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Of an evening

02 June 2016 12pm - 8pm

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

The Souvenir Shop 
13 North Great Georges Street
12 noon-6p (last visitors 5.30pm) Admission free

The Souvenir Shop by Rita Duffy curated by Helen Carey is an Arts Council of Ireland Open Call project marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Drawing on the idea of Tom Clarke’s tobacconist as a hub for rebels, what Rita Duffy does is appropriate, re-brand, consume and upend ideas of state, rebellion and survival. In allowing the consumer to become complicit in buying the products, such as Rebel Razor shaving cream or Patriot Darjeeling tea, Duffy suggests that ideology and conflict can be managed and packaged, and in doing this humour and absurdity thrive, allowing the viewer to think of the darkside of what trauma and trouble can mean in ordinary lives. 

The LAB Gallery - Sabina MacMahon 
Foley Street
Open until 8pm
5.15pm - Special guided tour of 'So Through the Singing Land He Passed' 

Curator Sabina MacMahon will give a special tour of her exhibition developed in collaboration with the LAB and the National Gallery of Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising and looking at the 1966 exhibition held to mark the Golden Jubilee at the National Gallery.

Oonagh Young Gallery
1 James Joyce Street
'Suki Tea Art Prize' - Colin Darke, Vera Klute, Clodagh Emoe, Elaine Leader, Michael Hanna
Opening: 6-8pm

Together with with Visual Artists Ireland and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast,Oonagh Young is pleased to present an exhibition of the winner and finalists of the Suki Tea Art Prize 2015. 

Talbot Gallery & Studios 
Talbot Street
'Lightworks' - Sean Grimes 
Opening: 6 - 8pm

Sean Grimes presents works on paper alongside photography and sculpture. The photographs in the exhibition mainly focus on abstract and graphic play of light; either manipulated or happened upon. The works on paper are generally delicate in nature and tone and draw on a range of sources; from portraits and still life, to holographic imagery. As a backdrop to the works Grimes has constructed blinds which will gently illuminate and isolate the environment. Also presented are a grouping of small sculptural works which use a language code generated by the artist. 

3 James Joyce Street
'Helium Arts, Cloudlands National Tour
Open until 8pm

Helium Arts, Cloudlands National Tour at ArtBox
The Cloudlands National Tour by Helium Arts invites audiences into the creative lives of teenagers in hospital. Themes of alternate realities, escape and hidden stories are revealed through two distinct pieces of artwork, developed by artists Rachel Tynan and Eszter Némethi with teenagers in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Cork University Hospital. The Cloudlands National Tour runs from March to June 2016 in arts venues and hospitals in Galway, Waterford, Cork, with its final showing at ArtBox in Dublin. 

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