Who Lives Here Belongs Here - 5th November 2011

The Anti Racism Network
is proud to present

Who Lives Here Belongs Here’

An exhibition

Saturday November 5th
Official Opening 5pm

Exhibition runs all day from 1-9pm

This Exhibition presents the works of over 30 artists working on the theme of Multiculturalism.
All artists have worked on a piece in and around this theme and have kindly donated their works to the Anti Racism Network (ARN) for exhibition and fundraising.

This one day event is to take place in the Back Loft Gallery 7-11 St. Augustine Street (of Thomas Street) Dublin 8 on Saturday 5th of November 2011.

With a room filled with inspired, beautiful and affordable art pieces from many different artists we hope to create awareness of The ARN in a fun fundraising event.
We Hope you can come along to support this event.

About The Anti racism Network:
We are a grassroots network of ordinary individuals, community groups activists, ethnic and faith-based group activists, anti-racism campaigners and NGOs workers or volunteers committed to equality for all, diversity, intercultural exchange, fighting individual, institutional and state racism and supporting migrant rights.


VISIT 2011

La Catedral Studios will throw its doors open for VISIT 2011 on 22nd October, 12-6pm.

After 6pm the Back Loft will play host to an intimate acoustic night, Indie-Ah! More info on this link:

VISIT 2011 is an open invitation to the public to come see how artists work, to explore artistic methodologies and to have a glimpse into the creative processes that culminate in the artworks often shown in galleries, museums, art centers, artist led spaces and various venues. Many exhibitions show the end result of artistic practices,VISIT 2011 invites you to see how visual arts practice takes shape on the ground. Following the national and international focus of Dublin Contemporary, VISIT 2011 provides the opportunity to refocus on the wealth of artistic practices thriving in Dublin city, VISIT is delighted to partner with Dublin Dublin Contemporary and to receive the on-going support of Dublin City Council to present this years open studio day.

This year sees VISITs third event which comprises of eighteen visual arts studios in Dublin city and will provide access to over two hundred and fifty visual artists. Dublins creative city is mapped out through the great variety of studio work-spaces in this specially produced VISIT 2011 publication and on the accompanying website. VISIT operates as an archive in two ways, it provides an extensive inventory of all the participating artists and it also displays architectural spaces used by visual artists as studios, ranging from industrial warehouses, Georgian buildings, converted stables and many other inspirational uses of space. With this large scale open studios event, visitors can see the wide diversity of art forms at work within these spaces from painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, new media and installation. 

This private and often hidden world of the Artists Studio life is opened up to the public for one day, VISIT is a chance to connect with the many unseen layers of cultural activity that go on in our city. Contained in this brochure and on our website you can find a map of the city-wide visual art studios, with information and contact details for this free public event and suggestions on how you can plan your day of studio visits.

Discover VISIT for yourself  take a bus, hop on a bike, jump on the Luas or stretch your legs with a walk. On Saturday 22nd October well be waiting for you, from 12  6pm.

We hope you enjoy your VISIT!

The Back Loft will play host, throughout the day, to a group exhibition with contributions from many of La Catedral's resident artists, to include an interactive, performance/installation by Anthony Collins, "The Academy for Less Control". This is the culmination of A. Collins' interactive practice over the past 12 years. In this installation the artist emphasises the fun-chance-spontaneous nature of the piece by making tools or implements which can be understood as playful. For this unique Back Loft Concerto participants will be asked to make a percussive sound on the open strings of a piano, the sound to be recorded and than mixed to make a unified piece on a CD. Come along and take part!!

Mamuska Dublin: 11th November

MAMUSKA DUBLIN Friday 11th November 2011 @ THE BACK LOFT, 8pm

Mamuska Dublin
returns on Friday 11th November, with another packed and varied line-up of short performance and film to challenge and inspire. Audience and artists mingle in an atmosphere of play and discovery. Free entry.



'Madarka Madarka' (Dir: James Ward), 'Untitled no. 80' (dir: Stefan Riebel), 'Heron' (dir: Marek Bogacki) - SHORT FILMS
Kimberly Campanello - 'Bucranium' - MULTIMEDIA SPOKEN WORD
*guest slot*
Rachel Mulcahy - 'Exploratory Dance' - DANCE
Elizabeth Hilliard - 'The Bright Kid' - MUSIC
Tanya O'Keeffe & Olivia Hassett - PERFORMANCE ART
La Cosa Preziosa and Cleo McCann 'Escape' and 'Horde' (dir: David Bickley) - SOUND INSTALLATION & FILM
Angelika Lindenau - 'Laughter Yoga' - INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE

Mamuska Dublin is a free event supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme.


Splash Art Festival by Artwave

Opening night: Saturday 12th November – 6pm to 11pm
Closing day: Sunday 13th November – 12noon to 6pm

ArtWave has the pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Splash Art Festival, a 2-day festival of art, music, dance and poetry. Its aim is to celebrate the diversity of art by introducing vibrant, emerging and established artists and performers along with their creations and talents.
The event will feature over 30 cross media artists & performers from diverse backgrounds and nationalities ranging from painters, photographers, accessories & jewellery designers, model makers, sculptors, mixed media artists, visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and djs.

Line up:
12th November - Saturday:
8-9 PM – Talkin’ To Bob – Blues, Rock & Country performance
9-10 PM - Apollonia Tribal Bellydance
13th November - Sunday:
3-4 PM – The Prufrocks – Women Poetry Group: Barbara Smith, Mary Mullen, Maureen Gallagher, Jaki McCarrick and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.

Live Djs on both days: Luke.Psy.Co. & Dj Jula

Admission fee:
5 - one day ticket
7 - 2day pass

The Artists:
  1. Richard Costelloe – photo manipulation
  2. Noel Cullen - sculpture
  3. Niamh Curry - painting
  4. Natasha Edmondson - painting
  5. Paul Farrell - photography
  6. Harry Walsh Foreman - painting
  7. Kasiaforest – glass design
  8. GoldGinger Photography
  9. Patricia Gurgel-Sergillo – mixed media
  10. Ula Kapala – jewellery design
  11. Anita Kulon - photography
  12. Tomas Kuodis – steel sculpture
  13. Suzanne Lindfield - painting
  14. Paul McCloskey - painting
  15. Natalie McGlynn – mixed media
  16. Maria Mollohan - photography
  17. Aneta Naczas - painting
  18. Magda Nowacka - photography
  19. Tomasz Olejnik - photography
  20. Barry Quinn – painting/drawing
  21. Catherine Ryan – collages & mixed media painting
  22. Agata Starszewska - painting
  23. Tanya Turner - painting
  24. Żaneta Witkowska - painting

Sponsors & Partners:
LaCaterdral Studios/Back Loft:
Jack Carville’s Off Licence, 39 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2
120 na Godzinę”, 103, 2 Dublin City Fm:


Indie-Ah! - Saturday 22nd October

Fundraiser and Information night in association with United Speech.

United Speech is an emerging non profit organisation linking teachers/students/travel-goers here in Ireland with schools that desperately seek language teachers in South India.. The idea sprung from seeing/experiencing organisations that profit hugely from package sort of volunteer holiday trips - the organisation charge a fee etc, the school receive little money from this fee and the volunteers are working for free regardless. So I thought it would be cool to create a medium where people interested in teaching abroad can get direct contact with schools, and not have to worry about extra costs besides their own personal travel expenses.

This event is basically a chance to call out to people who want to take part in something different and worthwhile and to share ideas etc for future events/promotion and maybe join an exciting different sort of collective. We have some great entertainment for the night so good times will be surely had!

Line Up..


Cfit played their first gig at Electric Picnic 2010 as a three-piece and expanded to a five-piece just in time to play Hard Working Class Heroes 2010, where they were received extremely well. Soon after, they released their debut single "Don't Sweat the Small Shit", which received worldwide reviews.
Now expanded to a seven-piece to fully capture their expansive recorded sound, Cfit launched their debut album "Triage" to a sold out Crawdaddy on April 1st, and have since garnered much praise for their efforts.


He Who Wishes, formerly Kasette, was created in the imagination of singer songwriter Karen Sheridan with a vision of expressing her music through different sounds, colours and textures. Blending guitar, Harmonium, synths, strings and anything that makes a lovely sound, He Who Wishes would like to be a happy noise for the ears.


Your host for the night
Mr Dave Rudden

BYOB event

€10 admission/€8 concession

More info coming SOON!!


Tryst - 1st November 2011

Where tradition meets innovation
in adventurous vocal music

Tryst presents: Songs of Myself
Tuesday 1st November 2011, 8pm
Tickets: €12/€10 (conc.) available at door

Vocal duo Tryst brings an intense and compelling energy to a richly varied vocal repertoire, ranging from Léonin to John Cage. Following two successful shows in New York as part of Culture Irelands Imagine Ireland initiative, Tryst return to Dublin to perform at one of the city’s quintessential venues – The Back Loft.

Drawing inspiration from jazz, contemporary, classical, cabaret and folk performance cultures, Michelle O'Rourke and Nora Ryan explore and interpret vocal repertoire. This eclectic approach, combined with the singers’ rare chemistry, throws music from the canon into a new, idiosyncratic, unique and beautiful light. Renowned British tenor John Potter (Hilliard Ensemble, Red Byrd) has described the synergy between O’Rourke and Ryan as “a magical unison”.

Featuring a captivating mix of arranged and improvised music, Tryst performs a seamless show that re-imagines, re-invents and re-defines conceptions of the singer’s role as interpreter. Medieval organa and rondeau are reduced to their beautiful essence, rapid-fire Aperghis Récitations are spliced into luxuriant Poulenc chansons, American art song is placed in the dark atmosphere of Tom Waits, solos by John Cage are lent a new, subtle theatre, and Kurt Weill torch song becomes haunting two-part counterpoint.

O’Rourke and Ryan perform with regular collaborators: composer-drummer Dennis Cassidy, bassist Sean Maynard Smith and English composer-pianist Jonathan Brigg. For this show at the Back Loft, special guest Adrian Hart (Yurodny, I draw slow) will join them on violin. The programme will include music by John Cage, Kurt Weill, Tom Waits, Richard Hundley, Guillaume de Machaut and Jonathan Brigg. This performance will also feature the Irish premiere of new work Mad Sweet Pangs through my Belly & Breast by Irish composer Judith Ring. Michelle O’Rourke commissioned this work for Tryst with funds from the Irish Arts Council: the work was premiered in New York this September.