Dublin Live Art Festival 2017

Dublin Live Art Festival 2017

Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 – Come Together
The Complex, Dublin 7, from 17-20 August 

Following our focus on diversity in last years DLAF, in 2017 Dublin Live Art Festival will focus on ideas of unity and the commonalities we share through our exciting programme – Come Together. DLAF17 will invite artists who are connected through subject, vision and context along with artists whose practice crosses over into mainstream media, entertainment and culture presenting exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences to a new Dublin audience.

In Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 we will continue to bring artists whose work had never been shown in Ireland and expand our programme with artists from different cultures and backgrounds, giving our audience an opportunity to engage with these diverse voices and bodies. In 2017 we will continue to show new work and attract new audiences through our public exhibitions and varied programme.

Since its inception in 2012, DLAF has partnered with LIVESTOCK a Dublin based performance platform who "bring their own unique addition and cultural value by providing a valuable firsthand experience of live performance art.”

LIVESTOCK provides a platform for both emerging and more established performance artists to access audiences, facilitating them in developing their work and finding further opportunities for their practice. As the only remaining regular platform for live performance art in Dublin, Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 is delighted to continue strengthening our special relationship with LIVESTOCK , helping to bring fresh Irish live art to the fore. More click here

Dublin Live Art Festival invests in the future of live art by hosting seminar events and performance-based workshops allowing participants to engage in the art-form as practicioners, documenters and writers. We feel this is hugely important for the art-form and will continue to focus on documenting and creating a language around this vibrant art form by facilitating these vital workshops.

We can see our full DLAF17 programme below or in the FESTIVAL section on the DLAF website here

Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.

Dublin Live Art Festival 2017

Programme DLAF17

Please note that ticket requirements and venues vary.

Visit www.dublinliveartfestival.com for more information. 


Thursday 17 August:
19.00: Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 Launch : LIVESTOCK presents: Fresh Cuts

Friday 18 August:
12.00 – 18.00 Rhiannon Armstrong – Public Selfcare System (advance booking only)
18.30  Gareth Cutter  – LOAD
20.00  Johannah Zwaig  – SOUNDS THROUGH THE WALL

Saturday 19 August:
10.00    Robert Hesp workshop @Dancehouse
12.00 – 16.00 Public Selfcare System: open craft circle & discussion group about coping in public
16.00 – 18.00 Seminar  Intervention :Practical advice for working in Public
Interaction :Using performance to build connections with others
18.30 Johanna Zwaig – A SONG IN THIN AIR – Pop up performance
20.00 Martin O’Brien – It’s good to breathe in this (Dublin air)

Sunday 20 August:
13.00 Special surprise Guest@!!
15.00 Umama Hamido –  HIND
17.00 Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
19.00 Robert Hesp – HARD C*CK

Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.


The DLAF17 will take place in The Complex, 15 Little Green St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 T3HK

- which is just off Capel Street. For more information on the venue click here for The Complex website.


DanceIreland will host TOUCHING EACH OTHER: Creative workshop with Robert Hesp.

- which is just off Talbot Street. For more information on the venue click here for DanceIreland website.

Dublin Live Art Festival 2017
Dublin Live Art Festival 2017

Dublin Live Art Festival History

Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 by live performance artist and curator Níamh Murphy. The aim of DLAF is to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”.

Visitors to DLAF are surprised, stimulated, inspired, moved, stirred and shaken up by our dynamic programme. With a variety of diverse events happening throughout the festival in a range of gallery, historic and on-street sites,  there’s something for everyone.

Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.

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DLAF Mission 

DLAF recognises and celebrates the huge surge in interest and production of live performance art in Ireland and abroad today. We invest in the future and sustainability of Irish live performance art by uniting artists and curators to produce new work for new audiences. We believe that sharing skills, knowledge and experience through our seminar series serves to strengthen our live performance art community.

DLAF maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to forge links between the many different facets of live performance art. We invite overseas artists to make work in Ireland and build relationships with Irish artists and venues with a view to opening up possibilities for exchange and we strive to make live performance art more accessible to a wider audience with our public and on-street performances.

Wishing every success to the Dublin Live Arts Festival for the 2017 program Come Together, Erich.