Category Archives : Leinster – Dublin

Kevin Callaghan in Young Masters Art Prize 2014 at The Lloyds Club, London

kevin-callaghan16 September – 5 December | Preview: 17th September, 6.00 – 6.30pm (invitation only) | Private View: 17th September, 6.30-9pm
The Lloyds Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AP
Nearest Tube: Tower Hill

Irish, London based artist Kevin Callaghan shortlisted for the Young Maters Prize 2014, Kevin completed the MA at the Royal College of Art in 2013

Farcry Productions Present ‘Forsaken’ at Dollard House

Dollard House, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 (next to the Clarence Hotel, Temple Bar) and runs until December 20th 2014
Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Sat 11am-5pm

Forsaken is a new installation from Farcry Productions-it is made up of stitched tapestries, mounted coffin plaques and other mixed media that calls to mind the regimes of Magdalene laundries, Mother and Baby homes and other so called residential institutions. The location is site specific in terms of the natural light in which the objects are presented and seen

The work in Forsaken makes visible the people banished and abandoned behind the walls of Mother and baby homes, Women’s refuges and Magdalen Laundries throughout Ireland, including those who never even obtained life’s breath, including those whose final resting place was a cold grave with no name and no identity to mark their ever having been here.

Forsaken hopes to dignify and return individuality to people who were victimised by harsh and unforgiving institutions. This work advocates for people to not forsake themselves.  No matter what the hardship imposed by others, people can move on; they can, once again, take command of their souls and spirits and move forward with their lives.  It wasn’t, after all, their own dirty linen these women and girls were washing; it was ours, and it has to be asked why the Irish State and the Catholic Church continue this practice of “forsaking”.

Contact Information:
Gerard Mannix Flynn 087 2246664

The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project at the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin

exhibitionThe Palimpsest/ Rianú Project
at the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin
6th September – 30th November 2014
Curated by Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project is a collaborative art project which brought together eight Irish artists to develop work to represent Ireland at Artisterium VI in Tbilisi, Georgia in October 2013. The eight participating artists were: Colin Martin RHA, Brian Fay, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Claire Halpin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Aoife McGarrigle, Kate Murphy and Nuala Ní Fhlathúin.

Each artist was invited to develop an initial image which was then emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist responded to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way before passing it on to the next artist to work on until each of the eight artists had worked on all of the images. The title “Palimpsest / Rianú” refers to the original palimpsests – ancient manuscript pages which were erased so that they could be reused and overwritten – and Rianú, the Irish word for tracing.

The eight digital prints in this exhibition are the final stage of a collaborative process which was developed between artists from the Gaeltacht and from outside the Gaeltacht on the theme of how we deal with the other in our lives – other people, other ethnic groups, other nations. The Pearse Museum was chosen as an apt location to exhibit this project because of Patrick Pearse’s special interest in bi-lingual education. Each artist has also created an individual artwork responding directly to the themes and context of the museum.

This project was initiated by Cló and the Living Archive and curated by Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn. Cló and the Living Archive is an artist-led initiative developed by Ian Joyce and Oona Hyland in the Donegal. Ian Joyce’s work also features in this exhibition.

Claire Halpin
Eoin Mac Lochlainn