Culture Night at the National Gallery of Ireland

The national collection alongside live art at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Presented in collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland, take part in our headline event Painting Mirror was an interactive live digital art display that puts you in the frame of your own masterpiece on a grand scale as we project your portrait, cityscape or landscape onto our historical façade in Merrion Square. 

Kids and adults alike got involved onsite with our photo booth and by having their portrait created in real time. Those who could not make it were encouraged to  participate by sending a photograph of a landscape or cityscape, along with their name, email and the location of the scene in the photograph to [email protected].

On Culture night, the selected photographs and portraits were projected onto the historical façade in Merrion Square, first the original unedited photograph and then the photograph will be mirrored in the art styles of Claude Monet, Mainie Jellett or Harry Clarke to name but a few. 

Along with Painting Mirror, The National Gallery of Ireland hosted fascinating tours to learn more about the highlights of the collection which included; contemporary artist Hughie O’ Donoghue’s unique artworks at Original Sins in the Gallery’s iconic Shaw Room, and treasures from the Rijksmuseum by Rembrandt and other important Dutch Masters Print Gallery.

Gareth Quinn Redmond gave a performance for Culture Night 2022.  

Since releasing his debut album Laistigh den Ghleo alongside the first reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa’s seminal record Still Way, Gareth Quinn Redmond’s work has continued to be inspired by the concept of Kankyō Ongaku, Environmental Music.

This concept runs throughout Gareth’s approach to writing, which predominantly focuses on building and sustaining a connection between the listener and their environment.

2022 will see the release of 3 new albums out on Hidden Harmony Recordings and WRWTFWW Records.