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Summer ‘12


Vol8 Iss 4

‘Traces’ is a group mixed media exhibition by four artists interested in integrating their varied practices and backgrounds towards the exploration of a shared theme. Each artist has approached the theme from an individual starting point, reflecting physical or historic realities and personal or shared interests in the imaging of evidence. Mary Brady’s work is based on the traces of people left behind in worn clothing and old faded photographs and the memories and feelings they evoke. Pauline Crothers uses textiles to reflect the timeless art of Newgrange. For Lynne Foster Fitzgerald ‘Traces’ represents an indication of existence or occurrence of something. Biddy Scott draws on insignificant ‘Traces’ of past presence. ‘Traces’ runs from 14 -26 August 2012 at Signal Arts Centre, Bray.

LIVE NIGHT - First Tuesday of month from Sept to June - LIVE NIGHT Wicklow Sailing Club, Wicklow Town FREE ADMISSION

Editorial Hi all,

Welcome to our Summer Special Ezine issue of the Space Inside Arts. The Space Inside Live Nights and Magazine are on their summer holidays, but we are keeping in touch with you through this pint-sized virtual issue. Did you know we email an E-newsletter each month listing Live Night performers? If you would like to receive this reminder, please send an email to with the word ‘Newsletter’ as the subject.


he idea of a Metropolitan Arts Centre for Belfast was first discussed in the late nineties. Back then, it was to be an ambitious coalition of various arts and educational organisations housed in one building. After years of negotiation, appraisal, planning and re-planning, the £18.4m MAC has emerged.

We will be back with our regular issue in September. See you at our Live Night on Tuesday 2nd October 2012.

The MAC takes us into a whole new realm of city centre arts space. With its quirky design, by local architects Hackett & Hall, and situated on the north side of St Anne’s Square, this ‘world-class venue in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter will be home to all kinds of exhibitions, blockbuster performances, experimental works and endless goings-on.’

Carol Boland

The opening of the MAC marks the continual development of the arts infrastructure in Belfast, and shows the level of support from Government towards arts and culture.

Winners of €100 in Friends of the Space Inside Draws:

Check out their diverse

George Whittaker



Bridge Street Books Avril Young

Our Friends List is now open for 2012/13.

Helen Duffy

Just email or Facebook us or, better still, send us a cheque for €40 to Space Inside Grove Mill, Hollyfort, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

John Graham Jane Clarke

Also get a free Space Inside keyring.

Phil Lynch Liam Walsh


Shirley McClure 2

Bewley’s @ Lunchtime The Candidate LOVERS: Winners & Losers

A sexy, funny satirical take on the holiday romance.

Brian Friel’s two short plays from show the fallible hopes and disenchantments love can bring.

3 – 21 July 2012 Winners is the story of a young couple preparing for their final school exams and an imminent pregnancy. In Losers, the lovers may be older, but their passion is no less real - a passion which Hanna's bedridden tyrannical mother is determined to frustrate.

Doors open 12.50pm Mon €8/Sat €12 Tues/Thurs €10 Grafton Street, Dublin

Director: Stephen Acton Tuesdays and Thursdays during August

Russborough House Blessington,

8.30pm €10

For art lovers to historians to the curious passer-by, there are so many things to admire at Russborough House: from the beauty of the Lafranchini ceilings to a wonderful collection of world class art and furnishings.

Gretchen Peters Her latest album has been described as one of 'rare insight' that 'tackles tumultuous emotional conflicts head-on'. Audiences can expect to be moved, not just by her words, but also by her expressive and warm voice.

April to September 10am – 6pm €10 House Tour The Gorey Festival features the Gorey International Craft and Design Showcase and the Made in Wexford 2012 exhibition. The streets will be filled with markets, food events, street concerts and children’s activities throughout the festival.

Wed 25 July 8pm €16/14

3rd - 5th of August 2012


Some Things Are Free!

Paddy Campbell

Spoke is a new open mic night at the Irish Writers Centre, taking place on the third Friday of every month.

Solo 70 Exhibition Gormleys 25 South Frederick St Dublin 2

Writers, spoken word artists and musicians are all welcome and, if you'd like to perform, you need to sign in on the night. Please note, you can't sign up by email, you've got to be there. Every Spoke will feature a guest performer. Next open mic 20 July. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free admission

To 31 July Sculptor Paddy Campbell celebrates his 70th year with a host of solo exhibitions. Beginning with Gormleys Fine Art Gallery in Dublin. Free admission

Poet’s Corner Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Sleepwalkers: Jesse Jones: The Trilogy of Dust The work of Jesse Jones takes the form of short films which renegotiate the material and ideological structures of cinema. The Trilogy of Dust is a collection of three films: Mahogany 2009, The Predicament of Man 2010 and Against the Realm of the Absolute 2011. 5 July – 7 October 2012 Free admission

Sheep back in Tinahely The curious Art Sheep Flock has multiplied in the village of Tinahely. The sheep are created by the members of TAG (Tinahely Arts Group). Each artist has worked through the winter to create their own individual take on Wicklow’s familiar woolly friends. The results are diverse and quirky. Worth a look!

John Saunders’ first collection ‘After the Accident’ was published in 2010. John is also one of three featured emerging poets in ‘Measuring’ published by Dedalus Press. The History of Shaving What hirsute could compete in this cut throat world where close shaves are a daily event? The mirror tells me what has changed, a temporary reprieve from the rough, skin soft as lips, opened to the sharp. A cut without resistance is all that is required, the honing stone readied, the blade moves again, hearts beat, time passes. I see her tears running down the glass, rivulets of rejection. Her eyes do not look at me and I realize what I can no longer face. Water scalds where cuts are deep, the bleed takes a long time to stop.

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