Exhibitions and events from around the country this week…
Fourth Anniversary at The Library Project
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
1 October, 6pm
The Library Project’s 4th anniversary celebrations will include book giveaways, video projections, live music and food. The main event of the night is a raffle, which will include prizes such as Eamonn Doyle’s new book ON, prints from Roger Ballen (signed), Paul Gaffney and Ciarán Óg Arnold and more. All the prizes will be revealed on the event’s Facebook page at bit.ly/tlp_fourth.
Each raffle ticket is €5 and can be purchased online or at the door on the night. This will also give you access to the ticketed event on the night.
For more information please visit: photoireland.org/
Mill Theatre Gallery, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16
18 September – 4 November
‘Vignettes’ is a collection of digital prints, relief prints and screen prints exhibiting a portfolio of illustrations by Ciara Chapman. Ciara is an artist and illustrator with a background in Fine Art Printmaking and Graphic Design.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 12.30 – 5.30pm | Open late when performance in Main Auditorium (Tues-Sat)
MART International Residency Exhibition
MART International Residency Space(Behind the Firestation), 190A Rathmines Road Lwr, Dublin 6
26 – 29 September
This exhibition culminates Scottish artist, Eilidh Wilson’s month of working in the MART International Residency Space, and her testing of ideas in the Irish context.
During the residency Wilson continues her interrogation and subversion of the media’s control of information and its influence on our everyday lives, by offering alternative perceptions, double-takes, and a call for social awareness. This is often mobilised in her practice through a continuum of image making and un-making, where found materials may pose questions in challenging forms. Dialogue and text as social devices are key to the work, and she often hosts open conversations about power and politics as a method which encourages social experiences of equality as well as political engagement. In Wilson’s work sculpture also becomes a site of participation and co-production of the artwork, providing a way into conceptual engagement through physical interaction.
For more information please visit: www.mart.ie/residency/
Open daily 1-6pm
Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St., Ballina, Co. Mayo
11 September – 31 October
Following the death of her mother-in-law, Sabine Lacey realised, when sorting through her belongings, that it was not just a process of discarding them but a whole life. This initiated a new body of work in an attempt to retrieve that life, bringing its memories into the present through the photographs found in a drawer. Gradually she realised that photographs as a vehicle of memory resist inner reality. More and more the paintings based on these photographs, other than just being a document of an instant, started to become the search for this inner reality, especially as in the meantime Tim, her husband, was battling cancer, and so the work began to look beyond the rose-tinted perfection which family albums so like to preserve and started to bring to the forefront the ‘unspoken’. Because most often it is not what is said that makes us who we are but what remains unspoken. Tim lost his battle in November of last year.
For more information please visit: www.ballinaartscentre.com
Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm
Custom House Studios Gallery
The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo
Until 27 September
Diverging Streams, an exhibition of new works by Ciara O’Hara, explores landscape and travel, an interest which was prompted by a move abroad. These works are based on photographs taken during O’Hara’s travels to Iceland, Scotland, England and Ireland. They attempt to convey the fleeting relationship which exists when we, as outsiders, pass through a new landscape.
These landscapes are unique and serve as an identity of a place. O’Hara’s work attempts to capture this identity, while acknowledging that we all perceive these scenes through the lens of our own personal experiences. The viewer can place their own associations and narratives on a landscape, be it a memory, a story heard in childhood or the people with whom the experience of this scenery is shared. Diverging Streams explores these themes through the use of watercolour, drawing and hand-built porcelain sculpture.
Connemara Works II, Galway
The Inn to the West
Westport Road, Clifden, Co. Galway
Until 27 September
Exhibition of Connemara landscape paintings and photographs by Yvonne King.
10 Ladies at the Signal Arts Centre
1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co WicklowWicklow
28 September – October 2015
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Signal Arts Centre exhibits works by the artists who attend the Thursday night art class at St Fergal’s Family Resource Centre under the guidance of Bray artist Tony Clarke. Today most people who want to paint have one thing in common; a creative instinct. Unfortunately many people do not realise this until later in life when something stirs within them. For some people painting becomes a fascinating hobby, for others it becomes their way of expressing their innermost thoughts which leads to a means of communicating with their peers.
This exhibition features a group of ten artists who have shown in their work a wide range of styles and painting techniques using acrylic and oil paints with some working with mixed media, working from found pictures and other source materials.
Group Show, Various Artists
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford
14 September – 8 October
Wexford Arts Centre in collaboration with Cow House Studios are pleased to announce a group exhibition of 2014 residency artists Emma Schwartz (USA), Joey Bryniarska (UK), Mathilde Ganancia (France), Paul Gaffney (Ireland) and Woosung Lee (Korea). ‘Give Way’ will bring together new works made during and since the eight week residency programme, and will include drawing, painting, photography, installation and video. These works represent the diverse practices of all five participating artists.
For further information please contact: Catherine Bowe, Visual Arts Manager, Wexford Arts Centre
T: 053 9123764, E: [email protected]
Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm