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Learning Programme for and the tide was out just released! Lots of workshops, talks and tours coming your way, don't miss out.Full details and booking here.


Call for applications: Visual Art Commission

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council wishes to commission two visual artists to create a new body of work which will culminate in an exhibition (by each artist) in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon in 2020 and 2021.  These commissions are funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.  Each selected commission will be awarded €10,000.  The deadline for applications is Thursday 28 February.

More information and how to apply can be found here.


Artists in conversation podcasts

You can now listen to recordings from our popular Artists in Conversation series by clicking here.

Exhibiting artists Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch in conversation with Rachael Gilbourne. Image credit: Peter Cavanagh


CoisCéim BROADREACH coming soon to Ballyogan!

CoisCéim BROADREACH are coming soon to Ballyogan as part of the EXIT 15 Programme. Following an open competition they have been selected to lead the next phase of EXIT 15, the partnership arts programme between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Voluntary Arts Ireland that has been connecting with local people in the Ballyogan area since 2016. Led by Philippa Donnellan, over the next 8 months BROADREACH will be looking for interested local people to develop a bold, imaginative project that involves dance, fun and imagination! More information will be announced soon so keep an eye out.

Exit 15 programme is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017 and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. More information about the programme can be found at www.exit15.ie


2019 Municipal Gallery Programme

We have just launched our new 2019 Municipal Gallery Programme. It is available in the Gallery itself and throughout dlr LexIcon Library. 

The digital version can be found here.


Open Art Studio for Adults

Project Room, Level 3 (beside the Gallery)

Every Friday from 11am-1pm, suitable for adults. Join our Open Studio, it doesn’t matter if you are new to this sort of thing or a practicing artist, come along. Artist Emma Finucane will be on hand to help as little or as much as you’d like, materials and space are free.

No booking required, just drop in.

If you would like to receive updates on the Adult Open Art Studio (i.e if we need to cancel at short notice) you can subscribe by clicking here.

Arts and Disability Announcements

'All Aboard Again' is an artist residency focusing on young people with intellectual disabilities based at the Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility. We are delighted to announce that the recipient is All in Arts, led by musician, Jonathan Reynolds, who has led participatory music and art projects for 20 years with a focus on work with people with intellectual disabilities.

More details here

'Access All Areas' is an award that is designed to respond to the need for better access to cultural activities at local level for people with disabilities.Loaded Dice Theatre Company are the recipients of the award. Loaded Dice is a theatre company comprised of adults with intellectual disabilities. We look forward to their development of a new accessible piece of theatre.

More details here

Keep checking this page for regular updates on events organised by dlr Arts Office