New Exhibitions: ‘Folding Landscapes,’ ‘Not Too Precious,’ and ‘HORIZONS’

Here are the new and upcoming exhibitions showing around the country this week.

HORIZONS | CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

An exhibition by Centre for Contemporary Printmaking Artists, USA
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
6 – 26 February 2016
Opening reception: Friday 5 February 6pm

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is excited to announce the international traveling exhibition HORIZONS by artists from the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut USA. The exhibition is produced in conjunction with Cork Printmakers and Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, Denmark.

HORIZONS will premiere CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork, and it will then travel to Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, in Odense, Denmark in May 2016. This exhibition is comprised of thirty-five works by sixteen artist members of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and explores representations of horizons both physical and perceptual.

An online gallery of the works traveling as part of HORIZONS can be found at

Not Too Precious | National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Not Too PreciousJewellery by 25 international makers
22 January to 30 March 2016
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny


Attai Chen, Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary, Eunmi Chun, Warwick Freeman, Emmeline Hastings, Christel van der Laan, Felieke van der Leest, Sari Liimatta, Märta Mattsson, Jasmin Matzakow, Kazumi Nagano, Shinji Nakaba, Lina Peterson, Zoe Robertson, Michihiro Sato, Mariko Sumioka, Emiko Suo, Tore Svensson, Janna Syvänoja, Mirei Takeuchi, Timothy Information Limited, Terhi Tolvanen, Catherine Truman, Flóra Vági, Heather Woof.

As a special focus for the National Craft Gallery, Ireland, the curators have also selected three of the most exciting graduating Irish jewellers: Emma Cahill, Jaki Coffey and Genevieve Howard, to show alongside the core exhibition.

Folding Landscapes | The Burren Collage of Art, Clare

miriam o connorGroup Show
5 to 27 February
| Opening: 5 February 5, 6pm
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

‘Folding Landscapes’ is a joint exhibition between the Burren College of Art and Gallery 126 featuring work by recipients of the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award in September of 2015. The show will travel to Gallery 126, Galway in March. Featured artists: Hazel Egan, Patricia Farrelly, Miriam O’Connor and Rory Prout

Contact: Lisa Newman  E: [email protected], T: +353 (0) 65 7077200

Things Made For Drawing | Eight Gallery, Dublin

david-lunney-eight-gallery-dublinDavid Lunney
30 January to 7 February
| Opening: 29 January, 6pm
Eight Gallery, No. 8, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Eight Gallery presents ‘Things made for drawing’, a solo exhibition by David Lunney. Lunney’s artistic practice involves the undertaking of protracted art processes. Typically, these processes start with the construction of site-specific sculptural works in the Dublin Mountains. These sculptures are generally created less for their inherent value but rather to provide photographic source material for documentary artworks. ‘Things made for drawing’ feature sculptures and the resulting documentary drawings.

T: +353 1 6750972, E: [email protected] | [email protected] |

Metamorphosis | Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

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1 to 6 February
Pop-up Gallery, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a practice-led research project engaging artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences. The project will present a multimedia exhibition in Smithfield Square housed in a pop-up gallery composed of shipping containers, and an interdisciplinary symposium on “Collaboration in Research and Arts Practice”.

Participating artists include Ernst Reijseger, Louise Brady, Fiona Gannon, Shane Byrne, Jiajing Yang and Tommy Flavin.

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Michelle Hall and Deirdre Lyons | Steambox Gallery, Dublin

mhalldlyons250The Lament of the Jade Phoenix – Michelle Hall
Reverse Paintings – Deirdre Lyons
Opening: 29 January at 7pm | Runs: 30 January – 7 February
Steambox Gallery, School St, Dublin 8
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm

Hall and Lyons present new bodies of works to mark the end of their time on the practice/theory pathway of the MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD.

Hall’s installation comprises video, photography and objects which weave together aspects of personal history and her ongoing interest and research into psychological processes. She uses various objects and textures as catalysts for narratives that fall somewhere between truth and myth.

Lyons refers to her paintings as ‘Reverse Paintings’ – that is, everything is backwards from traditional painting. In traditional painting the areas that would ordinarily be painted last, are painted first; the background, instead of being painted first, is last. The motif used in these works is that of the ‘heart’.

Contact: [email protected]

Winged | Mark Lawlor at Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow

resized-for-culturefoxMark Lawlor
1 to 14 February
| Opening reception: 7 February, 3pm
Signal Arts Centre, I Albert Ave, Bray, Co.Wicklow

‘Winged’ is a solo exhibition of prints by Bray artist Mark Lawlor at the Sinal Arts Centre. ‘Winged’ deals with aspects of the tale of  Daedalus of Athens from greek mythology, who was a smith, taught in his art by Athene. Lawlor’s practice incorporates painting and drawing also.

For further information please visit:
T: 353 01 276 20 39, E:[email protected]

Duality of Form | Solstice Arts Centre, Co.Meath

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21 January to 11 March

Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co.Meath

‘Duality of Form’ is a philosophical inquiry into the nature of objects and how their meaning comes into being. The artists explore the subtle relationships between the material and the immaterial through sculpture, photography, drawing and text. The exhibition features the work of Eleanor Duffin, Caoimhe Kilfeather and Barbara Knezevic. Curated by Mary Cremin

18 February, 7.30pm
Quiet Music Ensemble. QME is a Cork-based experimental music group. The word ‘quiet’ in its name is intended to conjure both the sense of hushed and of peaceful; its music is a restrained meditation on sound itself. QME will perform live improvisations in response to work featured in Duality of Form as well as the Irish premiere of Instruments of Ice by Karen Power. Admission Free (Pre-booking essential).

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The Butterfly Effect | Birr Theatre, Co.Offaly

at work1Emma Campell
1 February
to 15 March
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co. Offaly

‘Butterfly Effect’  features some of Kildare artist Emma Campbell’s most recent paintings. Inspired by the colour of nature and beauty of a simple idea, her work is transformed by the use of intense pigment,movement and depth which she captures in an abstract twist. |

Follow the Yellow Brick Road | Custom House Studios, Mayo

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29 January to 21 February
| Opening: 28 January, 7.30pm
Custom House Studios Gallery,The Quay, Westport. Co Mayo

‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ is a solo show by Bryan Gerard Duffy. Duffy’s work investigates notions of psychological and physical displacement. Duffy is a mixed media artist as well as a collector translating the relationships with the dispensable, where paraphernalia and found objects become the metaphor.
Stemming from the 1939 award-winning film musical The Wizard of Oz, this exhibition, with its ambiguous title sets out on a comparable journey that examines society’s virtual and fantastical relationships with social media streams.

E: [email protected], T: 098 28735

Featured Image: A hundred and fifty square miles of paradoxes, 2015  by Miriam O’Connor