Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes


Mon 2 Apr - Thu 28 Jun 2018 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms.
Please book with Sarah, e: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 

The Creative Crèche Programme - Summer 2018

The Creative Crèche Programme - Summer 2018

June 2018

Tue 5 - Fri 29 Jun 2018

Artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson will work with two Dublin 15 pre-schools, Barnardo’s in Mulhuddart and Oakridge Pre-school, to explore and respond to the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery. Through facilitated visits to the Gallery and then back in their own classroom, the children will scribble, doodle, shade and blend with pencils and charcoal as they explore drawing and mark making. It will most definitely be messy, and most definitely be fun. For further information about this Outreach Crèche programme contact sarah@draiocht.ie



Fri 22 Jun - Sat 13 Oct 2018 Ground & First Floor Galleries

More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection
Selected by the pupils from Room 13 Inquiry, in association with Draíocht
Ground Floor Gallery
Carrier of Memories by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske
Draíocht’s inaugural INCUBATE commission, curated by Sharon Murphy
First Floor Gallery

HOME consists of two distinct yet related exhibitions focusing on the theme of home.

More than Bricks and Mortar: Works from the IMMA Collection is a collaboration between Draíocht and the children from Room 13 Inquiry, providing a unique and exciting opportunity to reflect on meanings of home for children in contemporary Dublin 15, which has a very young, diverse and multi-ethnic population. It has, in fact, the fastest growing young people’s population under 30 in Ireland, with 26% of the population under 15 years of age. Nearly 25% of the population are described as the ‘new’ Irish which is double the national average. Through sharing experiences of home and exchanging skills and knowledge of contemporary art, collections and curating, this collaboration will result in an exhibition that expands perceived notions of home at personal, social and cultural levels and give voice to a new generation of Irish children. The Irish Museum of Modern Art Programme is designed to promote the widest possible involvement with the Museum’s Collection and programmes, through supporting access opportunities to the visual arts in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland. Room 13 Inquiry is an initiative of Fingal County Council’s Arts Office under the direction of Julie Clarke and led by resident artists Orla Kelly and Anne Cradden. Room 13 studios based in Scoil Bhríde Cailíní NS Blanchardstown and Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS are the first such school-based studios to open in the Republic of Ireland.

Carrier of Memories by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, curated by Sharon Murphy, is a new commission by Draíocht arising from its INCUBATE programme, which supports young and early career artists to expand and develop their practice and make new work resonant with Draíocht’s context. 
Home can be looked upon as a structure confined between fixed points. It can be somewhere private between family members, a comfort zone, a secure place and a ‘carrier of memories’. Home can also be an experience of belonging, a concept beyond a fixed location. It can be a shelter one only sleeps in for the night, a place in transit across a variety of sites. This multi-media installation is the product of research and practice undertaken by the artist-duo Ella Bertilsson (b. Umeå, Sweden) and Ulla Juske (b. Pärnu, Estonia) during their recent residencies in Draíocht and Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway). The artists are based in Dublin since early 2000s. They started to collaborate during their postgraduate studies on the MFA; Art in the Digital World Programme at NCAD, Dublin (2015).

HOME is shown in the context of Draíocht’s major theatre initiative in October 2018, HOME THEATRE (IRELAND), funded by the Arts Council’s Open Call.

Image 1: Brian Maguire, Favela Vila Prudente, 1998. Cibachrome on aluminium, 112 x 75 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art. Heritage gift.
Image 2: Photo by Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, 2017.

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Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2018 - Fingal Film School - SOLD OUT

Mon 25 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Draíocht Studio // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

10AM-4PM  Age: 13-17 Years   €35
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshops will conclude with a screening of the films. These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

Silent by Pat Kinevane
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Silent by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Thu 28 Jun 2018 8PM 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Age 14+ / Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’ … Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production.
After more than ten years of touring nationally and internationally, to great critical acclaim, Fishamble: The New Play Company makes a welcome return to Draíocht with one of the trilogy of plays written and performed by Pat Kinevane and Directed by Jim Culleton. These plays are full of Kinevane's characteristic humour and darkness, matched with his unique performance style and the expertise of Fishamble.

Coming in November ... Pat's new show 'BEFORE' ... 


"passionate one-man show… stunning." The New York Times

"dazzling theatricality." The Guardian

"Remarkable ... to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to ... Marvellous." Irish Independent