Triskel Christchurch

Triskel Christchurch
Triskel Christchurch
Tobin St.

5:00pm - 11:00pm

021 427 2022


Booking required?

Wheelchair Accessible?

Exhibition / Screening

EXHIBITION :: THE YELLOW RIVER is a tributary of the Blackwater (Kells), which joins the Boyne at Navan, County Meath that unites the personal histories of poet Gerard Smyth and artist Seán McSweeney. Gerard Smyth spent many summers in Meath staying with his grandmother and an aunt, whilst originally Seán McSweeney’s family lived in Clongill until the untimely death of his father.

Solstice Arts Centre worked with artist and poet in the development of THE YELLOW RIVER. Gerard Smyth wrote a new suite of poems for the show, recollecting and revisiting significant sites of occurrence in his own history and that of Co Meath. Seán McSweeney painted a new body of work from recent trips to his father’s homeplace and the county. McSweeney has responded lyrically to particular sites of Smyth’s poetry, whilst also depicting in watercolour, ink, tempera and drawing, the particular hues of The Royal County.

CINEMA :: VIVA VHS! salutes the king of 1980s home entertainment: the video cassette. Sourced from hundreds of tapes, there will be a collection of classic and cheesy trailers. Featured will be coming attraction for obscure horror movies, senseless action thrillers, sex comedies, cult musicals, and martial arts exploitation flicks. There will also be television commercials for businesses long gone and products obsolete and a few other quirky surprises from the analogue era. 75 minutes, screening at 8.45pm.


Triskel Christchurch