Ships Passing in the Night on Anglesea Road

Dodder Sea Scouts recreate Robert Ballagh’s “The Third of May After Goya” following trip to Hugh Lane Gallery.

Pembroke Library and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane are hosting installations of video artwork created by visual artist James Ó hAodha detailing his work with the Sandymount Dodder Sea Scouts and children from the Dublin Sikh Community.

The installation, entitled “Ships Passing in the Night”, will also screen a documentary film by videographer Jenny Brady. Poolbeg Lighthouse was used as a symbol and starting point for workshops that drove engagement between the two groups. The idea of beaconing and beckoning with light were a guiding focus, and a fun way for the groups to communicate. The children recreated scenes from iconic group photographs and paintings such as ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’ and ‘The Last Supper’. Their final collaborative artwork is a moving-image piece that ties together the varied strands of the project and uses light and darkness as a medium.

Ships Passing in the Night runs until 31st March at the Hugh Lane Gallery and for one day only, Monday March 20th, at Pembroke Library on Anglesea Road. Admission is free and open to the public.

By Paul O’Rourke