Waves Film Premiere & Reading

Waves is an arts education initiative that connects young people, contemporary art and the political. It includes a series of artist-led workshops, an associated film, text and design commission.

Waves has seen  Irish artists Clodagh Emoe, Sean Lynch, Ruth Lyons and Eoghan Ryan devise a series of compelling workshops for second level students in response to the rich context of the 1916 centenary. During this enquiry students and teachers from Fingal Community College and Hartstown Community School have explored ideas of zeitgeist, civic agency, collaboration, collectivity, public art, memorialisation and cultural representation.

Videographer Jenny Brady recorded these dynamic investigations and we now invite you to attend the film premiere at 11am on 12/05/16 in Draíocht. Following the film, writer Sue Rainsford will read a section from her commissioned text, opening up themes held within.

Composed by Distinctive Repetition, a significant graphic poster serves to complement the workshops and film, while also sharing this commissioned text with a wide audience.

Waves is a partnership programme between Fingal Arts Office and Cleo Fagan, curator of Superprojects - an initiative for young audiences that generates possibilities for creative encounters with contemporary art and artists. Waves is funded by Fingal County Council as part of the Fingal 1916 centenary programme.