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Two Suitcases Family Promenade Day at IMMA

Join Helium Arts for a special family promenade day at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Saturday 25 June 2016. You will be given a trail map to seek out film installations throughout the grounds of IMMA created by young members of CanTeen Ireland. Each film piece is a unique response to the history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the veteran soldiers who lived there.

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Developing parallel to discourses on the Decade of Commemoration, Helium’s Two Suitcases Project in 2015 was inspired by the Old Man’s House, an OPW exhibition exploring the history of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Members of CanTeen, the national young people’s cancer support group, created a series of short film pieces with support from professional artists, drawing on the stories of the military veterans who resided at the hospital and exploring themes of hospitality, institutionalisation and wellbeing.

The day will include an exhibition, a behind-the-scenes documentary, an opportunity to talk to the young creators about their work and much more besides!

The Two Suitcases Family Promenade Day is curated by visual artist Siobhán Clancy who has designed a series of viewing platforms to house the films. This film installation has been created by members of CanTeen Ireland with mentorship from artists Siobhán Clancy, Alan Brennan, Alan Leonard, Louise Manifold, Ben Murnane and Two Suitcases alumni Stephen O’Driscoll and Eoghan McConnell.

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VENUE 
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 | www.imma.ie

TIME 
1-5pm
Trail maps can be picked up any time during the promenade from our Information Station (see below).

BOOKING
This is a FREE event but places must be booked through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/two-suitcases-family-promenade-day-tickets-25020694571

WHAT’S HAPPENING  

Studio 8: Information Station
Pick up your trail maps here!
The films will be installed throughout the grounds of IMMA.

Studio 9: Process Corner 
Learn about the inspiration behind the films and kick back in the Soldier’s Games Area
1.30-2.30pm: Meet the Creators – Chat to the young people about their films over refreshments

Studio 10: A Lab of Altered Viewing 
Photographic exhibition of Surrealist-influenced work created by CanTeen members during a daylong workshop with visual artist Louise Manifold.

Studio 5: Screening Room
A short documentary going behind the scenes on the 2015 Two Suitcases Project will be shown on a loop throughout the day with insights from CanTeen members and film mentors.

The studios are based in the converted coach houses adjacent to the main Museum building.

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The Two Suitcases Family Promenade Day is produced by Helium Arts in partnership with CanTeen Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Irish Games Association, Fab Lab Limerick, ACE Audio Visual, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, the Digital Hub Development Agency, The Copper House Gallery & Fine Art Printing and the Office of Public Works. Food sponsorship courtesy of Café Sol and Green Bench Café. 

The 2015 Two Suitcases Project was funded by The Arts Council, The Ireland Funds, the Cork Street Fund, the Irish Games Association, Allianz, the Civil Service Credit Union and Norma Walsh O’Driscoll. 

 

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