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ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016


Willie Doherty

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
10 July–24 September 2016

Exhibition opening: Saturday 9 July, 7pm

Loose Ends is a new commission by the artist Willie Doherty that explores how people, events and places associated with the 1916 Easter Rising are remembered and imagined today. The project explores if a residual response to these events continues to be played out and how the voices and actions of one generation resonate in the unconscious of another. A new multi-screen video installation and related photographic works have been produced working in locations in Donegal and Dublin that are connected with events leading up to the 1916 Easter Rising and its conclusion.


Gary A. Boyd and John McLaughlin Architects

Galway International Arts Festival
Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, University Road, NUI Galway
11–24 July 2016

Exhibition opening: Tuesday 12 July, 6pm

Making Ireland Modern explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. Constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts, the exhibition presents ten infrastructural episodes – Negation, Electricity, Health, Transportation, Television, Aviation, Education, Telecommunications, Motorways, Data – spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916–2016. Exploring a range of scales from the detail design of objects to entire landscapes and other territories, Making Ireland Modern describes architecture’s role in transforming the physical and cultural identity of the new state through its intersession in the everyday lives of its population.


Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones

Programmed in the Liverpool Biennial
Online event: The Truncheon and the Speculum
Livestream broadcast 19:30 – 20:30 GMT Thursday 21st July 2016

The Truncheon and The Speculum is one of four performative events taking place in Ireland and the UK throughout 2016 as part of In the Shadow of the State. In the Shadow of the State is a collaboration between visual artists Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, exploring statehood from the perspective of the female body, through a process of collective legal drafting and vocalization. Through a series of participatory live events in historically resonant spaces in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain, the project includes collaborating experts from medicine, law, material culture and music. The project proposes critical remembering and reflecting on the birth of a nation, and the political imaginary necessary to move from one historical moment to another.

In the Shadow of the State is co-commissioned by Create and Artangel. Additional support in Liverpool by Heart of Glass.

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Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Banna Strand, Co. Kerry
23 July 2016

Féile Fáilte is an opportunity for all kinds of people to see and join in a day-long celebration of the dancing body on 23 July on Banna Strand.

The Casement Project uses dance to reflect on the relationship between nationalism and the body. It dances with the queer body of Casement to address today’s questions of belonging and becoming and to imagine a national body that welcomes the stranger from beyond the border, as well as the one already inside. An award-winning creative team, a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and contributors from beyond the arts will help choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to create five interconnected ways for people to be involved in The Casement Project: a stage performance, a day of dance, a dance-film, two academic symposiums and a series of engagement opportunities that welcome participation by a diversity of people.


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