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Exploring & Thinking

Presentations on Early Childhood Arts Commissions

National Concert Hall, 24th of January 2019.

Free but booking required

The four Dublin Local Authorities in association with the NCH will share commissioned work for Early Childhood Arts and invite you to hear from the commissioned artists, Anna Newell, Helen Barry and Eamon Sweeney.  A publication capturing a review of the commissioning process, outputs and impacts of the collaborative framework, alongside additional research conducted among the artists and key personnel will be presented on the day. Dr. Michelle Downes has been invited as keynote speaker to share some of her insights and findings on brain and behaviour development in the first years of life

More information and booking here


Call for applications: Visual Art Commission

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council wishes to commission two visual artists to create a new body of work which will culminate in an exhibition (by each artist) in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon in 2020 and 2021.  These commissions are funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.  Each selected commission will be awarded €10,000.  The deadline for applications is Thursday 28 February.

More information and how to apply can be found here.

Call for applications: Musicians in Residence Scheme 2019

We are now inviting applications for the 2019 Musician in Residence Scheme.  This is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council, and is managed by Music Network. Three residencies are offered in 2019: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group. The closing date for applications is 19 February 2019.

More information and how to apply can be found here.


2019 Municipal Gallery Programme

We have just launched our new 2019 Municipal Gallery Programme. It is available in the Gallery itself and throughout dlr LexIcon Library. 

The digital version can be found here.


Arts and Disability Announcements

'All Aboard Again' is an artist residency focusing on young people with intellectual disabilities based at the Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility. We are delighted to announce that the recipient is All in Arts, led by musician, Jonathan Reynolds, who has led participatory music and art projects for 20 years with a focus on work with people with intellectual disabilities.

More details here

'Access All Areas' is an award that is designed to respond to the need for better access to cultural activities at local level for people with disabilities.Loaded Dice Theatre Company are the recipients of the award. Loaded Dice is a theatre company comprised of adults with intellectual disabilities. We look forward to their development of a new accessible piece of theatre.

More details here


Groovy Movers

30 October - 19 January.

Patrician Community Centre, Mount Merrion Community Centre and the Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility.

Groovy Movers offers free, fun dance workshops for all ages, skills and experience. Dance the winter away. Dancers Monica Munoz Marin and Olwyn Lyons have designed this age friendly programme of dance workshops so that everyone can get involved and get moving!

All workshops are free but booking required. 

To book workshops go to www.eventbrite.ie and search for Groovy Movers


Rhythm Club

Rhythm Club is a new movement and sound club open to all ages and abilities. Try something new, fun and meet new people. The club is open every second week, one week music and sound through vibrations and the next movement and dance.The club is especially welcoming to people who are Deaf or may have vision loss. There will be an ISL interpreter at each session. Families are welcome.
Attendance is free but booking required
More information and bookings email:
artbookings@dlrcoco.ie or phone (01) 2362759
Venue: Patrician Community Centre, Stillorgan
Time: 2.30-3.45pm
Dates: 15th & 29 Sep, 13 & 27 Oct, 10 & 24 Nov, 8 & 15 Dec, 13 & 27 Jan 


Open Art Studio for Adults

Project Room, Level 3 (beside the Gallery)

The first returning session of the Open Art Studio for Adults will be Friday 11 of January 2019. 

Every Friday from 11am-1pm, suitable for adults. Join our Open Studio, it doesn’t matter if you are new to this sort of thing or a practicing artist, come along. Artist Emma Finucane will be on hand to help as little or as much as you’d like, materials and space are free.

No booking required, just drop in.

If you would like to receive updates on the Adult Open Art Studio (i.e if we need to cancel at short notice) you can subscribe by clicking here.

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