Monday, 1 March 2010

Here's the Heads Up #1

I've come to realise that more often than not, I'm telling you about design-related events in Ireland after rather than before they happen, which means you've got less chance of getting to them yourself. So here's the heads up about some events that might be worth your time this month. If I'm missing anything, let me know and I'll try and add it in time!

Happening/ending this week:
Paulette Phillips : History appears twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce, NCAD Gallery, Thomas St, Dublin 8
This exhibition explores E 1027, a villa on the Cote d’ Azur built by architect and designer Eileen Gray for her lover Jean Badovici in 1929. Having built the house as a romantic getaway, Gray eventually walked away from her labor of love. For a period of time it then became known as Le Corbusier’s house, while Gray languished in obscurity. It closes this Saturday (6th March), and the gallery is open each day from 10am - 5pm until then.

For the Love of Change, Mill St Studios, Dublin 8
As mentioned previously, For the Love of Change explodes all over Mill St Studios on Thursday 4th, from 7pm. €5 to go and party while surrounded by tasty work from artists and designers from all over Ireland.

Happening/ending next week:
Lemonade screening, Piranha Bar, Fitzwilliam Sq, Dublin 2
Also mentioned last week, Lemonade - a movie about creatives getting a second (better) chance through redundancy - screens for free in Piranha Bar on Wednesday 10th. Email to reserve your place.

Happening for the rest of the month:
The Lives of Spaces, Ormond Bath Gallery, Belfast
The Lives of Spaces, Ireland's entry to the 11th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2008, is showing in Belfast until the 27th March. Highly acclaimed during its run in Venice, it's been touring around the country since and now's your last chance to see it before it leaves for London. Well worth a look for its innovative way of exploring and presenting architecture, it's also a chance to see, among others, the work of the curators of this year's entry to Venice: De Paor Architects, TAKA and Peter Maybury.