Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT, Kilkenny

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT

Dates: 24, 25, 26 November 2017
Cost: 240 euro all matierlas included
Location: KCAT Art & Study Centre Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: Places are limited.Call 0567706863 or email alice@kcat.ie

W: kcat.ie/news/

KCAT are delighted to welcome Ida Mitrani to it’s Courses Studio in November. Ida will be running an intensive workshop over the weekend of 24, 25, 26th November sharing her skills and knowledge of the Fine Art of Botanical Drawing.

Studio to Rent at The Complex, Dublin 7

Studio to rent at The Complex.

The Complex has nine studios, all about 4 metres square, with windows and good natural light. There is also a common area for artists to congregate and a large exhibition space for hire at discounted rates for studio artists.

Please contact Paul McGrane at paul@thecomplex.ie or log on to our website thecomplex.ie for further information.
The Complex
15 Little Green Street (off Capel Street), Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922

Call for Applications | The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme

Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme is Calling for Applications.
HIAP Studios at Suomenlinna. Photo: Sirja Moberg / Frame Contemporary Art Finland

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are looking for international curators of contemporary art to join the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in 2018.
The aims of the programme are two-fold:

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in collaboration with artists and partner organisations operating in Finland.
To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.


Sundance | Mary McClelland at Artlink, Co.Donegal

13 September to 23 October 2017

The exhibition “Sundance” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima, Portugal.

The Miracle of the Sun was an event which occurred on 13 October 1917, attended by a crowd of 70,000 people who had gathered near Fatima, Portugal in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary, referred to as “Our Lady of Fatima”, would appear and perform a miracle on that date.

The exhibition will showcase photos & testimonies of the witnesses, religious artefacts and some original artwork produced by the artist.

Opening event on the 13th of October 2017: 6pm – 8pm.


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

The Joy of Eastern Composition | Colin McGookin at EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast

19 October to 19 November 2017 | Opening: 18 October, 6pm

EastSide Gallery presents The Joy of Eastern Composition, a solo exhibition of paintings by Colin McGookin RUA.
The eminent artist Colin McGookin lived and worked in East Belfast for many years and this exhibition brings together many of the paintings he produced when he lived close to what is now the EastSide Gallery.

The artworks reflect both the turbulent history of Northern Ireland, as well as the colour, sadness and joy he personally experienced during those years.

Part of the CS Lewis Festival.

EastSide Visitor Centre,
402 Newtownards Road,
W: www.facebook.com/EastSideVisitorCentre

Dream Lives | Simon McDermott at Toradh Gallery, Co. Meath

10 October to 14 November 2017

Meath County Council Arts Office presents ‘Dream Lives’ an exhibition of photography by Simon McDermott. Dream Lives is a collection of new photographs by Meath based artist, Simon McDermott. His current photo work is inspired by the world of dreams. The mysterious imagery of this intangible world is an area which Simon is currently exploring in this series.

The images in this collection deal with the symbolism of certain dreams as well as recurring dreams which the artist has experienced. These photographic representations are an attempt to scratch the surface of this world and pose questions about potential meaning and the very existence of these dreams.The role of memory in the visual representation of dreams is also an area which interests the artist. Some of these images utilize digital manipulation which is reflective of the very synthetic nature of dreaming in the human mind.

Toradh Gallery
Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre, Killagland Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
T: (01) 8358002
W: www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Arts/ToradhGallery/

RHA School+Fingal Arts Announce Michelle Hall as Recipient of 2017 Fingal Arts Studio Award

RHA School and Fingal Arts are delighted to announce Michelle Hall as the recipient of the 2017 Fingal Arts Studio Award.

The selection panel for this award included Colin Martin, RHA School Principal, Val Connor, Lecturer and Curator and Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal Arts. Michelle Hall will begin her residency in December 2017. This award consists of a funded studio space for the period of one year and offers the recipient an opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she gathers details, textures, words and objects to generate actions that explore modes of behaviour and thought, through still and moving image, performance, installation and text. Hall is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards and her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize 2017 in Prague. Throughout November Hall will take part in a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS at Thames-Side Studios, London. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017 and the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2017. Her practice has been kindly supported by the Fingal County Council Arts Office Artists’ Support Scheme 2014-2017.

The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart | Group Show at Mayfield Arts Centre, Cork

19 October to 19 December 2017

Mayfield Arts Centre is proud to present The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, an exhibition of painting by contemporary artists Ailbhe Barrett, Tom Climent, Rian Coughlan, Colin Crotty, Tommy Feehan, Joseph Heffernan, John Noel Kenneally and Holly Walsh.
Quoting WB Yeats’ poem The Circus Animals’ Desertion, via James Elkins text on the relationship between painting and alchemy, “What Painting Is”, this exhibition explores the “materia prima” of painting. This is the idea, in alchemy, of every substance that has a beauty or spiritual significance, being created in squalor and refuse. Elkins finds an equivalence to this in the painter’s studio. This is often a place of chaos and disorder, “coloured mud” and chemicals, out of which a visual language emerges.
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart showcases the strength and diversity of painting practice in Cork today.

Mayfield Arts Centre
Newbury House, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, Cork
T: (021) 453 0434
E: mayfieldarts@gmail.com
W: mayfieldarts.ie

Stephen McKenna at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

20 October to 26 November 2017 | Opening: 19 October, 6pm
Closing event: 26 November, 3 to 5pm

Kerlin Gallery is honored to present an exhibition by Stephen McKenna. Stephen McKenna was one of the first artists exhibited by Kerlin Gallery upon its founding in 1988 and he continued to exhibit with the gallery for almost thirty years until his death in May 2017. The exhibition is our way of celebrating his life and his legacy bringing together a broad selection of paintings produced within the last decade of his life, including landscape, still life, domestic interiors and street scenes.

Kerlin, Anne’s Lane South Anne Street, Dublin 2
T:  +3531 670 9093
E: gallery@kerlin.ie
W:  www.kerlin.ie

Sonia Shiel in Conversation with Dawn Williams | Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Thursday 19 October at 1pm

No booking required – all welcome

Shiel’s immersive works invite you to explore the illusory world in which a fictional artist finds herself. Shiel’s far-fetched work exaggerates a sense of the quizzical and mischievousness that we encounter in our everyday lives while trying to make sense of our surroundings. Come and enjoy the drama of Sonia Shiel’s exhibition, Rectangle, squared. Featuring large-scale paintings, punctuated by smaller scale sculptures and an accompanying text written by the artist.

Sonia Shiel: Rectangle, Squared. Until 28 October

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie

Artist Talk | Aideen Barry at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Thursday 2 November at 1pm

No booking required – all welcome

Seduced by the concept of the ideal home-maker and the working woman as proposed by the media, Aideen Barry’s stop-motion film, Not to be Known, shows the artist overwhelmed by the monotony and magnitude of domestic chores in nightmarish scenarios.

Aideen Barry: Not To Be Known Until 4 November

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie

The Joy of Eastern Composition | Colin McGookin at EastSide Visitors Centre, Belfast

18 October to 19 November 2017

The eminent artist Colin McGookin lived and worked in East Belfast for many years and this exhibition brings together many of the paintings he produced when he lived close to what is now the EastSide Gallery. The artworks reflect both the turbulent history of Northern Ireland, as well as the colour, sadness and joy he personally experienced during those years.

Colin was born in Belfast and, after graduating from Art College, he co-founded the Artists Collective of Northern Ireland in 1984 and was one of the founder members of the Queen Street Studios in 1988. He was elected a member of the Royal Ulster Academy, and won first prize at the prestigious Claremorris Open.

His unique style and vision are widely admired and recognised, as he has exhibited across the UK and Ireland, and internationally in France, Poland, the United States and Vietnam. His work is held in many important public and private collections, including the Ulster Museum and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Curated by the ArtisAnn Gallery.

Part of the CS Lewis Festival.

Admission is free.

EastSide Visitor Centre
402 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1HH
T: +44 28 9045 8114
W: discovernorthernireland.com/Eastside-Visitor-Centre-Belfast

Signs and Ciphers | Alistair Wilson at Millenium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

6 October to 22 November 2017
Alistair Wilson: Signs and Ciphers

Revealing links across various periods of production, Signs and Ciphers, an exhibition of works by Belfast-based artist Alistair Wilson, is broken into four parts and realised across two galleries. Encompassing selected works spanning forty years of production, the exhibition does not set out to provide a definitive survey of Wilson’s work to date, rather this extended exhibition draws together key works in an attempt to bring to the fore the prevailing themes and common characteristics present in Wilson’s practice. This rare opportunity to experience such a substantial body of Wilson’s work creates an opportunity to delve into the formal and conceptual concerns and the tension for his work to conform to having a fixed state.
The first instalment launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 3rd August 2017 and focused on Wilson’s more recent practice. This second instalment, at the Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown features examples of work dating back to the early 1970s.

Millennium Court Arts Centre
William Street, Portadown
T: 0044 2838 394415
E: info@millenniumcourt.org
W: millenniumcourt.org

ESCAPOLOGY | Rivaaj Ramjan and Chris O Hara at the Complex, Dublin 7

19 to 24 October 2017 | Opening: 19 October, 6pm

The Complex presents Escapology, an exhibition by Rivaaj Ramjan and Chris O Hara.
Escapology is Rivaaj Ramjan and Chris O Hara’s first Dublin exhibition. The exhibition comprises of a series of new paintings to view and purchase. Both artists accept commissioned work.

The Complex
15 Little Green St,
Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922
E: orla@thecomplex.ie
W: www.facebook.com/events/112926506041900

‘Portraits of Kind People’ | Angela Burchill at Mayfield Arts Centre, Cork

12 to 31 October 2017

Angela Burchill has been a member of Cúig studio artists since 2008. The evidence of the hand is of primary importance to Angela’s practice – this working out of marks operates in a manner akin to a signature. She embraces a range of subjects, developing a unique, direct approach to art making. Over the last number of years she has been working primarily with pastel pencils on paper and treated wood.

A previous series of large-scale works tackled religious iconography, creating a modern and highly personal perspective on an ancient theme. More recently, Angela has engaged with celebrity and mass media culture in a very personal, idiosyncratic portrait series of “Kind People”, often mediated through a TV screen. These portraits operate in a manner that will be familiar to anyone who visited Irish Catholic homes in the 1960s and 70s, where the trinity of Jesus, the Pope, and JFK were the most popular images. This melding of religious iconography and celebrity culture is exploited beautifully here- the sweetness that the title suggests, coexisting with a subversive and humorous treatment.

Mayfield Arts Centre
Newbury House, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield, Cork
T: (021) 453 0434
E: mayfieldarts@gmail.com
W: mayfieldarts.ie

Whales and Other Friends | Margo Banks at United Arts Club, Dublin 2

20 October to 7 November 2017 | Opening: 19 October, 8pm

The United Arts Club presents Whales and Other Friends by artist Margo Banks. Whales and Other Friends is inspired by visits to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo.
The exhibition will be opened by Writer and Journalist Mic Moroney

The United Arts Club, Number 3, Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 6611411
E: office@dublinarts.com
W: www.dublinarts.com | www.margobanks.com

Ceramic Weekend Workshop at Ashbrooke House, Fermanagh

Date: 16-19 November 2017
Time: 10 to 4.30pm
Cost: £550 Residential, £450 Non-Residential
Location: Ashbrooke House, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Booking: Email Amanda Brooke at: hello@ashbrookehouse.com or telephone +44 (0) 2889 531789 or +44 (0) 7790 549281
For more information please visit: www.ashbrookehouse.com/thetackroom/

This exclusive weekend course offers a rare opportunity to stay in the picturesque and historic Ashbrooke House and work with two Royal College of Art Ceramicists. Helen Moore and Sandra Robinson have been specifically chosen for their complimentary skills in both the form and finish of ceramics to offer expert guidance as a complete beginner or seasoned maker.


TAMPED (The Sequel) | The Doherty Family at Larne Museum & Arts Centre

6 October to 27 October 2017

On the back of last year’s exhibition, TAMED, comes the sequel, the difficult second.
Still a Doherty family exhibition of amateur work comprising a diverse range of subjects and ideas in different formats and mediums; heavily influenced by their surroundings and everyday events.

“An exhibition that reflects our inspiration. Enjoy.”
Terry, Andrew, Mark, Pauline, Erin Doherty – TAMPED

Larne Museum and Arts Centre
2 Victoria Road,
BT40 1RN
T: 028 28 262443
E: marian.kelso@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
W: sites.google.com/site/larnemuseumandartscentre

Art Explorations | Group Exhibition at Atelier Design, Belfast

19 October to 30 December 2017

Art consultant Francesca Biondi has created ‘Art Explorations’, an art collection for Atelier-Design on display at their Belfast showroom between October and December 2017.

‘Art Explorations’ brings together three highly talented artists from Northern Ireland: Ciaran Magill, Kevin Miller and David Turner. These artists produce imaginative works drawing upon different traditions in art – landscape and abstract painting and portraiture, while exploring and expanding the possibilities of these traditions through their own ideas and their unique use of familiar and unusual mediums. The opening of ‘Art Exploration’ will be part of the EDIT 2017, Atelier Interior Design’s annual lifestyle event celebrating the very best of art, interior and fashion. The EDIT 2017 will take place at Atelier Interior

All art works are for sale.


Atelier Design
7 Wellington Place
Belfast BT1 6GB
W: atelier-design.co.uk