Friday, March 30, 2012

DLRCOCO Arts Bulletin 30 March

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Artist Network - Collaborating With Children

Date: 31st March 2012
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: The Grainstore Youth Arts Facility, Cabinteely Park, Cabinteely, Co Dublin

Would you like to meet other artists?
Would you like to share ideas, advice and information with other artists working in the area?
Would you like to meet your local Arts Office staff and chat to them informally?
Would you like free advice from professionals on how to develop your artistic career?

Then this is for you.

The dlr Artists Network meets regularly to allow artists working in any discipline a chance to get together. Each session opens with a presentation on an interesting topic designed to help you further your career. Then there is time for questions, to share experiences and offer suggestions for future presentations.

After that there will be a chance to have a cuppa and chat informally to each other.

This month's presentation will be about Collaborating with Children and will be by Orla Kenny and Maree Hensey.

Orla Kenny, Creative Director of Kids' Own Publishing Partnership. Orla will talk about a website for artists working with children and young people, managed and developed by Kids' Own.

Maree Hensey, Artist. Maree's practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, textiles and participatory art. At the heart of her artistic practice is the engagement and participation of community. Maree was recently selected to create and deliver a public art piece for Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts in collaboration with school children in Newry.

The event is free and there’s no need to book. For more information contact Carolyn Brown or (01) 2719532

Peter Sirr to adjudicate the Strong Award in partnership with Shine at Poetry Now

Poetry Now at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 4th to 9th of September 2012

Peter Sirr has been announced as the judge of the dlr Strong Award in partnership with Shine at Poetry Now / Mountains to Sea.

The dlr Strong Award in partnership with Shine is presented annually to the author of the best first collection of poems published by an Irish poet in the previous year. The Strong Award as part of Poetry Now at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival serves to recognise the promise and achievement of both English and Irish language poets. Previous winners of the Award include Dave Lordan, Peadar Ó hUallaigh and Grace Wells. The short-listed nominees will read at the Strong Reading during the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2012 and the prize-winner will receive €1,000.

Peter Sirr lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and translator. He has published several collections of poems with Gallery Press, the most recent of which is The Thing Is, published by Gallery Press in 2009, which won the 2011 Michael Hartnett Award. He is a member of Aosdána.

For more information please contact:
Maeve Buckley at or 086 1582725

Floating Ape Shortlisted At Fresh Film Festival 2012

We are delighted to announce that 3 films by the Floating Ape group, based at the Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility have been selected for the all Ireland finals of the Fresh Film Festival 2012.
Floating Ape collaborated with artist Michael Fortune, and their work can be viewed at The chosen short films are "Bad Disco", "The Text Message" and UFO Activity", we wish them the best of look in the finals on March 28th.

For further information please contact Michael McLoughlin at or (01) 2047979
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Youth Arts Incubation Awards 2012

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are delighted to announce the selected Youth Arts Incubation Awards 2012.

Cathal McGuire and Sinéad Hunter (Performing Arts) are in receipt of one award, and the collective of Joe Coveney, Edel Campbell and Ashleigh Downey (Visual Arts) the second.

Awardees will be based in the Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility in the coming months. The Youth Arts Incubation Award is aimed at offering individual practitioners and/or collectives the time and space to research and develop new ideas/work for youth arts related engagements.

For further information contact Máire Davey at or (01) 2719529.


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