Culture Night 2019 at Chartered Accountants House

Sep 09, 2019

On 20 September, Chartered Accountants House will open its doors for Culture Night 2019.This will be the third year running this event and we are looking forward to welcoming members, their families, staff and all visitors to our building and to share in our programme for the evening.Here's what we have on offer so make us part of your Culture Trail!

Art tour with curator Derville Murphy - 8:00pm - free but registration required

Those familiar with the building will know that on all of five levels there is a diverse collection of artworks throughout. The collection includes works by, among others, Basil Blackshaw RHA, Sean McSweeney RHA, Dorothy Cross, Brian Ballard and Catherine Rock. Originally curated by Derville Murphy, we are delighted to have Derville here to walk visitors around the building for a guided tour and background to the works and artists featured. You can register for the free tour here.

Visual art: foyer, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Ashling Smith - digital media artist

Incorporating still and moving imagery and sound, Ashling's work explores the relationship between time and memory, place and identity. Ashling has recently completed her first solo exhibition "Crossing the Lens" in Draíocht, Blanchardstown. Ashling will present a selection of her work for us on Culture Night.

Madeleine Hellier - stained glass artist

Madeleine is an experienced artist and sculptor working mainly through the medium of glass. Madeleine frequently collaborates with artist Claire Halpin and their work is in the current "Sculpture in Context" exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. 

Bayside Rocks - rock painting exhibition and workshop

Starting out as simple folly to make neighbours smile, the Bayside Rocks project has gone from strength to strength over a couple of years. Wandering around Dublin 13, you might come across a brightly painted rock or you can leave your own for someone to find. On Culture Night, you will see a sample of the work, watch rocks being painted and even have the opportunity to create your own rock art.

Music: cafe from 5:00pm

Vincent Judge - 5:00pm

Vincent is a solo musician whose set will comprise mainstream folk/rock to get us started for the night!

Diarmuid Kennedy - 6:00pm


Diarmuid is a new piano composer from Dublin. Having been compared to Erik Satie, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Philip Glass, his inspiring music is receiving international airplay on radio stations in Seattle, UK and the Netherlands. RTÉ Lyric FM's Marty Whelan described his debut single "The Velvet Strand" as "beautiful". Since April, Diarmuid has performed in a number of festivals in Dublin and is delighted to play music from his debut EP "Experiential Piano" in Chartered Accountants House for Culture Night. Join his 100,000+ viewers on YouTube here.

Sandymount Gospel Choir - 7:00pm

Established in 2009, Sandymount Gospel Choir perform at events, churches and festivals in as wide a range of locations as Bunratty Castle, Darkness into Light walks amongst others. We loved them so much last year at Culture Night we had to invite them back again under the great direction of Cathy McEvoy. 

Anna Jordan - 8:00pm

Anna Jordan is a composer and singer who writes music and performs solo and as part of a two-piece band: SELK. She has composed for short films and has recently released her debut EP: Dust.