Exhibitionist| Dublin’s Metropolis Festival

This weekend the Metropolis Festival, a new indoor music festival, will take place in over 8 arenas on the grounds of Dublin’s RDS. Metropolis will be hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music, performing alongside high-tech visual installations and art displays. There will also be panels and live speakers, and two film screenings in conjunction with Lighthouse Cinema.  Dublin’s creative production agency Algorithm will be providing elaborate and cutting-edge visuals for two stages, located in the Shelbourne and the Serpentine Hall.

“We are creating bespoke original content for the musicians and our team of VJs will be mixing the visuals live throughout the weekend. Expect to see some of the most technologically impressive equipment being used to being the audience to a new plateau in terms of syncing sound and vision.”
–Kevin A Freeney of Algorithm

You can check out Algorithm’s most recent display here; a larger-than-life kaleidoscope stage, which was hosted at Bestival on the Isle Of Wight.

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Metropolis Festival 
November 7th and 8th, 2015
On the grounds of the RDS  [The Royal Dublin Society]
at Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


Cave Paintings at Molloy and Dowling, Dublin 2

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17 to 20 November 2015
10am to 3pm
Opening Night Readings: 7pm 16 November
Closing Night Readings: 7pm 20 November

Cave Paintings is both a conclusion and a beginning to a process of creative cross-pollination between artists and writers. The project has seen ten pairs of contemporary writers and artists working in Dublin today meet up, exchange work and respond to a piece of the other’s art. There have been no limitations on form or content. The project has been as much about the forging of new inter-disciplinary relationships as the final pieces themselves. Artists include Participating artists: Aaron Smyth, Aimee Gallagher, Ann Ensor, Michelle Costello, Stephen Murphy, Ciara O’Brien, Siobhan O’Callaghan, Andrew Hopkins, Danyal Foxe and Clare Marie Ryan.

For more information:
and see our twitter account: @Cave_Writings
Molloy and Dowling, 18 Kildare St, Dublin 2

Christine Browne, Abigail Denniston and Sarah Edmondson at MART Gallery, Dublin 6

6 to 15 November 2015 | Opening Thursday 5 November  6 to 8pm
1-6pm daily, closed Mondays

You Are Here
is an exhibition by three emerging artists, Christine Browne, Abigail Denniston and Sarah Edmondson.

A provocative exploration into our current relationship with maps, both old and new, and the way technology allows us to navigate our way around the world based on our current location. We no longer plan a route from A to B, but from ourselves. As every distance is now measured from where we stand, we each become the centre of our individual worlds. A subjective and personal voyage into the art of map making, relishing in the lines, shapes, and scale of this picturesque language that we have depended on for centuries. A language that never claimed to be objective, but is often (mis)interpreted as such.
Further information:
E: [email protected]
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Patricia Fitzgerald at The Space, Dublin 14

Optimized-SAM_1769Meeting the Circle: Mandala Art Exhibition
Until 28 November 2015
Monday to Thursday 9.45am to 8pm
Frida and  Saturday  9.45am to 4.30pm

Patricia Fitzgerald is a Mandala artist based in Dublin. Mandala can be loosely translated to mean circle but the Mandala is far more than just a simple shape. It embodies wholeness, representing the structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows us our relatedness to the infinite, that which extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. It embodies a journey deep into the self and out again to the infinite.

Further information:
T: 087 632 9125
The Space at Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Pauline Duffy at Art Source 2015 RDS, Dublin 4

13 to 15 November 2015
Friday 11 to 9pm, Saturday 10 to 7pm and Sunday 10 to 6pm

Pauline Duffy fine art photographer is showing her limited edition fine art photographs at Stand 28 at the Art Source Fair in the Royal Dublin Society. Pauline Duffy’s Still Life work has a retro theme as she uses her mother’s china and personal items.
Art Source Fair, Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Lived Lives | A Pavee Perspective, exhibition at Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, Dublin

21gms-Photo-Robert-Ellis-lwresOpening: Fri 6 November, 6.30pm @ Pavee Point, Traveller & Roma Centre, 46 North Great Charles St, Dublin 1.  Additional Public Opening Times: Mon 9 – Wed 11 November, 2 to 4 pm.

Lived Lives: A Pavee Perspective, is an experiential art installation which creates new knowledge and understanding around suicide among Travellers. ‘Lived Lives’ is an art science collaboration developed by artist Dr. Seamus McGuinness and Prof Kevin Malone with 104 Irish families bereaved by Suicide. This iteration of the exhibition follows work in consultation with Traveller Leaders and Youth earlier this year. The exhibition has been realised in partnership with Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre with funding support from the Wellcome Trust.  Actor and screenwriter John Connors (Love / Hate) will formally open the exhibition. Helen Hutchinson, poet will also perform a reading during the opening.

RSVP: [email protected], T: (01) 878 0255

http://paveepoint.ie | http://www.livedlives.com

Caul Audiac at The Gallery| Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

From the Year of Global Indignation: Backwards About Coming Forward. Unpainted Pictures.
The Gallery| Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
November 12, 2015 – January 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday November 12th, 6pm-8pm

Gallery Hours – Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm

The Gallery at Burren College of Art is proud to present From the Year of Global Indignation: Backwards About Coming Forward. Unpainted Pictures. In this series of paintings by Irish art project, Caul Audiac redeploys signs and logos of mass media culture into new configurations.

“Most symbols have been drained of power by our consumerist, sensationalist culture, but these electrically charged symbols retain their potency.”  – Caul Audiac

Caul Audiac is the recipient of a Kilkenny Cream of Irish Award, and has held exhibitions of paintings and experimental films in numerous locations throughout Ireland, Germany, and the UK since 1981.

For further information please visit:  www.burrencollege.ie  and  www.facebook.com/burrencollegeofart

John Behan and Ger Sweeney at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

Copy-of-inscape-1-18cm-sq-acrylic-on-wood-by-Ger-Sweeney-VAI6 to 28 November 2015 | Opening Thursday 5 November 6pm

Icons and Inscapes is an exhibition of bronze sculptures by John Behan and paintings by Ger Sweeney. As the sculptor in this show, John Behan exhibits famine ships and boats with voyage as the theme. They symbolise the journey of life in the human collective sense as life is viewed as a journey from birth to death. The impulse is engendered by a dialogue within the artist, the internal inscape from where creativity flows. Painting for Ger Sweeney is a  dialogue and an enquiry; themes recur, evolve and become points of departure. A recurring narrative in Sweeney’s work is a sense of landscape, or rather a distilled memory or echo, to be explored through the process of painting and more recently an abstracted form or figure motif has become apparent.

Further information:
T: +353 71 91 43686
E: [email protected]
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo

Isobel Egan at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Co. Kildare

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7 November – 20 December | Opening: 7 November at 6pm
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main St, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Emerging visual artist bursary award, Kildare County Council Arts Service, 2014.

Riverbank Arts Centre presents Inside Out, a new exhibition of work by ceramic sculptor Isobel Egan. Isobel has developed this series of wall mounted ceramic sculptures evoking themes of space, stillness and containment. Her aim through the sculptures is to pique the curiosity of the viewer and invite them to explore initially hidden aspects of the pieces.

Inspired by space and architecture, she works with porcelain as the intrinsic characteristics of the material, its translucence and delicate paper-like quality enables the realisation of her concepts.
Isobel’s work has been described as strong, humble and extremely fragile. Her sculptural pieces join the simplicity of form to the complexity of an inner perspective or space.

Join us for the launch of Inside Out, which will be opened by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Ph.D. who has been Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts and History), National Museum of Ireland since January 2015.


Construct at Luan Gallery, Athlone

7 November to 13 December 2015 | Opening 6 November 6pm
Tuesday to Sartuday 11 to 5pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm

Construct is the 2015 joint annual touring exhibition drawn from the public art collections of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) of Northern Ireland. It features an eclectic mixture of print, painting, drawing and three-dimensional works by Irish and Northern Irish based artists. The exhibition, which includes 29 artworks drawn from the public art collections north and south of the border, was selected by eleven young curators from the Ulster University in Belfast, Co Antrim.

Construct featuring work by Elaine Byrne, Martin Healy, Lisa Dunne, Michelle Byrne, Hugh Watt, Lawson Burch, Trevor McElnea, Comhghall Casey, Patricia Byrne, Kathryn McGuire, Ian Joyce, Cilla Patton, Colm MacAthlaoich, Rosaleen Sanderson, The Palimpsest,/Rianú project, Andrew Clancy, Shane O’Connor, Alan Phelan, Ros Harvey, Barbara Freeman, Margaret Arthur, James Allen, Leanne McDonagh, Atsushi Kaga, Richard J Croft, Kelly Power, Colin M. Corkey and James Hanley RHA

Further information:
T: 0906442154
T: 046 942 6000
E: [email protected]
Grace Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath

In Darkness Let Me Dwell | Group Show at Solstice, Co.Meath

Paul-Nugent-Solanum-150x15029 October to 5 December
Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co.Meath

The title of this exhibition is taken from a through-composed lute song by early baroque composer John Dowland (c.1610). The musical form implies a deep melancholia, originally appearing in the 1606 song collection Funeral Teares by John Coprario. A flourishing sorrow is intricately formulated by musical dissonance and harmonic instability of which there is no concluding resolution. In Homer’s Odysseus flitting purposeless spirits inhabit the Asphodel meadows. ‘In Darkness let me Dwell’ similarly voyages through contemporary shadowlands, and encounters within, inferring a modern, isolated habituation.
Curated by Benedict Schlepper Connolly with Belinda Quirke


Featured image provided by Algorithm.ie.

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