30 November - 01 May 2023


Tickets: Free, Ticketed


Next Online Masterclasses 

Wednesday 15/03/2023 – 11am-1pm | Free Ticketed (Booking opens soon)
Lighting Design as a Responsive Artform: with Kevin Smith & Sinéad Wallace


After the successful run of our first series of free online SkĒNOGRAPHIA Masterclasses, talks and upskilling workshops, engaging with the diverse range of voices & disciplines in Irish scenography, ISPD proposes a second series that broadens its scope stimulating cross-collaborative dialogues with the theatre sector.

This second series looks at legacy as well as showcasing the emerging voices that are shaping Irish scenography, whilst nurturing those who will shape its future, with a tailored session for students exhibiting at PQ2023; it also continues fostering eco-sustainable discourses and will host two renowned international designers to discuss aesthetic trends.*

The first series marked a milestone in the growth of scenography education in Ireland, addressing current necessities of design for performance, providing expert technical and creative skills, mentorship and advice, engaging with eco-sustainable models and setting standards for visual rigour and best practices. 

Besides, the masterclasses are recorded and published on ISPD’s website, being an invaluable resource for professionals and students. 

Finally, taking into consideration accessibility issues and possible public-health restrictions in 2022, we decided to continue this second series online. 

However, in the spirit of the pre-pandemic initial idea for SkĒNOGRAPHIA, namely, live masterclasses, informal regular meetings and mentoring, we are incorporating two small-scale live events, COFFEE SPILLS, consisting of 4 morning meetings over 2022 and 2023 months open to any designers hosted by our sectoral partner, Irish Theatre Institute and WINE SPILLS consisting of an evening gathering on 23rd November 2022, 5pm-9pm at The Dean Art Studios. 

These online masterclasses are announced on a monthly basis. Please, see details below of the next upcoming masterclass.


Wednesday 15/03/2023: 11am-1pm | Free, ticketed
Lighting Design as a Responsive Artform: with Kevin Smith & Sinéad Wallace

A conversation between Kevin Smith & Sinéad Wallace about their creative processes and the transformative role of lighting in theatre.



Upcoming Masterclasses

6. Eco-Scenography and Green Theatre Initiatives with Catríona Fallon, Stephen Bourke, Saileóg O’Halloran and Maeve Stone. 

7. PQ2023 Student’s Exhibition Advice with Niall Rea and Liam Doona 

8. Site-Specific Design / Collaborative Design (TBC)

Previous Masterclasses

27/02/2023 -18:00 – 20:00 | Looking Forward: Emerging Designers in Conversation with Maree Kearns with Ellen Kirk, Pai Rathaya and Jack Scullion

30/11/2022 – 19.00 – 21.00 | Looking Back to Look Forward: A Retrospective of Irish Scenography with Frank Conway, Moggie Douglas, Alan Farquharson and Kathy Strachan

06/12/2022 – 11.00 – 13.00 | A Golden Thread: The Composition of Time with Peter Power

16/12/2022 – 11.00 – 13.00 | Theatricality across artforms: in conversation with visual artists Sarah Browne and Aoibheann Greenan

16/02/2023 – 11.00 – 13.00 | Contemporary Aesthetics in Theatre & Scenography with Serge von Arx

*The topics have been decided after receiving feedback from masterclasses’ attendees & our membership via surveys.



You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here. Please do not hesitate to contact us at access@projectartscentre.ie or call 01 8819 613.


Producer: Noelia Ruiz
Co-producers: Catherine Fay, Katie Davenport, Sarah Foley


Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland with a Theatre Resource Development Scheme Award. Presented in association with Project Arts Centre.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

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