It’s all about visual arts this week in our Top 5!
Enjoy the impressive exhibitions that are on in Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, No Grants Gallery and Filmbase, that will be hosting a special PIVOT Dublin exhibition.
And make sure to get into town this Thursday at 6pm for First Thursdays Dublin, when galleries and creative spaces across Dublin city will open their doors after hours offering a chance to see art, culture and events until 8pm.
With over fifty cultural organisations, creative companies as well as unique shops and cafés, there is always something to do in Temple Bar.
No Grants Gallery
‘New Works’ by Bartosz Kolata.
“New works” is an exhibition of works by Bartosz Kolata that launches in No Grants Gallery March 1st. Through the nine paintings exhibited, the artist wants to understand violence and racism and how it influences humans in social behaviour. Kolata attempts to find and identify where the border between bestiality and humanity lies and find out if such a border exists. This show will be opened by Patricia Stewart (former Lemonstreet Gallery) and runs till March 22nd.
Monster Truck Gallery
“Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy”
Monster Truck Gallery is proud to present Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy, a series of screenings curated by the artist group Standard Features. The series presents an exciting selection of video and screen based artwork which will be shown in the public context of Monster Truck Gallery’s NightScreen in Temple Bar, Dublin. Featuring over 30 artists and content creators from around the world, Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy consists of four one-week programmes, each dealing with a separate thematic exploring different territories within online culture.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
“Lights, Camera, Action!” Curated by Mary Cremin
The processes and devices employed in narrative cinema are often subsumed by the visual nature of the medium. This exhibition brings together artists whose work investigates the cinematic process; creating narratives adopted or appropriated from film and the cine-novel, the works allude to the underlying psychological aspect that is integral to the creation of tension within cinema. The artists deconstruct these approaches and open up new questions surrounding the nature of cinema.
First Thursdays Dublin
Thursday 1st March 2012 – from 6pm to 8pm
People really like to get some after-hours culture – that’s what Culture Night has taught us! Many creative businesses and arts organisations have come together now to hold on to some of the Culture Night buzz – the idea is called First Thursdays. On the First Thursday of every month galleries and creative spaces across Dublin city are opening their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. This month, we are delighted to welcome on board of the initiative: PIVOT Dublin exhibition in Filmbase, Olivier Cornet Gallery, opening the Old City and Art Jam Ireland taking place in The Ormond Wine Bar. The full listing of participants will be available on March 1st 2012.
PIVOT Dublin at Filmbase
“Re Think + Re Act” Exhibition at Filmbase
PIVOT Dublin originally started out as Dublin’s bid to be designated World Design Capital 2014 and this involved putting together a comprehensive survey of the creative design work going on the city today. Now they are working on an exciting exhibition in Filmbase, Temple Bar, from the 1st to the 8th March which will showcase this creative work and explore future directions for design in Dublin. The exhibition will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague at 6.00pm on Friday 2nd March with the Guest of Honour Finnish Ambassador Pertti Majanen.
If you’re looking for more info on what’s on in Temple Bar simply check out our events calendar at www.templebar.ie and follow us at @TBCT for the latest news from Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.