Exhibitions and Events
23rd – 29th May | Opening: 23rd May at 6pm
The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
The Lighthouse Cinema presents Kiln Paint – A 2nd year NCAD paint exhibition. This exciting event commences on the 23rd of May running until the 29th of May in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield , Dublin 7.
The title references the 2nd year paint studios which are situated in the old kiln room of the granary building in NCAD. The work included in the exhibition is a thematic consideration extended across a variety of mediums, by 26 emerging artists.
The artists which feature are:
Geraldine Donoghue, Mick O’Doherty, Sean Grimes, Mark Holburn, Eleanor White, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah Ward, Eileen O’ Sullivan, Joseph Terence, Ciarán Doyle, Luke Byrne, Larry Dunne, Salvatore Fullam, Louise Donnelly, Loretta Moore, Shane Berkery, Lisa Curry, Nathan Cahill, Deanna Alexandria, Lou Kelly, Lauren Stewart-Clancy, Laura Earley, Claire O’ Sullivan, Riin Kaljurand, Danyal Fox and Eimear Murphy.
25th May – 13th July | Opening: 24th at 6pm
Rua Red, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
Examining Aesthetics delves into the world of open source language processing, examining how artists have been influenced by a digital way of seeing, while developing their practice beyond screen interfaces. The show features the work of Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD, and Pixel Noizz – David Zsauder, and illustrates how code and its aesthetic has moved from the screen to other media, including projection, 3D printing and digital printing.
Each artist takes culturally significant data as a starting point for their practice. By applying algorithmic and generative strategies to their coding practice, this work explores how code can be interpreted and communicated beyond the screen.
May 23rd | 7 – 8pm
The Lab, Foley St., Dublin 1.
“Instead of ‘criticism’ being an act of judgement addressed to a clear-cut object of criticism, we now recognise not just our own imbrication in the object or cultural moment, but also the performative nature of an action or stance we might be taking in relation to it”. (Irit Rogoff, ‘What is a Theorist?’)
For the duration of Public Gesture, Debbie Guinnane and several invited artists and writers have been involved in creating a series of texts responding to selected exhibitions, on show at The Lab’s Cube Gallery, on Foley St, Dublin.
Each person; artist-writer-critic-interpreter, has been conducting their own ‘critical’ research experiments into the live encounter with art objects on-site as exhibited and will be presenting the findings of their research to the public for this event.
This event is scheduled as part of Public Gesture 2013. Public Gesture is an annual experimental exhibition of projects by students of the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS) at IADT.
Names of the artists and writers who have contributed to this event and will be in attendance has yet to be confirmed, and will be revealed soon. Please keep an eye on the link attached.
23rd – 26th May
Art Basel, Hong Kong
Kerlin Gallery is delighted to participate in the premier edition of Art Basel Hong Kong presenting Mark Francis, Jaki Irvine and Eoin Mc Hugh along with a major new installation by Liam Gillick in Encounters.
Mark Francis’ new large painting, Chromatic, looks outwards, taking as points of pictorial reference the graphic interpretations of data received by radio telescopes as part of astronomers’ efforts to chart distant zones of the cosmos. Such scientific advances in the power of perception have for Francis come to present vital challenges — and opportunities — for the practice of painting. Intense, saturated colour is employed in a complex but lyrical layering of fluid, translucent horizontal and vertical bands. The formal balance rests in the delicate interplay between transparency and Francis’ recognisable overlying register of hovering forms conveying the artist’s fundamental concerns with order and chaos in interconnected systems and networks.
Jaki Irvine presents 21 photographs on a wallpapered background from a new body of work entitled Shot in Mexico On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared. The images are set in the mountains outside Angangueo, colonies of monarch butterflies cling to trees in the forests, almost indistinguishable from dead leaves. As the sun comes up, penetrating the forest, their numb bodies begin to stir. Thousands of butterflies fill the air. It is impossible to fully appreciate the numbers of butterflies here. Likewise the sheer wonder of such a spectacle is impossible to grasp. This annual migration takes place in a country where the numbers of victims of atrocities has reached unimaginable proportions. This too, like the butterfly colonies is impossible to grasp, to fully appreciate the full horror of its depth and scale.
Eoin McHugh’s sculptures, drawings and paintings have recently begun to advance his analytic instincts — and his impulse towards representational mischief-making — in directions beyond painting: the distorted realities of his art are now being dramatised in elaborate sculptural forms, bringing another dimension of freakish versatility to his enigmatic, surprising art.
For Encounters Liam Gillick presents a major new installation, Complete Bin Development. A sequence of towered structures which comprise a series of open frameworks in a series of permutations. The work relates to the research into possible permutations available within car body production just prior to the introduction of completely automated production systems. At the same time the works are abstractions in their own right. The height of each stack is only limited by standard engineering rules. Each work can be constructed from any number of permutations of the wall structures. The works can be sited in exterior or interior locations. Any number of stacks can be located near each other – always separated by at least 1.50m.
Seo é Inis Oírr
24th – 26th May
Dive into a unique opportunity to experience island life only open to a limited number of visitors. This festival celebrates the traditional skills and crafts still practiced as part of daily life on Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands.
The weekend will begin on Friday evening with an opening social and exhibition of local craftwork. On Saturday and Sunday, locals will share their skills and knowledge through a variety of intimate workshops. Each participant will get a taste of three aspects of island culture, including Aran Knitting, Willow Basket Making, Séan-nós Dancing, Seaweed Cookery and Dry Stonewall Building. There will be ample time for visitors to enjoy the many other activities on Inis Oírr, such as traditional music sessions, pony and trap tours, and scenic walks taking in views of the Cliffs of Moher and the Connemara mountains.
Both English and Irish speakers are welcomed, and there will be plenty of chance to practice the “cúpla focail” for those who so choose.
This all inclusive package covers three workshops, a lunch and two nights B&B. Leave your car and cares behind; Inis Oírr is easily accessible by ferry from Rosseveal or flights from Inverin, Co Galway, or by ferry from Doolin, Co Clare. Further details at www.inisoirr-island.com
Spaces are limited and early registration is recommended. REGISTER NOW.
For further information, visit www.seoeinisoirr.com
Past, Passing, or to Come
24th May – 8th June
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The Taylor Galleries presents Past, Passing, or to Come an exhibition of paintings by Garrett Cormican.
Economics & The Immaterial
25th May – 13th July | Opening: 24th May at 6pm
Rua Red, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
How do we give value to immaterial goods? How are digital images bought and sold? What is the relationship between economics and digital aesthetics? How can curators and artists create new platforms and models for the creation of economic exchange? These are some of the questions that this show attempts to answer. In a group show that features 30 international net artists, a unique platform for viewing and interacting with digital artwork will be created. The exhibition is composed of two parts – an online interactive website, and a gallery based exhibition.
In section 1 of the exhibition, each artist is represented by an AR-code – an augmented reality marker embedded with visual information that can only be viewed with the aid of a computer or smart-phone. As visitors walk through the gallery, they interact with the markers using either their smart-phone or one of the tablets provided by the gallery.
Section 2 consists of a video game that users can play, collecting the artworks and codes that have been created for the exhibition. These codes can be used to access a special part of our website, where a range of limited edition apparel and printed works will be made available for the duration of Glitch.
24th – 26th May | Launch: Thursday 23rd May at 7pm
Unit 1, Wicklow House, Market square, Wicklow Town
Opening times: Fri- Sat: 10 -5pm, Sun 10 – 6pm
This project has been organised for the innovaters, creators and change makers. It is a chance to embrace your inner future makers and rediscover your creativity, among the backdrop of emerging contemporary art. The project may simply appear to be just an exhibition but it is far more than that. It is about viewing emerging artists work, reshuffling our thoughts and breaking down the barriers that may be attached to art. It’s also about embodying the concept that we are all capable of change and can make a difference no matter how big or small. We aim to do this through engaging with our audience through talks and final discussion inspired by the artwork shown and issues affecting art in Ireland. At the end of the day the physical event may have ended but we are left with the ideas that were generated and the recollection that in those moments we were change makers with endless possibilities.
TLPP presents Regener:eight: Final discussion Sunday 26th May.
This will be the finale to the lost property project. It will include eight speakers within the arts that are creators and change makers. There will be speakers each with a different background in the arts. These speakers will be paired with an individual with a contrasting background to their own. Each pair will talk about a particular subject relating to the arts. The topics will be chosen at random on the day and each pair will share their opinion in relation to this topic. There will be 10 categories to choose from and these will be based on a general situation in the arts. There will be a briefing session before the discussion and information about all 10 topics will be sent out to the speakers closer to the time of the event.
Jack B Yeats – Enter the Clowns;
The Circus as a Metaphor
25th May – 1st September
The Model, The Mall, Sligo
This exhibition will look at the circus as a metaphor in the work of Jack B Yeats. Throughout his 70 year painting career, Yeats expressed themes of mental illness, loneliness, political and social change, pacifism, cruelty, racism and grief in his portrayal of circus life, and of the clown in particular. The exhibition will be drawn from a variety of public and private sources and will feature a number of works rarely exhibited publicly. The show will be one of the corner stones of Tread Softly, Sligo’s new festival celebrating the artistic heritage of the Yeats family.
Dr. Hilary Pyle will Officially open the exhibition at 1pm on 13 June.
- Wed 05 Jun. 1pm
- Wed. 26 Jun. 1pm
- Wed. 10 Jul. 1pm
Tours will take place daily throughout Tread Softly Festival, 22 Jul – 09 Aug.
Please see www.themodel.ie for more information.
23rd – 26th May | Opening: 23rd May at 6pm
Avenue Road Gallery, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8
The Avenue Road Gallery presents Photoworks, a photographic exhibition, held by 2nd Year Griffith College students of BA in Photographic Media.