Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Culture Night is an annual event that celebrates culture, creativity, and the arts in Ireland. It takes place every year on the third Friday of September, and all activities are available to the public free of charge.
On Culture Night, doors are open late and unique events are programmed at participating locations. People are welcomed into new spaces and are invited to discover different experiences as a means of celebrating all that our culture is today.
This year’s iteration is on Friday September 17th, and we’re delighted that some of The Complex Studio Artists will be showcasing their work across the country.
Alison Pilkinton is an artist from Sligo who specialises in relief printmaking and lithography. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, and her show ‘I Build My Own Island’ at The Model is open on Culture Night. The show explores Pilkinton’s connections to Sligo, and draws on references from the poetry of WB Yeats, the paintings of El Greco, and the imagery of Ridley Scott and Andrei Tarkovsky. ‘I Build My Own Island’ is open until 7PM on Culture Night in The Model, Sligo.
Hazel Egan is a Dublin based artist from Offaly. She works predominantly in the mediums of drawing, printmaking, and installation. Egan is presenting work this Culture Night as part of ‘Fade to Black’, an exhibition curated by Joe Walker and Grace Weir, on behalf of Black Church Print Studio. ‘Fade to Black’ explores ideas about time and its lapses within the language of cinema, performance and printmaking. The exhibition is open until 11.30PM on Culture Night in The Library Project, Dublin.
Culture Night is a collaborate experience with an emphasis on engaging audiences and reaching those who may not always have access. It’s a National moment, celebrating the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today.