Upcoming events in Ballina Arts Centre from 17th March

Visual Art with Maria Garry and Ian Wieczorek, The Big Fellow and Michael Harding rescheduled

Ian Wieczorek upcoming events at Ballina Arts Centre

Here are the upcoming events in Ballina Arts Centre for the week ahead. Book your tickets here!


Visual Art: Surface: Maria Garry

Official Opening: Saturday 2nd March, 8pm

Visual Art: Surface: Maria Garry Official Opening: Saturday 2nd March, 8pm Surface exploration along the North Mayo coastline is a recurring theme in Maria Garry’s work.  She sees herself as “the quiet observer and collector, revisiting areas and recording subtle changes, which Nature reveals over time”. Close examination of delicate textures and layers, which emerge, erode, invade and invite provide exciting starting points for a series of mixed media investigations. Runs until 3rd May. Free admission. All welcome.

Surface exploration along the North Mayo coastline is a recurring theme in Maria Garry’s work.  She sees herself as “the quiet observer and collector, revisiting areas and recording subtle changes, which Nature reveals over time”.

Close examination of delicate textures and layers, which emerge, erode, invade and invite provide exciting starting points for a series of mixed media investigations.

Runs until 3rd May. Free admission. All welcome.


Film: The House that Jack Built

Ballina Film Club

(Dir: Lars von Trier, France/Germany/Sweden, 2018, 152 mins)

Tuesday 19th March, 8pm

the house that Jack Built ballina film club

Lars von Trier returns to the director’s chair to present the world with his most daring and provocative work to date, The House That Jack Built. This time the topic of discussion is violence and art, and violence as art. In a mesmerising career best, Matt Dillon plays failed architect turned serial killer Jack who leads us through his thought processes behind his increasingly more depraved acts of murder which he names “incidents”.

As he retells his crimes to Verge (Bruno Ganz) as if they were all individual works of art in themselves, the audience is invited to question the nature of artistry, where its limits lie and when is far too far? And with pitch black humour and undeniable cinematic vision, von Trier delights in taking us there. As Jack says, “The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see.”

Tickets: €5. Warning: Contains scenes that some may find distressing.

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Visual Art: transgress: Ian Wieczorek

Official Opening: Thursday 7th March, 8pm

Ian Wieczorek

Ian Wieczorek’s latest show explores the phenomenon of borders, and reflects both current socio-political events and a continuing narrative: the border as a physical barrier, its implications and its porosity.

Extending his previous investigations, this body of work comprises painting, video, print and other elements in response to the theme. Wieczorek has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally, including EVA International, RHA Annual Exhibition, Claremorris Open Exhibition and recent shows in Austria, Sweden and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

Runs until 3rd May. Free admission. All welcome.


Literature: Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

RESCHEDULED for Saturday 23rd March, 8pm 

michael harding at Ballina Arts Centre

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.

“Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” – The Irish Times

“A spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.” – Books.ie

Tickets: €20 / €18

PLEASE NOTE: This event is currently sold out. If you were lucky enough to get tickets for the original Sold-Out date (Saturday 16th February) your tickets are valid for this and all you have to do is show up on the night as you would have (doors open after 7.30pm). Don’t worry if you can’t make this new night, as refunds are available! If you can’t make the new date please let Ballina Arts Centre know ASAP and they can make sure people on our waiting list can be accommodated.  Any queries, contact the Box Office on 096 73593.

 


For more information on upcoming events in Ballina Arts Centre. visit www.ballinaartscentre.com, or call the box office on +353 (0) 96 73593.


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