Fri 22 Sept 2023
5pm until midnight
Free Entry
Fri 22 Sept 2023
5pm until midnight
Free Entry

Triskel celebrates Culture Night with five exciting events and all are welcome to explore.

Sustainable Development Goals with Foróige Bishopstown and Curraheen Youth Project

Time: 5pm – 12.05am
Where: Triskel foyer

Foróige Bishopstown and Curraheen Youth Project engage young people in the Bishopstown and Curraheen area between the ages of 10 and 24. It provides young person-centred, community-based, and out of school youth services to young people. It offers creative activities and programmes that address mental and physical health, social skills, relationships, and community involvement projects.

This summer eight young people between the ages of 13 and 18 took part in a street art and activism programme. Over the course of four days, they created a moveable mural centring on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The group are planning to take part in another street art weekend programme where they will meet with another youth project and learn more about activism.

The project will be on display in Triskel’s foyer for Culture Night. The groups’ partnership with Triskel began as part of Creative Young Neighbourhoods.

Screening of Robert Chase Heishman’s documentary from Then I laid the floor

Time: 5.30pm, 8.10pm and 8.30pm
Duration: 15 minutes
Where: Triskel Christchurch

Robert Chase Heishman’s documentary, forms part of the exhibition, Then I laid the floor, currently on display in Triskel Gallery Space. It will be screened in Triskel Christchurch three times on Culture Night.


Time: 6:00pm – 7:40pm
Duration: 93 minutes
Where: Triskel Christchurch

BUGSY MALONE, the classic Alan Parker movie from 1976, is a musical gangster spoof like no other: it has an all child cast who shoot cream at each other with splurge guns and dance their way through this hilarious tale.

Traveller Perspectives – Pride of Place

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Where: offices of CTWN

Cork Traveller Women’s Network will welcome people to our base at Triskel as part of Culture Night. Come and learn about our Traveller culture and heritage work – we will be showcasing a new “Traveller Perspectives – Pride of Place” virtual exhibition curated by Mags O’Sullivan & Ann Maguire of CTWN and Micheal Collins of Pavee Point as part of the SPICE citizen curation programme at IMMA.

Artist Talk with Brian Maguire

Time: 7pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Triskel Gallery Space

Join Brian Maguire for a discussion of his latest exhibition, Then I laid the floor. Brian will be in conversation with Kylie Thomas, Senior Lecturer at the Radical Humanities Laboratory and in Art History at University College Cork.

The exhibition brings together the work of Maguire (Dublin), James Concagh (São Paulo) and Robert Chase Heishman (Chicago). In 2022 the three artists convened in Brazil to embark on a project called The House That Valdemar Built that centres on a deep engagement with the self-built family home of Concagh’s in-laws in the Jabaquara community on the outskirts of São Paulo.

Brian Maguire was born in Bray (1951) and has worked as an artist since 1978. He first showed with the Kerlin Gallery in 1988 and over the 37 years since then he has presented over 8 one person shows, the latest in February this year, The Clock Winds Down. Christophe Gaillard’s website speaks of Maguire’s figurative painting as bearing the struggles of those he sets out to meet in the United States (Arizona Series), Mexixo (Nature Morte Series) or Syria (Aleppo Paintings) and recently in Brazil in the Amazon (rainforest series). Also initiating numerous interactive projects, his practice is inseparable from the connections he has woven over the years with the communities that he engages with.

Robert Chase Heishman’s documentary, that forms part of the exhibition, will be screened in Triskel Christchurch at 5.30pm, 8.10pm and 8.30pm.

VIVAVHS! 18+ only

Time: 9.10pm-10.30pm; 10:45pm-12:05am
Duration: 80 minutes
Where: Triskel Christchurch

VIVA VHS! is a salute to the king of 1980s home entertainment: the video cassette. This is a mondo gonzo collection of coming attractions from classic and cheesy movies of yesteryear, presented in a tongue-in-cheek manner.