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As a DJ and producer, London maestro Sims adheres to a tough techno agenda via nights out like this and releases on his own Theory label as well as Drumcode, CLR and Axis. Support from Randomer. CLUB Catz ’n Dogz Polish pals Grzegorz Demiañczuk and Wojciech Tarañczuk did international business with releases on German labels Trenton and Trapez, before setting up their own label and releasing a couple of vibrant tech-house and deep grooves albums.
IRISH DESIGN Who doesn’t love a beautiful object? And with the big C around the corner, those of you looking to gift things of an artistic nature can praise the art gods for delivering inspiration directly into your sweaty palms.
This weekend, as part of the View arts and politics weekend, the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios is holding the fifth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair. In stock will be more than 50 books on art, design, and photography from Irish and international publishers, along with special editions and books on sculpture, painting, curation and philosophy. Among the publishers pitching up are Black Dog Publishing, Bomb, Frieze, Mack and many more.
There will also be a selection of artists’ books and one-off creations, with Irish creators Lee Welch, Lucy McKenna and Susan MacWilliam among those contributing to the fair. Artist Miranda Blennerhassett has created a new wall painting in the gallery and the Market Kitchen will have a café on site. Mind you, if you spill on it, you pay for it.
Apart from the fair, there will be a symposium on the dark arts of photography and politics, featuring Eamonn Farrell, Eileen Martin and Gerard Howlin, and a discussion on the future of Temple Bar, with Brendan Kenny from Dublin City Council, Martin Harte, the CEO of Temple Bar Company, Cllr Rebecca Moynihan and the Gallery of Photography’s Trish Lambe.
If that isn’t enough beautiful design for you, Liminal has just touched down at the Design Hub in Dublin Castle. The exhibition (above) has been showcasing the work of 20 Irish designers across a range of disciplines in Eindhoven, Milan and New York, as part of Irish Design 2015. Check out irishdesign2015.ie for a selection of workshops and events taking place around the exhibition.