PERFORMANCE: Artist Jaki Irvine performs, Ack Ro’ with musicians Louise Phelan, Joe O’Farrell, Izumi Kimura, and Sarah Grimes. Ticketed event.

6.30pm & 7.45pm, Thursday 9 January, 2020.

Thursday, 9th January -

The NCAD Gallery presents a live perfromance of Ack Ro’, performed by artist Jaki Irvine, and musicians Louise Phelan (vocals), Joe O'Farrell (flute), Izumi Kimura (piano), and Sarah Grimes (percussion, drums).

Ack Ro’ Tickets for the 6.30pm & 7.45pm performances are available for purchase on Eventbrite, please CLICK.

Please find further project and artist information below.

Image credit: Artist Jaki Irvine, Ack Ro', 2019, video, no specific duration. On the occasion of, Ack Ro' : A Live Performance in the NCAD Gallery, Thursday 9 January, 2020.

Jaki Irvine
Ack Ro’ 

What if the only words available to you are to the lyrics from a song? What if everything you would want to articulate must conform to the words of this song?

Ack Ro’ is guided by the rose pink neon lights of Neil Diamond’s Cracklin’ RosieCracklin’ Rosie: a song, a source, a symptom, an anagram.  Ack Ro’ , borne of Cracklin’ Rosie.  Ack Ro’ : music, noise, pink neon, video. Ack Ro’ occupies cracked spaces of uncertainty.  Ack Ro’ draws on noise and music, lost futures and entropy.  Ack Ro’ opens out a space to grieve, to rage, to be ok, to not be ok.  Ack Ro’ has no objectivity.  Ack Ro’ is not scientific.  Ack Ro’ : a self undone, prone to contradiction, brokenness, self-erasure, absent minded, inhabiting a world of upheavals and contradictions.

Ack Ro : A live performance in the NCAD Gallery on Thursday, January 9, 2020, is performed by artist Jaki Irvine, and musicians Louise Phelan (vocals), Joe O'Farrell (flute), Izumi Kimura (piano), and Sarah Grimes (percussion, drums). Organised in conjunction with the NCAD Fine Art Artist Residency 2018-2019, with thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Project Award, and the Digital Hub.

NCAD Gallery, National College of Art & Design, 100 Thomas St., Dublin D08 K521, Ireland. Tickets Ack Ro' : A live performance are €5 each and available for purchase on Eventbrite CLICK.  

Ack Ro’ : A solo show in Kerlin Gallery opens on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The exhibition continues 24 January - 29 February, 2020.


Jaki Irvine lives and works between Dublin and Mexico and is a regular artist advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include: If the Ground Should Open..., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (2016–2017); City of Women, The LAB, Dublin, (2010); Seven Folds in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2009); In a World Like This, The Model, Sligo, (2006), travelling to Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007); The Silver Bridge, SMART, Amsterdam (2006); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2005 & 1999); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, (2005); Delfina Project Space, London (2001); Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany (1998) and Project Arts Centre, Dublin (1996). In 1997, Irvine represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale. Ack Ro’ : A solo exhibition opens in Kerlin Gallery on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and continues 24 January - 29 February, 2020.

Contact: Anne Kelly, NCAD Gallery/ InPublic Programme Curator, ph: 01 636 4390.
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