Exhibtions: ‘Solas,’ ‘Desert to Doorus,’ and Harry Moore at the Architectual Archive

Winter Exhibition 2015 at the Custom House Studios, Westport

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Until 24 January 2016
The Galleries at Custom House Studios will close 24 December to 28 December reopening on the 29 December 2015

Artists participating in the Winter Exhibition 2015 include Bernadette Bohan, Martina Burke, Peter Burns, Mary Lavelle Burke, Ruth Cadden, Paul Crook, Bryan Duffy, Mags Duffy, Michelle Dunne, Catherine Fanning, Ray Forkan, Jennifer Gallagher, Ralph Gelbert, Virginia Gibbons, Claire Griffin, Julia Haugeneder, Marliese Hertfelder, Joanne Hopkins, Liubov Kadyrova, Sarah Kelly, Trish Kelly, Eveleen Kenny, James Kirwan, Frances Lambe, Anna Rose Lowry, Sarah Lundy, Maire Maguire, Caroline Masterson, Marion Mc Ging, James Mc Creary, Sean Mc Sweeney, Shelia Mc Sweeney, Tadhg Mc Sweeney, Leonie Martin, Caroline Masterson, Bruce Mathieson, Jules Michaels, Ciara O’Hara, Ann O’Mahony, Gerry O‘Malley, Gavin Porter, Owen Piffaretti, Joanne Proctor, Maurice Quillinan, Susie Quinn, Anna Marie Savage, John Slade, Orla Sloyan, Benita Stoney, Sinead Wall, Lorraine Walsh, Martina Walsh and Ian Wieczorek.
Further information:
T: 098 28735
E: [email protected]
Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Westport, Co Mayo

Desert to Doorus | Sudanese Artist’s at the Courthouse, Kinvara, Galway

Salah-Ibrahim-image30 December to 10 January  | Opening: 29 December, 8pm
The Courthouse, Sraid Locoal-Mendon, Kinvara, County Galway

Kinvara Area Visual Arts are pleased to host the exhibition ‘Desert to Doorus’, featuring paintings by Sudanese artists Salah Ibrahim and Ahmed Hussein, both of whom are based in Darfur. Salah Ibrahim’s work is inspired by the ethically diverse tribes of Darfur. Ahmed Hussein hails from the Dajo tribe who were prominent in the ancient kingdom of Kush, the black pharaonic dynasty of Sudan. Much of the symbolism and imagery of this civilisation imbues his work. This exhibition promises to offer an insight into a fascinating, ancient and richly diverse culture that is little understood and remains in relative obscurity.

For further information: E: [email protected], T: 087 6972226 or 091 637452

Winter Group Show at Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

1-Seán-McSweeney-Saltwater-Land-2015-oil-on-board-28-x-40-cm-00218 December to 30 January
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10.30am to 5.30pm, Sat: 11am to 3pm

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present the gallery’s annual Winter Group Show, showcasing work by gallery and invited artists alongside featured artist Seán McSweeney, who celebrates his 80th birthday this December.

For more information please visit: www.taylorgalleries.ie/Winter-Group-Show-2015

Harry Moore at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2

Until 31 January 2016
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm

The convention of high multi-story chambers offers architects opportunities to play with structure, incorporating light and shape without the burden of functional occupation. Using the softer realisation of pinhole photography, Harry Moore’s images appreciate the atmosphere of the spaces, in opposition to the convention of sharp detail that usually features in architectural photography.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Group Show in Joan Clancy Gallery, Co.Waterford

joanclancygallery16 to 23 December
Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
Opening hours: 11am to 5pm daily

‘Draíocht na Nollag –Christmas Magic’ group show in Joan Clancy Gallery will feature new works by Roisin Power Hackett, Aidan Butler, Damaris Lysaght, Blawnin Clancy, Rayleen Clancy, Ciara Gormley, Leah Murphy, Andrea Jameson, Ross Stewart, Martina McAteer and others.

T: (058) 46205 | 086 813 4597, E: [email protected]

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

Screen-Shot-2015-12-17-at-10.53.386 – 29 January 2016
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.

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Innumerable Subtle Creations | Dawn West at 69 O’Connell St, Limerick

dawn west9 to 21st December
69 O’ Connell street, Limerick
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12 to 5.30pm with additional access during shows etc.

Limerick Printmakers present ‘Innumerable Subtle Creations’, an exhibition of new work by emerging artist Dawn West, the recipient of the 2014/2015 Limerick Printmakers Bursary Award, an accolade given to an outstanding graduate of LSAD’s ‘Printmaking and Contemporary Practice’ degree programme each year.

T: 061 331806

Featured Image: Solas