AN EXCITING new exhibition, opening this Friday night at the building formerly known as Off the Record on Dykegate Lane in Dingle, seeks to offer a visual translation of the supremely successful music series Other Voices.
Street art will come to Dingle in a pictorial response to Other Voices by local visual artists Áine Ní Chíobháin and Ciara Mckenna who have been set the task of offering an artist's reaction to the seminal music series which has been staged and filmed in St James Church on Main Street for the past ten years.
Through the mixed medium of stencilling and graffiti work, the pair have produced a series of unique images portraying artists who have taken part in the music series. Some of the renowned musical artists which people may see depicted in the exhibit include Sinead O'connor, Florence and the Machine, SBTRKT and Philip King, founder of the series. In reacting to the 2011/2012 run of the series, which was recently broadcast on RTE2 and presented by well-known Irish actor Aidan Gillan, the artists have also delved into the past ten years of the series, producing a truly unique take on the musical phenomenon which has really helped put Dingle on the map over the past decade.
"After taking part in some workshops with renowned stencil and graffiti artist Will St Leger, we have come up with something which, we hope, pays appropriate homage to Other Voices," said Áine Ní Chíobháin. The exhibition will be officially opened by Philip King at 8pm on Friday at the premises once occupied by Off the Record on Dykegate Lane. The exhibition will also be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 2-6pm.
Photo by Marian O'flaherty