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Hi Everyone It’s starting to feel like summer’s finally arrived, and we are particularly excited about summer this year as we have so much happening! Between our Dancer in Residence Jessica Kennedy’s solo exhibition alongside a specially curated exhibition of dance films from DanceHouse, a summer programme of films, workshops, and events for our participate programme there’s lots to look forward to! We’re also particularly excited this summer about the launch of our brand new Pop Up Shop showcasing the best of Irish designed goods. (See page 28 for details.) We are also launching the RUA RED Café Bar, which sees a wonderful programme of daytime and evening events, as well as a lovely outdoor dining area. Read our interview with Café manager Frank on page 27 to find out more. During August, performance artist Anthony Schrag will be living and working in the community, leading to a series of fun and unusual interventions and events. Keep your eyes peeled for some of his ideas as he wants you to get involved! (see page 13). Anthony’s final project will take place on Sep 14th for our Family Open Day which is part of the country wide Gathering celebrations. We’d like to invite each and every one of you to come along on the day, bring your family and friends and enjoy a day full of spectacle, art and entertainment, with plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the day. Finally we’d just like to draw your attention to our brand new Supporter’s Scheme which rewards loyal customers with benefits throughout the year, including discounts on tickets, café, invites to special events and much more. There are several different packages so pick up a leaflet at reception, have a look online, and sign up today to start receiving your benefits! (see page 22) All in all, there’s an incredible amount going on, and we look forward to seeing you at our events. Join the conversation Flickr: /rua_red From the RUA RED team! Twitter: @RUARED Facebook:: /RUAREDArts With special thanks to

The Modelled Conscious, Lucy Andrews, 2013, Gallery 1

Visual Art Glitch Walking On White Lines The Dance of Making and Time… and Again Co-Location Becoming Imperceptible Winter Open Submission

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The Gathering 13 Culture Night 16 Photowalks 16 Absolut Fringe 17 10 Days In Dublin 17 Art Trolley


Film Family Film Over 55’s

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Become A Supporter 22 Tallaght Young Filmmakers 24 Creative Café RUA RED Café Bar Pop Up Shop

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General Info 31 Listings (Back of brochure)

Opening Hours Box Office / Reception: Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm (The centre is open until 10pm Mon - Fri for private classes, performances & rehearsals) Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and Public Holidays. Café: Mon, 9am - 4.30pm / 10am - 4.30pm

Cover Image: Molly O’Dwyer, Room With A View (Detail) 2013, as part of Becoming Imperceptible (page 9)




Image: David Szauder


ABOUT GLITCH at RUA RED brings together a selection of Ireland and Europe’s leading artists, theorists, researchers, curators and artist groups working in media and technology to explore contemporary cultural and critical issues, both emerging and established, that arise from artists’ investigations into digital technology. This year, GLITCH presents a series of exhibitions, taking place both online and in the gallery, that examines how digital artists are engaging with and responding to the current economic, political, and cultural factors that shape the Internet. The festival will discuss and

explore how the practice of the digital artist is in transition, not only due to the development of digital technologies, but also because digital artists are increasingly informed by offline factors that affect how the Internet, as a creative platform, is being developed. GLITCH 2013 features eight workshops, a Symposium, Oh Internetz (a short films showcase) and a closing party with BBQ featuring live performances from the best of Irish producers. Exhibiting artists include: Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD, Pixel Noizz - David Szauder, Evan Roth and Constant Dullaart


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Walking on white lines is an exploration of human need and rejection through film and contemporary dance. The exhibition looks at the delicate yet urgent need to escape. Working from the footage of their dance film Motion Sickness, the artists have created a five screen video installation dissecting the fragile narrative of the original work. These are made into singular compelling dance frames for the viewer to piece together. The films are accompanied by a sound composition and individual sound design. Elements and objects from the film are presented within the installation. Crows lie gathered in piles around the space. A lone red matchbox car is left stranded in the gallery. Motion Sickness is an award winning dance film that has screened across twenty festivals worldwide. The film is a collaboration between choreographer Jessica Kennedy and filmmaker John McIlduff and commissioned by RUA RED. Motion Sickness is set in a Tallaght car park and features a local marching band and forty dead crows. A live performance will accompany the exhibition. Date to be confirmed.. Supported by


Image: Birds and Tracks, Motion Sickness 2012

Jessica Kenendy, Dancer in Residence at RUA RED, is a choreographer and dance artist based in Dublin. Jessica trained in the United States, Dublin and London, completing her degree in Dance and English Literature at Middlesex University, London. Jessica is Co-Artistic Director of Junk Ensemble, creating multi-award winning shows including The Falling Song (Belfast Festival Queens/Dublin Dance Festival 2012), Sometimes We Break (Tate London commission 2012), Bird With Boy (Dublin Theatre Festival 2012/DFF 2011), Five Ways to Drown (National Tour 2012/Dublin Dance Festival 2010), Pygmalian Revisited (Aix en Provence commission 2010), Drinking Dust (DFF 2008) and The Rain Party (DFF 2007). She was awarded Best Female Performer for Dublin Fringe Festival 2006. John McIlduff is a writer, filmmaker and stage director. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and studied English Literature at Queen’s University, Belfast and at L’École de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris. Along with composer Brian Irvine, he has recently been awarded the Artists Taking the Lead commission for Northern Ireland as part of Cultural Olympiad celebrations for London 2012.




The Dance of Making and Time… and Again are two conceptually linked works developed by filmmaker/choreographer Mary Wycherley and sound artist/composer Jürgen Simpson between 2009 and 2012. Presented together, these contrasting yet complimentary works extend the definition of what constitutes a dance film work. Curated by Dance Ireland and presented in association with RUA RED and Mary Wycherley. The Dance of Making (2012) Video Triptych The Dance of Making explores the human processes which lie at the heart of living culture. Informed by contemporary dance’s deep awareness of the body, movement and embodiment, the work focuses on the act of creation in traditional handcrafts and activities such as uilleann pipe-making, hand-weaving and dry stonewalling. Time...and Again (2009) Time and Again examines the language of film from the perspective of dance making. The transformational capacity of its slow motion highlights movement detail and aims to draw the viewers’ attention closer to the gesture. Working with a non-trained dancer as performer, this film highlights the potential for movement and dance in all.


Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose practice spans choreography, live performance, and Screendance. Her films are regularly featured at international dance and film festivals. Mary’s performance and film collaborators include choreographers Mary Nunan, Yoshiko Chuma, composers Jßrgen Simpson and Steve McCourt, artists Maria Kerin, David Stalling and Anthony Kelly and photographer Maurice Gunning. Celebrating 21 years in 2013, Dance Ireland is a membership-led organisation, which celebrates, develops and promotes the diversity of dance practices in Ireland today. Based out of DanceHouse, their year-round programme, includes training and development opportunities, practical supports and services for dance artists.

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‘Co-location’ is a solo exhibition of new work by Fiona Marron completed while on residency at RUA RED. The exhibition encompasses elements of video and sculptural installation, which together, through a number of researched histories, examine value systems and probe the dynamic infrastructure behind current international channels of trade. Through engaging in a process of enquiry surrounding a transformational period in Chicago’s trading history, the crossovers between the worlds of science fiction and global finance are considered within the exhibition Co-location. In focus is a key figure of that history, former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, who accredits the major changes he implemented in computerising financial trading to ideas first imagined in his sci-fi writing of the eighties. Alongside his several published titles in the line of finance, his only published sci-fi title can be seen as the catalyst for the worlds first futures electronic trading platform, and a consequential step towards the proliferation of trades made globally today.


In the course of following up one such history, other tangential histories have emerged and are explored within Co-location.

Image: Production Still Co-location 2013

The advancement of fibre optic technology has been paramount to the developments in global trading, facilitating the current widespread practice of high frequency trading (HFT), a volatile and contentious activity. As a system, its operations are internet dependent and thus rooted in a physical network of sub-sea and earth optical fibre cables, an infrastructure which also becomes relevant in the exhibitions manifestation. With questions around the importance of geographical specificity another fundamental concern, the work engages consideration around the nature of time-space compression. Fiona Marron was born in Co. Monaghan in 1987. She graduated from Fine Art at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2009 and is currently completing an MA in Visual Arts Practice, IADT Dun Laoghaire. Solo exhibitions include ‘Last and First Men’ at The Joinery, Dublin (2011), ‘As Topic and Tool’ at The Joinery (2010) and ‘For Who Knows What’ at FOUR, Dublin (2009). Recent group exhibitions include ‘At the Level of Entitiy’, The LAB, Dublin (2013) ‘Construct #1’ at Monster Truck Gallery, ‘Portrait of Space’ at Clonlea Studios, Dublin (2011), ‘Hidden Memories, Lost Traces’ at Sinopale: Third Sinop Biennial, Turkey, ‘Switch: As Process’ at Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2010) and Reverse Pedagogy III, Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo (2009).



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“The Cosmos is an abstract machine, and each world has an assemblage affecting it. If one reduces oneself to one or several abstract lines that will prolong itself in and conjugate with others, producing immediately, directly a world in which it is the world that becomes, then one becomes-everybody/everything.”1

The sculptural works created for this solo exhibition by artist Molly O’Dwyer are fabricated using everyday materials such as floorboards, tiles and fencing; each brought together into an assemblage form. Some works are illuminated internally casting shadows upon the walls of the space, others are themselves projected upon. Light here is an animating force, infiltrating the structure and projecting from the assemblage forming phantoms; projections of an ephemeral landscape. Time exists in the abstract, present in the texture of the found objects and the moving image; the perception of time manufacturing a multiplicity of perspectives. 1. Gilles Deleuze. Felix Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987)


ge: Room With A View (Detail) 2013, Plywood Sliderobe sample, 32 Jenga Pieces

The artist here uses the materiality of the works to transect the narratological into vibrating particles of past present and future. The frame of reference therefore is essentially one of becoming: becoming-molecular, becoming-assemblage, becoming-imperceptible. This exhibition is curated by Curator-in-residence Dr Hilary Murray

Molly O’Dwyer (b.1980) is a visual artist from Dublin. She holds an MFA from NCAD, Dublin and a first class B.A. in Fine Art from D.I.T. Recent exhibitions include: Sites For Temporary Witness at The Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo,(2013) Awaiting Movement at The Werkstadt, Berlin (2012), Incubarte Festival at Museo Valenciano De La Illustración y Modernidad Valencia, Spain (2012), Les Concordances Du Temps, The Darling Foundry, Montréal, Québec (2012). She is currently artist in residence at RUA RED 2012/13. Supported by




RUA RED Annual Open Exhibition of fine and applied arts. Submissions may be in any discipline: painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, installation and jewellery. This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists from Ireland to exhibit their work in Gallery 1. The winner of the RUA RED Art Prize will be awarded a solo show during the ensuing 12 month period. The People’s Choice Award winner, determined by a public vote from visitors to the exhibition, will collect €1000. The Annual Winter Open Show will take place from 23rd November – 21st December 2013. Deadline for submissions is 5pm Thursday, 15 August 2013. All works submitted for exhibition are considered by a Selection Panel comprising of independent curators who have significant experience in the field of contemporary art and whose decision to accept or reject is final. Paul McAree (Director & Curator FLOOD), Grace McEvoy (Visual Arts Coordinator, BLOCK T) and Claire McAree (Visual Arts Coordinator, The Dock) confirmed guest panelists. Previous Exhibiting artists include John Jones, Aisling McGovern, Ciara McMahon, Aoife O’Donnell, Conor O’Donnell, Elizabeth Archbold, Karen Donnellan, Garrett Power, Lucy Sheridan, Margaret Tuffy and Fiona Woods.


Image: Garrett Power, Untitled, Winter Open 2012. Winner of 2013 solo show

Submission details: Artists can submit a maximum of three works. Each submission must include the following: • Completed Submission Form • Artist Statement, bio and C.V • Images (maximum of 3) • Registration and Handling Fee (Cheques can be made payable to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’) A Registration and Handling Fee of €10 (inclusive of VAT) is required for each work. This payment must be submitted with the application form. No work will be considered without payment. Cheques / postal orders should be made to ‘South Dublin Arts Centre Company’. Download the guidelines and submission form from, or request from RUA RED reception. Post or deliver the completed submission form together with disc of images and payment to: RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24



This year as part of The Gathering 2013, RUA RED are holding an Arts Gathering Open Day on September 14th from 11am-4pm. This community open day will be the culmination of international performance artist Anthony Schrag’s month long collaboration with the neighbourhood (see interview with Anthony on page 15). This will be a participatory event, inviting visitors of all ages to explore, collaborate and create. There will be local artists, writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, face painters, clowns and much more at this wonderful day for all the family. This even will feature building tours, workshops, a busking competition, local bands showcase and musical performances throughout the day, showcasing some of the wonderful talent and opportunities available in South Dublin. We look forward to sharing the wonderful artistic cultural output that Tallaght, RUA RED and the many individuals and groups that use RUA RED on a daily basis have to offer, with visitors from abroad. There will be opportunities to partake in different parts of the days proceedings as well as profiling the work of local artists and musicians. Join us also to explore our special viewing of our dance exhibition by dancer Jessica Kennedy and film maker John McIlduff and DanceHouse. Learn about acting techniques, take part in a digital storytelling workshop, make your mark on our map of home and marvel at the skills of the different organizations taking part on the day. We will also be holding the prizegiving for our Welcome Home postcard competition in association with The Echo and The Pictureworks, in which winning entries will be displayed on 10,000 postcards sent throughout the globe! This event is a celebration of our collaborative work with local artists, organizations and communities, and an opportunity to celebrate The Gathering 2013 event. For more information call 01 451 5860 or email




About the Artist Anthony Schrag was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the Middle East, the UK and Canada. His work is research-led and ‘socially engaged’ in as much as he prefers working with communities, creating event-based projects in which participants are an active and integral components. He is also interested in developing collective narratives, developing new knowledge and asking questions that encourages communities, groups or individuals to explore their place in the world, and believes these are the sorts of issues that are relevant to the citizens of Tallaght and the surrounding area. Find out more about Anthony by visiting


Q&A ANTHONY SCHRAG So how did you get into performance art? Personally, I wouldn’t call what I do “performance art” because it always makes me think of people getting naked and covering themselves with pigs blood or something. Performance art always makes me think of ‘pretending’ and I’m interested in a real exchange - something not representational. How would you describe your practice? I suppose the easiest thing is to say: “I do things with people”. What I am interested in is developing projects that are fun, meaningful and a bit dangerous; “fun” because it engages a wider group of people, thus making it more democratic. “meaningful” because it inspires a public’s ownership of the project - so it’s not just me doing something, but us, doing something together... and “a bit dangerous” because that is where new knowledge is. What do you intend on doing during your stay in Tallaght? I’d like to explore the immediate area around The Square, The Council buildings and RUA RED as sites of cultural production. How I generally approach a project is through a series of questions: what do we mean by culture? Who makes it? Who decides it? Who owns culture? How I’d like to do that is to develop interventions, installations, wee events and actions that might draw people out from their daily experience and see the world immediately around them slightly differently. As much of my work is site responsive, I won’t know exactly what I will do until I get there and start working with folks. It makes planning (and interviews about my work!) quite difficult, but it’s the best way to work, because it means I am truly collaborating with residents, rather than a ‘cookie-cutter’ work that can be implemented anywhere. What do you hope will be the outcome? I try not to prejudge or predict what an event might be or become... but I HOPE it will be fun, meaningful and a bit dangerous - I hope that it engages a wide spectrum of folks, that it explores the meaningful things in life and that it’s not always comfortable... because those are the best things in life, aren’t they? I am aiming for a shared experience that asks interesting questions about life and our place within it. And that we’ll have a laugh. For full interview and info on how to get involved visit



Culture Night is a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across 34 towns throughout Ireland. Arts and Cultural organizations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for families and individuals to enjoy. RUA RED have an exciting line up planned for our own culture night and this will include artist studio tours and performances, a teen drama workshop, digital storytelling drop in project, building tours, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, poetry and literary readings and much more. Join our building residents for an exciting insight into everything that goes on behind the scenes in Ireland’s largest multi disciplinary arts centre!


Designed to provide an understanding of digital cameras, the walks will leave from RUA RED and participants will work in pairs. The Photo Walks are facilitated by Create School, who specialise in providing educational workshops in digital media. The editing work will take place in the digital lab in RUA RED under the careful guidance and instruction of Peter Baxter of Create School, where participants will learn to touch up and print photos. All equipment is provided. Booking is advised as there are limited places available. For booking information see page 31. Dates: Times:

Mondays 12th Aug, 7th Oct, and 16th Dec 12pm - 2pm Price: FREE



Image: TimeBomb, part of Fringe Festival at RUA RED 2012 This year RUA RED and The Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 have joined up to provide two rehearsal residencies which will be allocated to participants of The Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Support through the run up to the festival will be awarded to an individual or group specializing in the mode of dance as well as an individual or group performing new work. Dublin Fringe is Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival. Now in its 18th year, the festival stages up to 525 events in over 40 venues, and around 150,000 people have at least one Fringe experience during the Festival. It is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the best contemporary theatre and dance shows touring internationally. For artists, the Fringe facilitates an opportunity to innovate, to cross disciplines and boundaries and to find new ways and places to create work. For more info visit


RUA RED are supporting this year’s 10 Days in Dublin Festival. This exciting and innovative festival is only in its third year and yet has truly established itself as one of Dublin’s best not for profit open format festivals. 10 Days in Dublin includes all types of art and performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting and sculpture. RUA RED are happy to support the venture and are providing free and reduced price rehearsal space to the wide variety of participants in the festival. For more info visit



These one hour Art Trolley sessions help you and your child interpret the Gallery 1 exhibitions with the help of artist Jane Fogarty, Each week involves a new theme, with hands-on, take home activities. This season you will explore the video installations of Walking on White Lines (See page 3). This exhibiton features 5 short video pieces from Dancer in Residence Jessica Kennedy and filmmaker John McIlduff.

Exhibition: Dates: Times: Price::

Walking on White Lines (See page 3) July 27th, Aug 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th Aug 31st, Sep 7th, 14th & 21st 10.30am - 11.30am â‚Ź3.50 per child

The art trolley sessions are suitable for children aged 3 to 8 years accompanied by a parent / guardian. 2 children maximum per adult. Booking will open 1 week before each session. See page 31 for booking information.



HAPPY FEET 2 6 JUL, 12PM Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home - one that will take everyone working together to save them. (PG/100min/2011)

ALVIN AND THE 3 AUG, 12PM CHIPMUNKS A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore. (PG/92 min/2007)


THE ARISTOCATS 7 SEP, 12PM Join us for this old Disney classic! With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (G/78mins/1970)


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 30 JUL, 11AM Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. (103 min/1952/ Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)


STRICTLY BALLROOM 27 AUG, 11AM A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. Starring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice and Bill Hunter. (94 min/1993/Baz Luhrmann)

WALL STREET (1987) 24 SEP, 11AM A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. Starring Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas. (126 mins/1987/Oliver Stone) The Over 55s Film program is kindly supported by







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Special offers for hire of rehearsal and mac lab suite Opportunities to get involved in Young Curators Program Invites to Teen Supporters club events

20% discount on selected RUA RED events for you and your family Invitation to annual family open day Free kids drinks with every meal purchased in RUA RED Café


20% discount on RUA RED events Invitations for you and a guest to selected events Free tea/coffee with every sandwich/soup purchased in RUA RED Café Special offers for hire of rehearsal rooms Discounts on exhibition merchandise





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Tallaght Young Filmmakers is an award-winning youth-led filmmaking group that meet weekly in RUA RED. They work with professional filmmakers to devise their own scripts and shoot their own films. Master classes with professional filmmakers focus on film critique, scriptwriting, sound, acting, directing, editing and more. See some examples of work and activities undertaken by the Tallaght Young Filmmakers as well as info and opportunity in all art forms on Anyone aged 14 – 18 is welcome to join. For more information, please contact Tori, Youth Arts Coordinator for South Dublin County Council at 0860479535 or by email at The group is supported by the Arts Council, South Dublin County Council, and RUA RED. In 2011, their partnership with South Dublin County Council was acknowledged by the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award for Sustaining the Arts Date: Thursdays Time: 5pm – 7pm



Creative Café is RUA RED’s latest offering of free and creatively varied daytime sessions taking place in our wonderful Café. The informal sessions are artist-led with all materials provided.

THE DRAWING TABLE New artist-led drop-in drawing sessions for visitors to RUA RED. These 1 hour sessions are open to all abilities with materials provided. Dates: Time:

17th, 30th Jul, 14th, 28th Aug, 11th, 25th Sep 11am

BOOK CLUB RUA RED is seeking interest from anyone who would like to join our new Book Club, an informal FREE monthly meeting that is aimed at anyone over 18yrs of age. Keeping to an International Writing theme, the first book of the month is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Books are available at RUA RED from 1st July, with special thanks to South Dublin County Libraries Dates: 25th July, 29th Aug, 26th Sep Time: 3pm

MORNING SHORTS Come to our Morning Shorts, FREE story telling sessions for under 5s and parents. The drop-in story-telling sessions are open to RUA RED visitors and take place inside our performance space. Dates 5 July, 2 Aug, 6 Sep Time: 11am


HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS? So have you heard the good news? Well we have some and we want to tell you all about it! The dreaded downturn and crazy cuts have been hogging the headlines and all the good stories of 2013 are getting swept under the rug! RUA RED have teamed up with Theatrical Juggernaut THEATREclub to try and assemble all of the good news from Tallaght. We are asking people to get in touch and tell us their good news stories. From brand new babies, winning a tenner on a scratchcard or maybe something like a blossoming romance - we want them all! Our café will become awash with good news to make us all feel great this August with this part story telling, part creative writing project. Get in touch at THEATREclub





CAFÉ BAR @RUA RED July sees the launch af the newly improved RUA RED Café Bar. You will notice a number of changes about the place which will include a wonderful outdoor space providing an opportunity for an after work glass of wine in a distinctive environment. Alongside the daytime café programme of events, we will be introducing a new menu and night time entertainment. To find out a bit more about the cafe, we asked Frank Guinevan the cafe manager a few questions about the evolution of the RUA RED Cafe Bar.... Frank, tell us a little bit about yourself and the lovely cafe staff Well, the café team consists of myself, café assistants David and Teresa and our volunteers Sergio and Eoghan who have joined us through the TÚS scheme and are learning everything there is to know about café service and production. Collectively we have many years experience in food service and strive to provide the very best in customer service! Tell us a bit about RUA RED Café up to now The café has been open now for over a year and we have built up a loyal local following alongside artists and creative types, who come for our signature sandwiches and unique Ariosa blend coffee, alongside the delicious gateaux and pastries. It has a real community atmosphere and it’s always lovely to see our regulars. Care to fill us in on some of the plans for the RUA RED Café bar? We are planning to develop a more extensive afternoon and evening experience, including cheese and savoury platters, wine tasting evenings and evening entertainment. We want to provide a cosmopolitan evening atmosphere for our many customers who have often mentioned the need for such a thing. We also want to provide a nice, accessible space for young families so as one of our new café programme of events; we are introducing Morning Shorts storytelling sessions. What would you hope to introduce in the future? I’d hope to have more events in the café space, reflecting the differing activities that go on in the building, and I feel this would appeal to a broader spectrum of visitors, providing food for both body and mind



The RUA RED Pop Up Shop is an exciting new venture that will take place in the RUA RED foyer area. Featuring the best of cutting edge Irish designer produce, the pop up shop will include a wide variety of products, from affordable gifts and collectibles to high end furniture and prints. The designers showcased are a mix of invited individuals as well as designers and craftmakers who can submit their designs for inclusion via the RUA RED website. This has resulted in an exciting and varied ever changing selection from the best and brightest in the business.

For more information on the Pop Up Shop or to submit a proposal of interest visit


TENANT SPOTLIGHT Interviewed by Heather Byrne

INKED UP HB: Who are you? / What are you all about? IU: We are a graphic design led creative agency. We offer our clients a professional graphic design service, focusing on innovative and highly creative solutions. We specialise in logo design and branding; it’s one of our favorite briefs. We also love to design brochures, packaging, point of sale & exhibition graphics and signage. We love to work on outdoor events and trade shows, and have quite a reputation for design and signage displays at outdoor sports events Outdoor adventure graphics is something we get really exceited about because it has a lot of creative freedom. HB: What are you working on right now? IU: We have just finished working on all the marketing material for a growing Adventure Race & Brand. This included the designing and print management of brochures, fliers, t-shirts, banners, outdoor signage, flags and maps for the event. As if all of this wasn’t enough, we actually participated in the event and won 1st Team! HB: How did you get into this line of work? IU: I was always into drawing as a kid and my school books where always full of doodles. I excelled in art, so it was just a natural progresssion to study Design in college. And I never really liked Maths so accountancy wasn’t on the cards. At the time of my leaving certificate, the design industry was booming. There was so many advancements and breakthroughs happening in digital technology, it was a really exciting time. I had the best of both worlds in college - the old school traditional design methods and the constantly evolving computers and design software.


HB: What is a normal day in your studio like? IU: There is no such thing as a normal day in the office really…no two days are ever the same! We cover such a broad spectrum of media sometimes we might not be in the studio at all. For instance we could be out doing a signage survey for a client one day or delivering a presentation of concepts for a brief, and then back in the office working on a website or marketing campaign the next. HB: What are some of your favourite projects you’ve worked on? All of our outdoor adventure branding and designing for our client Total Experience. A Signage Design and Installation project for Russborough House which included working on the new 3 D interactive Muesum, which was amazing to be part of. We were also selected by the Board of Management and Trustess from the Alfred Beit Foundation to present a new identity concept for Russborough House & 3D Museum contending with a massive creative agency also selected from Edinburgh which was a big honor and achievement, and really boosted our confidence at the time as a young and upcoming creative agency. HB: Have you ever worked with any famous people? IU: Yes we have worked with Keith Duffy from Boyzone while we where working on the marketing materials for the charity Autism Ireland. For more info on up and coming campaigns vist autism Also, Kathryn Thomas who helped launch one of the events we worked on ‘DARE’ in aid of Childline. We were also introduced to the Minister for Arts and Education at the Launch of the 3D exhibition at Russborough! HB: Any upcoming projects you want to plug? IU: Yes...we will be updating our website in 2013 and lauching a new marketing campaign in the area so please keep an eye on to see it first!

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RUA RED Café Bar launches on July 26th 6pm. join us for wine tasting and live music in the newly launched café bar as well as an exclusive introduction to the work included in our very first Pop Up Shop Don’t want to wait? Email your order before 12noon to info@ruared.iie MON 9AM - 4.30PM / SAT 10AM - 4.30PM

GENERAL INFORMATION DROP IN RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre Tallaght Dublin 24


BOX OFFICE / RECEPTION MON - SAT, 10AM - 6PM The centre is open until 10pm for private classes, rehearsals, performances and events. Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and Public Holidays. We are committed to being an accessible venue and our public areas are fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Facilities include an elevator, adapted toilets, and auditorium seating. An induction loop is available at reception and in the performance space. Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate them. LUAS: Take the Red line to the last stop, Tallaght. Turn right off the tram and you will see us! BUS: Routes with stops nearby are 49, 49A, 50, 54A, 65, 65B, 27, 77A. Check CAR: We recommend parking in Tallaght Cross car park by Marks and Spencers for â‚Ź4 max charge. Alternatively the Square Shopping Centre offer the first two hours free. The Civic Theatre car park may be used free of charge after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday. MAPS: A local map is available on our website or by calling the box office. You can find us on Google Maps by searching for RUA RED, Tallaght and clicking the top listing. Map is available at


BOXOFFICE@RUARED.IE WWW.RUARED.IE (selected events are available to book online)


01 451 5860 MON - SAT, 10AM - 6PM

RUA RED / / 01 451 5860




ART PORTFOLIO COURSE Wed (18 Sep – 27 Nov), 7pm – 9pm

This course is designed to stimulate and encourage creative thinking while supporting your understanding of the NCAD portfolio brief. €120. To book contact 087 7954528 or email BRIGHT SPARKS Thurs, 10.30am – 11.30am (from 19th Sep)

Drop-in art sessions for children from 12 months to 4 years. Painting, drawing, paper crafts, card-making, decoration, 3-D projects, messy play, modelling with play dough and lots more. €7 To book contact Asha on 085 7162931, email or visit DOODLEBOX ART CLASSES Sat (from 21st Sep) 4 - 7 years, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 8 - 12 years, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Exciting and creative arts and crafts experiences await your budding artists in these weekly classes. €55 for 6 weeks. 4 -12years To book contact 087 2217924 or email FELT MAKING CLASSES Mon, 7pm – 9pm

Learn to make beautiful pieces in a relaxed, fun and enjoyable environment. Beginners welcome. All materials included. €120 for 6 weeks To book contact Elaine on 087 944 8364 or email SOUTH DUBLIN ARTISTS FORUM

Artists talk about art, make presentations and participate in projects. For more info contact Elizabeth on


L’ATELIER ART AND FUN Fri, Adults 2pm – 4pm / Children 4pm – 5pm

L’Atelier art studio and workshops for adults and children. All materials included. €10 p/h To book contact Katy on 0851174848 OPEN ART GROUP Thurs, 7pm - 9pm

An art group where you can practice arts at your leisure. €10 per class. To book call TCA on 01 452 8180. DOUBLE TAKE ART STUDIO Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10am - 5pm

Art studio working exclusively with the disabled community. To book contact Ruth at TCA on 01 452 8181 OPEN STUDIO WEEK, 13-20 SEP An opportunity for the public to see this unique resource developed over the last 3 years by Tallaght Community Arts.


BELLYDANCE Tues, 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Are you attracted by Bellydance rhythms? Do you want to tone up but find exercise dull? Then this drop in class is for YOU! €10 / €8 per class. No booking necessary. For info contact Vawn at DANCERITE Thurs, 4pm - 6pm (starting Sep)

DanceRite is a successful Stage School based in Dublin for children aged 3 – 17 years. To book contact 087 945 6165, email or visit DIZZY FOOTWORK DANCE ACADEMY 4 - 7 years: Wed & Fri, 4pm - 5pm 8 - 17 years: Fri, 5pm - 8pm

Technical Jazz, Hip Hop, Basic Ballet, Tap & Musical Theatre. €100 for 10wk course. To book contact Lisa on 085 145 7238


SCOIL RINCE Tues, 5.30pm - 6.30pm (from Sep)


DRAMA WORKSHOPS Sat, 10 - 14 yrs, 1pm - 2.30pm Sat, 5-10 yrs, 2.30pm - 4pm Sat, 14 - 19 yrs, 4pm - 6pm

Includes solo dancing, céili dancing (in groups), grading examinations and performances in class demonstrations/shows. Age 4yrs+ To book contact Jennifer on 087 663 3601 or email

Carousel Theatre School provides speech and drama classes to students from 5-19 years. Classes include theatre games, role play, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, vocal exercises, stage techniques, mime and movement. To book contact Jennifer on 086 171 4024, email or visit ACTING FOR ADULTS Wed, 7pm – 9pm (from 25th Sep)

If you’ve ever wanted to ‘give it a go’, now is your chance! This enjoyable short course will introduce you to many practical aspects of drama with a strong emphasis on improvisation. There is no need to have any previous experience only the desire to join in and have lots of fun. 18 years + To book contact Sarah-Jayne on 087 2217924 or email


BOKWA FITNESS Thurs, 7pm - 8pm

Sweat the alphabet and dance the digits!! Bokwa Fitness is the latest dance fitness craze taking Ireland by storm. Burn up to 1200 calories while drawing letters and numbers with your feet.€8. To book contact 0876169093 or email


WEIGHT WATCHERS Thurs, 4pm, 5.15pm and 6.30pm

Weekly meetings for weigh-ins, support, tips & exclusive weight watchers products. To book contact Geraldine on 087 206 2506 or visit WEIGHT WATCHERS Fri, 9.30am, 10.45am & 12.30pm

Weekly meetings for weigh-ins, support, tips & exclusive weight watchers products. To book contact Bernadette Hickey on 087 277 8098 or visit ZUMBA FITNESS Tues, 7pm - 8pm

Party yourself into shape with Zumba Fitness®! Drop in fee €8, 10 class punch card €70. To book contact Lisa on 1 LITERATURE PLATFORM Third Wed of month, 7pm - 9pm

An eclectic group of writers that meet monthly. To book contact Eileen Casey on 01 452 4227 or VIRGINIA HOUSE CREATIVE WRITERS Fri, 7.30pm—9.30pm.

Facilitated by Maria Wallace, published writer/ poet, winner of the Hennessey Literary Award for poetry. Virginia House Creative Writers Group’s aim is to encourage and develop writing skills through positive and critical appreciation of the members’ work. Open to everyone with an interest in writing, the group welcomes newcomers. €4 per class. To book contact Maria on 086 873 0635 or



This South Dublin County Council initiative offers an affordable recording studio to individuals, organizations and groups. To book contact Gerry on 086 781 1687 or CÓRUS CHOIR Thurs, 8pm - 9.30pm

Uplifting, therapeutic & fun, CÓRus is a new type of choir open to everyone who loves to sing - no auditions, no need to read music. €100 for 10 week term. Ages 18+ To book contact Yvonne on 086 811 5854, or visit DES CARTY MUSIC SCHOOL 12-week term starts 9th Sep. Enrolments in RUA RED from 19th Aug

Weekly classes on guitar, keyboards, fiddle, voice, banjo, mandolin, bass & tin whistle. All levels: Beginners to Advanced. Group lessons €150 for 12 week 1 hr classes / Individual lessons €260 for 12 week half hr classes (family discounts available). Ages 6+. To book contact Martin at 01 452 0611, email or visit GUITAR LESSONS Tues, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Individual & group guitar lessons taught. To book contact Simon on 087 135 0889 or visit SING YOUR SOCKS OFF Mon, 3-4pm (from Sep)

Playfully introduce you and your child to pitch, rhythm and the joy of singing. €10 drop-in / €60 for full term (8 weeks) / €50 for 6 classes & siblings are half price. To book contact Mischa on 087 7799014, email or visit


SINGING THE BLUES AWAY Tues, 8pm - 9.30pm

Song Workshops with professional singer Susan Tomelty. The song workshops explore vocal warm-ups and exercises to enhance the strength and tone of the voice. €10 For further information or to book contact Susan on 086 3840458 or email SOUNDS ENSEMBLE Wed, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Thurs, 6.30pm 9.30pm and Sat, 10am – 2pm

Individual lessons on wind instruments; clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe and recorder. Beginners to Advanced. For adults who have never played an instrument or who are returning to play after an interval of many years. To book contact Terry on 087 697 0334



Tallaght Young Filmmakers is an award-winning, youth-led filmmaking group that meets weekly in RUA RED. They work with professional filmmakers to devise their own scripts & shoot their own films. To book contact Tori on 086 0479535 or email RUA RED MULTIMEDIA LAB Mon - Fri 10am - 9.30pm, Sat 10am - 6pm

Mac G5 Towers, scanners and printers. €2.50 per hour / €9 for half day (4hours) / €18 for full day (8 hours) For more info or to book contact RUA RED on 01 451 5860 or email


ANIMATION WHIZZ 22nd - 26th July, 10am – 2pm

Students will learn the 12 principles of animation, design their own Characters and Storyboards, direct and produce a stop motion film and finally publishing on Youtube. Ages 8-14. €88 for week. To book contact Aisling on 086 2059661, email or visit ARTZONE JULY 8th - 12th July, 10am – 2pm

Come along and unlock your creative side! The portfolios for July are based on a Cirque du Soleil theme for Seniors and Wonder Pets in July for Juniors. Suitable for 5 – 12 years. ARTZONE AUG 19th - 23rd August, 10am – 2pm Come along and unlock your creative side! The portfolios for August are based on a How does my garden grow theme for Seniors and Infinity & Beyond theme in July for Juniors. Suitable for 5 – 12 years. €109 1st Child, €99 2nd Child, €89 3rd & more. (Fee includes all the art equipment plus an Artzone T-shirt) To book contact Artzone on 01 406 3915, 01 499 0614 or visit DOODLEBOX 15th - 19th July, 10am – 2pm

Five fun filled days jam packed with interesting and unusual arts, crafts and design projects. Children will experience a wide range of exciting projects that will stretch their imagination and encourage them to try new ideas. €95 (discount for siblings). Ages 4+ To book contact 087 2217924 or email

July sep online  

Check out our July - Sep brochure for our upcoming films, exhibitions and Café news!