What's on this week

What's on this month! Click here to find out what events, exhibitions or other external activities are taking place this month! If you want your event listed here, please let us know, we are more than happy to support you!

Student Opportunities! Click here to find out about small opportunities for you budding lil artists and designers! We won’t advertise any unpaid work (unless it's really cool)

Feature of the Month!


Gifted – The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair is back, featuring hundreds of Designers, Makers and Artisan Food Producers. Gifted is an incredible hotspot for anyone interested in craft, design, unique independent brands and artisan food producers. If you are looking for the widest range of exciting and innovative designers, then you have to check it out. Featuring craftspeople from across the island of Ireland, including NCAD graduates, come along and see one of the best ways for craftspeople and designers to sustain themselves and make a living.

Get chatting to people and network with some of the top designers and craftspeople in the country, network and make connections, and ask questions about how they got to where they are now! Also pick up a few bits for Christmas while you're there, mammy will be buzzin' I'm sure!

Link: https://www.giftedfair.ie/

manic panic | Suzanne O’Haire at Pallas Projects/Studios

Pallas Projects are pleased to present manic panic by Suzanne O’Haire, the 6th exhibition in the Artist-Initiated Projects 2020/21 programme. For manic panic, Suzanne O’Haire exhibits a series of 12 assemblages made during 2019, while on a 4-month international residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Due to the COVID pandemic, this work sat untouched in a garage in North Meath for two years. Alongside this work is a new sound recording, twelfth, that O’Haire developed through the 2020-21 lockdown.

Location: Pallas Project Studios
Date: 12/08/2021 - 28/08/2021 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Website: http://pallasprojects.org/project/suzanne-ohairemanic-panic

MART Programme 2021

For the 2021 programme The MART Gallery Dublin Directors Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin will continue to champion the work of visual art and performance artists in Ireland. Providing a range of opportunities for artists including workspace, exhibition and live event space to come together to develop, present, document and critically discuss work. The programme will include artists from across the country and of all career levels, in order to build, strengthen, and support arts in Ireland.

Location: The MART Gallery Dublin
Date: 11/01/2021 - 27/11/2021

Website: http://mart.ie/portfolio-item/2021-programme/

Dublin Scavenger Hunt: Dublin Adventure starting at the GPO, Dublin

Participate in a fun and informative scavenger hunt around Dublin. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace-up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.

Location: General Post Office, Dublin
Date: 20/08/2020 - 31/12/2021

Website: https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Dublin_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=visualartists

Present in Time Future | Cecil King at The Hugh Lane Gallery

Cecil King (1921–1986) had a close association with the Hugh Lane Gallery. His first retrospective was held here in 1981, and he was Vice Chairman of the ROSC exhibition’s Executive Committee when the gallery hosted ROSC ’77. It is therefore with great pleasure that we present a display of King’s work to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and to celebrate his achievements as one of Ireland’s most significant modern artists.The Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection of Cecil King’s work ranges from 1960s to the 1980s and includes paintings, prints and tapestry.

Location: The Hugh Lane Gallery
Date: 11/05/2021 - 28/11/2021

Website: hughlane.ie

The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now: Queer Embodiment | Group Exhibition at IMMA

IMMA presents the first chapter of The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now, IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary, a new Museum-wide exhibition showcasing the IMMA Collection to celebrate 30 years of IMMA.The exhibition opens in four phases throughout 2021, with each new chapter exploring the past three decades through different thematic approaches. Chapter One: Queer Embodiment opens on 30 July followed by Chapter Two: The Anthropocene on 24 Sept; Chapter Three: Social Fabric on 5 Nov; and Chapter Four: Protest and Conflict on 19 Nov.

Location: Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Date: 30/07/2021 - 31/12/2021

Website: https://imma.ie/whats-on/the-narrow-gate-of-the-here-and-now-chapter-one-queer-embodiment/

Campaign Weeks!

This year we have loads of fun organised, as well as all of our society meetings. You can find out what’s on by checking our calendar below!
As always, we will be posting everything daily on our instagram, so follow us @ncadsu to keep up to date!

Freshers' Week!

Freshers week is the week we welcome all our incoming 1st year bbyzzz and all our sexy returning students to the new year! A week filled with crazy fun games, gigs, goodies and much more!! We will have a freshers fair with all the information and bits you need to survive your time in NCAD as well as having loads of new and old clubs and societies for all to join!! We are buzzing to see all your lovely faces and can't wait for the fun week ahead!!! LUV YEZZZZZ

Location: NCAD

Date: October 2022

Equality Week!

Equality week is for anyone and everyone! We want to educate all our lovely students on inclusivity and equality in all its wonderful forms! We love you no matter what and hopefully this weeks line up will reflect that! WE LUV YE LOADS YE SEXY LEGEND!!

Location: NCAD

Date: October 2022

Sustainability Week!

Sustainability week is a week of planet loving fun! We want to educate all our amazing students on the importance of looking after our beautiful planet with loads of fantastic events, games, talks and much more! We love you all and the earth so lets get ready to give mother nature a helping hand!!!

Location: NCAD

Date: November 2022

Wellbeing Week!

Wellbeing week is all about self care! Have a bath, take a nap, do a face mask, write down an argument you had with your ma/da/mate/date and burn it! We want everyone to know how to look after themselves and hopefully the events we have planned will help you do just that. We hope you enjoy and relaxxxx xo

Location: NCAD

Date: December 2022

Artist & Designer Development Week!

Artist & Designer Development Week (A'n'DD Week) is a new campaign week aimed at providing you with the skills and knowhow to survive in the Big Bad World once you leave NCAD. We'll have talks, workshops and educational events to prepare you for boring shit like residency applications, budgeting and paying Taxes (scary), and also fun stuff like starting a collective, renting and working in a studio and getting involved in events! It'll be a great place to network, learn and hopefully provide you with the insight to be a World Famous Artist one day! Look at you go!

Location: NCAD

Date: January 2023

SHAG Week!

SHAG Week is Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance week - a week where we aim to support students and inform them on all things sexual and intimate. It is important to know your stuff when it comes to sex of any kind, even on your own toblerone! We have some fun, sexy, exciting events planned!

Location: NCAD

Date: February 2023

Seachtain na Gaelige!

Seachtain na Gaelige is a week of celebrating the Irish language. We love our native language and this week will include many events, games, and fun all as gaelige.

Location: NCAD

Date: March 2023

RAG Week!

Raise and Give week is a week of fun, games, gigs and donating! We are still deciding on which amazing charities we will be donating to this year so keep a eye out and get ready to raise some €€€ for an amazing charity!!!

Location: NCAD

Date: March 2023

(Lack of) Diversity Week!

(Lack of) Diversity week is an occasion to celebrate all of the brilliant Artists & Designers from across Ireland and the globe from various backgrounds who are absolutely killing it! It is also to mark and protest the severe lack of diversity on campus in NCAD, in art institutions across Ireland, in our curriculum and in the art world overall. Inaccessible arts education is fucking bullshit and is detrimental to the variety and depth of the art that is produced in our society, so let's get LOUD, PROUD & WELL ENDOWED FOR OUR DISENFRANCHISED COMRADES! ART EDUCATION FOR ALL!


Date: April 2023