Category: Leinster – Dublin


The Mistress of the Mantle | Katherine Nolan at MART

2 to 31 March
Opening 2 March at 6pm

‘The Mistress of the Mantle’ is an exhibition of video, photography and performance works that emerged in the context of the artist’s return home. Living in the UK for 10 years, and returning to a life in Ireland, Katherine Nolan was struck both by a period of personal change, unexpected culture shock and generational difference.

This set of artworks act as a means to examine the process of reintegration, and taken for granted socio-cultural attitudes that surface through this renegotiation of identity and gender in an Irish context. As the artist attempts to re-find ‘home’, the self of the past and the present confront each other in crisis.

A number of different forms of ‘returning home’ are performed: the literal act of finding and inhabiting of a home, revisiting sites of personal or cultural significance, and the (re)inhabiting of personal and cultural memories of womanhood. Clothing, sites, songs, role-models, relics and imagery and of femininities from a childhood in late seventies and early eighties, are accrued, layered, muddled and re-performed in the present.

The artworks seem to examine the pleasures, pains, contradictions, catharsis, melodrama, narcissism, critique and mixed-emotions that arose while contemplating the spectre of becoming the models of womanhood observed in childhood. Through this examination of personal narrative in cultural context, the artist also stands as a proxy for her generation, in an Ireland wavering between its past and its present.

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
T: (01) 515 9692
E: info@mart.ie
W: mart.ie


Group Exhibition at Gormley’s Fine Art   Recently updated !

2 to 22 March

Gormley’s Fine Art will host an exhibition of contemporary international editions in March 2017, bringing rare works to an Irish audience for the very first time. The exhibition will explore how contemporary art has developed from the 1950s to the present day, featuring important works by Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Bambi. It highlights works from a range of movements including Pop Art, Street Art, Neo Pop, Young British Artists and Urban Art.

This carefully-curated exhibition features limited edition, original screen prints, including nine Warhol pieces. Such works are rarely available to view in Ireland, let alone buy.

Gormley’s Fine Art
27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 6729031
E: dublin@gormleys.ie
W: gormleys.ie


TAIBH | Zine Launch and Performance Night at The Workmans Club

Thursday 23 February, 7pm

4D Space are hosting a night of live art and performance to coincide with the launch of the 2nd edition of their zine ‘Taibh’.
It will be taking place in ‘The Vintage Rooms’, upstairs in The Workmans Club. New and emerging artists will be showcasing their work.

‘Taibh’ is a collection of reviews and articles about performance and live art in Ireland.

4D space are a curatorial collective that host performance events, workshops and presentations.
www.facebook.com/fourdspace

The Workmans Club
10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2


Fresh Print | Group Exhibition at Graphic Studio Gallery

23 February to 18 March
Opening Thursday, 23 February, 6pm by Andrew Folan, Head of Print at NCAD

Graphic Studio Gallery is delighted to present ‘Fresh Print’, an exhibition of new work by recent winners of the Graphic Studio Graduate Award – some of the most exciting young artists in Ireland today. They include many of the best fine art graduates working in the medium of print.

The exhibition highlights new work made by five recipients of the coveted award, since receiving the prize in 2015 and 2016.

Graphic Studio Gallery
Through the arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 679 8021
E: gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com
W: graphicstudiodublin.com


YOUNG III – A New Generation | Group Show at SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin

16 February to 25 March 2017
SO Fine Art Editions, 10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2,

SO Fine Art Editions presents YOUNG III an exhibition featuring 21 Irish artists.
These emerging creatives are cementing themselves in the fast-changing art scene of Ireland. Each has been selected for their dynamic and fresh approach, and are setting the scene for the future of their practice.

Artists include: Yusuf Amod, Ailbhe Barrett, Alice Burns, Jade Breen, Stephen Burke, Zsiri Dempsey, Neil Dunne, Hazel Hutton, James Kirwan, Richard Lawlor, Stephen Lau, Sam Le Bas, Eleanor McCaughey, Jordan McQuaid, Louise Murphy, Claire Murdock, Ciara O’Brien, Shane O’Driscoll, Eileen O’Sullivan, Jill Quigley and Aaron Smyth.

www.sofinearteditions.com/young-iii-a-new-generation/


YOUNG III | Group Exhibition at SO Fine Art

16 February to 25 March
Opening 16 February, 6pm

Watch this space– a new generation of Irish art is rising. YOUNG III launches in SO Fine Art Editions on the eve of Ireland’s most diverse creative conference, OFFSET. Which is appropriate; as this is the first Irish exhibition to bring together the latest trends in painting, fine art prints, photography, ceramics, and glass.

YOUNG III brings us 21 of the top Irish artists to watch across the five different mediums.

These emerging creatives are cementing themselves in the fast-changing art scene of Ireland. Each has been selected for their dynamic and fresh approach to their technique, and are setting the scene for the future of their form.

Artists include: Yusuf Amod, Ailbhe Barrett, Alice Burns, Jade Breen, Stephen Burke, Zsiri Dempsey, Neil Dunne, Hazel Hutton, James Kirwan, Richard Lawlor, Stephen Lau, Sam Le Bas, Eleanor McCaughey, Jordan McQuaid, Louise Murphy, Claire Murdock, Ciara O’Brien, Shane O’Driscoll, Eileen O’Sullivan, Jill Quigley, Aaron Smyth.

SO Fine Art Editions
10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
T:: +353 1 472 1050
E: info@sofinearteditions.com
W: sofinearteditions.com


Nua | Group Exhibition at Fumbally Exchange

21 to 26 February
Opening night 23 February 6.30pm

A journey through a city offers a variety of sensory experiences. The vibrancy, noise, textures, colours and people that make up the urban landscape, are something that we easily become desensitized to.

‘Nua’ presents works that attempt to inspire a deeper awareness of our surroundings. Seven visual artists react to the landscape of Dublin in various mediums – including painting, photography, metalwork, textiles and sculpture.

Featuring work by:
Stephen Burke, Fiachra Corcoran, Conor Coughlan, Grace Kristensen, Sam Lebas, Seán O’Rourke and Zoe Sheehy.

Fumbally Exchange
5 Dame Ln, Dublin 2
www.fumballyexchange.com


Sleep | Martin Redmond at The Molesworth Gallery

16 February to 10 March

On first viewing, the subject matter of Martin Redmond’s paintings are evocative of Claudio Bravo (1936-2011), the Chilean photo-realist artist. Cardboard boxes, crumpled paper and plastic bags are observed with the rigour of someone seeing these objects for the first time, alert to every shifting hue, every interplay of light and shade. But Redmond doesn’t offer us the hyper-realism of the Chilean; for the Irish artist, the tonal quality of the work is as important as its verisimilitude.

Like Bravo, there is an element of trompe l’oeil to the paintings, a technique from the Baroque period, literally meaning ‘to trick the eye’, by creating the illusion of three-dimensionality. With Redmond, however, the tones are always muted. The lighting isn’t used for dramatic effect, but rather to soften the visual impact of the work, drawing the viewer in to examine the most mundane of subject matter.

In his tonal subtlety, Redmond has more in common with the Italian artist, Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). The Italian honed his compositions of simple household objects through gradations of tone rather than any dramatic shifts in colour or lighting. The facility to look again at the commonplace, to note it’s physicality, how the subtlest of shifts in light can alter a subject, is at the heart of the work.

The Molesworth Gallery
16 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
T: + 353 1 679 1548
E: info@molesworthgallery.com
W: molesworthgallery.com


CEAD, NCAD Open Day

Saturday 18 February, 11am to 2pm

Open Day is an information event for all current and prospective art and design students who want to progress through part-time accredited study to certificate and diploma level. Whether you are currently on a non-credit beginners or intermediate course, or are a certificate student, this is a must for anyone who wants more information on CEAD non-credit or Certificate courses, or the CEAD Part Time Diploma in Art and Design.

Tutors and students from our certificate and diploma courses will be available to chat and answer questions about the teaching and learning experience at CEAD, NCAD. There will be presentations on all accredited courses, including information on how to apply, as well as guidelines on portfolio submissions. There will be a Diploma Workshop for certificate students planning to apply for a place on the CEAD part time Diploma in Art and Design in 2017, which will offer guidance around preparing your portfolio.

This year we are delighted to be able to present at Open Day a preview of the CEAD Summer 2017 Programme of short courses, running from 26 June to 19 July. The Summer Programme offers a wide range of courses in fine art and design at different levels, suitable for beginners, or those considering returning to higher education, as well as artists and others who want to up-skill or re-skill and learn something new. The Summer programme also includes the ever-popular Portfolio Preparation course for students who plan to apply for entry to full time studies in art and design for September 2018 and beyond.

NCAD
100 Thomas St, Dublin 8
T: (01) 636 4390
E: cead@staff.ncad.ie
W: ncad.ie/continuing-education


Long Now | Amanda Coogan Screening at Dublin International Film Festival

18 February, 12pm

This premier screening of a new documentary on the work of artist Amanda Coogan screens as part of the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Tickets can be booked in advance from ifi.ie/adiff-amanda-coogan-long-now

Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film captures Coogan during a gruelling six week live durational exhibition, I’ll sing you a song from around the town. Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became the gallery’s most successful and visited in its history. Spanning six weeks, Coogan performs live, for six hours a day, five days a week for the entire run. The film visually explores the exhibition’s beautiful live performance, interwoven with Coogan’s reflections on the work.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 679 5744
E: info@irishfilm.ie
W: ifi.ie


The Birth of Form | Alasdair McLuckie at mother’s tank station

16 February to 1 April

Despite the fact that the extraordinary bead paintings of Melbourne-based artist, Alasdair McLuckie are essentially hybridic forms, simultaneously exotic and familiar, they stand as acts of pure creativity and a welcome antidote to a malevolent and destructive cynicism pervasive throughout popularist imaginings and contemporary ‘postmodern’ politics.

Complex and nuanced times conspire to make works of art that ordinarily could not be less political, assume a mantle of obstinate, structured protest, a disturbation as Danto described it, by a counterpoint quietly but firmly standing in assertion of the sanity of natural processes, the raising of an immovable force that demands a response: McLuckie’s work seeks and finds the rhythms of the natural world, breathing, sleeping, waking, walking, standing still, thinking, doing… one thing living creatively, with constructive order, beside an apposite other.

mother’s tank station
41-43 Watling Street,
Usher’s Island,
Dublin
T: +353 1 6717654
E: gallery@motherstankstation.com
W: motherstankstation.com


Home is Another Place | Seamus Murphy at The Little Museum of Dublin

21 January to 26 February

Seamus Murphy is an Irish photographer based in London. A recipient of seven World Press photo awards, he is a regular contributor to many major international publications and has recently gained much acclaim for his collaborative work with the musician PJ Harvey. The Little Museum is proud to present Home is Another Place, Murphy’s first major exhibition of Irish photographs. This brilliant new show opens on January 21, 2017.
Returning to Ireland after the recession to view a country and her capital changing dramatically, Murphy has created a new collection of images that depict a country teeming with life, humour, absurdity, pathos, hardship, tenacity and love. At the heart of these images of our fellow countrymen and women, we find ourselves.

This exhibition expands on Seamus’s critically-acclaimed 2016 monograph The Republic. Returning to Ireland after travelling with guerrilla fighters across Syria, Seamus catches us off-guard with stolen moments of hard (and often comical) reality.

These images tell stories that go beyond politics, but also beyond the traditional media narrative. A republic is comprised of her people – in this remarkable new exhibition, Seamus Murphy has pointed his camera directly at us.

The Little Museum of Dublin
15 St Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2.
T: 01 661 1000
E: bureau@littlemuseum.ie
W: littlemuseum.ie


DUBLIN A.M. | Veronica Vierin at Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

12 to 14 February, 6pm to 10pm daily.

Temple Bar Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the screening of DUBLIN A.M. by visual artist Veronica Vierin, a time-based photographic journey across the city at its most intimate hours.

Dublin A.M. features 366 pictures taken in Dublin around – or before- sunrise, between 2014 and 2016. The photographs focus on the cityscapes and on the inherent paradoxes of the urban condition. Empty streets, buildings, hidden abandoned spaces and isolated human figures are juxtaposed with the breathtaking beauty of the city’s sunrises.

For the purpose of this screening Veronica has produced a 23 minutes multimedia projection, on a loop, to give the audience the freedom to ‘enter and exit’ the space at anytime. Also the repetitive, circular structure of the piece aims to recall the time and spatial restrictions of her everyday routine, during the creation of the work.

You are all invited to Meeting House Square, in the heart of the city, to engage with an insightful and evocative audio-visual experience of contemporary Dublin, in its own urban settings.


Scintilla | Leah Hewson at the RHA Ashford Gallery

16 February to 12 March
Opening on Wednesday 15 February, 6pm

One’s ability in to stay in the unconscious mind is impossible. The space before something becomes a conscious idea, is where Hewsons’ practice convenes.

According to the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, certain details are brought from the unconscious mind into consciousness through past experiences, free memories, repressed memories, dreams, active imagination and Free Association (Freud). This is known as the process of Individuation and is unique to each person. As an area of self-investigation, Hewson attempts to tap into and explore the realm as this point of transformation.

In order to achieve a comprehensive outcome, an instinctual approach to image making is employed. Impulsive reactions to mixed materials; surfaces and ideas are applied with assurance and without prejudice, opening the imagination to play and experimentation at the highest level. This ‘Creative Active Three way’ allows for an infinite amount of possibilities with the least amount of limitations.

Each painting is a documented glimpse of a more comprehensive analysis of the unconscious.

RHA Ashford Gallery
Ely Place, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 2558
E: info@rhagallery.ie
W: rhagallery.ie


C’est La Vie | Katarzyna Gajewska at Origin Gallery

16 February to 14 March
Opening Thursday 16 February, 6pm

C’est La Vie, is exhibition of new paintings by Katarzyna Gajewska. Gajewska’s previous work was based on a prosthetic memory and was provoked by different mediums. She conceptualised events, images and memories that she has not experienced herself.

In her current work, for the first time, she draws on memories and experiences of her own. She describes the process as being almost restless with a changing and shifting around of her visual ideas.

katarzynagajewska.com

Origin Gallery
37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2
T: 01 662 9347
E: theorigingallery@gmail.com
W: origingallery.wordpress.com


Beatland | Chanelle Walshe at Pallas Projects

16 February to 4 March
Opening Wednesday 15 February, 6pm

Beatland is an exhibition of paintings by Dublin based artist Chanelle Walshe. The paintings depict human organs, the heart and lungs, in various energetic states. The forms are isolated, unearthed from a nourishing ground, and offered up to the viewer like a gift or a sacrifice.

The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Jeannette Winterson’s novel Art and Lies. The word Beatland refers to the permeable boundaries of our bodies and how the experience of space and energy can extend beyond our five senses; ‘What can balance the inequity of that huge space, which never ends, and my bounded life? Perhaps this: The beatland of my body is not my kingdom’s scope. I have within, spaces as vast, if I could claim them.’

For this exhibition, Walshe’s paintings embody an act of translation through sensation to image. Drawing from a mix of influences from Irish poetry to bog-bodies and the aesthetics of museum display, these works harbour traditional categorizations of life and death and formal renderings of objects, yet they have a contemporary sensibility.

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404
E: info@pallasprojects.org
W: pallasprojects.org


Geraldine O’Neill at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin 8

17 February to 18 March 2017 | Opening: 16 February, 6pm
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8

‘Many-worlds interpretation agus rudaí eile nach iad’ comprises a suite of recent paintings by Geraldine O’Neill. A deep knowledge and understanding of the history of painting transcends these works incorporating such weighted themes as portrait and landscape painting, however in spite of the laden subject matter, O’Neill eschews a burdened response and instead imbues the paintings with a sense of playfulness and frivolity. Embedded in these paintings is an acknowledgement of paint in its resilience through the passing of time, both in the history of western painting and in the artist’s personal history. Through layers of varying gestures O’Neill creates a multi-surfaced montage that declares an excitement for and fascination with the possibilities of paint.

www.kevinkavanagh.ie/


Spectres of Modernity | Ruth McHugh at AXIS Ballymun, Dublin 9

16 February to 24 March 2017 March
AXIS, Main St, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2016, Spectres of Modernity, is a lens-based exhibition by artist Ruth McHugh, recorded during the demolition of the Ballymun Towers. The short film Spectres of Modernity is underscored by multiple voices of the community, old and new. The result is a poignant reminder of the lives that were lived there.

Contact: mchugh.ruth@gmail.com or leigh.hussey@axisballymun.ie
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
www.axisballymun.ie/whatson/gallery


Relatively Speaking: A Guided Walking Tour Across Three Dublin City Galleries

Thursday 16 February 2017, 1pm
Meeting point: Project Arts Centre
Free admission, booking is essential.

Would you like an opportunity to introduce your friends and family to contemporary art? Relatively Speaking is the guided walking tour that takes place across three of Dublin’s most well-known contemporary art galleries, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre. The tours introduce their current exhibitions to those who might not be so familiar with contemporary art and offer an interesting insight into the work for those who are. The whole tour, contained within Temple Bar, will take about 60 minutes (approx.), with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery.

Beginning at Project Arts Centre, you will be introduced to Fault Bound Bodies by Caroline Doolin. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, the Gallery of Photography for the exhibition Mother River by Yan Wang Preston. Finally, the tour will end at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, where you will be guided through the solo exhibition Woodall by Hilary Lloyd.

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/relatively-speaking-a-guided-walking-tour-across-three-city-art-galler16


Scintilla | Leah Hewson at the RHA, Dublin 2

16 February to 12 March 2017 | Opening: 15 February, 6pm
The Ashford Gallery, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2

The RHA present ‘Scintilla’ by Leah Hewson.
One’s ability in to stay in the unconscious mind is impossible. The space before something becomes a conscious idea, is where Hewson’s practice convenes.
According to the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, certain details are brought from the unconscious mind into consciousness through past experiences, free memories, repressed memories, dreams, active imagination and Free Association (Freud). This is known as the process of Individuation and is unique to each person.
As an area of self-investigation, Hewson attempt to tap into and explore the realm as this point of transformation.

www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/new-work/ | www.leahhewson.com