Living Canvas Goes Gothic

Wilton Park

Living Canvas Goes Gothic

Venue: Living Canvas, Wilton Park, Dublin 2, D02 FX04

Friday 28 October – Monday 31 October from 8.00am until 10.00pm.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. 

Europe’s largest outdoor screen solely dedicated to digital art gets into the spooky spirit with a special Bram Stoker Festival Programme featuring some of the best in award-winning Irish animation, plus Ghosts of Dublin, a new series featuring contemporary actors, writers and activists reading excerpts from Dublin’s rich Gothic literary heritage.

Running from 8am to 10pm, between Friday 28 October and Monday 31 October, watch from the special Viewing Platform, installed on the banks of the Grand Canal, and sync the sound to your Smartphone for maximum ghoulish thrills.

Living Canvas at Wilton Park is a public art initiative by IPUT Real Estate in partnership with Dublin City Council.

Ghosts of Dublin | Screening 4pm-6pm daily
Duration: 19 minutes
The film series Ghosts of Dublin, commissioned in collaboration with UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics and Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), features contemporary actors, writers, and activists reading excerpts from works that are foundational to the city’s literary gothic heritage in places of literary and historical significance, including: Olwen Fouere, Melmoth the Wanderer (1821) by Charles Maturin; William Keohane, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde; Ned Dennehy, The Judge’s House (1851) by Bram Stoker; Roxanna Nic Liam, The Prisoner (1924) by Dorothy Macardle. These films seek to uncover the ghosts and mysteries hidden beneath the city’s streets, and to consider how Ireland’s literary past haunts contemporary politics and culture.

Spooky Animation Programme | Screening 8.00am-12.00pm, 12.00pm-4.00pm & 6.00pm-10.00pm daily
Duration: 29 mins
In Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, terrifies her little granddaughter at bedtime with her version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. In Granny’s retelling, the Elderly Fairy exacts her revenge on a society obsessed with youth and beauty when she is not invited to Beauty’s christening. This Oscar® nominated short was Directed by Nicky Phelan and Written and Performed by Kathleen O’Rourke.

Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff in a dead-end job. That is until he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie. Academy Award® winner Brenda Fricker and Love/Hate star Peter Coonan lend their voices to this bittersweet animated short about life, death and dancing! Written and Directed by Aidan McAteer.

Abe’s Story. Set in Victorian London, Abe an overworked Irish writer draws inspiration from his day job in the theatre to write a bloody brilliant novel. The legend of Dracula is born! Directed by Adam H Steward, Written by Adam H Stewart and Garry Walsh, and featuring Colin O’Donoghue, David Bamber, Jonathan Ryan and Owen Roe.

Empty Little People, with an insatiable thirst for tea… begin running out of tea, on All Hallows’ Eve. Written and Directed by Josh O’Caoimh and Mikai Geronimo

Please note: Living Canvas is outdoors on the banks of the Grand Canal, so wrap up warm!

Age Suitability: Family-friendly. Suitable for all ages. 

Accessibility: The Viewing Platform at Wilton Park is wheelchair accessible.

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