Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

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March 2015
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Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

March 5 - May 31
National Gallery of Ireland,
Clare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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In the early 1520s, St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, wrote the ‘Spiritual Exercises’ to instruct followers in using their senses to imagine events and to experience for themselves the passion of Christ and the suffering and ecstasy of the saints. This philosophy appealed to artists who sought to move away from the overly mannerist style of the time as it allowed for a greater emphasis on naturalism. The exhibition brings together a select number of paintings from…

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Once Upon a Picture Exhibition

March 28 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
The Ark,
11a Eustace Street , Dublin , Dublin 2 Ireland
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Every artwork has a story to tell! Sometimes worlds cross over and strange things happen – humans take on animal form, objects shrink or grow, people dream enchanted dreams and little bit mysterious, alluring and perhaps magical. These artworks suggest themes that have fascinated artists, writers, thinkers and dreamers across history. Have fun imagining what the artworks are about and what stories they tell. This exhibition will spark your imagination and get you creating stories of your own! During your…

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April 2015

‘Compassion, Meditation at Fishtree’

April 9 - May 2
Graphic Studio Gallery,
Through the Arch off Cope Street , Dublin, Dublin 2 Ireland
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‘Compassion, Meditation at Fishtree’ is the title of my show, which is the combined titles of two multi-plate etchings and aquatints featuring in this exhibition. These two works contain some of the elements of my visual language that I developed as poetry that tries to touch the essence of the heart, and the core of moods and atmospheres. While each etching and aquatint in this body of work has its own unique content and story to tell, I chose the…

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Music Town

April 10 - May 19
Dublin City

A Symphony of Sounds The Capital’s Inaugural MusicTown Festival Arrives The symphonic sounds of the city will reverberate in a celebration of the Capital’s music and music-makers this April in the inaugural ten day MusicTown festival. Tapping into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture, this eclectic programme, brought to you by Dublin City Council, will host over 50 musical events for all ages and all tastes in a diverse, entertaining and compelling production inspired by the Capital’s musical heritage and…

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12 POINTS FESTIVAL 2015

April 15 - April 18
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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For its 9th edition, 12 Points Festival returns to its Irish home in Project Arts Centre, following a trip to Umeå, Sweden last year. Over 4 nights, the festival will presents 12 young, cutting-edge jazz acts from 12 different European countries. The diverse programme features acts comfortably rooted in straight jazz and also some more rebellious acts with electronic, folk and rock fusions.

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12 POINTS FESTIVAL

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - April 18 @ 12:00 am
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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For its 9th edition, 12 Points Festival returns to its Irish home in Project Arts Centre, following a trip to Umeå, Sweden last year. Over 4 nights, the festival will presents 12 young, cutting-edge jazz acts from 12 different European countries. The diverse programme features acts comfortably rooted in straight jazz and also some more rebellious acts with electronic, folk and rock fusions.

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Monster Music Improv

April 18 @ 2:00 pm
The Ark,
11a Eustace Street , Dublin , Dublin 2 Ireland
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Join acclaimed vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, outstanding guitarist and technology-whizz Shane Latimer and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference. For ages 5+. The musicians will instantly create funky jazzy melodies on-the-spot, while Patrick draws cool cartoons of the music that are projected live! Expect lots of spontaneous music fun, some well-known tunes, fantastic cartoons and strange spooky sounds thrown in for good measure. A music improvisation and visual adventure for all the family! Part…

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A BREATHCRYSTAL

April 24 @ 11:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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What happens when a group of unrelated artworks live in close proximity to each other? Is there potential for contamination and what would the effect of that be? Guest curated by Mihnea Mircan from Extra City Kunsthal. Artists Names: Jean-Luc Moulène (FR), Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan (NL), Katerina Undo (BE), Miklos Onucsan (RO), Tom Nicholson (AU), Phillip Warnell (UK), Jonas Staal (NL), Fabio Mauri (IT), Jacqueline Mesmaeker (BE), Lawrence Abu Hamdan (UK)

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CHAOS

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - April 25 @ 12:00 am
Project Arts Centre,
39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2,
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The fame obsessed and socially impaired, Strut brothers are back! Join Ireland’s most emotional dancers as they share their “bullet-proof” secret to life and happiness! A motivational, semi-nude, roller-coaster of a show, watch Sean and Seamus hold it together as they dance and bicker through a hilarious hour of physical and “meta-physical” comedy. If you haven’t seen them before you are in for a treat, they are very good… if you have seen them before you will want more and…

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In Search of Mr B

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - May 2 @ 10:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2,
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After an 18 month absence from the Irish stage, former artistic director of the Focus Theatre Joe Devlin unveils his new theatre company with the first of two new productions – ‘In Search of Mr B’ by Brian Mc Avera. Brian Mc Avera’s  new comedy is an unconventional and irreverent look at one of Ireland’s most iconic writers. This new work opens with Samuel Beckett waking up in the after-life to find he is challenged by his conscience about his…

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