EYC screening at Radical Actions Seminar, Roscommon 2 Dec 2016

There is a very special screening on Fri 2 December of Eat Your Children in King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.  Director, Treasa O’Brien will be in conversation about Irish protest culture with Paula Geraghty (Trade Union TV) who generously lent some of her archive of protests in Ireland to the film. The screening and discussion are part of a seminar on Radical Actions, the exhibition curated by Linda Shevlin for Melbourne RMIT, where EYC was shown in October with Rocky Road to Dublin, its inspiration.

Other artists involved in the day will be Jesse Jones, Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Seamus Nolan. Prof. Luke Gibbons will give a talk on the Rising.  Full details below.


King House, Boyle
Adm: €10 including lunch

 BOOKINGS: 090 662 5824 
Curated by Linda Shevlin, Radical Actions is a three part international commemoration project. It takes the form of an exhibition of Irish artists Kennedy Browne (Gareth Kennedy/Sarah Browne), Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones & Seamus Nolan at RMIT Galleries, Melbourne Australia; the exhibition Bernadette by Duncan Campbell at Roscommon Arts Centre and the final installment will take the form of a seminar in the historic setting of King House, Boyle.
This seminar will look at the legacy of revolution & activism in Ireland and the artists’ role in shaping future states with speakers including Professor Luke Gibbons, artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy & Seamus Nolan, film maker Treasa O’Brien and photojournalist/videographer Paula Geraghty.

Eat Your Children
Director & Writer: Treasa O’Brien
Co-Director & Writer: Mary Jane O’Leary
A special screening of the film Eat Your Children directed/written by Treasa O’Brien & co-directed/written by Mary Jane O’Leary will form part of the seminar. Eat Your Children documents the evolution of protest in modern day Ireland.

Seminar Schedule:

Dublin train to Boyle departs 8am, arrives Boyle station 10.27am
Bus Eireann from Bus Aras departs at 8am, arrives King House 11am

11am:            Registration
11.20am:       Welcome and introduction by curator Linda Shevlin
11.30am:       Screen Memories: Popular Imagery and the Rising. Prof. Luke Gibbons
12.15pm:       Screening Eat Your Children
1.40pm:        Lunch
2.40pm:         Panel: The Evolution of Protest
Film maker Treasa O’Brien and photojournalist & videographer Paula Geraghty (Trade Union TV). Chair: Johnny Gogan, film maker and activist. 
This panel will be discussing how protest has evolved and changed in modern Ireland, how we articulate our dissatisfaction. If not through protest, what are the preferred means? 

3.15pm:         Break
3.30pm:         Panel: The Artist as Activist
With artists Sarah Browne, Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy and Seamus Nolan. Chair: Liz Burns, Curator & Wexford Arts Officer.
Each of these artists exhibited work in Radical Actions Australia. This panel will discuss their work, practice and beliefs around the artists role in imagining future states.

4.15pm          Finish. Wine Reception
Return train to Dublin 6.34pm
Return bus to Dublin 4.05pm & 7.10pm
 For seminar bookings contact the box office on: 090 662 5824 

For further information contact: linda@lindashevlin.com