Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

Manifold | Group Exhibition at Artlink, Co. Donegal

11 to 31 August

Artlink are pleased to be hosting their 3rd annual members show ‘Manifold’ exhibiting great talent from local, national and international artists.

Artlink are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and are the longest established visual arts organisation in Co. Donegal. Artlink’s mission is to link artists and the community to art by devising and delivering innovative art projects resulting in exhibitions, public art and community projects.

The show is curated by Stephan Roche, curator and board member of the 126 art gallery in Galway.

Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal
T: 0838696513
E: info@artlink.ie
W: artlink.iea>

Beginning, End and the Journey | Josephine Geaney at Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne

15 August to 19 September

Every individual has a distinct journey on this earth. This journey in life may change but the familiar world we inhabit remains constant. Josephine Geaney wanted to create artworks that incorporate portals that lead into the different worlds of the unknown, fragmented from our daily lives.

This exhibition “Beginning, End and the Journey” represents her own interpretations of these worlds and is designed to ask the viewer to analyse and interpret the unknown. The imagery within the artworks is an amalgamation of both the existent and unfamiliar. The colours and composition of each artwork is dynamically varied to present a new world to the viewer.

Toradh Gallery
Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre
Killagland Street
Co. Meath
T: (01) 8358002

Dublin Live Art Festival 2017

17 to 20 August

Following our focus on diversity in last years DLAF, in 2017 Dublin Live Art Festival will focus on ideas of unity and the commonalities we share through our exciting programme – Come Together. DLAF17 will invite artists who are connected through subject, vision and context along with artists whose practice crosses over into mainstream media, entertainment and culture presenting exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences to a new Dublin audience.

In Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 we will continue to bring artists whose work had never been shown in Ireland and expand our programme with artists from different cultures and backgrounds, giving our audience an opportunity to engage with these diverse voices and bodies. In 2017 we will continue to show new work and attract new audiences through our public exhibitions and varied programme.

You can see our full DLAF17 programme at dublinliveartfestival.com as well as book tickets.

Dr. Nadia Kelbova | Justyna Kielbowicz at South Tipperary Arts Centre

10 August to 3 September

Dr. Nadia Kelbova was born in 1961 in Krasnogorsk, a small city in Russia. After she graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology she moved to the United States to continue studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kelbova was very passionate about physics, particularly quantum physics. At the age of 23, she began to work at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey, where she spent her days and nights searching for questions to the answers that she had in her mind. She was almost immediately recognised by her peers as an exceptional talent and celebrated internationally for her research involving electromagnetic, light and gravitational waves.

Kelbova’s experiments were being published widely when she began to work on a project to free the minds of all humans from the horrible and terrible technologies created at the end of Second World War and through to the Cold War. When she was sure she was right, Kelbova presented her most spectacular research to date, this time about the use of psychotronic weaponry in Europe, Asia and the United States. Her success was rewarded differently this time and jealous competitors suggested a harder tap of the democratic stick should have been administered the day she landed in the free world.

South Tipperary Arts Centre
25 Gladstone Street
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877
E: info@southtippartscentre.ie
W: southtippartscentre.ie

Through A Glass Darkly | Margaret O’Brien at Galway Arts Centre

11 August to 9 September
The exhibition will open on 11 August, 6pm. The same evening, Margaret O’Brien in collaboration with two contemporary dancers will present Be-ing, a free performance in Nuns Island Theatre.

Margaret O’Brien works with installation and sculpture using a variety of materials and methodologies including electrical currents, live sound, light, moving image and kinetics. Her approach is not prescriptive, and involves an experimental use of materials that disturb a pre-existing or familiar relationship to the object, for example chimney brushes, copper piping and neon tubing. With strong sensitivities to gallery site and context, O’Brien develops immersive installations as a means of connecting materially, physically and psychologically to a space, whilst challenging passive modes of viewing in the audience. O’Brien draws on the physical and psychological relationship of the viewer to the environment and manipulates the psyche in an immediate, involuntary response to the work.

On Friday 11 August Margaret O’Brien will present Be-ing, a free live dance performance with Eve Rogers and Elizabeth Clarke that marks a new departure in her practice. The 6 minute performance will run at 6.45pm and 7.45pm. Through repetition and the reflexive structure of Be-ing, the piece explores philosophical ideas of time, space and self, using flash lighting and the movement of dance. The work produces after-images on the retina of the viewer that are equally as present and compelling as the brief moments the live scene is illuminated and perceived.

Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga