Exhibitionist| ‘unFold,’ ‘STILL,’ and the Dublin Art Book Fair

unFold at MART

Paddy Joe Rickard | Varvara Shavrova | Stephanie Deady
Peter Prendergast (curator)

Preview Thursday 12th of November 6 to 8pm

13th-15th November | Open daily 1-6pm

UnFold is a project exhibition by three Dublin based artists, Paddy Joe Rickard, Varvara Shavrova and Stephanie Deady, whose works will be made manifest into the intimate Project Space at MART, Dublin. This exhibition will feature works by these diverse artists, who employ a range of media within their practice. UnFold is an exploration of narratives, reassemblage, meditation on space/object, fragmentation, and vanished histories.

Project space at MART Dublin is new platform of engagement for visual artists.


Dublin Art Book Fair 2015 at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin 2

VAIthumb418 to 22 November  2015 | Launch Wednesday 18 November 7 to 9pm with book signing my Miriam Elia and DJ Set by Soil Creep
Opening hours Thursday 12 to 9pm, Friday to Sunday 12 to 6pm

The Dublin Art Book Fair offers the latest art, photography and related books published internationally and in Ireland by small arthouse and self-publishers. It aims to offer a succinct snapshot of contemporary art publishing and book design worldwide. The Dublin Art Book Fair is in it’s fifth year and this year we have been delighted to join with ID2015, year of Irish design and VIEW Temple Bar Arts and Politics Weekend to present a series of events that put a particular emphasis on design and its effect.

This year the Dublin Art Book Fair will feature a newly commissioned artwork by Miranda Blennerhassett, a showcase of fresh new furniture design, a public lecture by Dr Linda King, political debates, a design panel discussion on The Future of the Book by leading figures in the areas of book design and craft, a book signing by Miriam Elia, a book workshop by Read That Image, a pop-up cafe by The Market Kitchen, a concert by the Contemporary Music Centre, a publisher talk by New Dublin Press and a spoken word afternoon by Meat Scandal.

For more information on these events and a full timetable please CLICK HERE.
Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: 086 260 5356
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dave West at The House Restaurant, Howth

dave west howth10 to 23 November | Opening: 9 November, 7pm
The House Restaurant, 4 Main Street Howth, Co. Dublin

The House Restaurant will exhibit work from artist Dave West. The show includes some harbour paintings in addition to a series of paintings from Catalonia – a rich source of inspiration for the artist during the past few years. The show also features a selection from West’s new series of still life paintings.

Cathy Boyle, T: 0868124846, E: [email protected]

 STILL | Mary Fitzgerald at Green on Red, Dublin

STILL_MaryFitz13 November to 12 December | Opening: 12 November, 6pm
Green On Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1

‘Still’ is an exhibition of new work by Mary FitzGerald. ‘Still’ addresses the new gallery and the architecture of Park Lane like no exhibition previously. Through a number of basic alterations to the gallery layout and further interventions the viewer is entered into an all-embracing and qualitatively new encounter with time and space.

For further information please visit: greenonredgallery.com/exhibition.php?intProjectID=141

Or contact Jerome O Drisceoil, T: +353 87 2454282, E: [email protected]

Patrick Molloy at Art Source 2015, Dublin

pavement-28-150-x-150-pi13 to 15 November | Opening hours: 10am to 6pm
Art Source, RDS (The Royal Dublin Society), RDS Main Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Art Source is an Art Fair held in the RDS. Patrick’s current series ‘Industrial Graffiti’ explores the optical effects of rendered textures, tones and colours of industrial intervention in the city and suburban landscape; in particular the intervention on roads and pavements of utilitarian mark-making He has chosen the square format canvas and oils and more recently wool rugs by which to abstract and explore the proportioned areas, textures and layers of perceived depth underlying such graphic interventions.

For more information please visit: www.artsource.ie/ | www.patrickmolloyart.com

James Kirwan at Eight Gallery, Dublin 2

A3-poster-smallRecreations of Mind Journeys
14 to 22 November 2015 | Opening Friday 13 November 6 to 9pm
Recreations of Mind Journeys is a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptural pieces by James Kirwan. The work tells stories of ancient civilisations and places Kiran has visited with the power of his mind, from far flung parts of the planet and beyond.

8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Isobel Egan at the Riverbank Arts Centre

isobel-egan-exhibitionInside Out
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.


 John Behan and Ger Sweeney at the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

Copy-of-inscape-1-18cm-sq-acrylic-on-wood-by-Ger-Sweeney-VAIIcons and Inscapes
6 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

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

Caul-Audiac-1-VAIFrom the Year of Global Indignation: Backwards About Coming Forward
Unpainted Pictures

November 12, 2015 to January 23, 2016 | Opening  Thursday November 12 6pm to 8pm
Gallery Hours Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

The Gallery at Burren College of Art presents From the Year of Global Indignation: Backwards About Coming Forward. Unpainted Pictures. In this series of paintings, 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.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: 353 65 7077200
The Gallery Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare