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Stuart Whipps: Gallery events announced

18 September 2020

Programmed to coincide with and complement If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat Birds, we're delighted to share details of our programme of gallery events, happening both in DCA and online. 


In our Curator's Tour on Thu 24 September, join our Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara, for a conversation in the gallery where he'll be talking about working with Stuart Whipps over the past 18 months to develop the exhibition If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat Birds. Tickets are limited to ensure that distancing guidelines are in place, we'd recommend booking in advance! To read more about visiting DCA galleries here.

On Thu 8 October, we're hosting an online conversation between Michele Horrigan, Sean Lynch and Stuart Whipps to celebrate our new chapbook Notes from the Belly of the Beast, published as part of If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat BirdsSpeaking to, thinking through, and stepping off from some of the ideas in Whipps' new body of work at DCA, Lynch and Horrigan have written a new text drawing together ruminations on global pandemics, sculptural reparations, mineral extraction and storytelling through exhibition-making. Click here for more information and to book. 

For his Artist's Choice Screening, Stuart Whipps has selected Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate Clio Barnard's debut feature, The Arbor. Showing on Wed 14 October at 18:30 – read more about visiting DCA cinema here.

On Thu 22 October, join our Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara, for our online reading group In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading Jamaica Kincaid. Connected to Stuart Whipps' work in the gallery examining different histories of plants and minerals, this session will introduce and discuss some of the ideas contained within Jamaica Kincaid's brilliant book of horticultural meditations, drawn together in a group of essays collectively titled My Garden.


We can't wait to welcome you, be it on or off line! For more information about visiting DCA please see here

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