Exhibitions: Mid-September 2015

Opening around the country this week:


The View in Here: New Drawings
Jessica Dessner
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
18 – 26 September 2015

Jessica Dessner’s new series of drawings are explorations of landscapes and windows as frames for inadvertent still lifes. She works from original photographs taken with an old Olympus analogue camera that allows light bleeds amongst other mechanical uncertainties. Dessner’s hyper realistic drawings are poetic observations on how objects are assembled on the thresholds of domestic life, reimagining the deeper narratives behind such thresholds.

An tEaragal
Opening: 17 September 7pM
18 September to 18 November 2015
Dillon Gallery, Culturlann, 216 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH

Monday – Friday 10:00-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00 – 4:30
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00pm

An tEaragal is a multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating Earagal mountain, featuring landscape painting, time-lapse photography, poetry by Cathal Ó Searcaigh and more. Participating artists are Jan Vorster, Ian Gordon, Liz Doyle, Kevin Magee, Archived images – Micheál Ó Domhnaill, Patrick Carey, Aidan Monaghan, Rachel Giese, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Ian Joyce, Aoife McGarrigle, Hratch Vardaincin, Quentin Gray, Caroline Hedgecock, Sarah Lewtas, Teresa Kennedy and Dr. Brian Lacey.

Apparently Inhabited
Thomas Tully
Opening: Friday 18 September, 7 – 9pm
18 – 27 September
Eight Gallery, 1st Floor, No.8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

‘Apparently Inhabited’ is a solo exhibition by Thomas Tully. The work explores the unsteady relationship between urban and rural isolation. The video pieces examine isolation in Ireland amongst men of all ages. Typically, isolation is not a widely discussed topic; the work takes inspiration from Alain de Botton’s The News: A User’s Manual.

Group Show at Dept. of Arts
18 September – 16 October

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
Killarney, Co. Kerry

Inaugural exhibition of work by contemporary artists working in County Kerry. Patsy Farr, Lisa Fingleton, Sanrdra Hickey, Barbara Hopkins Reen, Syra Larkin, Julie Lovett, Roisín McGuigan, Dervla O’Flaherty and Mieke Vanmechelen.

Group Show at the Burren College of Art
September 11 – 26
The Gallery, The Burren Collage of Art , Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Gallery 126, Flood Street, Galway

‘Situated’ is an Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award Exhibition featuring: Noelle Gallagher, Joanna Hopkins, Yvette Monahan and Amanda Rice.

The Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award is an annual award offered by the Burren College of Art in conjunction with artist-led gallery G126. Each year four emerging Irish artists are selected from an open submission and given the opportunity for a focused period of producing work during a one month residency at BCA. This group of artists then work collaboratively with G126 to produce a large scale show that takes place in both galleries at a later date.

Silent Land
Cassandra Dorer and Loy Lee
Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co Clare, Ireland
Until 1 October 2015

On the surface the landscape can seem to be one of quiet and solitude evoking different responses and memories for us all. Sometimes a place to escape to and a place of harmony and balance where we can connect to our inner emotions. Yet, the landscape is not a backdrop to human presence but is formed and re-formed by nature, people and conflict. Underneath the surface the land is constantly evolving, renewing and in a state of flux. The West of Ireland is a place steeped in history, conflict and spirituality and Silent Land is an expression of this by two local painters.

Shared Universe
Comic/Graphic artists
Launch: 11 September, 7pm
From 12 – 30 September
Camden Palace Hotel Arts Centre, Camden Quay, Cork.

‘Shared Universe’ is the work of several Cork-based comic and graphic artists on display in the Camden Palace Hotel Arts Centre. The show is organised by independent curator, Paula Larkin, and local comic publishers, Turncoat Press.
The Cork comic scene has experienced an explosion in success and popularity over the last two years with the launch of a monthly comic-creators meetup in 2013, from which Turncoat Press and several other comic collaborations and publications were born.


 Featured image via: www.camdenpalacehotel.org