Culture Night is back!
Join us to celebrate Culture Night with an exciting and vibrant programme of events for all. The Dock has curated a special night to include children’s workshops, trad in the foyer, a spectacular performance by Celina Muldoon as part of her new exhibition Kurnugia Now and a special WE LOVE THE EIGHTIES with a film screening of YOUR favourite classic 80's Irish film to be chosen by you.
All events are FREE beginning at 6pm and running until midnight. Our galleries will be open late too.
Culture Night is our favourite night of the year and we would love you to join us and celebrate.
6pm – 12 midnight Open galleries
6pm -10pm 'Speaking of Which' artist talk series films screening in the performance space.
6pm Drop in children’s workshop – art – Dympna O’Driscoll
7pm Drop in children’s workshop – music – Natalia Beylis
8pm - 9pm Trad in the Foyer
9pm - 10pm Live performance by Celina Muldoon and collaborators as part of exhibition Kurnugia NOW!
10pm - 12am Screening of 80's classic Top Gun
Read more about the free workshops for children below:
Arts facilitator Dympna O'Driscoll will guide you through an interactive creative art workshop inspired by the famous potato. From knobbly spuds, to smooth round kings and even little poppies will be on hand Working with various materials from beads, sticks, googly eyes, paints, and lots more. All you need to bring is your imagination!
Dympna O’Driscoll is a Sligo-based artist and published illustrator. An art graduate she has over 25 years of experience working as an art facilitator and teacher and extensive experience in public engagement projects. Her work is always imaginative, engaging, innovative, interactive for fun for all ages. She uses a wide range of processes and materials to design workshops that are suited to all age groups and abilities. She has run successful workshops and interventions with organisations such as The Hawks Well Theatre, The Model, and Sligo Library. Also, a keen gardener Dympna’s work as an illustrator has been published in a number of books on organic growing practices and in a number of European-based organic horticulture periodicals.
Join artist and musician Natalia Beylis on a sonic exploration. First we will learn about graphic scores and illustrate our own graphic score together. Then we will put together simple soundmakers created from reused materials. Finally, Natalia will lead the group in a directed improv orchestra bringing together the group graphic score and using our soundmakers. No previous music skills needed! Open to all ages.
Natalia Beylis' art revolves somewhere between sonic story-teller and multi-instrumental explorer. She has released 35 albums between solo works and collaborations and has appeared on numerous compilation releases. Beylis was born in Ukraine and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and is now based in rural Leitrim where she incorporates aspects of her surrounding environment into her work. Beylis regularly puts on outer-sounds events and festivals under the name 'Hunters Moon'.