CALL FOR WORK: Mamuska Dublin


MAMUSKA DUBLIN Sunday 28th November 2010 @ THE BACK LOFT, 8pm

La Catedral Studios calls local, national and international artists to participate in the upcoming Mamuska Dublin. This is a unique occasion to present and view evolving works, raw ideas, unrehearsed visions, trials and errors, short masterpieces, playful nonsense, first steps... all in the context of an informal environment where like minded people meet and receive feedback from the audience. Be a part of it!
A maximum of ten artists will present their work while a unique sound environment will permeate through out the evening.

To submit your work, fill out the attached form and return to this address.

Submission criteria:

* open to works in the fields of dance, live performance, live installation, sound and video art
* all works must be under 10 minutes long
* all works must have very simple technical set up and requirements
* send title, duration and brief description of work submitted
* send short CV of people involved
* inclusion of supporting material is recommended

Closing Date For Submissions: Monday 8th November 2010

Email all submissions to La Cat Salons curator Brigit McCone at Mamuska Dublin is supported by the Arts Council.



Exhibition opening - Wedn 6th October, 6-8 pm.

To be opened by Catherine Boland, Hon., Secretary, C.I.A.S.
Featuring storyteller Coilín “The" Oh-Aissieux

Daily viewing Thur 7th - Sunday 10th october, 11am-8pm
Curated by Tony Strickland

A two person exhibition of paintings, prints and installation by Leila Pedersen and Daniel Lipstein. These two artists create a myriad of works gleaned from experience
both real, embellished and symbolic. Using different techniques such as drawing, painting and print-making they try to illicit imaginative and emotive response by weaving narrative, dream and theater to provoke a powerful portrait of the human condition.

This show is a celebration of the spoken tale, drawing from the obscure, visionary, intangible; symbolism that is inherent in the folklore of all cultures and that which is expressed in the dreams and desires of the human psyche.

The opening night of this show will incorporate a performance by
professional storyteller Coilín “The Oh-Aissieux” in conjunction and
sympathy with the visual art works featured in the exhibition.


Doors open 19:30 Performance 20:00
Tickets €10

The Sun, the Moon and the Apple
Inspired by a series of poems by Ted Hughes entitled ‘The Epilogue Poems‘ this project conveys free structure of poetry generating a dreamy and sensual atmosphere. The idea is to combine visual arts and video installation with a theatrical performance based on poetry and not on a dramatic text/play. The production plays with both textual and visual qualities of theatre a...nd explores elements of Greek theatre and of physical and dance theatre.

The main theme of the production is the male – female dichotomy of the universe and the never-ending quest for balance and harmony. The inspiration is in mythologies and poetry, and the rendering is impressionistic, oniric and poetic. The project aims to be a poetic extravaganza rather than a traditional play, in which lyricism is laced with suggestive stage images and where missives from the edge of extreme experience are laced with a wry humour.

The Kaleidoscope Project is a theatre group with an alternative approach to theatre, literature and art based in Co. Kildare.We experiment with poetry on stage, multimedia and physical theatre.

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Opening reception: Wednesday, 3rd November. 6-8pm

Daily viewing times: Thursday 4th, 12 – 8pm, Friday 5th – Sunday 7th, 12 – 6pm

An exhibition of new work by a group of Dublin based artists:

Natalie Byrne, Kate O’Donnell, Marina O’Loughlin and Fiona Bean Uí Chadhla.

The four artists are all returning to their creative endeavours after a period of reflection.

The exhibition explores the artists individual responses to the creative process.





New Dublin Voices & Open Studios at CULTURE NIGHT

New Dublin Voices

Friday 24th September, between 5 and 11pm.

A unique opportunity to meet and talk to the La Catedral Studios' artists from their workspaces and understand the process behind creating art work. Feel free to stroll around the studios, buy great artwork at competitive prices and chill out at the Back Loft entertained by New Dublin Voices Choir...

Up there with Ireland’s best and most exciting chamber choirs, the brilliant New Dublin Voices has chosen Culture Night at the Back Loft to launch its eagerly anticipated debut CD, “Something Beginning With B”. The event takes place early on Culture Night – 6pm til 8pm in the Back Loft. Come along for the buzz and a glass of wine – NDV will be there to sing a track or two from “Something Beginning With B”. The rule for New Dublin Voices’ debut CD was that every track had to have a “B” in it: this means the Beatles are rubbing shoulders with Brahms and Benjamin Britten is neighbours with a barbershop quartet! “Something Beginning With B” has a wide, wide mix of sounds and styles, something for everyone, and is a great sample of the world of New Dublin Voices to have on disc at home or in the car.


52 Weeks - a new visual arts initiative

52 Weeks is a new visual arts initiative devised in conjunction with The Back Loft. This is the first exhibition from 52 Weeks featuring work from Theresa Commins; Will Eames; Aidan Kelly Murphy; Laughlin McKee & James Moloney.

The aim of 52 Weeks is to reconnect with visual art practitioners one year after graduating college as a means to examine their progress and to provide them with the professional opportunity to showcase their work. Furthermore, this initiative focuses on providing a platform for selected participants to acquire the necessary tools to devise and curate their own artist lead projects.

Opening reception: Wednesday 15th, 6 - 8pm.
Exhibiting from 16th - 19th September Daily viewings 1-7pm


During 52 Weeks:
Dublin South Central Arts Workers
present THE THING IS

September 17th, From 12:45 – 2pm

A Celebration of the Arts in Dublin South Central
Come join. There’ll be live music, poetry, play readings, wine, food, and lots more.
Featuring: Singer and songwriter Kevin Doherty performs from his latest album ‘Telegraph’, poet Peter Sirr reads work from his new collection ‘The Thing Is’ and playwright Eugene O’Brien reads from his highly succesful play ‘Eden’.
Hosted by the Inimitable Eleanor Methven – actress.
Bring friends, family, neighbours...

If you make your living wholly or partly in the Arts or consider yourself an artist and live in Dublin South Central, join the Dublin South Central Arts Workers group on facebook at
or send an email to