Category: Leinster – Dublin

Liminal Acts | DIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition at Gallery of Photography

3 to 18 June
The exhibition will be opened by Ruairí Ó Cuív, Public Art Manager, Dublin City Council on Tuesday 6 June, 6pm

The School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology is pleased to announce details of the 2017 DIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition Liminal Acts.

Liminal Acts is the title chosen by our graduates to reflect the place of the graduate exhibition as a transitional stage or liminal site between college and professional working life, where the work produced by these makers moves them from one stage into the next.

DIT Photography Graduate Exhibition 2017 ‘Liminal Acts’
Natasha Cleary, Sarah Cullen, Julia Delatowska, Alisha Doody, Aisling Gordon, Stephen Keaveny, Antonia Kenny, Jade Kenny, Teresa Kilker, Josef Kovac, Shauna Lally, Catarina Leone, Oisin McFarland, Emma Roche-Hegarty, Lena Scalzo

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

DUBLIN From Darkness Into Light | Andy Sheridan at The Copper House Gallery

23 to 30 June

DUBLIN From Darkness Into Light is an exhibition of photography by Andy Sheridan in aid of Pieta House.

Pieta house provide an amazing service to some of the most vulnerable in our society; those who are in danger of taking their own lives, and those who are left to deal with the aftermath of those that do. To go on the annual walk from Darkness Into Light is to appreciate just how many people are affected by all of this. The scale is overwhelming. So much resilience and collective strength in the face of so much sorrow and grief. The sun will rise again tomorrow. Life must go on.

All images are A2 Giclée prints from the Copper House with beautiful walnut frames and non-reflective glazing by Morris Deegan from Frame Foundry.

The Copper House Gallery
St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 5354332

Hannah Fitz, Áine McBride, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Marcel Vidal at Kerlin Gallery

7 July to 26 August
The exhibition will open with a reception and afterparty on Thursday 6 July, 6pm.

Kerlin Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition by four emerging Irish and international artists: Hannah Fitz, Áine McBride, Daniel Rios Rodriguez and Marcel Vidal. Each of these artists will be exhibiting at Kerlin Gallery for the first time.

Hannah Fitz (b. 1989, Dublin) works predominantly with sculpture and video, making groups of objects that collectively build and break down basic formal identities.

Áine McBride’s (b. 1987, Co Donegal) sculptures formally reference domestic, urban and commercial motifs and imagery. The works use photographs of day-to-day environment as their starting point, but undergo various processes of transformation to become fully abstracted sculptural forms.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez (b. 1978, Killeen, Texas) makes semi-figurative paintings that combine images from nature with fantastical visions.

Marcel Vidal (b. 1986, Dublin) works with painting and sculpture, using manipulated or obscured imagery to induce an atmosphere of unease.

Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2
T: +3531 670 9093

Prime | Camille Norment at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

30 June to 2 September

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present Prime, the first solo exhibition in Ireland of the artist Camille Norment. What is deeply arresting with Norment’s work is her preoccupation with how sound affects the body and how it has the ability to allow one to loose oneself through the act of listening. Sound and listening are unseen, intangible and yet the vibrations can be felt as a bodily sensation, the experiential nature of the work is of prime importance. There is a universality to tone, pitch and repetition which is quite primal. Her research crosses disciplines, exploring the interconnections between sound, myth, taboo and science within the framework of art and history. At TBG+S, Norment addresses the windows in the space as a means to play with the audience – being on display, whilst being an active listener and spectator. The ambient noise from the street collides with the voices in the installation adding to the potency of the piece.

National College of Art and Design – CEAD Show 2017   Recently updated !

30 June to 6 July
Opening night Thursday 29 June 6pm

Part of the NCAD season of student exhibitions, the CEAD 2017 Show showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and design by NCAD part-time students. Across all disciplines, emphasis is placed on the process of artistic practice as well as the final outcome. The Show includes painting, sculpture, jewellery, fine prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, stained glass, multimedia and much more, with work by amateur, professional and award winning artists. Visitors gain a unique insight into the development of artwork through notebooks and studies shown alongside the students’ final concepts. It is a great opportunity to see and buy original work at affordable prices. The Show offers the possibility to discover the wide variety of part-time and evening classes that the college offers.

Ground Floor and First Floor
Design Building, NCAD Thomas Street Campus,
100 Thomas Street,
Dublin 8

Further information available online at

ENGAGE | Group Exhibition at The Gallery of Photography

22 June to 13 August

Exhibition launch events Thursday 22 June
5pm: Panel Discussion with Engage artists and curators
6pm: Opening Reception – exhibition will be launched by Toby Dennett,
Strategy Development Manager and Acting Head of Visual Arts, The Arts Council

ENGAGE is a new collaboration between Belfast Exposed Futures programme and Gallery of Photography. It highlights both organisations’ sustained support for photographic artists living and working across the island of Ireland.

The work by the seven selected artists reflects the vitality of the contemporary Irish photography scene. Broad ranging in subject and approach, each body of work is the result of a long-term, sustained process of engagement by the artist.

Belfast Exposed Futures is an initiative dedicated to supporting new photographic talent in Ireland through solo exhibitions, residencies, mentorship and international opportunities. The programme actively supports the development and presentation of new work by six artists a year in a series of solo shows. Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s principal gallery of contemporary photography, commissioning, publishing and showing work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world.

GIRL WITH A SNAKE AND OTHER STORIES | Brid HIggins Ni Chinneide at Ranelagh Arts Centre   Recently updated !

29 June to 10 July 2017 | Opening: 29 July, 6pm
Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin 6

Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide has her first solo exhibition of paintings at the Ranelagh Arts Centre.

Bríd is an emerging artist, based in Dublin, and has been building a painting practice over the past two years. GIRL WITH A SNAKE AND OTHER STORIES showcases recent figurative oil paintings.

Bríd’s work ranges from the intimate and domestic to large-scale figure paintings. Using rich colour and varying paint texture, these paintings examine the narrative quality inherent in physical gesture.

Ranelagh Arts
26 Ranelagh,
Dublin 6
T: 01 547 7775

Reconstructing Memory | Cléa van der Grijn at Solomon Fine Art

23 June to 15 July

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to present a body of innovative and diverse work by Irish artist Cléa van der Grijn. Reconstructing Memory is a multifaceted exploration of the societal differences in approaches to death, in both Mexican and Irish culture.

Painting, sculpture, drawing and photography form the basis of this show at Solomon Fine Art, with film giving greater understanding of the story behind the work and adding to whole. The exhibition includes a series of large abstract oil paintings of marigolds; flowers which are of huge siginificance in Mexican death tradition. The Mexicans believe that brightly coloured marigolds and their pungent smell are what attract the souls to earth, not just at the time of the week-long festivities surrounding El Dia de Los Muertos (All Saints Day), but at any time. Grave stones are lavishly decorated with multiple offerings, including marigolds, and trails of flowers wind through the graveyards guiding the way. Over the past decade Cléa van der Grijn has been fascinated by the intellectual, social, and emotional constructs around death and loss. Through this exhibition the artist considers Mexican death traditions, ideas of mourning, burial and commemoration and the rituals associated with each.

Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0)86 8142380

4 Photographers | Group Exhibition at Oliver Sears Gallery

29 June 27 July

Caroline Fellowes, Dragana Jurisic, Amelia Stein and Paul Gaffney.

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of 4 Photographers, an exhibition of new works by four Irish born or based photographers.

Broadly, a theme of landscape constitutes the works of these four artists within the exhibition, literally or implied. Belfast born Caroline Fellowes, now a resident of France, documents the floor beneath her feet.

Dragana Jurisic’s photographs of Paris form part of her ‘My Own Unknown’ series, a multipart ongoing investigation into identity and gender, partly driven by her search for information about a mysterious Aunt who left Yugoslavia in the 50’s and lived in Paris.

Amelia Stein presents a single shot of ‘Sheep Wire II”. Taken this year in Northwest County Mayo, an area that Stein has explored and inhabited for more than a decade, the man-made wire coils with the natural world, evoking all the historical raw isolation that only this Hibernian shelf can conjure.

Paul Gaffney’s Perigee photographs explore a dark world illuminated by moonlight only.

Oliver Sears Gallery
29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T: +353 1 644 9459

Room 13 Inquiry | Event at Draiocht, Dublin 15

20 June 2017, 12 noon
Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

Film Premiere and Website Launch of ‘Room 13 Inquiry’ on Tuesday 20th of June at 12 noon in Draíocht. You are invited to meet and dialogue with the artists and students involved in Room 13 Inquiry – a dynamic investigation into the potential of shared art studio spaces in school settings.
The project has evolved in two primary schools in Fingal since its inception in 2014 and includes the provision of a dedicated art studio space, an artist in residence and a series of exhibition and artists’ studio visits for the students.
We engaged filmmaker Kilian Waters to capture the activities of the students and visual artists over the course of six weeks this academic year; and commissioned a website to share some of the intelligent and honest conversations held by the students in response to the art that they’ve made and
encountered over the past three years. The celebration will take place in the presence of the Mayor of Fingal, and Mr. Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, and Helen O’Donoghue, Head of Engagement & Learning Programmes at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.


Abstracts of Home | Jean Curran at Station House Dalkey, Co. Dublin

16 June to 15 July 2017
Station House Dalkey, Sorrento Drive, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Station House Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Jean Curran.
“Playful with intent of purpose” is how Curran describes the process behind her gestural, tactile dye transfer images. Curran is one of a new wave of contemporary photo based artists who are deeply engaged in new ways of working with old fashioned, chemical based, camera-less processes. The results are bright, vibrant, spectral images that are as much about feeling as they are about seeing.
Station House Gallery is a new independent gallery committed to exhibiting and promoting contemporary photographic works of art by both Irish and international artists.

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 12.00 – 18.00

Wind, Water, and Wildness | Áine Ní Chíobháin and Carole Shubotham at Ranelagh Arts Centre

15 to 26 June
Opening is Thursday 15th of June at 6pm.

Wind, Water, and Wildness is a two-person art exhibition by Áine Ní Chíobháin and Carole Shubotham taking place in Ranelagh Arts Centre.

For this exhibition Carole has invented wind-machines that spin with a brush made of sheeps wool to create intricate ink drawings. She also has coined the genre of ‘weather-works’ where she places paints, inks, and mixed media outside in the elements and gently fine tunes them to create the finished pieces.

Ní Chíobháin is interested in the experience of flow she experiences in her method of knitted, intricate line drawings, and etchings on copper plate. She examines how fractal patterns in nature create a feeling of calm. She also likes to make sketches in storms, extremely cold weather, and even gorse fire season to see how this can affect the artworks.

Both artists have a mutual love for the outdoors, cold water swimming, and enjoy connecting with the wildness of the landscape as a starting point for their artwork.

Ranelagh Arts
26 Ranelagh,
Dublin 6
T: 01 547 7775

Isometric Diagrams | David McSwiggan at Seven Wood, Dublin   Recently updated !

12 to 30 June

Seven Wood presets a unique exhibition featuring the paintings of Irish artist David McSwiggan. The exhibition will feature a selection of 2D works from an ongoing studio project Isometric Diagrams.

The works originate with a grid and employ isometric geometry to play with ideas of space and perception. Using a variety of traditional, industrial and domestic materials, application of paint layers and linear mark making is determined by following a series of predetermined rules to generate semi-randomised pattern. In addition David will appear in the gallery to discuss the creative and thematic motivations behind his studio practice and the methodologies used to unfold the ideas into reality at an Q+A and talk later this month.

Seven Wood
51c Dawson St,
Dublin 2

Naturama | Melissa Doran at Bí URBAN, Dublin 7

22 June to 10 July
Opening night Thursday June 22, 7pm.

Naturama is an exhibition by Melissa Doran (Go Radiate) featuring limited edition archival pigment ink prints based on illustrations from the bestselling Naturama book, written by Michael Fewer and illustrated by Melissa Doran (Gill Books).
The illustrations depict scenes of Irish wildlife, and are created with a combination of hand drawing and digital collage.

For more info email

3 Manor Street,
Dublin 7

Book Launch: An Anthology of Poetry, Pearse Street Library, Dublin

20 June 2017, 6.30pm
Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin

The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time is an anthology of poetry that has unfolded out of a collaborative art project between artist Clodagh Emoe and Crocosmia; a group of writers seeking asylum, many living within the system of direct provision in Ireland.
This anthology that includes poems by Siniša Končić, Annet Mphahlele, Marie Claire Mundi Njong Jean-Marie Rukundo Phillemon, Peter Rukundo and Saida Umar, marks the culmination of a series of site-specific audio works that were transmitted on the Liffey, the Lee, the Barrow and the Corrib. The book designed by John Sherwin includes a preface by Dr. Clodagh Emoe (IADT) and an essay by Prof. Bridget Anderson (Oxford University). This project was supported by the Arts Council Project Award and Dublin City Council Community and Neighbourhood Award.

Exhibition of Icons | Adrienne Lord at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8

23 June to 30 September 2017
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Christ Church Cathedral is hosting an Exhibition of Icons painted in the Byzantine tradition by artist Adrienne Lord BA Fine Art Hons from June to September.

Adrienne will be showing Icons from the Greek Byzantine tradition along with some Russian and Cretan inspired Icons researched by the artist over the last few years. Demonstrations by the artist on the last Friday of each month between 11am to 1pm and a guided tour of the exhibition from 2pm. for more details.

Elephants Roald in Jam | Blind Elephant Collective at the Mill Theatre, Dublin 16

17 June to 30 August 2017
dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum Dublin 16

Jam Art Factory has been bringing the wild imaginings of Irish artists to your living room wall for a while now. Prints from emerging designers and illustrators based over the country adorn their city centre walls and they are always seeking out the newest, freshest images.

The Blind Elephant Collective are a group of Dublin based illustrators who formed a group in 2009 to set themselves bi-weekly illustration challenges. Inspired by their approach, Jam Art Factory asked them to create illustrations inspired by the writing of of everyone’s fantasy granddad Roald Dahl. The humourous and beautifully sensitive illustrations of Quentin Blake which marked most of our childhoods are difficult to forget, but the Blind Elephants are definitely up to the challenge.

This exhibition is a culmination of their work curated and produced by Jam Art Factory. Each illustration is signed by the artist and limited to only 30 prints. They can be purchased for a piff-whiffling €30!

So Alive 365-Going Full Unicorn | Cat Cronin at Copper House Gallery, Dublin 8

15 and 16 June 2017 | Opening: 15 June, 6pm
The Copper House Gallery, St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will host So Alive 365 – Going Full Unicorn, an exhibition of works by Cat Cronin.

International artist Cat Cronin is back in her hometown of Dublin and is excited to relocate her working studio and open up a select collection of her work to the public.
Learn about what drives her work and what sparked her ongoing So Alive 365 project.
Cat will also explain her meaning of the phrase “going full unicorn” #SoAlive365

93% STARDUST | Vivienne Dick at IMMA

16 June to 15 October

Irish artist Vivienne Dick is an internationally-celebrated film-maker and artist. Dick was a key figure within ‘No Wave’, a short-lived avant-garde scene in the late 1970s in New York led by a collective of musicians, filmmakers and artists including Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch, Arto Lindsay, James Chance and many others. Dick has gone on to develop an extraordinary body of work which has been shown in cinemas, film festivals and art galleries around the world. Dick’s work is marked by an interest in urban street life, social and sexual politics, and the history of ideas.

93% STARDUST is a survey exhibition of Vivienne Dick’s work comprising selected films from the ‘No Wave’ period including Guérillère Talks (1978), Beauty Becomes The Beast (1979) and Liberty’s Booty (1980). Recent film works include The Irreducible Difference of the Other (2013) and Red Moon Rising (2015). Dick also premieres her new film work Augenblick made while on IMMA’s Residency Programme in 2017.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990

Sweet Blood Call | Nan Goldin at IMMA

16 June to 15 October 2017

Nan Goldin is one of the most compelling and internationally renowned photographers working today. Sweet Blood Call features both iconic and as yet unseen works by Goldin, ranging from the 1970s to 2016. These include the ground-breaking 1985 slideshow The Ballad of Sexual Dependency; photographs of friends, family and lovers; sixteen recent and rarely exhibited drawings; and a series of images taken in Ireland in 1979 and 2002, which have never been shown before.

Goldin’s work shares highly personal stories about her own life and those close to her, revealing a deeply sensual world of friendship, love, and transgression. Arresting in their intimacy and sheer honesty, the artist has stated, “I photograph directly from my life. These pictures come out of relationships, not observations”.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990