56 Lower Gardiner Street
Art Exhibition Opening
Thursday 7 February, 6–9pm
A chance for audiences to preview Jane Mackay’s series of paintings based on String Quartet works by Mendelssohn and Britten.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Evening Concert and Q&A Session
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, 7pm*
The Lir String Quartet will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D major and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No.3. The former is a spirited and uplifting work full of light and joy; the latter an expressive work of poignancy written at the end of the composer’s life. These contrasting works will come to life on the walls around the performers in paintings by Jane Mackay.
This will be followed by a Q&A session where audiences will have the chance to ask questions to Siobhán Doyle, Jane Mackay and the Lir String Quartet about the neurological condition, artistic processes and collaboration.
*Each concert features the same programme.
Saturday 9 February, 2.30 pm
Panel discussion with leading researchers in the fields of neuro-
Short Film Screening
Saturday 9 February, 10.00 am and 11.30 am
A selection of short films will be shown based on the theme of synaesthesia. Co-
Tickets free, available here
Meet the Artist – Open Day
Sunday 10 February, 11–1pm, 3-
Jane Mackay will be available to meet with visitors to the exhibition to discuss her work.
12–28 February 2019
Opening hours: 11am–5pm, Tues–Sat
The exhibition of paintings by Jane Mackay will continue for the month of February. Excerpts of music that correspond with the paintings will be available for audiences to listen to while experiencing the artwork. These excerpts will be taken from live recordings of the Lir String Quartet at the evening concerts during the festival.