Date: January 16th
Time: 6 – 7pm
Location: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Trinity College, D2
Date: January 16th
Dates 09 March, 2012 – 11 March, 2012
TIME 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location Grand Canal Theatre
Project 51 on South William Street in Dublin have made it their mission to make your life a little bit easier this holiday season. On Thursday, 8th of December they are holding a one-day-only 20% off sale which includes work not just from the 15 award winning designers of Project 51, but of 15 other Irish designers, with a particular focus on Irish leatherwork with Una Burke and Garvin de Bruir, who are exhibiting there for the month of December.
“Each designer in our collective was carefully chosen so that we could create a flagship Irish design centre, and since we opened in August we’ve had an amazing response from the public; people really want to buy quality Irish design and they know that we constantly have new work coming out. We also run an exhibition in our gallery space every month; our Mo Style Irish designer menswear exhibition just finished and it was a huge success, some of the proceeds went to the men’s health charity, Movemeber.” says Lisa Ryder, silk scarf designer. “For December our exhibition has been tailored for Christmas gift-buying; including clocks, glass sculpture and handmade jewellery boxes. And we are supporting two more worthy charities this month; Saplings School for Children with Autism and Dogs Trust Ireland…its going to be an exciting month at Project 51!”
Find jewellery, fashion, millinery and bags, as well as Irish-made designer shoes by Tutty’s of Naas.
Images: Leatherwork by Una Burke
Other Designers stocked @Project 51 include;
Vivienne Martin (jewellery designer)
Jenny Walsh (furniture designer)
Erich Fichtner (jewellery boxes)
Rudy Dequina (leather work)
Karen Donnellan (glass sculpture)
Una Burke (leatherwork)
Lady Umbrella (fashion)
Garvin de Bruir (leatherwork)
Natalie Coleman (fashion)
Uccelli Glass (jewellery designer)
Brendan Josepeh (scarves)
Ann McKenna (illustration)
Saul Woolfson (craft woollen goods)
The mornings are dark, the trees are almost bare, the heating is on and Christmas party season is officially upon us.
So let The Loft Market help you find the perfect party piece without having to break open the Christmas piggy bank…..
(open Friday, Saturday & Sunday only people!)
The Powerscourt Townhouse
59 South William Street
Open House Dublin is Ireland’s biggest architecture festival, allowing you to explore the architecture of the city. Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely for free!
Dublin Contemporary 2011 has already been open one week! We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and number of visitors and for those who haven’t made it yet, we look forward to seeing you soon! Why not call in for a coffee, browse the shop or attend one of the numerous events in Earlsfort Terrace and don’t forget to download our free smartphone app.
We have designed a series of talks, discussions, tours, pop-ups and special events to open up a live investigation into art, society and the world we live in. These events are free and open to everyone. Find more info here.
DAILY EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS WEEK
Ten Minute Talk: perfect for visitors who are short of time, or simply wish to learn more about a particular art-work. Free with exhibition admission, taking place daily at 1.30pm and 5.30pm
Daily Highlights Tour: ideal for visitors who want to take in the best of Dublin Contemporary, Monday to Friday at 3pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. Free with exhibition admission.
Wednesdays: Tour, Talk and Tea: an informal discussion, followed by a cup of tea or coffee every Wednesday at 4pm. Free with a valid exhibition ticket, alternatively €6.
Saturday,17th September, 3pm, National Gallery of Ireland
‘Hello Sam’ by the team of Brian O’Doherty, Joe Stanley and Christina Kennedy, at the National Gallery of Ireland. Admission free. For more information about this live performance click here.
Saturday, 17th September, 2-5pm, Earlsfort Terrace
Spit, Spit, Scrub, Scrub
Amanda Coogan’s ‘Spit, Spit, Scrub, Scrub’ is a new installation and live performance. Three women inhabit a blue room, igniting the installation with
their live presence. For more information about this performance click here.
This series involves an eclectic line –up of pop- up events, discussions, screenings and other surprises around the city for the duration of Dublin Contemporary. For more information click here.
Saturday 17th September
11am Children’s Workshop: Tiny Contemporary
for Children aged 3 – 6 years.
Sunday 18th September
11.00 am Children’s Workshop: Art Sparks for
children aged 6 – 10 years.
4.00 pm Children’s Workshop: Art Sparks Plus
for children aged 10 – 13 years.
Tickets for Dublin Contemporary 2011 start from €10 and can be purchased by visiting www.dublincontemporary.com/tickets
There will be a host of exciting events taking place in venues across the city and special offers will be available throughout. We’ve chosen some of the highlights that will take place over the course of the weekend.
Irish Designers Create… a celebration of Irish Designers innovation and imagination in the Year of the Craft 2011.
Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Level 3, Thursday 8th September to Sunday 18th September.
The selection of designers chosen to feature in a special celebration of The Year of Craft at Brown Thomas are all marked out by their innovative and design led approach across a range of categories – fashion, jewellery, accessories.
Imagination, craftsmanship, fabrics and finish combine to demonstrate a true appreciation quality and a real sense of luxury.
There are stories in the precious stones, rainbows of colour in the prints, comforting textures in the yarns that capture an exciting approach to Irish design and an international approach to lifestyle. Our old trademarks of heritage, craft and quality re emerge with style and sophistication.
Join us for the official launch on Thursday 8th September, Vogue Fashion’s Night Out.
Beauty Booths in association with Maybelline New York
Check out our Beauty Booths where the Maybelline team will be at hand to offer beauty advice and offer complimentary makeovers. On Thursday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday 12pm – 6pm. Beauty Booths will be located at top Grafton Street (Stephens Green), Castle Market, Henry Street and O’Connell Street.
Fashion HQ will host catwalk shows throughout the weekend where you can preview the Autumn/Winter collections from all your favourite city stores. On Thursday 8th September shows, themed “Street Style/Urban Chic”, will take place at 1:15pm, 6:30pm and 7:45pm and will demonstrate how to nail the slick city look not matter your style or budget. Our “Fast Fashion” themed shows take place on Saturday 10th September at 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm and will focus on “Fast Fashion” and will applaud all that is great about fashion’s ability to keep us excited and interested with contstantly evolving styles, new innovations and revivals from years gone by. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of our Get the Look Book which will provide you with details of every outfit in every show and of course tell you how to get your hands on all those fabulous items!
Feel like your look needs a refresh? Always wanted to learn how to transform your old clothes? What about getting a head start on the make-up trends for A/W 2011? We will be hosting Style 101 seminars at Fashion HQ throughout the weekend with our Style School taking place on Friday 9th September. Come along to Fashion HQ for all those tips and tricks. Check out our programme of events for more detail.
The Art Team Exclusive
Hair team extraordinaire, The Art Team, will be at hand to provide special demonstrations at their style bars in Fashion HQ. Pick up all the tips you need to transform your “do” in just a few simple steps. They will also be offering on-the-spot hair makeovers to some lucky HQ fashionistas – you could be one of the lucky ones to walk away with a complimentary look courtesy of our very own hair stylists to the stars!
LA Makeup Academy Exclusive
Our make-up partners will be offering make-up make overs to HQ Fashionistas throughout the weekend. Let these beauty experts demonstrate the season’s looks, talk you through the colours and techniques. You will then take part in a live photo-shoot with the LA Makeup Academy model team.
The city streets will come alive with stilt walkers, fire jugglers and dancers to ensure the city buzzes with a true festival feeling.
Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Back by popular demand, we are delighted to once again have Barnardos style team coming to Fashion HQ. The team’s fabulous vintage clothing store will be in situ at Fashion HQ for the duration of the festival. Pop along and pick up a nique piece or two and chat to the team about personalising your look from heir range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories.
Presenter and style icon, Sonya Lennon has invited us into her wardrobe! Our Fashion Festival ambassador has been storing her looks over the years which she hopes to pass onto her daughter when the time comes. She has kindly invited us into her wardrobe and will provide us with looks from her past, talking us through what drew her to those pieces and why they are still special to her.
Young Designer Celebration
Interested in designs of the future? We are delighted to be showcasing creations from the up and coming Irish fashion designers. Visit Fashion HQ where you will have a sneak preview of the names we’re likely to see stocked in our favourite stores in years to come!
PopMeUp.ie is the one stop shop for all your pop-up space requirements and needs in Ireland.
They act as matchmakers between landlords looking to generate activity in their otherwise empty units and prospective tenants who want to test new concepts and markets without making long term commitments to one particular property. With hundreds of prime commercial properties lying needlessly vacant, the PopMeUp team can offer a range of quick and effective solutions.
Culture Night will take place on Friday September 23rd 2011, a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across 20 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. This year’s Culture Nigth programme will be available online from August 17th! Log on to www.culturenight.ie for the latest news.