Staging Canaletto / John Gunning

John Gunning
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From Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 March, Staging Canaletto, an artistic response to Canaletto and the Art of Venice from Rough Magic SEEDS will be open to the public in the Millennium Wing Studio. Presenting individual research and new artistic work conducted over three months this installation is a contemporary theatrical response to the historic exhibition. 


A Live Light will be led by lighting designer John Gunning. 

John will present a live art light response to Canaletto and the Art of Venice, inviting members of the public to react to Canaletto’s use of controlled natural and artificial light in his studies of the public places of Venice. Participants are invited to play with portable lighting units located in the Millennium Wing Studio, to control and display aspects of the room around them.


About John: John is an alumnus of Dublin Youth Theatre and The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art. He is also a founding member of Malaprop Theatre ( Spirit of Dublin Fringe 2015, The Georganne Aldrich Heller Award 2017, Romily Walton-Masters Award 2018). Lighting credits include We Can’t Have Monkeys in the House (The New Theatre) Everything Not Saved (Project Arts Centre) Jericho (Bewley's Café Theatre) BlackCatfishMusketeer and Love+ (Summerhall Festival) Demons (The Lir Academy) The Egg Is A Lonely Hunter (Project Arts Centre) Flynn (Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage) Eamonn (From Menswear) (Mick Lally Theatre)
Sound design includes Yen and Grimly Handsome (The Lir Academy) McKenna's Fort (The New Theatre) The Bells Of (Theatre Upstairs)
Video design includes Jericho (Bewley's Cafè Theatre) with Claire O'Reilly.

These sessions will be at the following times:

Friday 22 March, 10am - 12pm | Saturday 23 March, 10am-12pm | Sunday 24 March, 11am-1pm