Culture Night 2014

Kevin Mooney in conversation with James Merrigan

For Culture Night at PP/S artist Kevin Mooney will be joined in conversation with James Merrigan to discuss his exhibition Wave at 9pm – all welcome!

The exbition will be open late for Culture Night, 6–9pm

Kevin Mooney graduated from NCAD with an MFA in 2012. Selected group exhibitions include “Making Familiar”, Temple Bar Gallery 2012, “Horizon Sprawl”, Ormston House, Limerick 2012, and “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Royal Hibernian Academy 2010. Solo shows include “Dog Island Tales” Talbot Gallery 2014, Nag Gallery 2010, “Timeline” Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, 2010 and “Facade”, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray 2009. He received a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he was also shortlisted for the Thames and Hudson publication “100 Painters of Tomorrow”.

James Merrigan is an artist and art critic. He has written for A-N Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Circa Magazine, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, and for several artist monographs. He is the founding editor of the online art journal +billion_, and co-founding editor of Fugitive Papers. Awards include the 2010/11 Red Stables Irish Artists’ Residential Studio, the inaugural Dublin City Council Arts Office/VAI Visual Arts Writing Award (2011), and an Arts Council Project Award (2011/12). A book of his art criticism was published in 2013 entitled Agents of Subjectivism.

The exhibition Wave is supported through funding from Dublin City Council and the Arts Council


Running in the Hall 3—Fundraising music event in aid of Pallas Projects/Studios

Featuring Johnny Moy, Phil Boyle, Nic James, Anne Maree Barry

Tickets 10 euro


Pallas Projects/Studios present the third instalment of their Running in the Hall series of fundraising nights, which takes place once again in their studios and project space, a former school on the corner of St. Lukes avenue in The Coombe (just past the pleasingly tiny Fallons pub at the end of Dublin’s antiques district of Francis Street). Taking full advantage of their school yard and assembly hall, PP/S present a night of ‘old school’ DJ-sets by disc jockeys steeped in the Dublin dance music scene, all graciously lending their time free of charge to support this artist-run space in its ongoing endeavours. Digging deep into their ample crates to deliver House, Rave, Electro and Hip- Hop classics in the (hopefully) balmy air of Dublin 8.

All funds raised from the event will go towards improvements to this long-running studios and project space and to its curated programme, which just saw the exhibition of Anne Maree Barry’s Missing Green – a film that looks at the changing face and regeneration of Cork Street. That exhibition ends on the morning of the 28th with a walking tour of the film’s locations, and Anne Maree sees out her stint in the gallery by joining our DJs on the decks as a special guest for the night.

Johnny Moy has been a staple of the Irish dance music since the early 90s, and as Influx head honcho was synonymous with several regular party nights in venues such as RedBox, and The Kitchen (not to mention running major music festivals, touring the world with The Chemical Brothers, and remix work for U2 and movie soundtrack supremo David Holmes). Still as busy as ever with event management and his recording outfit JMRS, this is an extra special outing on the decks from Dublin’s dance music pioneer.

Phil Boyle, aka Ghostboy, has been DJing in Dublin and beyond for the last 15 years and is best known for his residencies with the awesome Mother club night, Backlash, and various Influx operations. From tiny bar gigs to massive festival arenas, he has played support to Underworld, Orbital, Soulwax, Vitalic, Dave Clarke, Jacques Lu Cont, and many more.

Nic James landed in Dublin from Southampton many a moon ago, having been part of hip beatz act Super Dense Child. He was resident DJ for a number of seminal Dublin club nights, such as Monkey Tennis, Nylon, followed by POGO at the POD, and latterly Toe Jam at The Bernard Shaw. Lured out of semi-retirement, this is a rare opportunity to hear Mr. James in action.

Check out updates on our event page


Film Socialisme—Jean-Luc Godard

Curated by Cliona Harmey

6.30pm / Tuesday 20 May 2014
Irish Film Institute – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Film Socialisme by Jean-Luc Godard. 102 minutes, France, 2010, Colour, DCP
Godard takes an experimental approach to narrative, montage, screen text, editing and digital formats in this epic three part film. Starting on board the ill-fated cruise ship Concordia, and moving across multiple locations, Film Socialisme explores themes such as globalisation, history, war, culture, and circulation of capital (gold).  It also sees Godard, as James S Williams describes, ‘on the offensive with a violent experimental drive and urgency’. The film has a strong engagement with cinema's photographic legacy, the physical camera apparatus, and the play between still and moving image. Curated by artist and lecturer Cliona Harmey, this screening takes place in conjunction with the EFC and her recent exhibition ‘Troposphere’ at Pallas Projects.

Book Tickets

The EFC is a curated screening event conceived as a forum for diverse artistic and experimental film works. For more details see Experimental Film Club


Future Generation Art Prize—2014

Pallas Projects/Studios has been selected to be a partner once again for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014.

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, it is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

The Main Prize will be awarded to one artist who will receive the amount of US$ 100,000 from the international jury in the context of an exhibition. The Prize will be split in US$ 60,000 in cash and US$ 40,000 for the investment of new work production.

Online applications run until April 12, 2014

Click here to apply or for more info


  • Dennis McNulty, A cloud of soft equations, 2014


Dennis McNulty – A cloud of soft equations

Venue: former Pathology Department of UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland

Tickets are free but spaces are limited, click here to book*

A cloud of soft equations is the most recent manifestation of an evolving work by Dennis McNulty, which has its genesis in The Eyes of Ayn Rand, a piece he produced for Performa 11. In early 2013 the performance was reconfigured for the Scriptings Showroom in Berlin and re-named The face of something new. This incarnation, its third, will temporarily inhabit the warren of buildings, which was formerly the UCD campus, at the rear of the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin.

In A cloud of soft equations, a sequence of physical spaces are overlaid with texts of various kinds, to produce a tension between a physically experienced spatial narrative and an evolving set of linguistic, spatial and technological associations.

Produced with the support of Pallas Projects/Studios, Irish Architecture Foundation and The Arts Council of Ireland.

*PLEASE NOTE: this event will take place in the former Pathology Department of UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. Guests are requested to meet in the foyer of the National Concert Hall at 6pm sharp. There can be no late admissions.

A cloud of soft equations is part of the exhibition Periodical Review #3 at Pallas Projects/Studios. Not a group exhibition per se, Periodical Review is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (the field talking to itself). Each year PP/S invite two peers – artists, writers, educators, curators – to review and subsequently nominate a number of art practices, which will be selected via an editorial meeting. Such a review-type exhibition within Irish art practice acts to revisit, be a reminder, a critical appraisal and consolidation of ideas and knowledge within the field of contemporary Irish art.

Dennis McNulty's work is generated through an investigation of embodied knowledge in relation to other forms of knowledge, often in the context of the built environment. Beginning with detailed research of various kinds, and informed by his studies in psychoacoustics, the works often take hybrid forms, drawing on aspects of cinema, sculpture, sound and performance.

Recent solo projects include INTERZONE, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2013); A Stew of Universals, ZKU - Zentrum fur Kunst and Urbanistik, Berlin (2013); The Face of Something New, Scriptings, Berlin (2013); PRECAST, Preston's Road roundabout and Robin Hood Gardens Estate, Blackwall, East London (2012); Some feeling of living in today, Jerusalem Project (2012); and Another Construction, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2011).

In 2004 McNulty represented Ireland at the São Paulo Bienal. In 2012 a monograph entitled Obscure Flows Boil Underneath was published by IMMA Associated Press.

He is represented by Green On Red, Dublin.


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