Project Arts Centre presents

Talks and Readings


Dates: 10 May - 10 May

Show Time: 3:00pm

Visual Arts Talk
Space Upstairs

Brian Dillon



Brian Dillon in conversation with Katherine Waugh

In celebration of the launch of Brian Dillon’s new novella Sanctuary, Sternberg Press presents the public discussion and book launch Sanctuary – art, fiction and the ruins of Modernism, featuring Brian Dillon in conversation with Katherine Waugh.

Brian Dillon’s novella Sanctuary (Sternberg Press) is a story of disappearances. A young artist has gone missing while exploring the remote ruins of a Catholic seminary built in the 1960s; months later his partner travels to the same place, drawn by the memories and mysterious energies that persist there.

With the writer and filmmaker Katherine Waugh, Dillon will discuss the book’s literary and cinematic influences, the lure of Modernist ruins and the place of fiction in contemporary art and criticism.

Brian Dillon was born in Dublin in 1969. He is the author of Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives (Penguin, 2009) and In the Dark Room (Penguin, 2005). He is UK editor of Cabinet magazine and writes regularly for the Irish Times, frieze, Artforum, Art Review, the London Review of Books and the Wire. He is currently an AHRC Research Fellow at the University of Kent.

Katherine Waugh is a writer and filmmaker based in Galway. She is co-director, with Fergus Daly, of The Art of Time (2010), a film that explores philosophies of temporality in contemporary art, film and architecture.

No bookings required, places will be issued ona first come first served basis

Big, Bold
Book Now

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Last From the Newsroom

New Appointments: Marketing, Communications & Engagement

Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…

Read More

Company Philip Connaughton presents MAMAFESTA MEMORIALISING (To not forget or be forgotten)

This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom