Exhibitions / Festival / Special Event / Vis Art / 07-07 March 2024

Festival Opening Party

Tickets: Free to attend
Show Time: 6pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of this year’s Disrupt Disability Arts Festival!

We will be launching our Distinct Exhibition, and offering audiences the opportunity to meet the festival team and participating artists.

The Festival Opening Party and Distinct Exhibition launch are kindly supported by Febvre Wines!

Artist Suzanne Walsh will perform an adaptation of ‘Lazarus Lingua’ commissioned as part of the festival opening celebrations.

‘Lazarus Lingua’ is a recitation of the Latin names of extinct animals from 4000 BC to present day, using some changes in pronunciation from when Latin was a living language. The names recited are drawn from biological taxonomy, systems and descriptions of species that have been devised by humans. ‘Lazarus Lingua’ is also an invocation of the dead, in particular those species now extinct. At times these utterances move beyond language, into calls, vocalisations that dissolve human categorisations into something that makes us aware of our own animal nature, as well as querying the order we place on others. This work was first developed as part of ‘An Urgent Enquiry’ with Fingal Arts Office, and was first performed in Garrett Phelan’s Hide Project in 2018.

Please refer to our disclaimer below for our COVID-19 safety policy.



  • Irish Sign Language
  • Audio Description

Disrupt Disability Festival is programmed with accessibility in mind. A full list of the accessibility measures for each performance is available on the festival website.

If you have any questions related to accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us at access@projectartscentre.ie or call 01 8819 613 . You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here.


Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is funded and supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Festivals Investment Scheme, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.


Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is an organisation dedicated to creating safe spaces and open access to the arts in Ireland for the disability community. We want to ensure we are a safe space for high-risk artists and audience members who want to attend our festival.

With this in mind, our events are mask-required with some exceptions. Disrupt Disability Arts Festival will provide a selection of high-quality masks at the festival free of charge. We would recommend a ffp2, ffp3, or kn95 mask.

We understand that some people cannot wear masks for a variety of reasons, and we want to assure audiences that you are still very welcome to our events. This will not affect your ability to attend any of our programme.

We will have HEPA air filtering at events and we will provide hand sanitiser free of charge.

We also encourage participants to take a covid antigen test before attending Disrupt if possible, we will have a small number of these available on request. And if you are experiencing flu or COVID-19 symptoms, we would ask you not to attend the festival.

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