The Exhibitionist| Dublin Gallery Weekend 2015

Dublin Gallery Weekend is a new visual arts festival taking place from the 11th to 13th of Septemer, 2015.  Over 30 Dublin galleries will be hosting a series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings, and workshops.  It’s the perfect time to experience Dublin’s rich visual arts scene, from major museums to independent galleries, and almost everything will be free of charge.

Locations and more information can be found on the Dublin Gallery Map, or at www.dublingallerymap.ie.


Friday 11th

Walking Tours:

MONTO Tour
11.00am – 1.00pm
What are you looking at?
Meeting at Connolly Station, continuing to ArtBox, Oonagh Young Gallery, The Lab, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Talbot Gallery and Studios. Free Tour, no booking necessary.

Parnell Square Tour
3.00pm – 4.00pm
Meeting at Olivier Cornet Gallery, continuing to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Hilsboro Fine Art.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

Daytime Events:

Royal Hibernian Academy
11.00am – 5.00pm
Artist Amanda Coogan and a collaborator will be performing two pieces from the exhibition I’ll sing you a song from around the town throughout the weekend. Admission Free.

The Library Project
11.00am – 1.00pm
Series of talks and workshops for photographers

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Talk I – ON/OFF
A presentation on how to successfully promote yourself and your work with confidence online and offline. €10 per person. Full details at photoireland.org

1.00pm – 1.30pm
Talk II – Speed Up
From naming and archiving your files digitally and physically, to developing time saving strategies in your everyday routines, learn how to positively influence your delivery times. €8 per person.

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Talk III – Order
Learn how to sharpen your practice, seek and develop opportunities based on your skills, knowledge, and aspirations. €10 per person Full details at photoireland.org

Dublin City Gallery
The Hugh Lane
1.15 pm
Artist’s Talk: James Hanley RHA on Stephen McKenna’s exhibition, Perspectives of Europe

Free Admission, all welcome.
No booking required though early arrival is recommended as places are limited.

NCAD Gallery
1.15pm
(Broken Mirrors) exhibition talk on the work of artists Jonathan Mayhew and Lee Welch. NCAD Gallery open 1pm-5pm.

ArtBox/OonaghYoung/The LAB Gallery
Monto Afternoon tea & openings of three exhibitions

1.30pm
ArtBox, The Anti-Room: Naomi Sex, Janine Davidson, Nicky Teegan
Oonagh Young gallery: Amy Stephens
The LAB Gallery: Emma Donaldson (Ground floor gallery); David Lunney (First Floor gallery)

Evening Events:

Pallas Projects
5.00pm – 8.00pm
Launch reception of the exhibition Diagrams (exhibition open from Thursday 10th September) For further information see listings section. Free Event, all welcome.

Green on Red Gallery
8.00pm
Performance by Nigel Rolfe
Free Event, all welcome

IMMA
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Christine Macel, Chief Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou (Paris), Talk
Admission Free. Booking required. Check IMMA website for details

6.30pm – 9.30pm
What We Call Love exhibition opening
Free Admission, all welcome

Graphic Studio Gallery
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Near & Far an exhibition of new works by Deirdre McCrory & Catherine Thompson
Opening reception

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Rhona Byrne, Huddle tests exhibition opening reception.
Free Event, all welcome

The Library Project
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Extended opening reception of the group exhibition U-turn, curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.
Free event, all welcome

Royal Hibernian Academy
8.00pm – 11.00pm
RHA Lost Friday – Dublin Gallery Weekend Afterparty. Bands, DJs, Tours, Art
€15 (includes complimentary beer)

Saturday 12th

Walking Tours:

MONTO Tour
11.00am – 1.00pm
What are you looking at?
Meeting at Connolly Station, continuing to ArtBox, Oonagh Young Gallery, The Lab, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Talbot Gallery and Studios. Free Tour, no booking necessary.

The Coombe Tour
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Meeting at Kevin Kavanagh, continuing to Cross Gallery, Nag Gallery and Pallas Projects.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

St. Stephen’s Green Area Tour
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Meeting at Taylor Galleries, continuing to So Fine Art Editions, Kerlin Gallery and Solomon Fine Arts.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

Temple Bar Tour
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Meeting at Projects Arts Centre, continuing to Gallery of Photography, The Library Project, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Graphic Studio Gallery.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

Daytime Events:

Project Arts Centre
11.00am
Brunch
Feed your body and your imagination. Join artist Sarah Pierce and Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director at Project Arts Centre for a wonderful guided tour of our exhibition followed by a light brunch and chats about art. Admission Free (Donations accepted)
Limited places, booking essential
Book via www.projectartscentre.ie/artbrunch

11.00am – 3.00pm
Children’s Drawing Competition
Let your little ones’ imaginations run wild, to dream up what their very own exhibition would look like as part of our drawing competition. Plus we’ve got some spectacular prizes for the winners. Admission Free

The Lab
11.30am – 1.30pm
Family Club at the LAB
A range of fun-filled activities for all ages, such as introductions to the exhibitions by local children, art making activities and much more!
Free Event, all welcome! To book a spot please go to: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gallery-weekend-family-clubtickets-17336391614

Kevin Kavanagh
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Artist talk with Oliver Comerford
Free Event, all welcome

The Library Project
12.00pm – 3.00pm
Workshop – Advancing your Career. Book your one-on-one consultation to address your concerns and preoccupations, any mental block or issues within your practice, or how to take the next step in your career. €20 for 30 minutes session.
Full details at photoireland.org

Graphic Studio Gallery
12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
Build Your Own Book!
Learn how to make a simple book with Graphic Studio Member & Tutor Eilis Murphy. To see her fantastic bookmaking skills visit http://foldedleaf.ie. All ages welcome (U16’s please be accompanied by an adult).
Free Event, booking required.
Email [email protected] to book your space.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Story telling event with art historian/storyteller Jean Ryan.
The event will be followed by a visit to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane where the attendees will be presented with the painting the story is based on.
Free Event, all welcome

Pallas Projects
1.45pm
Curator & artist talk, curator Niamh McDonnell will lead a discussion on the Diagrams exhibition. Free event, all welcome.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
2.00pm
Children’s Workshop: based on Harry Clarke’s stained glass. All ages; all materials supplied. Free Admission, all welcome. No booking required though early arrival is recommended as places are limited.

NAG Gallery
2.00pm
Talk on current exhibition MU The Potter and Contemporary Art by curator Mark St.John Ellis.
Free Event, max capacity 12 people.

So Fine Art Editions
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Gallery fine art print event. Fine art print demonstration by award-winning graduate Aoife Scott.
Free Event, Booking required
Email [email protected] to book your space.

Evening Events:

Oliver Cornet Gallery
11.00am – 8.00pm
Preview of solo exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn.
Free Event, all welcome

Basic Space
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Apricot Group Exhibition Opening Reception.
Free Event, all welcome

Ellis King Gallery
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Opening Reception of System Of A Down, Group Exhibition curated by Michele D’Aurizio.
Free Event, all welcome

 Sunday 13th

Walking Tours:

Trinity Area Tour
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Meeting at Science Gallery Dublin, continuing to Douglas Hyde and RHA.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

Temple Bar Tour
3.00pm– 5.00pm
Meeting at Projects Arts Centre, continuing to Gallery of Photography, The Library Project, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Graphic Studio Gallery.
Free Tour, no booking necessary.

 Daytime Events:

The Library Project
11.00am – 3.00pm
Workshop – Kids Make Photobooks. From 5 years onwards, this playful workshop will teach your kids how to make a quick and fun photobook, with their own images. All you need is a digital camera and your creativity! €10 per kid, must be accompanied by an adult.
Full details at photoireland.org

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
12.00pm
[email protected]Noon Concert: American jazz guitarist Dave Allen

2.00pm
Public Tour of the Collection and Exhibitions

2.00pm
Family Sunday Sketching: Explore paintings, sculptures and architectural features of the gallery through discussion and drawing.

Free admission for all events.
No booking required though early arrival is recommended.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3.00pm
Exhibition opening: Eoin Mac Lochlainn. The show will be officially opened at 3pm by Dr Margarita Cappock of the Hugh Lane
Free event, all welcome

IMMA
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Lecture – The Neurobiology of Love by Semir Zeki
Admission Free. Booking required. Check IMMA website for details

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Family Workshop: Love to have some creative family time together? Join in this hands-on free workshop. Drop-in to Reception at 2pm
Free event, all welcome.

3.30pm – 5.30pm
Tea Dance
Free event, all welcome.

Guided Tours
Exhibition Highlights: 30-Minute Tours Drop in:
Saturdays 12.00pm and 2.30pm, and Sundays 2.30pm

Sunday Gallery Opening Times:

Oliver Cornet Gallery                12.00pm – 8.00pm
Basic Space                                  12.00pm – 6.00pm
Pallas Projects                             12.00pm – 6.00pm
Kevin Kavanagh                          12.00pm – 6.00pm
Gallery of Photography                1.00pm – 8.00pm
Douglas Hyde                               11.00am – 3.00pm
Taylor Galleries                            11.00am – 3.00pm
Green on Red                                12.00pm – 6.00pm
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios    12.00pm – 6.00pm
Graphic Studio Gallery                12.00pm – 5.00pm
Solomon Fine Arts                       11.00am – 3.00pm

Featured image via: www.templebargallery.com

1 Comment
  1. Alvy Carragher says

    This looks PROPER amazing!

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