Category: Leinster – Dublin

Dublin Gallery Weekend 2017 | 23 – 26 November

Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November

This weekend in November will be the third edition of Dublin Gallery Weekend. This city-wide event is a collaboration between almost 40 art galleries and museums across the city, who have joined together to present a specially programmed series of free public events such as talks, concerts, tours, workshops and more, alongside their exciting exhibitions and projects by a diverse range of artists. Dublin Gallery Weekend invites visitors to come and experience something new, and to discover art in galleries of all types ranging from the biggest modern art museums in the country to the smallest, tucked away experimental art spaces.

Participating galleries include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, the Project Arts Centre, Kerlin Gallery, the National College of Art and Design Gallery, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, The Lab Gallery, Artbox, The Library Project, The Royal Hibernian Academy and many more.

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That’s Not Me | Rodney Graham at IMMA

24 November to 18 February

IMMA is delighted to present That’s Not Me, a survey from 1994 to the present, of the work of Canadian artist Rodney Graham. Opening during Dublin Gallery Weekend, this is the first major presentation of Graham’s work in Ireland, focusing on his illuminated lightboxes and film works. Graham lives and works in Vancouver, Canada and is associated with the 1980s Vancouver School of post-conceptual photography alongside peers such as Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas (who so memorably exhibited in IMMA in 2014). The Vancouver School is a group defined by a style of photography in which moments from art history are replicated. Graham represented Canada at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and his work features in significant museum collections around the world including Tate Modern, MoMA and the Centre Pompidou.

Rodney Graham is one of the most consistently inventive artists to have emerged in the last 40 years, tirelessly questioning what it means to be an artist today. Through genre-defying experimentalism, Graham’s practice has shifted from conceptual photography and installation to encompass film, performance, music and painting. His works, informed by psychology, literature and storytelling, present cyclical narratives layered with puns and references. Historical figures such as Lewis Carroll, Sigmund Freud, Raymond Roussel and Kurt Cobain are explored with Graham’s typical sense of humour.

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

Paper Visual Art Journal, Volume 8 Hard Copy Launch

Thursday, 23 November from 7pm to 10pm

Please join Paper Visual Art Journal for the launch of volume 8, at the Candle Bar, Kelly’s Hotel, 36 South Great Georges St (above Hogan’s).

With contributions by Rob Doyle, Colin Graham, Sara Greavu, Jennie Guy, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith, Eoghan McIntyre, Maeve Mulrennan, Nathan O’Donnell, Morgan Quaintance, Joanna Walsh, and Colin Ward.

Kindly supported by the Arts Council.

Black Church Print Studio Friends Print Draw Fundraiser 2017

29 November

Now in its sixteenth year, Black Church Print Studio Friends exists to allow you to show your interest in, and your support, for the Studio. An important part of our fundraising efforts, your contribution is essential for the development of the Studio’s activities and enables us to purchase necessary equipment and upgrade our facilities, in order to maintain a leading professional facility for our Member and Non-Member artists. One of the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Studio is the hugely popular annual Friends Print Draw.

How does The Friends Print Draw work?
Tickets are sold in advance. Each person who purchases a ticket becomes a Friend and is allocated a ticket number. Everyone is guaranteed to win a print.

On the night of the Draw, all Friends view the prints on display from 6pm. At 7pm, the Draw begins, with ticket numbers pulled out the Studio’s classic bowler hat. As your ticket number is drawn, you choose your favourite print from the selection.

If you are picked from the hat first, you choose from the full range of 65 prints on display. There are a maximum of 55 tickets sold, so everyone will have a choice! All prints included are by Black Church Print Studio artists, many of which are worth twice or three times the price of the Friends ticket.

Tickets: €150 (Individual) / €300 (Corporate)

Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 6773629

Critical Bastards Issue 15 Launch – Bilocation at Studio 6, TBG+S, Dublin 2

22 November 2017, 6 – 8pm

Critical Bastards Magazine will launch its 15th issue: Bilocation at Studio 6 Temple Bary Gallery & Studios.

This issue focuses on responses and reviews of recent presentations of art in Ireland and New York City. Contributors include Suzanne Walsh, Adrian Duncan, Lily Cahill, Davey Moor, Seung Hee Kim, Philip Kavanagh, Barry Kehoe, Dominic Paul Miller, Pat Riarchy, Jessamyn Fiore, Sara O’Brien and Aiden Kelly Murphy.

Design by Caoimhe Doyle. Cover image: “Shivering Sands forts – WWII Anti airfield forts & site of Radio City Pirate station. Located in international waters 10 miles off the coast of Whitstable, Kent” by Laura Smith.
Drinks will be served. BYOB welcome.

Jordan Arts Christmas Exhibition, Rush, Co. Dublin

18 November to 23 December 2017

Jordan Arts Christmas Exhibition is a group show of gallery artists. Artists exhibiting include Paul D’Arcy, Cormac Dennis, James English RHA, Angie Grimes, Carl Jones, Paul Kelly, Ursula Klinger, Eoin McEvoy, Henry McGrane, Roddy Moynihan, Ruby Staunton, Dave West and more.
Contact Roddy Moynihan for more details.

Jordan Arts, Rush, Co. Dublin
T: +353 86 367 2972

From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) | Szabolcs KissPál at Project Arts Centre

23 November to 20 December
Exhibition opening on Thursday 23 November from 6pm to 8pm, artist talk in the gallery from 5.30pm.

From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) is a docu-fiction project by Szabolcs KissPál. In line with the artist’s previous works, the exhibition investigates political communities, not as inherited or essentialist, but as complexly constructed entities. Through various media and representational techniques, KissPál re-examines and opens a new perspective on a series of charged, ever-changing symbols that have been repeatedly exploited to promote a homogenous and oppressive idea of the Hungarian nation.

At the centre of his investigations, and translated for an international perspective, is an analysis of the quite recent authoritarian turn and development of ‘illiberal’ Hungarian state policy. From Fake Mountains to Faith (Hungarian Trilogy) examines the complex and shifting relationship between this state policy and the political and cultural philosophy that operates as its ideological basis.

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

Uglified | Group Exhibition at In-spire Gallerie, Dublin

24 November to 20 November 2017

Dino Notaro curates our latest exhibition at Inspire Galerie Dublin. Along with a selected group of artists they will explore through art, text, and music the complex subject of self image and the search for balance in a world obsessed with creating the perfect look.

“I want to explore how we find our own way of feeling good about how we look. We are constantly being told how to do this, what to wear, and how important our image is to others. Who’s approval do we need?. Have we become clones of the demands that society push upon us?. Are we loved for who we are or what we present?.

I want to embrace our physical flaws and celebrate what makes us unique.There is many parts that make up who we are and getting the right balance is something many of us have explored in the past but now more than ever we need to address”

Inspire Galerie Dublin invite you to our latest group show “Uglified”. Join us for the opening night reception on Thursday Nov. 23rd from 6pm to 9pm.
This exhibition will feature works over a variety of media and will continue its run until December 30th with daily viewing at the gallery from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday to Friday.

In-spire Gallerie, 56 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin
T: 085 277 9024

Art and Architecture: Interwoven | Dublin Art Book Fair 2017 at TBG+S

23 to 26 November
Launching Thursday 23 November, 6pm

Dublin Art Book Fair, Ireland’s only art book fair, returns to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. With the theme of Art and Architecture Interwoven, the gallery will be filled with books on art, architecture and related subjects from select Irish and international publishers, limited editions and more unusual and difficult-to-find artists’ and architects’ books.

A selection of Ireland’s leading architects and artists have been invited to recommend books and publications inspiring to their practice. Interweaving art and architecture to engage diverse audiences, the focus is on the interdisciplinary aspects of these distinct disciplines, their contingencies and overlaps, as well as their explicitly divergent natures.

Interwoven, a specially commissioned artwork for the Fair, and a limited edition print by artist Caoimhe Kilfeather will be unveiled. The film Library by Susan MacWilliam will be shown for the duration of the Fair.

Highlights of the programme of events include The Egyptian Postures (more here), a performative lecture and archive presentation by Padraic E. Moore and Ian Whittlesea, a panel discussion on the interaction between art and architecture, chaired by Hugh Campbell and including, amongst others, Shelly McNamara (Grafton Architects) and Niamh O’Malley (artist); a tour of the newly-opened Tenement Museum on Henrietta Street, a screening of Wim Wenders’ influential film Wings of Desire and, a book-binding workshop with Read That Image. All of the events are free but booking is essential as places are sure to book up fast.

Sponsored by Henry J Lyons.

Periodical Review #7—PPS V RGKSKSRG at Pallas Projects/Studios

25 November to 20 January
Preview (as part of Dublin Gallery Weekend) Friday 24 November, 6.30
Opening performance by Gareth Anton Averill

Gareth Anton Averill, Ursula Burke, Alan Butler, Dennis Dineen, Jason Ellis, Paul Hallahan, Jesse Jones, Barbara Knezevic, Ruth E Lyons, Christopher Mahon, Sibyl Montague, Aine McBride, Eleanor McCaughey, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Melissa O’Flaherty, Sonia Shiel, Benjamin Stafford and Isadora Epstein, Donal Talbot, Eimear Walshe, Tom Watt and Tanad Williams.

Selected by Gavin Murphy, Mark Cullen, Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain

Not a group exhibition per se, Periodical Review is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (the field talking to itself). This is the exhibition as resource, in which we invite agents within the field to engage with what were for them significant moments, practices, works, activity, objects: nodes within the network.

In looking at self-organised exhibitions, off-site projects, commercial gallery and museum shows, performances and publications, Periodical Review looks to share a spectrum of practices, creating dialogue and critical reflection to help develop and support Irish contemporary art as a whole; and to act as an accessible survey of contemporary art for a wider audience, expanding the experience of art practices from around the country.

Gallery hours
12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday
(Closed 17th December – reopens 11th January)

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404

Talking to My Father | Screening at Irish Architecture Foundation

13 to 15 November, 6.30pm

Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early ’60s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier and later worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. Upon his return to Ireland he became a key agent in the shaping of the emerging modern nation.

Looking again to Dublin’s streets which he has so faithfully recorded in earlier works (James Gandon, A Life; Alive, Alive Oh!), Sé Merry Doyle follows Simon Walker, a quarter of a century after Robin’s death, as he explores the legacy of his father’s work. The film allows Walker’s buildings to speak for themselves, taking us with Simon in his search for Robin’s architecture of place.
Join the IAF for a screening of this documentary, directed by Sé Merry Doyle, in our intimate auditorium space at 6.30pm on 13-15 November.

Free, book here:

Irish Architecture Foundation
15 Bachelors Walk
Dublin 1

COLLISION | Group Exhibition at Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

16 November to 31 December

Art and law collide at a new exhibition at Blackhall Place. 
COLLISION will showcase work from upcoming Irish and international artists in the unique surroundings of Blackhall Place.

SO Fine Art Editions and the Law Society of Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of a new exciting art exhibition: COLLISION – So Fine Art pops up at Blackhall Place, featuring new artwork from largely young, up-and-coming artists based in Ireland, all displayed in the unique setting of the Law Society’s Blackhall Place headquarters.

Artists: Norman Ackroyd, Yoko Akino, John Banville, Stephen Burke, Margaret Corcoran, Michael Cullen, Blaise Drummond, Neil Dunne, Niamh Flanagan, Anita Groener, Sean Hanrahan, Meghan Heeney, Clare Henderson, Leah Hewson, Joby Hickey, Allan Kinsella, James Kirwan, Stephen Lawlor, Cathal McCarthy, John Minihan, Matthew Mitchell, Seán Molloy, Lina Nordenström, Edna O’Brien, Shane O’Driscoll, Eileen O’Sullivan, Barbara Rae, Aoife Scott, Vanessa Power, Vincent Sheridan, David Stephenson, Colm Tóibín, Dominic Turner, Kate Whiteford.

Law Society of Ireland, Education Centre,
Blackhall Place,
Dublin 7

Another bite of the cherry | Group Exhibition at National Botanic Gardens

15 November to 6 December
Exhibition opening Wednesday 15 November from 6.30pm

Graphic Studio Dublin and the National Botanic Gardens are delighted to present ‘Another bite of the cherry’, the follow up to our acclaimed 2013 exhibition, ‘A Natural Selection’.

Each artist has explored aspects of the Gardens, to create new fine art prints in their individual way, be it portraits of particular flora or fauna, landscapes or vistas in the 19.5 hectares, the spectacular Palm House and Curvilinear Range of glasshouses, or abstract impressions made by the biodiverse environment.

In this exhibition, invited artists continue the tradition, since time immemorial, of human response to the natural world; from tomb paintings in Ancient Egypt, the frescoes in Pompeii, the scientific drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci, the etchings of Albrecht Dürer to the paper cut-outs of Mrs Delaney or the striking paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

National Botanic Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin 9

John Hutchinson Collection and Pertiwi Exhibition at nag Gallery, Dublin

16 November to 12 December

Thursday November 16 2017 is the last nag Gallery opening of its Dublin space as it continues its relocation plans to Central Portugal. To celebrate this, nag is doing its fourth collaboration with the curator and previous director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, John Hutchinson, who will be in public conversation with the creative director of nag Mark St.John Ellis on the night.

nag Gallery 2 will be showing Iranian nomadic textiles from John’s collection and in response to this an installation in nag Gallery 1 by nag artist Pertiwi.

nag Gallery
Basement, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 473 8978

Immerse | Gwen O’Dowd at Graphic Studio Gallery

9 November to 6 December

Gwen O’Dowd has always experimented with materials and methods to develop a language of expression to enable the surfaces and textures of her work to coalesce with her interpretation. She is known consequently for her exploration of print, which has been significant in providing her with opportunities to experiment and push the traditional boundaries of what her media has to offer. Since 1985, she has been working with carborundum printing techniques, taking advantage of the grittiness of the material to produce works with an almost tangible immediacy.

As an artist, O’Dowd seeks to express the emotion evoked by the direct experience of nature, such as the startling impact of a wave crashing against the obdurate surfaces of a rocky shoreline. She responds to the intensity and repetition of the action of water over centuries – rivers, glaciers, oceans – and how they carve their presence into the landscape, an interminable process of erosion that hollows out channels and spaces over time. Her study visits to environments range from the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the icefields and glaciers in Canada, to the coastlines of the west of Ireland.

Graphic Studio Gallery
Through the arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 679 8021

Prudence and the Game of Golf | Abigail O’Brien at the RHA

17 November to 20 December

Prudence and the Game of Golf is a new suite of works by artist Abigail O’Brien RHA. The third exploration of The Natural Virtues to which Temperance, 2009 and Fortitude, 2005 contributed the opening chapters; Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude. These are the hinges on which moral virtues were said to depend; “they govern our actions, order our passions, and guide our con- duct according to faith and reason”. The virtues can be achieved through human effort – they are therefore valid, attainable and worthy.

This new series, Prudence and the Game of Golf, combines photography and sculpture into a moulded environment exploring themes that transcend an eighteen-hole game of golf.

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

All this Surface and Silence | Naomi Sex at the RHA

17 November to 20 December

This show marks the first major solo exhibition by visual artist Naomi Sex. All this Surface and Silence aims to reflect on the ideas and work that have framed her practice throughout the past decade. It connects to a long running body of research concerning the perceived vocational life style choice of the artist – what that supposedly represents and how it contradicts the subtle, social politics of the reputation-based economy within the contemporary art world.

These concerns are manifested in pre-existing works including performance and sound pieces in conjunction with a newly commissioned text piece produced specifically for the RHA. The exhibition attempts to playfully – yet critically – express the tension and pressures to perform not only as an artist, but also as an individual navigating the post-Catholic reign on Irish society. The show uses various materials and guises to articulate these ideas: including a pitch from a used-car salesman, a track from an unknown, Irish hip hop artist and a note to God.

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

Body Language | David Bolger, CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the RHA

17 November to 10 December

Is it possible to choreograph a work based entirely on body language, being true to the spontaneous nature of our physical behaviour? For Body Language, CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Bolger set himself a task with this question.

“It is said that over 65% of all our communication is non-verbal, made up of our gestures, posture, how we sound, how we look. As a choreographer I am naturally inquisitive about body language. The tells and clues that are sent out from our limbic system (the emotional brain) are unplanned, natural, honest. They make up our everyday kinetic conversations, which are naturally organised but not pre-planned.

Choreography is dance-writing. A choreographer is someone who organises and designs sequences of movement patterns and creates choreography by writing with the body.

Dancing is body language and body language is dancing.” David Bolger.

The Body Language project is an exploration and interrogation of non-verbal communication in the digital, aural and physical realms. It is a process.

With choreography, video/photography by artist Christopher Ash, music by Composer Michael Fleming, and dance artists Justine Cooper, Jonathan Mitchell, Ivonne Kalter, Emma O’Kane and Jack Webb, it is a process of detection and consists of three unique cycles made up of Daily, Weekly, and Residual Practices.

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

Can You See What I See? | Caroline Hyland at Tallaght Hospital

5 November 2017 to 28 February 2018

The National Centre for Arts and Health is delighted to announce the installation of a new exhibition which is now open to the public on Hospital Street, Tallaght Hospital. ‘Can You See What I See?’ is a series of hand painted illustrations strongly informed by listening to people with dementia and to those who support them; their families, friends and the medical professionals. Through the medium of illustration artist Caroline Hyland is taking an informative approach to the everyday, beautifully depicting supports she has learnt that may help someone to live well or a little better with dementia. The overall purpose of the series is to complement the existing dementia awareness campaigns and add to the general public’s knowledge of dementia so people can understand this disease together and support each other to live well with dementia.

Caroline Hyland is an Illustrator and Artist in Residence in the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital. She believes information can be made more accessible to people through the medium of visual art. Previously having worked as an Occupational Therapist in the intellectual disability services increased her interest in the area of dementia and she is passionate about seeing the person and not just the condition. Through her weekly bedside art sessions, voluntary opportunities and illustrative work Caroline actively strives to highlight the importance of supporting people to maintain interests and stay engaged.

Tallaght Hospital,
Dublin 24

Exhibition Tour | Georgina Jackson on Abbas Akhavan at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

15 November, 1.15pm

Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, will lead a tour of the current exhibition by Abbas Akhavan, ‘variations on a garden’.

Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, this is Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. In his practice, the domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research. Recent works have wandered into spaces just outside the home – the backyard, the garden, and other domesticated landscapes. Here, the garden lingers as both a symbolic site of labour and leisure, private and public, nature and humanity, but furthermore, as a site of sovereignty and war.

Curated by Georgina Jackson, Abbas Akhavan’s ‘variations on a garden’ was originally commissioned by Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, in Toronto in 2015, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Admission is free and all are welcome; there is no need to book a place.

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