The Labyrinth in the Basement Gallery
“The Labyrinth in the Basement Gallery” is designed for visitors to get lost in art. I create a magical space that is filled with multisensory, interactive experiences. The pieces are inspired by the beauty of nature, made with the left-overs of our wasteful society and are designed to spark thought, conversation and action around the three big R’s: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. The different rooms have their own individual themes that flow into each other and are accompanied by subtle sounds. Pieces invite the visitors to feel, explore the space and to discover their own creativity.
Ulrike graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2006 at the “medizinische Bildungsakademie” in Zeitz, Germany. She received a scholarship for gifted students and graduated in 2008 as a Sensory Integration Therapist. Since 2011 Ulrike is creating light sculptures and recycled art projects for Irish festivals, local music events, community projects and theatre.
19th March – 25th April 2020
24th June – 7th August 2021
A contemporary take on the legend of Buile Shuibhne (Mad King Sweeney), who was driven insane by a monk’s curse. Orbiting around Sweeney King ‘a digital poem’ that incorporates words, images and an ambient soundtrack, the exhibition includes 2D and 3D work, painting, textiles, installation, film and performance. The digital poem is a collaboration between poet Tony Bailie, artist Maurice Burns and musician Mark Skillen and the exhibition features work from the Co. Armagh-based Shore Collective.
Preview reception: Wednesday 24th June at 7pm
Dundalk Photographic Society 2020
2nd – 16th May 2020
‘Causeway Sunset’, David Martin, 2018
Dundalk Photographic Society is 40 years old this year and very proud to be able to display a variety of work from their current members at their annual exhibition. This exhibition, which doubles as an end-of-year competition, has evolved into a real highlight in their annual calendar. This year DPS welcome Les Forrester as judge from the UK to give his expert opinion in determining the best images on show. The club, over the last 40 years, has gone from strength to strength and consistently continues to compete at the highest international standard in amateur photography in Ireland, Europe and across the world. As enthusiasts, we embrace all genres of photography and have a cross-section of members that excel in many disciplines, from landscapes, to portraiture, travel photography and architecture to name a few. A healthy love for this, our own type of art, brings us together week after week, year after year, within Dundalk and it’s environs where they reach in to the community and help to bring talent and imagery to life for all to enjoy.
Preview reception: Friday 1st May at 7pm