We are huge event enthusiasts at Above the Fold, whether it’s one of our own or someone else’s. As it can be challenging finding decent event resources in Ireland, especially for the creatively inclined, we decided to share our two cents by curating a monthly event guide. The Monthly Edition will feature a sample of the best art, design and creative culture throughout Ireland.

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1. TDK Tuesdays with Junior Press

The Design Kids are back with with an evening of intimate and inspiring chats with the Junior boys. If you’re keen to create a photo-book or see yourself as an emerging photographer, then this will definitely be worth attending.

When? Tuesday June 5th Where? Burgh Quay How much? Free


2. Ireland’s Edge – A Coded Culture

Conceived by the team from Other Voices, Ireland’s Edge host “ideas, dialogue, performance and voices that not only speak to each other, but speak across each other”. Their latest instalment looks at the culture of code and its impact on privacy, freedom and creativity.

When? Wednesday June 6th Where? Trinity Long Room Hub How much? €5.75


3. Jesse Jones – Tremble Tremble

Last year Jesse Jones represented Ireland at the 57th Venice Biennale presenting ‘Tremble Tremble’ a body of work that questioned the narrative between the church and the Irish state. On Thursday June 7th, Jones will will open the show to the Irish public at the Project Arts Centre.

When? 7 June – 18 July Where? Project Arts Centre How much? Free

Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente

4. Basic Talks – The White Pube

As part of a series of collaborations between Basic Space and the Hugh Lane Gallery, Basic Talks have invited Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad, of The White Pube, to discuss institutional attitudes, community spaces and education.

When? Friday June 8th Where? The Hugh Lane Gallery How much? Free


5. SelfMade II

Hosted by Joanna Bain and Julie Hawk, SelfMade marries modern Irish music with DIY culture by discussing the “building blocks” of a music project. The June event will feature a panel to include Laoise, Wolff, Dreaming of Jupiter and Molly Sterling – chaired by  Debo Ní Bhroin of Hvmmingbyrd.

When? Saturday June 9th Where? The Workman’s Club How much? €7/10

Our Type

6. Irish Shopfront Exhibition

We have been avid followers of Trevor Finnegan’s visual documentation of Ireland’s disappearing shopfronts for some time now and we were thrilled to see it featured in Free Market at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The photographs will also be featured as part of a week long exhibition in Hen’s Teeth concept store on Fade Street, focused on the exploration of Irish shopfronts.

When? June 14-21 Where? Hen’s Teeth How much? Free


7. Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival returns on June 15th with a jam packed programme of events; including the world premiere of Louise O’Neill’s Asking for it and Oscar nominated composer Hauschka.

When? June 15-24 Where? Various locations How much? Various ticket prices


8. Thursday Lates at the National Gallery: The Summer Solstice

The National Gallery are celebrating the longest day of the year with an evening of fun and frolics in their courtyard space. Look out for contortionist performances by Lords of Strut and themed nail art by Tropical Popical.

When? June 21st Where? The National Gallery How much? Free


9. Throwback Table Quiz Fundraiser

Baboró Children’s International Arts Festival for Children are hosting their annual Throwback Fundraiser to test your knowledge of the 70s, 80s, 90s and early 00s. All proceeds will go towards the curation of their 2018 festival.

When? June 21st Where? Monroe’s Pub How much? €40 per table

10. Junior.Senior

We are very tempted to take a quick trip to Belfast for the inaugural Junior.Senior curated by Womenfolk. The event will present talks by one emerging designer and one established designer, as they share the stories of their professional careers, with the intention of facilitating creative collaborations and championing young designers.

When? June 25th Where? Blick Shared Studios How much? Free

[Banner source: Jesse Jones, Tremble Tremble Photo by Ros Kavanagh].

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