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The Exhibitionist | 22 |America is Hard to See


This week the art world has some big news both at home and abroad. This week sees the opening of the new Whitney Museum in New York. 

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New Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art will open up its new home in downtown New York City on May 1 with an exhibition that details the history of art in the United States from 1900 to the present day.

The show, “America is Hard to See,” will be the first in the museum’s new location in Manhattan’s meatpacking district on the lower Westside in the nine-story building designed by architect Renzo Piano.

“It’s quite an amazing experience,” said Adam Weinberg, the director of the museum. “It’s very rare that you open a ground-up museum in the city of New York.

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The museum moved into the new building, which features outdoor galleries and terraces that will showcase large-scale pieces, after 50 years uptown in Manhattan.

“It’s often that there are renovations or wings added, but this is the first time, I think probably in quite a long time, that there has been a building designed where you basically started from scratch,” Weinberg added in an interview.(via Reuters-more here)


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EVA 2016 Curator Koyo Kouoh (photo Antoine Tempe)

At home, Koyo Kouoh(Cameroon/Senegal) has been appointed as the curator of the 38th edition of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial in 2016.

From the press release;

Responding to the context of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary, EVA 2016 will be entitled “Still (the) Barbarians” and will investigate the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a point of departure from where artistic reflections, critical redefinitions and political transformations are articulated.

Of her appointment and approach to curating EVA Kouoh commented: “Ireland, which I consider the first and foremost laboratory of the British colonial enterprise, has always been a fixture in my thinking on the psychological and political effects a system designed to humiliate and alienate can have on peoples’ souls. The coincidence of EVA 2016 with the centenary celebrations of the Easter Rising provides a welcome opportunity to engage artists and thinkers in this exciting discussion.”


For EVA, the call for artists’ projects is now open. Applications are invited from individual artists or groups in any medium and can be for the presentation of existing works or production of new projects. Selected artists will receive exhibition fees and production budgets as appropriate. The online application process is now open and closes at 12pm on Monday 15 June 2015.
More on EVA at:
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Dreamtime Australian Aboriginal Art at The Gallery at Burren College of Art, Clare

Dreamtime – Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Maccon Macnamara
7 to 30 May 2015  | Opening 7 May 5pm to 7pm

The Gallery at Burren College of Art and Maccon Macnamara invite you to attend Dreamtime. Works in the exhibition include paintings by renowned Aboriginal artists such as Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Nora Petyarre, Ronnie Bird, Alison Multa and others from the Alice Springs region.

Dreaming: A term commonly used in Aboriginal Australia to refer to Aboriginal cosmology, encompassing the creator and ancestral beings, the laws of religious and social behaviour, the land and landscape, the spiritual forces which sustain life and the narratives which concern these.

The paintings in this collection illustrate the inseparable relationship of the artists to their land, not only as a site of home and livelihood, but as a source of identity. This relationship is communicated deeply and thoughtfully through the vibrancy and expression of the art. The Australian connection to environment and place resonates with many aspects of Irish history and folklore, particularly in the protected area of the Burren. The primary aim with this exhibition is to expose viewers and art enthusiasts to the culture and beauty of the oldest continuous form of artmaking in the world.

Burren College of Art is an internationally recognised not-for-profit independent college specialising in undergraduate and graduate fine art education. BCA offers students time, space and inspiration within the unique environment of the Burren. The PhD and MFA programmes in Studio Art and Art & Ecology are accredited by NUI Galway and are operated in association with the Royal College of Art, London and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Annually, the college hosts faculty-led groups from international colleges and the undergraduate Study Abroad programmes, Summer School and Artist Residency programmes recruit internationally.
The Gallery at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Further information:
T: 353 65 7077200
E:  [email protected]


‘M’ait dhuchais – My Native Place’ | Group Exhibition at The Courthouse

M’ait dhuchais – My Native Place
23 April – 16 May | Opening: 23 April at 8pm
The Courthouse, Oughterard, Co. Galway

M’ait dhuchais – My Native Place is an exhibition responding to the theme of emigration and the landscape of Conamara presented by uachtarARTS and friends which will open on Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 8pm and will continue until 16th May 2015.

The exhibition, which will be held at The Courthouse, Oughterard, Co. Galway is in collaboration with the Oughterard Heritage Group and the Heritage Office, Galway County Council and is part of the conference, Conamara: Emigration & Landscape 23rd-25th April 2015.

Artists include Leah Beggs, Renske Boef, Brian Bourke, Denis Farrell, Kathleen Furey, Doc Gilbert, Margaret Irwin West, Dolores Lyne, Jay Murphy, Gearoid MacGabhann, Rosie McGurran, Patricia McQuinn, Colette NicAodha, Catherine O’Lenachain, Cormac O Neill, Siobhan Potter, Chris Mayhew, Pádraic Reaney, Joan Sugrue, Jess Walsh & Tara Walsh.

Contact [email protected] for further details.


Wexford Independent Documentary Film festival 2015

Wexford Independent Documentary Film festival 2015
1st to 3 May 2015
Stella Maris Center, Kilmore Quay, Wexford

The 3rd Wexford Independent Documentary Film festival will take place in Kilmore Quay Wexford. The festival will showcase a wide range of inspiring award winning Irish and International documentaries by artists and filmmakers. The festival program has a strong focus on films exploring social, political and human rights issues.

Artist screening work includes Terrance White, Lisamaria Johnson, Els Dievorst, Fiona Whelan, Vanessa Daws and Michael Fortune. Artists related films include a short films by Pat Collins and Sharon Whooley called Nettle Coat as well as Herman’s House by American director Angad Bhalla whose film explores the injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art in a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an art project.

Entry into all the film screenings over the weekend is free.
A full program list and up to date timetable can be found on the Wexford Independent Documentary Film Festival Facebook page.

Michael Geddis at Signal Arts Centre

Crouching in Newton’s Shadow
27th April – 10th May | Opening: Friday 1st May 7-9 pm
Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave., Bray, Co. Wicklow

This exhibition, entitled Crouching in Newton’s Shadow, features work from emerging artist Michael Geddis. His meticulous drawings express delight in the beautiful complexity of microscopic structures of living things. Vivid memories from his previous occupation as a veterinary surgeon for over twenty five years enrich his artistic practice.

Crouching in Newton’s Shadow introduces viewers to the beauty of imagined microcellular landscapes. At first glance, this work appears to simply allude to conventional ecological and philosophical themes like the fragility, beauty and sanctity of life. However, this familiar discourse merely camouflages a subversive attack on the mythical validity and sufficiency of the dogmatic “scientific gaze”.

Viewers find themselves immersed in a mysterious and compelling micro-world that invites their curiosity and encourages closer and closer visual inspection. On detailed examination, apparently toned areas turn out to contain impossibly detailed patterns and structures. There is also a sense of dynamism engendered by forms and patterns that expand and compress each other like the conflicting ideologies that they represent.

www.michaelgeddisart.co.uk | www.signalartscentre.ie

Drogheda Arts Festival | Ailbhe Ni Bhriain at Former Methodist Church

30 April – 4 May 2015 | Exhibition opening : Thursday 30 April at 7.15pm
Former Methodist Church, Laurence St, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Exhibition Opening Times: Thursday 30 April: 7.15pm – 9pm | Friday 1 May: 10:00am – 7:00pm | Saturday 2 May – Monday 4 May : 11:00pm – 6:00pm

NeXus Arts in partnership with Drogheda Arts Festival presents this solo exhibition by Ailbhe Ni Bhriain which will see a large site-specific and bespoke audio and visual installation in the former Methodist Schoolhouse.

Ailbhe Ni Bhriain uses composite imagery and sound to create scenes in which the dimensions of time and place are out–of–joint. Using a combination of filmed and computer generated imagery, she creates wonderfully immersive works that point to the illusory nature of image–place. Ni Bhriain’s works are characterised by a slowness of pace, within which geographical and pictorial instability are allowed to gradually unfold. They open up dreamlike hallucinatory spaces between place and placelessness, real and imagined, surface and depth.

www.droghedaartsfestival.ie | www.nexusarts.eu

Gypsy Ray at The Butler Gallery

Gypsy Ray: Photographs
2 May – 21 June | Opening: May 2, 2015 3-5pm
Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny

The Butler Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition Gypsy Ray: Photographs curated by Director Anna O’Sullivan.

Ray, an artist originally from the USA, has lived and worked in County Kilkenny since 2000. She has a rich artistic practice that includes photography, drawing and teaching. In the USA she is best known for her documentary photographs, especially her series on AIDS, which concerned her for many years. This exhibition includes black and white photography from the years 1983–2014, including portraits of writer Dervla Murphy and poet Adrienne Rich, portraits of friends, of children and teenagers, alongside a selection of her Holga landscape works.

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Ruth E. Lyons at Droichead Arts Centre

Pilot Light
30 April – 20 June
Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Exhibition Opening Times | Thursday 30 April – Saturday 2 May: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Sunday 3 May & Monday 4 May : 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Pilot Light is focused on light in the landscape and humankind’s obsession with light, from today’s electricity and the power stations that produce it, to Newgrange and its astronomical alignment. Pilot Light will feature a large sculpture of a mobile reflector used to direct light, and the production of a limelight; light made from limestone.

www.droichead.com | www.droghedaartsfestival.ie

Daniel Chester, Gary Robinson and Paul Roy at the Luan Gallery

1 May – 28 June | Opening: 1 May at 6pm
Luan Gallery, Grace Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Luan Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00, Sunday 12.00 – 17.00 and is closed on Mondays.

‘The Land is Ours’ by Daniel Chester
‘Conversations in a Crooked Circle’ by Gary Robinson
‘Re:Collect’ by Paul Roy

Luan Gallery is delighted to present a three man show for the months of May and June at Luan Gallery. Showcasing the works of three male artists from the midlands region: Daniel Chester, Gary Robinson and Paul Roy, this exhibition explores themes of consumption, conversation and memory. Featuring three distinct exhibitions of work, each artist occupies a solo space in the gallery. With Leitrim’s Chester allotted the River Gallery, Longford’s Robinson taking residence in the Library Gallery and Westmeath’s Roy filling the New Gallery space, these exhibitions show a variety of works in mixed media.

Though innately different in style and approach, there are common threads throughout this three man show. Each artist looks at landscape, environment and memory and the human experience of the same and offers unique responses to the themes.

A mixture of painting, photo-imaging, installation and text all feature in this exhibition, altering the physical environment of the gallery spaces.

The exhibition will officially launch on Friday 1st May at 6pm with a wine reception, all are welcome to attend. Exhibition will run until 28th June 2015. Admission to the gallery is free for groups and individuals. School or group tours and workshops can be arranged by contacting the gallery in advance on 090 6442154.


Thomas Ryan RHA at the Toradh Gallery

28 April – 26 May | Opening: 28 April at 7pm
Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre, Killegland St., Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Meath County Council Arts Office and the Toradh Gallery are delighted to present a retrospective collection of works by one of Ireland’s most distinguished artists, Thomas Ryan RHA.

The exhibition will open in the Toradh Gallery, located at the Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre, Killegland St, on 28th April at 7pm and will continue until May the 26th. All welcome.

Thomas Ryan will also give a series of talks on his works, dates to be announced.

For further information contact Toradh Gallery at 01 835 8002

Josephine Grant at Kilcock Art Gallery

A Personal Perspective
28 April – 19 May
Kilcock Art Gallery, School Street, Kilcock, County Kildare
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm. Saturday 12 to 4pm and by appointment.

New paintings by Josephine Grant. Paintings of interiors, terraces, landscape at her homes in Ireland and France.

In Gallery 11 we are holding a half price sale on all original prints.



Gabhann Dunne at The LAB Gallery, Dublin 1

Magenta Honey
1 May to 13 June 2015 | Opening Thursday 30 April 6-8pm

Gabhann Dunne’s work deals with the space within which rational language has failed and meaning is found in contemplation. This is what Philip Guston described ‘the third hand’. Positive psychology refers to it as autotelic flow where through the action of painting, the poles of reality and imagination can be reflected upon. The Metaphysical spectre of meaning of meaning overcome in an exchange for a movement away from limitations of human concerns towards a greater inhuman realm of existence that can be had in the observation of animals, environment and landscape. Placing ourselves not as separate to these but as participants and subjects of change.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
The LAB Gallery, Foley St, Dublin 1

Patricia Fitzgerald at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8

House of Spirit: The Art of the Mandala
2 May to 12 May | Opening Friday May 1 at 7pm
10am to 7pm daily (Mon to Sat) – Admission Free

Patricia Fitzgerald is a Mandala artist based in Dublin. From the classical Indian language of Sanskrit, the word Mandala can be loosely translated to mean circle. But the Mandala is far more than just a simple shape. It embodies wholeness, representing the structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows us our relatedness to the infinite, that which extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. The Mandala can be seen as a container for essence, energy or spirit. A journey into the self and to the connectedness with all that is. The drawing of Mandalas as well as being an artistic practice is a meditative and spiritual exercise, bringing much peace and a sense of wellbeing. When viewed, the Mandala promotes mindfulness, encourages peace and tranquility in the viewer’s mind and home. The Mandala has a therapeutic and healing effect on both the observer and the artist.

15% of all sales will be donated to the charity Aware.
Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
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Karla Black at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

1 May 2015 – 26 July 2015

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd., Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Karla Black is regarded as one of the pioneering contemporary artists of her generation. A Turner Prize nominee in 2011 she practices a kind of lyrical autonomous sculpture, influenced by psychoanalysis, feminism and its impact on visual art. Black’s work draws from a multiplicity of artistic traditions from expressionist painting, land art, performance, to formalism. Black questions the rigours of sculptural form and her large-scale sculptures incorporate modest everyday substances, along with very traditional art-making materials to create abstract formations.

Presenting seven new works, created especially for this exhibition at IMMA, Karla Black’s extraordinary creative output is shown, revealing the artist’s constant challenges to prevailing concepts of sculpture. Her interest in process has led her to expand the possibilities of any material she utilises; from polythene, chalk dust and powder to more atypical ones such as eye-shadow, nail varnish, Cif cream or toothpaste. Black chooses her media for their tactile aesthetic appeal: the familiarity of the texture of cellophane. Black’s process is intensely physical and this energy is conveyed through her work. Her approach to sculpture is often described as holistic. A new site-specific sculpture revealing Black’s preoccupation with trying to find ways to float material, form and colour at eye level, is shown. Comprised of 20 vertical supports, the plaster casts of thin tree trunks attached to the floor, tied with cellophane, and highlighted with hints of colour, this sculpture emphasises the free, experimental way she works.

Associated Talks and Events

There are a series of free talks to accompany this exhibition, with more to be announced.

Coffee with Karla Black, Thursday 30 April 2015, 11.30am -12.30noon
Join artist Karla Black for a coffee and the unique opportunity to hear the artist speak about her site-specific sculptures at IMMA. Conversation moderated by Rachael Thomas (Head of Exhibitions, IMMA). Tea/Coffee will be served.



David Fagan Day Trip Dublin to Kerry Return

Day Trip: He Saw The World And Was Left Wanting
Saturday 2 May at 9.30am
Celebrate David Fagan’s exhibition at Siamsa Tire by going on a day trip. Join the artist and curator Emer Lynch for this special event taking in sights and sounds as you travel from Dublin city to Kerry and back again with various small events and offerings happening en route. The excursion is arranged in conjunction with David Fagan’s, ‘He saw the world and was left wanting’ exhibition at Siamsa Tire.  Using phone calls, television broadcasting, European railway footage and webcam streams of public artworks, the work explores a very human wish to connect with other parts of the world.

To book a place on the Day Trip and more details:
E: [email protected]

Aitiuil Group Exhibition at Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire

until Saturday 9 May
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00- 5.00pm
Aitiuil is a group exhibition exploring the work of five eminent members of the RHA, all of whom have a connection with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County. The artists now all senior academicians include John Coyle, Carey Clarke, Imogen Stuart, Melanie le Brocquy and George Potter. The exhibition will present key early, mid career and recent works from each of the artists oeuvres. As part of the Municipal Gallery Programme each exhibition consists of artworks in the gallery and a learning programme, planned and designed in tandem.

Aitiuil Gallery Tour
Monday 27 April 1.30pm -2.15pm – Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon
No booking required
Arts Facilitator Bairbre-Ann Harkin will give a brief tour and talk about the artworks in Aituil. She will talk about the selected artists, their artworks and explore some of the themes featured in the exhibition.

Aituil Talk:
Dún Laoghaire as a source of inspiration
Thursday 30th April 6.30-8pm – Studio, dlr LexIcon
No booking required.
Writer and Peter Pearson, author of Between the Mountains and the Sea has brought together a unique presentation which asks the question of why so many artists and writers live in the area. Join us for a informal talk on this topic.
All events are free.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: (01) 2362759

Ciara Mc Keon at DeAppendix Gallery

Opening: 29 April at 6pm
DeAppendix Gallery, 30 Ardagh Grove, Blackrock, Dublin

Gable, an exhibition of new installational artworks by Ciara McKeon opens at DeAppendix Gallery opens 6-8pm, Wednesday April 29th 2015.

The show marks the end of McKeon’s residency in the studio which is co-located with a GP surgery. A series of one-on-one performances will also take place at DeAppendix in conjunction with the LIVE COLLISION festival, to book a performance appointment, click here:www.eventbrite.ie/e/unaccompanied-by-ciara-mckeon-tickets-16682479746

For more information: Ciara McMahon [email protected]/ 01 2785866 or Ciara McKeon, 086 3952544,


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Susan Connolly at The LAB Gallery

When the Ceiling Meets the Floor
30 April – 13 June | Preview: 30th April 6-8pm
The LAB Gallery, Foley St, Dublin 1

Susan Connolly’s practice explores the ‘extendable paint surface’ and the provisionality this causes within traditional notions of painting. Playful exploration of the mediums established traditions are explored by imposing questions derived from art historical references which are the allowed, through the making process, to find new means if capturing, sampling and constructing paint within a framework exploring notions of space, gravity and content.

Contact us at [email protected]

www.susanconnolly.com | www.thelab.ie


Group Exhibition at The Greenlane Gallery, Dingle

Home and Place
2 May to 15 May 2015 | Opening Friday 1 May, at 7.30pm
Studio 8  Kerry Contemporary invite you to mark its debut exhibition of as part of this year’s Feile na Bealtaine, which will be opened by Irish artist John Coll.

Studio 8 Kerry Contemporary is a recently established artist collective in County Kerry. The group is comprised of eight members; Des Fitzgerald, Barbara Reen, Kathy Hurley, Elouise Flannery, Miroslava Pavelkova, Margaret Kennedy O’Connell, Joe Keating and Diarmaid O’Sullivan. Working in a range of disciplines including painting, photography, textiles, print and sculpture, the exhibition features new and contemporary work by these eight artists on the theme of Home and Place.

Further information:
T: 066 9152018
E: [email protected]
The Greenlane Gallery, Holy Ground, Dingle, Co Kerry

David Murphy at Garter Lane Arts Centre

Old Flour Mills
1 – 31 May
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Open daily Tues to Sat 11am to 5.30pm and during performances.

David explains; “I have recently taken on a personal project to photograph the “Old Flour Mills” on the docks in Waterford. The reason I took on this project was to capture the Iconic memory of these old towers which are to be knocked soon. I myself have grown up in Waterford all my life. These towers for me represent Waterford as it was, (a hardworking city), and although the towers no longer represent that. I feel for me that they are a significant part of the history of the city. Waterford has been hit hard lately as you well know, and maybe it will take something significant like the destruction of one of our most iconic landmarks to get the fire lighting again. When I arrive back from trips to Dublin, Kilkenny etc, the first thing I see are these towers and it will be strange to imagine them not being there in the not so distant future.”

David Murphy is a recent a BA (Hons) in Design (Visual Communications) graduate from WIT.

For info www.garterlane.ie or 051-855038

‘Borders ll; from Kathmandu to Kerry and Beyond’ | Group Exhibition at Cill Rialaig Art Centre

Borders ll; from Kathmandu to Kerry and Beyond
3 – 8 May
Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Part two of a three venue group touring exhibition. 42 national and international artists exhibit small scale, unframed, mixed media artworks. Part one opened in Kathmandu on 1st April 2015 for one week.

This is a charity event organised on behalf of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland

For further information contact: Vera McEvoy at email: [email protected] or telephone 086 258 4367.



‘Notes on the Lusitania’ Exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre

Notes on the Lusitania
2 – 24 May
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
Opening hours: 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm Saturday & Sunday

Text-based installation written by poet Sheila Mannix and typography by Clare Bell, sound installation by Danny McCarthy and a number of borrowed works from the Crawford Art Gallery. Curated by Miranda Driscoll, director of the Sirius Arts Centre.

An exhibition in conjunction with the Cobh Lusitania Centenary 2015, Notes on the Lusitania considers a number of characters who were on board the ocean liner when it was torpedoed off the Cork coast by a German U-boat on the 7th May 1915. Among 1198 people who died when the boat sank were Sir Hugh Lane, best known as a renowned art collector and director of the National Gallery of Ireland, American Elbert Hubbard who was a writer, publisher and social agitator, and his wife Alice Hubbard – a writer and feminist. The Hubbards were also founders of the Roycroft Arts and Crafts Community and movement in New York State.


Femke Vandenberg at Sternview Gallery, Cork

Brass Tacks
Until 19 May 2015
Monday to Friday 7:30am to  4pm, Saturdays 8:30am

Femke Vandenberg’s practice concerns the networks of everyday images which surround us. A process of image collection and appropriation allows pop cultural, art historical and anthropological resonances to pervade her work. With orientations to the subliminal, her work spurs considerations on contemporary image flows and conceptual associations that speed through and around us. Vandenberg’s exhibition at Sternview Gallery suggests the gathering and arrangement workings of wunderkammern and wonder rooms. The installation will include over fifty wooden panel paintings.

Exhibition entry via Nash 19 Restaurant and Food Shop, 19 Princes Street, Cork
Further information

CCAD MA Art Therapy Students Group Exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Dulce Domum
29 April  to 16 May 2015 | Opening April 29 at 1.30pm
Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 6pm
Curated by Marie Brett and John McHarg, Dulce Domum is a group exhibition by CIT CCAD MA Art Therapy Students pondering ideas of home and displacement.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Further Information:
T: (021) 433 5210

Tomasz Madajczak at Tactic, Cork

Processes of Change
Until 7 May
Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 3pmTactic, 3rd Floor Sample-Studios, Sullivans Quay, CorkFurther information:
E: [email protected]
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Yohann Walter at Alliance Francaise Cork

16 April – 13 May 2015
Alliance Francaise Cork, Enterprise House, 2nd Floor, 36 Mary Street, Cork

Over the past decade, for artistic or professional purposes, French artist Yohann Walter has been travelling from the Ionian Islands to the Hordaland coasts, the foot of Vitosha Mountain to the Catskills, the Laurentides to the Landes forest, Louisiana to the mouth of the Daugava, the Appalachian Mountains to the western province of Connacht. Paddling. Walking. Sailing. Driving. Flying.

Beyond it, this relationship to geographic distances, human discoveries and cultural novelties has been a constant driving force to Yohann’s artistic activity. Every new landscape, colour and sound turning to the stage for new sensitive works and visual tales.

ODYSSEE is a collection of art pieces conceived and realized while travelling, exploring cultural and linguistic juxtapositions, folding and unfolding space and time. It is an invitation to travel which offers visitors to embark on a dreamlike wandering, questioning our sense of geographic belonging through mixed media works and unique looks.

www.alliancefrancaisecork.com/odyssee | www.yohann-walter.com

Dennis Dinneen Exhibition at the Boole Library, UCC

Small Town Portraits
16 April – 27 June
Boole Library, UCC, Cork
The opening hours are the opening hours of the Library Main Building currently: Mon-Fri 07.00-22.45, Sat 10.00-17.45, Sun 11.00-20.45.

An exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Dennis Dinneen opens on the 16th April at 6pm and runs until 27th June in the Boole Library, UCC, Cork.

Dennis Dinneen was a publican and photographer making images in the town of Macroom, Co. Cork during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Either in his studio at the back of the bar or on location he covered topics ranging from weddings, communions and sporting events, to making portraits and passport photographs resulting in an archive of over 20,000 images, including many yet unseen. The exhibition, Small Town Portraits which will open in UCC Library on Thursday 16 April at 6pm focusses on portraits and ID images selected from the 6,000 photographs that have been scanned over the past 2 years by David J Moore and Dennis’ son, Laurence.

Curator David J Moore describes these portraits as having “an unusual informality that occasionally reveals an awkwardness between subject and camera. The mix of off-kilter compositions, wallpapers, backdrops and small juxtapositions within the frame make for unique and often humorous moments. Though, many of these moments have not been seen publicly until now, as Dinneen cropped most portraits from the full negative for his clients. Looking retrospectively at these images un-cropped allows us to see the extent of Dinneen’s unique vision and playfulness with photography. He was far more than just your average photographer providing a service. He had a wonderful eye mixed with talent, technique and fantastic wit.”

The exhibition is curated by David J Moore and has been made possible with the help of Cronan O Doibhlin at UCC Library, University College Cork.



Dawn West at Ormston House

Leave Now By Any Practical Means
1 May – 30 May | Opening: 1 May at 7pm
Ormston House, 9-11 Patrick St., Limerick

Ormston House is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Dawn West: Leave Now By Any Practical Means. The exhibition was selected through our membership scheme by Viviana Checchia (Public Engagement Curator, CCA Glasgow) & Marta Slawinska (Arts Programmer, Ormston House).

Please join us for the preview on Friday 1 May, 7-9pm. During Riverfest, we will open on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May, 12-6pm. The exhibition runs until 30 May 2015.

The exhibition is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Admission free. All welcome.



Marion Michell at R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

Strands of wishful thinking: Hairlings and other things
2 – 30 May 2015
11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Marion Michell’s art touches on childhood, on growing up and its anxieties. It is as much an exploration of memory as of physical experience. The exhibition encompasses assembled objects, re-fashioned heirlooms and photography.
R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street Lisburn BT27 4XE

Further information:
T: 028 9266 3179


Marion Michell at R-Space Gallery, The Linen Rooms

2 – 30 May 2015
R-Space Gallery, The Linen Rooms, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT27 4XE

Marion Michell’s art touches on childhood, on growing up and its anxieties. It is an exploration of memory as a physical experience. Using memories, moods and atmospheres, interwoven with elements from myths and fairy tales. Her crocheted outfits skirt the border of reality using the physical as an entry-point into the psyche and try’s to make emotions manifest in a physical way, making concrete what isn’t or can’t be spoken.


‘Inter-National’ | Group Exhibition at Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking

29 April – 29 May | Opening: 29 April at 7pm
Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Unit 20 Dunlop Industrial Units, 8 Balloo Drive, Bangor, Co. Down
Opening Hours: 9.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday; Saturdays by appointment

For many years Seacourt has provided international artists with access to the widest range of printmaking techniques in Ireland though residency programmes.
This exhibition brings together artists from outside the UK who applied to Seacourt’s Residency programme during 2014 and Seacourt artists who have been on residencies or had their work highlighted internationally. Artists include Ausma Šmite, Robin Kang, Mira Kim, Constanza Dessain, Jude Valentine, Allison Hyde, Rachel Ramirez, Joe Shores, Lucy Turner, Katie Brown, Shauna McGowan. Cecilia Stephens, Jenna Kirkwood.


Clinton Kirkpatrick at Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking

Rainbow Mouth
29 April – 29 May | Opening: 29 April at 7pm
Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Unit 20 Dunlop Industrial Units, 8 Balloo Drive, Bangor, Co. Down

Rainbow Mouth is a misunderstood character; he is a shell of someone or something, yet he has a unique quality to him. He can represent optimism or the ability to discover and change something and he is on a quest to discover himself in his solitary surroundings. This exhibition will include a new suite of monotype prints and drawings created in 2015.



Paul Moore at the Arts & Disability Forum, Belfast

Lorem Ipsum
1 May to 19 June 2015 | Opening  Thursday 30 April 5 to 7pm
Tuesday to Friday  11am to 3pm

Lorem Ipsum is a new body of work about ambiguity of information and the limits of language as a tool for communication. The work considers identity and the self, whilst addressing the artist’s personal experience of dyslexia. The work challenges how we process information, linking mind, memory and place to modern technological processes. The nonsense phrase Lorem Ipsum has been used for centuries by typographers to show the most distinctive features of their fonts. Based in Belfast, Paul Moore is a visual artist interested in technology and art from an early age. His work represents inward explorations that arise from fragmented understanding of language and information.

The exhibition is on view at the Arts & Disability Forum, on the wheelchair-accessible Ground Floor of Cathedral Quarter Workspaces, at 109-113 Royal Avenue in Belfast, Belfast Telegraph end, opposite the Mace shop.
BSL and audio description are available provided visitors make requests in advance.

Group Exhibition at Danlann Gerard Dillon, Culturlann, Belfast

O Dhuiche Mhuscrai
30 April to 4 June, 2015 | Opening 30 April 2016 at 7pm
Gallery opening hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday, weekends: 11:00 – 4:00pm.

Opening by Liadh Ni Riada, MEP the exhibition will  include delicate landscapes depicting ancient places by Máire Ní Shúilleabháin; vibrant landscape paintings by Pauline Dodds and the mood filled works of Helen Willems Bogels; ceramic sculptures by Robert Rasmussen that work to merge colour and form; Meredith Flandreau’s carefully worked ceramic pieces; Helen Ní Chuill’s delicate porcelain assemblages inspired by the natural landscape of Múscraí; Suzanne O’Sullivan’s distinctive glass works and Maura Whelan’s light filled glass pieces, along with Bernadette Ní Choitir’s elegant ink drawings of Irish songs and laments and Marie Foley’s thoughtful and exquisite mixed-media works.
Further information:
T: 028 9096 4180
Danlann Gerard Dillon, Culturlann, 216 Bothar na bhFal, An Ceathrú Gaeltachta, Beal Feirste, BT12 6AH

Kathryn Callaghan at Cameron Landscapes and Garden Centre

Life in our Landscapes
30 April – 28 May | Launch night: 30 April 2015, 7pm to 9pm
Cameron Landscapes and Garden Centre, Hillhall Road, Belfast, 30 April 2015
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sunday: 12.30pm – 5pm

Join us for the unveiling of a new exhibition from Kathryn Callaghan Fine Art, inspired by beautiful landscape and garden animals.

Tickets cost £10 including wine, canapés & entry into a draw to win an original piece of art by Kathryn Callaghan – worth £595!

All proceeds go to the MS Society.


Helen G Blake at Fenderesky Gallery

New Paintings
16 April – 16 May
Fenderesky Gallery, 31 North Street, Belfast, BT1 1NA

The Fenderesky Gallery presents New Paintings, an exhibition of work by artist Helen G Blake.

Tel: 028 (048 from ROI) 9023 5245
Email: [email protected]



Damaso Reyes at Artlink

The Europeans
2 May – 1 June | Opening: 2 May at 6pm
Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Opening days and hours for the exhibition are Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 4.30pm; Sat and Sun 1pm to 6pm.

Artlink is excited to announce Fort Dunree will host an exhibition of The Europeans by American photographer and multi-media artist Damaso Reyes from May 2, 2015 through June 1, 2015. Mr. Reyes (www.damaso.com) is an award winning photojournalist and former Fulbright scholar whose current project, The Europeans (www.theeuropeans.net), documents how Europe and its people are changing as the European Union expands and which the New York Times describes as an “ambitious project” that “goes beyond the headlines.”

The show at Saldahna Gallery, Fort Dunree Military Museum, Inishowen, County Donegal will feature prints as well as multimedia audio-visual pieces produced by Mr. Reyes from material he has gathered over the last ten years from European countries including Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Ukraine. Mr. Reyes’ intimate explorations of life in contemporary Europe seeks to unveil the often untold ways in which politics, culture and identity intersect in the lives and communities across the continent.

This will be the first major exhibition of Mr. Reyes’ work in Ireland and we will use this as an opportunity to engage the public in a meaningful discussion on the future of Europe and Ireland’s place in it.



Laura Buckley in Group Exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection, London

30 April – 16 August 2015
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT

Artists: Ed Atkins / Laura Buckley, Haroon Mirza and Dave Maclean / Martin Creed / Alexandre da Cunha / Dexter Dalwood / Tracey Emin / Isa Genzken / Samara Golden / GuytonWalker / Rachel Harrison / Andy Holden / Damien Hirst / Jim Lambie / Michael Landy / Maria Lassnig / Mark Leckey / Sarah Lucas / Heather Phillipson / Sigmar Polke / Albert Oehlen / Josephine Meckseper / Elizabeth Price / Pamela Rosenkranz / Wolfgang Tillmans / Keith Tyson / Julia Wachtel / Gillian Wearing / Rachel Whiteread / Christopher Wool

Founded in 1994, the Zabludowicz Collection has rapidly become one of the world’s leading independent contemporary art collections. This major new exhibition features significant and rarely seen works by over 30 leading international artists, giving a unique insight into a collection that continues to grow and evolve.

zabludowiczcollection.com/london/exhibitions/Zabludowicz-Collection-20-Years | www.laurabuckley.com

Berlin Art Weekend: Damien Flood at NGORONGORO, Lehder Strasse 34

30 April – 3 May | Preview: 30 April at 2 pm, Party 8 pm
Opening hours: 1 – 3 May 10 am – 12 pm

Damien Flood exhibiting at NGORONGORO during Berlin Art Weekend.

During Berlin’s Gallery Weekend, the vast studio complex of Lehder Strasse 34, in Berlin-Weissensee is the site for an extensive group exhibition featuring 100 Berlin based and international artists.

Echoing this primordial ecosystem, the exhibition sees a kaleidoscopic survey of artistic practise coming together in one event, staged within the creative crucible of art’s origins – the studio. The combination of names such as John Bock, Mat Collishaw, Birgit Dieker, Martin Eder, Douglas Gordon, Asta Gröting, Stefanie Hillich, Pe Lang, Polly Morgan, Bruce Nauman, Anri Sala, Thomas Zipp, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, demonstrates the complex networks that artists build amongst themselves, a phenomenon that has, so far, been little explored. Therefore the artist list is not defined by the usual curatorial criteria of concept, form or discourse – but primarily based on intuition. The result is a dynamic confrontation of equally-weighted participants, illustrating the initiators’ artistic reference system and the extensive diversity of their network.

Press preview: 29 April 12 – 4 pm, Please RSVP until 27 April 2015

www.artistweekend.com | www.damienflood.ie

Kevin Callaghan Participates in What is Luxury? at the V&A, London

What is Luxury?
Until 2 2015

Group Exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum
Kevin Callaghan collaborates with Unknown Fields Division (Kate Davies and Liam Young) on this untitled work.

While journeys to extraordinary places are the cornerstone of luxury travel, this project follows more well-concealed journeys taking place across global supply chains. It retraces rare-earth elements, which are widely used in high end electronics and green technologies, to their origins. A 4K film documents voyages from container ships and ports, wholesalers and factories, back to the banks of a barely-liquid radioactive lake in Inner Mongolia, where the refining process takes place. Kevin Callaghan uses mud from this lake to craft a set of three ming vases.

Further information:
T: 0044 07806685930
E: [email protected]
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL,


Leonard Sheil at Galerie Gut Gasteil, Austria

26 April – 21 June

The first of two exhibitions in Austria for Leonard Sheil.

‘der irische Künstle rund die Se’ – Gut Gasteil Galerie, Prigglitz, Lower Austria.

Established in 1989 Gut Gasteil gallery run by Johannes and Charlottel Seidl has exhibited many Austria’s most well known artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Peter Paszkiewicz, Ona B, Martha Jungwirth, Christian Ludwig Attersee Herwig Zens, Bernhard Tragut.