Daily Archives: February 12, 2018


Design + Crafts Council of Ireland Jewellery + Ceramics Skills Courses Open Day, Kilkenny

14 February 2018, 10am to 4pm

The DCCoI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills + Design Course and Ceramics Skills + Design Course will hold their annual open day on Wednesday 14th February 2018.
Booking for Jewellery tours – education@dccoi.ie / 056 7796134. No booking required for Ceramics Open Day

Further information on each of the skills and design courses is available here: www.dccoi.ie/

Jewellery Open Day:
Castle Yard
Kilkenny

Ceramics Open Day:
Island Mill, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny


At Face Value | The National Self Portrait Collection at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

23 February to 28 April 2018

Garter Lane Arts Centre in partnership with the University of Limerick presents ‘At Face Value’, an exhibition of the National Self Portrait Collection curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Waterford Young Arts Critics have worked collaboratively with professional writers, artists, theatre practitioners, photographers, curators and arts managers to examine critical concerns and personal understandings of selfhood through this unique collection of self portraiture that question the evolving nature of self representation and the implications of the projected self in a digital age. ‘At Face Value’ presents self portraits by over 20 artists in the National Self Portrait Collection including Dorothy Cross, James Hanley, Vera Klute, Brian Duggan and Una Sealy, exhibited alongside photographic and mixed media interventions developed by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

This exhibition continues alongside Borderland/Memento, a joint exhibition by artists Susanne Wawra and Joseph Heffernan, until April 28th 2018. Opening hours: 11am- 5.30pm Tuesday- Saturday and during evening performances.

Admission free. All welcome.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


iom- | Adam Goodman, Cara Farnan and Eve Rogers at The Complex, Dublin

23 to 25 February 2018

Every object is prefixed with circularity; circularity of motion, of process, of time. Iom- brings together new work by Adam Goodman, Cara Farnan and Eve Rogers. This circularity is an ongoing point of reflection within the work of the three artists. Through the accumulation of time and space, all things age. They grow and degrade, yet have an ability to endure, adapt and regenerate. Through a quiet organisation of works based around personal belief systems, Iom- creates an atmosphere that does not interrogate the viewer. The work oscillates between the familiar and the otherworldly, gently encouraging engagement rather than demanding it.

Opening event: Thursday 22nd of February, 5pm – 8pm

Ground Floor Gallery
The Complex
15 Little Green St,
Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922
E: orla@thecomplex.ie
W: thecomplex.ie


Echoes | Rosemary Hurrell at The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

20 February to 13 March 2018

Originally from Somerset, England, Rosemary Hurrell has been living in Sligo for twenty years. Graduating from IT Sligo in 2017 after completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, this is her first solo show.

Her work is in direct response to her personal environment and landscape, it is influenced by a curiosity in memory and how stimulation or prompt from our senses can bring to the fore long forgotten memories. She incorporates the investigation of DNA and how our inherited genes may impact our lives. Exploring memory, perception and family history, she questions our place in the natural order, memories that build connections between past, present and future.

Initially inspired by traditional embroidery the three dimensional machine embroidered forms/sculptures communicate a visual representation of the integrated complexities between the union of perceived and true reality.

Hyde Bridge Gallery
Yeats Memorial Building
Douglas Hyde Bridge, Sligo
Tel: 071 9142693
E: info@yeatssociety.com
W: yeatssociety.com/the-hyde-bridge


O ait go hAit | Paddy Lennon at Old Market House Art Centre, Dungarvan

24 February to 6 April 2018

A collection of new works from Paddy Lennon featuring a body of work created over the past 3 year period.

Works range from the very small in scale (5 x 5 cm) to large (220 x 150cm). Despite the disparity in scale these paintings aim to achieve a harmony and an art of balance. There is an emotional resonance to this work that not only attracts the viewer but remains with them long after viewing the work.

The Old Market House Art Centre
Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford
T: (058) 48944
E: artscentre@waterfordcoco.ie
W: dungarvantourism.com/welcome


Borderland/Memento | Susanne Wawra & Joseph Heffernan at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

23 February to 28 April 2018

Garter Lane Arts Centre presents ‘Borderland / Memento’, a joint exhibition of mixed media painting by emerging artists Joseph Heffernan and Susanne Wawra. Heffernan’s work presents characters as quixotic protagonists in a conflict between abstraction and figuration while Wawra offers a patchwork of characters drawn from personal and familial memories, alongside new interactions in Waterford.

Susanne Wawra is a graduate of Fine Art Painting at NCAD and winner of the Talbot Gallery and Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2016. She has exhibited widely both in Ireland and overseas, most recently in the LAB Gallery Dublin. She has participated in group shows at the Mart Gallery, Steambox, The Workman’s Club and Stoney Batter Guild in Dublin, the Island Arts Group in Northern Ireland, Chase House in London as well as group shows in Italy, Scotland and America, with screenings of her audio visual work at festivals in Germany, Spain, the U.K. and the US.

Joseph Heffernan received his BA Honours in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2009 and an MFA in Painting from NCAD in 2016. He was a founding member of Sample Studios Cork. Recent group shows include GOMA Gallery Annual Members Show (2017) We are all nonetheless under the influence of Gravity, NCAD Annex, Dublin (2015), Breaking Sensations, Hive Gallery, Waterford (2015) and Between here and there, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2014).

This exhibition continues alongside At Face Value: The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland Curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics until April 28th 2018. Opening hours: 11am- 5.30pm Tuesday- Saturday

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie