Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

Unity In Variety VIII | Group Exhibition at Gabriel Fine Art, London

23 to 31 January

Gabriel Fine Art present the 8th installment of Unity in Variety. Boasting an eclectic mix of artworks in a range of media, sizes and styles, this exciting group of artists will dazzle and enchant you with vivid colours and textures from thriving cultures around the world. The ethos of the show is rooted in the global narratives that unite and connect us all, reminding us how art is without barriers or restrictions, only questions of our existence by the interaction we have and our place in the natural world.

Featuring artists: Zena Holloway, Toni the Maldive Lady, Melissa Budasz, Geoff Dunlop, Tony Fandino, Martina Furlong, Zena Holloway, Arthur van der Laan, Sue Maud, Patrick O’Neil, Ann Palmer, Parjam Parsi, Beata Maria Rzepecka, Anna Sims, Jennifer Suellen, Oscar Tarneberg and Bianca Turner.

Gabriel Fine Art
508 Kings Road Gallery,
London, UK

Headland | Elizabeth Magill at the RHA

19 January to 25 February
Preview: Thursday 18 January, 6pm

The RHA Gallery is delighted to present Headland, Elizabeth Magill’s first large-scale exhibition in Dublin since 2003. Magill is one of her generation’s leading painters and this exhibition will present a body of new work and will introduce her developing practice to a new and established audience. Headland is a touring exhibition, initiated by Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA), with shows taking place to date in Limerick and the Wilkinson Gallery, London. Included in this iteration will be a number of additional works that have not previously been exhibited.

Magill’s work is redolent of her sense of place – the Glens of Antrim – which has preoccupied and informed her relationship with her native landscape and her visual response to it. Her approach to painting is always experimental, allowing for previous techniques to give way to newer ones to form an unfolding process.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558
E: info@rhagallery.ie
W: rhagallery.ie

Black and White | Jane O’Malley at The Butler Gallery

13 January to 25 February

Jane O’Malley’s use of drawing laid the foundations for her artistic career. This exhibition and accompanying publication is a survey of the artists black and white works on paper, never seen before in such volume and range. Jane has an eye for beauty and a gift for creating a strong sense of place, which is reflected in much of her subject matter. This survey will, for the first time, show a very strong and surprising body of work that reveals a starkness of line devoid of the usual high colour most closely linked to her work.

The drawings, many gathered from Jane’s notebooks, sketchbooks, and her visual diaries, span a lifetime of work, of travel, of working alongside her husband, the artist Tony O’Malley, and of time spent alone. Jane displayed a confidence in her use of line right from the beginning. She loved to draw as a child and the more she drew, the stronger the work became. This collection of works on paper charts a journey from St Ives in Cornwall to Clare Island in County Mayo, and from there to Physicanstown in County Kilkenny, with many exotic trips to the Bahamas, the Tropics and Lanzarote. It reads almost like a travelogue. No matter where they landed the O’Malley’s captured the essence of life around them.

In his last days Tony O’Malley kept reminding Jane to keep working “Janie, promise me you will keep on with your work”. True to her word, Jane has continued to draw and paint and has added to her exceptional body of work. This diverse selection of works in ‘Black & White’ display a range and skill set that is the backbone of all her work over the past forty years. These works are full of curiousity and joy and provide an intimate glimpse into a life richly lived.

Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny
T: 056 7761106
E: info@butlergallery.com
W: butlergallery.com

A Life of Observations | Dietrich Blodau at The Hunt Museum

2 December to 14 January

This is the first such comprehensive exhibition of almost the entirety of Blodau’s four decades of unrelenting devotion to art. His output encompasses print, pastel, aquarelle, and drawing, pendulating between observations of nature and the built environment, between detailed monochrome line work, to bright, broad brushstrokes.

The works on display stretch back as far as early graphic design works from the late 1950s, such as the competition winning poster for the 1959 Dortmund Garden Show, up to the most recent works produced during a residency with the Heinrich Böll Association in Achill Island.

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com

Open Season 2017 | Group Exhibition at The Dock, Co. Leitrim

22 December to 27 January

Always a highlight in the visual art calendar, our annual open season exhibition is an opportunity for selected artists to show their work in The Dock’s gallery spaces alongside their peers.

The exhibition showcases original works by emerging and established artists. The exhibition is always vibrant and eclectic.

The Dock
St Georges Terrace,
Carrick on Shannon,
Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie

Homo Ludens (Man at play) | Group Exhibition at The Library Project

12 to 27 January

Exhibiting Artists: Daire O’Shea, Cará Donaghey, Irene Whyte, Isabel English, Margot Galvin.

In this exhibition, five artists are brought together whom each play with architectural elements such as the inhabitants of New Babylon. Traditional architectural blueprints are the starting point behind the development of Irene Whyte’s carbon paper prints. In contrast to this traditional method, these prints are without detail, isolated shapes and curvatures cast by fading sunlight in the Black Church Print Studio building. Daire O’Shea and Isabel English’s sculptural installations hint to infrastructural materials, through Daire’s steel frames and reflective surfaces, and Isabel’s sculptural objects which resemble wooden pallets and the walls of the gallery space. Constant imagined New Babylon as a labyrinth in which the inhabitants could continually find new paths, living in a constant state of exploration.

For this exhibition, Cará Donaghey presents two printed works on paper, placed separately within the exhibition, both produced from one copper plate. A pathway must be created to view the two works and the completed piece by navigating through the space and the work of the other artists. This method of exploration is also the initial step in Margot Galvin’s printmaking process. Examining Dublin city’s infrastructure, Galvin translates significant buildings and locations into abstract shapes, forms and colours.

Curated by Roisin Bohan winner of the ‘2017 Recent Curator Graduate Award’ from Black Church Print Studio.


The Library Project
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 087 685 6169
E: tlp@photoireland.org
W: tlp.photoireland.org

Emergence | Group Exhibition at QSS Gallery, Belfast

12 to 25 January

QSS is delighted to present an annual showcase of work by recent graduates from the Belfast School of Art. This event will serve as a platform for emerging artists during this transitional stage in their careers. A diverse range of works will be on show, from photography and painting through to sculpture, installation and printmaking.

Featured artists: Hannah Clegg, Petra Dominova, Meghan Downey, Olivia Gamble, Jordain Gillen, Mary Goss, Erin Healey, Megan Holmes, Fern Keaney, Megan Kerr, Ruth McGillycuddy, Yasmine Robinson (image), Charlie Scott and Sarah Smith.

Exhibition opening times: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm

Queen Street Gallery and Studios
31-33 Bedford Street,
Belfast City Centre
Phone: +44 28 90 24 31 45
E: gallery@queenstreetstudios.net
W: queenstreetstudios.net