Summer has risen, and where better to celebrate than split between the grassy lawns and lush banquet halls of IMMA. Beginning with the launch of a large-scale Hélio Oiticica retrospective on Friday 18th July, a subsequent series of mini-bashes will bring food, film, art and giggles to the Kilmainham site under the name Summer Rising. Technically a festival, but more like a two week long serenade to summer, there’ll be banquets and boogying, open-air cinema, DJ sets and dan...read more
“The house where nobody thought or talked politics was a house in Ely Place, where a number of young men lived together, and, for want of a better name, were called Theosophists … the reading room was a place of much discussion about philosophy and about the arts.”
-- W. B. Yeats, Autobiography, 1922.
In the drawing room of 3 Ely Place, something lurks behind the wallpaper. Owned by Frederick and Annie Dick in the 1890s, this rather forlorn Georgian building was once a meeting place and ...read more
Born in Portland, Oregon, Addie Wagenknecht is an artist who casts an unwavering eye on the political issues of the post-Wikileaks world, taking in feminist discourse, pop culture, pornography, data, surveillance and drone technology – all approached with a refined artistic sensibility and sharp wit. In the past few years, she’s made an animation on a digital watch called Lasertits, made cam girls pose as the Mona Lisa (Webcam Venus - NSFW), rocked cradles with robotic arms (Optimisation of ...read more
The concept is simple, and the attitude is freewheeling. On the 100th anniversary of Joyce’s Dubliners, 15 Irish authors were each asked to “cover” a story from the collection, interpreting the brief and the stories however they chose. In Dubliners 100, established authors and new voices have crafted pieces that gleefully riff on Joyce’s originals, reworking his distinctive language, evocative settings and resonant concerns against a contemporary backdrop. The collection invites rather t...read more
The concept of the city centre park has always been something of a paradox. An attempt to capture the freedom of the wild and place it in the beating heart of urbanity, it strikes an interesting compromise between the architectural and the natural, exterior and interior; bridging the twin worlds of private and public space.
From May 16th, one of Dublin's most culturally important green spaces, Merrion Square, plays host to an exhibition of contemporary art bouncing off this theme. Titled ...read more
Bilinda Butcher meets us at the Brixton tube station and suggests that we go in her car to a park nearby. Her youngest son Billy has reached the age where sitting in a cafe is not the best of ideas. W...read more
‘As a reader growing up in Ireland, I felt a personal alienation from the kind of books I saw coming out – with some exceptions, you know. A lot of these books were just so sedate, so polite. They didn’t seem to speak to and of the harsh, intense, technological reality I was confronted with.’
Making Space is delighted to present a walking tour with a difference through the lesser-known gems of Dublin City. Totally Dublin spoke with organiser Orlaith Ross to get her scoop on creative Dublin for City Spectacular.
Striding proudly into its 31st year, Dublin LGBT Pride has grown from a one-day parade into a musical, theatrical, colourful extravaganza celebrating the culture and achievements of the LGBT community spanning several weeks.
BeLonG To is the Irish national organisation for LGBT people aged 14-23, founded in 2003. In conjunction with this year’s LGTB Pride and the National Library, the organisation are curating an exhibition, Belonging: Irish Queer Youth, documenting Pride events, advocacy, campaigns to combat homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and portraits of LGBT youth. Totally Dublin talked to exhibition curator and artist Kevin Gaffney about the project.