Let reasonably normal service resume.
This one has been a long while in the pipeline. Given the startling amount of talent crammed into the digitised pages of State Magazine, it was only a matter of time before it became necessary to let some of it’s richness burst out into the physical world where images can be enjoyed in long-forgotten sizes that are bigger than iPhone screens and 17″ monitors. The first State Magazine Photography Exhibition opens tomorrow evening in the brand and most definitely spanking new Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay. I paid my first visit to the bar on Friday night and the rumours of a stylish but comfortable establishment proved to be true.
Starting at 6:30pm, your eyes will be treated to the stunning work of Kieran Frost, Sara Devine, Sean Conroy, Abraham Tarrush, Ian Keegan, Alessio Michelini, Julie Bienvenu, James Goulden, Richard Gilligan, Loreana Rushe and eh, me. Your belly and liver will be well looked after with the infamously delicious Boojum Dublin providing plenty of tasty treats and Heineken dishing out some special beverages for the evening. And just for those “It used to be about the music, man” types amongst you, we’ll have an acoustic set from the very brilliant Squarehead as well as DJ sets from Fight Like Apes and Adultrock DJs to keep the party going on into the night. If, like me, you’re going to Joanna Newsom in Grand Canal Theatre, you can stop in here for pre and post gig niceness. The show will remain in The Workman’s Club until October 6th.