ideas but rooted in our past.

The exhibition is a must see, not just for the extraordinary line up of Irish artists but for the stories of how each work came to be purchased, commissioned or acquired by local authorities. Therein lies the real narrative; the quiet, genuine and imaginative support for Irish artists demonstrated by our local government for the past 30 years.

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

Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017

Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Draíocht is once again delighted to invite students from Dublin 15 secondary schools to apply for our one week work experience programme in March.

The week long programme promises to be an engaging experience for anyone with an interest in Visual Arts. With a concentration on artists, galleries, exhibitions and curatorship, students will get the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, through encounters with artists and arts professionals. Places on this programme are limited. To apply, you must be available for the selected week (6-10 March 2017), be from a D15 secondary school, currently in Transition Year and complete an Application Form that demonstrates a general interest in the arts.

Application forms will be available through your school or by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie