Darren Campion in Conversation with Gerry Blake

Wednesday 25 May, 7-8pm,
Free but booking required

Join artist Gerry Blake and writer Darren Campion in this online talk as they discuss the ideas and photographic approaches that led to the development of Blake's current exhibition ‘Home Place’ at dlr Lexicon Gallery.

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Emerging Artist Bursaries

Closing Date 2nd June 12pm.

Emerging Artist Bursaries support individual emerging artists in all disciplines from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to develop and further their practice through the creation of new work at this vital stage in their career development. 

Successful recipients will receive an award of €2,000 for the development and creation of new work. 

dlr Emerging Artist Bursaries 2022 are kindly supported by The Arts Council.

Online clinic: 25th May at 11am: An opportunity to ask questions and have a chat about your application. To book a place email

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Sip and Beyond Workshop with Pavithra Kannan

Two-part hybrid workshop,11.30am-12.30pm
11 June - Meeting Room 1, Level 3, dlr LexIcon Library
18 June - online
Cost: €10, materials included

As part of the Learning Programme theme of 'New Life', Galway based artist Pavithra Kannan will deliver this 2 part workshop focused on conversations - the act of talking or doing something with other people with a new perspective on making a tea and creating Art from the used tea bag.

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‘Small Wonders’ for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

Saturday 11 June, 11.30am & 1pm,
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Free but booking is required

Join us for ‘Small Wonders’ on the annual national day of Creativity & Culture for Children and Young People, Cruinniú na nÓg 2022. ‘Small Wonders’ is a new child-centred multisensory creative experience for and with children from 1-2 years and their caregivers. Artists Niamh Lawlor, George Higgs, Sarah Fitzgibbon and Orla Kelly are collaborating with children from the First Friends Service and supported by dlr CYSPC and Barnardos. 

This commission and all dlr Cruinniú na nÓg events and programmes are kindly funded by Creative Ireland.


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Creative Ireland Bursaries and Awards 2022

Closing Date: 15th June at 12pm

dlr Creative Ireland Bursary - Professional Development and Mentorship Bursaries 2022
The artist's professional development and mentorship bursaries will offer the opportunity to support and invest in the capacity of professional artists in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Examples of things the bursary can support include short term training courses, residencies in artist retreats, a skills exchange or mentorship with a more experienced practitioner. Bursaries will be awarded to a maximum of €2,000.
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dlr Creative Ireland Award 2022 - organisations
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (dlr) is delighted to invite applications for dlr Creative Ireland Awards which focus on supporting cultural organisations and institutions in dlr in delivering new and existing programmes or initiatives to artists and the general public. dlr County Council is also pleased to invite submissions from arts or cultural organisations based outside the County for programmes or initiatives which will have a significant impact for artists or the public within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.Awards will be made to a maximum of €4,000
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May Music Day

Saturday 21st May,
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Join us for an amazing day of free music events. Featuring 7 back-to-back concerts within the beautiful dlr LexIcon library building, it will be a music day to suit all tastes – from 1pm until 7pm, what better way to fill a Saturday in May!
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Baby Rave

Saturday 25th June  
Performance times 10.30am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm.
Studio, dlr LexIcon
€5 per attendee

With classic rave tunes and pumpin’ beats, you and your mini-ravers can get lost in music together, with a playlist specially curated by Baby Rave resident DJ, Kwame Daniels. Relive your dancing days with uplifting tracks you’ll recognise.

Baby Rave is a participatory dance event for children under 4 and their accompanying adults encouraging parents and babies to dance together and explore rhythm and music.

Age Recommendation: 0 – 4 years

Funded by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Pictured: Baby Ellis ready to dance at the Baby Rave

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