Tales from a Green Post Box
Sep
9
to Nov 2

Tales from a Green Post Box

In 2015 Jane was invited by Dublin City Council Arts Office to be part of their series of exhibitions commemorating 1916 at The LAB.

Intrigued by the central role the GPO has played in the historiography of the 1916 rising, much of the research for Tales from a Green Post Box has centred on the extraordinary reach and influence of the postal system at the time – confirmed by the astute political act of painting all post boxes green following independence in 1922. 

Over the course of the research Locke has discovered tantalising glimpses of forgotten technologies that appear to have perished with the destruction of the GPO in 1916, but perhaps provide an insight into why, after standing on street corners for over 100 years, our cast iron post boxes have started to disappear from our streets.

This exhibition is part of Dublin City Council's Commemoration Programme. The exhibition will be accompanied by a text by Maeve Muireann.

Talks will take place:

Date                                                     Time                          Location

Thursday 29th September                6pm - 7pm                 The LAB - Studio 2

Sunday 2nd October                         3pm - 4pm                 The LAB - Studio 4 -Tickets are FREE

Saturday 8th October                        2pm - 3pm                 The LAB - Studio 2

Saturday 15th October                      2pm - 3pm                 The LAB - Studio 2

 

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Illustrated Walks in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Jan
10
to Jan 31

Illustrated Walks in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

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Embark on an entertaining illustrated tour of the Botanic Gardens, exploring some of the long-standing mysteries and strange tales associated with the gardens at Glasnevin. Your guide will be artist and scientist Jane Locke. Tours will last approximately 1 hour and will depart from the front gates of the Botanics at 3pm on Sunday the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. An associated (and fascinating) guidebook will be available from the Visitor Centre in January.

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Foundation 2014 at Tullamore
Sep
15
to Sep 23

Foundation 2014 at Tullamore

A new iteration of The Cloud of Unknowing will appear at;

- BATTERY +

Foundation14 is an initiative by Tullamore Community Arts Centre in association with Offaly County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland, aimed at highlighting international contemporary arts practice in preparation for the opening of Tullamore Community Arts Centre.

curated by Brendan Fox

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Aug
4
to Aug 18

Between Two Lines

Collaborative project at Dalmally train station, Scotland.

‘Between Two Lines’ is the second collaboration between Liz Gaffney and Jane Locke. Responding to the chance find of a bundle of letters in a chest of drawers in Dublin addressed from Dalmally Station in 1877, the artists have put together a series of events which respond both to these letters and to the place and time of their origin.

The letters contain details of life at that time in Dalmally and include local stories as well as fictional tales created by the author of the letters, Margaret McPhail. The artists plan to re-enact events from the letters including Margaret’s habit of telling stories on the train, recreating samples of weaving that were included in the letters, and the project will culminate in a gallery based presentation of drawings, documentation and of course Margaret’s letters. A full schedule of the planned events will be available soon.

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NCAD MFA/MADW Show
Jun
13
to Jun 22

NCAD MFA/MADW Show

This body of research investigates the nature of truth and authenticity through the use of narrative fictions.  Over a series of artist-initiated projects I have crept into workspaces at night leaving drawings to be found in the morning.  Night after night, one drawing would add to the next to present strange, magical and absurd narratives; fictions which aim to make marvellous the real.

The research has culminated in a mixture of live and recorded presentations which recount the details of these workplace adventures and the curious sequence of events that has resulted.

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The Cloud of Unknowing at DCU
Oct
10
to Nov 7

The Cloud of Unknowing at DCU

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Visitors to the science building in DCU this October will find an unexpected structure on the second floor landing.  A doorway that shouldn’t be there.  Each day viewers looking through the doorway will encounter a new drawing – each new drawing a point in a narrative of a prolonged mystery. Located amongst research labs on the cutting edge of science, this durational drawing intervention is well positioned to pose questions on the gap between belief and knowledge.


 This artwork has been supported by the Office of Student Life as part of their ongoing strategy of cultural development at DCU.

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