Irish Film Institute -IFI20 ILLUSTRATIONS


Throughout our 20 years in Temple Bar the IFI has reached out to the wider artistic community, not just to filmmakers, but forging links within theatre, dance and visual arts, and providing a location for cross disciplinary discussion. From our first artist commission Rachel Joynt’s film reel sculpture ‘Shutter’ in 1993, the IFI has served as both a subject and a facilitator of art; Colin Crotty, Sarah Pierce and Laurence Kavanagh are among the artists who have channelled our activities and collections into varied and thought-provoking art works over the years, giving us their own unique interpretations of different facets of the Irish Film Institute.

To bring this artistic engagement full circle and to celebrate  20 years as a vital part of Dublin’s cultural landscape, the IFI commissioned work by two local artists, Colm Mac Athlaoich and Killian Dunne from the Black Church Studio in Temple Bar. We asked them to give us their creative response to the IFI’s last 2 decades of activity and gave them unlimited access to the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive; the result was a series of perceptive, witty and beautifully executed illustrations that are now on permanent display in the IFI Café Bar.



Killian works on IFI Family Festival


Killian works on IFI Horrorthon 


Colm works on IFI Irish Film Archive Collections  Colm works on IFI French Film Festival



The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland