Musicians in Residence 2021 - Call for applications
We're inviting applications for the 2021 dlr Musicians in Residence Scheme. There are three opportunities in 2021: two for established musicians/groups and one for an emerging musician/group. Residencies will take place in May – June, August – September and October – November 2021. An information webinar will take place on Thursday 11th of March at 11am to outline details of the Scheme & answer questions from applicants. Full details.
Check out the premiere of new work by chamber group Ikigai - the third dlr Musicians-in-Residence for 2020. Their performance showcases the Trio’s diverse musical interests, featuring exciting new work alongside unique interpretations of existing material. More information
Gallery Learning Programme - Online
An online Gallery Learning Programme is available to make sure that everyone can still have lots of opportunities to get creative at home. The programme is jam packed full of live talks, conversations, demonstrations and art making workshops. The emphasis is on learning together as we all try out new things this Winter. Give it a go, no experience necessary. Keep an eye on this page and our social media for updates!
Leading Irish Women in Culture
Friday 12 March, 11am - 12.30pm
Online talk, free, but booking required
Taking the theme of International Women's Day 2021: Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world - join artist and curator Claire Halpin in conversation with Nora Hickey M’Sichili, (Director of Centre Culturel Irlandais), Dr. Éimear O’Connor (Art historian, curator, writer and recently appointed Director of Tyrone Guthrie Centre) and Kelly O’Connor (Recently appointed Head of Cultural Affairs at the Irish Embassy in London).
These three Irish women – leading Irish cultural producers and writers will discuss their roles, their current programmes, preoccupations, reflections and ambitions for 2021.
Meet the artist Myra Jago
Friday 19 March, 11am - 12.15pm
Free but booking required
Meet the artist oil painter Myra Jago in her studio to get an insight into her studio practice. Hear about how she makes surfaces, her silk/printing set up before painting, her materials and techniques and her admiration for magnets. She will also talk about past and upcoming works.
Followed by Q&A moderated by artist Claire Halpin.
Botanical Vitamin C Painting Workshop for Adults
Saturdays 20 & 27 March, 11am - 1pm
Cost €20 includes materials that will be posted out in advance.
Please note that this is a 2 part workshop for adults and by booking you are booked in for both workshops.
Even with lockdown, most people will be able to get hold of oranges and clementines, and there is the added healthy benefit of being able to eat them afterwards!
Join artist Shevaun Doherty and explore colour layering with oranges and yellows, exploring the textures of the peel and also the cut fruit.. Beginning with establishing the chromatic shadow layers first, and then adding glazes of pure colour to create the illusion of realistic fruit.
No experience necessary – beginners welcome.
Spring Pattern Printing Workshop, ages 8-12
Wednesday 24 March, 3-4pm
Free, booking required
Join artist Kim Jenkinson in this Spring inspired workshop. Celebrate the arrival of spring through printing - exploring lines, shapes and patterns in the natural world outside in the garden.
Create repeat pattern prints using Styrofoam plates and markers to create vibrant and colourful prints and patterns, layering and collaging!