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Beginning in April and culminating in September of 2021 with a group performance in the scenic grounds of IMMA, Breaking Cover will act as a think- tank, inhabiting the Museum as a physical and virtual space for diverse communities to collaborate. The cross fertilisation of ideas, the exploration of processes and the articulation of a group vision will be supported by interacting with a set of selected guest speakers and an established performance artist. 

The programme will consist of two monthly group meetings which will initially take place on Zoom and will hopefully move outdoors into the Front Lawn Pavilion in the Summer months. Invited speakers and artists will participate in every second alternate session.  


To book your place contact Paola Catizone via [email protected] 

Due to government restrictions on in-person gatherings, a maximum of 12 participants can attend the in-person meetings. Our zoom sessions can accommodate everyone interested.

As a commitment to a six month programme may be difficult for some, we will run each session on a stand alone, drop in basis, with the understanding that a core of consistent attendees will participate in the performance event.  The performing group will commit to attending as many workshops as possible.

This course is free of charge, a keen interest in the role of art as a tool for change in the ecological crisis is the only essential requirements for admission.

Programme Outline

Saturday 17 April, 11am – 1pm
Online via Zoom.
Paradigms: The Ladder and the Web, The Great Chain of being versus The Symbiocene. Introduction to the work of Gregory Bateson and Glenn Albretch.

Saturday 24 April, 11am – 1pm
Online via Zoom
The role of art in the eco social movement. Group discussion: Q&A with Dr Cathy Fitzgerald.

Saturday 8 May, 11am – 1pm
Online via Zoom
Workshop with Active Hope.
Guest Speaker: Oana Sanziana Marian.

Saturday 29 May, 11am – 1pm
Front Lawn Pavilion – Booked Out
With Paola Catizone and DJ Nigel Wood. Performance Art as political action. Group discussion: Sustainable Development Goals and personal goals.

Saturday 12 June, 11am – 1pm
Front Lawn Pavilion – Booked Out
With performance Artist Celina Muldoon. Performance-crafting.

Saturday 26 June, 11am – 1pm
Online via Zoom
Guest speaker: Mary Reynolds, We Are The Ark
The Epicurean Garden: Rewilding and Food Sovereignty.
Register your place here.

Saturday 10 July, 11am – 1pm
Online via Zoom
Introduction to  Intersectionality, gender and ecology.
Workshop with V’cenza Cirefice, Dublin Eco Feminists.
Register your place here

Saturday 24 July, 11am – 1pm
Front Lawn Pavilion – Booked Out
Mentoring session with Performance Artist Celina Muldoon.Performance-crafting.

Saturday 7 August, 11am – 1pm
Front Lawn Pavilion – Booked Out
Performance Art mentoring session with Paola Catizone. Performance-crafting.

Saturday 21 August, 11am – 1pm
Front Lawn Pavilion – Booked Out
Mentoring session with Performance Artist Celina Muldoon. Performance practice.

Saturday 4 September, 11am – 1pm
Live group performance in the grounds of IMMA. To find out more click here.