Following The Songlines: Theo Dorgan with special guest Cormac Breatnach
Theo Dorgan is a poet, novelist, prose writer, editor, essayist and translator. Among his recent publications are ‘Jason & The Argonauts’ (2014; a libretto); ‘Liberty Walks Naked’ (2015; translations from the French of the Syrian poet Maram al-Masri); ‘Foundation Stone: Towards a Constitution for a 21st Century Republic’ (2013, editor); and the novel ‘Making Way’ (2013). His most recent collections of poems include ‘Nine Bright Shiners’, which was awarded the Irish Times/Poetry Now Prize for best collection published in 2014, and ‘Orpheus’, a collection of poems published in 2018. He is a member of Aosdána.
Throughout his long career Cormac Juan Breatnach has played with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams, Donal Lunny, Bernard Purdie and Susan McKeown. In 2018 Cormac collaborated with Daire Bracken and Martin Tourish to record his ‘Whistle Blower’ CD, performing his compositions live in 2019 with film and graphics.
Theo and Cormac have long shared an interest in the relationships between lyric poetry and traditional music. Mixing poems, tunes, compositions and conversation. Reflecting on the influence of Greece on Dorgan’s poems and of the Basque country on Breatnach’s music, they explore the cross-influences of the known and the unfamiliar.
When: Saturday 1st June
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Where: Kitchen Cabinet Room
Tickets: €10 each or €30 for a family of 4. Tickets available from www.eventbrite.ie
Curated by Mark St. John Ellis of nagGallery
The descriptive title of the new Weaving Paintings by Kohei Nakata describe the action of painting lines in pearl acrylic that appear to weave between each other. The choice of line is in contrast to the hard edged lines and colour in the paintings of Gareth Jenkins. Both surfaces reference materials and texture.
To compliment these abstract wall based paintings a selection from the State collection of ceramics from the International Academy of Ceramics 2014 event in Dublin Castle has been carefully selected to exhibit structures and forms that fell into the categories of organic and chaotic and vessels.
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tues – Sun
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm
Please note that the gallery closes from 1pm – 2pm for lunch.
The exhibition is open to the public and is free of charge.
The Art festival comes to Farmleigh. Come and watch the numerous artists create their works in the
beautiful surroundings of Farmleigh. Watch as magnificent pieces come to life. Pieces are available
to the public to purchase.
When: Saturday 22nd June
Time: 10am – 5pm
Where: Farmleigh Estate