The Exhibitionist| 31|Magnetism


A new project initiated by the owners of the Hazelwood estate in Sligo caught my eye this week. This ambitious project uses the ‘vast red-brick factory built by an Italian textile firm in 1969’ as the scene for large scale artistic works. From the Irish Times;

The buildings clash, but when they visited Hazelwood last winter the Raethornes came up with a vision to make companion pieces out of them. They plan to transform the factory into a whiskey distillery and are hosting the estate’s first art exhibition,Magnetism. The distillery and the ongoing exhibitions will, in theory, help to meet the financial demands of restoring the house to its original splendour.

We do see ourselves as custodians of the house now and want to revive it and bring people back into it.

Some of the projects include work by Siobhán Hapaska and Aleksander Mir, pictured below.

SiobhanHapska-Downfall features 11 olive trees suspended horizontally from steel
Siobhan Hapska-Downfall features 11 olive trees suspended horizontally from steel cables
Alexandr MirPlane Landing is a vast helium balloon shaped like a jet aeroplane and suspended above ground, in a perpetual state of
Alexandr Mir-Plane Landing is a vast helium balloon shaped like a jet aeroplane and suspended above ground, in a perpetual state of landing.

One of the most striking pieces is by artist Lucy Andrews;

Lucy Andrews, the Dublin-based artist, saw reams and reams of videotape left scattered on the factory floor since the last occupant, the Korean firm Saehan Media, vacated the building. Andrews spread the lengths of tape across the factory floor and then painstakingly threaded them together and suspended them from ceiling to floor, so that they hang in front of visitors when they walk into that section of the factory. The effect is like seeing an ethereal, endless tree trunk.

“Big reels of videotape are called pancakes, which was news to us,” says Vaari Claffey, the curator of the exhibition. “They are extraordinarily long, and when Lucy saw them, that was that. It was incredibly demanding work. Each pancake is 5,000m long. So very labour intensive, with cherry pickers at the top of the building to hang them from the roof. All of this is unrecorded tape. It fans out with the wind, so it moves, and when the natural light changes it glitters and changes. Lucy has an incredible mind for material. It is all based on how things behave.”

But you’ll have to visit the show to see that work. The exhibition Magnetism is at the Hazelwood estate until September 27th.


The Orchard Keepers’ | Film Screening and Book Launch at The Chester Beatty Library

Jul 10, 2015 02:58 pm

‘The Orchard Keepers’
Saturday 18th of July @ 1pm | Free event
The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle

28 min – Arabic with English sub
by Bryony Dunne – 2014

Against a backdrop of political upheaval, an island of green floats in the arid, Sinai desert; two Bedouin embark on a daily journey to keep their orchard alive.

Photographer and first time filmmaker Bryony Dunne interweaves her own story, discovering the orchards during a time of volatility and the timeless stability they offer.—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx |

‘Summer Ensemble 2015? Exhibition at Graphic Studio Gallery

Jul 10, 2015 02:52 pm

Summer Ensemble
– A group exhibition of Graphic Studio Members & Artists
7 July – 5 September 2015
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday & Monday: Closed

Graphic Studio Gallery is pleased to launch our annual summer exhibition, showcasing new framed work from studio members and gallery artists. A diverse range of printmaking techniques can be seen including etching, linocut, drypoint, carborundum, lithography and mezzotint.

Kildare Biennale at the Irish Georgian Society

Jul 08, 2015 12:26 pm

Curated by Maebh O’Regan
3 – 30 July | Opening: 3 July at 6.30pm
Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58, South William Street, Dublin 2.

A celebration of 8 contemporary Artists:
Philippa Bayliss, Sarah Browne, Joe Butler, Cathy Callan, Janet Colgan, Jarlath Daly, Martin Gale, Chara Nagle

The Irish Georgian Society is delighted to host the Kildare Biennale. This collection of fine art is a celebration of visual artists associated with County Kildare. This exhibition came about as a result of the curator’s teaching practice. Most students seemed totally unaware of the caliber of artists living and working in their local community. To address this issue, Maebh O’Regan, a lecturer in visual culture in the National College of Art and Design, began to make a series of studio visits to Kildare-related artists, choosing individuals that excelled in different disciplines. This resulted in her book: Studio Secrets, Art in Kildare, published by Castletown Press, 2014. Leixlip Community Library invited the author to hold an exhibition of the participating artists for the launch of her book on Culture Night (19th September 2014). The popularity of the show prompted Kildare Arts and Services to invite the Curator to move the exhibition to the Riverbank Centre from the 15th of November to the 22nd December 2014.

For more information, please visit:

James Gilna at IMOCA

Jul 08, 2015 10:24 am

Forms of Complicity

Previews Thurs 16th July 6:30pm
Steambox Gallery, IMOCA, School Street, Dublin 8
Continues daily 11am to 5pm until the 26th July, 2015

Steambox – the Research Centre for Studies in Technological and Experimental Arts at IMOCA, School Street, Dublin 8 presents Forms of Complicity, a solo exhibition by James Gilna. The featured work is taken from his Sphere Series and includes paintings on paper and large linen canvasses accompanied by artist’s books.

Gilna constructs material images, using raw pigment, marble dust, china clay and casein. This is pure image making free of oppositional critique and at once showing a high degree of historical awareness together with an intuitive response to digital culture and molecular aesthetics. Each piece presents a moment in time, a fragmentary representation of Brownian motion, recalling Lucretius’ ‘On the Nature of Things’. |

‘Playing with Tradition’ | Group Exhibition at State Apartments Dublin Castle

Jul 06, 2015 12:01 pm

Playing with Tradition

6 June – 6 September
State Apartments Dublin Castle, Dames Street, Dublin
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 10.00am- 5pm, Sunday 12.00-4pm

Nigel Atkinson, Karen Brennan, Una Burke, Maurice Clarke, Helen Cody, Seliena Coyle, Claire Curneen, Arthur Duff, Lisa Farmer, Jacopo Foggini, Isabelle de Borchgrave, De Vecchi, Paolo Giordano, Elisa Giovannnoni, Nuala Goodman, Richard Hutten, Marianna Kennedy, Alessandro Mendini, Uros Mihic, Paola Navone, Claire Anne O’ Brien, Donatella Pellini, Paola Navone, Gaetano Pesce, Jarmila Mucha Plockova, Jennifer Slattery, J.Hill Standard, Philip Treacy, Kyoko Wainai, Max Wax Zelouf and Bell .

The exhibition encompasses furniture, sculptural objects, tableware clothing and accessories. Each piece in the exhibition has its roots in traditional design and high quality craftmanship but with a twist which makes it contemporary. The participants are a mixture of Irish and international designers, some of whose work is well known in Ireland.

CONTACT: co-curator: [email protected], administrator:[email protected], press: [email protected], [email protected]

Clare Hartigan at Duke Street Gallery

Jul 06, 2015 10:51 am


16 – 31 July | Opening: 16 July at 5pm
Duke Street Gallery, 17 Duke St, Dublin 2

Leading Limerick painter Clare Hartigan’s solo exhibition entitled Time will be opened by City Arts Officer Ray Yeates at Duke Street Gallery on Thursday July 16th from 5pm – 8pm.

Hartigan uses her own unique style of painting to create an emotionally evocative series of works that portray our knowledge and understanding of the human condition. Hartigan uses a free and seemingly spontaneous method of paint application which reflects a paint-dripping technique made famous by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. This technique creates a dynamic mood in her work, combining delicate line and colour with an intense sense of speed and motion. Using these elements as a framework for her exhibition, Hartigan has created a new series of works which aim to examine the qualities of time we experience as human beings. The paintings each display an aspect of what we understand as time. From a fleeting moment, to a psychological progression through time. This is an exhibition that denotes the human condition in flux.

Hartigan’s has established herself as a highly collectable artist and well sought after at home and abroad. This exhibition will run until 31st July 2015.

Summer Exhibition at Solomon Fine Art

Jul 03, 2015 11:37 am

Paintings, Sculpture, Glass & Print
10 July – 22 August 2015
Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

This stunning mix of paintings, sculpture, print and glass by Ireland’s leading artists includes work by Anthony Scott, Patrick O’Reilly, Orla de Brí, Margaret Egan, Ian Pollock, Rachel Joynt, John Behan, Frances Ryan, Leah Beggs, Joe Neeson, Sandra Bell, Kevin Gaines, Róisín de Buitléar and the recent Hennessy Portrait Award and BP Portrait Award finalists Comhghall Casey and Helen Tyrell. The gallery is also delighted to exhibit three artists newly represented by Solomon Fine Art, Laurent Mellet, Tracey Quinn and Bridget Flinn.

This extensive and varied exhibition, beautifully presented in The Solomon’s bright, city centre space and representing the best of contemporary Irish art, is well worth visiting this summer.

‘PORTFOLIO’ | Group Exhibition at Solomon Fine Art

Jul 03, 2015 11:29 am


10 July – 22 August 2015
Solomon Fine Art, Unit 2, Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5.30pm / Saturday 11am – 4pm

Denis Brown, Diedre McCrory, Nicola Henley, Patricia Murphy, Agnes De Vlin, Bernie Leahy, Jennifer Slattery, Ceadogan Rugs, Muriel Beckett, Frances Crowe, Helen Cody, Liz Nilsson, Brendan Joseph and Una Burke.

From Friday 10th July to Saturday 29 August Solomon Fine Art, in conjunction with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and The Doyle Collection, are pleased to host an exhibition of textiles, paper and calligraphy by Ireland’s most renowned artists and makers.

Sumud // Steadfastedness: Photographs from Gaza and Ireland at Filmbase, Dublin

Jul 02, 2015 02:19 pm

7 to 9 July 2015
9.30am to 8.30pm

Sumud // Steadfastedness brings together three photographic projects about Gaza. Six children who witnessed massacres during Israel’s 2008 bombardment were tutored by Belgian photographer Asmaa Seba El Mourabiti. The result is Gaza Seen By Its Children, 24 photographs that have been shown around the world. Beside this is Obliterated Families by Anne Paq, whose subject is the extraordinary statistic that in the 2014 Israeli offensive, 142 families in Gaza lost three or more members. Finally, Fatin Al Tamimi has documented acts of solidarity with Palestine in Ireland. Sumud // Steadfastedness is part of PalFest Ireland, an arts festival run by Irish artists in support of Palestine.Admission is free and all are welcome.
Further information:
Filmbase, Curved St, Dublin

John Hearne and Laura Cronin at Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin 2

Jul 02, 2015 02:12 pm

Dublin – Dawn to Dusk
Until 18 July 2015
Dublin – Dawn to Dusk, is a two person show featuring a selection of paintings by Irish artists John Hearne and Laura Cronin.
Further information:
T: 01 6729031
E: [email protected]
25 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2


‘Compassion, Meditation at Fistree’ | An Exhibition of Etchings at The Printmakers Gallery

Jul 02, 2015 01:50 pm

6 – 11 July
The Printmakers Gallery, 25 Drury Street, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 – 5.30

Compassion, Meditation at Fishtree, an exhibition of etchings at The Printmakers Gallery Dublin.

Fiona Cashell and Talia Moscovitz at The Cube, Dublin 8

Jun 26, 2015 02:53 pm

Digital image scan from mold damaged 35mm color slide

Photography Exhibition on the Emotional Impact of Viewing Screens
10 to 18 July 2015 | Opening 10 July 6 to 9pm
Part of the 2015 PhotoIreland Open Programme, Groundless is composed of three individual photographic projects that seek to peer through the glowing surface of the digital screen to probe the murky emotional and psychological tensions at work beneath. Groundless marks the public premier of Vertigo and Warped by Talia Moscovitz and the Irish premier of Second Window by New York based/Tallaght raised artist, Fiona Cashell. The photographic works are presented in vibrant site-specific projection installations that unite the private act of staring into a personal computer screen with the public experience of viewing a gallery exhibition.

The Donnelly Centre, Cork Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 677 0107
E: [email protected]


Eamonn Doyle Book Launch at the Library Project

Jun 26, 2015 01:40 pm

3 July at 7pm
The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin

Following the successful launch of Eamonn Doyle’s well-received first photobook on March last year, we celebrate the arrival of his second title: ‘ON’.

Diarmait Grogan & William Hamilton at The MART Gallery

Jun 26, 2015 01:14 pm

Shanghai Ritual

7th – 12th July | Opening Reception: 6.00pm – 8.30pm Sunday, 5th July
The MART, 190a Rathmines Rd, Rathmines, Dublin
Opening hours: Tues – Sun, 1 – 6pm

Irish artists Diarmait Grogan and William Hamilton spent a year in Shanghai, culminating in a shared photographic portrayal of the city. Shanghai Ritual is an atmospheric study of place and displacement, set in the largest city proper in the world in 2013.

These images present 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 city, caught between times, that will soon be changed forever.

With thanks to Laois County Council.

For further information: [email protected]

PhotoIreland 2015: ‘JIGEUM’ | South Korean Emerging Artists at South Studios

Jun 26, 2015 12:27 pm


4 – 12 July | Opening: 4 July at 6pm
South Studios, 27/28 New Row South, Dublin 8

Introducing fresh new work from South Korea by emerging artists from the Chung Ang University: Chankyu Kim, Youngdon Jung, Hyungsik Kim, A-Ri Kim, Jaeyeon Kim, Taejoong Kim, Taejun Yoon, and Youngjin Yoo.

Cocurated by Kyungwoo Chun and Hyosup Jung.

The exhibition offers a rare insight into contemporary photographic practices in Korea, presenting us with a varied and ever surprising array of projects.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Jul 10, 2015 03:16 pm

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015, London.
Until 16 August 2015
Saturday to Thursday 10am to 6pm
Late opening Fridays until 10pm
This year the exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin RA, a leading artist of his generation and the teacher who nurtured the talents of Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition: its earliest exhibitors included the likes of Reynolds, Constable and Turner.
Main Galleries, Burlington House

Art Courses 2015, Stromboli Island, the Land of Volcanoes, Italy

Jul 08, 2015 03:00 pm

A Week for the Senses
13th to 17th September
Fee: €400 includes training and art materials
Booking fee €100 Lunches €70.
Stromboli, one of the seven Aeolian islands situated in the Mediterranean sea north of Sicily, is Art to Heart’s Autumn destination of the year, a volcanic island of a sombre, unnerving beauty and a coastline with steep crags emerging from the sea. This course offers a unique opportunity for art (and food) lovers to immerse themselves in one of Italy’s richest art’s treasure chests. Facilitated by Jole Bortoli, Art to Heart’s Director, the five-day courses will centre on the participants’ free and creative response to the environment.
No previous artistic experience is required.
Further inofrmation and bookings:
E: [email protected]
T: 085 153 2220

David Blackmore in Group Exhibition at The Art Foundation, Athens

Jul 08, 2015 11:36 am

Curated by Marina Georgiou and Thalia-Maria Kourtesi
25 June – 6 September
The Art Foundation, 5 Normanou str. 105 55 Athens, Monastiraki, Athens
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00

VAI member David Blackmore is currently exhibiting ‘Jacked’ (2014) as part of ‘Kontrat: for it had turned to gold in his hand’ at The Art Foundation, Athens.

The group show kontrat?: for it had turned to gold in his hand, explores the politics of working for the arts, through the work of seven artists, along with an interactive archive room. Informed by the Greek myth in which Midas, picks an apple and to his discomfort it turns into gold leaving him hungry – kontrat? tells the story of the art workers and their artworks.

Measuring work in a post-Fordist ‘art-factory’ scenario can be slippery, as production of labour is inseparable from activity itself. Art work is integrated in a system designed to produce blockbuster exhibitions by circulating digital and printed press releases, and dealing cultural assets, dependent on the artist’s level of ‘achievements’ listed in a 100-word bio written by a no-more-than-ten-quid-a-day-travel-expenses-paid intern. What is the functionality of working for systems designed to blur work and non-work time, and where are the less visible sides of the art workers’ discontinuous and complex biography? Account books, P45’s, freelance tax returns, payslips, and copyright policies. What contract has the employee of culture signed, and with whom?

The exhibition vocalizes the artworkers’ socio-economical bond with the ‘art factory’, and resonates a collective multitude of critical voices questioning whether given infrastructures indeed have no alternative.

Participating artists: Mariana Bisti, David Blackmore, Sara Borga, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Richard Müller, Saul Williams and Marina Xenofontos.

Leonard Sheil in Group Exhibition at Galerie Kunstverein Baden, Austria

Jul 06, 2015 11:54 am

The exhibition runs until 30 August.
Galerie Kunstverein Baden, Austria.

100 Meisterwerke

The Kunstverein Baden celebrates its 90th anniversary with a show by members that include Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Martina Funder, Regina Hadraba, Tomas Hoke, Cornelia König, Nina Maron, Christina Perschon, Ulla Reithmayr, Helmut Stadlmann, and Monika Triska-Schaudy.

Sheil will exhibit ’an irishman’s diaries’ 16 notebooks spanning the years from 2006-2015. He was elected in 2014 and is its first Irish member.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Leo Hemetsberger Philosopher and Baden City Council Chief Arts Officer Stefan Sziruczek. |

‘Instinct’ | Group Exhibition of Irish Artists at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Gallery

Jul 04, 2015 01:25 pm

Curated by Matthew Nevin of MART.
11 July – 29 August | Opening: 11 July at 6pm
LACDA, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-5

Artists exhibiting in LACDA – Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Gallery: Dominic Thorpe, Liam O’Callaghan, Margaret O’Brien, Katherine Nolan, Terence Erraught, Eleanor Lawler, Francis Fay.

MART curator Matthew Nevin has invited 18 emerging and established Irish visual artists and designers to take part in ‘Instinct’ a cross disciplinary exhibition showcasing work in three Los Angeles galleries: Santa Monica Art Studios Gallery, The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and Hive Gallery and one Irish The MART Gallery during July & August 2015.

“My recent curatorial research has brought my attention to artworks created through various creative processes. By engaging with artists that are responding to the idea of instinctual and personal artistic representation and production I wish to open up perhaps sometimes a confrontational visual argument with the viewer. I have collated a series of artworks that question the role of instinctual art production. These artists strive to develop their ideas through experimentation and use of formal creative training. The exhibition focuses on the process of visual art making and design in order to achieve a collective approach in analysing the current formation of art; its patterns, imagery, performative practices and digital responses artists are making.” – Curator Matthew Nevin

The exhibition aims to celebrate and build a greater international awareness and appreciation of Irish visual art and design excellence. By building the profiles internationally it aims to begin a foundation for future development, exposure and opportunities of Irish Designers & Artists working in California and the wider USA. After the American leg a selection of works will go on to be exhibited in The MART Gallery, Dublin. |

Laura Gannon at Ulilinn, West Cork Art Centre

Jul 10, 2015 03:07 pm

Silver House
18 July to 12 August 2015 | Opening 18 July at 3pm
Monday to Saturday
10am to 5pm
Closed for lunch on Saturday 1 to 2pm

A series of new works especially made for Ulilinn including the premiere of significant new film work Silver House, which was made on location in Goleen, West Cork in Spring 2015. This work features a collaboration with composer Susan Stenger who has incorporated the sounds of the West Cork landscape and the house where the work was filmed to create a new audio composition. Silver House is set in the home of Eilish Lavelle who has created a unique environment, where she designed and modified her house and garden over a forty-year period. Gannon has responded to the changing natural light within the gallery to create three large sculptural drawings which occupy the double height gallery wall and interacts with the light and shadows of the space.
Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: + 353 28 22090
Skibbereen, Co Cork


‘After Paul Henry’ | Collaborative Project at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Jul 10, 2015 03:02 pm

After Paul Henry

Sat 19 Jul – Sat 8 Aug | Official opening by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery on Sat 18 July at 6pm.
Exhibition Opening Hours 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, Closed Sun.
Ballymaloe Grainstore, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

After Paul Henry is a collaborative project by archaeologist and photographer Brian Mac Domhnaill and painters Gentian Lulanaj and Paul McKenna.

For further information email: [email protected].

Museum of Miniature: The Islands, Group Exhibition, West Cork

Jul 09, 2015 02:56 pm

Saturday 18 July 11am to 5pm and Sunday 19 July 11am to 2pm | Opening on Friday 17 July, 6.30pm,

West Cork Arts Centre presents the Museum of Miniature: The Islands, a portable museum curated by artists Marie Brett and Tess Leak which is touring to the West Cork Islands of Sherkin, Heir and Bere this summer. The project follows on from the huge success of the museum in 2012 that took place during Skibbereen Arts Festival and included work from 142 artists from around the world. This pop-up and wondrous museum of tiny artworks that fit in the palm of your hand includes work from artists based on Irish off-shore Islands plus those on European and international islands including Fejoe (Denmark) Saltspring (Canada) Fogo (Newfoundland) and Honolulu (Hawaii).

Further information:
T: 027 75099
The Drill Hall, Bere Island, West Cork


David Bickley at St Finbarre’s Cathedral, Cork

Jul 08, 2015 04:11 pm

Until 20 July 2015
9am to 5pm
19 minutes duration on continuous loop
Machines is a single channel film and is the sequel to artist David Bickley’s critically acclaimed work, Materials. Based on a symbol driven narrative, Machines describes the mind of man as interfaced with the elemental forces of nature. Whereas Materials presented the common earth elements as alien to our being, Machines is the code, the dialogue by which we attempt to speak to them.
St Finbarre’s Cathedral, Bishop St, Cork

Paddy D’Arcy at TACTIC

Jul 08, 2015 10:41 am

Hijacked Synapse

Curated by Emily O’Flynn
Opening: 16 July at 7pm
TACTIC, 3rd Floor Sample-Studios, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Paddy D’Arcy’s work seeks to convey subjective moments of heightened perception, degrees of alternate cognitive experience and encounters with the metaphysical and unknown. Utilizing skills from both traditional and contemporary eras, and merging them with aspects of street art, his paintings are created through a morphing of acrylics, aerosols and oils. He juxtaposes figurative and organic forms in landscapes and spaces that resemble reality closely but where spatial relationships and patterns take on new, enhanced dimensions and heightened forms. He aims to convey the figures intrigue, and express a balance between unease and overwhelming joy.

Anne O Connell at The Source Art Centre

Jul 07, 2015 10:29 am

My Minds Eye

14 July – 14 August | Opening: 14 July at 7pm
The Source Art Centre, Cathedral St, Thurles, Co Tipperary
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, Mon to Fri.

Annes exhibition is a collection of contemporary art. The brush strokes are broad & loose and there is a use of strong colour. Anne has no formal training or experience of painting. So her paintings are out of focus & raw. But yet they are honest. Annes art is inspired by memories and everyday life. Anne has a real passion for music & she almost feels her art glites with her music. Anne also feels her pictures have soul and therefore she feels there is soul in her paintings. Anne has 2 sons, Bill, 19 & and Micheal, 15.

After a massive stroke in 2004 & the break up of her marriage, she now resides in Killeline Nursing Home Newcastlewest, Co Limerick. According to Anne the stroke devastated her physically & was trapped in a body that would not co-operate. After some years, she regained movement in her left hand. And painting became her silent voice. She now paints with her left hand, but was right handed before the stroke. Anne would like people to see beyond her physical challenges, and see how her emotions are captured in her pictures.

Contact details for Exhibition: Ann-Marie Brophy Executive Librarian | PH +353 (0)50 429720.

‘PURE – Protecting Uplands and Rural Environment’ Exhibition at Courthouse Arts Centre

Jul 06, 2015 12:06 pm

PURE – Protecting Uplands and Rural Environment –
 A multi-media exhibition
12 – 31 July | Launch: Sunday 12 July 4-6 pm
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

The exhibition will feature environmental animations, 7 music videos, a short film on the community/environmental initiative and short films on illegal dumping in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands.

The exhibition also includes the first public screening of ‘Pure Wisdom’. This short documentary is a selection of interviews with junior and senior classes, 4 to 6 year olds, from Kilcommon National School, Tinahely.

The children voice their opinions and thoughts regarding the environment, illegal dumping, litter, nature and more. The film is insightful, enlightening, often humorous and full of wisdom.

Greystones Art Group 50th Annual Exhibition

Jul 02, 2015 03:45 pm

Thursday 9 to 12 July at 5 pm
11am to 9pm
At St’ Patrick’s Worship and Recreation Centre, Church Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Group exhibition with special anniversary project, Paintings of The Sugarloaf.
Further information:
E:  [email protected]

‘The Artist Next Door’ | Group Exhibition at Gallery Revival

Jul 02, 2015 01:44 pm

The Artist Next Door

Runs until the 30th of July
Gallery Revival, Main Street, Moneygall, Co. Offaly
Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday 12noon to 6pm, Sunday 2pm- 6pm.

A collective of artworks by local artists from Offaly, North Tipperary, East Clare and East Limerick.

Artists: Orla Clancy, Alison Rosse, Kathleen Gormley, Mary Pickering, Siobhan Leonard, Przemyslaw Zorylo, Geraldine Gleeson, Beate Gillson, Caitriona Meagher, Mary Lynam, Martin Spillane, Mary Keane, Helen O’Sullivan and Joseph-Philippe Bevillard.

Ciara Foster at the Toradh Gallery

Jul 02, 2015 01:22 pm

Not only of the Sea

7 – 28 July | Opening: 7 July at 7pm
Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present Not only of the Sea an exhibition of work by Ciara Foster in the Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. The exhibition will be opened by Councillor Alan Tobin at 7pm on Tuesday July 7th 2015. All welcome.

Ciara uses a variety of mixed media techniques to create texture and interest in her paintings. She has always been inspired by her natural environment and the creatures she finds in it.

The work in this exhibition is as much about the sky, which is vast, never ending, and ever changing, as it is about the seagulls who inhabit it. It is a place where they can float motionless in mid-air catching wind currents and performing air acrobatics. The clouds are never static, it’s the one landscape that will change constantly in a short space of time.,61253,en.html

Roberta Fiano at Signal Arts Centre

Jul 02, 2015 09:45 am

Shadows and Dolls

6 – 19 July | Opening Reception: Friday 10th July 2015, 3-5 pm
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 Roberta Fiano. Shadows and Dolls is an exhibition that is split into two separate themes which have a common connection the concept of time and beauty.

Time is an illusion ( Albert Einstein )
The shadows of the past and traces of lives in places where they left their mark a person who lives in the ruins of an abandoned house where the memories of the people who lived there before are still alive their ghosts leaving a charm and beauty that transcends time.

Keep young and beautiful (Al Dublin & Harry Warren)
All the girls like to play with dolls they like designer clothes have nice hair big eyes and a catwalk model figure as the girls grow older they continue to play with dolls only this time the doll is themselves the passage of time may be unkind to some imposing a false sense of security turning the girls into ghosts of themselves.

Harmonics Visual Arts Group at Pigyard Gallery, Wexford

Jun 30, 2015 04:14 pm

Until 21 July 2015
Seven Wexford-based artists each interpret the theme of Coast in a variety of media. The exhibition showcases work by Ann Duggan, Terry Dunne, Christine Mooney, Tess Reynolds, Patricia Robinson, Gilly Thomas and Mary Wallace.
Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: 053 9122019
Pigyard Gallery at Spectrum, 13 Selskar Street, Wexford

Orla Barry at The Basement Gallery at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Jun 29, 2015 11:20 am

Until 15 August 2015

Orla Barry’s practice explores symbolism through nature and animals. She works with acrylic paints and paper on canvas. Orla Barry combines images with pattern; contrasting bright and dark colours with metallic hues. Specific images are chosen for their representational significance. Orla Barry’s work exists in juxtaposition to modern life and consumption. It embraces the beauty of the natural world expressing its atmosphere of magic and enchantment while drawing influence from sacred art, mysticism, surrealism and fairytales.

Inspiration for this exhibition has come from a recent residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The fairytale aspect of the centre’s building and interiors and surrounding scenery appealed to Barry’s style of work and resonate with the essence of her paintings as their own individual mystical worlds.

Further information:
E: [email protected]
T: 042 9332332
Crowe Street, Dundalk

Sarah Rogers at Newtownbarry House Gallery

Jun 29, 2015 11:01 am

Recent Works

5 July – 2 August
Newtownbarry House Gallery, Bunclody, Co. Wexford
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12-6pm

Recent Works, an exhibition of prints and paintings by artist Sarah Rogers.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact the taller on 053 9376383 or 087 0569805 or email [email protected] |

Song of the Sea: The Exhibition at the Butler Gallery

Jun 26, 2015 01:00 pm

Song of the Sea: The Exhibition

4 July – 11 October
Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny

The Butler Gallery is delighted to present a collaboration with Kilkenny-based and Oscar nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

In celebration of the July 10th Irish release of Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated new film Song of the Sea, Butler Gallery presents an interactive, multi-media exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards, animation, music and scene-realisation.

An Animator-in-Residence will be present in the gallery at select times during the run of the exhibition and throughout the Kilkenny Arts Festival August 7th – 16th.

Martin Healy at Galway Arts Centre

Jul 08, 2015 10:55 am


13 – 26 July 2015 | Opening: 15 July at 6pm
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway

Galway International Arts Festival & Galway Arts Centre present Terrain by Martin Healy.

Martin Healy works primarily with the mediums of film and photography. His work references the alternate histories and speculative futures described in late 19th and early 20th century science fiction which in many ways have prefigured the current realities of environmental crisis and the depletion of resources. Ruminating on the point where fact and fiction have coalesced, the work considers the multiple conflicts and consequences of the human desire to harness the physical world.

To read a previous text on Healy’s work please go to

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‘Impressions 2015? at the Centre for the Creative Arts and Media, GMIT

Jul 06, 2015 11:16 am

‘IMPRESSIONS 2015? FINE ART/PRINT EXHIBITION as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2015.

10 – 26 July | Opening: 10 July at 6pm
Centre for the Creative Arts and Media (C.C.A.M) Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (G.M.I.T.) Cluain Mhuire, Monivea Rd, Galway City.

An art exhibition featuring the best of printmaking by artists living and working in Ireland, will be open to the Public, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2015.

Professor David Ferry is the adjudicator and curator for Impressions 2015. Ferry’s work is held in many international and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, amongst others.

Established in 1988, ‘Impressions’ is the first, and longest running, Open Print exhibition in Ireland, and for the past 25 years has highlighted the amount of activity in, and enthusiasm for, this artform. The exhibition, of more than 185 new works, hopes to stimulate and engage a wider audience for this method of art making, and to create a greater awareness of the historical and cultural specifics of printmaking. The format of Impressions 2015 had been extended to include the use of print in other art mediums such as textiles, sculpture and installation art where its use highlights the importance of print in the production of contemporary art. There will be a number of prizes awarded on the night.

‘Product Recall’ | Group Exhibition at Galway Arts Centre

May 26, 2015 03:55 pm

Product Recall

Curated by Anne Mullee
30 May – 4 July | Opening reception is 6pm on the 29th May 2015
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway

Damien Flood (IRL), Veronica Forsgren (SWE), Tom Watt (IRL), and Sarah Baker (USA)

Responding to the imagined ‘recall’ of an idea or a situation, Product Recall strives to eviscerate the meaning of the displaced, misfiring ‘product’; whether real or imagined, and explore the credo of material culture (gone bad).

Prompted by the protocols adopted by global conglomerations to retrieve products that could maim or even kill the consumer, Product Recall invites four artists to respond to the implications of the necessity to rescind an invitation to consume, buy, assimilate or adopt.

The predominately new work shown in this exhibition spans installation, video, paintings, drawings and performance, each in its own way considering the implications of a system gone askew, where accepted norms break down, transform and reorder themselves into that which may no longer function as initially intended. The collective ideations around the temporal world challenge the viewer to confront their own relationship with the object- product, the apparent crux of 21st century Western society.

Damien Flood is a painter based in Dublin. Using the notion of defunct belief systems he endeavours to look at the world anew and question the mundane and everyday around us. His paintings often have an unfinished, ephemeral quality. The body of work he has made for Product Recall is partly informed by a recent residency in Dubai, UAE, a glittering city created in the desert by the country’s ruling class.

Swedish artist Veronica Forsgren is also resident in Dublin. For this exhibition she explores the influential writings of Philip K. Dick, specifically his futuristic tale of off-the-shelf ‘experiences’ that can be bought and downloaded into the human brain (We Can Remember it for You Wholesale), on which the 1990 film Total Recall is based. Forsgren aims to create socially engaging pieces that encourage the audience to slow down and reflect, a tactic she refers to as “soft activism”.

American artist Sarah Baker lives in London, where her practice engages investigates interpersonal relationships between different castes of society, through scripted storytelling in video and images. Her protagonists are often gold diggers who have clambered to the highest echelons of the privileged classes. The iconic status of olfactive luxury, or perfume, is her focus here, with both the objectification of the scent bottle and the power of perfume explored through drawings, photography and a performative lecture.

Belfast-born artist Tom Watt deals with altering the existing architecture of a space, or temporarily assigning it a new function. For Product Recall he repurposes the first floor gallery of Galway Arts Centre, creating a vast ramp that bisects the space, creating a ‘negative space’ beneath, a potential site for a cache of recalled objects. |

Summer Group Exhibition at Claremorris Gallery

Jul 08, 2015 12:10 pm
11 – 31 July | Opening: 11 July at 7.30pm
Claremorris Gallery, Mount Street, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Claremorris Gallery invites you to our Summer Group Exhibition opening on the 11th of July at 7.30pm, featuring new work by Tommy Casby, Neal Greig, Pamela Harris, Eddie Kennedy, Paula Pohli and Rose Stapleton.

This exhibition is open by appointment until July 31st.

Please call gallery director, Rosemarie Noone to arrange a viewing (087) 791 2337


Peter Fulop at Keith Nolan Photography Studio

Jul 06, 2015 11:38 am

GATE – The tales of nowhere land

15 – 26 July | Opening: 6.30pm, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 – Guest Speaker: Laura Mahon,
Keith Nolan Photography Studio, Bridge Street, Carrick -on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Opening Times: 11am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday

Exhibition of paintings, by Peter Fulop internationally renowned ceramic artist, documentation of a journey from the surface of the vessel into the realm of the second dimension.

Works created during Peter’s residency at the Cill Rialaig Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry.

Contact: 089 956 4187


Amanda Rice at Ballina Arts Centre

Jul 06, 2015 11:33 am

Site Where a Future Never Took Place

10 July – 29 August | Opening: 10 July at 8pm
Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo

The Ballina Arts Centre presents a series of new works by Amanda Rice which focuses on the remains of Western Hats Ltd (1942-81) an Irish Textile industry in the west of Ireland. Established at a time of social and political turmoil in Europe this industry provided refuge to European Jewish exiles in the roles of ‘technical textile experts’ at Western Hats and otherwise provided vast employment in times of austerity in the west of Ireland.

The show includes a new video work and a series of artefacts or remains, particularity relating to the materiality of the site which have been gathered by either former employees of this industry or by the artist herself. . The presented objects seek to question the nature of what constitutes value or the worth of an archival status. The somewhat incomplete collection of objects, constructions and video seeks to transmit the site in a fragmentary way evoking the present-ness of the site’s current condition.