dlr Arts Office E Bulletin 14th April 2015
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Welcome to the dlr Arts Office fortnightly e-bulletin where we will keep you up to date with our vibrant and rich arts programme.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the arts as creators, spectators and participants.

Áitiuil is a group exhibition exploring the work of five eminent members of the RHA, all of whom have a connection to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The artists, now all senior academicians, include former RHA President Carey Clarke PPRHA, John Coyle RHA, Melanie le Brocquy HRHA, George Potter RHA and Imogen Stuart RHA. The exhibition was curated by Tara Murphy, Director of Solomon Fine Art, Dublin.  

Continues until Saturday 9 May 2015
Image: The Yellow Sweater, 1968, 
Carey Clarke PPRHA 
Screening of Hands: Stone (1981) 
Thursday 23 April 1pm-2pm
Studio, dlr LexIcon

Join us for a special screening of the documentary 'Stone' which shows the long tradition of stone working in the Barnacullia/Glencullen area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County. This film captures some of the stone workers who were still practicing the hand craft in the area in the '70's and '80's.  'Stone' will be followed by a panel discussion with sculptor Philip O'Neill, author Nicholas Ryan and local stone cutter John Roe.

Photo: Jack O'Neill and Jim Murphy working on a stone in the Blue Light Quarry, Barnacullia. 

No booking required

Carey Clarke: In Focus
Saturday 18 April 11am-12pm, Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon

Carey will talk about aspects of his work, including his techniques in watercolours and oils.  He will also talk about his choice of subject matter for the artworks shown in the exhibition.  No booking required.  

Image of Carey Clarke, photo by Ameila Stein

All events are free.  For a full list please click on the Read More link below

Press Moulding and Casting Workshop 
Saturday 25 April 2.30pm-4pm
Project Room, dlr LexIcon  

Join sculptor Maggie O'Connor and learn how to cast simple objects. A must for any child who likes to get their hands dirty.
Ages 8-10 yrs. Free; booking required.
To book please click below:

Drop-in family workshop with sculptor Catherine Braggan 
Saturday 18 April 10.30am-4.30pm 
Project Room, dlr LexIcon

Join Catherine and enjoy being a sculptor for the day - fun for all the family!
No booking required.
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Reminder :
Call for Writer in Residence

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office invites applications for a Writer in Residence for the period June 2015 - May 2016.  This Writer in Residence is managed by dlr County Council and is grant aided by the Arts Council.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd April.  

For full details please click on the Read More link
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dlr Arts Awards 2015

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that it has awarded 19 Arts Grants through the 2015 grants scheme.

These grants will encourage and enable the creation of new projects, events or educational opportunities such as exhibitions, performances and school workshops, all of which will be showcased or celebrated in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The grants will also support artists' career development.  

For full details please click on the Read More link

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