The Opening Ceremony of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival takes place on the Roof Garden, Chester Beatty, Dublin, and features speakers from Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, and Front Line Defenders. Performance by singer-songwriter, Carla Ryan, and violinist Lisa McLoughlin-Gnemmi. Hosted by Festival Partners.
Launch of State of the Art: Visual art, photography and poetry exhibition featuring the work of writer and artist Mary Moynihan and visual artist Aman Walayat responding creatively to themes of freedom, change, transformation, power and control. The event facilitator is Ciara Hayes, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality. The official launch is conducted by Cllr Emma Murphy, Mayor of South Dublin County Council with presentations by the artists Mary Moynihan and Amna Walayat. The State of the Art: Visual art, photography and poetry exhibition runs at the dlr Mill Theatre, Gallery, Dundrum until Saturday 29 October 2022 and is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-4pm.
Launch of the 2023 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival and the flagship Eternal Rebels Exhibition, followed by a premiere performance of States of Independence, taking place on Friday 13 October 2023, 6pm, at the Pumphouse, Dublin Port. Guest speakers are Olive Moore, interim Director, Front Line Defenders, Mary Moynihan, writer, poet, theatre and film-maker, and Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality with guest artist performances