Works from the Graphic Studio - Members from Fingal

Works from the Graphic Studio - Members from Fingal

To mark its 60th Anniversary

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 15 Jan 2021 First Floor Gallery

COVID GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

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Image  Niamh Flanagan 'the lost villages'

MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Fri 18 Sep - Fri 15 Jan 2021 Ground & First Floor Galleries

COVID GALLERY OPENING HOURS

New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

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Members from Fingal

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MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.

It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

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MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

MAKing Art: PRINTing - Virtual Tour for Families

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


Now you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery, telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping us to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheets, created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own home, in your own time. It's full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your children in a fun and easy way.


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Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


From your very own classroom you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping your pupils to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheets, created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your pupils.
The Virtual Tour is full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your pupils in a fun and easy way that can be used to talk about other art works or exhibitions.

If you would like visit an exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers, and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way. Contact paula@draiocht.ie or call on 01 8098029.


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  • Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools video
Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021


Your exam class can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created Leaving Certificate preparation support tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing

Artist and facilitator Bridget Flannery will walk exam students through the gallery, allowing them to gain an understanding of the curatorial process, installation considerations, and key messages of the art works. Students will see and hear about featured works, techniques and inspirations behind the works. The tour will focus on two artworks, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques.

There is also a free downloadable worksheet (coming soon), helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your students.

If you would like to visit in exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way.
Contact paula@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.

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#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Wed 6 - Sun 31 Jan 2021

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!
Enjoy! 

 

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

With Genevieve Harden

Wed 6 - Sun 31 Jan 2021

Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you create your own Animation Set, complete with backdrop, props and a mini photo of yourself in the middle of all the action, on your dream day. First a brainstorm to draw your perfect sketched background painting. Maybe a Hot Air Balloon Adventure? Maybe a Beach Scene? Or maybe a Giant Ladybird and lots of Giant Flowers? Enjoy drawing and painting your backdrop and adding in objects into your scene. Gen shows us how to make a ladybird from plasticine to complete her adventure. You could carry on this idea and make your own stop motion movie afterwards.  

Enjoy!

Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

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Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland

Wed 6 - Sun 31 Jan 2021

Genevieve will show you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. Then you can either keep your animal, or return it to the wild!

Enjoy some Downloadable Activity Sheets by Artist Alan Nolan

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen - Extended Run

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen - Extended Run

Presented by Verdant Productions

Fri 8 - Sun 31 Jan 2021 2PM ONLINE // €12 per device/household

From the greatest storyteller in the world, comes Thumbelina, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid and many more, in this one-hour fantastical journey made for all the family to enjoy together. These stories have stood the test of time for generations. Now is the time to surround ourselves with great stories with music, songs, dancing and maybe even a love story.

Starring Brian Gilligan (The Commitments, The Lion King, Once The Musical) / Rachel O’Connell (The Young Offenders, Eclipsed) / Daithi O’Donnell (Ros na Rún) / Kelly-Marie Ní Cheallaigh (Copper Face Jacks The Musical).
Directed & Choreographed by Debbie Kiernan. Set Design Vincent Bell. Costume Design Nicola Burke. Lighting Design Eamon Fox

FAQ’s

- Please note tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable after purchase.
- €12 per device. One device per booking.
- A password protected link will be emailed to you at 1.30pm on your chosen date, giving you access until Midnight to watch as many times as you like.
- Do not click on the link in the email more than 3 times, to avoid being locked out. 
- Box Office Technical Support is available from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and 1.30pm-3.30pm at weekends, by email at boxoffice@draiocht.ie  If you wish to view the show outside of these times, we suggest you try your show link during these times on your chosen device to ensure it is working. It’s important that you test the link with the device on which you wish to view the show.
- If you would like to see this presentation on your television, you can connect your chosen streaming device (Laptop, PC, Tablet or Mobile), with a suitable cable to your television and then mirror your devices screen.  When you click the show link from your email, what you see on your device will be mirrored on your television.  If you are using a phone or a tablet you will need some form of adapter to HDMI/VGA which are widely available.
- IMPORTANT: Do not share your show access code! Your code can be used by your device only. Multiple usage of the code by different IP addresses will result in users being locked out of the show.


This production has been grant aided by the 'Live Entertainment Fund' from The Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture. Sport & The Gaeltacht

Chance to Dance

Chance to Dance

With Jess Rowell & Create Dance featuring Traces Dance Ensemble

Fri 22 Jan 2021 5PM ONLINE // FREE

Join us for the launch of this dance film project with Draíocht’s Create Dance members featuring dancers from Traces Dance Ensemble Co. Waterford. A film which explores and captures the power of communication through movement and the exchange of gestures between dancers in space and on camera. Directed by Jess Rowell and captured by film artist Conor Donelan. 

Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht was supported by The Arts Council, with additional funding provided by Fingal County Council.

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Cancelled - The Secrets of Primrose Square

Cancelled - The Secrets of Primrose Square

Pat Moylan Productions. Written by Claudia Carroll

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jan 2021 8PM ONLINE // €12 per device/household

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

Between Us There Is ...

Between Us There Is ...

With Jess Rowell & Brian McSweeney

Fri 29 Jan 2021 5PM ONLINE // FREE

Join us for the launch of this short film featuring dance artist and project director Jess Rowell and Brian McSweeney from Traces Dance Ensemble Co Waterford, with an original sound score written by Dublin based composer Stefan French, filmed by film artist Conor Donelan, with lighting design by Eamon Fox.

A new collaborative dance work, originally created for stage adapted for film, which explores and captures the beauty of distance, connectivity and the unique 13 year movement relationship between these two dancers.

Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht was supported by The Arts Council, with additional funding provided by Fingal County Council.

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The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

Starring Ciarán Rosney & his 5 Piece Band

Thu 11 Feb 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

J and C Promotions is proud to present ‘Gentle on My Mind, The Glen Campbell Story’, starring master guitarist and well known country music personality, Ciarán Rosney. Joining Ciarán is his 5 piece band, featuring such well known musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel O'Donnell) and fiddle player extraordinaire Denise Boyle.

With state of the art video projection and lighting, the show will take you on a truly amazing journey with some of Glen Campbells best known hits, from 'Rhinestone Cowboy' to 'Wichita Lineman' and unique to this show will be Ciarán's unrivalled interpretation of Glen's guitar playing abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 11th Feb 2021 (FROM 30 APRIL).
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.


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Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

With Clive Barnes

Fri 12 Feb 2021 8.15PM Main Auditorium // €15

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year. Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John's management company Twenty First Artists.  Luan has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album 'Never Say Goodbye', (released February 2020). The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes. 
www.luanparle.com

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 12 Feb (from 16 Apr & 11 Sep).
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.​

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"Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well." The Herald

Cancelled: Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Cancelled: Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Fri 12 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

We are really sad to inform customers that this event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

Dirtbirds - No Filters
  • Friends Special Price Event

Dirtbirds - No Filters

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Nov 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €24 / €22 conc

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.)

So.. if you need answers to questions like:
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse?
How do I learn to love my muffin top?
When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal?
… then this is definitely the show for you. (Perfect women not allowed in)

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 5th & Sat 6th November 2021 (from 5th March). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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"Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories." The Independent

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first- hand experience of life’s challenges." The Times