Category: Exhibitions and Events

National and International, by Region/City

Film Screening | Sean Scully Why This Not That? at The Courthouse, Kinvara

25 August

This film is an intimate look at the artist Sean Scully. Shot in an observational style, the main narrative thread begins with a blank canvas and ends with a completed painting. The film explores the meaning of his life, work, art and creativity through his encounters with his students, at his exhibitions, with his sculpture in the South of France and at the canvas in his New York studio. Directed by Michael Doyle.

The Courthouse
County Galway.

Annual Members Exhibition

17 August to 23 September

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art is proud to announce its second annual members open exhibition of fine and applied arts.

The exhibition contains a variety of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, photography, and installation by twenty three Artists.

This Annual members exhibition is an open opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists from Ireland and abroad.

6 Lombard Street
Waterford, Ireland
T: 087 196 1923

Bogland, Branches and the Beach | Louise McLean at Roe Valley Arts

5 August to 23 September

An exhibition of over twenty unique and handcrafted baskets by expert willow artist Louise McLean.
As part of August Craft Month, we are delighted to present this exhibition by expert basket maker and willow artist Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI. An award winning artist who has featured on television,radio and magazines, Louise is based in Portrush and her work is influenced by our stunning coastline, rugged landscape and heritage.

In 2005, Louise entered and won ITV’s ‘Britain’s Craftiest’ competition, and since then she exhibits and retails her work internationally as well as undertaking substantial community projects, sharing her willow weaving and basketry skills with children and adults alike. Louise has been a finalist in the RTE Craft Master TV series and also worked on the Queen’s Coronation willow arches in 2013.

Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
24 Main St, Limavady
T: 0044 28 7776 0650

The Cock and Pussy Manifesto | Group Exhibition at GalleryX, Dublin   Recently updated !

31 August to 23 September 2017

GalleryX opens the season with a punch: an exhibition of Irish and international artists exclusively devoted to genitalia. Although our lives are shaped by them from birth, and although they are the main force behind almost all that we do, genitals are shamefully hidden away in almost every circumstance. It’s time to free them, and to do this, it’s time to put them at the centre of our attention until the shame slowly melts away. This truly revolutionary exhibition is not really about sex, but about the bodies that we all have, and will be open to all (with parental discretion advised).

65 William St S
Dublin 2
T: (01) 549 1630

Landscapes of War | Stephen Tierney at Powerscourt Townhouse Gallery, Dublin

22 August to 30 September

Stephen Tierney’s Landscapes of War is war photography with a difference. Colour and B&W photographs explore the collecting of war memorabilia, specifically cannonballs spanning over two centuries.

Creating Landscapes of War, photographer and architect Stephen Tierney used old WWll aerial reconnaissance lenses and contemporary digital methods to document part of the Casey family’s multi-generational tradition of collecting militaria. These photographs have found a natural home in the Powerscourt Townhouse Gallery for Heritage Week. Powerscourt Townhouse is part of the estate originally granted to Richard Wingfield by Elizabeth l for his part in the Nine Years War.

Powerscourt Townhouse Gallery
59 South William Street
Dublin 2
T: 086 8780163

Archives in The Attic | Gallery of Photography, Dublin   Recently updated !

19 August 2017 to 3 September 2017

Gallery of Photography is celebrating Heritage Week by inviting you to our Exhibition ‘Archive in The Attic’.

The exhibition features photographs from the current phase of research – Reframing the Border – recording diverse experiences of families from the border counties. Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Monaghan County Council Creative Ireland Programme.

Our Photo Album of Ireland archive project records the rich social history held in family archives. This online archive project explores the role photography plays in documenting our lives and recording our memories – preserving them for future generations. Spanning the history of photography in Ireland, this emerging digital archive includes some of the earliest photographs taken in the 1850’s up to the advent of digital photography in the early 1990’s. Collectively they give an insight into ordinary and extraordinary histories of people across the island of Ireland.

Our programme for Hertiage Week also includes free talks, workshops and digital scanning sessions in celebration of the treasure trove of memories held in our family photo albums and collections.

Admission Free

Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Photography Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar – Dublin 2
T +3531 6714654

Photo-Historian talk ‘From Cootehill to Canada’ | Orla Fitzpatrick, Gallery of Photography

23 August 2017

Gallery of Photography is celebrating Heritage Week by inviting you to a talk with Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick, photo-historian and librarian at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. ‘From Cootehill to Canada’ is a discussion about the history of photography and the Whitfield album from County Cavan.

Family album photographs give a fascinating insight into our private and public histories – revealing details about how people lived and worked that official histories often overlook. For Heritage Week our complete program includes an exhibition, free talks, workshops and digital scanning sessions to celebrate the treasure trove of memories held in our family photo albums and collections.

Drop in / No booking required.

Gallery of Photography
Gallery of Photography Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar – Dublin 2
T +3531 6714654

Freedom of Movement | Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani at The MART Gallery, Dublin

2 August to 22 September 2017

The MART Gallery’s curatorial vision for 2017 is to select artists who work under the parameters of risk and political agitation, creating powerful, informative and experimental work. We are delighted to present ‘Freedom of Movement’ an exhibition of film work by renowned German artists Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani.
MART first introduced the work of Fischer and el Sani to Ireland in 2014 when the artists presented film works ‘Narita Field Trip’ and ‘Spelling Dystopia’ in an exhibition curated by Barry Kehoe. Both pieces were created when the artists were Associate Professors at the School of Art and Design in Sapporo City University in Japan and explored tensions that arise between the forces of globalisation and specific local narratives.

Always keen to build upon established relationships with international artists, MART has invited Fischer and El Sani back to Dublin for the presentation of two recent film installations ‘Identity’s Rule of Three’ (2015) and ‘Freedom of Movement’ (2017) These films pose questions on various aspects of human identity and society, the limits of geographical, artistic and social structure, and race relations.

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
T: (01) 515 9692

Twenty 7 | Illustration and Poems at Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin

22 August to 5 September 2017
Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin

From poet and actor, Kevin Dwan, comes ‘Twenty 7’, an exhibition of his work from the last four years. This is his first collection, illustrated by Ian “Bunny” Pasig, from Kevin’s own concepts and will be on display in the Ranelagh Arts Center.

The collection endeavors to reveal a slice of our shared journey through life by using metaphor, and creating connections where one might not have seen one before.
Please contact the Ranelagh Arts Center for more details.

An Ideal World | Group Exhibition at CIE Sports and Social Hall, Inchicore   Recently updated !

25 to 28 August

Seán O’Neill, Catherine Ryan, Martina Furlong, Kate Scavanger, Tomas Kuodis, Ludmila Korol, Amy Coyle, Terry Carroll, Xavier Von Rouen.

Part of KIFEST, Kilmainham Inchicore Festival.

We are living in the age of ideas. Changes are going to happen faster than before, and we have the means to make sure they’re for the better. Nine artists of different backgrounds and with different approaches use their minds and their hands to blend concepts and materials, making real their ideas and focusing on what’s ideal about reality as they see it.

20% of the proceeds of sales of artworks will go towards whichever charity the buyer thinks would help make the world a more ideal place.

The CIE Sports and Social Hall
CIE Works
Dublin 8 (road access from Inchicore Terrace South)
T: 087 092 9762
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A Day of Testimonies at Project Arts Centre   Recently updated !

Saturday 26 August

In advance of the March for Choice this September 30th, the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment will present A Day of Testimonies at Project Arts Centre.

Recognising the complexities of the human situation is traditionally the artist’s role. A Day of Testimonies will bring together Ireland’s leading performers and creators to reflect both the complexity of the issue and the simple truth that women’s health is put at risk because of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

The day will consist of a series of events, visual arts installation and a powerful film programme culminating in an evening event in the theatre directed by Lynne Parker, Artistic Director Rough Magic Theatre Company. This intimate performance will honour the testimonies given by citizens directly affected by the Eighth Amendment, with a special evening of performance of music, poetry and contemplation on the human impact and consequence of the Eighth Amendment, presented by some of Irelands best loved performers and artists. A full line up of performers will be announced in mid-August.

A Day of Testimonies will also present a film programme featuring a selection of historical films and documentaries dealing with the lack of abortion access and impact of the Eighth Amendment on women’s lives in Ireland. Included is 50,000 Secret Journeys an RTE commissioned documentary, featuring testimonies from women who have had to travel abroad to get an abortion, filmed over 20 years ago and only shown once before, and the short film Statistic, made in 1983 just after the referendum on abortion, now being restored by the Irish Film Institute.

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T:+353 1 8819 613

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
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 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

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

Extensile | Anne Manning at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

19 August to 29 September 2017 | Opening: 18 August, 7pm
Presentation Centre, Convent Road, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford

Visual artist Anne Manning will be exhibiting a selection of her work in the Presentation Centre this August. Extensile is an exhibition of ceramic sculpture focusing on form and process. The sculpture pieces were created in response to children’s drawings based on natural form and will be exhibited along side the drawings enabling the viewer to gain an idea of the creative process.

Contact Lisa on 0539233000 for details and information.

Pastels and Other Works | Rachel Heller at Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork

12 August to 6 September 2017
Doswell Gallery, West Square, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

Returning to Doswell after a well received debut at the gallery in 2007, this show presents Rachel’s ever growing dedication and development regarding her practice and subject matter. Rachel’s works are an infusion of colour and mark making which exude honesty and intention. Moving between the figure and the landscape Rachel conjures intimate scenes and atmospheres from observation and memory. Situating her practice between the UK and West Cork her works evoke the dynamic relationships that she forges between herself and her environment.

Gallery open every day 12 noon to 6 pm |