News

25.7.2018
New New-nesses! Artist’s Blog - Lucy Hill - July 2018

The Ark's Early Years Artist in Residence gives us an update on how her year is going as she reflects on the workshops she has created and delivered and the people that are helping her to develop this work.

27.6.2018
The Ark Announces a New Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Lavery as Chair of The Ark.

21.6.2018
Artist’s Blog - Jackie Maguire - Summer Term 2018

Musician and artist Jackie Maguire reflects upon her experience working with The Ark and collaborating on our 'Beats and Rhythms from Around the World' programme.

25.5.2018
The Ark remembers Professor John Coolahan.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend and colleague, Professor John Coolahan. For thirteen years John was a dedicated member of The Ark board only stepping down in 2017.

22.5.2018
Introducing the trailer for The First Was a Boy

The First was a Boy is a new short film created by Shaun Dunne (Ark Artist in Residence) and Luca Truffarelli. The piece was developed over six months as part of The Ark’s Ringsend Intergenerational Drama Project. Here, Shaun Dunne gives us some insight into the film and the process behind it…

18.5.2018
A Reflection on the First of our Seedlings Early Years Workshops

Artist Lucy Hill reflects on her first workshops in her year-long residency at The Ark as part of our John Coolahan Early Years Residency.

2.5.2018
An update on our work with children in Direct Provision

Our project co-ordinator Liam McCarthy gives us an update on The Ark's engagement project involving participants in Direct Provision.

1.5.2018
We Announce a Brand New Artist-in-Residence…

Lucy Hill is the first recipient of our John Coolahan Early Years Artist Residency.

30.3.2018
The PUSH Project Migration Lab - A reflection by facilitator Veronica Coburn

The third and final PUSH artist lab, the subject migration, started with an empty room. Paper, rolled and ready, waited patiently to be scribbled on. A cupboard full of pencils, markers and pens stood silently by. A barrage of balls lay by the wall. The tools of play. Serious play. For that’s what art is.

14.3.2018
The Ark Children’s Council Blog - Working with artists on the PUSH Project!

The Ark's Project Coordinator, Liam McCarthy blogs about the Children’s Council's day with the 14 international artists taking part in The Ark's PUSH Project artist lab. It was a lot of fun, and one of our busiest sessions to date!