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Spectrum Event Series Culminates in Electrifying Finale at Rua Red, Tallaght

Rua Red is set to host the finale of the Spectrum event series on Saturday, May 11th, 2024. A captivating late-night series of events that redefine arts and cultural engagement after hours through live music performance and visuals, Spectrum pushes the boundaries of live art, music, and nightlife to a new level within the surroundings of Rua Red’s gallery space.

The third and final instalment of the Spectrum series will feature a music lineup curated by Bitten Twice, an experimental rave collective, and Burner Records. Attendees will be treated to exhilarating live performance and DJ sets from Máthair, Lainxoxo, Baliboc, Julia Louise KnifeFist, XXXX in Stereo, Local Boy, Muttonhead, and Fynch.

Newly commissioned work from visual artist Diarmuid Farrell will offer attendees an expansive visual experience utilising improvisation, code, and mixed reality technology to compliment the roster of artists on the night.

From 10pm to 3am, Rua Red Gallery will pulsate with an experimental programme as it showcases some of Ireland's most exceptional talents in electronic music and visual arts.

Spectrum aims to provide an inclusive platform for underrepresented artists, celebrating the potential of Ireland's night-time economy and diversifying the ways in which audiences can engage with gallery spaces.

This late-night series showcases the vibrant spectrum of electronic music and visual arts in Ireland as an all-new component of Rua Red Gallery’s existing visual arts programme.

Following the success of the inaugural event in November 2023 and the second instalment in March 2024, the highly anticipated final event of the three-part series is set to take place on May 11th promising an electrifying conclusion to the innovative series exploring the amalgamation of visual art and nightlife.

Maoliosa Boyle, Director of Rua Red, says: “Spectrum is going from strength to strength, it is wonderful to see the gallery transformed into an alternative space that arrests all the senses and to witness the absolute joy on individuals faces when they enter the galleries and experience the atmosphere. Synergistic energies in abundance from performance, visuals, dance, installation, and music.”

Natasha Duffy, Creative Director at SoFFt Productions, says: “Working on this series of events has been so incredibly satisfying and has opened me to a whole new world of visual artists and electronic musicians that I would not have crossed paths with otherwise. And that’s what has been so special about Spectrum - curators, designers, DJs, and artists all coming together to bring life late night to this amazing gallery in Tallaght. Our late-night culture needs to flourish and grow not just for our economy but to emphasise the importance of music, dance and community to our wellbeing. This message is lost in the mix sometimes. Coming together like this is life affirming.”

Gerry Horan, Director at NOISE Music, comments: “We’re really excited for the latest Spectrum event, particularly to see Muttonhead, Baliboc, and Julia Louis KnifeFist perform in Gallery 1. They have all made a huge contribution to NOISE Music, helping young people in the county learn how to make music, and to perform live and DJ sets at our ‘Night Belongs To Us’ events throughout South Dublin County. Yet again Rua Red and SoFFt Productions have done an incredible job curating the visuals and set design for Spectrum, it has been a really special series so far and long may it continue.”

Presented by Rua Red in collaboration with SoFFt Productions, NOISE Music, and leading artist collectives in Ireland, Spectrum promises to be an unmissable cultural experience. This groundbreaking initiative is proudly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland's Late Night Events Pilot Programme.

Tickets are available from €10, with post-event transport packages to Dublin city centre available for €14. For further information and bookings, click here.

Slán go fóill.


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