Alt-Delete is a series of workshops and talks designed to enable the curious and creative with the means to expose hidden networks in our digital world.

Taking the Exposing the Invisible Kit developed by Tactical Tech as a starting point, this series of exploratory workshops hopes to galvanize participants into probing the corporate, techno-political infrastructures around them and encourage reflection on our relationship with the same.

Using practical skills and techniques alongside various creative approaches that draw from areas including adversarial design, media archaeology and hacktivism, participants will be encouraged, and supported, to initiate and develop their own investigations.

Over the next few months, Alt-Delete will be running these workshops with the intention of hosting a public event in Spring 2020 which will show the outcomes of participants research and practice.

All disciplines and technical levels are welcome – from visual art to essays and from zero tech experience to too much experience.

Tuesday 7pm – 9pm
27th Aug & 3rd Sept
(further workshops dates will be confirmed with participants)  

To cover the cost of venue hire for the duration of the workshop series.

To bring along:
Participants will also need their own laptops, enthusiasm and commitment.

To Apply:
As places are limited we ask you to send a brief email with some details about your background, and why you are interested in participating to

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 7

Further information:

Who We Are:

Paul O’ Neill is a media artist and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. His practice and interests relate to tactical media, media archaeology and remix culture. This discourse is reflected in his academic background; he holds a BA in International Relations, an MSc in Multimedia and an MA in Art in the Digital World.

Paul is currently completeing a PhD which focuses on digital artistic practices that critically react to the current era of surveillance capitalism.

Robert Collins is an artist and creative technician based in Dublin and international locations. His work explores the inherent noise and saturation of information in contemporary society, through speculative objects and software. He holds an MSc in Interactive Media, where he explored the creation of spaces for adversarial discussion and common ground.

He has also facilitated artworks in a variety of media for new media and bio-artists, including Carsten Höller and Oron Catts, and produces artscience exhibitions across the world on behalf of Science Gallery International.

Lacemaking Workshop 9th Mar 2019

Lacemaking 1 Day Workshop

with Fiona Harrington

€80 Regular Fee
€64 – €72 for Friends of A4 Sounds

This day long workshop will introduce participants to Irish Needlepoint Lace techniques. Students will be shown how to prepare the ground for lacemaking and lay the foundation for the study of 9 needlepoint stitches. They will also learn how to finish a lace sample and remove it from the backing.


This workshop would suit anybody with an interest in Irish Lace. No experience is necessary but feeling comfortable holding a needle and thread is an advantage.

Places are limited to 4 participants only


Sat 9th Mar 2019
10am – 4pm(with 1 hour for lunch)


A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1


By the end of the day, participants will have developed a good understanding of needlepoint lace and acquired skills to plan and complete further Lace studies at home.

Fiona Harrington

Fiona Harrington is an award winning lace-maker and textile artist. Fiona graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Crawford, Cork and Textile Design from NCAD. She has also trained with Kenmare Lace and Design Centre learning traditional Irish lace techniques including Carrickmacross and Kenmare Needlepoint. She received a number of prestigious awards including the Thomas Dammann Bursary, the RDS Graduate Prize and the Eleanor De La Branchardiere Award for innovation in Lace Design.


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Please note: Due to the running costs of workshops, refunds for all our courses can only be given if sufficient notice is given and we can secure a replacement participant. We are a small organisation and course materials and equipment are expensive!  We are understanding and under exceptional circumstances we may be able to refund part or full cost of the course.

Exhibition Opening Thursday 13th Sept | Obedient City by Michelle Doyle

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Obedient City | Michelle Doyle
13th – 23rd Sept | A4 Sounds Gallery
A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018


Obedient City

Obedient City is a visitor centre of the minerals, obstructions and energy of public works. Signs tell you who owns what utility and why you shouldn’t poke. Electricity and information flows under the heaving concrete buildings and paths. Vibrations crack and fray each new object. Pebbledashed public monoliths shed their skins. Two snakes meet in an embrace. Neighbours tell on each other and lock up laneways.

New museums spring up to sell experiences and data, in a city losing its material culture. Visitor Centres guide one on the right path, through to the right exit. Tourists must work extra hard to ensure they have taken the right photos. Fast construction uncovers new heritage and rips it out. Tearing, breaking, moulding but constantly updating. Rebuilt pebble dashed walls of Newgrange only serve to further worship public works. The city is triumph and asks only for your obedience in return for living here.

Obedient City or “The Obedience of the Citizens Produces a Happy City” comes from the latin translation of the motto of Dublin City, “Obedientia civium urbis felicitas.” Broadly looking at the architecture and urban planning of North Dublin, where the materials come from, and their effect on its inhabitants, along with the rapid privatisation of public space and the marketing of the City. This exhibition takes the museumification of OPW sites and shows how the true essence of Dublin, one with with three castles ablaze, can be packaged.

Telekom | Obedient City | Michelle Doyle | A4 Sounds Gallery


Michelle Doyle

Michelle Doyle is an artist and musician living in Dublin. She is a graduate of Fine Art Media in NCAD and Art and Research Collaboration in IADT. Her practice is concerned with media, information and power. This has led her to work with pirate radio, zines and social media as platforms for art making. Coming from a DIY punk background, distribution plays a large role in her work from publications, tapes to badges.

Doyle collaborates frequently with other artists and musicians such as the Lads Society, the Digital Druids, Repeater and Isadora Epstein. This year she has exhibited with Repeater with Athrá Titim Gach Rud and the Digital Druids with Yoga For The Eyes. As well as being the current artist in residence of A4 Sounds, Michelle makes music with punk band Sissy and now solo as Rising Damp.

Departing from a mainly online practice of sound and video works, this exhibition is mainly sculpture based.

Obedient City | Michelle Doyle | A4 Sounds Gallery


Further information:

Instagram: @risingdamp_
Twitter: @risingdamp

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 13th Sept
7pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception

General Opening Hours
Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

Artist Talk
Wednesday 19th Sept
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Culture Night
Friday 21st Sept
6pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception

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The Headphone Clinic

22904813_1667968066555525_6408790659845032302_o(1).jpgThe Headphone Clinic: A casual Sunday afternoon experimental audio and collaborative soundscaping experience.

Beanbags to lounge on, and tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Something a little different in the sphere of hands-on participatory audio experimentation. Think ambient – soundscapes – experimental – handmade electronic music – collaborative performances – followed by live sets from invited guests.

Tickets available via our online shop!

Sunday 2pm – 8pm
12th Nov

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1

2pm – 7pm | Workshops & Hands-on Demonstrations
7pm – 8pm | Live Performances from Gavin Prior & Andy Wilson

For our inaugural edition, we’ll have guest performances from Gavin Prior, performing a semi-improvised set including live reworkings of material from his recent ambient album Always Summer Somewhere; and a modular synthesiser perfromance from A4 member Andy Wilson (plus guests).

From 2pm to 7pm-ish, we’ve hands-on demonstrations and open workshop around all things audio hardware and software related, including a full set of the diminutive new Minijam Studio gear to have a play with. You could also see what’s involved in and even have a go at building an effects pedal, a synth module, an ornament & chime, flash your teensy microcontroller for audio – or perhaps even fix your headphones! Don’t worry if you’re a complete novice to electronic projects. There will be a range of different projects and things to try out, all conducted in a fun and supportive environment, where there will be a few different people to help introduce you to audio hardware or troubleshoot your project as needed. (Get in touch if there’s a particular build or project you’d like to try out)

The open workshop will run gently and directly into the performance aspect of the evening, and you can test out and play with some of the new things that have come to life during the workshop session. We’ll be encouraging participants to collaborate together live, to co-create a once-off soundscape with the one-of-a-kind electronic projects that have been created or tweaked over the afternoon. This will be followed by live ambient / experimental electronic livesets from our invited guest performers, themselves no complete strangers to DIY electronics or unconventional apporaches to sound-making. We’re aiming to make this a mini-series of events to run in 2018, so do get in touch if any of this floats your boat.

Gavin Prior – Always Summer Somewhere: **also on display will be a selection from the series of the 32 x 32 cm prints created to accompany each of the tracks on the album.

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Life Drawing Course Starts 4th Sept

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Taught Life Drawing Course – 6 Weeks

with Eimhin Mc Namara
50 EUR

This 6 week course aims to rid your arms of cobwebs and flex up some serious observational muscle!

The first half of each class will involve a lot of short poses, working on speed and energy in your drawing, incorporating resistance exercises to improve observation and drawing ability, such as gesture, blind, bamboo-stick and wrong-handed drawing. In the second half of each class you will have free reign to apply what you have learned over 2-3 longer poses. We will be using a number of different media, such as charcoal, pastels and ink.


Monday 7-9pm
4th Sep –  9th Oct

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1

Eimhin Mc Namara
Eimhin is an animator & film maker based in Dublin! He is one third of Paper Panther Productions, lectures at IADT and is a life drawing Ninja! He also LOVES Dogs!

Materials provided include:
– charcoal
– white & coloured pastels
– A2 paper
– A2 boards

Please feel free to bring along your own additional materials.

For more information and to book your spot please visit our shop!

To join in the conversation and stay uptodate with the course you can also join our facebook group here