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It’s nearly the weekend and the sun is shining(ish)! We’ve got that Friday feeling here at IAF and are planning our weekend. If like us you’re a culture and design nerd here’s a quick round up of interesting things happening this weekend.
Annie Atkins and James Kelleher
While this is an event that last two hours on a Friday afternoon (beer o’clock) it will more than likely be packed. Typography Ireland are organising this seminar which will be led by Annie Atkins and James Kelleher. Annie specialises in graphic design for film and will use the wonderfully graphic-packed Grand Budapest Hotel as a case study for her 45-min presentation. While James Kelleher has worked on Hot Press, Totally Dublin, The Gloss, Vision, a book or two, a series of iBooks textbooks and The Lonely Beast apps for kids. James will be trying to convince the audience that the making of magazines is a noble pursuit.
INFO: 27 March, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, DIT Grangegorman. All are welcome to this free event. More info here
A Sense of Place
Don’t miss this exhibition of photographs and models celebrating the architecture of Robin Walker (1924–1991). Walker, former partner of Michael Scott and subsequently partner in Scott Tallon Walker, which has remained one of Ireland’s leading architectural firms since its foundation in 1974, was unique in that he is the only Irish architect to have worked for le Corbusier and studied and subsequently taught under the direction of Mies van der Rohe. Works exhibited include Bord Failte Headquarters, UCD Restaurant and O’Flaherty House, Kinsale. Exhibition runs until Friday 10 April.
INFO: runs until Friday 10 April, 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays, Irish Architectual Archive. More info here
IAF Member’s Family Tour of Merrion Square
This hands on, fun activity tour of Georgian Dublin is specially devised by the IAF to stimulate children’s interest in architecture and the city. Led by architects with experience in introducing children to architecture, the tour is full of opportunities for observation and imagination. Each child receives a free IAF activity pack to use along the route. The activities are aimed at 4 to 11 year olds. Younger children are very welcome but may require some assistance from adults.
INFO: 28 March. All IAF members are welcome to this free event. To become an IAF member from as little as €30 per year join here
Pattern Exchange at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: Film screening and Curator Talk
Taking pattern as a way of understanding the systems operating in both natural and urban landscapes; in knowledge, material production, labour and movement; the work presented in this group show reflects the ongoing observations of patterns by these individual artists. Guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, The Pattern Exchage presents existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Living in a Coded Land (2014) by filmmaker Pat Collins is a film essay, which makes unexpected links between events and locations, history and contemporary life. Co-curator Hollie Kearns will give an introductory talk before the screening.
Phoenix Rising Art and Civic Imagination at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ends today, catch it before it goes. This exhibition explores the perceptions of civic ideals in urban life and contemporary art practice. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes and which attempted to re-imagine Dublin as “the phoenix of cities” during a period of economic, social and political strife. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city. It includes work by Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh.
INFO: exhibition ends 29 MARCH Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. More info here
Image: Oscar Wilde at Merrion Square