PENNY McCORMICK rounds up the best events taking place this weekend …
WHAT: “The Keeper” exhibition begins on February 9 at The Model, The Mall, Co Sligo and considers art collections as living repositories of thoughts and ideas. The show, styled as a “salon-hang” curated by Emer McGarry features over 120 artworks by 70 plus Irish and international artists. One of the themes of the exhibition is why we are drawn to collect and what can be lost if a collection is dispersed. www.themodel.ie.
And an exhibition aimed especially at children aged 4-12, is “Elemental” at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork, where touch, sight and movement are incorporated. Artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke have transformed the galleries with their interactive, tactile sculptures and installations, which explore scale, texture, space and light. The exhibition runs until March 2. www.westcorkartscentre.com.
WHO: How is your new year resolution of learning something new panning out? If, like me, you’re a bit behind one popular course might appeal. “Horses for Courses” starts on Monday February 11 at 7.30pm in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin. Besides learning everything there is to know about the sport and industry, it promises to be a very sociable course. Tickets via www.eventbrite.com.
WHY: Bauhaus is recognised as the 20th century’s most influential school of art and design and a conference marking the 100-year anniversary of the movement is taking place this weekend at the National Gallery in Dublin (February 7 – 9) .”Bauhaus Effects” will investigate its continuing impact from concepts of space and colour to the design of toys and typography. Open to the public and free to attend, advance registration is recommended. www.bauhauseffects.com.
HOW: It’s Peroni Gluten Free Restaurant Week, which runs until Sunday, February 10. At participating restaurants, diners will receive a complimentary bottle of Peroni Gluten Free with each gluten free dish ordered. Dublin restaurants taking part include Charlotte Quay, The Exchequer and Coppinger Row, while in Cork, visit Palmento, and in Belfast pop along to Howard Street. Additional participating restaurants include; Café en Seine, Rustic Stone, Fade Street Social, Brasserie Sixty6, House Leeson Street, Sophie’s, Roberta’s, Layla’s, Isabelle’s, The Lucky Duck, The Grayson, Angelina’s, The Still House Down, Neill’s Hill Belfast, Acton’s Belfast, Soho Bar Cork, and Brick Lane Cork. www.thehouseofperoni.com.
AND … I’ll be reading Harriet Griffey’s new book I Want to Concentrate: Improve Focus and Achieve More, published today by Hardie Grant, €10.37.
Read my round-up of glossy Valentine’s Day ideas tomorrow …
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