STAGING CANALETTO | 20 March - 24 March 2019
The influence of Canaletto’s early training and career in theatre was clearly evident in our 2018-2019 exhibition Canaletto and the Art of Venice. Wishing to explore this aspect further, the Gallery invited Rough Magic Theatre Company to participate in a very special project and residency.
In March 2019, Rough Magic SEEDS were our theatre-makers-in-residence, responding to the exhibition Canaletto and the Art of Venice. Throughout the residency, SEEDS furthered their own theatrical practice using the exhibition as inspiration, and facilitated a range of public engagement activities including open studio sessions, talks, and demos.
From Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 March 2019, Rough Magic SEEDS presented STAGING CANALETTO, their artistic response to Canaletto and the Art of Venice. The SEEDS encouraged visitors to call in and speak to them about their work and their responses to the exhibition.
Presenting individual research and new artistic work which they produced during their residency, the installation in the Millennium Wing Studio was a contemporary theatrical response to the exhibition.
About Rough Magic
Since its foundation in 1984, Rough Magic has built an organisation characterised by continual regeneration. Its adherence to artistic excellence, pluralism, and an egalitarian approach to the creative ensemble, has delivered over 50 Irish premieres, the debuts of many theatre-makers, and the pioneering SEEDS programme. SEEDS is a structured development initiative for emerging theatre practitioners.
The four participating SEEDS for 2018/2019 were:
Ciara Elizabeth Smyth – Writer
Olivia Songer – Director
John Gunning – Lighting and A/V Designer
Naomi Faughnan – Set and Costume Designer
To find out more about Rough Magic visit www.roughmagic.ie