Exhibitions: ‘Gathering Dust,’ ‘Face -to- Face,’ and ‘Don’t Step on the Cracks’

We’ve got some great exhibitions from all around the country coming up! Here’s what’s to look forward to starting from late October and into November.

Camilla Hanney at Ormond Studios, Dublin 1

CamillaHanneyGathering Dust
23 to 25 October 2015 | Opening event Thursday the 22 of October at 6pm

Gathering Dust, a site-specific installation, explores themes of impermanence, cycles, traces and death. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings and our bodies, along with the material world that surrounds us, are in a slow process of returning back to the dust from which we came. The installation’s fragile qualities mirror our own ephemerality, a preciousness that is constantly overlooked. This exhibition marks the culmination of Camilla Hanney residency with Ormond Studios.
Further information:
E: [email protected]
Ormond Studios, 6 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

Face-To-Face | Andrzej Mazur at James Joyce House, Dublin

LOST22 to 30 October | Opening: 22 October, 6pm
James Joyce House, 15 Usher’s Island, Dublin 8

Face – to – Face is an exhibition of new work by Andrzej Mazur.  Mazur shows a group of drawings alongside with his newest oil paintings. The small intense canvases depict phantasmagorical landscapes populated by figures from an earlier time. Fiction and formalism go hand in hand in these works, dissolving the distinction between reality and illusion. Part figurative, part abstract, they continue Mazur’s on-going exploration of the language of painting.


Ann Maria Healy at Eight Gallery, Dublin 2

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23 October to 5 November 2015

Your Ass Protrudes Toward The Malaise is the culmination of a 2014 body of work by Irish artist Ann Maria Healy. The work is an entertaining, colourful, absurdo-surrealist video and sculptural installation with strong cinematic sensibilities.

At the heart of the installation is a carefully scripted video work. Healy drew a line in the glitter of her mind, which draws from the artist’s writings and works, a porthole into another realm. In this fantastic alternate reality, a trinity of muses use strange sculptural objects in a ceremony that takes place in a magic forest. The muses activate the sculptures through incantations of poetry and choreographed processions in selected geographic locations. The central poem to the work is a response to Franco Berardi’s The Uprising: On poetry and finance. The work contrasts the known natural environment with a projection into a future mythological.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: 01 675 0972

Adam Graham at deAppendix, Dublin

IAmNotDead_AmandaGraham_201521 October to 20 November | Opening: 20 October, 6.30pm
deAppendix, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock

Warriors One in Three a solo exhibition by Amanda Graham. It has been substantially documented that cancer will touch one in three of us. Warriors One in Three acknowledges the stoic bravery, dignity and resilience of people that have faced serious illness. Through this exhibition the victim becomes the warrior by addressing perceptions of conflicting cultural projections played out through society. Graham’s practice is a trajectory of self-reflection, personal narrative, and memoirs where the viewer completes the experience. Handmade process is essential to the practice. The traditional mediums of drawing, fine print are collage are key to generating the intricate visual representation that penetrates the memory of the observer creating unconscious and organic emotional reactions.

Contact: Ciara 012785866, E: [email protected] for further information


 Don’t Step On The Cracks | Group Show At Solas, Leitrim

Dont-Step-On-The-Cracks_VAI31 October to 20 November | Opening: 30 October, 7.30pm
Solas Gallery Ballinamore, Main St., Ballinamore, Co.Leitrim
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

Don’t Step On The Cracks presents the work of Christopher Abrams, Harald de Bary’s, Bernie Masterson, Niamh O’Connor, Hazel Ramsay, Catherine Ryan, Carol Wood and Jessica Zekus who are working across a range of media, including video, installation, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. The title is mindful of a game, rhyme and superstition that has been recorded in print and reenacted from as far back as the 19th century. Don’t Step On The Cracks might initially appear as a carefree and amusing activity but there are very dark undertones associated with it. The show is curated by Amanda Jane Graham.

T: 071 9644210, E: [email protected]


Triangular Brush at 126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway

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Darker Half: Last Feast, 28 October 2015, 5pm to 9pm
Darker Half: Guising, 31 October 2015, 5pm to 9pm

Taking inspiration from super heroes and the alter egos of rock stars, Triangular Brush will use the spirit of Halloween and Samhain to celebrate the past and predict the future. The 126 Artist Run Gallery residency in Galway is the final leg of the Triangular Brush Art Jazz Band tour and will mark the end of the year and the end of Triangular Brush in its current guise as an art jazz band. From the ruins of the exhibitions they have held throughout the year, Annelie Fawke, Jojo Hynes and Joanne Newman will discover new ways of working together.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Further information
E: [email protected]
126 Artist-Run Gallery, 4 Commerce House,Flood Street, Galway City

Jessica Lloyd Jones at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Jeesicas-image-vai17 October to 5 November | Opening: 16 October, 6pm
Leitrim Sculpture Centre, New Line, Co.Leitrim

‘At the Edge of Light and Darkness’ is an exhibition of work by Jessica Lloyd-Jones made during her recent residency at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Work explores themes of energy and matter developed in response to the Arigna mine and its geological connections with the landscape.
In addition to undertaking a number of research visits to the mine and engaging with former miners, Lloyd-Jones has drawn inspiration from working with materials that include coal, smoke, glass, iron and plant life. Some of these materials have been sourced from the Arigna region.

T: 071 985 5098, E: office@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

www.jessicalloyd-jones.com | http://www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

Rosemarie Langtry at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Offaly

21 October to 30 November 2015
Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

An exhibition of encaustic paintings based on the local boglands by Rosemarie Langtry. Langtry works in encaustic; a combination of beeswax, pigment and resin which is fused layer upon layer, an ancient technique used thousands of years ago in Egypt. For Langtry the attraction of the encaustic medium is it’s freedom, how it flows, it’s texture and translucency. This body of work, Fragments, is inspired by the landscape of County Offaly and explores atmosphere, beauty, history, myth and our connection as a people to our rural surrounds and it’s boglands.

Further information:
T: 057 91 22911
Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co Offaly

Nick Miller at Wexford Arts Centre

NickMiller19 October to 20 November | Opening: 23 October, 7pm
Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford

The Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are hosting ‘Selected Works: 2004-13 by Nick Miller’, an exhibition of work by Irish based painter Nick Miller. The exhibition in the County Buildings will present a selection of Miller’s larger scale landscape works from 2004 to 2013 from both the Truckscapes and Yard series, including a number of works not seen in Ireland before.


Juniper | Shona Shirley Macdonald at Carlow Co. Library

shonamacdonald23 to 30 October | Opening: 22 October, 5.30pm
Carlow County Library, Tullow Street, Carlow

Juniper is a solo exhibition of illustrations by Shona Shirley Macdonald. The exhibition coincides with the Children’s Book Festival which runs throughout October. The opening with feature a performance from musician Andrew Malcolm.

E: [email protected], T: 0879390957

www.carlowlibraries.ie/ | www.shonashirleymacdonald.com/

Aileen Hamilton at the Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne

aileen-hamilton21 October to 10 November | Opening: 20 October, 7pm
Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Meath County Council Arts Office presents Woven in the Wind an exhibition of work by Aileen Hamilton. Hamilton’s references are not culturally specific but her inspiration is personal. She is influenced by a broad range of visual and cultural references and is continually inspired by her travels. The artist is drawn to “cycles” and being still or solid while everything’s moving and changing around her. In recent work, she has compared the landscape and wind that moves through it to breathing and a pulse.

www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Arts/ToradhGallery/ | aileenhamilton.eu

Jonathan Dickson at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA19 October to 13 November | Opening: 18 October, 4pm
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

Qualia is a solo exhibition by Jonathan Dickson. In this body of work, Jonathan used two main guides in his approach. The ?rst was informed by the philosophical concept of qualia. Qualia are qualities or properties as perceived or experienced by a person. The second guide stems from his past as a musician.

For more information please visit: courthousearts.ie/whats-on/visual-art/

Featured image: Camilla Hanney via www.ormondstudios.wordpress.com/
other images via www.visualartists.ie