Posts Tagged ‘Bayard Eade’

Curator’s Tour through The Galleries

October 19, 2011

… and last but not least, Thursday, tomorrow 2pm – just when the Market is packing up – we are on for another Curator’s Tour with Alice Lyons, a chance to gain insight in the current exhibition in an informal and friendly setting. Admission free as always.

and coffee with Davy after? …

… this of course is last months picture, that was before Audrey’s carpet, the new picture will be shot tomorrow!


Audrey Reynolds, Bayard Eade, and Culture Night at The Dock

September 20, 2011

Well, I did ask Audrey Reynolds what the title Bayard Eade of her current exhibition at The Dock means, I kind of can’t believe that none of you has asked this yet! And would you believe it, she is like so not telling me! Instead she is inviting me and definitely all of you along to her conversation with Leitrim Arts officer Philip Delamare where she will be discussing her work on Culture night 23rd of September at 7pm in The Dock. In my humble Google research I found only something like Victorian male names, the auburn-haired-one, and a notable English family name emerged in the county of Worcestershire… lets see if that even remotely hits the spot, and have a look at Audrey’s work in gallery 2 and 3 of The Dock too!

Culture Night looks busy, happy, creative, full of stuff to see and do around town, I’ll be telling you all about that tomorrow! Look at the What’s On programme in the meantime, make your plans for Friday night, don’t forget that there is kids stuff to be doing too, and check back with me tomorrow for many more details on all of that!

 Your Dock Blogger

Dialogues in Sculpture, and so much more

September 1, 2011

Ha, the new What’s on Guide is out, the ink is dry; folks check your letter boxes or pick one up at The Dock, plenty of browsing, reading and planning-your-nights-out to do!

It being printed now means all of you are having my http address, from today onwards in AM your official Dock Blogger, and yes – here I am!

So to my loyal unofficial readers so far: please feel free to skip ahead, I am reposting my initial words of introduction and once more I am adding my mysterious Dock Blogger picture, just because I like it so much!

…In the beginning, there was Carrick, quietly huddled onto the majestic river Shannon, which was the olden day when it was almost impossible to get a decent cuppa in town. Then, there was The Dock, a magnificent centre for the arts emerging within the shell of the town’s former courthouse. And there am I, never a local, but never a stranger, my father has not worked the Irish land, but here it is where my daughter will get her first kiss and my sons play hide and seek in the field as if it always has been their own. Remember those summers 1995, ’96, with a full blazing sun for weeks on end? That was when this country became my home, it seems a lifetime away, and today I endure the rain like all of us…

And now, there is this idea, a blog for The Dock, a different way of letting you know what’s up, what on, what’s coming next, an inside view of what is hot or who is the face behind some intriguing piece of art…

So there is me, applying to the blogger wanted–ad last month, and suddenly and (I have to admit) very gratefully I find myself in the position of being the chosen one; so I’ll be the one writing about The Dock, about the art, about activities and ideas, about our town’s cultural life. It is all about connecting, about reaching out and feeding back, about discovering, learning and sharing, and sometimes – for me – to reach for the stars, to sail away from the safe harbour and dare a new thing. So what I need most is YOU, my readers – the new readers of a new blog, the local art lovers and supporters, the families and kids, the aspiring artists, the busy or preoccupied professionals, the enthusiastic students and youngsters, the tired parents, the interested YOU…

A couple more words on introducing myself: as your new Dock blogger I personally love theatre, modern dance performances, poetry, and music and lyrics that reach into the hidden corners of the soul, I love paintings and visual arts in all kinds of shapes and form, and I always wonder and ponder around the story behind the scene and what the artist might be like. Yet I’ll be also happily blogging about stuff that wouldn’t have caught my eye before, no harm in checking out new things and keep the grey matter going before the grey hair starts growing…

The site will be officially running from TODAY onwards (but I had some unofficial trial runs already, so feel free to skip back a handful of posts!) and I am looking forward to meeting you here, to hear your comments and suggestions, or your hopes and wishes for and from The Dock…

Your Dock Blogger

So yeah, what’s on in Leitrim?

I’ll start with the galleries! From the 9th of this month Dialogues in Sculpture will be shown, there is two names to be noticed, Tracy Hanna (A Day is a Room, Gallery 1) and Audrey Reynolds (Bayard Eade in Gallery 2 and 3). Curious Blogger like me can drop by during the week and see the new pieces of art being installed so I will have a peek and keep you posted while the galleries are closed;  and so far I eavesdropped that Audrey’s work features a carpet that doesn’t mind being walked on, and it is all about spaces we don’t really perceive as such… I for one will tag along to the opening on Friday the 9th at 5.30pm, hope some of you can make it too, the others can log on and see what I made of it!

 For the ones of you who liked Philip Napiers’accordion sound in the foyer so much, call by once more to listen to it, I guess it will be quiet up on that wall for a good while coming!

 Otherwise, the Sony Walkman question is being solved and answered, so it is Michelle Shocked after all, marking the 25th anniversary of the Texas Campfire Tapes, a bootleg famously recorded on mentioned Sony Walkman, and (unbeknownst to Shocked) released by an enterprising Briton! Book early for that gig to avoid disappointment, it will be something else to see her in such cosy surroundings!

 I’ll be grazing through the guide bit by bit, checking it all out for you and me, booking tickets, all that, I will let you know our news and some little unknown details as I go along…

Welcome my new readers, I’ll be here from now on, if you want to know more about what’s going on in the Dock  please log on,

 Your D B