dlr Arts E-Bulletin 8th June 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.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors opened to much excitement on the 5th of June at the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. A Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, it features 35 reproduction lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs that Matisse produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes. 

Matisse continued creating highly original works into his eighties. For his cut-outs he used paper hand-painted with gouache, which he carved into with scissors.  The colours he used were so strong that he was advised by his doctor to wear dark glasses. 

The lithographic reproductions in this exhibition are taken from a special double issue of Verve, a review of art and literature, published by Matisse’s friend, the critic and fine art publisher Tériade, in 1958, four years after Matisse’s death. The publication was planned during Matisse’s lifetime and the first lithographic plates were prepared under his direction a few days before he died. 

For further information on the exhibition please see the Read More.
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The Hub & Workshops; Matisse Drawing with Scissors

To complement the Matisse exhibition, dlr Arts Office has commissioned artist Helen Barry to create a series of artistic workshops specifically for young children aged 4 months to six years.  There is still limited availability for a number of the workshops so book now to secure a place.  
Sunlight: 4-14 months 
10-10.45am, June 10th, June 17th, June 24th and July 1st, these workshops will explore colour, shape, light and texture.

There are a number of Grandparents and Grandchildren workshop places available. Seilmide/Snail: 2-4yrs, 10-11am 25th June; 3-4yrs, 12-1pm 2nd July
Fauves: 2-3yrs, 10-11am 
2nd July 
Indigo Blue: 4-6yrs, 11am-12.30pm June 20th  2-3.15pm 2nd July
To book your place please go to

The hub is an interactive installation inspired by the work and home of Matisse.  In the last years of Matisse’s life, when he could no longer go outside, he brought the outside in.  He made large colourful cut-outs of the exotic creatures, plants and people he had met throughout his life, arranging and rearranging them on the walls of his home until happy with their layout. 

It is this artistic hub that Helen has recreated; a colourful explosion of his ideas, designs and styles for visitors to explore, learn and create with Matisse.  The hub will be open daily and is free of charge. 

For further details please see the Read More
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Launch of A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire
A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire is a project by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, featuring an online archive of field recordings, lost sounds and sound histories.

All are welcome to come along to the launch in The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire on Thursday 11th June  at 5.30 p.m.  The launch presentation will include a playback selection of field recordings from the sound map archive with the artists Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, together with website designer Carlos Añazco, there to present and discuss details of their project. The project is supported by the Arts Office under the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Grant Scheme.
For further details please see the Read More.

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Announcing an E-bulletin for the Grainstore.

The Grainstore, dlr Arts Facility is a unique facility, situated in the heart of Cabinteely Park. With the help of Canvas, the youth arts committee, it continues to support a way of working that values the creativity of young people through the youth arts programme.  Canvas organise gigs, exhibitions, screenings and other youth events. 

Currently the facility hosts art classes, dance classes, and music workshops which will appeal younger children in the county.  Spaces are also available to rent as long as they are used for youth arts purposes.   

So to keep you up to date with all these activities the Grainstore is introducing a monthly E-Bulletin. This will be separate to the arts ebulletin, so if you are interested in receiving it too, please email Geraldine to sign up:

For further details on the Grainstore dlr Youth Arts Facility, please see Read More

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ance Theatre of Ireland
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