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Review of "The Leaves of Heaven" By Pat McCabe from Unforgettable Lines blogger, Yana

Review of “The Leaves of Heaven” By Pat McCabe from Unforgettable Lines blogger, Yana

From big theaters to small lofts. From traditional spaces to the most unorthodox and challenging ones. Only a true theatre goer knows that the beauty of those unconventional places hides in the fact that every performance there is a technical, artistic and directorial surprise. The little spaces are usually the ones that invest all their heart...

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The Italian Job... Italian Government giving students €500 to spend on the arts

The Italian Job… Italian Government giving students €500 to spend on the arts

Italy has launched 18app, designed to engage young people in cultural activity. The Italian government has launched an initiative which offers young people the opportunity to register for EUR 500 to spend on cultural activities. Citizens who turn 18 in 2016 can register for the bonus, called SPID (il sistema pubblico di identità digitale). They then...
5 Questions with in house Visual Artist Ronan O'Reilly about his solo exhibition...

5 Questions with in house Visual Artist Ronan O’Reilly about his solo exhibition…

1. How long have you been painting, where did you study and how did you decide to become an artist? I’ve been painting seriously for about ten years. I graduated from DIT Grangegorman in 2015. I originally started to study architecture but art wouldn’t leave the back of my head so I decided to change-...
Letter to Paschal Donohoe TD (FG), Marylou McDonald TD (SF) and Maureen O'Sullivan TD (ind)

Letter to Paschal Donohoe TD (FG), Marylou McDonald TD (SF) and Maureen O’Sullivan TD (ind)

Letter to Paschal Donohoe TD (FG), Marylou McDonald TD (SF) and Maureen O’Sullivan TD (ind) Regarding Arts Debate 22/ 06/ 2016           Hi Paschal, Marylou and Maureen, I hope this finds you well and in fighting spirit. As you know, there is a debate in the Dail on arts tomorrow, and on...
LIVESTOCK Performance Art presents 'Mayhem'

LIVESTOCK Performance Art presents ‘Mayhem’

Livestock are delighted to announce MAYHEM! Friday 27th May // 7.30pm onwards This is their 2nd event to take place in The Complex and is curated by Deirdre Morrissey. Performance artists have been chosen from all across Ireland -North and South, whose work on the night will be a mixture of spoken word, the testing...
At Large Theatre Showcase

At Large Theatre Showcase

At Large Theatre Showcase May 28th/ 29th At Large Theatre presents its annual Works in Progress weekend, with eight new and original stage pieces on show.
Time Over Distance Over Time / Bias

Time Over Distance Over Time / Bias

Time Over Distance Over Time / Bias (Liz Roche Company / Katherine O’Malley ) as part of the Dublin Dance Festival. How do we bridge the gap when the distances between us are increasing in a world that’s supposed to be getting smaller? Through interactive digital projections, film and dance, Liz Roche Company brings together...

International Literature Festival – This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything: Screening and Discussion with Avi Lewis, Cara Augustenborg & Eamonn Meehan Fri 6 May // 6.30pm // The Complex, 15 Little Green St, Dublin 7 // Price: €10 / €8 “A film that brings our peril into focus and what we might learn from despair.” Alice Walker, author and activistThis Changes Everything is a...

GORDON OSRÀM’S FUNERAL presented by Accidental Theatre

We are delighted to present GORDON OSRÀM’S FUNERAL: A daring, immersive play developed by Accidental Theatre from an original script by Dave Kinghan. Audiences will find themselves in a performance retrospective tracing the path of Osràm’s life and work, featuring videos, photographs, interventions and interactive exhibits. As the night unfolds, Osràm’s darker motives build intrigue...

R E L A T I V E Launch and Exhibiton

The Complex launches a new Public Art Exhibition on Benburb Street.   RELATIVE   to commemorate the 1916 Fourcourts Volunteers and their relatives.   Photographer Steve McCullagh, curated by The Complex. Commissioned in partnership with the Law Society of Ireland.   The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 24th March 2016 in the Blue Room,...

Roger O’Neill – Artist Resident at The Complex

Irish painter Roger O’Neill exhibited his new work ‘Ramp’ at The Complex from the 25th-29th February. Here is a selection of some of the pieces. Roger was also reviewed in the Irish Times Visual Arts section by Aidan Dunne. To contact Roger email rogeroneill@hotmail.com or call 086 209 3012.
LIVESTOCK in The Complex

LIVESTOCK in The Complex

On Friday 4 March The Complex will be hosting a live performance art event by Livestock. “LIVESTOCK is a bi-monthly platform for performance art, initiated in The Market Studios on Halston Street, Dublin 7 in 2008, and which ran until 2014 when the Market Studios closed. Eager to find our way back to the area where...
RAMP - solo exhibition by Roger O'Neill

RAMP – solo exhibition by Roger O’Neill

                        “RAMP” an exhibition by Roger O’Neill Launch 6 – 8pm Thursday 25th February 2016 The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7 The Complex will launch RAMP, an exhibition by Irish painter Roger O’Neill at 6pm on Thursday 25th February 2016. Roger O...

DCC Arts Office and awards

          The Complex has succeeded in securing two awards, one from Dublin City Council Arts Office and one from Dublin City Council’s Centenary Awards, towards the development of the new play ‘F.A.T.D.A.D.’ by Anthony Goulding. ‘F.A.T.D.A.D.’ is based on the true story of a teacher at St. Gabriel’s National School in...

Rights for Arthur Miller’s ‘Playing For Time’

    The Complex has secured permission from the estate of Arthur Miller to produce his powerful play ‘Playing For Time’ in Dublin and Belfast in 2017. This will be an Irish premiere for the piece, which is about an orchestra of female prisoners in Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War. The play...

Grant Award from The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

          The Complex has succeeded in securing a grant from The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht / An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta. This is a very important award as it will leverage matching funding from Dublin City Council that will enable us to complete essential renovations to our new...
Artistic Director of The Complex Vanessa Fielding on the #wakingthefeminists movement

Artistic Director of The Complex Vanessa Fielding on the #wakingthefeminists movement

  The gender balance question in theatre I remember being an assistant director at the Women’s Trust, based in the West End of London in the late 1980s. The director Jules Wright, an Australian director, had organised a week long workshop for new women playwrights at the Royal Court. The playwrights that came forward to...
Immigrant Council of Ireland and Co-Orch Dublin present: Orchestrating Equality

Immigrant Council of Ireland and Co-Orch Dublin present: Orchestrating Equality

The Complex will host the event Orchestrating Equality with Co-Orch Dublin and the Immigrant Council of Ireland on November 12th next month. The space will be filled with a 50 piece orchestra playing music by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Mozart and a new commission by Éna Brennan. Tickets are €15 (€5 concession) and will be available on...

8th October 2015

The Complex is happy to report of public art opportunities at Grangegorman for artists, particularly those working in its catchment area… ” ‘…the lives we live’ – Grangegorman Public Art” was launched last month marking a new phase of major public arts opportunities within Dublin City’s newest urban quarter. An invitation booklet has been complied providing introductory...

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