Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

APR-AUG 2020

Mon 2 Mar - Tue 30 Jun 2020 // FREE

PLEASE NOTE: Draiocht will remain closed until 20 April 2020.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Come and pick up Draíocht’s new Children’s Gallery Guide (free from Draíocht’s Creative Corner during opening hours) to help you and your family explore our exhibitions and building at your own pace and in your own time. Help yourself to our chalk boards, packs and large floor cushions! Look around the building, talk about the artwork, draw with the viewfinder, play a game of I Spy in the gallery!

This gallery guide was designed and created with generous support from Creative Fingal’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 programme, an initiative of Creative Ireland, in collaboration with Kotryna Kotoviciute from TU Dublin Blanchardstown’s, Creative Digital Media Degree course. Draíocht’s Creative Corner was designed by Artist Andrew Carson.

MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Wed 25 Mar - Sat 30 May 2020 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, was due to be opened on 25 March by Professor Kevin Rafter, Chair, The Arts Council. It includes the work of 20 artists across two distinct exhibitions whose practice is rooted in printmaking. The installation is in mid-flow and we look forward to opening it later in the season.

In the meantime, we are delighted to feature the work of the artists online.
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New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

Ground Floor Gallery
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Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal

First Floor Gallery

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.

MAKing Art PRINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for children and young people facilitated by participating artists and Draíocht’s Artist team.

Image: Aoife Scott



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Family Day: Unpack, Reuse And Stamp

Family Day: Unpack, Reuse And Stamp

Sat 25 Apr 2020 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Aoife Scott prints onto plastic, using plastic and creates beautiful 3D work. Meet Aoife and be inspired by her ideas of recycling and re-using materials through art. We will use some non-traditional printing materials, creating stamps from plastic packaging to make prints of our own.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone 01-8852622

Family Day: Magic Monoprint

Family Day: Magic Monoprint

Sat 16 May 2020 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Printing is a kind of magic, with an instant cause and effect. Using colours, inks, lines and rollers, come and feel this messy magic yourself, explore the exhibition and meet the artist Margot Galvin. Learn about her work and be inspired to create some prints of your own.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone 01-8852622

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 20 May 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. Draíocht in association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the May Film Tour here on 20 May, a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. Stay tuned for updates on this Special Film Screening and we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate creativity in older age with us during May. Tickets are free and early booking is advised.

In Association with Access Cinema

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AMPLIFY

AMPLIFY

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2020 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Amplify is a devised piece of work arising out of a 9 month collaboration with writer and actor Sorcha Fox, Coolmine, Ashleigh House addiction recovery centre in Damastown, D15 and Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

Funded by CREATE, through the Artist in the Community Scheme with additional funding provided by Draíocht,  ‘Amplify’ comes from and belongs to the women in recovery in Ashleigh House. Come join us for these very special performances, set in the ‘Feedback Café’  and which had its genesis in the Home Theatre (Ireland) project when Sorcha met Rachel and other women in recovery.

The Toddler Takeover 2020 – For Ages 1-5 Years

The Toddler Takeover 2020 – For Ages 1-5 Years

A big event celebrating the creative lives of very young children

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020 WED 10 JUN 10.30AM-12.30PM / THU 11 JUN 10AM-3PM // €0-€5

BOOKING OPENS 5TH MAY 2020, 10AM
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Toddler Takeover’ in the subject field.

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This is Draíocht’s 6th Toddler Takeover event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts.

This year we explore the wonderful and curious elements of earth, air, fire and water; finding the gooey beauty of clay and earth, the airy movement of dancers, gravity's ups and downs, the awesomeness of rainbow light and its sound, with mini footprints, small hidden worlds and big fun. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on Tue 5th May 2020, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).

WED 10 JUN 10.30AM-12.30PM – SENSORY FRIENDLY
Leading on from the success of last year, this year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited capacity. Events and workshops will be adapted to suit the needs of young children with additional needs. This event needs to be pre-booked. Please contact Paula directly if you have a group or a child that you think might be interested in coming along, email paula@draiocht.ie

  • The Toddler Takeover 2020 video