Exhibitions: “Oradour, Elegy for a Town,” “Revisions,” and “Inside and Out”

Exhibitions from around the country this week. Some new shows include Oradour, Elegy for a Town by Paul Woods, which includes powerful imagery depicting the destruction of the town of Oradour-Sur-Glane in France. Nuria Güell’s exhibition will involve an agency which will consult on the complexities of tax avoidance, with an overall theme of rebellion. Julie Merriman’s work at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, meanwhile, focuses on the language of drawing, and how it is used to “visually describe structure, place, concept and theory.”

Paul Woods | An Tain Arts, Dundalk

paul woods Oradour, Elegy for a Town
16 January  to 20 February | Opening: 15 January
Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Opening hours: Tues to Sat, 10am to 4pm

The tragedy of the destruction of the town of Oradour-Sur-Glane in France and its 642 inhabitants is still to this day surrounded in controversy as to why this event occurred and in this particular place. The artist, Paul Woods, explores the haphazard and illogical process of warfare resulting in the clinical and barbaric destruction of innocent people in their environs.

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Nuria Güell | Project Arts Centre Dublin 2

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15 January  to 19 March |  Opening 14 January  2015 6 to 8pm
Monday to Sathurday 11am to 8pm, closed Sundays and bank holidays

Artist Nuria Güell has created an international fiscal disobedience consultancy against the Troika that will be the subject of her solo exhibition at Project Arts Centre in 2016. The artist, in collaboration with Catalan activist Enric Duran, has created an agency that will consult on the complexities of tax avoidance, playing within the rules of the European Union’s single market. The consultancy advises on strategies borrowed from international financial tax assessors that reduce the tax liability of neoliberal companies.

Created in the context of the Project Arts Centre’s year-long programme of exhibitions and events conceived around rebellion, Nuria Güell will be exhibiting this agency as the latest project in her ongoing commitment to conceptual art and political and social activism.

Further information:
T:01 881 9613
E: [email protected]
39 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Inside and Out Group Exhibition |Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow

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18 to 31 January 2016
Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by a group of artists from Sunbeam House and Carmona Artisan’s Studio. The Sunbeam House Eolas photography group enjoy landscape photography and have visited many different iconic locations to produce work for this exhibition. The Carmona Artisan’s Studio is for intellectually disabled artists who have been part of numerous group exhibitions. Employing different methods and styles of working, the artists reinterpret source materials to create new and sometimes abstract pieces of work

Further information:
T: 353 01 276 20 39
E: [email protected]
1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow

Julie Merriman | The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1

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Until 10 April 2016
Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm; Closed Mondays.

Revisions is the culmination of a year-long engagement within Dublin City Council departments, meeting with housing, engineering and architecture staff who draw or read drawings as part of their everyday work. Merriman looked at project drawings and had conversations with staff around the role of drawing within the City Council and how the drawings, old and new, are used, handled and stored. The impact of computer aided design programmes, which rendered manual and older mechanical drawing methods obsolete, was also considered and evaluated. After viewing the archives in both the engineering and housing maintenance departments, Merriman began working with typewriter carbon film, discovering that it is a medium that creates a slippage in the drawing information. The visual language of the engineer and architect is still present but its functionality has been disrupted and the potential then exists for new perspectives to emerge.

Further information:
T: 01 222 5550
E: [email protected]
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, D01 F2X9 Ireland

The Painter’s Palette Group Show | Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow

Adele5 to 17 January
Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co.Wicklow
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm (closed 1 to 2pm)

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by a group of painter’s who meet on a weekly basis under the guidance of Bray Artist Conall McCabe. The Painter’s Palette exhibition is a mix of diverse work, including portraiture to abstract, by different Artists.

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


Solas | Glass Society of Ireland Exhibition, CIT Wandesford Quay, Cork

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CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork
Opening hours: Wed to Sat, 10am to 6pm

Solas: An exhibition of Irish Glass, by the Glass Society of Ireland, is a touring exhibition which showcases the talent of glass makers in Ireland. The exhibition has previously traveled to three venues including: NCAD Gallery, Dublin, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford and now CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

‘Solas’ is this year’s Glass Society of Ireland exhibition which was juried by Audrey Whitty, Head of decorative arts, design and historical collections at the National Museum of Ireland and Susanne Jøker Johnsen Artist and Curator. It includes work by selected artists Scott Benefield, Patrick Blythe, Emma Bourke, Sinead Brennan, Sean Campbell, Debbie Dawson, Roisin de Buitleir, Karen Donnellan, Gwyn Grace, Eamonn Hartley, Karl Harron, Catherine Keenan, Peadar Lamb, Alison Lowry, Sarah McEvoy, Meadhbh McIlgorm, Sadhbh Mowlds, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Ryan, Killan Schurmann, Aoife Soden, Andrea Spencer, Suzannah Vaughan and Catherine Wilcoxson.

Featured image “Oradour-Sur-Glane, Remember” by Paul Woods
via: www.paulwoodsart.com