Leonard Nimoy, ?163-A8? (2001), silver gelatin print, edition 2/25, 11 x 14 in (Leonard Nimoy / courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts)(via Hyperallergic)

The Exhibitionist | 15 | Live Long and Prosper


This week saw the death of Leonard Nimoy, legendary Star Trek actor known for his role as Spock in the series. But he was less well known for his artistic work, primarily his photography;

Nimoy, who studied with famed photographer Robert Heinecken, is perhaps best known for his Full Body Project (2007). The series consists of black-and-white nude photos of a group of overweight women, members of a burlesque troupe called the Fat-Bottom Revue. In the pictures, the women dance and show off their bodies and strike poses reminiscent of scenes from art history. Nimoy told NPR that shooting The Full Body Project “led me to a new consciousness about the fact that so many people live in body types that are not the type that’s being sold by fashion models.”(via Hyperallergic)

Live Long and Prosper, RIP.

Leonard Nimoy, “Matisse Dancers” (2005), silver gelatin print, 16 x 20 in (Leonard Nimoy / courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts)(via Hyperallergic)-Headstuff.org
Leonard Nimoy, “Matisse Dancers” (2005), silver gelatin print, 16 x 20 in (Leonard Nimoy / courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts)(via Hyperallergic)


My recommended show to see this week is Lucy McKenna at VISUAL Process Space in Carlow. I’ve had my eye on her work for the past couple of years and always love her use of materials, so it’s great to get a look at her work in progress. From the press release;

Artist Lucy McKenna gives us a glimpse into her working process. Her work traces humanity’s various attempts to reconcile its position in the universe via scientific experiment, technological progress, ritual practice and folklore.

More here

Electron Cloud, polypropylene steel, installation, 2012-Image courtesy of the artist-Headstuff.org
Electron Cloud, polypropylene steel, installation, 2012-Image courtesy of the artist

27 Times Tumblr Used Art History Perfectly To Make A Point-via Buzzfeed_Headstuff.org


On a lighter note, doing the rounds this week was this hilarious list that clearly tickled all the artists among my Facebook friends. This one was a personal favourite (via Buzzfeed)


Shows opening this week

William Hamilton and Diarmait Grogan at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Shanghai Ritual
28 February – 22 March | Opening: 28 February at 7pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church St, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

The images in Shanghai Ritual represent a year photographing the night-time streets of Shanghai. Together, Grogan and Hamilton took to the streets with their cameras at night, allowing themselves to be led by their own sense of intrigue to the areas that fascinated them. These outings became a regular fixture of their lives in Shanghai, and gradually an unconventional map of this enormous city began to take shape.

Shanghai Ritual is essentially a work of fiction, wrenched from reality. This is an imaginary city, the combined impressions of two artists who sought to consolidate their conflicting senses of disconnection and empathy while living abroad. Ultimately, it is a tribute to a vibrant place, caught between times  that will soon be changed forever.


Pauline Keena at Signal Arts Centre

2 – 15 March | Opening: 6 March at 7pm
Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave., Bray, Co. Wicklow
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10am -1pm/2pm – 5pm, Saturday/Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by talented artist Pauline Keena.

In this body of work, Pauline engaged her strong interest in the human form as a context for and as a process of investigation. Using drawing as a mechanism of engagement she endeavoured to locate and make visible those narratives that exist in the body and remain beyond the resolve of verbal speech and conscious thought. The process of drawing comes to represent a peeling away of whats there in order to reveal the viscerality, the power and chaos, the force and materiality of the internal biological form of the body. Through this process, Pauline wishes to create and make available through the language of drawing the embodied knowledge and story of the human self, located in the figure.

Pauline’s work has been shown and her research published both here and abroad. Recent exhibitions include her work at Catalyst Gallery Belfast and RHA Dublin. She is currently creating a new body of sculpture and working with performance at Unit 1 in Temple Bar Dublin.



Katherine Boucher Beug at Oliver Sears Gallery

26 February – 2 April 2015
Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Equations an exhibition of new work by Cork based artist, Katherine Boucher Beug.

This is an exhibition that falls into three parts – three dimensional works, large canvases and subtle watercolours.

Katherine’s life-long discipline of drawing, study of colour theory (primarily Joseph Albers) and her belief in meticulously developed composition of any artwork are the firm basis of her practice. With this grounding she explores both old ground by returning to water-colour, and new materials and media that include 3D assemblages, stop-motion animation, book making, extensively collaged paintings on canvas and text.

In addition to regular solo shows in Ireland, she has exhibited both in Europe and the USA, and is represented in all major public collections in Ireland. Her artist’s book, ‘Thought Before Song’ comprised eight lithographs and her own poems and is part of Princeton University’s artist book collection and she is represented in the National Gallery in Dublin.


‘Cu Chulainn Comforted’ | Group Exhibition at Basic Space

?Cu Chulainn Comforted 
Curated by Joshua Sex
6 – 13 March | Opening: 5 March at 6pm
Basic Space, Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane.

-Neal Tait
-Damien Flood
-Sanja Todorovi?
-Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh
-Mathis Gasser
-Billy Mag Fhloinn

A MAN that had six mortal wounds, a man
Violent and famous, strode among the dead;
Eyes stared out of the branches and were gone.

Opening hours vary, please check our Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/409377302555513.

Brendan Fox at the Nag Gallery

5 – 20 March | Opens March 5 at 6pm
Nag Gallery, 59 Francis St., Dublin 8

Nag Gallery are pleased to invite you to < > = LESS GREATER EQUAL.

< > = LESS GREATER EQUAL picks the scab of psychological repression, loss and the idiosyncratic nature of sexual identity while uncovering deep political undercurrents. Through an unapologetic intimate lens this work evaluates the personal repercussions of growing and existing in a sociopolitical landscape where one is perceived as lesser.

< > = LESS GREATER EQUAL is a work documenting four distinct performances by Fox.

“Looking back, as a kid I felt backed into a corner, I spent the first 23 years of my life pretending to be something I wasn’t, the psychological residue of that self-inflicted falsehood is endless. I feel like a fake in everything I do. I am always waiting for someone to point me out in a crowd and scream fraud. This work is an attempt to expose that shit, and yeah, I’m fucking angry”
– Brendan Fox


‘Unfolding the Archive’ | Floating World Artists at NCAD Gallery

Unfolding the Archive
6 March – 2 April | Opening: 5 March at 6pm
NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 1-5pm.

NCAD Gallery presents Unfolding the Archive – Floating World artists respond to NIVAL and the F.E. McWilliam collections.

Unfolding the Archive, an exhibition of new work by the international artists’ group Floating World, is the result of a collaboration between the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) and the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio in partnership with the NCAD Gallery at the National College of Art & Design. The exhibition takes its title from the tangible starting point for engagement with an archive – the simple act of unfolding – and the practice of appraisal, valuation and interpretation that is inherent in this process.

Featuring new work by 11 artists from Ireland, the UK and Japan alongside a selection of archives from NIVAL and the F.E. McWilliam collection, Unfolding the Archive demonstrates the breadth of engagement and the broad range of methods and materials employed by artists to represent the relationship between their own contemporary practice and the act of archiving arts documentation. Alongside artists’ books, which form the glue that holds the exhibition together, each artist will also respond to the collection in other art forms of relevance to their practice such as textiles, drawing, painting, sculpture and video installation.

An illustrated catalogue with a commissioned essay by Karen di Franco, artist and digital archivist with Book Works, will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by Donna Romano, Librarian at NCAD and Dr. Riann Coulter, Curator of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio.



‘Exquisite Editions’ – An International Exhibition of Finely Printed Books at National Print Museum

An International Exhibition of Finely Printed Books
5 March – 18 April 2015 | Opening 4 March at 18.30
Curated by Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press, Dublin.

For the first time in Ireland, this exhibition brings together twenty five outstanding books from the world’s leading contemporary fine press printers. These books have been carefully chosen for their range of formats, scale of production and the superb attention to detail in their design, printing and execution. Each book presents a very carefully considered journey through typography and illustration. All the books are letterpress printed by traditional means in limited editions, mostly from metal and wooden type and many have been illustrated through a variety of autographic processes including wood engraving, woodcut, linoleum and intaglio. They have without exception been bound by hand in ambitious and beautiful bindings.

Free of charge, this exhibition, a must for anyone interested in the book as a beautifully printed object.

Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.
For more info:
E: [email protected]

Light + Image: Responses to the National Collection at National Gallery

27.02.15 – 08.03.15
Millennium Wing Studio, National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2.
A collaborative project between the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)

Curated by Sinéad Kathy Rice – Education Officer,  NGI in partnership with staff and students from and 1st Year Visual Arts practice IADT.

Light + Image: Responses to the National Collection, is a collaboration between the Education Department of the National Gallery of Ireland and 1st Year Visual Arts Practice students and staff from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Using the National Collection as a primary resource, the project is in two parts; the first involves tours of the collection, illustrated talks and drawing on-site at the NGI, the second takes place in the IADT studios and is concerned with producing new imagery in response to the studied masterpieces. Working in groups the students focus on deconstructing light, space, colour and shape. The new work created is not a replication or an illustration of the original paintings, but an analysis of the role of light/colour in relation to the space of the image. The outcome of the project is a combination of research work in notebooks, three-dimensional modelling, staging of space and light, and documentation through photography and/or video work. The project has evolved over the past three years and this exhibition reflects that process. Featuring responses to works by Johannes Vermeer, Claude Lorrain, Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton, Fra Angelico, William John Leech and Diego Velázquez, Light + Image demonstrates the importance of the National Gallery as a resource and makes tangible links between the old masters and contemporary practice.

For further information contact [email protected]


Kevin A Freeney, Hannah Fitz & Tanad Williams Screening at Block T

In Portents
26 February – 11 March | Opening Wednesday 25th February, 6pm
Screening by Kevin A Freeney, Hannah Fitz & Tanad Williams with an accompanying text by Eimear Walshe

In Portents is a video work that flattens out an intersection between Hannah Fitz’s Sculpture, Tanad Williams’s Text and Kevin Freeney’s Video. By layering the work in this way the artists are submitting to systems of distraction, watching works be made and un-made in their relations to one another.

Block T, Haymarket House, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
T: 01 535 1014

Gstaad International Film Festival for Short Art Films – Ceremony and Screenings in Smithfield & Brunswick Studios, Dublin

In 2015 the Swiss mountain film festival, Gstaad International Film Festival for Short Art Films is celebrating its 10th year by moving mountains. For the first time, the festival will be held outside of Gstaad, colliding with the shores of in Dublin on March 6th for the official awards ceremony will take place in Smithfield. For the following weekend the films will screen from 12pm-9pm in The Generator’s snug cinema space and an expansive arena in Brunswick Studios before the festival moves again to tour the UK.

From over 2500 entries the selection was whittled down by the international jury to a mere 20 films from 16 countries, all less than 10 minutes in length. These films will show on a loop in the two locations following the awarding of the prestigious, hand-made Golden Cow award for best film and Golden Calf award for best film by a young filmmaker. The spaces will be open to the public all weekend so please hike down to Smithfield square and join us to celebrate an all-time Alpine first!


Indian Matchbox Labels Exhibition at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

6 March – 13 May | Opening: 5 March at 6pm
Gallery 2, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Early Indian matchboxes carried beautifully designed labels showing images of Hindu deities and legendary scenes; over time they took on a multitude of themes, ranging from the mundane (keys, lamps, fruit, farm animals) to the exotic (lotus flowers, glamorous beauties, fighting tigers and elephants) and the comical (a pair of monkeys smoking cigarettes, a baby with a moustache, and a portrait than can be read upside down or right side up).

In the 1970s, the Indian state introduced a scheme to reduce unemployment by allowing small businesses to claim state support; numerous new producers of matches emerged, a large number of them being subsidiaries of better-known companies. As a result, countless new labels were produced, many based on existing classic designs with slight and occasionally very bizarre alterations to the text or imagery.

Nowadays there are obsessive collectors of the ephemeral vernacular images that are the subject of this small exhibition, all of them drawn to the bewildering variety of subjects as well as their humour and charm.


Rose Wylie at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

6 March – 13 May | Opening: 5 March at 6pm
Gallery 1, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Rose Wylie’s idiosyncratic paintings are big, generous and free-spirited. There are artists with whom her work has some connections, but none who have her tone and attitude. Rose Wylie’s pictures are bold, often a little chaotic, occasionally unpredictable, and always fiercely independent, even though they are not at all domineering.

Inspiration comes from many and varied sources, most of them popular and vernacular. Wylie borrows images from films, newspapers, magazines, and the television; she internalises them and allows herself to follow loosely associated trains of thought, often in the initial form of drawings on paper. The ensuing paintings are spontaneous but carefully considered; mixing up ideas and feelings from both external and personal worlds, she paints what she sees.

Rose Wylie favours the particular, not the general; although subjects and meaning are important, the act of focused looking is even more so. Every image is rooted in a specific moment of attention, and while her work is contemporary in terms of its fragmentation and cultural references, it is perhaps more traditional in its commitment to the most fundamental aspects of picture making: drawing, colour and texture. She is a special artist.

A new publication with a text by Sara Baume will accompany the exhibition. The Douglas Hyde Gallery would like to thank the artist and Jari-Juhani Lager for their support of this exhibition.


‘A Terrible Beauty’ | Story Telling Event with Jean Ryan at The Octagonal Room

Sunday, March 1st | 4pm to 4:30pm
Octagonal Room/O’Connell Room, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

Free event

Jean Ryan is interested in art works where the artist was influenced by a story, it could be a myth, fable, fairy tale, legend, folk tale, play or a poem. Her aim is to foster a connection between the viewer and the work of art. This is achieved by telling the story which influenced the artist and encouraging the listeners to choose the moment in the story which resonated with them and how they would depict it if they were the artist.

This empowers the viewer to create their own ‘moments’ which will be different to that of the artist. Hopefully this ‘difference’ will result in a connection between the viewer and the piece of art which was based on narrative.

Jean has collaborated with ceramist Annika Berglund on Culture Night 2014 in The Olivier Cornet Gallery and is currently in Dublin Castle where she is introducing listeners to art in the Castle through the stories they are based on. Jean is looking forward to working in the Chester Beatty Library in May 2015.

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to share the success of the group show ‘A Terrible beauty’ which the gallery presented at Vue 2014 (National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA) in early November 2014 and which is currently shown at the Octagonal Room, City Assembly house from February 12 to March 4 by kind invitation of the Irish Georgian Society.

This touring exhibition is a response to the photographic work of Olivier Cornet’s great grand uncle François Bost who served World War I as a photographer. It features works by the following gallery artists: Michelle Byrne, Hugh Cummins, Mark Doherty, Conrad Frankel, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Forniés, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Yanny Petters, Kelly Ratchford, Hanneke van Ryswyk, and Adrienne Symes.

The show does not confine itself to any one conflict but instead reflects the artists’ responses to calamities and tragedies of all kinds, including war, and their consequences.

The show is accompanied by an essay by arts writer Cathy Dillon.

www.oliviercornetgallery.com | www.igs.ie

Alan Magee at Cross Gallery

There is no way of knowing if this is meaningful, let alone the beginning of something
5 – 28 March | Opening: 5 March at 6pm
Cross Gallery, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Cross Gallery is proud to present There is no way of knowing if this is meaningful, let alone the beginning of something, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Alan Magee.

Magee’s practice crosses many disciplines from sculpture, installation and drawing, to a variety of lens based media, where he takes a playful, often absurd approach to the struggle for power in daily life. Much of Magee’s work flits between knowingly cynical and painfully earnest as he employs an existentialism of labour in his explorations of the 21st century individual.

Questioning the nature of signs and reality, Magee creates a world in which he fuses; body and object, labor and action, art and daily life, use and value, acts of protest and acts of desperation, in an ever increasing mise en abyme.

Magee sees the private sphere as the last area of control in an increasingly regulated and organised world; and this is where he takes a playful revenge domestic objects in an attempt to combat the potential powerlessness of his human condition.

www.crossgallery.ie | www.alan-magee.com

Sue Morris At Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Luxury Goods
27 February – 27 March 2015 | Opening Friday 27 February at 2.30pm

Luxury Goods is a new body of work by Sue Morris where inverted notions of domestic necessity and luxury in the context of the public rhetoric of austerity in Ireland are explored. Luxury Goods is a mixed media installation comprising of floor and wall pieces using familiar household materials and ephemera in alternative mise-en-scènes. Central to the installation is a parquet floor comprising of 3,000 Bord na Móna briquettes laid in a herringbone pattern, simultaneously evoking grand plantation houses, ghost housing estates and the traditional mud floors of simple vernacular dwellings. The work will respond to and resonate with Siamsa Tíre’s gallery provoking audience interaction with this unique space. The exhibition will be officially opened by Senator Susan O’Keeffe.

Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland,Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry
T: +353 (0)66 7186191
[email protected]



John Conway at University Hospital Waterford

No, Wait…
5 March – 16 April | Opening: 5 March at 6.30pm

No, Wait…, the first solo exhibition of John Conway, artist in residence with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will be launched in University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Thursday, 5th March.

John Conway is an Irish visual artist and curator. His work has been exhibited and performed in Ireland, Poland, Germany, Romania, Iceland and the United States. He has acted as facilitator and collaborator with various artists and social/community groups, and has given specialised performance and drawing workshops as guest lecturer in NCAD. He has received awards and funding from multiple bodies, including The Irish Arts Council, The Art Students League of New York, the Version 1 Community Trust Fund, and the Kilkenny Arts Office. After graduating from NCAD in 2013 with honours in sculpture studio practice, John undertook residencies in Bucharest and Reykjavik. He served as assistant curator with the Kilkenny Arts Office for six months, before beginning the WHAT residency in July 2014.

John’s visual art practice is concerned with the investigation of function and mobility. These interests are based on a chronic back problem which often effects his personal mobility. John finds it difficult to articulate his developing practice in words, particularly since it means committing to one definition which may not be right, hence the title of this exhibition: ‘No, wait…’:

During his residency with WHAT, John engaged with patients in the Renal Dialysis Unit through illustration, watercolour painting, crochet and embroidery. He also worked with patients via the Art Kart and Artist-on-Call programme in the Paediatrics ward and the Department of Psychiatry.

This exhibition will be launched by artist Dominic Thorpe. There will be a private view of the artworks in a public corridor of UHW at 6.30pm on 5th March. This will be followed by speeches and a performance by John Conway in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health in the grounds of UHW. The exhibition will run until 16th April.

For further information, phone Mary Grehan at 051 842664 or email [email protected]

www.waterfordhealingarts.com | www.artsandhealth.ie

Yosi Anaya at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Continuity Reinscribed/Continuidad Reinscrita
7 – 28 March 2015 | Opening: 6 March at 6pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Gallery opening hours: Wed – Sat 10 – 6pm

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Yosi Anaya, Mexican Textile Artist, in Ireland. Continuity Reinscribed/Continuidad Reinscrita will officially open on Friday 6 of March at 6pm and it will run until the 28 of March.

Yosi Anaya is a textiles artist and academic; Research Docent at Veracruz University, Mexico. As a visual artist, working mainly in textiles, she has focused on research, teaching, and other cultural participations involving the textile arts in Mexico. Her research involves the crossings of indigenous textiles in contemporary culture and contemporary art, publishing in various journals and books. Besides curatorial and research activities, she has worked in both written and simultaneous translation, lectured and participated in diverse academic forums.

Yosi Anaya is the keynote speaker at MAKE 2015:Remaking Tradition symposium in Cork on March 7, she will address the role of the traditional in the crossings of contemporary art practices.


Brian Ballard Retrospective 1964-2014 at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

6 March – 25 April
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street, Limavady BT490FJ
Galleries open Mon-Wed 9.30am-5pm / Thurs-Fri 9.30am-9.30pm / Sat 9.30am-5pm

This exhibition is a survey of the career of leading Northern Irish artist Brian Ballard and marks the largest solo exhibition ever held at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

When starting out as an artist, Brian Ballard was described as one of the most promising painters of his generation by Kenneth Jamison.Over the past fifty years his work has progressed from figuration to abstraction in the sixties and seventies and back to figuration. According to the Curator, ‘He explores elements of his habitual environment with an investigative fervour that leaves its legacy on the canvas. Every individual painting is a timeless chronicle of found objects, the human figure or the natural world. Captured elements are marshalled into an order chosen by the artist and then crystallised to offer a creative impression of a familiar subject. Brian Ballard’s work is marked by a purity of expression and fidelity to nature as he witnesses it.’’

The exhibition is curated by Marianne O’Kane Boal and is a fascinating selection of work produced by Ballard over five decades. All strands of the artist’s practice will be on view – abstract paintings, figure studies, still life, landscape, and portraiture. It promises to be a veritable feast of colour and vitality.

A major full colour hardback book (168pp) on the artist published by Gandon Editions will be launched in Limavady in conjunction with this milestone exhibition.



‘Horse’ Group Show at the Void

Running until 18 April 2015
Curated by Mark Wallinger & Maolíosa Boyle

This hugely ambitious exhibition explores the representation and role of the horse in contemporary and historical society along with its profound relationship to man. Featuring 28 artists, ‘Horse’ combines work from historical collections, an open submission call and invited artists. This exhibition examines diverse themes ranging from the suffragette movement in the early 20th century to contemporary horse trading and the horse fairs of Ireland. Work by George Stubbs, Henry Moore, Mark Wallinger, Kenneth O’Halloran, Brian Hand, Tim Macmillan, John Stezaker, Christopher Barr and others.

Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL, Northern Ireland
For further information:
T: +44 (0)28 71308080
E: [email protected]


‘After Hours’ | Fiona Chambers & Aideen Doran at Platform Arts

After Hours
6 – 21 March 2015 (Wed to Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm) | Opening 6 – 9pm, Thurs 5 March 2015
Platform Arts, 1 Queen St, Belfast, BT1 6EA

After Hours combines sculptural, video and installation works resulting from a collaborative investigation into the collapsing distinctions between labour and leisure in late capitalism. This work considers the dual role of the artist as both a producer and a labourer in an information economy, exploring the potential of the artist’s labour to resist the imperative of productivity and to subvert the purposes of technology.

adoran.co.uk  | fionachambers.info

For more information, please visit: platformartsbelfast.com/project/hours/

Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2015

BIFPA 2015 (Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2015)
9 – 14 March

Belfast International Festival of Performance Art as part of the Ulster University Festival of Art 2015
Performances, Workshops, Seminars, Lecture, Book Launches, etc.

Artists and Contributors include: Marilyn Arsem, Jennifer Hanley, Maurice Block, Wahshi Kuhi, Hugh O’Donnell, Fergus Byrne, Mads Floor Andersen, Aliansyah Caniago, Christoff Gillen, Peter Morgan-Barnes, Sinead Keogh, Paddy Bloomer, Sculpture/Lens Students, School Children from Strangford College, Helge Meyer, Pollen Studios, Amanda Coogan, Alastair MacLennan, Maurice Block, Pauline Cummins, Sinead Keogh, Jayne Cherry, Bbeyond, Karine Talec and Aliansyah Caniago

For further information:
[email protected]
T: 077 257 33722


‘The Girl With The Sun In Her Head’ | Group Exhibition at the Van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands

The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
6th March – 3rd April | Opening: 5th of March, 17.00
Van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1, 6211 KM Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The Girl With The Sun In Her Head is a group exhibition featuring new and recent works by Dario D’Aronco, Egemen Demirci, Niek Hendrix, Vanessa Hodgkinson, Joris Lindhout, Susan MacWilliam and Stéphanie Saadé.

The starting point for this exhibition was the 1952 short story Monte Verità by English writer Daphne Du Maurier. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring an extensive essay from curator Pádraic E. Moore and interviews with all participating artists.


Claire Kerr in Group Show at Espacio Artkunstarte, Madrid

The Story of a Bad Boy
February 27 – July 31, 2015
Espacio Artkunstarte, Madrid

Participants: Iñaki Bonillas, Anthony Goicolea, Stephen Irwin, Claire Kerr, Ji?í Kolá?, Robert Mapplethorpe, McCallum & Tarry, Pierre Molinier, Paul P,  Elizabeth Peyton, Christian Schoeler, Martina Thoms, Andy Warhol and Tim White-Sobieski.

The Story of a Bad Boy is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Thomas Bailey Aldrich in 1870 considered to be the foundation of what has come to be called the ‘bad boy’ genre of literature. It has influenced the creation of some of the most memorable characters in storytelling from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn to Dennis the Menace and Bart Simpson. This exhibition takes on the same title as the novel, but in doing so, challenges the stereotypes that this genre of literature helped define, in new and unexpected way.

T: 0034 917 02 1492

Kevin Kavanagh presents Robert Armstrong at VOLTA NY

5 – 8 March
Booth D7, VOLTA NY, Pier 90, New York

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present new work by Robert Armstrong at VOLTA NY 2015.

Robert Armstrong, a new book on Armstrong’s recent work, will be published to coincide with VOLTA NY.

“… One of the hallmarks of Armstrong’s talent is his tact. While his work depends for some of its strength on his reading of the work of painters from the past, and his thinking about the history and process of painting, it also depends on a sort of controlled spontaneity, a sense of free gesture, quick mark, brave addition. There is something distinctly anti-heroic in how he approaches the making of an image. Thus he will take a small section of an earlier painting rather than its entire import; he will almost playfully extract a colour or an image, and then see what will happen as he lets this merge with his own concern with making new images which are open-ended and suggestive, which come from the mind and from dreams, or which come from some set of imaginative resources which lie at the heart of his talent, a talent which is
both considered and ready, as he paints, to surprise us and himself.”

– Colm Tóibín, from Robert Armstrong

Susan MacWilliam in ‘A Rose has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast’, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

‘The Rose Has Teeth in The Mouth of The Beast’ curated by Andrey Parshikov. 7th Feb – 31st Mar 2015. Artists: Alexandra Sukhareva, Chiara Fumai, Susan MacWilliam, Doctor Wolfgang Hauptmann II (Lisi Raskin), Shifra Kazhdan, and Florian Aschka and Larissa Kopp.
Photographic documentation of exhibition and press release can be found here
A Palazzo Gallery, Piazza Tebaldo Brusato, 35, 25121 Brescia, Italy

Video documentation: https://vimeo.com/119533983