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Buckle up for In Case Of Emergency at the Science Gallery where catastrophe is the theme of the day. With this exhibition, the Science Gallery is wondering why apocalyptic happenings are so innately entertaining. They form the plots for films, have been the subjects of books, and even manifest themselves as epic paintings. What is it about Doomsday disasters that has us rapt, gossiping about whether millenarian predictions are coming true? Explore the science behind the sci-fi with dreamers and designers at the Science Gallery’s latest exhibition, full of opportunities to interact with artwork and explore your own relationship with deathly doom. TUE–FRI 12:00-20:00 SAT-SUN 12:00–18:00 CLOSED MONDAYS

Rodney Graham is a writer, painter, photographer, sculptor, musician and more… it seems that there is nothing he cannot do. The Vancouver-based artist first emerged in the late 70s. He played in a band and created site-specific work, like Camera Obscura, which was an optical device the size of a garden shed that he put on his family’s farm in British Columbia. Before long, Graham had produced a series of works based on Sigmund Freud, represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and exhibited at renowned galleries like Whitechapel Gallery, London, and at the Whitney Biennal. Over the years, this artist has become particularly associated with filmmaking, and IMMA will be displaying a sampling for you to get acquainted with alongside photographic light boxes. It’s impossible to describe Rodney Graham’s style as it is constantly mutating and his referencing is diverse – his work picking up on everyone from Lewis Carroll to Kurt Cobain. Leave your expectations at the door as you encounter Rodney Graham’s peculiar world at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Feast your senses with an evening of masterpieces, music, and food at Flavours of Art in the National Gallery of Ireland. This exquisite evening celebrates the return of the JMW Turner watercolours, a much-loved annual exhibition which is showcased at the gallery each January. After you’ve taken a tour of the exhibition and immersed yourself in Turner’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you can unwind with a sumptuous buffet supper, before being regaled with live music. Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Turner’s work, or this is your first time visiting this wonderful annual exhibition, an unforgettable evening of culture awaits you at the National Gallery of Ireland for Flavours of Art.

Hands on History: Childhood http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 21/01/2018 – 21/01/2018 3.00pm – 4.00pm Drop in to discover objects from Museums handling collection relating to childhood and play. Join our Museum educators in an exciting drop-in handling session for all ages, using the Museum’s collection of objects for handling. No booking required. Drop-in Activity. All Ages. Free Admission. Culture Club http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 26/01/2018 – 26/01/2018 11.30am – 1.00pm Culture Club, in collaboration with Dublin City Council, invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. Culture Club 2018 at Collins Barracks begins with a fascinating tour with Michael Kenny on the story of coins & coinage in Ireland from the 10th century to the present day through Airgead: A Thousand Years of Irish Coins & Currency. Booking Required. Tour. Adults. Free Admission. Set in Stone? Politics of Public statues http://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events 27/01/2018 – 27/01/2018 2.30pm – 4.00pm What role do public monuments have in a modern society? Who are the confederate Army? Join Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Associate […]

Merrion Street (Natural History) Taxidermy: Creation & Conservation 27/01/2018 – 27/01/2018 10.00am – 1.00pm How do natural history museums acquire and care for their collections in the 21st century? Drop into the Dead Zoo and meet ethical taxidermist, Jazmine Miles-Long, and natural history conservator, Lucie Mascord; see up close the techniques involved in mounting or stuffing an animal, and the skills in fixing, repairing and conserving bad and decaying taxidermy. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible. Drop-in Activity. Adults & Children 12+. Free Admission.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre will welcome the ex- Liverpool and England Captain Steven Gerrard on Wednesday 31st January 2018 with doors opening at 6.30pm. The former midfiield maetsro and now Liverpool Academy coach promises to give an insight into his footballing career from start to finish, the reasons behind his decisions, his love for the club and his plans for the future. Our presenter will be putting the questions across to Steven on stage with audience participation throughout the night.  This, followed by a live auction with your chance to take home some exclusive signed items. Steven said “I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in Dublin, our first event was fantastic and hopefully the fans in Dublin will love it just as much!” This is event is for aged over 14 years and over.

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages. Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects.

For the first time in 30 years you will be able to view the incredible paintings and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, so don’t miss this rare opportunity at the National Gallery of Ireland. This exciting exhibition will illustrate how O’Conor’s dissatisfaction with Impressionism led to his signature Expressionist style. You will see many artworks which have previously never been on display before and also get a sense of O’Conor’s place among contemporaries like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Whether you’re a major art buff or you just fancy spending an afternoon immersed in some truly captivating landscapes, visiting Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to be time well spent.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.

The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign […]

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019. Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from earth to the edges of the cosmos. Brian will once again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique. Professor Brian Cox said: “On the last tour I loved talking about astronomy and cosmology in very large venues that usually only host rock bands. The great advantage was the ability to use vast, state of the art screens to display images of the cosmos as we’ve […]