Exhibitions from around the country this week, including E.gress, a film exploring dementia playing at the IMMA in Dublin.
Marie Brett and Kevin O’Shanahan at IMMA
A soulful and stirring film that maps a twilight world of loss and change, E.gress explores how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. E.gress was produced by Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The resulting artwork is a multi-layered portrait of living moments on life’s edge, inviting us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.
The E.gress national tour will be launched in IMMA at by opening speaker Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Director at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. The launch will be followed by a special discussion event with guest speaker Cliodhna Shaffrey curator, Marie Brett artist and Jon Hinchliffe from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. This event is free and all are welcome.
E.gress is being shown alongside Daphne Wright’s Plura in the Project Spaces of IMMA
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IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Younousse Tamekloe at Inspire Galerie, Dublin 1
‘In Love We Trust’ is a solo exhibition of new works by Younousse Tamekloe. Inspired by the natural beauty of the land, Tamekloe’s art is a mediation on the many concerns of the world we live in today. Using structure, form and natural techniques to capture a visual picture of his subjects, Tamekloe searchs for understanding and harmony taking the viewer on a creative journey where they can engage in the stories he tells. In Love We Trust explores the quest for peace and harmony with love as the driving force.
Ceramics Group Show at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin 1
The Olivier Cornet Gallery presents ‘In Their Element,’ a group show of ceramics by gallery artist Annika Berglund and invited artists Sinead Glynn, Lesley Kelly and Freda Rupp. Berglund has selected three ceramicists to join her in this exhibition, each chosen for their particular connection with one of the four classical elements. Dr Eoin Grogan, landscape archaeologist is the guest speaker.
3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
David Quinn at the Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2
Taylor Galleries presents ‘Seam,’ an exhibition of recent paintings by Dublin-based David Quinn. Developed over the past two years, this new body of work was completed during the summer months in Callan, Co Kilkenny while Quinn was the recipient of the Tony O’Malley Studio Residency Award 2015. The residency provided him with the opportunity to experiment with working on a larger scale, and also saw him introduce a variety of new materials to his subtle painted assemblages.
Mayo God Help Us! Group Exhibition at the Claremorris Gallery, Mayo
‘Mayo God Help Us!’ is one of the most enigmatic of Irish catchphrases, the origins of which remain shrouded in uncertainty and argument. Some of the country’s leading visual artists have attempted to unravel the age-old phrase via this exhibition. Almost two hundred artists, who live or have lived in County Mayo responded to a challenge to engage with the phrase “Mayo God Help Us” by producing work which would explore and capture the underlying essence of the expression, as they interpreted it.
This challenge and brief was set by Rosemarie Noone, Director of Claremorris Gallery, in collaboration with Gaynor Seville of Mayo County Council’s Arts Office. It drew an immediate response from the artistic community and Catherine Marshall, former head of Collections at IMMA and Patrick Murphy, director of the RHA have selected this strong exhibition
Mayo Artists Network Event: Panel Discussion, Saturday 28 November, 3 – 5pm
Patrick T. Murphy, Director of the RHA and Catherine Marshall, former head of Collections at IMMA will discuss Mayo God Help Us! giving insights into the exhibition selection process and County Mayo as a place of inspiration for artists.
Seamus O’ Byrne at Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Until 7 November 2015
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm
‘New Works’ features a series of oil paintings by Seamus O’ Byrne based on various places from Sligo’s Hidden Glen at the foot of Knocknarea to it’s coast to an old garden loft in Dublin which holds many memories for the artist. Lush tree tops and cascading ivy give way to high walls and musty sunlight in this vibrant collection.
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Yeats Memorial Building, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Duality Of Function| Group Show at Galway Arts Centre
9 to 31 October | Opening: 8 October, 7pm
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
Galway Arts Centre presents ‘Duality of Function’ curated by Kate Howard & Rob D’Eath. The show features the work of; Piet Stockmans (BEL), Alicja Patanowska (POL/GBR) and Isobel Egan (IRL).
These artists explore aspects of one of the most iconic production materials in world history, porcelain clay or ‘white gold’. Their practices are a continuation of the investigation into ways in which clay can help to inform our preconceptions and challenge our prejudices.
Exploring Inwards| Olivia Bartlett at Signal Arts Centre, Bray
27 October to 8 November | Opening: 30 October, 7pm
Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
‘Exploring Inwards’ is an exhibition by Olivia Bartlett. Bartlett began her career as a senior ballet mistress with the Arts Educational Trust in London, where she prepared young professionals for their stage roles. She than moved to Ireland where she has become a long-standing psychotherapist over the years. Both these aspects of her life provide her with rich material and inspiration for her paintings. Bartlett is fascinated by the way; the human body conveys experience and emotion, as well as how choice of colour, brushstrokes and tonal values combine beautifully to set a particular mood.
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