A group of artists are to have their say on the issue of migration with a collaborative project planned for Ireland’s Culture Night on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

With recent political developments in Europe and the U.S. it is hardly a surprise that debates about immigration have continued to remain one of the top political issues of 2017.

By way of response, the 5th edition of the New Voices of Ireland Series 2017 themed: “Migration — from burdens to opportunities” was launched in Ashford Heritage Centre last week.

The project is curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP) and aims “to bring together migrant, experimental and emerging artists, to creatively debate socially relevant topics”.

The CFCP selected eight artists from a nationwide call-out to work together on a multidisciplinary and intercultural participatory programme that reflects on the topic of migration.

This years selected artists are Olga Dziubak from Poland & Belfast; Mark Lawlor from the UK and Dublin, Eleanor Lawler from Dublin; El Putnam from Delmar, NY, USA & Dublin, Kiera O’Toole from Wicklow, Australia and Sligo; Mirjana Reneduzic from Croatia & Dublin, and Csilla Toldy from Hungry & Northern Ireland. A young Irish film maker Annika Cassidy is documenting the project.

The final showcase will take place during Culture Night, on Friday September 22nd in the Dublin Institute of Design on Kildare Street. New Voices of Ireland will also present its programme during the Blue Fire Festival in Smithfield in Dublin on the 16th September and as a apart of various events outside of Dublin.

To find out more about the programme, you can check out the CFCP website HERE

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