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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS APRIL–JUNE 2012 WWW.PROJECTARTSCENTRE.IE


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Cover Image: Junk EnsembleThe Falling Song (Dublin Dance Festival) by Fionn McCann Design: Ronan Devlin / www.littleseal.com


EVENTS AT A GLANCE PG 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

SHOW Durang Durang The Fall TURN AROUND (TA): TA: Waterworn TA: The Spinner TA: Threshold TA: Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About 12 TA: Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister 13 The House Keeper 14 Palimpsest 15 My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool 16–17 Dublin Dance Festival 2012 19 Pigeon 18 The Chairs 20 Exhibitions

DATE(S) 2 – 7 April 4 – 7 April 12 – 28 April 12, 21 & 23 April 13, 17 & 28 April 14,16 & 26 April 18, 19 & 27 April 20, 24 & 25 April 19 April – 12 May 3 May 9 – 12 May 14 – 26 May 22 May – 2 June 28 May – 3 June April – Aug

GENRE Theatre Dance Theatre Theatre Dance Theatre Spoken Word /Theatre Music/Theatre Theatre Music Theatre Dance Theatre Theatre Visual Arts

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Artistic Director’s Welcome Welcome to Project Arts Centre and our last ever printed brochure. Our new digital brochure, available from August 2012, will be bigger and better. Project Arts Centre is leading the field by taking this step, supporting the environment and recognising the way you, our audience and supporters, like to hear about our programme, exhibitions, artists and special offers. 2011 was a busy year for us; we presented over 620 events, employed over 400 artists and had over 80,000 visitors through the door. I’m hoping that 2012 will be even busier and this season is a rich mixture of artists and art-forms, reflecting the breath of work being developed and presented by the artists who call ‘Project’ their home. One event that I am particularly looking forward to is our collaboration with ABSOLUT Fringe – Turn Around is a new season of work presented in repertory. We have hand-picked 5 companies, new to Project Arts Centre, whose work debuted in Fringes past. This is a fantastic opportunity to revisit some ABSOLUT Fringe classics and for us to experiment with a new model of presentation for performance. I am delighted to welcome these 5 superb artists to Project Arts Centre. I am also pleased to see PROJECT CATALYSTS Brokentalkers and junk ensemble taking to stage of the Space Upstairs as part of this year’s Dublin Dance Festival showcasing their work alongside a host of talented international artists. Our 38 PROJECT CATALYST artists have a sensational array of projects lined up for the coming months – look out for updates from me and on our website. In the gallery, our fabulously theatrical solo-show Panto-Collapsar by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer continues until the end of March before we welcome guest curator Vaari Claffey with A MacGuffin and Other Things - an experimental group exhibition featuring a host of Irish and international artists embarking a flirtatious search for the object. Throughout summer 2012 Project Arts Centre will embark on one of its most ambitious visual art exhibition programmes ever. Opening in July 2012 it will feature installations in all three of our spaces – including Terrestris a major installation by talented Irish artist Sam Keogh in the vast Space Upstairs. I am currently planning a programme of special performance events and club nights that will run in conjunction with the exhibition. I am thrilled to be presenting an exhibition on this scale, affirming Project Arts Centre’s commitment to the Visual Arts and also to the development of the careers of young Irish artists in an international context. In the light of continued cuts to our resources Project Arts Centre needs you more than ever to help us maintain our commitment to the hundreds of artists whom we employ and support each year. Please continue to buy tickets, visit our gallery, or become a Project Fan or a Project Person. We need your support! Project Arts Centre is as an artist centred space but we are nothing without you; our audience and our friends, you are the true measure of our success and I hope to meet many of you at events here over the coming year. Cian O’Brien Artistic Director


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THEATRE

Brazen Tales Theatre Company DURANG DURANG Six of the funniest plays you’ll see this year - all in one night. Durang Durang is absurd, manic and high-energy. These twisted, dysfunctional tales will make you laugh and cry and then hate yourself for it. Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious evening of short plays by the award-winning playwright Christopher Durang. ‘You’ll like this if you like your comedy served quick, slick and deliciously dark’ Entertainment.ie ***** ‘Christopher Durang has the wit, the high, rebellious spirits, and the rage of a born satirist.’ The New Yorker Suitable ages 16+

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WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER DURANG CUBE DIRECTED BY RONAN PHELAN CAST: ANNIE GILL, JOHN DORAN, CIARAN O’BRIEN, 8.15PM VALERIE O’CONNOR, DONNCHA O’DEA AND CAMILLE LUCY ROSS. 3 – 7 APRIL €15/12 (CONC) 2 APRIL 2012, €8 7 APRIL 2012, 3PM, €10 BOOK BEFORE 26 MARCH AND SAVE 25%

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Ella Clarke THE FALL Meet Conor and Julie; the perfect couple, emblems for the ideal world, ambassadors for all human kind. No pressure. Watch them navigating their world and ours, living and loving 21st century style, perfect and ideal in every way. Right? The Fall is new dance production and a kitchen-sink drama set on a space station. Suitable ages 14+

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WRITTEN, CHOREOGRAPHED AND DIRECTED BY SPACE UPSTAIRS ELLA CLARKE PERFORMED BY ELLA CLARKE, JULIE LOCKETT & 8PM CONOR MADDEN 5 – 7 APRIL €15/12 (CONC) 4 APRIL, €12 BOOK BEFORE 28 MARCH AND SAVE 25%


Turn Around! You don’t wanna miss this! ABSOLUT Fringe and Project Arts Centre are joining forces to rip it up in rep, as five favourite shows from Fringes past will return for a sensational season in the Cube. Turn Around is a diverse line up of theatre, dance, puppetry, spoken word and music-theatre, a season of specially curated works just for you. See one or see them all but don’t miss it. Dive head first into the programme and see all five shows for just €50 with our Season Pass or pick and mix from the programme and see your favourite three for just €35. And without further ado here they are… CUBE 8.15PM 12 – 28 APRIL, 2012 €15/13 (CONC)

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ABSOLUT Fringe & Project Arts Centre WATERWORN A beautiful blend of puppets, projections, and live music; the story of one man in his pursuit of a giant whale. First presented at ABSOLUT Fringe 2009, Waterworn is a captivating story inspired by Hemmingway’s Old Man of the Sea and Melville’s Moby Dick. Bring your sea legs and climb aboard for a sensory experience you won’t forget. “… a refreshingly original piece…” Irish Theatre Magazine

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WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY GER CLANCY CUBE CHOREOGRAPHY BY MONIKA BIENIEK COMPOSED BY CHRIS MCLOUGHLIN 8.15PM PERFORMED BY GER CLANCY, MONIKA BIENIEK & CHRIS MCLOUGHLIN 12, 21 & 23 APRIL €15/13 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 5 APRIL & SAVE 25%


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ABSOLUT Fringe & Project Arts Centre THE SPINNER Meet the makers of Destiny. Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos, the three Greek Fates - a community of deities whose dance constructs destiny. Clotho spins the thread of life, Lachesis determines the length of the thread, and when death is near it’s Atropos who makes the cut. Spinning and dancing together they weave mischief in their wake. The Spinner is a physical dance show performed by an exciting group of emerging dance artists with live music on viola. A beautiful and intimate performance which reminds us that we are all connected by the common thread of life.

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CHOREOGRAPHED BY AOIFE MCATAMNEY CUBE PERFORMED BY JUAN CORRES BENITO, ANNA KASZUBA, ILAN KAV, 8.15PM TOM LANE & AOIFE MCATAMNEY 13, 17 & 28 APRIL €15/13 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 5 APRIL & SAVE 25%

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ABSOLUT Fringe & Project Arts Centre THRESHOLD Does what you do today dictate tomorrow? Rob and Aisling have it all. Life is good...or so it seems. But the cracks are beginning to show and when the doorbell rings one too many times on Halloween night it threatens to bring it all crashing down around them. Everything can change in a moment, but whose moment will it be? What happens when the paths that we were told would be straight, lead us straight to the unexpected. Presented at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 as When Irish Hearts are Praying, this darkly comic and uncompromising play returns in a new and revised version. Contains some strong language and scenes of a violent nature.

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WRITTEN BY AOIFE CREHAN CUBE DIRECTED BY MAISIE LEE & AOIFE CREHAN PERFORMED BY STEVE CASH, HANNAH JAMES & 8.15PM SARAH-JAYNE QUIGLEY 14, 16 & 26 APRIL €15/13 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 5 APRIL & SAVE 25%


Image: Jessica Ryan

SPOKEN WORD/ THEATRE

ABSOLUT Fringe & Project Arts Centre THREE MEN TALKING ABOUT THINGS THEY KINDA KNOW ABOUT In an interwoven slam-poetry session, three of Ireland’s leading performance poets take you on an emotional journey about what it really means to be a man. Venturing where few men have gone before they talk life, love, family and feelings in a show about universal truths, the things that make us human and the things that mess us up. Three men, different histories, same shit. “…each of the men brings their own energy, tone and distinct poetic style to the composite structure…”**** The Irish Times Contains some strong language, suitable 15+

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WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY COLM KEEGAN, KALLE CUBE RYAN & STEPHEN JAMES SMITH DIRECTED BY SARAH BRENNAN 8.15PM 18, 19 & 27 APRIL 2012 €15/13 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 5 APRIL & SAVE 25%

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ABSOLUT Fringe & Project Arts Centre GIS A SHOT ON YOUR BONGOS MISTER From Fatima Mansions to the suburbs of Senegal Three friends, two worlds and fifteen mad years. A Dubliner in Dakar brings his Senegalese teachers to a very white 1990s Dublin, where destruction is a necessary part of the creative force of a city on the brink of redevelopment. A personal story about life, death and regeneration told with a unique blend of music, theatre and projections, with a sprinkling of Dublin humour. Experience the world through a drummer’s ear. Somewhere between the music and laughs the problems of the first world fall into perspective. “… told with the easy, unpretentious touch of truth and natural charisma…” **** Irish Theatre Magazine

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WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY BRIAN FLEMING CUBE DIRECTED BY RAYMOND KEANE 8.15PM 20, 24 & 25 APRIL €15/13 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 5 APRIL & SAVE 25%


Image: Pat Redmond

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Rough Magic THE HOUSE KEEPER Rough Magic returns with the world premiere of psychological thriller The House Keeper. Written by Irish playwright Morna Regan, author of the awardwinning Midden (“a triumph” Irish Examiner), this darkly humorous drama explores the nature of possession, entitlement and inheritance. A young woman at the end of her tether is faced with homelessness when she loses her job and the bank threatens to repossess her home. Desperate, she breaks into the house of a wealthy woman, but before long she realises that she has disturbed a hornet’s nest of unimagined proportions. Don’t miss one of the most anticipated new plays of the year. Suitable ages 16+ REAL DEAL – ALL TICKETS 8 MAY JUST €15! PLACE TIME DATE TICKETS PREVIEW MATINÉE EARLYBIRD

WRITTEN BY MORNA REGAN SPACE UPSTAIRS DIRECTED BY LYNNE PARKER CAST: CATHY BELTON, INGRID CRAIGIE & ROBERT 8PM O’MAHONEY 24 APRIL – 12 MAY €25/20 (CONC) 19, 20, 21 & 23 APRIL, €15 28 APRIL, 5 & 12 MAY, 3PM, €18 BOOK BEFORE 12 APRIL & SAVE 25%

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PALIMPSEST What happens when you take traditional Irish music and add some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary musicians and their usual instruments? Five musicians will take up residence in the Cube for one week of musical experimentation culminating in a night of performance. Palimpsest will bring together a unusual group of performers all hailing from very different backgrounds but with a shared interest in exploring the new possibilities inherent in traditional Irish tunes. Over the course of the week they will shed a contemporary light on our musical heritage with their unique approach and combined styles of playing. Made possible with funding from the Arts Council Project Awards

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CREATED & PERFORMED BY SEÁN CARPIO CUBE (PERCUSSION), SIMON JERYMN (BASS GUITAR & PEDALS), ISABELLE O’CONNELL (PREPARED PIANO), 8.15PM SEÁN MACERLAINE ( LAPTOP & BASS CLARINET) & CAOIMHIN O’RAGHALLAIGH ( HARDANGER FIDDLE, 3 MAY FIVE STRING VIOLA & FIDDLE) €12/10 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 27 APRIL & SAVE 25%


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Sunday’s Child MY BEST FRIEND DROWNED IN A SWIMMING POOL When Henry cracks his head off a concrete sculpture and drowns in a swimming pool his friends are left floundering. They each reach for their own coping mechanisms, but soon realise that they are insufficient: chain smoking, reciting decades of the rosary, taking recreational narcotics, bitching, and trashing IKEA furniture will never fill the void of a dead best friend. In Henry’s absence they are drowning too, and their strategies for staying afloat are intriguing, exasperating and heart-breaking. Edinburgh Fringe hit My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool is a dark, witty drama which delves in to friendship, love and loss. A clever combination of dance, theatre and music presents the harsh reality of youth, a place where darkness and humour collide to provide an insightful critique of the society we live in. “…a star in the making; beauty and charisma allied with raw natural talent” ThreeWeeks (Edinburgh Festival Review) on writer Eva O’Connor There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on Friday 11 May. Contains strong language and some mild sexual references, suitable for ages 14+ REAL DEAL – 9 MAY ALL TICKETS HALF PRICE PLACE TIME DATE TICKETS EARLYBIRD

WRITTEN BY EVA O’CONNOR CUBE DIRECTED BY SOPHIE FULLER PERFORMED BY DANIEL CUMMINS, JASSY EARL, 8.15PM ROBERT NEUMARK JONES, EVA O’CONNOR & RUAIRI O’SHEA 9 – 12 MAY 2012 €12/10 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 2 MAY & SAVE 25%

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Image: Alexander Andriyashkin I Will Try by V.Loskutov

Image: CCNR - Yuval Pick Score by Laurent Philippe

Image: Howool Baek NOTHING for Body Courtesy of Physical Theatre Festival Seoul

Image: Aakash Odedra Rising by Chris Nash

DANCE

Dublin Dance Festival

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PROJECT ARTS CENTRE WITH AN EXCITING LINE UP FOR 2012


SCORE 8.00PM, 14 MAY & 9.30PM, 15 MAY | SPACE UPSTAIRS | €22/18 (CONC) Arresting, speedy and very beautiful, Score grew from sound bites recorded in Israel, where choreographer Yuval Pick grew up. Three exceptionally skilful young dancers capture the urgency and complexity of a country where borders, languages and cultures conflict and contradict. TRIPLE BILL 8.00PM, 15 & 16 MAY | CUBE | €15/13 (CONC) A dance for fingers and toes, imagined objects that fill a bare stage, and movement woven from real-life memories make up this quirky triple bill, featuring NOTHING for body by Howool Baek, Black by Mette Edvardsen and an extract from Prompted Breathless by Liv O’Donoghue. DOUBLE BILL 6.30PM, 18 & 19 MAY | CUBE | €15/13 (CONC) A fun and witty double bill. In I will try, Alexander Andriyashkin asks the audience to make changes to his dance while in Girls’ Dreams, Dmitrijs Gaitjukevich demonstrates every fantasy he thinks girls have, accompanied by a cheesy soundtrack and some very short shorts. Suitable ages 14+ THE FALLING SONG 8.00PM, 18 & 19 MAY & 6.00PM, 20 MAY | SPACE UPSTAIRS | €22/18 (CONC) A new work from junk ensemble is something to anticipate eagerly. Performed by an all-male cast and a live children’s choir, The Falling Song looks at the nature of flying and falling and the dangerous relationship between the two. So quickly wings can be replaced by crutches. RISING 6.00PM, 22 MAY & 7.00PM, 23 MAY | SPACE UPSTAIRS | €22/18 (CONC) Discover an emerging star of British dance. Aakash Odedra’s unique fusion of classical Indian and contemporary dance is explored in solos created for him by three leading choreographers Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan alongside one of his own works. THE BLUE BOY 9.00PM, 25 MAY & 3.00PM & 8.00PM, 26 MAY | SPACE UPSTAIRS | €22/18 (CONC) Brokentalkers return with The Blue Boy following its success at Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011. Dealing with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions The Blue Boy gives intense physical expression to the anguish of those who were silenced. Suitable ages 16+, contains material that some may find disturbing. Brokentalkers and junk ensemble are part of PROJECT CATALYST, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.

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Carpet Theatre & Mermaid Arts Centre PIGEON Have you ever tried to build shelves only to have them collapse and smash the wedding crystal? Or opened another bill when your account is in the red? What’s your breaking point? Pigeon is about that final straw, the story of an ordinary man caught in the crossfire. Tony has done the same job for twenty years, and then things change… He goes into DIY overdrive. Fixing things and sifting through his belongings, he can’t decide what to keep and what to throw away. Is he losing his job, his home, his wife or his mind? A wonderfully wordless production filled with fascinating character masks performed to an upbeat soundtrack by Jack Cawley and Steve Wickham (The Waterboys). “…devised physical theatre at its best” Irish Examiner Suitable ages 12+ There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on 28 May REAL DEAL – ALL TICKETS 24 MAY JUST €10!

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DIRECTED BY CIARÁN TAYLOR CUBE DEVISED BY CIARÁN TAYLOR WITH THE COMPANY PERFORMED BY PAU CIRER, RUTH LEHANE & 8.15PM KARL QUINN 23 MAY – 2 JUNE €16/12 (CONC) 22 MAY, €12/10 (CONC) 2 JUNE, 3PM , €12/10 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 15 MAY & SAVE 25%


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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company THE CHAIRS In a lighthouse on the edge of civilisation an old man and an old woman are waiting. They await the arrival of the town’s people to their home. Everyone, from the Mayor to the Blacksmith, the Colonel to the Courtesan will be there. It is possible the Emperor himself may attend. Because tonight, after a long life of bewilderment and underachievement, the old man has finally decided to tell all. He will reveal who he really is, what he should really have become, and, ultimately impart the secret of what life is really all about - a message that may indeed have the power to save humanity! Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs is one of the most merciless and unrelenting interrogations of life and living ever written for the stage; a mind-spinning tragic farce, that is at once as heartbreaking as it is hilarious. There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on 29 May. REAL DEAL – ALL TICKETS 28 MAY JUST €15! PLACE TIME DATE TICKETS MATINÉE EARLYBIRD

WRITTEN BY EUGENE IONESCO SPACE UPSTAIRS DIRECTED BY NIALL HENRY PERFORMED BY JOHN CARTY, CIARAN MCCAULEY & 8PM SANDRA O’MALLEY 28 MAY – 2 JUNE €20/16 (CONC) 2 JUNE 2012, 2PM, €18/14 (CONC) BOOK BEFORE 21 MAY AND SAVE 25% 19


AND IN THE GALLERY… A MACGUFFIN AND SOME OTHER THINGS 12 APRIL – 16 JUNE 2012 Curated by Vaari Claffey Our next exhibition the group show A MacGuffin and Some Other Things uses a mix of video, sculptural installations and performance to investigate the role of the object, and its function, or consequence, in relation to a script. The gallery will be split horizontally to create two viewing levels, a forced division between the films, performed work and sculptural objects. Like a ‘MacGuffin’, in our story the physical divide becomes the object around which the show orbits but whose intrinsic role is not at its core. The exhibition includes work by Lucy Andrews,¸ Isıl Egrikavuk, David Hall, Alice Rekab, and Judith Scott. In collaboration with the exhibition the IFI will present a series of free screenings of Claffey’s curatorial film work at 1.10pm on 17 & 19-22 April 2012. For more information visit www.ifi.ie

Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, ID # 2004.24.30015

SENSATION BY DAVID FAGAN 12 APRIL – 16 JUNE 2012 Curated by Vaari Claffey Project Arts Centre continues the new experimental Grotto series, with an installation by David Fagan entitled Sensation. You are welcome to join us for the opening of A MacGuffin and Some Other Things and Sensation on Thursday 12 April 2012 from 6pm to 8pm

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Visual Art

AND NEXT UP FROM VISUAL ARTS… For the first time since the opening exhibition of the building in 2000, visual arts will take over the entire space to present three unique exhibitions and our most ambitious project to date. One of Ireland’s most promising young artists Sam Keogh will transform the Space Upstairs from a performance space to a giant gallery filled with sculpture on an enormous scale. What wonders do the origins of the earth hold? What secrets will be discovered if we excavate our foundation? Set around a huge mound of prehistoric earth Keogh will present a series of sculptures emerging from the earth, an imaginative archeological investigation into our very beginnings. The Cube will play host to a number of artworks - light, sound and video installations - that will play with the notion of ‘appartatus’ within a theatrical setting. In the final piece of the exhibition a number of sculptural artworks will play out side by side in the gallery. These exhibitions will be accompanied and interrupted by a series of talks and specially commissioned performances, programmed by Project Arts Centre Director Cian O’Brien. For further information visit projectartscentre.ie. Runs from 3 July until 4 August Admission to all spaces - free

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AND AVAILABLE FROM OUR BOOKSHOP…..

HOW TO USE FOOL’S GOLD Sarah Browne’s How to Use Fool’s Gold, is a full colour artist’s monograph which includes essays by curator Tessa Giblin (Project Arts Centre), artist Jeremy Millar, an introduction by Nigel Prince (Director, Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver), plus texts by graphic designer Chris Lee and anthropologist Marshal Sahlins. Sarah Browne presented Second Burial at Le Blanc at Project Arts Centre in 2011. The exhibition will also be presented at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and Galway Arts Centre later this year, a tour by Project Arts Centre as part of our PROJECT CATALYST initiative. How to Use Fool’s Gold is co-produced by Project Press, Dublin; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and is available to buy now, online for €20 and from our bookshop for €15. FORMS OF IMAGINING #2 Project Press is delighted to present Forms of Imagining #2, the second in a series of publications to annually catalogue the visual arts programme at Project Arts Centre. This new publication will feature several newly commissioned texts focused on exhibitions from our 2008 programme; Handed Over, “News Animations”/”No Words For You, Springfield”, The Spectre and the Sphere, The Flight of the Dodo, Nonknowledge, In the Dark, The Prehistory of the Crisis (I), Monument to Another Man’s Fatherland, a newly commissioned essay by Francis Halsall, and is edited by curator Tessa Giblin. Forms of Imagining #2 will be available to buy for €€8 from our bookshop and online this April.

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