A warm hello from all here at The Dock,
We are thinking of you, our great supporters, our artists, friends and community users. Thank you to all of you who have generously returned the cost of tickets and classes back to The Dock to fund our programme, your support and kindness is really appreciated. The team are working away behind the scenes, and are using this time to do a full overhaul of the equipment in theatre space. Where we are currently installing a state of the art sound and lighting system, funded through The Leader programme we are very thankful to Leitrim Development Company for thier support with this project.
At the end of May, we started to upgrade our website. Our recent research is showing that 44% of our tickets are now bought online. We are aiming to re-launch this in late September. This new design will make it easier access some of the great projects The Dock have been commissioning since our closure and to read and hear about our work with artists. Over August and September, we will be launching a mini-programme of events and new work by artists.
The Dock and Leitrim Design House are delighted to open on Thursday July 16th. We will be welcoming people back with managed access on a limited basis on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11.30am - 4.00pm.
We open with an exhibtion by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh who is one of the leading painters of her generation.She is deeply committed to painting, its qualities, its energy and stillness, her work has been at the centre of Irish painting for the past decade. Sinéad has been represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery since graduation. She was awarded the RHA’s Hennessey Craig Scholarship, selected for the RHA Futures exhibition, and has been shortlisted for the AIB Art Prize. Sinéad was also nominated for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, held as part of the Liverpool Biennial. Ní Mhaonaigh trained at TUD (Fine Art Painting) alongside figures like Anita Groener and Patrick Graham.
We have been working to put measures in place that ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, which is our priority so hours maybe subject to change.
Keep well and safe, with best wishes
Sarah and all at the Dock