On Friday 21st September from 6.30-10pm we will be opening up the studio for a multi-disciplinary evening showcase exploring the many creative works undertaken within the space. Take a look at all the amazing artists involved below!
Laura Ann Brady is a folk artist born and bred in Dublin. She combines autoharp with electric guitar and organ in her music and gravitates towards the darker themes that naturally present themselves in her songwriting. Laura’s live set is intimate and stripped down, with songs based around the themes of loss, struggle and identity. Laura released her single “Masterpiece” in 2016 and has supported acts such as Marlon Williams ,The Barr Brothers and Matt Corby. Having released new single “Those Stars” last week Laura intends to work towards releasing an album next spring.
Let’s Set Sail is a band from Dublin that began as a songwriting project for two university students, studying classical music composition. The project has gradually evolved into a 4-piece band, tastefully blending acoustic and synthetic textures to produce well-crafted electronic folk songs. These songs contain honest, relatable lyrics that often permeate the music with a distinctly Dublin flavour.
Open Studio and Installation
Jane Fogarty is the most recent recipient of the D-Light Studio residency award. For culture night 2018 Fogarty will open her residency studio as well as presenting an installation of new mixed media work including painting and sculpture. The installation will explore repetition, colour, scale and materiality through expanded painting.
Film Screenings and Photography
Bob Gallagher is an Irish film director and visual artist. He's crafted award winning music videos working with acts such as Girl Band, Villagers, SOAK and Lisa Hannigan. In 2016 he received the RADAR award for Best Music Video and Best New Director. In 2017 Bob was hand picked to attend a ten day practical workshop in Cuba with Werner Herzog, who afterwards declared him to be a 'good soldier of cinema'. Bob will screen two short films made in response to his time with Werner Herzog.
Reckless Arts is a digital arts programme based in Swan Youth Service, in Dublin's North East Inner City, facilitated by Shireen Shortt. The young artist members of the group are shaping their own digital arts practices by producing ambitious, creative work that makes a statement. The young artists will present photography and short films.