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The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

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Special events programme at the LAB gallery including talks, workshops, gallery previews and more

Chad Keveny exhibition tour

28 July 2016 5pm-6pm

Special guided to of the exhibition 1916 Revisited with the artist Chad Keveny.



14 July 2016 10am - 3pm

MONTO - Celebrating art in Dublin city centre


What are you looking at? MONTO Arts tour

10 June 2016 11am - 1pm

Join us on a tour of the arts spaces in the north inner city MONTO. The tour begins at Talbot Gallery & Studios, above Graingers Pub (opposite Connolly station) at 11am, and onto curator-led tours of the latest exhibitions in The LAB Gallery, Oonagh Young Gallery and ArtBox. The tour also includes a walk-through of Fire Station Artists' Studios on Buckingham Street.


Sabina MacMahon Exhibition Tour

02 June 2016 5.15pm

Special guided tour of So Through the Singing Land He Passed - 5.15pm at the LAB Gallery - Admission Free


Of an evening

02 June 2016 12pm - 8pm

An evening of exhibitions and happenings hosted by the MONTO Arts Group


Drawing Day

21 May 2016 11:00 - 13:00

Drawing Day for children at The LAB


1916: Images and Objects of a Foundation Myth

19 May 2016 2pm - 5pm

Dr. Lisa Godson has been invited to convene this symposium in the context of the current exhibitions at the LAB Gallery.


John Beattie and Sabina Mac Mahon

24 March - 24 March 2016 18:00-20:00

Exhibition Preview

In collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland and the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art.

John Beattie and Sabina Mac Mahon have been invited to take as their starting point the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition Cuimhneachán 1916, marking the Golden Jubilee of The Easter Rising. Looking at ideas of legacy and the politics of display, the artists will be making new work that considers what the 2016 contribution to the visual culture of commemoration. The exhibition is curated by Sheena Barrett and Donal Maguire.


object - memory - narrative

11 March - 11 March 2016 4 - 5.30pm

In response to Bridget O’Gorman’s exhibition “In the Flesh” at The Lab, please join us for a short screening followed by a panel discussion on the topic of “object – memory – narrative”.

The short film “1921” is based on a play written by Lady Gregory and the third part of John Ford’s 1957 comic trilogy “The Rising of the Moon”. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion, with audience participation, on the topic of “object – memory – narrative” with the “veil” as a starting point. The veil connects the story on film with background research for the exhibition, but it is also an object loaded with meaning in both wider historical and political terms.

Lorraine Whelan will chair the panel, which will consist of writer Sue Rainsford and artists Eavan Aiken and Angela Anderson.


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