Category: Leinster – Dublin

RHA Artists at dlr LexIcon Municipal Gallery

Friday 27 March – Saturday 9 May
Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Carey Clarke PPRHA, John Coyle RHA, Melanie le Brocquy HRHA, George Potter RHA & Imogen Stuart RHA

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to present Aitiuil, a group exhibition exploring the work of five eminent members of the Royal Hibernian Academy, all of whom have a connection with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County. The artists, now all senior academicians in their seventies and eighties, include former RHA President Carey Clarke PPRHA; Professor of Painting John Coyle RHA; Professor of Sculpture Imogen Stuart RHA; George Potter RHA; and Honorary member Melanie le Brocquy HRHA.

The exhibition programme, in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, will open on Friday 27 March and run until Saturday 9 May 2015 and is curated by Tara Murphy, Director of Solomon Fine Art, Dublin.

The Gallery Learning Programme will offer opportunities for visitors to explore and engage with the artworks on show, through a series of talks and workshops.

Aitiuil will present key early, mid-career and late works from each of the artists’ oeuvres, offering the audience unique and often intimate insights into the lives and creative minds of these five distinguished artists – all of whom have chosen Dun Laoghaire and its environs as a place to settle down and work in.

For further information or hi-res images please contact Ciara King, Assistant Arts Office-Arts Programme Development, dlr Arts Office, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Email: Phone: (01) 236 2757

‘The Beholder’s Share’ Exhibition at Project Spaces, IMMA

the-beholders-shareThe Beholder’s Share
26 March – 26 April | Thursday 26 March, 6.00 – 8.00pm | The exhibition will be officially opened by Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA.
Project Spaces, IMMA

The opening of The Beholder’s Share will include a performative lecture by Jane Locke at 7.00pm in the Project Spaces.

The Beholder’s Share examines unrealised and existing projects from the IMMA Collection. The focus of the exhibition is the role which the viewer can play in imaginatively completing an unrealised work. Exploring the documentation, stories and latent potential of projects by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Christo, William Furlong and Sol LeWitt, the show will also include selected unrealisable proposals by 4th year students from IADT’s BA in Visual Arts Practice. The Beholder’s Share is curated by students on the Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) MA programme at IADT in collaboration with the IMMA National Programme.

The exhibition continues until 26 April 2015.

‘PORTFOLIO: Glass’ | Group Exhibition at Solomon Fine Art

portfolioPORTFOLIO: Glass
20 March – 16 May
Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

From Friday 20 March to Saturday 16 May, Solomon Fine Art, in conjunction with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and The Doyle Collection, are pleased to host an exhibition of Glass by Ireland’s most renowned artists and makers. PORTFOLIO: Glass will be held in the stunning new 60m2 gallery space, located at the main entrance to the Westbury Hotel and Westbury Mall on Balfe Street, just a few steps from Solomon Fine Art’s existing gallery and a stone’s throw from Grafton Street. PORTFOLIO: Glass will present over 60 innovative artworks by twenty highly regarded glass artists, working in a centuries-old continuum.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Scott Benefield, Emma Bourke, Edmond Byrne, Sean Campbell, Debbie Dawson, Róisín de Buitléar, Karen Donnellan, Alva Gallagher, Karl Harron, Catherine Keenan, Peadar Lamb, Alison Lowry, Michael Ray, Louise Rice, Killian Schurmann, Andrea Spencer, Paula Stokes, Catherine Wilcoxson / Danuna Glass and Peter Young.

John Short at Solomon Fine Art

john-shortSCENES FROM LIFE: Recent Sketchbooks, Paintings and Sculptures
20 March – 18 April
Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

From 20 March to 18 April 2015 Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host a solo exhibition of new works by the Dublin-based Scottish artist JOHN SHORT. John joined the Solomon stable in 2011 and this is his first, and highly anticipated, solo exhibition with the gallery.

The show will include his iconic large-scale watercolours of the landmark Forty Foot bathing spot near James Joyce’s Martello Tower in Sandycove, as well as numerous paintings from his travels to Australia, China and Morocco. He is also exhibiting framed pages from his wonderful travel sketchbooks and a series of quirky 3D sculptures in cardboard and acrylic resin. As an artist who enjoys experimenting and exploring with non-traditional methods of image making, John Short’s paintings embrace the contemporary while showing great respect for traditional drawing skills. Essentially he works in watercolour, but likes to explore many different effects with other materials such as acrylic ink, salt (for texture) and photo transfer. He enjoys creating a tension between the sharp areas of focus, the realistic and semi-photographic image and the fluid, more intuitive and less defined areas. John contributes to the feeling of spontaneity and immediacy by carefully considering his composition and often taking an unusual or unexpected view of his subject.

‘The Macabre Gallery Show’ I Group Exhibition at GalleryX

gallery-xThe Macabre Gallery Show
27 March – 1 May | Opening: 26 March
GalleryX, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin 2

GalleryX was founded just last year with the promise to fill a void in the Irish gallery scene by showcasing art that challenges our ideas of beauty, of right and wrong, of appropriateness.

Its third show, organised in cooperation with international curators The Macabre Gallery, brings together a set of outstanding artists – most of whom are at their Irish debut – that are active in “dark fine art”. The exhibition opens on Friday 27th March, with a preview on the 26th and will be available for viewing until May 1st.

Dark or macabre art is art that speaks to our innermost side by evoking our most hidden feelings. Often mixing together sensual and religious imagery, or playing with the beauty of death, it creates a sense of unease as it simultaneously attracts and repulses the viewer.

The show opening at the end of March was co-organised with the Macabre Gallery, an online information source and gallery based in Spain.

Niall de Buitlear at Pallas Projects/Studios

Niall de BuitlearBeneath That Darkness There Was Another
25 March – 11 April | Opening: 25 March at 6pm
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Gallery times: Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm

Beneath That Darkness There Was Another is a exhibition of painting, sculpture and laser-engraved panels. The exhibition continues the artist’s ongoing development of a personal abstract vocabulary while introducing new media and materials. The works have been developed through the layering and accumulation of simple forms into more complex constructions.

Drawing and the use of line is central to the exhibition which involves a flow back and forth between the two dimensional and three dimensional, the handmade and the digital. Ideas developed in one medium evolve into another.

The exhibition is the first time the artist will exhibit a collection of paintings. In this work paint has been used to develop the artist’s drawing practice adding new aspects of texture and depth. The paintings avoid colour to focus on tone, form, texture and layering. While the sculptures aspire to a sense of completeness through the use of systems and geometric forms. More recent paintings have allowed for a more expansive approach.

Liam Kelly at Gallery 27

exhibition26 –  31 March  1 – 5.30pm | Opening 26 March 6pm
Under an Achill Sky

Sculptor and Photographer, Liam Kelly will showcase a selection of his Bogwood sculptures along with accompanying photographs in his first solo Dublin exhibition, curated by Tony Strickland. The opening speaker will be Sean Molloy, Achill Tourism Manager.

27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
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INEX Group Exhibition at MART

Tuesday 24 – 29 of March, 1pm to 6pm | Thursday 26 of March 18.30 to 20.30

INEX is a group of mainly Dublin based contemporary artists disciplined in various media, painting, drawing, sculpture, audio and video. Having exhibited both individually and within group shows in Ireland and abroad, INEX was formed to allow the participating artists to explore shared ideas. Curated by Lynda Phelan, artists include Paula Dunne, Mags O Dea, Bonnie Kavanagh, Serena Kitt, PilibmacanBháird, Marie Morrow, Deborah Hewson, Nick Bayne, Frances O’ Dwyer, Mette Roche, Ken Rooney and Gay Brabazon.
190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Eat Your Children: Film by Treasa O’Brien and Mary Jane O’Leary

listingsSunday 22 March at 2pm
Screen Cinema, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Eat your children
A film about Ireland, austerity and daring to dissent

Premiering at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Eat Your Children is nominated for a CineTalent Award. Made by Treasa O’Brien and Mary Jane O’Leary, the film is a road trip around Ireland trying to understand the crisis of the last few years and attitudes to protest and civil disobedience in Ireland. Finding more than a financial crisis; there is a crisis of identity and a crisis of governance. The film swerves away from the road trip into essay montage and delves into the history of protest in Ireland and tries to understand our present culture.

Screenings at:
Irish Film Institute, Dublin on 12 April
Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas on 17 April
Belfast Film Festival on 19 April

JDIFF Screening bookings on 22 March, Click Here

Kathrine Geoghegan at Signal Arts Centre

Exhibition of works by Kathrine Geoghegan
Well-known & well-loved biologist, environmental consultant, radio/TV presenter and educator Eanna ni Lamhna will be opening the exhibition on Thursday 2nd April 2015, 7-9pm
Duration: Monday 30 March – Sunday 12 April 2015

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by talented artist Kathrine Geoghegan.

The importance of nature and habitat has informed Geoghegan’s newest body of work. She has developed a process using organic materials such as native grasses, foliage and plants working together with acrylic spray paint.

Group Exhibition by INEX at MART

Curated by Lynda Phelan
The MART Gallery, 190a Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
24 – 29 March 2015 | 1 – 6:30pm
Opening: 26 March | 6 – 8:30pm

Paula Dunne, Mags O Dea, Bonnie Kavanagh, Serena Kitt, Pilib Mac An Bháird, Marie Morrow, Deborah Hewson, Nick Bayne, Frances O’ Dwyer, Mette Roche, Ken Rooney and Gay Brabazon


Tim Morris at the Taylor Galleries

20 March – 11 April
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present War, an exhibition of work by Mayo-based sculptor Tim Morris. The show runs from 20 March to 11 April 2015 and features 19 new painted bronze sculptures made over the past two years.

Each piece depicts a different weapon of war reduced to an intimate, table-top scale which invites close examination and encourages comparison with the kind of ‘boys toys’ – tanks, diggers, submarines, bulldozers, helicopters – that are instantly recognisable as the playthings of many young boys’ childhoods.

As he grows older, the artist finds himself still playing like a child, although now he can look at these objects with a critical eye and question the sense in giving these mini replicas of killing machines to children to play with and associating them, not with the reality of death and destruction, but with play and leisure. By transforming these ugly weapons of war into artworks and placing them in the gallery he is not trying to glorify them, but to prompt people to consider how and why the functional full-scale originals are made. The intention behind their creation is undoubtedly sinister, and alongside their production the ever-present spectre of war is always present.

The Eileen Gray Project Portraits at Royal Institute of the Architects

exhibition19 March – 2 April | Opening: 18 March at 6pm
RIAI, 8 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2
Opening Times are Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Stoney Road Press and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland invites you to the exhibition opening of The Eileen Gray Project Portraits by Julian Lennon.

A limited edition set of prints published by Stoney Road Press will be on display at the RIAI to coincide with the premiere of “The Price of Desire” by Mary McGuckian at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on 19 March 2015.

Silk Road Group Photo Exhibition at CHQ Building, Dublin Docklands

exhibition12 – 21 March 2015 | Opening 14 March 2 – 6pm
The Exhibition is dedicated to celebrate the photographic work of Irish and Irish based photographers & photo journalists who traveled & documented along the Silk Road countries in our modern times. The work to be exhibited covers countries from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Participating artists: Alfredo Casas, Amandine Dovelos, David Moore, Diarmait Grogan, Dominique Davoust, Fares Fares, Katie Farrell, Kip Carroll, Melanie Mullan, Nasrin Sadaat, Neeku Shamekhi, Tiecs (John Shaw Smith), Tommie Lehane and William Hamilton.
Silk Road Group Photo Exhibition is in association with the Silk Road Film Festival 18 – 22 March 2015 

Kymberly Dunne-Fleming at The Ivy House

2 March – 31 May 2015

Art at The Ivy House is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by visual artist Kymberly Dunne-Fleming. Sheltering – an exhibition of photographs of sea shelters along the Irish coastline. Having grown up in rural Tallaght, as a child day trips to the sea were an exotic family outing. The sea continues to fascinate Kymberly and she regularly records images from her walks along the beach on her blog.
The Ivy House, 114 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Mary Burke ‘House Portraits’ at Rua Red

VAI-ImageHouse Portraits
Saturday 21 March – Saturday 11 April 2015
Mon-Sat 10am – 6pm
Preview: Saturday 21 March 3pm – 5pm –  To be officially opened by Writer Roddy Doyle
Location: RUA RED, Civic Square,Tallaght, Dublin 24 (the last stop on Red Luas Line)
Curated and produced with Tallaght Community Arts.

Visual artist Mary Burke has made a series of paintings of the homes of 10 families in the Jobstown area of Tallaght West. The exhibition will continue until April 11th and then tour a number of venues in Ireland and the UK. On the conclusion of HOUSE PORTRAITS each family will own the portrait of their home. As part of this project the families also agreed to be interviewed by sociologist Mary P. Corcoran about their homes,
to tell their own stories about what those homes meant to them, materially and symbolically and her findings will be included in a book documenting HOUSE PORTRAITS that will be available for sale at the exhibition.

Niall Naessens at Graphic Studio Gallery

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New Print Works by Niall Naessens.
5th March – 28th March 2015.
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the arch, 8A Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Graphic Studio Gallery is delighted to showcase the masterful technique of artist Niall Naessens. The new etchings and monoprint/drawings outline passing moments hinting at narratives that describe the environs of the L12121, the number recently assigned to the road where Naessens lives and works.