Category: Leinster – Dublin

The Art of Perfume | Cliona Doyle at SO Fine Art Editions

28 September to 4 November

The Burren Perfumery, maker of small batch perfumes and cosmetics inspired by the iconic limestone of the Burren landscape and its unique flora, collaborates with artist Cliona Doyle to create a unique look for the Perfumery’s fragrances based on the landscape and flora of the Burren.

The subject of each artwork was chosen to reflect a particular aspect or season of the Burren. Over the course of a year, Cliona recorded the plants and landscapes of the Burren on copper plates, then developed each work into her unique botanical style. From the fresh spring flowers of the fragrant orchid for the Ilaun eau de parfum through to red berries of hawthorn for Winter Woods eau de toilette, each perfume in turn found its muse.

SO Fine Art Editions
10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
T:: +353 1 472 1050

A Slice of Life | Margaret Egan at Solomon Fine Art, Dublin 2

28 September to 21 October

Margaret has captured ‘A Slice of Life’ for this exhibition with a collection of her distinctive figurative works and stunningly atmospheric landscapes. Her figures are abstracted with finely drawn outline and always quiet in mood. She uses balanced, harmonious tones of both strong and muted colours to represent these graceful, contemplative figures set in backdrops as evocative and atmospheric as the figures within them. Margaret Egan’s landscapes are bold and energetic and full of feeling with grey skies and vibrantly coloured foregrounds; using loose, blended brushstroke she captures the wild nature of the Irish landscape.

Solomon Fine Art
Balfe Street,
Dublin 2

T: +353 (0)86 8142380

Imaginary Encounters/Rencontres imaginaires | Scenocosme, Culture Night at the French Embassy   Recently updated !

22 September, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

“Imaginary Encounters/Rencontres imaginaires” by French artists Scenocosme: Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt, is an interactive video artwork projected on an outdoor building.

When a visitor approaches the installation he founds himself immersed in a giant interactive mirror screen reflecting his body and face. Virtual hands and faces are attracted by this reflection and try to touch him, catch him, surprise him.

This engaging digital installation prompts the public to react to virtual contacts triggering unusual and unexpected real feelings. As a black & white screening this artwork gives the illusion of a ghostly troubling reality recalling the first tricks of early cinema by filmmaker Georges Méliès.
Combining digital technologies and illusion techniques this artwork encourages play in the public space.

French Embassy
66 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Opening for Culture Night 2017

Friday 22 September, 6pm to 9.30pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios will be open for an extended time on Culture Night with Double Movement, by Gavin Murphy, McCullough Mulvin Orange, by artist Mark Orange produced in collaboration with Dublin architect Niall McCullough, and tours of artists’ studios.

Double Movement | Gavin Murphy
Double Movement includes works in film, installation, sculpture, text and photography and stems from the artist’s in-depth research into the now defunct Eblana theatre, which was located in the basement of Dublin’s famous central bus station Busáras.

McCullough Mulvin Orange | Mark Orange
McCullough Mulvin Orange is an exhibition featuring a series of new works by artist Mark Orange produced in collaboration with leading Dublin architect Niall McCullough. The works, in audio and video, are being presented at some of the key Dublin buildings designed by McCullough Mulvin over the past 20 years.

Artist Studio Tours
Guided tours of artists’ studios offer a rare opportunity to meet some of Ireland’s most interesting emerging and established artists. Tours begin every 15 minutes from 6pm to 9pm. Arrive early and sign up on the door.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073

IMMA Opening for Culture Night 2017

Friday, 22 September, 5pm – 8pm

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22 September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

IMMA will be open from 5pm – 8pm with free and open access to all exhibitions including free entry and guided tours of IMMA Residency Studios, IMMA Collection: Freud Project, Nan Goldin, Weekend Plans, and Vivienne Dick 93% STARDUST.

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

Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady | Amanda Coogan and Dublin Theatre of the Deaf at The Abbey Theatre

19 to 23 September
Time: 18:30
Matinee: 23 September, 15:15

Amanda Coogan and Dublin Theatre of the Deaf make a welcome return to Fringe this year in a new work that will appropriate Teresa Deevy’s play The King of Spain’s Daughter. Taking Deevy’s deafness as their ignition point, this new work will contextualise Deevy’s script within the cultural perspective of the deaf community in Ireland. Using Irish Sign language, and particularly women’s sign, as a choreographic tool the company will inhabit the Peacock in a visually stunning immersive performance.

The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage
26/27 Abbey Street Lower Dublin 1

Strange Attractors | Ronnie Hughes at RHA, Dublin

8 September to 22 October

Ronnie Hughes, Strange Attractors consists of a large body of the artist’s recent work, which showcases a pronouncedly idiosyncratic approach to making both paintings and drawings.

The exhibition is organised and toured by the Model, home of the Niland Collection, Sligo in partnership with the Royal Hibernian Academy and Limerick City Gallery of Art.

Strange Attractors will showcase a selection of new intimate paintings with larger canvases that are confrontational in their manner, but all with clashing colour and kitschy geometrics similar to late 1960’s American interior design. These works are positioned against free flowing gouache drawings reminiscent of the designs from theoretical physics and science fiction.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558

Plunge | Vera Klute at RHA, Dublin

8 September to 22 October

The RHA Gallery presents the first major survey of work by the multi-disciplinary artist Vera Klute, titled Plunge. The exhibition gives an overview of the artists diverse practice spanning from 2011 to present, displaying video, painting, sculpture and drawing. While portraiture plays a large part in Klute’s work in the various loaned paintings and sculpture, the artist is not limited to traditional oil painting, but applies media such as animation and ceramics to her genre. The exhibition title is taken from one of the new works in the exhibition, suspended conjoined limbs take a dynamic dive from the ceiling covered in milky, wet silicone, Plunge (2017). This work is showcased alongside other new works, the ephemeral rotating cloud cogs, Black Cloud (2017) and White Cloud (2017).

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558

Traces of an Activity | Susan Connolly at RHA, Dublin   Recently updated !

8 September to 1 October

Susan Connolly’s Traces of an Activity demonstrates the artist’s playful exploration of paint, she is constantly experimenting and grappling with the possibilities of the medium and its surface. Although her work has a sculptural feel, she describes herself as a painter, one who is interested in creating work that explores the ‘extendable paint surface’ and pushes the boundaries of traditional theories and academic practices with the medium of paint. Connolly is curious about the different ways that you can ‘support’ paint (on a canvas or board) and how you might display a painting, often creating installations directly on the gallery wall or framing work off the wall with steel supports.

In this exhibition, we see Connolly’s ongoing explorations in repetitive layering, cutting, peeling and revealing. Paint, once cut and removed from its structural support reveals residues of its own activity and the alchemical transformation of the layering process. The artist investigates how materials can ‘make themselves’ through handling and process – i.e. the chemical combination in the layering of materials creates its own journey and its own rules, one the artist can’t fully control and so she has to allow the material and its possibilities lead her to a certain extent. Once she begins the cutting and revealing process, the outcome is never clearly defined.

Royal Hibernian Academy
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558

The Graces | Jade Walsh at Gifts of Artemis, Dublin 7

8 to 22 September

Jade Walsh is currently in her final year studying BA Joint Hons in Fine Art and Education in the National College of Art and Design specialising in Fine Art Paint. Her exhibition of ”The Graces” is inspired by a small limestone figurine known as ”Venus of Willendorf”, a curious representation of the female form. The paintings draw contrast between ancient and contemporary themes and breathe life into the forgotten stone art from our beginnings. The exhibition is displayed in a very unique space – a craft gallery called Gifts of Artemis.

Gifts of Artemis
11 Blessington Street
Dublin 7
T: +353862453468

Open Studio for Culture Night at Brunswick Mill Studios, Dublin 7   Recently updated !

22 September 2017

The Brunswick Mill Studio artists are opening their doors to their work spaces for Culture Night on Friday September 22nd. The event includes a short dance performance at 8pm by the Butoh dance group, Kage Butoh, which explores themes of individuality, encounter and relating.

Featured artists include:
Carol Ryan (Architect)
Anthony Cullen (Painting)
Damien Gilligan (Painting)
Liliane Puthod (Sculpture)
Rebecca Dunne (Sound Artist)
Oscar Fouz Lopez (Painting)

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Brunswick Mill Studios
Unit 10, 32 North Brunswick St
Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

This is where I belong ..this exact spot | Michelle Boyle at Farmleigh House, Dublin   Recently updated !

27 September to 15 October

The title of Michelle Boyle’s solo exhibition in The Cowshed Theatre Space in Farmleigh House Dublin “This is where I belong…this exact spot ‘ is borrowed from a friend’s poem which addresses identity and belonging. The work in the exhibition was predominantly made over the past year between her cultural home place- Ireland and her newly discovered ‘Fatherland’ – Maharashtra India- where Boyle is finding artistic expression for her female adult self.

The exhibition title also refers to the artist’s hands on engagement with the diverse materials of her studio process – painting , drawing,and more recently installation and assemblages. In the Cowshed the artist presents some of these new works alongside the watercolours and oil paintings for which is more readily known.

Curated by Joe Keenan in association with The Ireland India Council.

Cow Shed Theatre Space
Farmleigh House
Phoenix Park
T: 01 8155900

Redemption | Patrick Rafter at Sol Art, Dublin   Recently updated !

30 September to 5 October 2017

Artist and composer Patrick Rafter will showcase a collection of his landscape paintings accompanied by specially composed music in his first solo exhibition at The Athena Room @ Sol Art in September.

Music recital 2pm Saturday 30th September in the gallery featuring music inspired by the paintings.

Admission free.


The Athena Room @ Sol Art
1st Floor, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
T: (01) 675 0972

Fold | Peter Monaghan at Gormley’s Fine Art, Dublin   Recently updated !

28 September to 23 October 2017

Peter’s work is an exploration of the relationship between the two dimensional and the three dimensional and the optical effects achieved through colour, shape and illusion.

Commenting on his work Peter states “My work is the result of a disciplined research into the experience of looking- the experience of pure visual sensation and aesthetic pleasure. Simple forms and colours are used in repetition to engage the viewer. It is a dialogue about light, colour, movement and illusion; exploring the relationships and contrasts between painted flat surfaces, protruding spheres, cubes or geometric shapes. The work aims to evoke a response from the viewer.”

“The movement involved in viewing the work engages the viewer. This participation links the viewer to the painter and contributes to the visual experience. While I continue to draw inspiration from optical art and mid-twentieth century artists such as Joseph Albers, Victor Vaseraly and Bridget Reilly, my strongest influences are drawn from personal explorations inspired by colour, rhythm and compositional movements”

Gormley’s Fine Art
27 South Frederick St, Dublin 2
T: (0) 1 6729031

Culture Night: PROCESS Screening | Michelle Hall at ArtBox, Dublin   Recently updated !

22 September 2017

As part of the current ArtBox PROCESS Residency, Michelle Hall will screen a video work which will loop continuously for the duration of Culture Night, Friday Sept 22nd. This work will be viewable from the outside of the gallery space from 6pm – 10pm.

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she uses details, textures, words and objects to create works that examine modes of behaviour and thought. She is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards. Her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize exhibition, Prague, after which she will travel to London for a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017, the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency and the Fingal County Council Project Award.

Michelle Hall’s solo exhibition “Lost in Papancha, Ways of Escape” opens at ArtBox Wed Sept 27th, and continues until Oct 21st. This project is kindly supported by Fingal County Council.

3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

‘Zardoz’ Screening | Introduced by Brendan Earley and Richard Howard at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin   Recently updated !

28 September 2017

After the major critical and box-office success of his 1972 thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was given free reign on Zardoz, his subsequent personal project, which he also wrote and produced. Starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, it is an extraordinary example of a post apocalyptic sci-fi odyssey. After receiving wildly mixed reviews on its initial release, it has since attained a cult following.

The filming took place on location in Wicklow, where Boorman still lives. The county is also the home of artist Brendan Earley, who has selected the film to be screened on the occasion of his current solo exhibition back of beyond. To introduce the film, Earley will discuss his interest in the director in relation to the show and his practice. He will be joined by academic Richard Howard, whose main area of research is science fiction within an Irish context.

All are welcome and admission is free, there is no need to book a place.

Image: Still from Zardoz, dir. John Boorman, 1974, 101 mins. Screened courtesy of GFD Film Library, Dublin.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
T: 01 896 1116

Small Format 2017 | Exhibition at Library Project, Dublin   Recently updated !

29 September to 3 October 2017

The opening of SMALL FORMAT will take place on Thursday, 28 September 2017 from 6 – 8pm at The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

SMALL FORMAT is an International Mini Print exhibition and fundraiser organised by Black Church Print Studio promoting the diversity and creative processes of printmaking. This is a new addition to Black Church Print Studio’s program. Works made using all printmaking techniques from traditional techniques such as lithography, relief, screen, etching to contemporary digital processes are included. All works measure 30cm × 30cm and are available for sale for €100 or less.

The Library Project
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 087 685 6169

Furtive Tears # Pass | Níamh McCann at NCAD Gallery, Dublin   Recently updated !

22 September to 16 October 2017

The NCAD Gallery is pleased to announce, Furtive Tears # Pass, a solo exhibition of new work by artist Níamh McCann, opening Friday 22 September 2017, 6pm. As an artist, McCann’s work places the viewer within a matrix of thematic contexts from the built environment to fictional scenarios and historical coincidences. Her visioning is made manifest in works of drawing, painting and multi-medium sculptures which are often presented as part of a larger installation work and are often site-responsive. In May 2016, the School of Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) awarded McCann the inaugural NCAD Fine Art Studio Residency 2016/2017. Níamh was based in the Annex building, postgraduate hub at the NCAD until September 2017 making significant contributions to the MFA Fine Art programme and as a member of the College community. As part of this exhibition presentation and in particular relating to its institutional context, writer and critic Chris Fite-Wassilak, invited by the artist and commissioned by the Gallery, has written an adjoining essay in response to this iteration of McCann’s work at this time.

For Culture Night 2017, Friday 22 September at 5pm the NCAD Gallery presents Furtive Tears # Pass, a solo exhibition of new work by artist Níamh McCann and exhibition event. The NCAD Gallery is delighted to welcome writer and critic, Chris Fite-Wassilak who will make a presentation in response to McCann’s exhibition, followed by a performance of Una Furtiva Lagrima by tenor and theatre-maker Séan Kennedy. The event is scheduled to start at 5pm sharp, followed by the exhibition opening view of Furtive Tears # Pass at 6pm.

NCAD Gallery
100 Thomas St, Dublin 8
T: (01) 636 4390