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.
Highlights of the collection and temporary exhibitions. Free
During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.
A Mindful Exercise in Art Observation Once a month on Saturdays at 11am, join artist Ashleigh Downey when we will look at selected works of art through guided mindful observation. During each hour long session participants will be encouraged to articulate their responses to this ‘slow looking’ verbally or may consider writing or drawing. Booking required. Fee €5 per session
Senator George Mitchell who will deliver an address The Good Friday Agreement: A Personal Reﬂection in advance of the opening of Amanda Dunsmore’s exhibition Keeper that evening.
Trans Live Art Salon is a collective of trans and GNC artists that aims to elevate trans voices in art and media, to work together to change narratives around trans folk and to create art together.
In tandem with the theme of the book The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers this lecture by Jessica Fahy will discuss portraits of Irish women authors in the Gallery’s collection.
This study morning will explore themes arising from the exhibition Keeper by Amanda Dunsmore including the politics of memory, history, archive and the role of the artist.
Ghost-Haunted Land with Dr Declan Long. This talk will discuss post-Troubles contemporary art highlighting artists who have reﬂected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath.
Julia Dubsky is a painter whose subject matter has continued to handle nuances of the medium in particular, while also grappling with broader subjects such as ‘conviction’.
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.
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 […]