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in North East Inner City of Dublin – Ireland.

“Winds of Change”, essay by Ingrid Lyons

“Paul Kelly is a photographer based in the docklands area of Dublin. With a keen eye formomentary happenings and a sympathy for narrative context, he brings his subjects into focusagainst a backdrop of change and transience. Kelly moved to the area 15 or 16 years ago and initiated a body of work in 2014 that […]

Pride of Place, photography exhibition

One of the big hits of the Five Lamps Arts Festival 2022 returns this December. Pride of Place is a multimedia project of photographs, backed by video, and based on interviews with some 50 residents of Sheriff Street by Maria McGrane. This free exhibition returns on Thursday, December 1st at the Central Bank of Ireland […]

“My Picture, My Story” Exhibition

This exhibition of portraits and stories is an intercultural event that brought together people from diverse communities in the north inner city to share their expressions and experiences. The artist, Nassouh Hossari, arrived in Ireland himself six years ago from Syria and has only taken up painting relatively recently. The subjects of his portraits are […]

Five Lamps Arts Films

During the last few weeks, we released online, through our Youtube channel and IGTV,  three short films that premiered at the Odeon Cinema last summer as part of our Festival 2021 edition. You can watch them at the links below or by visiting our website. “Nearby Dublin”, directed and written by Grace Corry is a […]

Sheriff Street Community Mural

You know the inner city, right? Social problems, crime.  Yeah. Same old story. Trouble. But the trouble is that the trouble isn’t the story.  Not really. It’s the headline. The eye-catcher. The tabloid seller. The attention-grabbing soundbyte, the load of auld s… Auld nonsense. Yeah, that’s the phrase. Right, so what’s-the-story, bud? The story is […]

#5lampschats – Breda Jackson

The Charleville mall Arts group

Breda Jackson is an artist who studied in NCAD and Trinity College Dublin before getting involved in multimedia design. In the last few years, Breda has moved away from this to focus full time on her art. She works mainly in the community and is heavily involved with The Mud Island Community Garden. She speaks […]

Wrap It Up Workshop – One Scarf, one thousand possibilities.

The Brazilian fashion designer Thaís Muniz from Turbante-se project will be teaching simple & nice techniques on how to use a scarf in 4 different ways. The 30 first people to subscribe will receive one of our special scarves by post. Age group: 10 – 18 years old Thaís will be teaching an online workshop […]

Plants and Soil in our City Gardens and Canal Banks

“Plants and Soil in our City Gardens and Canal Banks” is an art project with the Laurence O’Toole Senior Primary Girls and Boys Schools and artist Martina Galvin. It involves a series of workshops in school as well as field trips to The Dunne Street Community Garden and the Royal Canal. Art works created will be exhibited as part of the […]

Opening Night Ceremony

The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2015 will launch with a spectacular opening ceremony in Dublin’s Customs House on March 4th at 7pm. Admission is free and its going to be a great event! Actor John Connors will open the festival followed by a Clarion Flute Ensemble, a Fire Dance performance and Samba Drumming. Don’t miss […]

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