Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, James Hanley, Stephen Loughman, Ronan McCrea, Ruby Wallis.
As part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival theme commemorating the centenary of the Dublin Lockout of 1913 artist Alison Pilkington has brought together a diverse group of artists to consider the idea of being 'locked out' as a metaphor for the human condition.
The title of the show "Exiles" alludes to a form of self imposed "lock out" but also refers to a state of existence apart from ones home or perhaps, oneself. Another curatorial inspiration for the exhibition was the words of the poet Arthur Rimbauld. Rhona Byrne's audio piece explores changing perceptions of self body and personal experience relation to space by listing object or situational phobia. The work addresses the complexities and subjectivety of our spacial lives and how anxiety and fear can alter perceptions of place.
A Marino College Graphic design Student has created a mural to honour the people of the 1913 Lockout.
Daily from the 8th - 13th April - 12pm -4pm - FREE
Portland Row, Dublin 1
Meva' s Garden is a new film work shot by Aoife Desmond, shot on super 8 with a audio soundtrack made collaboratively with Karl Burke.This film documents Meva a bosnian woman and her garden on a piece of vacant land opposite her house in north inner city Dublin. The audio uses recorded conversations with Meva, site recordings and fragments of narrative to tell Meva's story but also the artist's own relationship with gardening and the wasteland site.
The film documents the garden in Springtime. The adjacent vacant plot of land was used for the temporary garden project ''flowers for the alter" by Aoife Desmond as part of the "Five Lamps Festival 2012".
Josie McMorrin trained in Edinburgh College of Art and then taught art at secondary school level in Scotland before moving to Dublin in 1999. She then continued her teaching Career in Marino College.
She has always drawn, painted and displayed her work, by contributing to group shows and exhibitions. However has never focused on producing a show.
Her collection of work entitled "sidetracked" stems from a realistion that her time to achieve this ambition is not limitless.
The subject matter developed from her cycling activites such as exploring canal paths cycleways and track thereby discovering the city landscape on an alternative route.
The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society
20th April 7:45pm,Exhibition daily until 27th April, Admission FREE.
On the 20th April at 7.45pm there will be a procession from the Five Lamps to the church of St Laurence O'Toole in Seville Place.
There will be an ecumenical service for deceased dock workers at 8.15pm with the Artane band and the St Laurence O'Toole folk group and afterwords the exhibition of photograohs will be opened to the public in Sheriff Youth Club.
The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society was set up just over a year ago. The group is made up of ex-dock workers and people interested in preserving the history of Dublin Port. They started by collecting old photographs and are delighted to report that their collection has broken through the 1,000 mark.
Mísneach-An Equestrian Monument in the 21st Century. Mísneach by John Byrne is a contemporary twenty-first century equestrian monument located on the grounds of Trinity Comprehensive School, Main Street Ballymun, Dublin 9. Mísneach is an intriguing statement in this location.
The presentation will explore and illustrate the concept and making of Mísneach by Carly Keegan.