Connecting Citizens to the Arts, Human Rights, Climate Justice and Gender Equality
Smashing Times Exhibition Hub
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality are delighted to establish an online exhibition hub. The aim of the hub is to host a range of exciting and diverse exhibitions celebrating the arts and human rights with a focus on creativity, openness, equality, diversity and peace.
We want to create an inclusive and open space for artists, citizens and communities – both onsite and online – where diverse cultural, artistic, social and political views are present. Our aim is to entertain, to educate, to raise awareness, to provoke, to embrace, to nurture and to bring together diverse artists, citizens and communities as we celebrate the arts and human rights with a focus on equality, diversity, dignity, respect and appreciation for all.
L to R: Ann Sheehy and Carla Ryan. Photograph from Women in an Equal Europe, a documentary directed by Mary Moynihan for Smashing Times.
Join us as we explore and reflect on new artworks, themes, ideas and issues of our time. We offer a diverse programme of curated exhibitions that are dynamic, varied and insightful and offer thought-provoking artistic content in contemporary and interdisciplinary art practice.
We are dedicated to being the foremost online exhibition hub for the arts and human rights reflecting the vitality and diversity of contemporary and disciplinary arts practice. The exhibition hub will feature artworks from a range of artforms – visual arts, digital arts, literature, poetry, theatre, film, dance, music and so on – and will feature curated artistic exhibitions as well as educational programmes, panel discussions, artistic archives and more.
Carla Ryan in The Great Melody by Mary Moynihan, for Legends of the Great Birth, a European transnational creative arts project supported by Creative Europe.
Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival
Each year Smashing Times present the Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival in partnership with Frontline Defenders and a range of organisations including Amnesty International, Fighting Words, ICCL, NWCI, & Trócaire as well as creative arts partners including John Scott Dance, Poetry Ireland, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, theatremaker.ie, Company SJ, the Drama Department at Trinity College Dublin, Arts Nomads, MAD Youth Theatre and more. Our aim is to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today. We are creating a dedicated space to share, celebrate, remember and promote the arts for human rights.
Still from Irish Modern Dance Theatre with John Scott, Artistic Director and Choreographer
The festival brings together artists, activists, communities, citizens, and families through a series of inter-disciplinary performances, film screenings, documentaries, theatre, music, dance, visual and digital art, poetry, literature, historical memory, discussions and arts-based workshops, featuring Irish and international artists and guest speakers celebrating and promoting dignity and respect for all people equally. The artistic curator for the festival is Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director, Smashing Times and the human rights curator is Tara Madden, Front Line Defenders. We want to raise awareness of and celebrate the work of artists dedicated to equality, dignity and respect for all, to explore and generate new ideas and artistic creations and to continue to create and inspire.
L to R: Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts; Minister Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance; Mary Moynihan, Writer, Theatre and Film Maker and Artistic Director, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality; Daire Murphy, Director, Dublin Samaritans and Paul O’Kane, Chief Communications Officer, Dublin Airport Authority (Daa)
The Smashing Times exhibition hub is delighted to host two unique exhibitions launched for the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival – Emotional Landscapes Virtual Art Exhibition and EU 1979: A People’s Parliament Virtual Art Exhibition. We wish you every enjoyment of our current exhibitions and look forward to welcoming you to join us for a range of dynamic exhibitions into the future.
The following is a list of artists who have featured in our collections to date. This list will be updated continuously.
Noelle McAlinden, Visual Artist, Creative Advisor, Mental Health Campaigner, Curator, Cultural Broker and ambassador for positive mental and emotional well-being dedicated to the prevention of
Hina Khan, Visual Artist
Mary Moynihan, Writer, Theatre and Film-Maker and Artistic Director, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality.
Lisa Mc Loughlin-Gnemmi, Composer and Musician
Féilim James, Writer and Poet
Fiona Bawn Thompson, Writer, Performer and Choreographer
Luis Bracamontes, Queen, Feminist, Spoken Word Poet
Nazrina Rodjan, Illustrator and Animator, Hidden Lion Studio
Jobert Tremus, Fashion Designer,
Farnaz Nasiriamini, Writer and Photographer
Marianna Tuokkola, Photographer
Snježana Šimić, Photographer
Gilles Lange, Photographer
L to R: Mary Moynihan, Writer, Theatre and Film Maker and Artistic Director, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality; Vanessa Ogida, Broadcast Journalist, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Entrepreneur; Sabina Higgins, Patron, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality; Orla O’Connor, Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland and Sandra Berger, Board Member, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality.
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality is dedicated to the promotion, protection, study and practice of the arts, human rights, climate justice and gender equality. The centre operates as a world class arts space and digital hub for artists, communities and the general public across Ireland and internationally, providing a resource service and networking agency, and an annual inter-disciplinary arts programme. Visit www.smashingtimes.ie.
Click here to download the Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality brochure.
The Smashing Times Team
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble
Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613 Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.smashingtimes.ie
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