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Distinct Exhibition

Image of an artwork by Ruth Le Gear. An iridescent orb floats on a black background. Blue, purple and mauve colours swirl across its glasslike surface. The image resembles that of a planet in deep space.

Distinct Exhibition 8 March – 20 April Project Arts Centre Cecilia Bullo, Yvonne Condon, Richard Forrest, Michelle Hall, Vera Klute, Ruth Le Gear, Jane McCormack, David Parnell, Aisling Reina, Katherine Sankey and Suzanne Walsh.   Project Art Centre is thrilled to present Distinct, an exhibition curated by AlanJames Burns which explores the climate crisis through […]


Disrupt Disability Arts Festival Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is a vibrant celebration of disability art, curated by and for the disability community. The festival includes theatre, dance, literature-based performance and visual arts, all delivered through a range of accessible formats in relaxed spaces. This unique festival is designed to deepen understanding and appreciation for the […]

The Waking Walls

The ruin of a round stone castle sits on a tiny island on a lake, the island is just big enough for the tower. One side of the tower has crumbled away. Trees surround the island and disappear into the water, birds fly across the sky. The reflection of the tower is clearly seen in the still water, creating a mirror image. The weather is grey and foggy obscuring the boundary between the water and the sky.

A wholly distinct experience that uniquely draws upon the Irish traditions of lamenting and caoineadh/ keening to express emotions of ecological and climate grief felt due to lost heritage and ecology associated with climate change.

Caoineadh Dúlra

A dark image of intertwined foliage. A mixture of plants typically found in an Irish hedgerow, including ivy, brambles and moss.

Caoineadh Dúlra is a groundbreaking series of events, in conjunction with artist AlanJames Burns’s ambitious theatrical project The Waking Walls (8th & 9th September 2023).

Our Place

A neon sign with the words ‘Our Place’ in block capitals. The sign is glowing a warm purple pink colour.

Our Place playfully explores themes of happiness, human rights, and a sense of belonging by transforming the McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre into a friendly multi-sensory environment through an electric combination of sound art, storytelling, tactile lighting and comfy seating for everyone to enjoy.

Sound On!

Sound On!   Sound On! is a creative sound artwork exploring experiences of human rights and happiness for and by people with a learning disability. The sound artwork consists of 3 sound tracks entitled; I Have the Right (2’ 47’’)Sounds of our Lives (3’ 51’’)Listen In (8’ 55’’) The Sound On! project is a collaboration between artists Dr […]

Silicone Synapse

Three different scales of artificial large free-swimming creatures similar to that of a jellyfish. The centre jellyfish is the largest in the frame. The jellyfish creatures hover, with its umbrella-shaped encasing resembling a metallic pulsing brain with a jutting out tentacle to its side. The trailing tentacles are depicted as metallic legs with fragments of amber light bouncing on the tentacles. The background is jet black.

Silicon Synapse ‘Silicon Synapse’ is an immersive Virtual Reality and psycho-acoustic experience that will take you on a simulated journey into the personified mind of ‘Technology’. Listening to the inner dialogue of ‘Technology’s’ mind as it replays both sides of a lovers’ quarrel. ‘Technology’ and its life partner ‘Nature’ argue about the sustainability of their […]

Entirely hollow aside from the dark

The photograph of Smugglers Cave,Portrane, Co.Dublin. The image depicts the immersiveness of being inside a cave.The opening of the cave mouth is facing outwards to the sea. The powerful tide is coming in, filling the entire entrance. The light of the sky bounces off the waves and begins to creep into the heart of the cavern.

Entirely hollow aside from the dark is an immersive 19-32 channel psychoacoustic sound event taking place inside ancient natural auditoriums carved into the underbelly of earth’s crust. Using the cave as a physical metaphor for the mind, the cavern personifies the consciousness of Earth as she struggles with her worsening mental health brought on by […]

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