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New exhibitions by Kelly & Readman
Free family exhibition tour
Mountains to Sea Book Festival

Eidola Trio Concert
Grants Announcement 
dlr Artists Network

New exhibitions by Kelly & Readman

Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
12 March – 29 April
The Arts Office is delighted to present two solo exhibitions of new work from artists Denis Kelly and Ben Readman. Denis Kelly’s exhibition Edge incorporates a series of abstract paintings which draw inspiration from dlr LexIcon and its proximity to the sea. Ben Readman’s new body of work entitled Circadian is made up of a collection of intimate two-dimensional artworks that use a number of traditional techniques and materials.

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Free family exhibition tour

Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
Saturday 12 March, 11.00am and 1.00pm
Explore the exhibitions Edge and Circadian with artist Claire Halpin on a special family tour. After the tour there’ll be time to create your own family masterpiece in the project room beside the gallery! Free, but booking essential.
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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Mary Swanzy painting
Various venues, Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum
9 - 13 March 2016

During the festival over 60 events will take place throughout Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum. Highlights include Sir Michael Parkinson, Neil Jordan, Pauline Bewick and Sophie Hannah.  There’s something for all the family with children’s authors including Holly Webb and Cathy Cassidy and young adult authors Louise O’Neill and Cecilia Ahern amongst others. Meanwhile poetry enthusiasts will be delighted by Paul Muldoon, Theo Dorgan and many more. There will be readings, panel discussions, workshops and film screenings as well as guided walks, exhibitions and some special events to celebrate the anniversary of 1916.
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Eidola Trio: Free Lunchtime Concert

dlr LexIcon
Friday March 4, 12.30pm 

The Eidola Trio will give an informal and free lunchtime concert in the childrens’ library in dlr LexIcon. As resident artists they have been collecting music from several centuries which includes some repertoire from 17th and 18th century Europe (including JS Bach), Victorian Dublin, a respectful homage to David Bowie and a brand new piece entitled Light and Depth inspired by the beloved harbour. Join these musical time-travellers and their 17th-century instruments for the first performance of their dlr residency.
Free, no booking required

Arts Grants Announced

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that it has awarded 19 Arts Grants through the 2016 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.

Additionally, 4 grants were awarded under Arts Access Grants. These grants support areas of greatest need where a gap has been identified in the provision of artistic expression within communities, for example our local youth projects and active retirement groups. Arts Access Grants are supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Full List of Recipients

dlr Artists Network

ArtNetdlr has a full programme of Professional Practice Events and Workshops in the coming months. 

Upcoming talks include artist Katherine Lamb on the 26 March, a VAI Show and Tell on 30 April and dlr Writer in Residence Selina Guinness on 28 May. 
Meanwhile workshops will Include Starting your own Website with Alison Hackett on 9 March and Using an Artwork with Narrative with Jean Ryan on 23 April.  There will also be a Reading Night of Poetry and Prose featuring ArtNetdlr members on Poetry Day 28 April.

A drop in Coffee morning also takes place on the second Tuesday of every month from 10-11am on the top floor of Brian S. Nolan and provides a great opportunity to meet with other arts practitioners.
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