PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE
Artist Dorothy Smith invites you to take a photo of yourself in a place in Phibsborough that you would like to see changed. Identify why you want it changed and tell us what change you want to see.
Dorothy took a photo of herself at Cross Guns Bridge
Why I would like to see this changed?
A huge volume of traffic uses this bridge daily, the narrow footpath here is
dangerous for pedestrians.
What change I would like to see?
I would like to see a parallel pedestrian foot bridge built across the canal.
These photographs and ideas will be displayed in the window of Computers Unlimited, 90 Phibsborough Road during Phizzfest. We are interested in hearing from people who live in, work in or pass through Phibsborough. The Local Area Plan has been retained by Dublin City Council for a further 5 years but it will be subject to amendments. We want to contribute to discussion and action on change for the better - for the benefit of the people who live, work and use this urban village and neighbourhood.
To take part please get a photograph of yourself taken at the place you want to see changed.
1 Identify the site (ie 'Cross Guns Bridge','pedestrian crossing at Doyles Corner')
2 Write two short sentences (max total 60 words) that address the following two issues
Why I want to see this place changed.
The change I would like to see.
Email your photos and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 April 2014.
We would like to hear your ideas concerning buildings, walls, footpaths, sign posts, bollards, bridges, street marking, street crossings, hoardings, traffic lights, lanes, railings, flower beds, surfaces, vacant lots, etc.
'Phibsborough' is taken to be area that has Phibsborough village as its centre; it is not confined to what is officially known as 'Phibsborough'.
We would love to hear from all ages.
You can make as many different entries as you like.
Photos will also be published on the Phizzfest facebook page.
Phizzfest reserves the right not to display all photographs received.
Please be specific in your site and idea for change.
TRACING THE UNSEEN
All Saints Hall, Phibsborough Rd.
12.00noon to 2.00pm
ARTS CLINIC LUNCHTIME SEMINAR
Sinead Moloney - Creative Arts Therapist & Arts Coordinator of the Twilight Programme, St Patricks Mental Health Services.
Eilbhe Brennan - Visual Artist, studying for a Masters in Art Therapy at the CIT Cork.
Anne Gannon & Anne-Marie Kelly - Dublin City Librarians, Literature and Health. The ‘Bibliotherapy’ initiative, a partnership between the HSE and the Libraries.
The Check Up Collective - Artist collective show plans for their ambitious and innovative new project to tour the Creative Check Up to festivals and health settings.
SAT 3RD MAY
On the Pavement
at Blacquire Bridge,
North Circular Road
12.00noon – 4.00pm
YOUR PHIBSBOROUGH, YOUR CALL
SAT & SUN 3RD & 4TH
Kinane Photographic Studio
Corner NCR and Berkeley Rds
10.00am - 4.00pm. Admission €10 Booking Essential
(see Booking Information for details)
BLIND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - SATURDAY & SUNDAY 3rd and 4th may
Workshop 1 (for Blind/Visually Impaired Participants)
Saturday 3rd May, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Workshop 2 (for Sighted Participants)
Sunday 4th May, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Kinane Photographic Studio, Corner Berkeley Rd and NCR
No. Of Participants: 10 per workshop
Cost: €10 per person
TO BOOK, call to the Phizzfest Pop-Up Booking Office in Phibsborough Library
Saturday 12th and Saturday 26th April 10.30am – 12.45pm
Wednesday 16th and Wednesday 23th April 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Artist-Led Workshops - Introduction to Blind Photography- Photographers Jan Bölsche and Rosita McKenzie, along with Arts Educator Kate Martin offer two 6 hour introduction workshops in Blind Photography, Workshop 1 on Saturday is for blind/visually Impaired participlants and Workshop 2 on Sunday is for Sighted participants. With the increase in availability and access to digital photography over the past decade, Blind Photography describes both a genre, movement and field of contemporary photography popular amongst visually impaired and sighted artists alike. Growing out of a world-wide phenomenon initiated by individuals with a variety of visual impairments, artists use their other senses, memory and technical assistants to create and share visual imagery, thus forging a connection with the sighted world. By its very nature, it simultaneously challenges traditional photographic practices and misconceptions that people without vision cannot participate in the visual arts.
Suitable for beginners through to professionals and people of all abilities, sighted and non-sighted people alike, Jan and Rosita will share their unique photographic techniques and skills in workshops specifically designed to meet the needs of each target group. In practical photography sessions participants will discover alternative approaches to image making both conceptually and practically through experimenting with digital camera equipment in new and innovative ways, using Phibsborough and the Royal Canal and the Phizzfest itself as a source of inspiration. Jan, Rosita and Kate will firstly introduce and guide participants in urban and landscape photography, then after a break, will demonstrate and assist participants in outdoor portraiture photography. The day will finish with a feedback session where participants can share and talk about their experiences.
Participants are asked to bring along their digital cameras of any kind (including ipads and mobile phones) however some spares will be available.
Meet Phizzfest Café, St Peter’s Club, Cabra Rd, beside St Peter’s Church
2.00 pm Numbers limited to 15 - Places offered on first-come basis
DRAWING THE EVERYDAY
An opportunity for those with and without drawing experience to meet and participate in a group drawing session facilitated by artist Dorothy Smith. The focus will be on drawing the overlooked and the everyday using the Phizzfest Community Day as a focus.
All equipment will be provided (camp stools, sketch books, pencils, charcoal and markers) but participants are welcome to bring their own. The session will last approx 1.5 hours
The Mater Hospital
11.00am - 4.00pm
THE CREATIVE CHECKUP
A field hospital and mobile pharmacy with a difference. Patients will be invited to flex their creative muscles and will be tested and screened for their aesthetic sensibility, artistic taste and creative health. Run by 5 artistic clinicians ready to attend to out-patients booking into their clinics. The artists Hugh Harte, Laragh Pittman, Ulrika Holmkvist, Aileen Curtin and Ed Devane will bring their different skills from music, digital media, sculpture, and performance to the compact contemporary art space of this interactive laboratory. Also showing colour artworks from students of Claire Moloney at D7ETNS.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: A HISTORY OF POSSESSION
The Long Stores,
Old St. Brendan’s Hospital (Behind the Clocktower)
Thurs 1 May - Sat 10 May 10.30am - 4.00pm
A site specific installation by Alan Counihan