Category: Leinster – Dublin

A Fair Land | Grizedale at IMMA | Week 2

grizdale-wk2WEEK TWO: Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 August

Echoing the role artists and the European Arts and Crafts movement played in creating and articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts (UK) have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the function of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham cobblestoned quadrant as a model village, the project takes shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard this August.

Highlights this week are the contributions from leading international artists Jonathan Meese, who will give a Zardoz inspired performance tomorrow night, and artists Tania Bruguera and Suzanne Lacy who are making rare appearances in Dublin to speak about their socially engaged practices and to consider the ‘usefulness’ of art, a theme of the project that will be continued through two talks with Irish artists Rosie Lynch from Callan Workhouse Union on Friday and Michelle Darmody from Our Table on Saturday

There will be a strong Food theme again this week with Food demonstrations of world recipes with Our Table on Saturday and the return of the ambulatory food and the Fair Land lunches, which are serving up a new delicious menu that showcases the surprising diversity and tastiness of courgette!

There will also be a focus on making with the launch of the Grizedale Arts how-to film series These Hands (small but mighty) Thursday at 3pm and a showing of the flagship Irish documentary HANDS on Sunday from 12noon -5pm.

For more information and booking certain events please see:

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

Studio Crit at MART | Art and Design Projects

vai-mart-squareMonday 22 August, 7pm

Each month MART holds a studio crit open to its members and the public to attend, discuss and present current art and creative practices.

This month MART will host visual artists and designers who will present and begin an open dialogue their current and past work in design, photography and sculpture .

Artists Presenting:
Marlena Morris – Photography:
Doireann Ni Ghrioghair – Sculpture:
Ryan Paetzold – Designer:
Olga Criado Monleon – Costume Designer and Theatre Practitioner:

Each presentations is 10/15minutes with a 10 minute discussion

Tea, Biscuits and on occasion some pink punch is provided.

MART Residency Space – Coach House behind The MART Gallery 190A Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines Dublin 6.

Today’s Firefighter | Group Exhibition at Chapel Building, D3

Response19 August, 2.30pm

Dublin Fire Brigade and the National College of Art and Design have over the past year built up a relationship which is culminating in a pilot art exhibition depicting Today’s Firefighter. There will be a prize for the entry that will be on permanent display at the Dublin Fire Brigade Training centre.

This exhibition showcases works by eight recent graduates from NCAD’s Fine Print Department who created visual responses to different aspects of DFB after many visits, talks and research.

It will be held on Friday 19th August, from 14.30 to 18.00 in the Chapel Building in The O’Brien Institute, Dublin Fire Brigade, Malahide Road, Marino (there will be free parking on site – the chapel/auditorium is accessible via this car park).

On that afternoon the DFB Museum will be open and a resident curator present to answer any questions. There should be recruit training in the yard, that we can tour around as well.

Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre:

Where is my Mind? | David Hingerty at Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 17.20.5819 to 29 August 2016 | Opening: 18 August, 6pm
Duke Street Gallery, 17 Duke St, Dublin 2

Duke Street Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by renowned musician and photographer Dave Hingerty. The exhibition ‘Where is my Mind?’ will be opened by actress and musician Bronagh Gallagher.
Through his photographs Hingerty explores the concept of duality, the contrasting states of mind and engagement. Hingerty explores the idea of being physically present but mentally disconnected, lost in internal thought. This is a concept that Hingerty can personally identify with, experiencing this dual mindset whilst preforming. Hingerty observes his fellow musicians and documents their world, stage personas and behind the scenes reality, this is where Hingerty draws his inspiration. |

Events for National Heritage Week at the National Gallery of Ireland

Millennium Wing - 250x250As part of National Heritage Week 2016, the National Gallery of Ireland is providing a programme of talks; tours; a film screening; and an open day featuring Irish art from the Gallery’s Archives. Entrance via the Millennium Wing at Clare Street.

Saturday 20 August
11.30-12.30 Special Viewing: Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs
Venue: ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art. No advance booking. Tickets available on the day, from the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing.

Monday 22 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1916-1936
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Tuesday 23 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1936-1956
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Wednesday 24 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1956-1976
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio

Thursday 25 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1976-1996
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio
5.00 Tour: 100 Years on Merrion Square, No. 90 Merrion Square West
Booking essential:
6.00 Film Screening Older than Ireland
Venue: Millennium Wing Studio
7.00 Tour: 100 Years on Merrion Square, No. 90 Merrion Square West
Booking essential:

Friday 26 August
1.00 Talk: 100 Years of Irish Art: 1996-2016
Venue: Prints & Drawings Room. Numbers limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis. Meet in the Atrium.

Saturday 27 August
10.30-4.00 Open Day: 100 Years of Irish Art from the Archives
Venue: No. 5 South Leinster Street. A display of letters, photos, diaries, rare illustrated books and art objects linked to Irish artists including Mary Swanzy; William Orpen; Jack B. Yeats and Mainie Jellett.
12.00 & 2.00 Tours: Georgian Townhouse, No. 5 South Leinster Street
Booking essential:

National Gallery of Ireland
Entrance via Millennium Wing, Clare Street, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0) 1 661 5133

Dia Dhuit | Group Exhibition at MART

vai-mart-square18 August to 3 September | Preview Thursday 18 August 6-8pm

Bram Mottiar | Jack Marmion | Christine Roche | Janice Harrington | Geoff Quin | Rachel Doyle | Sean O’Rourke | Stephen Burke

Dia Dhuit is a group exhibition featuring eight young emerging Irish artists. After recently taking part in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Graduate showcase, this is the artists’ first foray into the contemporary art world completely independent of an educational institution. The title Dia Dhuit, the Gaelic translation of ‘Hello’, is a reflection on this first step being taken by a new generation of Irish creators and an act of introduction on their part. Despite a variety of mediums and themes being used across the artists, their work all stems from painting and print practices, linked by a concern with texture, colour and various aspects of the conditions of modern urban and suburban life. After the critical response and strength of the work displayed by these individuals at their recent graduate show, Dia Dhuit promises to be an exciting demonstration of what these young artists are going to do next.

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin

Gum Collective Zine Launch and Pop Exhibition at TBG+S Studio 6

gum-collective17 August, 6pm

Gum Collective : Aaron Burns, Aaron Smyth, Alex de Roek, Aimee Gallagher, Ciara O’Brien, Ciaran Gallen, Clare Marie Ryan, Sadbh O’Brien, Sofya Mikhaylova, Stephen Lau.

Gum Collective are opening a pop up exhibition of new 2D works and launching a collection of artist zines in Temple Bar Gallery and Studio’s Studio 6. Each zine will be individually curated by different members of the collective bringing their own artistic practices into the production; reinterpreting and reformatting a both individual and collective works into experamental publications.
This event is BYOB

Temple Bar Gallery and Studio, Studio 6
T: 01 671 0073

A Fair Land | Grizedale Arts at IMMA

a-fair-land12 to 28 August

A Fair Land AND/OR A Courgette Based Economy is an extraordinary new project which opens at IMMA on Friday 12 August. A collaboration between IMMA and Grizedale Arts A Fair Land sets out to examine the ‘usefulness’ of art in 2016, while echoing the role artists played in creating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916. Developed out of the IMMA Residency over 6 months the project rethinks the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham’s cobble stoned quadrant as a model village, taking shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard.

The Fair Land village will offer its visitors opportunities to eat, make, think or trade – and through that process to copy, assimilate and teach. With a focus on creating objects or systems that are useful, desirable and achievable, A Fair Land will present an active representation of the place of creativity in society, and will be a place for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved and experience alternative perspectives on living.

The village will be open from Thursdays to Sundays each week, when a daily schedule of activities and special events will offer visitors opportunities to make, learn and take part in A Fair Land. Some of these events, highlighted below, include Creative Fitness, Making Stations, a Food Power School, a Reinvent / Discuss / Debate series, Fair Family workshops and a School for Revolutionary Girls. The casual visitor can enjoy the Ambulatory Food Vendors and their interesting fare while wandering through the garden of everyday delights.

A Fair Land has been developed by a wide range of people, including artists and creative practitioners, with the aim of making a new vision for a functioning future society.

Artists and collaborators include: Eavan Atkin / Samuel Bishop / Kat Black / Bluebell Youth Projects / Tania Brugueria / Rhona Byrne / Marcus Coates / Common Ground / Emily Cropton / CREATE / Coniston village building team / Michelle Darmody / Drew and Middori / Firestation / Motoko Fujita / Ryan Gander / Liz Gillis / Nicola Goode / Irish Architecture Foundation / Brenda Kearney / Suzanne Lacy / Renzo Martens/ Jonathan Meese / Meg Narongchai / Deirdre O’Mahony / Seodín O’Sullivan / Debbie Paul / Rialto Youth Projects / Niamh Riordan / Kirsty Roberts / Katie Sanderson / Sarah Staton / St. Andrews Community Centre / Francesca Ulivi / Miranda Vane / Fiona Whelan / public works / NÓS workshop / NVA / Somewhere / Sweet Water Foundation / Villagers from the Swiss village of Leytron / Tom Watt & Tanad Williams, and many more. The project has been delivered with the generous and creative support of construction collaborators Swift Scaffolding, Hentech and Rilco.

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

Appropriate Colours | Marian Balfe at Pallas Projects, Dublin 8

IMG_6375-211 to 13 August 2016 | Opening: 11 August, 6pm
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

‘Appropriate Colours’ by Marian Balfe presents a series of a sculptures and works on paper reflecting on the seemingly eclectic, yet often prescribed use of colour in Ireland’s rural vernacular architecture. Focusing on building types such as the common hay barn, this body of work creates an environment wherein the primary elements of architecture such as form, function and structure are rendered defunct through the use of makeshift materials. The role of colour in architecture is instead elevated to that of the elemental. A prescribed palette becomes the source of strength and rigidity within this landscape of otherwise transient, pointless, structures and forms.

New Irish Works II | Noel Bowler and Dara McGrath at The Library Project

NIW_NOEL_DARAGH-360x2414 to 21 August | Publication Launch: 18 August, 6pm

For the second edition of New Irish Works 2016, PhotoIreland presents Noel Bowler’s Union and Dara McGrath’s Project Cleansweep.

Every month from July 2016 to July 2017, a special presentation will be hosted at The Library Project for two selected New Irish Works artists at a time. The presentation will include a display and a launch of a publication for each artist’s project.

Find out more and pre-order your copies at

The Library Project
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Open Studio, Sara Bjarland, TBG+S, Dublin 2

tbgs 250Thursday 11 August 2016, 5 to 7pm
Studio 10, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

To conclude her residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, as part of the TGB+S/HIAP exchange, Sara Bjarland opens up her studio to share what she has been working on. Working mainly with found objects, she has been using the studio as a space for experiment and reflection, creating sculptural works and installation. Sara Bjarland is a Finnish artist currently living and working in Amsterdam.

Eclectic Images | Recent Acquisitions at the National Gallery of Ireland

VAI_Eclectic13 August to 7 December 2016
National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This exhibition presents highlights of prints and drawings acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland over the last five years. A generous donation of over 160 prints received from Brian Lalor in 2014 underlines how the national collection continues to benefit from the generosity of private donors.

The first part of the exhibition shows a selection of some 60 prints and illustrated books from the Brian Lalor Collection, which charts the developments in printmaking through the centuries, from the early reproductive prints of Maerten van Heemskerk (1498-1574), to Christopher Le Brun’s (b.1951) mysterious Four Riders series of etchings. It explores themes such as the portrait in print; early twentieth-century printmaking; Biblical Palestine; and works inspired by Whistler. The second part of the display includes some of the most beautiful and unusual watercolours, drawings and prints acquired by the Gallery through purchase or gift since 2011. It features drawings by Fernand Lèger, Walter Osborne and Kyffin Williams, as well as prints by Berthe Morisot, Frank Brangwyn and Micheal Farrell.

E:, T: (01) 661 5133

Dublin Live Art Festival at MART, Dublin 6

vai-mart-square10 to 14 August 2016
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Dublin Live Art Festival 2016.
DLAF16 artists will include, Harold Offeh (Uganda/ UK), Lena Simic (Croatia), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria), Julieann O’Malley (UK), Vickey Curtis (Ireland), Poppy Jackson (UK) as well as more fascinating artists to be confirmed.

Taking place over five days and nights in MART, an artist-led, self-sustaining organisation for the development and promotion of contemporary art, Dublin Live Art Festival 2016 (DLAF16) will immerse you in this intriguing site and fascinating art form.
Our theme for this year’s Dublin Live Art Festival 2016 is the Politics of Freedom and we have invited artists whose work has a political edge to it, to take part and to present pieces that deal with the subject of freedom and the limitations put on us. We will have artists responding to ideas around race, queer and feminist politics as well as workshops and events to explore ideas of protest, otherness and being outside the box.

In this year of the centenary of our own Rising as well as international political instability and Brexit, our DLAF16 artists will investigate concepts of “the personal is political” to reflect the unrepresented through live art and our connections between personal experience and larger social and political structures.

Contact Bernard O’Rourke, E: for more info |

Summer Exhibition at Solomon Fine Art

Frances-Ryan28 July to 27 August

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host its annual Summer Group Exhibition. This stunning mix of paintings and sculpture by Ireland’s leading artists includes work by Anthony Scott, Orla de Brí, Margaret Egan, Eilis O’Connell RHA, John Behan RHA, Bob Quinn, Frances Ryan, Remco de Fouw ARHA, Rachel Joynt RHA, Leah Beggs, Joe Neeson, Julie Cusack, Peter Killeen, Jean Bardon, John Coll, Ana Duncan, Ian Pollock, John Short and the recent Hennessy Portrait Award and BP Portrait Award finalists Comhghall Casey and Helen O’Sullivan-Tyrell. The gallery is also delighted to continue exhibiting artists newly represented by Solomon Fine Art, Tracey Quinn, Bridget Flinn and Stephanie Hess.

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

When All Roads Lead Home | Padraig McCaul at The Doorway Gallery

The Doorway Gallery28 July to 25 August

‘When All Roads Lead Home’ features twenty five new paintings by Dublin born artist Padraig McCaul, which are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and coastline of Ireland’s west coast. McCaul presents the Irish landscape in a series of colour filled, evocative images, where broad strokes are preferred to fine detail and where simple, uncluttered compositions allow room for the viewer to get lost in the painting. Houses, roads, farm buildings, country lanes, all feature strongly in this latest exhibition.

The Doorway Gallery, South Frederick Street, D2
T: +353 (1) 764 5895

It’s Not What it Seems | Stephen Shaw at Art at The Ivy House, Dublin 9

exhibition3 August to 31 October 2016
Art at The Ivy House Bar and Restaurant, 114 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9

Art at The Ivy House is delighted to present It’s Not What It Seems – an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Belfast based artist – Stephen Shaw. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Dublin. Shaw’s paintings are alive with colour and detail and generally focus on that which is generally perceived as drab, decaying or overlooked.

Further information contact: E:,, T: 01 8375385  |

Ozymandias | Group Show at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin 8

resize-joe5 to 27 August 2016 | Opening: 4 August, 6pm
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Ozymandias, a group exhibition of new work by Ulrich Vogl, Joe Scullion and Tadhg McSweeney.

This exhibition comprises a series of works that approach the idea of fictional architecture; worlds within worlds. Each of the artists have cultivated a practice that incorporates the act of rendering. Constructed spaces, aspects of architecture and illusion are explored in various mediums.


Artists Networking Event hosted by Sabina Iancu, The Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2

SabinaIancuArtist227 July, 6pm
17 Duke Street, The Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2

The fourth Artists Networking Event hosted by Sabina Iancu takes place on the 27th of July at 6pm in The Red Bank, in the basement of The Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2. Anyone involved in art or a related discipline is invited for a drink and a chat.

It is envisaged that this event will take place on a monthly basis and be held on the last Wednesday of each month

When All Roads Lead Home | Padraig McCaul at The Doorway Gallery

padraig-mccaul28 July to 25 August

‘When All Roads Lead Home’ features twenty five new paintings by Dublin born artist Padraig McCaul, which are inspired by the beauty of the landscape and coastline of Ireland’s west coast. McCaul presents the Irish landscape in a series of colour filled, evocative images, where broad strokes are preferred to fine detail and where simple, uncluttered compositions allow room for the viewer to get lost in the painting. Houses, roads, farm buildings, country lanes, all feature strongly in this latest exhibition.

The Doorway Gallery, South Frederick Street, D2
T: +353 (1) 764 5895