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2021 Roundup & Merry Christmas from The Complex

2021 was a unique year for all. For The Complex, it was about devising an original approach, and coming up with innovative ways to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic.


Despite these roadblocks, The Complex produced a Live Arts & Filming Programme, featuring a range of diverse events. A Gallery Programme titled “Nature Echoes Reality, Artifice Echoes Fiction,” and ‘Art Factory’, an interdisciplinary platform providing a supportive environment for creative experiments to take place.


The Complex are commissioning and collaborating on many projects in 2022 and look forward to welcoming you.


For now, lets take a look a back at some of The Complex's 2021 highlights.



LIVE ARTS AND FILMING PROGRAMME

THE COBBLESTONE SESSIONS The Cobblestone Sessions produced by The Complex was broadcast each evening from 12-17th of March on St Patrick's Festival TV. The Cobblestone and The Complex have had a strong relationship since they became neighbours on Smithfield Square in 2009. In the times of closure in 2021, it was only right that The Complex offered its new home and its extended skills in Arran Street East, to facilitate the streaming of some of the magic that makes this pub a national treasure. BOILER ROOM SERIES X JAMESON CONNECTS 2021 Filmed and streamed from The Complex, Boiler Room and Jameson Connects brought you the best of Irish Hip Hop and Indie during the month of March, featuring performances from 'Gemma Dunleavy, Denise Chaila, Monjola and many more. SOULÉ Live streamed from The Complex for St Patrick's Festival, electronic pop artist Soulé treated viewers to an incredible performance. A THING I CANNOT NAME IRISH NATIONAL OPERA 'A Thing I Cannot Name' by Amanda Feery Opera was filmed in The Complex Main Space in June, and screened as part of West Cork Literary Festival in July. This event will included an introduction to the work by Amanda Feery and Megan Nolan in conversation with Julie Kelleher followed by a screening of the opera. ELEMENT PICTURES SHOOT 'THE DRY' In September, Element Pictures spent two weeks shooting for 'The Dry', an upcoming comedy-drama series starring Ciarán Hinds and Roisin Gallagher. TRAVELLER PRIDE To celebrate Traveller Pride in September, The Complex filmed an event in association with Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group. Catherine Joyce, Helen Hutchinson and Michael Collins spent the day in The Ground Floor Gallery shooting plays and poems, culminating in an informative panel discussion chaired by Vanessa Fielding, Artistic Director of The Complex. DEAD CENTRE Technical rehearsals and project development of 'Becket