16 — 20

Ryan Tubridy’s ‘Early Early’ Arts Debate – The Politics of Art

Saturday 19th
2PM - 4PM

Dublin City Hall

Dame Street
Dublin 2

Tickets: €5.00

‘Late Late Show’ presenter and author Ryan Tubridy brings together a panel of artists, arts programmers and public space experts for an early discussion on the Politics of Art. Is state funding for the Arts beneficial to our culture or does it create cliques who swallow up all the funding while many have to go it alone? What about the Haughey effect, someone to whom artists are indebted via Tax Exemption, Aosdana and the creation of Temple Bar? Is the most visible of art and architecture in our public spaces enhancing or destroying the visual landscape of the city / country? And during the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising, is Art reacting to the momentous political changes around us or just gazing at its navel?

Joining Ryan will be Jim Fitzpatrick (artist and illustrator) Mick O’Dea (artist and President of the Royal Hibernian Academy), Jen Halton (Metamorphosis Project), writer, performer and musician Little John Nee, Emma Gilleece (Architectural Historian and Village Magazine Contributor) and Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company.

The debate will be preceded by a Paddy Cullivan satirical slideshow on ‘How the Skateboard defeated Sam Stephenson’ and will close with a performance by national treasure, Little John Nee.

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