Avenue Festival Programme Thurs 11th– Sun 28thJuly 2013
7.30pm, ‘Hive Emerging’, Michael Street ~ Avenue Festival Launch: The Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins officially launches The Avenue Festival as well as officially opening ‘Hive Emerging’s new premises at 25 Michael Street (former News & Star building). Hive’s inaugural show is ‘Wet’ comprising of works which define new Irish emerging art. Artists include Alison Cronin, Anna Westlake, Barry Foley, Conor O’Grady, Damien Magee, David Turner, ElsBorghart, Emma Berkery, Keith Flynn, Sarah Edmondson, Julie Gill, Kerrie O’Mahony, Gerry Davis and Kate-Bowe O’Brien.
9.00pm, ‘Hive Emerging’, Michael Street ~ ‘Substance’: 6 eclectic DJ/Producers covering a wide genre of electronic grooves.
4.30pm, Bodega Restaurant, John’s Street ~ Opening John O’Connell solo exhibition: Waterford Artist John O’Connell describes his work as eclectic in subject matter, bright, fun, punchy and moderately priced! (051 844177)
5.00pm, John Roberts Square ~ Gig Keywest: One of Ireland’s most interesting bands playing live in Waterford’s historic square.
7.00pm, ‘Hive Emerging’, Michael Street ~ Municipal Collection Walking Tour: A walking tour of Municipal Art led by local artist Christine O’Brien Shanahan.
7.30pm, Greyfriars’ Gallery, Greyfriars’ Street ~ Opening ‘Wits End’ group exhibition: The deputising Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Tom Cunningham opens this show featuring recent WIT visual art students; Christine Moore, Linda Egan, Rosemarie Walsh, Sarah Dillo. (051 849983)
8.30pm, Central Hall, Jordan’s Lane, The Quays (Red Kettle) Fusion ~ A selection of performance and installations: Featuring artists Ruth Flynn, Magdalena Karol, Paola Catizone and Mark Fitzsimons. (051 879688)
10.30pm, Jordan’s, the Quays ~ Artist’s meet-up featuring music from The Hurricanes
10.00am Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell St. ~ Workshop: Art documentation (photography) (051 877153 or www.garterlane.ie for bookings)
10.00am – 5.00pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell St ~ Open Studios: Re-launching and tours of studio spaces. (051 877153)
3.00pm, Central Library, Lady Lane ~ Children’s Workshop: Budding comic book artists – be part of a team creating a giant Avenue comic strip! Led by Declan Pierce Age 8+ Free workshop but booking essential phone 051 849975.
3.30pm, Greyfriars’ Abbey, Greyfriars’ Street ~ Opening of Leonie Tang’s ‘Be Obscured’ Photography Installation: Bringing Ireland’s largest mobile Pinhole Camera (housed in a yurt) to Waterford, artist Leonie Tang’s installation will educate and inform even the stranger to the photographic practice. (051 849983)
6.00pm, Michael Street ~ ‘Music on Michael Street’: A selection of Irish independent music and street performers on this famous Waterford thoroughfare.
8.00pm, ‘Hive Emerging’, Michael Street ~ Preview SAWFEST: A sonic glimpse of Waterford’s Electronic music festival which will take place in September.
10.00pm, Revolution’s Basement Bar, John Street ~ Gig ‘When Good Pets Go Bad’ and ‘The Northern Drones’: In association with Alliance Promotions presented by Dig, the Cork City four piece and the Dublin three piece blending off kilter pop with raucous psychedelic noise. (051 844444)
12.00pm, Medieval Museum, Viking Triangle ~ Gig ‘Jordan’s Rig Out’: As part of the ‘Music at the Museum’ programme the band play a mixture of genres and styles from dark Americana to urban Irish trad. (051 849501)
5.00pm, Greyfriars’ Gallery ~ A Citywide Solo view of Artist Darragh Lyons (walking tour): Starting at Greyfriars and then on to the various places where Darragh Lyons is exhibiting.
6.00pm, Index Gallery, Central Library, Lady Lane ~ Opening 20Ten ‘A Summer Collection’: Officially opened by the Mayor Waterford Cllr. John Cummins curated by Conor Rush and Chris O’Brien Shanahan 20Ten features the work of: Pat Carri, Kevin Connolly, Róisín Kinsella, Darragh Lyons, Pat McArdle, MiliaTsaoussis-Maddock as well as Chris O’Brien Shanahan and Conor Rush.
Also exhibition of book covers by artist Erin de Burca on the glass bridge, floor two, Central Library. (051 849975)
7.00pm, Michael Street ~ Opening Conor Rush’s solo exhibition ‘Inspirations and Creations’: Sculptures in wood and ceramics by the Dublin born artist who now lives in Waterford.
7.30pm, SOMA Contemporary Gallery, Lombard St. ~ Artist Talk Richard Forrest and Anna Crudge in conversation: Artist Richard and Curator Anna the Curator talk about Sensorium influences and practice. (051 309977)
8.00pm, Katty Barry’s Bar, Mall Lane ~ @avenuefestival Tweet-up: Facilitated by Derbhile Dromey of wordswriteeditorial.ie a chance to Meet and Tweet on #avenue13 from the intimate surrounds of Katy Barry’s bar on the fringe of the Viking Triangle. (051 849983)
7.00pm, John Roberts Square ~ Gig Kobi in concert
8:00pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre ~ ‘TRACES’ Dance Ensemble presents Truth Or Dare: A truthful and daring contemporary dance performance inspired by the lives of the dancers challenging perceptions about dance and disability. Tickets on 051-855038 or www.garterlane.ie.
10.00am, The Little Design Shop, The Quay ~ Free Print Workshop: Anne McDonald will give a free workshop. Limited places, booking is essential on 086 8210434.
11.00am, Central Library, Lady Lane ~ Capturing Sunshine A practical painting workshop: 20Ten artist Christine O’Brien Shanahan explores the manner in which artwork can capture a fleeting mood or concept. Free event but booking essential on 051 849975.
11.00am, Bishops Palace grounds ~ Art at The Palace: A selection of art and artifacts for sale from local and regional artists
2.00pm- 5pm, John Roberts Square ~ Children’s events and activities: Featuring Punch & Judy, Face Painting & Balloon modeling!
2.00pm, Greyfriars Gallery ~ Family Art workshops with Ciara Foley: Discover Waterford’s Municipal art collection with this fun filled workshop. Age 5+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event, pre-booking essential on 051 849983.
2.00pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre ~ ‘TRACES’ Dance Ensemble presents Truth Or Dare: Tickets on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie.
4.00pm, Hibernian House, Bank Lane ~ Opening Patrick Cahill Solo exhibition ‘Sunshine & Showers’: An exhibition of 10 paintings of different cities, painted in different seasons and weather conditions. (051 843884)
5.00pm, Former Hive Studios, Bank Lane ~ Art Hive ‘A Group Exhibition’: A collaborative exhibition spanning a diverse range of disciplines. Artists: Catherine Starling, Robin Daly, Tishi O’Malley, Dennis Ryan, Sarah Lundy, Ian Mannion, Violeta Pserackaite and Brigid Teehan.
10.00am-12.00pm, Monday 22nd to Friday 26th, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Ardkeen Hospital ~ ‘Building the Body’ Arts & Craft Workshop for Children: Experiment and create artworks inspired by the body. Age 8-12, places €45 per child on 051 842664 or e:WHAT@hse.ie by 12 July.
11.00am, Kite Studios, Henrietta St. ~ Workshop Glass Blowing: Free drop in demo is hosted by the Waterford Handmade Glass Company and is in conjunction with the ‘Three x 3’ exhibition by Sean Campbell, Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer running in Garter Lane. No experience required, all welcome.
8.00pm, Merchants Quay Market, Merchants Quay ~ Group Exhibition Avenue on the Quay: A distinctive range of practices and mediums in one of Waterford newest gallery venues featuring Aileen Drohan, BartoszKolata, John Duffy, David Begley and Erin de Burca.
9.00pm, Murphy’s Bar, the Quays ~ Gig Noisy Plug Sessions: Original Irish music featuring two home grown acts and Aine Duffy.
7.00pm, John Roberts Square ~ Gig: Derek Flynn & Dean Croke in concert
8.00pm, SouthPaw Studios ~ Group Exhibition: A group show featuring Workhouse Studios artists Adele Stanley, Amy Bible, Anne Nolan, Laura McNamara, Jenny Watkins and Sabina Meyns.
10.00pm, Downes Bar, Thomas St. ~ Vinyl Sessions: The famed sessions where DJs and punters alike get a chance to spin their original vinyl.
2.00pm- 5.00pm, John Roberts Square~ Children’s events and activities: Featuring Street acts, Face Painting & Balloon modeling!
2.00pm, Central Library, Lady Lane ~ VAI – ‘The Common Room’: The Visual Artists Ireland Common room comes to Waterford with guest speaker VAI director Noel Kelly. Facilitated discussion around “the morphology of artist led structures”.
3.00pm, Ardkeen Library, Ardkeen Stores, Dunmore Road ~ Talk: Art Therapy: A talk on Art Therapy and its benefits by Art Therapist Martina Keane, all welcome. (051 849755)
7.00pm, ‘Hive Emerging’ Michael Street ~ Workshop ‘Thinkdocs’: A free introduction to documentary production with film maker Siobhain Cleary.
8.00pm, Michael Street ~ ‘Music on Michael Street’: A selection of Irish independent music and street performers.
10.00pm, Revolution’s Basement Bar, John Street ~ Gig ‘The Vincents’ & Oh Boland: In association with Alliance Promotions presented by Dig, the fabulous Vincents launch their nationwide tour in Waterford playing a wicked mix of Indie Grunge and Noise Pop. Oh Boland This Galway 3 piece deliver a soup of noise and melody.
2.00pm, Greyfriars’ Gallery, Family Art workshops with Ciara Foley: Discover Waterford’s Municipal art collection with this fun filled workshop. Age 5+, children must be accompanied by an adult. pre-booking essential on 051 849983.
6.30pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell St. ~ Exhibition Preview of ‘Anamorph’ &‘Torque’ (FOH Space) with Live Performance by Olivia Hassett: Anamorph by Olivia Hassettexplores the human body’s potential to be simultaneously grotesque and sublime. The extraordinary ‘Torque’ by Donna Fitzymons will run in courtyard FOH Space.
8.00pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell St.~ Film ‘Good Vibrations’: Tickets on 051-855038 or www.garterlane.ie.
Avenue for kids (full info above)
3pm, Saturday 13th, Central Library ~ Children’s Comic Workshop (pre booking essential on 051 849975)
2pm, Saturday 20th&Sunday 28th, Greyfriars Gallery~ Family Art workshops with Ciara Foley (pre booking essential on 051 849983)
2pm – 5pm, Saturday 13th, 20th& 27th, John Roberts Square ~ FREE Children’s events &activities
10am- 12pm, Monday22nd – Friday 26th July, W.H.A.T. Centre for Arts & Health, Waterford Regional Hospital ~ ‘Building the Body’ Arts & Craft Workshop for Children (pre booking essential 051 842664 or email WHAT@hse.ie by 12 July)
Competition Time! Are you aged 7-12? Pick up an entry form in any of the venues, let your creative side run wild and imagine Waterford in 2053. Lots of arty prizes to be won! Competition is run by The Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre at Central Library. Closing date 31 July.