Talks + Events
Friday 21 September 2018 | 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Admission is free.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios guided tours of artists’ studios offer a rare opportunity to meet some of Ireland’s most interesting emerging and established artists. Tours begin every 15 mins, sign up on the door.
Visitors will be able to have a final viewing of Stephen Loughman's exhibition, Proven Answers.
In the Atrium Space, experience Tamsin Snow’s CGI animation Spare Face which takes the viewer on a virtual tour of a futuristic medical processing plant. This fictional facility offers their clients a wide range of services from bespoke body parts to cryopreservation.
Tamsin's CGI animations examine the relationship between science fiction and real world medical innovation. The reality of artificial intelligence, suspended animation, and developments in synthetic biology, have sparked debate across disciplines. Spare Face explores the possible impacts these technologies may have for our future selves.
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 21st September 2018. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.