Culture Date with Dublin 8

We are delighted to partner with the annual Culture Date with Dublin 8 festival, taking place this year across the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May.

For one weekend only, "Monsters of the Apocalypse" will reopen for Culture Date with Dublin 8. This exhibition by Venus Patel as part of the Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios will be open to vistors to drop-in on both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, from 12-6pm.

Please register through Eventbrite for the workshop "Sunday School: Creatures of the Underworld" Sunday 14th, 1-2:30pm.
Delving deeper into the thematic nature of "Monsters of the Apocalypse", this workshop will be an immersive, reimagining of Sunday School, implementing tactics of childhood education with an approach to religion.

Dublin 8 will come alive with over 50+ free events, exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, performances, family activities and much more in all of your favourite Dublin 8 venues, museums, parks, breweries and cultural amenities.

Culture Date with Dublin 8 celebrates the cultural, historical and architectural heritage of the area, and invites you to be a tourist in your own city, to explore your neighbourhood and discover all the hidden gems that are right on your doorstep.


Programme Launch

Their programme will launch on Wednesday 19th April. Follow them @culturedatewithdublin8 and sign up to their newsletter on their website to be the first to hear about the programme. 



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Sunday School: Creatures of the Underworld: Venus Patel—Monsters of the Apocalypse

Time: 1:00-2:30pm Saturday 22nd April 2023

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"Sunday School: Creatures of the Underworld" Workshop. A workshop by Venus Patel as part of the Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects Studios.


Delving deeper into the thematic nature of "Monsters of the Apocalypse", this workshop will be an immersive, reimagining of Sunday School, implementing tactics of childhood education with an approach to religion.

Lasting for about an hour and half, it will consist of 5 short periods: story time, craft making, music learning, game-time, and finishing with a prayer and reflection period. Mess around, have fun, play with each other, and learn more about the fantastical world of monstrousness.


Image: Venus stands in a Dublin street with her hands reaching out and looking to the side of the camera, covered by a fur scarf and wrapped in colourful transparent film, pieces of which are also hanging behind her, connected to Venus by intertwining wires.


Venus Patel

Venus Patel is an experimental film and performance artist based in Dublin. She was born in Los Angeles with a BA in Fine Art from TU Dublin. In 2022, her short film, Eggshells won the Taylor Art Award from the RDS Visual Art Awards, was shown as part of the Gaze Film Festival, and exhibited for Periodical Review 12: Practical Magic with Pallas Projects. She has recently performed and collaborated in the making of “Privilege: The Musical”, and “Hive City Legacy: Dublin” as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2022, as well as being put forward for the Future Generation Art Prize 2022 by its Irish partner platform Pallas Projects Studios.

Patel’s work concerns her experience as a trans femme of colour, trying to navigate the world. Through the use of costuming and loose gender expression, she encapsulates the campy blend of her queer identity. Venus questions the heteronormative society we live in, why the need to conform is so heavily enforced, and how that affects the perceptions of ourself, others, and the world around us. Although her work deals with serious subject matter, she utilises a unique mix of humour, absurdity, and abjection to create multi-faceted performances and experiences.


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  • Daniel Tuomey, Detail from Monitor 1, Lightbox, 61 x 38 cm, 2021
  • Daniel Tuomey, Detail from Monitor 1, Lightbox, 61 x 38 cm, 2021


Character Creation Workshop: Daniel Tuomey—Control Centre Charlois

Time: 2:00-4:00pm Saturday 8th April 2023

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Character Creation Workshop. A workshop by Daniel Tuomey as part of the Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects Studios.


Daniel Tuomey will run a character creation workshop exploring the participants’ experiences and feelings about the area they live in. "We will look for places that speak to you, and try to figure out who it is that’s speaking."

The workshop is dedicated to 15-18-year-olds

The workshop starts with the familiar video game process of character creation. However instead of thinking about yourselves (the “player characters”) you will focus on the construction of “non player characters”: the repetitive, exaggerated, strange and broken things we bounce ourselves off as we go about our day. Using methods that Daniel developed while making his game “Is Registration Possible”, you will assemble a cast of weird characters who haunt or possess the street corners, postboxes, problems and peculiarities of the Coombe and the Liberties.

The workshop will focus on collage, drawing and storytelling. Each participant will begin by identifying familiar places that always spark certain thoughts or feelings in them. Through collage and experimental writing we will give a shape, a face and a name to these thoughts. By the end you will have a range of these characters spread across the map, and will begin to consider what kind of community we are assembling.”


Image: Detail of A humanoid character made out of pixels stands facing an image of shapes and drawings which are overlaid by criss-crossing straight red lines across the entire image. Blue and white text on top of the image reads "Artist Initiated Projects" "Daniel Tuomey".


Daniel Tuomey

Daniel Tuomey was born in Dublin, and currently lives and works in Rotterdam. His work stages the political and discursive consequences of formal gestures, exploring how hegemonic masculinity constructs itself through an attempted mastery of space and storytelling. He articulates points of crisis and vulnerability in this edifice, building fragile narrative installations with foundations in drawing, architecture and moving image.
Tuomey received his MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam in 2017. He has exhibited internationally, with recent long term research projects exhibited in solo exhibitions in an other world (2022) and Available & the Rat (2021) (both Rotterdam). His work has featured in Y O U N G F O S S I L (IMMA, 2022), and The Corona (VISUAL Carlow, 2021), as well as online as part of the WET Film Collective’s screening programme (2021). The work of the Postpeople (his collaborative project with Tracy Hanna) has been featured on the online multimedia album Triple Pocket Napkin Fold (2022), and they regularly gig in Rotterdam, run electives at the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam (2019-present) and host a biweekly programme on Radio Worm (2021-present).


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Pallas Projects/Studios announce Charitable Status and new roles

Pallas Projects/Studios and its Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that the organisation has been granted Charitable Status by the Charities Regulator. This hugely significant development, a key objective of our long-term strategic planning, is the culmination of several years of dedicated work. It helps ensure that the organisation is best placed to continue our role as a leading exponent of artist-run practices on the island of Ireland, and to provide and develop opportunity for Irish artists to make and exhibit cutting-edge and experimental work. 

In addition, and in line with recent organisational and programmatic developments and in tandem with our Charitable Status, we wish to announce a restructuring of roles at Pallas Projects/Studios. We are delighted that our long-standing assistant curator Eve Woods is to take on the role of Curator/Programme Producer, with Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy acting as joint Artistic Directors. 

Pallas Projects/Studios and its Board of Trustees would like to thank all those involved in the organisation, our staff, studio artists, exhibiting artists and those who visit, engage with our exhibition and education programmes. In particular we wish to thank The Arts Council for their continued support.

We look forward to continuing our role in advocating for increased supports for artists workspaces in 2023 and beyond, and in delivering artistic and educational programmes to ensure the best emerging and early career artists can have every opportunity to thrive and produce new, exciting and meaningful work, now and into the future.


Image: Mark Cullen, Eve Woods and Gavin Murphy stand in the white walled Pallas gallery surounded by artworks from Periodical Review 12: Practical Magic. A grey table with tubular ceramics is in the foreground, with a row of colourful posters in the background overhead. In the back left, a collection of radios stand on tables with thin wooden legs. Midground right, a ceramic cylindar stands with a yellow wire protuding from the top, and trailing out of shot. 


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Practical Magic—Closing Event: The Ecliptic Newsstand

2–5pm Saturday 28th January

As the colosing event for 'Practical Magic' Pallas Projects presents: The Ecliptic Newstand

The Ecliptic have been running a monthly printed Newsletter since January 2021. 2023 will be the last year of their Newsletter in its current form as they plan on transitioning the project from Newsletter to Newsstand. This Saturday the 28th January they will have their Mobile fleet on show in the Pallas Yard from 2–5 pm. They'll be developing/working on and chatting about their Mobile Newsstand and Soundsystem plans if you'd like to come along and get involved!

Periodical Review 12—Practical Magic, selected by Siobhán Mooney, Julia Moustacchi (Basic Space), Mark Cullen, Gavin Murphy (Pallas Projects) features the work of:

Kevin Atherton, Cecilia Bullo, Myrid Carten, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Tom dePaor, The Ecliptic Newsletter, Eireann and I, Patrick Graham, Aoibheann Greenan, Kerry Guinan & Anthony O’Connor, Camilla Hanney, Léann Herlihy, Gillian Lawler, Michelle Malone, Thais Muniz, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Venus Patel, Claire Prouvost, Christopher Steenson, TU Platform

Click here for more info. Exhibition ends 6pm Saturday 28th January

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