Michael McLoughlin - Mulhuddart Satellite

Michael McLoughlin - Mulhuddart Satellite

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Sat 17 Nov - Sat 23 Feb 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Mulhuddart Satellite is a major exhibition by Michael McLoughlin, at the mid-point of his 3 year residency (2017 to 2019) in Mulhuddart, a community on the doorstep of Draíocht. The exhibition presents a number of mappings of Mulhuddart through drawings, soundscape, audio recordings and radio broadcasts.  

The artwork and accompanying engagement programme reflects the lived experience of people, groups, clubs and agencies who make Mulhuddart the community it is. Mulhuddart Satellite and the longer term relationship with Mulhuddart through McLoughlin's residency, exemplifies Draíocht's local participation focus in its new 2018-2022 Strategy - ‘Space For The Arts' and the community involvement central to the work of Mulhuddart Priority Task Group and the recently published Mulhuddart Strategic Development and Implementation Plan.

Mulhuddart has been a prominent west Dublin civil parish for hundreds of years. Along with Clonsilla and Castleknock it was one of the main three areas of what is now Dublin 15. With this exhibition we aim to present visons of Mulhuddart as presented by clubs, community networks and groups of friends who help define this continually developing vibrant area. McLoughlin has been Artist in Residence in Draíocht since 2017. The role we asked Michael to take on was that of ‘diviner’ (coined by Sharon Murphy) to spend time in Mulhuddart developing an understanding of the communities within it and in turn begin to suggest possible linkages between Draíocht, Mulhuddart residents and the participations that could build potential points of connection.
The Mulhuddart Satellite exhibition presents a number of ‘mappings’ of Mulhuddart, each presented as an installation in the gallery, drawings, or as public radio broadcasts. One piece for instance consists of a bank of wall mounted loudspeaker cones and was made from McLoughlin’s door to door calls to every home in Mulhuddart, in an attempt to record the names of every resident. Another draws on local archaeology and changes in what Mulhuddart is, several over centuries.

In the main gallery an installation that takes the name of the exhibition ‘Mulhuddart Satellite’ features spatial recordings of conversations between community groups in Mulhuddart and is made from banks of speakers hanging from the gallery ceiling through which the audience negotiate their way through conversation, chat and stories. Overall the exhibition explores place, belonging, friendships and the connections we have to the people around us. This sense of place is something we can’t take for granted and exhibitions like Mulhuddart Satellite can act as a gentle reminder of how our relationships with neighbours, friends and family define us and the place we live.  

Mulhuddart Satellite Radio Collaboration with 92.5 Phoenix FM

As part of the Mulhuddart Satellite exhibition programme we will be collaborating with 92.5 Phoenix FM to broadcast live from Draíocht’s Artist Studio. Phoenix FM is a Community Radio station which reflects the special interests and needs of the listenership of the Dublin 15 community that the Station is licensed to serve. For four Thursday mornings commencing January 31st, from 10am to 12 noon, the D15 Today show will take the name Mulhuddart Satellite, broadcasting stories, ideas and discussions relating to Mulhuddart. Presented by D15 Today’s Jeff Murphy and Charlie Kurtz, the show will entertain and provoke further conversation relating to the exhibition and the Mulhuddart area over the course of the month. Join us live in Draíocht, or tune to 92.5 Phoenix FM on January 31st, February 7th, 14th & 21st. 


You can contact Michael by email: info@mmcloughlin.org and he will be very happy to meet you for a chat and a cup of tea.
http://mmcloughlin.org/

http://www.mulhuddartsatellite.ie/

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

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Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

JAN – MAR 2019

Mon 7 Jan - Fri 29 Mar 2019 // FREE

Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions this Season. From Jan-Feb Michael McLoughlin's Mulhuddart Satellite and from March onwards MAKing ART PAINTing. These tours will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building, including Draíocht’s two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.

Please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie. Tours will take approx 50mins, are free, but are subject to availability. Max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.  

BASS - Band And Song Support

BASS - Band And Song Support

Tue 8 Jan - Tue 26 Mar 2019

JAN – MAR 2019  
Select Tuesdays  7PM-9PM Age: 14-18 Years


Draíocht will continue to offer supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join other like-minded young people in Draíocht in a free creative space. Spend the time writing, jamming and collaborating. If you would like to find out more about this free musical support, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029.

Family Day: Strumming & Drumming

Family Day: Strumming & Drumming

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Love to make and hear sound? Come and listen to the sounds of our exhibition Mulhuddart Satellite and generate some new sounds of your own. Make and bang a drum, string and strum your own guitar, put the shake into your own maraca. Using boxes, containers, string, paper and elastic, come and create some noise by inventing and decorating your own simple noise making machines. 

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
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622
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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival 2019

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE

First Fortnight Arts Bites aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help. These workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist. Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! 

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop – SOLD OUT

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

3PM – 4PM:
Sound Therapy Workshop – SOLD OUT

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop – BOOK HERE

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht and Cairde.
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the First Fortnight festival programme, see www.firstfortnight.ie

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Practice, Policy and Possibilities: A Symposium

Practice, Policy and Possibilities: A Symposium

Tue 19 Feb 2019 11AM-4.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

Draíocht, Create and Fingal County Council partner to present this day-long event focusing on collaborative and participatory work, through showcasing practice, presenting current policy and exploring future possibilities.
The symposium will draw on two Draíocht Projects, Mulhuddart Satellite and Home Theatre (Ireland) as a springboard for discussion. This will be followed by presentations on perspectives and policy from a regional and national perspective, concluding with a keynote from Patrick Fox of the Heart of Glass initiative (heartofglass.org.uk).

Attendance is free but must be pre-booked through Box Office 01-8852622. Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.

Family Day: We’re Going On A Sound Hunt!

Family Day: We’re Going On A Sound Hunt!

Mulhuddart Community Centre

Wed 20 Feb 2019 12PM-2PM Mulhuddart Community Centre // FREE

Working together with Draíocht’s Artist In Residence Michael McLoughlin and inspired by his current exhibition Mulhuddart Satellite, let the sound hunt adventure through Mulhuddart begin. Armed with a recording device, stomp on leaves, bang on logs, ping on pipes, listen to water, seek, gather and make some noise.

Free event, all are welcome but please register in advance with Box Office on 01 8852622 (limited places).
All sound equipment will be supplied. Suitable for ages 5-10 yrs.

MAKing Art: PAINTing

MAKing Art: PAINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

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

MAKing Art: PAINTing is the second in a series of exhibitions (2018-2022) particularly aimed at children and young people which explores a specific visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Painting is the focus of this second exhibition (the first was drawing). It celebrates different approaches to the use of paint, to the act of painting and to the painting as finished artwork. Four contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects are featured in the Ground Floor Gallery: Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O'Neill and Liz Rackard. 

Paintings from the collection of The Arts Council will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery and will feature works made between 1968 and 2018, some of which have never been shown publicly. Artists include: Berger Hammerschlag, Diana Copperwhite, Jacinta Feeney, Damien Flood, Genieve Figgis, Ramon Kassam, Richard Gorman, Roy Johnson, Mark Joyce and Paul Mosse.

MAKing Art: PAINTing will be accompanied by a programme of engagement for young people facilitated by participating artists.



Image: Geraldine O'Neill, Boy (2008), detail, oil on canvas, 240 x 130 cm. Kindly on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection. Photo: Ronan McCrea.

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

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Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw

Sat 23 Mar 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

MEET artist Bridget Flannery, featured in our MAKing ART: PAINTing exhibition.
See how she paints and why she paints. Inspired by her process MAKE a small artist notebook. Work collaboratively to DRAW on a large scale. Come along, Meet, Make & Draw.

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!

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Thu 30 - Fri 31 May 2019

30-31 MAY 2019   Ages 0-4 Years
A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2019! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 5th Year, 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. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore all the creativity that awaits them. Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young.

Ensure you get an email reminder, by emailing marketing@draiocht.ie with Toddler Takeover in the subject field.