The LAB Gallery & Rehearsal Studios
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.
The 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
The 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
Where are we?
- Monday - Saturday from 10.00am -5.00pm. First Thursday of every month Gallery open until 8.00pm.
For more information
Dublin City Council
Tel: (01) 222 5455