From 12th to
16th March

Creative Programme

Creative Exhibition highlights include:

  • Late life flourishing in literature
  • A celebration of neuro-diverse artists
  • Drama performance for early years development
  • Alex Kornhuber, Johnny Miller photographers explore ageing, landscape, culture
  • Dance for healing the body in trauma
  • Art made by people living with diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
  • The Library of People – Book a session with experts by education or experience
  • Forget Me Nots Choir perform during the week
  • ‘BrainFM – tune in to movement’ dance Workshops for Neurodiverse groups
  • Arts for health initiatives from around the world

Please note that some events are ticketed as capacity is limited and you MUST secure your tickets in advance through the ‘book now’ buttons after the descriptions.

Ongoing until Monday 12th March

Poemathon

Poemathon on ageing, climate action and brain health

The Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin and Poetry Ireland are inviting older people across Ireland to contribute to a collaborative ‘poemathon’ by submitting one line of poetry on the topic of ageing, climate action and brain health. Individual submissions will be combined to form a single piece highlighting the voices of Ireland’s older generations and their reflections on climate justice. The first and last lines of the poem will be written by Prof Mary Robinson, first woman President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Chair of The Elders.

Why focus on climate change and brain health?

There is growing evidence for the effects of climate change on brain health. For example, studies show that long-term exposure to air pollutants is associated with increased risk of developing dementia, while environmental hyperthermia (temperatures of 50°C) has been shown to impair cognitive performance. Although climate change will affect everyone, older people (aged 65+ years) are among the most vulnerable groups, due to the increased risk of chronic health conditions and disability associated with aging. For example, research from the World Health Organization projects that increased heat exposure due to climate change is likely to result in an extra 38,000 deaths of older people in 2030. Because of this increased vulnerability, and the fact that people aged 65+ years are the fastest growing demographic globally, it is imperative that we engage with older people to promote dialogue and action about the climate crisis.

How to submit your poetry line

Individual lines can be submitted here through the Poetry Ireland website. Submissions will be accepted through March 2022.

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Contributors

Francesca is a cognitive neuroscientist whose research focuses on identifying and addressing risk factors

for dementia. She holds a BA in Psychology and PhD in Neuroscience from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She currently works as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin. Francesca also has a strong interest in developing creative engagement initiatives to promote brain health and life-long well-being. In 2018, she co-authored a popular science book, Why Science Needs Art (Routledge, UK).

 

Website:  https://www.gbhi.org/profiles/francesca-farina

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/FrancescaRoFa

https://www.linkedin.com/in/francescarfarina/

 

Seamus Cashman taught in Tanzania in the 1960s, was an editor with Irish University Press, and in 1974 founded Wolfhound Press to publish literary fiction and studies, poetry anthologies, general trade and illustrated cultural works, and a high quality children’s list.  Wolfhound had published over 200 mainly Irish writers with some 600 titles on its list by 2001 when he retired from the press. Irish Spirit, essays edited by Patricia Monaghan of Black Earth Institute (USA) was launched in that year. He was the first International Fellow at Black Earth and edited the Peaks and Valleys issue their journal, About Place.  At Wolfhound Press he established an international reputation and earned many awards.

Projects he now works on include a Tanzania folklore project, and with poet Tom Conaty and others, Cré na hÉireann/Clay of Ireland, an Ireland clay mound ‘identity’ project. He was a judge at the first Mamilla International Poetry Festival in Palestine.

His poetry collections from Salmon Poetry, include That Morning Will Come (2007); a book length poem, The Sistine Gaze: I Too Begin with Scaffolding (2015), lauded by poet Tom McCarthy as ‘a complex and ambitious work, a major achievement’ and as ‘an extraordinarily ambitious poem’ (Agenda UK, 2019). A new collection, Talking down the Clock, is due in mid-2022. Cashman has edited two key anthologies of poetry for young readers. Irish Poems for young people, co-edited with Bridie Quinn (Wolfhound Presss, 1975 and  reprints); and Something beginning with P: new poems by Irish poets (The O’Brien Press  2004, 2007 and a selected edition, P is for poetry (2020).

A former chairman of Children’s Books Ireland, he is on the Board of IBBY Ireland, a section of the International Board on Books for Young People.  He comes from Conna in County Cork and now lives in Swords, County Dublin.

Social Media:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/seamus-cashman-6a938111

Poetry Ireland connects poetry and people. We are committed to achieving excellence in the reading, writing and performance of poetry throughout the island of Ireland.

Poetry Ireland receives support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and we enjoy rewarding partnerships with arts centres, festivals, schools, colleges and bookshops at home and abroad.

Our commitment to creating performance and publication opportunities for poets at all stages of their careers helps ensure that the best work is made available to the widest possible audience, securing a future for Irish poetry that is as celebrated as its past.

Poetry Ireland is equally committed to creating and facilitating events and partnerships that allow for the widest possible participation by people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

In September 2016, Poetry Ireland moved into its beautiful new home in Dublin’s Parnell Square. We are now embarked on ambitious and innovative plans for the redevelopment of this expansive Georgian townhouse as an all-island institution dedicated to poetry in all its forms. 

 

Website: https://www.poetryireland.ie/

Social:  https://twitter.com/poetryireland

 

 

Saturday 1.00-2.00pm

Samata Sessions

Samata Sessions is an international collective of musicians, artists, dancers, puppeteers and community groups that started last year during the pandemic.  So far, we have had artists join us from India, Kenya, Zambia, Scotland, Jordan, Nigeria and Ireland. We have been organising online gigs and showcases, writing music together, and generally looking for ways to collaborate and bring people together through creative projects.

Amongst the groups participating were:

– Tinderbox Collective in Edinburgh, Scotland

– Jagriti in Delhi, India.

– Project Elimu in Nairobi, Kenya

https://tinderboxcollective.org/samata-sessions/

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Contributors

From grass-roots youth work to award-winning music productions, Tinderbox is building a vibrant and eclectic community of young musicians and artists in Scotland. We have a number of programmes that cross over with each other and come together wherever possible. They are open to children and young people aged 10 – 25, from complete beginners to young professionals and all levels in between.

Website:  https://tinderboxcollective.org

Community organisation championing after-school activities for children living in Kibera and other informal settlements in Kenya. Our programmes are for young people and by young people. The programmes are innovative, inclusive, and use participatory art-based methods.

Website: https://www.projectelimu.org

Community, arts and education organisation in Kathputli Colony in Delhi, India. Kathputli Colony is a community that is home to 2000 artists, puppeteers, musicians and street performers.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/kathcolony

Saturday and Sunday 2.30-4.30pm

The Library of People

Book a one-to-one conversation with experts by education and/or experience.  

Curated by Michael Foley (Trinity PPI Ignite Office)

This runs Saturday and Sunday from 2.30-4.30pm.  As it is a one-on-one conversation booking is essential.  

You will be contacted nearer to the date with a specific time slot.

You will find out who you have been matched with on the day.

Tickets are free but due to restrictions numbers are limited so book through link below to avoid disappointment.

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Contributors

Michael Foley is the Programme Manager for Trinity’s PPI Ignite Office, promoting public and patient involvement in health-related research. The PPI Ignite Office is based in the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID).

Prior to this role, he has worked as a Research & Development Officer in TCAID and a Research Module Coordinator on the Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention in the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in Maynooth University.

He has worked as a Senior Manager for the NGO Age & Opportunity and has run the National Disability Authority’s Research Library. He also has many years of experience in freelance copywriting, editing, research and facilitation work.

With an MSc in Applied Social Research, Michael has a particular interest in research translation and impact, with a particular focus on how public policy, the NGO sector and the research sector interact.

 

Website:  https://www.tcd.ie/tcaid/ignite/index.php

Social Media:  https://twitter.com/Michael_TCAID

Saturday - Wednesday - see below for times

BrainFM - tune in to movement - Dance Workshops for Neurodiverse groups

BrainFM is an educational tool that uses dance to learn about the brain. It utilises a novel approach alternating multisensory didactic learning with embodied co-creative experience to support understanding of neuroscience. As a result, BrainFM serves as a vehicle to stimulate community engagement while simultaneously reinforcing the concept into action.

As part of Brain Awareness Week, we offered four BrainFM events (two on-line and two in-person) to spread awareness about the modifiable risk factors for dementia, specifically physical activity, social connection, and hearing, in a diverse intergenerational population in Ireland and around the world. The main theme was conveyed through an exploration of how these three modifiable risk factors can impact activity and connectivity in the brain culminating as a creative story through dance. In so doing, we simultaneously reinforced the science while building community engagement in a fun and interactive way. The programme was therefore not only key to empowering individuals to be active and informed agents in their own brain health but is also an advocate for the alliance between arts and science as a powerful tool for expanding brain health literacy.

Sessions were as follows:

Sat 12th March – 4.00-5.00 pm (In-person) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin – for professionals in culture sector, health care and researchers

Sun 13th March – 3.00-4.00pm (Online) 13 March event: 3.00-4.00pm (Online) for people living with dementia and carers – by invitation only. If you are a care partner or if you serve communities of people living with dementia and would like your community to be invited to the event, please email us on BrainFM.TuneIn (at) gmail.com

Mon 14th March – 10.00-11.00am 14 March event: 10.00-11.00am (Online) for primary schools by invitation only – teachers were requested to register for this event as 1 ticket per class or class group.  If you are a primary school teacher and would like your class to be invited for this BrainFM event, please email us on BrainFM.TuneIn (at) gmail.com

Wed 16th March – 6.00- 7.00pm (In-person) at Unit 18 – open to the community

Due to the nature of the events we did not record these sessions.

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Contributors

Magda Kaczmarska is a dancer, researcher and creative aging teaching artist based in New York City. Magda received her MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and her BS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona. Magda has dedicated her career to utilizing the vehicle of dance and movement to amplify and support creative community. Her multidisciplinary work leverages a dual background in neuropharmacology and dance to build bridges and empower individuals and communities to be active agents in their creativity and brain health. Through all her work, she seeks to foster safe, creative and inclusive spaces for discovery, agency and meaning. She believes all of us possess the ability to harness our creative expression to support building meaningful and healthy communities around us.

Magda leads and develops programs which foster creative community for intergenerational groups of all abilities. Her program, Every Body Moves, supports brain health for older adults through physical activity, social connection and creative expression. She developed Stories in the Moment, which combines dance, creative movement and storytelling, to amplify the creative voices of people living with dementia across the globe. Along with Dr. Anusha Mohan, from Trinity College Dublin, she leads brainFM, a co-creative educational tool that unites dance and storytelling to learn about the brain.

Devoted to building evidence base, while expanding public and professional education in best practices in creative aging practice globally, Magda balances her work in intergenerational community-based teaching with engagement in advocacy in several sectors. She mentors future leaders in the creative and health sector through a regular partnership at the Fordham Ailey School of Dance in New York City and the Arts in Medicine Fellowship in Lagos, Nigeria.

She serves as a representative to the UN with Generations United and is on the executive committee of the UN NGO Committee on Ageing. She serves on the Dance and Disability Taskforce at the National Dance Education Organization, to support access, equity and inclusion in the dance education community, for which she received the Executive Director Award in 2021. As an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, Magda builds collaborations around the globe to design and expand access to creative aging programs that support brain health across the lifespan.

Website:  www.magdakaczmarska.com

Social Media:  https://twitter.com/MagdaKaczmarsk4

Dr. Anusha Mohan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. She is also a trained classical Bharathanatyam and Bollywood dancer. In addition to studying phantom auditory perception using experimental psychology, neuromodulation and neuroimaging, Anusha is immensely passionate about the performing arts which enables her to resonate and collaborate with both artists and scientists. Her diverse and multicultural experience through her national and international travels as both a performing artiste and researcher shapes her persona and inspires her ongoing work of marrying the two seemingly different worlds. She is one of the lead organisers of the International Tinnitus Research Initiative Foundation’s dissertation and communication wing, which strives to take tinnitus research and clinical practices to the public. She is also the co-developer of BrainFM – an education and awareness tool aimed at making complex concepts about the brain accessible through dance while also building community. These tie together with her vision to leverage the arts as a medium to both comprehend and communicate the working of the brain.

Twitter: @AnushaMohan19

Instagram: nushmo90

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=GxPjtv4AAAAJ&hl=en

Facebook: Anusha.mohan.39

Sunday 1.00-2.00pm

Moving the Body-Brain, Moving the Brain-Body - a danced lecture by Paul Modjaji and Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Dance artists, activist and scholars, Paul Modjaji and Fearghus Ó Conchúir share a conversation about the legacies of trauma carried in our bodies.  Drawing on distinct but related cultural histories, Paul from South Africa and Fearghus from Ireland explore  how a process of sharing movement might help us transform embodied trauma.  The presentation will involve conversation in words and movement.

Tickets are free but due to restrictions numbers are limited so book through link below to avoid disappointment.

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Portrait Fearghus Ó Conchúir (credit Matthew Thompson)1

Contributors

Fearghus Ó Conchúir is a choreographer and dance artist. Frequently collaborating with experts from across and beyond the arts, he makes film and live performances that create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together. His multi-platform work, The Casement Project, was one of the Arts Council’s National Projects for Ireland 2016,  part of the Ireland 2016 International Programme and of the 14-18NOW WWI Centenary Art Commissions.  He’s currently co-leading a dance programme with Micro Rainbow International that he initiated as part of The Casement Project to support LGBT refugees and asylum seekers. From 2018-2020, he was Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. His work for the Company toured across Wales as well as being presented in Japan as part of Wales’ cultural programme for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  He was appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland in 2018 and became Deputy Chair in 2019.  He is Chair of the UK Dance Network.

 

Website:

http://www.fearghus.net

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/followfearghus

https://www.facebook.com/fearghus

https://www.instagram.com/followfearghus/

Paul is a dancer, choreographer, writer and creative director who’s career began in Denmark on a dance scholarship. Since returning home to Africa he has choreographed and produced stage, film, and community projects and founded the non-for profit organization Leaders Who Dare To Dream Foundation. His work as an artist and activist has taken him to many parts of Africa and the world.

 

Website:

https://breakingdownbordersafrica.com

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/paulmodjadji

https://www.instagram.com/paulmodjadji

Monday to Wednesday - 10.30 and 11.30am

babyGROOVE by Anna Newell

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatremakers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents.

Monday to Wednesday – 2 shows at 10.30 and 11.30.  Each show lasts 20 minutes approximately.

Places are limited and booking is essential.

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For more information on the show and this artist’s work please click here

babyGROOVE is part of the 2022 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences, is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a co-production with The Civic, Tallaght.

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Contributors

One of Ireland’s leading theatre makers for young audiences, creating unique theatre adventures for babies, early years and children/young people with complex needs.

Anna created the world’s first BabyDay, introduced theatre for children and young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) into Ireland and helped start babytheatre in South Africa.

The work for early years audiences has been seen on six continents.

The shows are informed and inspired by their audiences at every stage of their creation and have human connection at their very heart.

Anna is based in Bray, Ireland.

Website:  www.annanewell.ie

Social Media:  https://twitter.com/annanewell

Tuesday 12.45 - 1.15

Forget Me Nots Choir

Performance by this inclusive community choir for older people, family, friends and neighbours which is especially welcoming to those affected by dementia and memory loss. 

Please note that tickets to this event are separate to those of the seminar and you must secure your ticket separately.  Tickets are free but due to restrictions numbers are limited.

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Contributors

Forget Me Nots Organisation is a registered charity in Ireland (No. 20144661) offering an inclusive community choir for older people, family, friends and neighbours and is especially welcoming to those affected by dementia and memory loss. Participants are drawn from the neighbourhood, the local HSE Day Care centres, The Alzheimer Society Social Clubs in the region, local residential nursing homes, and from the wider Dublin NorthEast community.

Website:  http://forgetmenots.ie

Social:

https://twitter.com/fmnchoir

www.facebook.com/ForgetMeNotsIE

Wednesday 12.30 - 1.30pm

Patrick Reel Exhibition - In Conversation

Nicholas Johnson Associate Professor of Drama, member of the neuro-humanities group, and Ian Robertson clinical psychologist and neuroscientist “in-conversation” at the Patrick Reel exhibition in Dublin Castle.

The exhibition  will be across four rooms: Portraits (including a large one of De Valera, and one of Mary Lavin), Realism, Abstract/Semi-Abstract (pre 2015) and Abstract/Semi-Abstract (post 2015).  Reel, who lives a secluded life with no modern information technology, reverted to chiefly abstract work after a gap of around thirty-five years from his Solo Exhibition in the Project Arts Centre in 1973,  and arguably some of his best work has been   produced in the last five years or so.  There is a strong influence of Celtic/monastic images and the Boyne Valley evident in his  paintings, dating back to his  work as a designer in Navan Carpets in the 1960s.  There are countless examples of well-known artists around the world whose best work occurred or was only recognised in older age.

This assembly of painting across Patrick’s life offer an exceptional starting point to discuss the brain and creativity. Ian might touch on the neuroscience of perception, how the brain’s creativity is understood to evolve over time, a perfect foil for Nicholas, the Beckett expert, eloquent on time and times passing.

Tickets are free but due to restrictions numbers are limited so book through link below to avoid disappointment.

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Patrick Reel Exhibition

Contributors

Nicholas Johnson is Associate Professor of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, where he directs the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies and convenes the interdisciplinary Creative Arts Practice research theme. His books include Beckett’s Voices / Voicing Beckett (Brill, 2021), Influencing Beckett / Beckett Influencing (L’Harmattan, 2020), Experimental Beckett (Cambridge UP, 2020) and Bertolt Brecht’s David Fragments (1919–1921): An Interdisciplinary Study (Bloomsbury, 2020). He co-edited the “Performance Issue” (23.1, 2014) and the “Pedagogy Issue” (29.1, 2020) of the Journal of Beckett Studies (Edinburgh UP). Directing credits include Virtual Play (2017–19) and world premieres of The David Fragments (2017), Enemy of the Stars(2015), and No’s Knife (Lincoln Center, 2015). He works as dramaturg with Pan Pan, OT Platform, and Dead Centre and facilitates theatre workshops internationally. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 2021.

Website:

https://tcd.academia.edu/NicholasJohnson

https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/about/partners/beckett-centre.php

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/BeckettTheatre

https://www.facebook.com/SamuelBeckettTheatre/

Ian is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and was the founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, as well as Dean of Research of Trinity College, from 2004–2007. Ian is Co-Director of GBHI.

Websites:

https://ianrobertson.org

https://www.gbhi.org

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/ihrobertson

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is a government office that delivers public services for flood protection, managing government properties and heritage services.

The OPW, as the leading agency for flood risk management in Ireland, minimises the impacts of flooding through sustainable planning. A core part of its remit is maintaining and presenting Ireland’s most iconic heritage properties, including Ireland’s two World Heritage Sites, 780 National Monuments and over 2,000 acres of gardens and parklands. It also manages a significant part of the State’s property portfolio and provides accommodation for government departments, over 700 Garda Properties and approximately 550 offices.

The OPW was established in 1831, predating the foundation of the State. Its headquarters are in Trim, Co Meath.

It is overseen by the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief.

 

Website:  http://www.opw.ie/

Social:  https://twitter.com/opwireland

Wednesday - 1.00-5.00pm

Constellations Group

Creative Workshop with a number of Neurodiverse performance groups and arts collectives.

This is an invitation only event and is not open to the public.

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Contributors

With a background in professional theatre, Sarah Fitzgibbon has used Theatre and Drama techniques to create scripts and performances, to explore concepts of civil engagement, collaboration, and to create moments of escape and engagement in a wide variety of contexts since 1991. Since 2020, she has been lecturing in applied and engaged drama practice in TU Dublin Conservatoire and School of Social Science and Law.

Social:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-fitzgibbon-21333561/

Constellations Group – Cultural Competency 2019

In 2019, Tallaght Community Art’s Cultural Competency programme worked in collaboration with socially engaged theatre-maker and TU Dublin tutor, Sarah Fitzgibbon. We created a “Constellation of Practice”, a network for integrated theatre ensembles around Ireland to share their practices and to support one another’s development.
Cultural Competency creates networking, training and development opportunities for community-engaged arts in Ireland. The programme is directed by Jenny Macdonald and produced by Jennifer Webster.

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Yes, But Do You Care? - Marie Brett

Yes, But Do You Care?is a work of three parts created by visual artist Marie Brett, each exploring the human right to make a bad decision, family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation.

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

 

Yes, But Do You Care - credit Marie Brett

Contributors

Marie Brett, Artist

Marie Brett is an award winning visual artist working across filmic, immersive sculptural installation and more recently live events; she makes work about profound human experiences recurrently involving trauma or social (in)justice.  Recent work includes ‘Yes, But Do You Care?’ joining the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Collection (a film piece exploring issues of care-giving and Irish capacity legislation); ‘On the Edge of My Sky’ being exhibited at Brussel’s European Parliament (a multi-media installation commissioned by an international global justice research group); and ‘The Day-Crossing Farm’ being presented by Cork Midsummer as part of a ten country European platform, (an immersive 11 room installation, exploring human trafficking, modern-day-slavery and drug farming). Brett is considered one of Ireland’s leading exponents of social arts practice and recurrently works cross-disciplinary. The artist graduated from Goldsmiths, London University with both MA and BA degrees. She is the recipient of numerous awards, has artwork held in national and international art collections and has writings published in Ireland, the UK and Finland.

 

Website  

https://www.mariebrett.ie/

Social media:

https://www.instagram.com/_marie_brett_/

https://www.facebook.com/MarieBrett.artist

https://twitter.com/mariebrett1

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-brett-29944035/

 

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Sheila - Gabri Christa

A dancer blows out a candle and finds herself in a magical world of memory , dance and presence.
An experimental short bio documentary starring Sheila Rohan, one of the founding dancers of Dance Theatre of Harlem.

For more information, please see the artist’s website https://www.gabrichrista.com/work/sheila

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

SHEILA by Gabri Christi

Contributors

 

Gabri Christa creates for stage and screen, hails from Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean and lives in New York. Awards include a Guggenheim for choreography, an ABC television award for Creative Excellence for her short film High School and Pangea Day Festival’s One of the World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers distinction.  Both her films KASITA and One Day at a Time, won best short and best short documentary at the Harlem International Film Festival and can be seen at KweliTV. Her SON and SHEILA are currently jury selection and award winners at several festivals. As a dancer she worked a.o. with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company and with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and DanzAbierta and in her own work.
Gabri Christa is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College of Columbia University’s Department of Dance and Affiliate Faculty of Film Studies. She teaches Screendance, Composition, Modern Technique, Yoga and a seminar in Dance in Film and directs the Movement Lab at Barnard.  She is the founding director of the Moving Body – Moving image Festival, a biennial Screendance Festival around social and social justice issues.  She is also an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Global Brain Health. www.gabrichrista.com

Website:  https://www.gabrichrista.com
Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/shaolinfilms/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabri-christa-a5253a13/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabri-christa-a5253a13/

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Moving Body Moving Image - Gabri Christa

The Moving Body- Moving Image Festival is a social justice screendance festival founded and directed by Gabri Christa. The films in this edition focus on the Moving AGING body on screen.

For more information, please see the artist’s website https://www.movingbodymovingimage.com

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

 

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Contributors

 

Gabri Christa creates for stage and screen, hails from Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean and lives in New York. Awards include a Guggenheim for choreography, an ABC television award for Creative Excellence for her short film High School and Pangea Day Festival’s One of the World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers distinction.  Both her films KASITA and One Day at a Time, won best short and best short documentary at the Harlem International Film Festival and can be seen at KweliTV. Her SON and SHEILA are currently jury selection and award winners at several festivals. As a dancer she worked a.o. with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company and with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and DanzAbierta and in her own work.
Gabri Christa is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College of Columbia University’s Department of Dance and Affiliate Faculty of Film Studies. She teaches Screendance, Composition, Modern Technique, Yoga and a seminar in Dance in Film and directs the Movement Lab at Barnard.  She is the founding director of the Moving Body – Moving image Festival, a biennial Screendance Festival around social and social justice issues.  She is also an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Global Brain Health. www.gabrichrista.com

Website:  https://www.gabrichrista.com
Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/shaolinfilms/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabri-christa-a5253a13/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabri-christa-a5253a13/

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Wisdom Weavers - Rowena Richie and Alex Kornhuber with Maritza Pintado-Caipa and Johnny Miller

“Wisdom Weavers” is part of a series of videos by Kornhuber and Richie promoting older artists at work and the health benefits of an ongoing creative practice to individuals and communities. Together with Peruvian neurologist Maritza Pintado-Caipa and photojournalist Johnny Miller, Kornhuber and Richie visited villages in the rural Peruvian Andes to learn about the art and impact of weaving. Patterns and designs — and the techniques that produce them — are passed down by grandparents to their children and grandchildren. From the finger choreography of belt weaving, to the sophisticated mechanics of building a loom, villagers share textile traditions that express the importance of their civilization while exercising their creativity and concentration.

By Rowena Richie and Alex Kornhuber with Maritza Pintado-Caipa and Johnny Miller.

This video can be viewed here with the kind permision of the artists

https://youtu.be/hUmmnyjLRzo

 

 

 

Wisdom Weavers Photo credit Alex Kornhuber

Contributors

Rowena Richie is an artist living in San Francisco, California. For the past 20 years she has been creating programs for movement and self-expression for older people including people living with dementia. Rowena is a co-founder of For You, a dedicated practice of performance making that brings strangers together to have experiences, create intimacies, and participate in making objects and art works. Rowena is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, and an Encore.org Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow. She is collaborating on a number of projects that promote positive aging including For You’s Artists & Elders, Ibasho, and a video series with Alex Kornhuber. Rowena’s essays have been published in In Dance, on Litseen, and presented in the Litquake Festival.

Website:  https://www.foryou.productions

Social Media:  https://www.instagram.com/rowenafrichie/

 

Alex is a documentary photographer, specializing in intimate, human stories. He uses still photography, video and sound to capture the essence of those transitory and profoundly human moments.

Born and raised in Lima, Alex became interested in photography during his university studies at Ohio University in the United States where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.

In 1998 Alex left Peru to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist, spending two years covering the war in Kosovo before relocating to Zurich, Switzerland.  In Zurich, Alex covered stories in Latin America, Africa and Switzerland for newspapers and magazines such as Du, Tages Anzeiger Magazine and Spiegel. He also photographed a project on diverse Latino groups that was exhibited in Zurich, Lima, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

In 2004 Alex returned to Lima and began exploring the beauty of Peru most notably “Faces of Peru,” a lyrical document of the country’s people and photographed the culture of Pisco, Peru’s famous grape brandy. Alex is one of the founders of Hidden Planet Expeditions and is a photography expert/coach on many of the trips.

Alex is fluent in Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.

 

Website:

https://www.alex-kornhuber.com

https://www.gbhi.org/profiles/alex-kornhuber

Social:  http://instagram.com/alexkornhuber

Maritza Pintado-Caipa is a Neurologist based in Lima, Peru who specializes in the prevention, timely diagnosis, and proper management of dementia amongst vulnerable populations. Dr. Pintado-Caipa is also an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health with the Global Brain Health Institute at the University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin. She is also a member of the Global Atlantic Senior Fellows Advisory Forum and member of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD) and Multi-partner Consortium to Expand Dementia Research in Latin America. 

She was born and raised in an Andean, rural region of Peru, so she is acutely aware of the health and social inequities that affect many rural regions. She developed her training in neurology at the National Institute of Neurological Sciences in Lima, Peru. After training, she had the opportunity to work in the underserved, interior of the country, at a remote community located near the border of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, where she had the opportunity to experience the reality of the health of people living in truly vulnerable, underrepresented areas of the country. This experience became her motivation to become an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health. 

Currently, she is leading research about cognitive health and functionality in illiterate older adults in remote communities of Peru and is a leader in the field of brain health promotion and dementia prevention, seeking to make transcendental changes in the most vulnerable regions of Peru and Latin America in order to contribute to the reduction of health inequities.

Johnny Miller is a photographer and multimedia storyteller based in South Africa and the USA. He is interested in exploring social justice issues from the ground and from the air.

His photographic project Unequal Scenes has garnered widespread praise and been featured in many of the world’s top publications.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at Code For Africa, an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics, and a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.

Johnny is also the co-founder of africanDRONE, a pan-African organization committed to using drones for good. He attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, USA, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Website:

https://unequalscenes.com

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/unequalscenes

https://www.facebook.com/unequalscenes

https://www.instagram.com/johnny_miller_photography/

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Gertrude and Virginia in San Francisco - Rowena Richie with Alex Kornhuber

“I’m Rowena Richie, a performer, teacher and social practice artist living in San Francisco. I am a co-founder of the performance collective For You, and I lead creative movement and self-expression programs for and with older people, dementia care partners and their loved ones living with dementia.

“Gertrude and Virginia in San Francisco (2019) is a short video that combines reflections from 70 year-old dancer Virginia Matthews with excerpts from her solo, A Completed Portrait of Picasso, accompanied by Gertrude Stein reciting her poem of the same name. Virginia originally choreographed the solo in 1975 and reprised it for her 2019 “dance memoir” in celebration of her 70th birthday. Shot against a backdrop of San Francisco locations where Virginia spent the early days of her career, it is a fitting articulation of the poetics of aging.

“Peruvian photographer and videographer Alex Kornhuber, my fellow Atlantic Fellow, was so taken with Virginia’s dance memoir he suggested we make a short documentary to couple her wisdom on dancing into old age with choreography from Picasso, one of her signature solos. It was shot by Kornhuber and edited by videographer Sarah Wells.”

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

Gertrude and Virginia

Contributors

Rowena Richie is an artist living in San Francisco, California. For the past 20 years she has been creating programs for movement and self-expression for older people including people living with dementia. Rowena is a co-founder of For You, a dedicated practice of performance making that brings strangers together to have experiences, create intimacies, and participate in making objects and art works. Rowena is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, and an Encore.org Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow. She is collaborating on a number of projects that promote positive aging including For You’s Artists & Elders, Ibasho, and a video series with Alex Kornhuber. Rowena’s essays have been published in In Dance, on Litseen, and presented in the Litquake Festival.

Website:  https://www.foryou.productions

Social Media:  https://www.instagram.com/rowenafrichie/

 

Alex is a documentary photographer, specializing in intimate, human stories. He uses still photography, video and sound to capture the essence of those transitory and profoundly human moments.

Born and raised in Lima, Alex became interested in photography during his university studies at Ohio University in the United States where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.

In 1998 Alex left Peru to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist, spending two years covering the war in Kosovo before relocating to Zurich, Switzerland.  In Zurich, Alex covered stories in Latin America, Africa and Switzerland for newspapers and magazines such as Du, Tages Anzeiger Magazine and Spiegel. He also photographed a project on diverse Latino groups that was exhibited in Zurich, Lima, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

In 2004 Alex returned to Lima and began exploring the beauty of Peru most notably “Faces of Peru,” a lyrical document of the country’s people and photographed the culture of Pisco, Peru’s famous grape brandy. Alex is one of the founders of Hidden Planet Expeditions and is a photography expert/coach on many of the trips.

Alex is fluent in Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.

 

Website:

https://www.alex-kornhuber.com

https://www.gbhi.org/profiles/alex-kornhuber

Social:  http://instagram.com/alexkornhuber

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Dublin City Council Culture Company

Dublin City Council Culture Company is putting people at the centre of the city’s culture.

 

Dublin City Council Culture Company wants to listen, explore and learn what’s important to the people of Dublin.

The Culture Company is making the city’s cultural buildings, organisations and networks easier to find. So people can see what’s in their neighbourhood. They create partnerships to add to the city’s cultural vibrancy. They open up new ways for people to experiment with culture.

The company connects people and communities through culture and conversation. Cultural experiences and participation has been shown to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, social relationships, belonging, community cohesion and pride of place. When people feel connected to their communities they feel safer and stronger, and are healthier.

Through their T​ea & Chats a​nd conversation-based programmes, such as ​Your Tenement Memories ​and O​ur City Our Books​, the company has year-round conversations with groups of people across the city about their thoughts and ideas on Dublin city and culture.

“These conversations are the foundation of our work. This ongoing consultation process informs the development of our programmes and projects, guides our work and ensures that the people of Dublin remain at the centre of all that we do.”

Our vision: A Dublin where culture connects everything and everyone.

Our mission: Connecting people through culture and conversation to ignite imaginations and experiences.

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

Dublin City Council Culture Company

Contributors

Dublin City Council Culture Company (CLG) runs cultural initiatives and cultural buildings across the city with, and for, the people of Dublin. We collaborate with people, communities, cultural organisations, businesses, and Dublin City Council to embed cultural experiences and increase cultural participation throughout Dublin. When people feel connected to their communities they feel safer and stronger and are healthier.

Website

www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

Social Media

https://twitter.com/DCCCultureCo

https://www.linkedin.com/company/dublin-s-culture-connects

https://www.facebook.com/DCCCultureCompany/

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

Prophecy - Blue Teapot

Antonin Artaud, French dramatist, poet and actor spent two weeks during the summer of 1937 on the island of Inis Mór (Big Island) situated off the west coast of Ireland in Galway Bay.

84 years later, Artists Mélodie Lasselin and Simon Capelle from Zone Poème lead a theatre development week with actors who have an intellectual disability from Blue Teapot Theatre Company (Galway, Ireland) Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (Roubaix,France) and Teatr 21 (Warsaw, Poland).

This documentary follows the encounter of the actors & artists in October 2021 as they work and live together for one week on the smaller island of Inis Oírr (Island of the East), exploring Artaud’s time in Ireland and the unique landscape of the islands. They search for answers as to why he undertook the journey in the first place and investigate/study excerpts of his prolific writing.

The encounter of these artists from three different countries, speaking three different languages from three different theatre companies indicates an intriguing collaboration.

This piece is part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

Blue Teapot Prophecy

Contributors

Petal Pilley Artistic Director & Hillary Kavanagh Producer.  Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School & Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts & disability in Ireland. They are committed to high quality theatre, training & the celebration of creativity.

 

Website:  http://blueteapot.ie

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/blueteapottc

https://www.facebook.com/blueteapottheatrecompany/

https://www.instagram.com/blueteapottheatre/

 

Saturday to Wednesday - Photography Exhibition

Doors to Elsewhere

The Doors To Elsewhere Ensemble of actors with disabilities has been a core aspect of Tallaght Community Art’s programming for ten years. They meet for weekly Friday workshops and also more intensive rehearsal periods leading up to their performances. The ensemble has twenty performers and is directed by Jenny Macdonald and produced by Jennifer Webster. The ensemble devise original works that challenge perceptions of “disability” and of the world around us. They have a flair for the fantastical, the mystical and the horrifying. They work with anyone, of any ability, who shares their passion and commitment and they collaborate with professional guest artists who share their vision. They use their challenges as opportunities to innovate. If they can’t say something in a traditional performance style, they create a new one. As a result, their theatre is always an immersive experience with a focus on movement and sonic, video and visual installation.

This piece will be part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

TCA-Doorstoelsewhere,hero

Contributors

The Doors To Elsewhere Ensemble of actors with disabilities has been a core aspect of Tallaght Community Art’s programming for ten years. They meet for weekly Friday workshops and also more intensive rehearsal periods leading up to their performances. The ensemble has twenty performers and is directed by Jenny Macdonald and produced by Jennifer Webster. The ensemble devise original works that challenge perceptions of “disability” and of the world around us. They have a flair for the fantastical, the mystical and the horrifying. They work with anyone, of any ability, who shares their passion and commitment and they collaborate with professional guest artists who share their vision. They use their challenges as opportunities to innovate. If they can’t say something in a traditional performance style, they create a new one. As a result, their theatre is always an immersive experience with a focus on movement and sonic, video and visual installation.

Website:  https://tallaght-arts.ie/doors-to-elsewhere/

Saturday to Wednesday - Photography Exhibition

Alex Kornhuber

“I am interested in using photography to create social awareness of how older Peruvians living in different regions of the country age, focusing on how different living conditions influence the aging process for better or worse.

“I see one main theme behind my work: a drive to capture the essence of those transitory and profoundly human moments.”

These pieces are part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

Alex Kornhuber

Contributors

Alex is a documentary photographer, specializing in intimate, human stories. He uses still photography, video and sound to capture the essence of those transitory and profoundly human moments.

Born and raised in Lima, Alex became interested in photography during his university studies at Ohio University in the United States where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.

In 1998 Alex left Peru to pursue a career as a freelance photojournalist, spending two years covering the war in Kosovo before relocating to Zurich, Switzerland.  In Zurich, Alex covered stories in Latin America, Africa and Switzerland for newspapers and magazines such as Du, Tages Anzeiger Magazine and Spiegel. He also photographed a project on diverse Latino groups that was exhibited in Zurich, Lima, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

In 2004 Alex returned to Lima and began exploring the beauty of Peru most notably “Faces of Peru,” a lyrical document of the country’s people and photographed the culture of Pisco, Peru’s famous grape brandy. Alex is one of the founders of Hidden Planet Expeditions and is a photography expert/coach on many of the trips.

Alex is fluent in Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese.

 

Website:

https://www.alex-kornhuber.com

https://www.gbhi.org/profiles/alex-kornhuber

Social:  http://instagram.com/alexkornhuber

Saturday to Wednesday - Photography Exhibition

Unequal Scenes

Johnny Miller is a photographer and multimedia storyteller based in South Africa and the USA. He is interested in exploring social justice issues from the ground and from the air, and his project Unequal Scenes has garnered widespread praise and been featured in many of the world’s top publications.

These pieces are part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

Unequal Scenes Peru Credit Johnny Miller

Contributors

Johnny Miller is a photographer and multimedia storyteller based in South Africa and the USA. He is interested in exploring social justice issues from the ground and from the air.

His photographic project Unequal Scenes has garnered widespread praise and been featured in many of the world’s top publications.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at Code For Africa, an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics, and a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.

Johnny is also the co-founder of africanDRONE, a pan-African organization committed to using drones for good. He attended Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, USA, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Website:

https://unequalscenes.com

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/unequalscenes

https://www.facebook.com/unequalscenes

https://www.instagram.com/johnny_miller_photography/

Saturday to Wednesday - Video Programme

DoubleTAKE Studios

Established in 2010 under Tallaght Community Arts, DoubleTAKE Supported Arts Studio hosts on average, 90 disabled artist members, who attend studio on a weekly basis, with some individual artist members attending more frequently. They are mentored by professional artists Sharon Devlin – Studio coordinator, Caroline Hyland & Dee Pouch. The needs and abilities of the DT artists are complex and most artists require specific and individualised supports throughout their time in studio. An artist residency (2019/2020 ) with digital artist & filmmaker Rowena Keaveney introduced the studio artists to film and digital media. Their subsequent video CRUST explored Article 23 of The Declaration of Human Rights – the right to work & the studio artists search for a ‘dream job’ was a critical success. Rowena returned in 2021 to contribute to the We’re Still Here project exploring the artists responses to Covid19. A film documentary & 70 paintings were exhibited at Rua Red Performance Space in December 2021.

A selection of these pieces will be part of our exhibition programme and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily. Free access.  No booking required.

TCA-DoubleTAKE, hero

Contributors

Established in 2010 under Tallaght Community Arts, DoubleTAKE Supported Arts Studio hosts on average, 90 disabled artist members, who attend studio on a weekly basis, with some individual artist members attending more frequently. They are mentored by professional artists Sharon Devlin – Studio coordinator, Caroline Hyland & Dee Pouch. The needs and abilities of the DT artists are complex and most artists require specific and individualised supports throughout their time in studio. An artist residency (2019/2020 ) with digital artist & filmmaker Rowena Keaveney introduced the studio artists to film and digital media. Their subsequent video CRUST explored Article 23 of The Declaration of Human Rights – the right to work & the studio artists search for a ‘dream job’ was a critical success. Rowena returned in 2021 to contribute to the We’re Still Here project exploring the artists responses to Covid19. A film documentary & 70 paintings were exhibited at Rua Red Performance Space in December 2021.

Website:  http://www.ruared.ie/studios-residencies/studios/double-take-1