To which they in­vite kids 5+ to come half an hour early dressed in their­pjs. And the Uk/aussie Spill bring their street rou­tines to play­grounds in Bal­ly­mun, Ringsend and Fairview.

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - LISTING - AI­DAN DUNNE

Ir­ish Times journos will be busy at this week-long event that starts on Mon­day: Sinéad Glee­son in­ter­view­ing fem­i­nist Caitlin Mo­ran (NCH Thurs); Tony Clay­ton-Lea in con­ver­sa­tion with pop star Tracey Thorn about her mem­oir, Bed­sit Disco Queen (Smock Al­ley Theatre Fri May 24); and cel­e­brat­ing Nuala O’Faolain (Lib­erty Hall Thurs). Plus read­ings, master­classes and per­form­ing po­ets. dublin­writ­ers­fes­ti­val.com

DUBLIN

Ah, Lib­erty! Film in­stal­la­tion by Ben Rivers about a fam­ily of Scot­tish out­sider chil­dren. Dark­ened Days: pho­to­graphs by Si­mone Kappeler Dou­glas Hyde Gallery, TCD Ends May 22 dou­glashy­de­gallery.com John Do­herty Pho­to­re­al­ist streetscapes. Tay­lor Gal­leries Ends May 19 tay­lor­gal­leries.ie

Doric Works by Sean Scully The Ab­sent Ar­chi­tect Film in­stal­la­tion by Cleary & Con­nolly with Pat Shortt and oth­ers. The Casino at Marino, Cher­ry­mount Cres­cent her­itageire­land.ie Analysing Cu­bism Ir­ish artists in­flu­enced by Cu­bism (Un­til May 26) Se­lected works in the base­ment. Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, Kil­main­ham imma.ie An­i­ma­tion to Mur­mu­ra­tion Star­lings in print­works by Vin­cent Sheri­dan. Draíocht, Blan­chard­stown Un­til May 25 draiocht.ie The Con­sid­er­a­tion of the Plan­ets Sculp­ture with wit by Pa­trick O’Reilly. Oliver Sears Gallery, Un­til Jun 6 oli­v­ersears gallery.com Street gym­nas­tics and py­jama par­ties are among the quirkier hap­pen­ings in this year’s fest, which runs this week­end and next. Scot­tish Dance Theatre com­bine dance with an­i­ma­tion in What On Earth? (The Ark, Sat-Sun), In­te­ri­ors Paint­ings de­rived from Ing­mar Bergman set­tings by Stephen Lough­man. Kevin Ka­vanagh, Chancery Lane Un­til May 25 kevinka­vanagh.ie It­er­a­tive Mart res­i­dency un­til the end of May. Mart@Unit 4, James Joyce St

dublin­dance­fes­ti­val.ie cel­e­brat­ing clas­si­cal Greek cul­ture (Un­til Jun 9). Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Par­nell Sq Nth hugh­lane.ie Flo­ral Alchemy New botan­i­cal paint­ings by Yanny Pet­ters. Olivier Cor­net Gallery, Wooden Build­ing, Ex­change St Upr Un­til May 24 olivier­cor­net gallery.com In the Still­ness Ce­ramic and glass works by Olga Fitz­patrick. Rath­gar Book­shop Un­til Jun 16 Ni­amh McGuinne & Michael Tim­mins Two solo shows. Graphic Stu­dio Gallery, Tem­ple Bar Un­til Jun 1 graph­ic­stu­dio dublin.com Mod­ern Mas­ter Ar­chi­tec­tural draw­ings, pho­to­graphs and works on pa­per by Ray­mond McGrath. Ir­ish Ar­chi­tec­tural Ar­chive, 45 Mer­rion Sq Un­til Jun 28 iarc.ie Marie Han­lon’s im­pec­ca­bly made ab­stract paint­ings usu­ally have a sense of hu­mour. Those in TILT, her new show in Westport’s beau­ti­fully sit­u­ated Cus­tom House Gallery, are no ex­cep­tion as she ex­plores how tilt­ing forms im­bues them with a dif­fer­ent dy­namic. Cus­tom House Stu­dios Gallery, The Quay, Westport Mon-Fri 10am5pm, Sat-Sun 1-4.30pm Un­til Jun 9 cus­tom­hous­es­tu­dios.ie O Lit­tle Drops Wa­ter-in­spired work by Nina Canell. Mother’s Tanksta­tion, 41-43 Watling St, Ush­ers Is­land Un­til Jun 1 moth­er­stanksta­tion.com Risk Lab The art and science of risk. Science Gallery, Pearse St, TCD Un­til Jun 23 science gallery.com The Sen­si­tive Plant Aleana Egan’s art “be­tween fic­tional worlds and phys­i­cal re­al­i­ties”. Ker­lin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Sth Anne St Un­til Jun 1 ker­lin.ie Short Sto­ries Michael Fla­herty paint­ings. Door­way Gallery, 24 Sth Fred­er­ick St Un­til May 30 the­do­or­way­gallery.com Spring Ex­hi­bi­tion Group show. Jor­gensen Fine Art Un­til May 30 jor­gensen­fin­eart.com Trea­sured Sheets Old mas­ter draw­ings, land­scapes, still lifes, por­traits and prints from the col­lec­tion (Un­til Jun 2). The Sketch­books of Jack B Yeats: se­lec­tion from Yeats’s 200-plus sketch­books (Un­til Jun 3). Es­sen­tial Ire­land: A Mini Tour (Un­til Aug 5) Plus works from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. National Gallery of Ire­land na­tion­al­gallery.ie In the mood for Euro­vi­sion bash? Get your­self along to the Gay Com­mu­nity News an­nual Douze Points party to­mor­row at the Sugar Club. Watch the con­test live on the big screen, hosted by the ir­re­press­ible Ju­lian Man­drews and spe­cial guests. Each ta­ble rep­re­sents a com­pet­ing coun­try, and there are prizes for win­ning and los­ing ta­bles. Sugar Club, Dublin Sat 7pm the­sug­ar­club. com Die Welt von Mor­gen Gil­lian Fitz­patrick’s in­stal­la­tion looks to Kraftwerk. Goethe-In­sti­tut Irland, 37 Mer­rion Sq Un­til Jun 21 ahg.gov.ie

FER­MANAGH

Ex­po­sure Pho­to­graphs by John McVitty. En­niskillen Cas­tle Mu­seum Un­til Jun 15 en­niskillen cas­tle.co.uk

GAL­WAY

Bur­ren Col­lege of Art@126 MFA grad­u­ate show. 126 Artist-run Gallery, 4 Com­merce House, Flood St Un­til May 31 126.ie Vi­brant Syn­chronies Group show cu­rated by Paola Tre­visan. Kenny Gallery, Lios­ban Re­tail Park Un­til Jun 5 thekenny gallery.ie

KIL­DARE

Pre­lude Speaker: Con­tem­po­rary Castle­town With Sarah Browne, Ger­ard Byrne, Felic­ity Clear, Maud Cot­ter, Michelle Deignan, Blaise Drum­mond, Do­mes­tic God­less, Si­mon English Mary Fitzger­ald, Pa­trick Jol­ley, Rebecca Trost & Inger Lise Hansen, Mar­i­anne Keat­ing, Eoin McHugh, Paul Nu­gent, Colin O’Con­nor, Jennifer Trou­to­nand Daphne Wright.

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