Art at Dublin Port

Artist Silvia Loeffler behind her artwork

Last Friday saw a special screening of a documentary film dedicated to the workers at Dublin Port. The event took place at The Lab Gallery on Foley Street and included a walk through of commissioned port artwork entitled ‘Transit Gateway’ with artist Silvia Loeffler.

Loeffler’s pieces hang like historical curtains, mapping the development of the port in an interesting and colourfull sequence.

‘Keepers of the Port’, which was filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney, is described as a “lyrical portrait of working life filmed on Dublin’s docks”.

It will run on a loop until March 4th and is open to the public with free admission.

By: Paul O’Rourke