Jackie Ryan Reviews the Exhibition Making Art: Painting

April 10, 2019

10 April 2019

A glowing review from Jackie Ryan Art ... thanks so much!

'Draíocht is a jewel in Fingal County Council’s crown, one of two flagship arts venues in the county ... The audience of Draíocht are indeed lucky to get to see these works together; a rare glimpse into the best of contemporary Irish painting ... It really shines here in Draíocht, as if it was destined to be viewed here, among the youngest population in Europe.' ...
Read the full review here ... https://jackieryanart.com/making-art/


MAKing Art: PAINTing
THU 14 MAR - SAT 18 MAY 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Paintings by Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill & Liz Rackard
Ground Floor Gallery
Paintings from the Collection of The Arts Council
First Floor Gallery

Curated by Sharon Murphy

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

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Our Place Our Stories -  6 Artist Partners Announced

April 10, 2019


OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES is a project which facilitates a collaboration between 6 leading artists and 6 key communities of interest in Dublin 15, under the artistic directorship of Veronica Coburn (Home Theatre Ireland; Hallelujah!, Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir).
We are thrilled to announce our 6 artist partners: Shaun Dunne, FeliSpeaks, Dylan Coburn Gray, Colm Keegan, Junk Ensemble and Jody O’Neill. (pictured above)

Supported as part of the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, with additional funding being provided by Fingal County Council, this project will take place in 2019, culminating on Culture Night, Friday 20 September 2019. With the emphasis for participants on articulation rather than performance, each outcome will be recorded with live performances facilitated if the group decides that. The Culture Night programme will include a screening of the Project documentary and the recorded participant performances. It will also include live performance of new 10 minute works created by each artist in response to their group. 

Each group will work through a variety of performing art forms and each will focus on a different community of place or interest. Because of the young demographic of Dublin 15 and Draíocht's subsequent commitment to this age group, two groups will be made up of young people (14yrs +). Each group will explore what stories they need and want to tell and how those stories can be told to ensure they achieve their full potential when they meet their audiences in their communities and in Draíocht.

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES, is about facilitating people in an exploration of themes that are relevant to them, to recognise their uniqueness, their shared experiences and to see their community in a way they wouldn’t have done before.

Further information: emer@draiocht.ie

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Home Theatre (Ireland) ... Documentary

April 8, 2019

Filmed and Edited by Arcade Film, we are so delighted to share our Home Theatre (Ireland) Documentary with you.​


Home Theatre (Ireland) ...
Our Place. Our Stories
On Saturday 6th October 2018, something amazing happened in Dublin 15.

30 brand new pieces of theatre, Written, Performed & Directed by 47 professional Theatre Artists, inspired by 30 Dublin 15 Stories were performed simultaneously all across Dublin 15 in 30 Homes, 3 times each, on the one night, totalling 90 Performances to over 1000 people. 11 Filmmakers captured all 30 shows. A selection of 24 of the plays then transferred to Draíocht's Main Stage as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, 10-13 Oct.

Theatre Artists Included:
Amanda Azams, Clare Barrett, Robbie Blake, Bryan Burroughs, Cathal Cleary, Annabelle Comyn, Dylan Coburn Gray, Jeda De Bri, Finbar Doyle, Shaun Dunne, Shadaan Felfeli, Fionn Foley, Sorcha Fox, Gavin Fullam, Liam Halligan, Nancy Harris, Eamonn Hunt, Roisin Ingle, Philip Judge, Sonya Kelly, Deirdre Kinahan, Gavin Kostick, Lauren Larkin, Ruth Lehane, Louise Lewis, Louise Lowe, Marc Mac Lochlainn, Sharon Mannion, Megan McDonnell, Fiona McGeown, Paul Mercier, Conall Morrison, John Morton, Colin Murphy, Elaine Murphy, Little John Nee, Eva O'Connor, Mary O'Driscoll, Natalya O'Flaherty, Felicia Olusanya, Jody O'Neill, Claire O'Reilly, Duke Special, Tom Swift, Neil Watkins, Ali White, Emma Willis.

Artistic Director: Veronica Coburn
Filmed and Edited by Arcade Film

Home Theatre (Ireland) was supported by an Arts Council Open Call Award. Additional funding was provided by Creative Fingal, Fingal County Council’s Creative Ireland programme.
Based on an original idea by Marcus Vinicius Faustini (Brazil) & Kerry Kyriacos Michael (UK)

Read more: https://www.draiocht.ie/events/home-theatre

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Platform 2019 - Artist Seeks Photographers

April 7, 2019

Ashling Smith is Draíocht’s Inaugural (2018) Creative Digital Media Graduate Award Winner, in association with the Technological University Dublin, Blanchardstown. The Creative Digital Media Graduate Award is open to the graduating students from the Creative Digital Media degree programme at TUD and is selected by Fiach MacConghail, CEO Digital Hub Development Agency. The Award includes a 6 week studio residency and a commission and solo exhibition, as part of PLATFORM 2019 at Draíocht.

For Ashling Smith's exhibition during PLATFORM 2019, she is looking for project participants who are photographers. For this commission, Smith will explore memories and reflections via the family's analogue film photo album.

This project explores the narratives of those who grew up before the digital world and have memories of photographs within their homes and around them. It looks into the lives of film photographers and photo enthusiasts who go to great lengths to get the perfect photograph and the meaning it has to them. It also looks into the many that would not have had as much access to a photograph of themselves as we do now. This project reflects on the true meaning behind a photograph and the purpose that many have forgotten.

Participants Ashling is looking for:

- Professional Photographers (Digital or Film)
- Film photographers with experience with Darkrooms
- Film photographers that have experience with street photography + Portraiture
- Photography enthusiasts who have stories about their favourite photographers
- Experimental Photographers

If you feel you fit the narrative of this project, please contact Ashling Smith directly at hello@ashlingsmith.ie
Deadline: Friday 12 April 2019

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