Exhibitions, festivals, markets and more! Take a look at the must-see events in Irish Visual Art this March.
01 February – 31 March 2016 | Axis, Ballymun
Concrete People is an exhibition of work that Ballymun photographer Seamus Kelly is
unveiling in the wonderful axis:Ballymun gallery this February and March.
His photography shows inside the happy homes of Ballymun people before they were demolished and all the change that has happened in the town over the past 20 years.
03 – 26 March | Cross Gallery, 59 Francis St.
Anna Rackard is a photographer who takes inspiration from fine art and culture and
translates it through the medium of her camera lens.
With her series Postcards, she used John Hindes infamous cards as a jumping-off point, and created modern images in homage to the classic cards. She challenged the depiction of Ireland by inserting multi-ethnic subjects into the images, whilst also divesting them of any accessories that might suggest them as a tourist.
Amie Siegel | Imitation of Life
19 February – 02 April | Temple Bar Gallery
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents the work of American visual artist Amie Siegel
in this showcase curated by Megs Morley. Currently a resident curator in Galway City, Morley has chosen pieces from Siegel’s extensive archive to give an overview of her work.
With an eye for the beautiful in the mundane, Siegel’s most recent major film piece, Provenance, asked questions about the patriarchy and the socio-political issues she feels strongly about, including, but not limited to, the speculative art market.
Provenance was exhibited at The Met in New York, and garnered reviews and praise in the New York Times and Vogue, so this will be an exceptional opportunity to see Siegel’s work in an intimate environment.
Frankie Quinn | Towards 2023, Photographs of the Belfast Peacelines
3 – 25 March | The Gallery, Burren College of Art
In 1994, Belfast photographer Frankie Quinn published Interface Images, his first book of ‘peaceline’ photography studies during the year of the first ceasefires in Northern Ireland. By 2008 Frankie published his second book Streets Apart, furthering his study of the interface areas that surround him and introducing a panoramic capture of the walls themselves. Today Frankie continues with an additional series Towards 2023, in response to the commitment made by First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness to remove the walls by 2023.
LIVESTOCK | Performance Art Platform
04 March | The Complex Dublin
On Friday 4 March The Complex will be hosting a live performance art event by Livestock. Livestock is a Dublin based bi-monthly platform for performance art.
Develop, Debate, Embrace, Activate, Interrogate, Intervene, Interact, Promote, Party!
Livestock was Initiated in The Market Studios on Halston Street, Dublin 7 in 2008, and ran until 2014 when the Market Studios closed.
Eager to find our way back to the area where we were ‘born’ and had grown a loyal following, LIVESTOCK is now situated in The Complex, Little Green Street, Dublin 7, already established as a bridge between the community and cultural awareness.
We bring our own unique addition and cultural value to the Dublin 7 area, shining a light and raising awareness of a marginalised art form by providing a valuable firsthand experience of live performance art.
LIVESTOCK provides a platform for both young and more established performance artists to access audiences, facilitating them in developing their work and finding further opportunities for their practice.
As the only remaining regular platform for performance art in Dublin, we are delighted to be in the Markets area of Dublin 7, bringing audiences from the local area and further afield together for evenings of thought-provoking, exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences.
The event is kindly being sponsored by the Dice Bar.
Tickets cost €7/ €5 Unemployed/OAP/Student
End of Year Exhibition 2016
18 – 20 March | Steambox, School Street
DUPA’s annual End of Year Exhibition is back, featuring selected works by the society’s most talented photographers.
Clear your diaries for the exhibition opening: Friday 18th March from 6pm onwards at Steambox gallery. Expect wine, expect cheese, expect music, and expect stunning photography.
Behind the Tendrils
Marie Farrington, These Circular Ruins 22nd February-11th March | Illuminations Gallery
Kevin Kirwan, Deeps Removed 26th March-27th April | Illuminations Gallery
Behind the Tendrils is a series of three exhibitions curated by Aoife Tunney for Illuminations.
Illuminations gallery space is situated amidst the bustling corridors of the English Department at Maynooth University. The building offers another space for exploration, and this uncompromising room forces both the artist and the viewer into a cul-de-sac, a point of resistance, which demands a certain type of inward reflectiveness. Perhaps a chance to look beyond how we perceive moments of history, the language and people attached to these times and the places entwined in historical accounts. Tendril, a thin part of a plant, grows onto other things in order to support the plant itself- supporting its own account of the world. With this exhibition we are delving behind what the tendrils of history have used to support itself.
Exhibition Time | A multidisciplinary exhibition of work inspired by Adventure Time
30 March | The Bernard Shaw
Celebrating Offset and one of our all time favourite cartoons, OFFSET & Robert Ickis Mirolo are excited to present an exhibit overflowing with Adventure Time themed artwork created by a host of amazing Irish and International illustrators. Be prepared to feast your eyes on some of the most awesome illustrators paying homage to weird and wonderful world of Adventure Time. The exhibition features everything from the wacky to the wonderful. Bring everyone you know and all of their friends too for a special night of fun, because you know what time it is…it’s ADVENTURE TIME!!
There’s a (very) limited amount of space for submissions so get yer doodlin’ boots on and e-mail [email protected] with a link to portfolio and/or a pitch for a piece.
Beyond the Dolls House | Mella Travers
8th March | St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin
This International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Hospital Dublin brings you an exhibition around themes of women and mental health. Beyond the Dolls House is a retrospective of the past 12 years of Travers’ photographic practise, focusing on issues of female identity and mental health issues through the genre of portraiture. A common theme running through the work is an exploration of character and dynamics of female experience. Ultimately, the work communicates hope to the viewer, that through the challenges of life the indomitable spirit of the individual can resonate.
The 2nd Saturday Market Dublin
12 March | The Chocolate Factory Dublin
An indoor market on the 2nd Saturday of every month in the The Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1 supporting local designers, makers and their work. Shoppers alike connect over music, food, conversation and designer, maker and vintage pieces and creations.
The Ha’Penny Market | Nearly Mother’s Day
05 March | Grand Social Dublin
This Saturday, full to the brim with great stalls for all your mothers day needs! Lots of unique gifts, high quality crafted and handmade items. Collectors iteams and Vinatage Clothing and accessories. Ladies and Gents vintage style hair cuts. with the pop up The Cat’s Meow Saturday Pop Up. Hundreds of vinyl records, great classics and hard to find collectors albums.. and lots more.. see you there from 12 on Saturday.
Fete de la Bande Dessinee, Comic Book Festival
Illustrators Ireland, together with the Alliance Française and The Comics Lab is delighted to bring you a two day festival of comic books from the Irish and francophone community. Join us for this exciting opportunity to discover new voices and learn from leading professionals in Ireland and France.
02 March 6.30pm | Mart Firestation, Rathmines
Pop-up comics fair, Grab a beer, have a read and chat to the creators in the great open space of
the old Firestation.
Live readings by, Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Chris Judge, Paddy
Lynch, Alé Mercado, Fintan Taite, Liam Geraghty
Interviews + Q&A with Eoin Coveney, Luke Healy, Debbie Jenkinson,
03 March 6.30pm | Alliance Française
Talk with Tito, the famous French-based comics artist, talks about his
long career and works such as Le choix d’Ivana and
the Tendre Banlieue series
Exhibition launch – Also on the night will be
the launch of a new comics art exhibition, featuring work
from Illustrators Ireland members as well as artists from
the wider comics community.
OPPORTUNITIES AND WORKSHOPS:
Animation Art Show | Open for Submissions
April 9,10 &16,17 | The Ark Temple Bar
The Animation Art Show is an exhibition and auction in aid of Irish Children’s charities and is fast becoming one of the biggest animation events in Ireland. It was first created in 2011 with the purpose of tapping into the bubbling creativity emerging from the fast growing animation industry in Ireland.
Not only does it give animation artists a platform to showcase their personal work but every single cent raised goes to charity. This year’s chosen charities are the ISPCC and Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland.
The deadline for the jpeg submission is March 12th. Please use this form to send us a jpeg image of your piece for review. Also, please print this form and attach it securely to your work before delivery.
The deadline for us to receive the piece is March 26th. Details of where to send it can be found below
Photoshop Workshop at Galway Print Studio
Wednesdays, 2 March to 6 April, 7 to 9pm | Cost: €120 members/€150 non-members
Galway Print Studio, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Galway
Discover the power of Photoshop in this course given by Shane Crotty. Easy to follow step by step lessons structured towards you achieving a better understanding of the program, will get you up and running quickly. A must have for anyone who works with a computer, learn what you can do with Photoshop such as how to edit or enhance your images, working with digital photographs, scanning, opening and saving images, printing, working with type and also digital painting. Skills learned on this course can be used in presentations, for a project or to create an artwork in a fun and dynamic way. Class size: 6.
FILMOFFALY/FILMBASE SHORT FILM AWARD 2016
Closing Date 03 March | Filmbase
FilmOffaly, Offaly’s Film Commission in association with Filmbase is pleased to announce the FilmOffaly Award 2016. This funding initiative aims to foster creative, resourceful filmmaking in the county. FilmOffaly are looking for unique, original short stories/documentaries by talented new filmmakers, professional and novice alike. The only stipulation is that the filming must take place in Offaly! Application Form and Guidelines can be
Closing date is 3pm Friday 3rd March 2016
There will be one award to one successful applicant. The winning applicant will receive: €8,000 towards the cost of their production/ A local premier/ 1-year’s Filmbase membership to the Writer, Producer and Director of the winning film/A 50% discount on production equipment and/or editing facilities from Filmbase for the project/ Filmbase’s production insurance to cover the shoot. The award will be based on a two stage application process.
4 Week Introduction To Screen Printing (Wednesdays)
02, 09, 16 & 23rd March | Damn Fine Print Stoneybatter
This four-week course is a basic introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form, print room safety and gain guided hands-on practice in the process of printmaking from start to finish.
You will practice the photo-stencilling technique and learn how to prep black and white artwork for the medium – coating and exposing your own screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own A4 limited-edition print run.
You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques – and come away inspired for your next edition!
€215 including all screen-printing materials PLUS a post course studio session to practice like a pro in the Damn Fine Print Studio.
BYO paper for final prints.