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Radio Joinery × Paper Visual Art

The Joinery, founded by Miranda Driscoll and Feargal Ward in 2007 and closed in 2014, was a not-for-profit, DIY space located in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. It was a valuable, multidisciplinary venue for both emerging and professional artists that existed at a time when people had very little money but were trying to make things happen anyway. The Joinery was an inspiration for PVA to start publishing, and I imagine it inspired many others too. Organised by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll in collaboration with the Joinery, Radio Joinery was an exciting live event that took place over three nights in 2012 and was also broadcast online. Like the many events that took place there, Radio Joinery brought people working in many different disciplines – music, theatre, film, writing, and art – and the local community together. There is no extensive archive for this project, but what remains are clips of video, lists of performances, snaps of activity, and rich shreds of memory.

Established in 2009 and based in Dublin and Berlin, Paper Visual Art Journal (PVA) publishes journals and books with a focus on art criticism and literature. PVA editors include Adrian Duncan, Nathan O'Donnell, and Niamh Dunphy.

Event: Radio Joinery: A panel talk presented by NCAD ACW & Pallas Projects. Monday 18th January, 1pm via Zoom. Register here

Break between Radio Joinery programmes, with Bryan O'Connell on drums
Shot/edited by Feargal Ward
Courtesy of Adrian Duncan

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Radio Joinery (original description):

Three nights of events are taking place at the Joinery next week under the banner of Sound +/- Vision. Each night focusses on a different theme (Theatre, Conversation/Collaboration and Storytelling) and will consist of talks, performance and music. All sorts of people are involved such as Isabel Nolan and Bea McMahaon [sic], Beautiful Unit, Neil Watkins, Donal Dineen, Adrian Duncan and many more. The whole thing is also accompanied by an exhibition by recent MA ACW student Laura Smith entitled “The Alternative Is …“. It takes place from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th and kicks off at 7 each evening. Full details and schedule is available here. There will also be a live radio station transmitting everything as it happens. The event is a collaboration between the Joinery and Marysia Magda Wieckiewicz (née Wieckiewicz-Carroll).


Thursday 22nd November: Theatre Night

7.00–7. 30: Relaxation and the Ripple Affect with Erich Keller
7.30–8.30: Live play – Neil Watkins The Year of Magical W^^^^^g
8.30–9.15: “From stage to street & street to stage... How high are the walls around our theatre institutions?” – Colin Murphy in discussion with Annabelle Comyn, David Horan and Gary Keegan, followed by Q&A
9.15–9.45: Beautiful Unit
10–11: Chequerboard
Friday 23rd November: Conversation/Collaboration

7–8: Isabel Nolan and Bea McMahon
8–9: thelisteninggroupdublin – bring along music (vinyl, CD or MP3/digital files) that you love of feel is interesting to share it on the night
9–10: A mini-banquet and food for thought with Funks of the Screw (Marion Kelly in dialogue with writers Philip Casey and Ronan Sheehan)
10–11: An hour with Donal Dineen
Saturday 24 November: Storytelling

7–7.30: November Reading from Traces of the Flood – a serialised, site-specific novel set in Stoneybatter by Denis Kehoe
7.30–8.30: An Engineer's Journal from House Bridge Forest – an hour of multi-media and live story-telling, and music by Adrian Duncan
8.30–8.45: Cops & Coffee, The Compton Café Riot by Regan Hutchins
8.45–10.00: Stefano Schiavo Campo, Black Letters and Ballads, Great Lakes Mystery
10–11: SHREM'S CAROUSEL OF ÜBER NERDINESS. La bibliothèque of sounds & visuals by Przem Shrem Zajac – an hour of sumptuous and upbeat tunes telling a story of their own. Put your dancing shoes on!


Accompanying exhibition: Laura Smith, The Alternative Is..., 2012
Drummer: Bryan O'Connell 
Special thanks to: Will Joyce, Ivan Deasy, Deborah Madden, Jonathan Sammon, Ben Dromey, Miranda Driscoll, Feargal Ward