The LAB Gallery & Rehearsal Studios

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The LAB is Dublin City Council's Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery,
rehearsal and incubation space for a range of art forms. 



WELCOME DISTURBANCES imageWelcome Disturbances
January 30th - April 11th, 2015
Opening  Thursday January 29th  6-8pm.

The LAB Gallery, in partnership with UCD Art in Science, is delighted to present Welcome Disturbances, an exhibition and programme of related events.

This exhibition, curated by Sheena Barrett & Emer O Boyle presents the work of UCD Science Artists In Residence, Mark Cullen, Emma Finucane, Cindy Cummings, Fred Cummins, Sofie Loscher, Siobhán McDonald, Meadhbh O'Connor & David Stalling.
Welcome Disturbances presents the diverse practices of the UCD Science Artists in Residence. Since the pilot residency in 2012, the artists in residence have engaged with scientists in neuroscience, cognitive science, marine biology, plant biology, geophysics, paleobotany, advanced optical imaging, spectroscopy and astronomy.
Their conversations have led to an inspiring body of work, through a mutual openess to communicating across the traditional boundaries of the disciplines.
The diversity of the work reflects the open and dynamic nature of the project and includes, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, video and performances.
We have a rich programme of public events around the exhibition which includes live performance, panel discussions and visiting international speakers, with participants from other sectors in education, government, culture, industry and environment. These events are designed to create debate and allow participants to find out more and share their perspectives in relation to subject matter of shared concern that arose in the wide reaching conversations between the artists and scientists.

For further details and Programme of events, click here

The Amulet imageThe Amulet, by artist Marie Brett, is a national exhibition tour of exploring infant loss presented in association with Create Ireland.
Shedding light on an often hidden aspect of Irish life, the exhibition stems from The Amulet project (2009-2013), a collaboration between artist Marie Brett, bereaved parents, and three hospital sites: Cork University Maternity Hospital, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, and Waterford Regional Hospital.
We all have amulets, those special objects often hidden away in drawers and cupboards which mark a significant time, occasion or person in our lives. Bereaved parents worked with artist Marie Brett to locate an amulet they possessed which has significance in relation to the loss of their baby. Marie recorded the stories behind the chosen amulets and these stories, together with visual materials gifted by the parents, formed the basis for a new artwork.  more

Image of rehearsal studiosThe LAB Gallery supports emerging art practices and focuses on fresh ways to develop engaged audiences for the visual arts. Visit The LAB Gallery to see our current exhibitions or take part in our special events, talks and workshops.

Admission to The LAB Gallery is free Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm

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Opening Hours

  • Monday - Saturday from 10.00am -5.00pm. First Thursday of every month Gallery open until 8.00pm.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Arts Office 
The Lab
Foley Street
Dublin 1

Tel: (01) 222 5455

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