This week I will be mostly… observing from a safe distance

Louise Butler
Louise Butler

Tonight’s adventures will involve checking out the young ‘uns in an entirely wholesome and legal way. 3rd Year NCAD students are showing the fruits of their hard work at The LAB and The Factory Space. ‘From Context to Exhibition’ at The LAB will show the work of students who collaborated with communities of place and/or interest, through The Learning Development Programme managed by the lovely people at Create. The show will be opened tonight by Peggy Shaw and continues at The LAB on Foley St until the 30th. Also tonight, a few of the same young artists are showing work in the painting exhibition ‘ZXYT’ at The Factory Space, 100 Capel St. I had a sneaky look at the nifty catalogue they’ve produced last week and it looks like a good show, plus I’ve yet to visit this relatively new gallery. They’ve got a talented little bunch of painters in there, so I’d recommend popping in to see work by Louise Butler (above) and her mates before the show finishes (also the 30th).

Afterwards, I’ll be doing my darndest to avoid the drunk students as the mayhem that is NCAD Rag Week continues to build up to tonight’s Atomic Ball in the Twisted Pepper. Having been in the Pepper a few times recently, and knowing what my home brew wine will do to the NCAD kids, I may venture elsewhere for the evening. A tasty looking option is Soundcheck at Spy, where Loreana, GPO, Vinny and many others are playing their favourite choons under the stairs.


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