To honour the spirit, talent and distinctive beauty of The Liberties, it is a joyous occasion to announce the 43rd annual Liberties Festival to take place from Wednesday 17th July to Sunday 21at July 2013!! The superlative programme features the best of music, film, photography, pop-up projects, theatre and community events, and an exploration of the history of Dublin’s historic Liberties area.
Earlier this year, Liberties Festival called on the public to create a photography exhibition by capturing images of the people, places and happenings in the Liberties on 1st May 2013. Hundreds responded with incredible photos and a selection of 60 images – One Day in the Liberties - to be exhibited at the official Liberties Festival launch to take place at Gallery Zozimus on Francis Street, Dublin 8, 6pm Wednesday 17th July 2013.
As part of One Day in the Liberties exhibition, the winners of The Liberties Festival /NCAD – Distillers Press Poetry Competition will read their commended poems. Extracts of the poems (to be exhibited) were printed at Distillers Press, NCAD by the poets, with guidance from the amazing Letterpress Print Workshop team Seán Sills, Mark Plunkett and Jamie Murphy.
Image credit: photographer Malgorzata Wielogorska, One Day in the Liberties exhibition.
Hi - the mixed upper and lower case letters heading gallery and Gallery in our title are deliberate.
We were just blown away on Friday night when we saw what Stag and Deer had achieved in hanging their show 'Home' in the distressed house at 13 North Georges Street.
It raised an immediate question as to the difference between a 'gallery' and a 'Gallery' and we had a lot of fun trying to work out the answers.
The images looked just fantastic, seeming to form part of the house structure and much drama was added by the light streaming through windows and doors, adding additional serendipitous compositional elements to the photographs.
The show hanging was a very bold and ambitious move and Padraig and Pam pulled it off with scarily assured aplomb.
Go and see it while it's so hot it hurts and, again, we're delighted to have sponsored and produced it.
As an additional inducement, we're offering a free A4 print to anyone that emails us with where the tiny stag and deer figurines are standing!
Please give a shout if you've any ideas about the stool lurking in the drained swimming pool - no upper arm strength is the most credible reason so far...
In case you're wondering who the non sparkly glitterati in the photograph inset are, standing left to right, Ruth from Fire, Angel, festival director, and me, Leszek from Fire.