Category: Leinster – Dublin

Live Collision Festival 2016 at Project Arts Centre

solo-image_-01-2-960x60030 November to 4 December

Live Collision’s special edition programme is a curated festival programme of work with the value of artists and audiences, and the processes in which they converge, held central to the festival. Live Collision prioritises the artistic rigour and trajectory of artists and their work over time (days, months, years and decades) while celebrating the moments live performance becomes realised in various shapes and forms. The meeting of the live performance with audiences is pinnacle to the moments we hold most valuable. Live Collision are keen for our audiences to witness and meet live performance from a number of points across time, proximity and art-form.

For this year’s festival Live Collision has co-produced two large scale works, both with seminal artists from Ireland and the UK, the first of which will have its world premiere at the festival before touring in the UK and Europe. The second is a work that has premiered and toured internationally in the early part of 2016 and Live Collision welcomes the work back home, inviting audiences to experience a dance work originally performed across two continents which otherwise can not be re-presented. Instead Live Collision ask audiences to witness the evidence of this work and what remains through a live performance installation.

Alongside this sits some of the most daring and beautiful work of our time with exceptional live performances and provocations in Double Bills and Off-Site Work; each work boldly asking us (the festival audience) to consider our place in the culture, in society, the world and in the grand scheme of things. From seismic questions on race, gender and identity with gentle agitations and rip roaring energy in equal measure.

Once again we reposition Bite Size Scratch performances where Irish based artists articulate and present a germ of an idea, and audiences are asked to critically engage with the proposition of the work to build further works that will grow and develop through 2017 and beyond.

Live Art Salons and initiatives Why Live Art, Why Now and Trans Live Art Salon generate the space for dialogue, exploration and discussion while being indicative of the value the festival holds in live practice and the spaces live performance carves for activism, consciousness-raising and visibility with a view to writing back against the conventional narrative and coming together around our individual and collective selves.

For more information see:

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

MATERIAL(s) | Ronan McCrea at Green On Red

ronan-mccrea1 December to 25 February

MATERIAL(s) is an installation of projected 16mm film-works and photography, bringing together recurrent concerns in McCrea’s diverse artistic practice. These include investigations into the appropriated and found image, celluloid materiality, reproduction and indexicality, artistic and personal genealogies and the institutions and processes of pedagogy.

The starting point for this body of work is a collection of instructional 16mm films on mechanical engineering produced by the BBC in 1972. Its scope covers educational documentaries on other topics, including a film about the sculptor Henry Moore. All were salvaged by the artist from a college engineering department in the wake of film’s obsolesce as a didactic tool.

Through a laborious process of cutting and splicing of this found material, McCrea draws on tropes taken from avant-garde Structural film – also from the 1970s – from the Cut-Up and from the procedures of early Conceptual art, re-constituting the fragments into new formations, with new affinities. The resultant works, which are material objects as much as images, stage the apparatus of projection, looping and spectatorship in response to the scale and raw interior of the gallery’s architecture.

Green On Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1
T: +353 87 2454282

Dot and Line | Eoin Francis McCormack at Nordic Makers, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

mg_9578-11 December 2016 to 15 January 2017 | Opening: 1 December, 6.30pm
Nordic Makers, The Lighthouse, George’s Street Lower, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Nordic Makers Solo Irish ’16 presents ‘Dot & Line’ an exhibition of work by Irish artist Eóin Francis McCormack. McCormack is one of the most exciting young artists working in Ireland at the moment. His style is analytical and focused on the craft and the activity of painting.  At the opening enjoy complimentary drinks by Teeling Whiskey, music by Trickmist, and explore and purchase McCormack’s recent work. |

Landing | Aliina Lindroos and Moran Been-noon at Eight Gallery, Dublin 2

landing-vai-listing2 to 10 December 2016 | Opening: 2 December, 6.30pm
Eight Gallery, 1st Floor, No.8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Performance times on opening night 6.45pm, 7.30pm, 8.15pm

Landing is the experimental launch of Landing, a collaborative project involving moving image, video dance, and choreographic work. The two artists, Aliina Lindroos (choreography & performance) and Moran Been-noon (video & installation) became interested in the idea of acculturation psychology when discussing their own creative and physical responses to the experience of immigration and acculturation. In the context of this collaboration the scope of acculturation responses acted as the leading consideration in the design of the various elements – the space, the video work, the performance.

The project will be launched in Dublin on the 2nd of December at Eight Gallery. The work has a live element which will be performed on opening night only, fusing the two artistic worlds of gallery and stage into one experience – movement in image and body.


Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5.30pm |

Imagined Places | Eimear Tynan at Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

eimear-tynan-smallimage-24 December to 31 January
Exhibition Launch Sunday 4 December, 3pm

Eimear Tynan’s work explores the landscape as a repository of memory and ritual. In her new body of work, Eimear has created a series of small oil paintings which represent mystial landscapes. The murky images reference the landscape at dawn or dusk, times of magical possibilities. Using oil glazes Eimear has layered imagery, revealing parts of a scene while obscuring others. In these enigmatic images, there is more going on thatn we can see.

Eimear is a professional Visual Artist originally from Lusk, Co. Dublin. She graduated from DIT with a B.A. in Fine Art Painting in 2003. She has contributed to group exhibitions in Mart Gallery Rathmines (2015/16), Nottingham Contemporary UK (2014), Pallas Projects (2013), The Linenhall Arts Centre (2012), Skibbereen Arts Festival (2012), Rua Red Arts Centre (2011). Eimear has been awarded bursaries by Fingal Arts Office and Fingal County Council.

Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin
T: +353 (0)1 802 0898

NEON X | Group Show at Inspire Galerie, Dublin 1

25 November to 8 December 2016
Inspire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Inspire Galerie invites you to our final group show of 2016. Neon X Group Show will feature a selection of works by artists exploring Light, Fantasy, and, Forbidden Fruit. The exhibition consists of a selection of works featuring painting, photography, and mixed media.

Each artist has the freedom to use their creative process to examine these themes and present an insight into the world of Neon X a place brought to life through artistic expression. Inspire Galeries artistic curator Dino Notaro has invited local and international artists to present their own vision of Neon X.

Flies on the Wall | Paula and Heikki Humberg at MART

flies-on-the-wall-vai-square1 to 10 December
Opening: Wednesday 30 November 6pm

MART presents works from two Finnish artists, Paula and Heikki Humberg.

Paula Humberg’s works come from two intertwined series, Phenotype and Sidecatch. Phenotype consists of photographs that depict the average appearance (phenotype) of different invertebrate species and species groups. People often see “bugs” as repulsive mass instead of viewing them as individuals or even species. In Humberg’s multi-layered images the animal mass transforms into soft or even cute portraits. Sidecatch is a collection of insects and other invertebrates. The title refers to biological research in which insect traps gather unwanted sidecatch. Humberg uses this sidecatch, as well as farmed honeybees and smashed household pests for creating her own non-scientific collection. Through carefully collecting, numbering and pinning these seemingly insignificant animals Humberg wonders why certain species are seen more important than others.

Heikki Humberg’s Rooms of Truth is a photo series of the police’s interrogation rooms in multiple European countries. We see interpretations of interrogation rooms in movies and television shows almost on a daily basis, but how does the imagined space compare to reality? Humberg’s photographs show us rooms that are reserved for different purposes: interviewing suspects and victims as well as children. Despite being highly supervised some of the rooms come off more as surprisingly cosy rather than intimidating.

Contact for further information

MART, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin
T: (01) 515 9692

Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016

dgw_pressii25, 26, 27 November

3 Days, 36 Galleries, 55 Events, One Weekend to Discover Great Art in Dublin Galleries.

Following a phenomenally successful inaugural year, Dublin Gallery Weekend is set to return even bigger in 2016 with more galleries taking part. The visual arts festival will be taking place in Dublin from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November 2016. Over one weekend, 36 art galleries across the city will throw open their doors and invite visitors old and new to exerience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

The wide range of events and exhibitions for all ages will be taking place across Dublin city in galleries such as IMMA, MART Gallery, Douglas Hyde, RHA, Project Arts Centre, NCAD, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and many more featuring a range of Irish and international artists. Walking tours will showcase the cultural delights of area such as Trinity, Parnell Square, Monto, The Coombe, Merrion Square, St. Stephens Green and Temple Bar.

Highlights include the exhibition opening of a new film work by Irish born artist and Turner Prize 2014 winner Duncan Campbell at IMMA, Family Club at The Lab with artists’ Bethan Parkes and Natalie Anderson, and an Artist Talk featuring Mary Cremin in conversation with Barbara Knezevic in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Music fans can look forward to Hennessy Lost Friday at RHA, and for print enthusiasts, the Halftone Print Fair runs all weekend at The Library Project As well as this a host of workshops, open studios, exhibiton launches and artists talks are taking place at galleries throughout the city.

To navigate around the diverse and exciting range of participating galleries and exhibitions and to find out what events are on offer, pick up a copy of the Dublin Gallery Map in November in one of over 50 locations throughout the city or log on to

Flavours of Art ‘City, Land and Sea’ at The National Gallery of Ireland

haverty_monstermeeting_ngi_art-ashx24 November

The National Gallery of Ireland invite audiences for a casual evening of Art, Food and Live Music. Join the discovery and explore City, Land and Sea in the collection followed by an evening buffet meal, in the unique setting at the Wintergarden Cafe.

Limited Tickets are €32, available through NGI giftshop 01 661 5133, or online via the website
Tour times start at: 6pm, 6:10pm, 6:15pm

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 661 5133

Explore Your Archive Week 2016

explore-your-archive19 to 27 November

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) has launched its fourth annual Explore Your Archive week, a campaign to increase awareness of the essential role of archives in society.

Run jointly with the Archives and Records Association in the UK, archives services will open their vaults and display hundreds of unique collection items.

The campaign seeks to encourage people to discover the stories, facts, places and the people that are at the heart of Ireland’s communities. Organisations participating in Explore Your Archive include business, university, state, military and specialist archives, both north and south of the border.

As part of the campaign, archivists, record managers and conservators will host talks, workshops, exhibitions and tours of their collections. A focus of this year’s campaign will be the growing importance of online archiving and the digitisation of valuable collections. As such, a number of participating archives will introduce recently digitised collections and ‘story boxes’, small online exhibitions on particular topics highlighting what researchers can discover in Ireland’s archives.

Events taking place during Explore Your Archive 2016 include:

• ‘1916: Tales from the Other Side’, a new exhibition exploring minority experiences of 1916 hosted by Marsh’s Library.
• The National Archives of Ireland will host a talk on the newly published Report of The Survey of Hospital Records in Ireland. The talk will draw together archivists and historians to discuss the current state of Irish medical archives.
• The Irish Architectural Archive will open the new exhibition ‘House and Home’, featuring more than 40 original architectural drawings, models and photographs of residential projects in Ireland.
• A ‘story box’ to mark the 70th anniversary of rural electrification, including previously unseen photographs and other documents, will be launched by ESB Archives.
• Dublin City Library and Archive together with Near FM will host a workshop to showcase the Near FM Archive, a digital audio archive with a particular emphasis on local arts, music, news, history, heritage and community events. The Archive has also generated the exhibition ‘Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme’, focusing on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme, as well as seminars on popular theatre and on the First World War and the Somme with a range of expert speakers.
• The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will launch a unique ‘story box’ on the RCSI during 1916 and the death of RCSI graduate Charles Hachette during the fighting. The story box also discusses how archival material relating to Charles’s life was discovered following a call-out via social media to try and locate any relatives who may be able to put a face to his name.

More information on the Explore Your Archive 2016 campaign and full details on all events are available at:

True Wholes | Anja Mahler in collaboration with Dean Kavanagh at Filmbase

250_small1Saturday 3 December, 3pm

The Nautilus Shutter Experiments: Part 2; True Wholes situates itself directly in the path of light; part lens, lantern, and laboratory, it aims to function as a dialogue between the mechanism of cinema, light and its source. Simultaneously camera and theatre, the various apparatus are constructed into a dialogue charting lunar, solar and planetary explorations from the galactic to the topographic, all visions in a luminous flux.

The audio visual performance by Anja Mahler in collaboration with Dean Kavanagh, is focused around the use of two mechanical devices; an apparatus custom designed to trace the motion of light (as perceived from Earth); an opto-mechanical device used in the projection of motion pictures. The performance is a process of composing and decomposing images through the diffraction and refraction of light in a process that journeys from the microscopic to the telescopic. For the performance Dean Kavanagh creates a live soundscape, interrogating the apparatus and suspending the actions in a sonic space.

Structured as ten scenes in five acts, True Wholes is a science of light, sound and machine that explores potential drama in properties of light. The viewers are invited into a selectively lit space, akin to an operating theatre, where the performers (stage engineer and assistants) develop and execute each scene in chronology.

True Wholes is the second part of The Nautilus Shutter Experiments, Anja Mahler’s on-going series of experimental engagements with an opto-mechanical device. The sole aim is to explore the perception of light through an apparatus that operates cinema.

Tickets: €7
Duration: 70mins
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

For more information and to book see:

Asylum Archive | Vukasin Nedeljkovic at NCAD Gallery, Dublin 8

prasylumsm25 November 2016 to 3 January 2017 | Opening: 24 November, 6pm
NCAD Gallery 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The NCAD Gallery presents Asylum Archive, an exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography created by visual artist Vukasin Nedeljkovic. Asylum Archive engages directly with the everyday realities of asylum seekers, drawing on Nedeljkovic’s personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres in Ireland between the years of 2007-2009.

Public Event: Panel event of Presentations & Questions to the floor, Tuesday 6th December at 6pm. No booking necessary. This event includes presentations from Vukasin Nedeljkovic, artist and researcher, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT); Ronit Lentin, Associate Professor in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Joe Moore, anti-deportation activist; Dr. Aislinn O’Donnell, Coordinator of Structured PhD and M.Litt Programmes, Department of Education, Maynooth University.

An exhibition tours programme for primary, post primary and third level students runs alongside the exhibition. For bookings please contact the NCAD Gallery at

T: +353 (0)1 636 4390, E: |

Periodical Review 20/16 | Pallas Projects, Dublin 8

dc04399a-ghost_ship-web_900_1151_s26 November to 21 January 2017 | Opening: 25 November, 6pm
Pallas Projects, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

Periodical Review 20/16 features; Aquinas, Callan Workhouse, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Fergus Feehily, Four Gallery, Anthony Haughey, Hotel Ballymun, Patrick Jolley & Reynold Reynolds, Aileen Lambert, Clare Langan, Metropolitan Complex, Michael McLoughlin, Isabel Nolan, Emer O’Boyle, Margaret O’ Brien and Deirdre O’Mahony.

Selected by Brian Duggan, Sarah Glennie, Jenny Haughton & Declan Long

Periodical Review is an annual survey of recent Irish art, selected in collaboration with invited curators from around Ireland. 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).

Periodical Review 20/16 – which coincides with 20 years of Pallas Projects – sees four invited selectors survey key events, exhibitions, moments and artworks from the past 20 years to the present. The chosen practices emphasise the recent developments in contemporary art in Ireland, a period of new engagement with international practices, an increase in visiting artists, curators and speakers, with Irish curators and educators taking up major positions overseas, and Irish artists being showcased around the world.

The exhibition which runs for 8 weeks allows for a dedicated series of school visits. For more info, or to enquire about group visits please contact:

Pet Boy and the Bird’s Dream | Sonia Shiel at ArtBox, Dublin 1

ssartboxposter25, 26 and 27 November 2016 | Performance: 25 November, 6 to 7 pm
ArtBox, 3 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

Pet Boy and The Bird’s Dream, has been developed as part of Avocado – a UCD Parity Studios’ Artist-in-Residence production, by the 2016-17 Arts and Humanities’ Artist-in-Residence SoniaShiel. It involves the materialisation of dove-tailing short-stories into a new play and will see its adaptation to film, sculpture and installation with a series of events throughout 2016 and 2017, and
this first performance of it in ArtBox on the 25th of November.
Pet Boy and the Bird’s Dream is written and directed by Sonia Shiel. It acts as a prologue to her project at UCD, which will culminate in a major performance and installation in autumn 2017. UCD Parity Studios is a university wide programme connecting the rich ecology of art practice in Ireland with research and education at University College Dublin. The performance will take the shape of a staged read through, akin to free reader theatre, or chamber theatre. The installation will feature intrinsic props and set pieces, around which the action is performed, gestured and narrated, conjuring surreal encounters between fictional characters and the illusory world around them.

Have you seen me? | Ella Bertilsson at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2

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Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Black Church Print Studio member Ella Bertilsson has just installed her piece “Have You Seen Me?” in the cabinet space outside the studio. Following her recent stay in L.A. Ella spent 2 weeks scouring the city for lost pet posters, As these handmade posters are rarely taken down they age with time; the wind transforms the character of the paper and the sun fades the printed image and text. In this work, Bertilsson has used photography and text to express the urgent message of what the gathered material represents: Have you seen me?

HALFTONE Print Fair | The Library Project, Dublin 2

halftone-201624 to 27 November 2016 | Launch: 24 November, 6pm
The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Join us for Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016 at The Library Project to celebrate all things print with HALFTONE Print Fair.

Following a successful year, HALFTONE returns to The Library Project, to showcase the best recent work from artists working in printed matter. HALFTONE looks at how different printing processes coexist in a diverse range of artistic and creative practices, celebrating the printed matter in all its forms. Get to know the different printing techniques, learn new skills, and discover new work. In addition, all artworks will be available to purchase, making it available to a wider audience and supporting the artists.

Don’t miss this 4-days-long celebration of the printed matter: come and enjoy the workshops and browse a large selection of contemporary artist’s prints on sale, from lithographs to risographs, from photographs to etchings, from watercolour to graphic design and much more.

Workshops Available:
25 November, 1-3pm
Screen Printing Taster Workshop with Black Church Print Studio

26 November, 12-3pm
Read That Image: Stitching Sessions

26 November, 12-3pm
Pull Your Own Print – with Black Church Print Studio

For full information and how to book, please visit


Cover Revolution! | Group Show at Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin 2

cover-revolution18 November to 29 January 2017
Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2

Cover Revolution! Illustrators and the New Face of Italian Publishing featuring Franco Matticchio, Lorenzo Mattotti, Emiliano Ponzi, Guido Scarabottolo, Gianluigi Toccafondo, and Olimpia Zagnoli.

A revolution is taking place on Italian bookstores shelves: more and more often illustrators are being asked to use their color palettes and distinctive marks to update publishers’ visual identities or redefine an author’s image. A handful of publishers, talented art directors, and a group of internationally acclaimed Italian illustrators, known for their original and powerful work, are to be thanked for this change. The idea to document this propitious moment in Italian illustration came to life after observing this phenomenon. The exhibition and the book, Cover Revolution! bring to light the work of some of the most loved and respected Italian illustrators: Franco Matticchio, Lorenzo Mattotti, Emiliano Ponzi, Guido Scarabottolo, Gianluigi Toccafondo, and Olimpia Zagnoli.

The exhibition is curated by Melania Gazzotti and produced in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New York and Laboratorio Formentini in Milan.

A catalogue will be published for the occasion by Corraini Editions.

Critical Bastards Magazine Launch: Issue 13 WORK at TBG+S, Dublin 2

cb13Wednesday 23 November 2016, 6 to 8pm
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin 2

Join us for the launch of our latest audio issue of Critical Bastards Magazine: WORK.
Contributors were asked to respond to the concept of WORK, issues of creativity in everyday living and the usefulness of art, which were raised by A Fair Land, a public project in August 2016 in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

James Merrigan, Fiona Gannon, Renee Helena Browne, Rebecca Dunne & Eoghan McIntrye, Christodoulos Makris, Jonathan Mayhew, Michelle Hall, RchlTrsRs: Re: Fwd: Re: Work and Sue Rainsford. There will be live readings by contributors on the night.

The issue will be available at

Exquisite tempo sector | Barbara Knezevic at TBG+S, Dublin 2

temple-bar-gallery25 November 2016 to 28 January 2017 | Opening: 24 November, 6pm
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5 to 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

acrylic Perspex, air, ash, auto-poles, bark, beech, blue alabaster, bottled water, cedarwood oil, clamps, cotton candle wick, cypress oil, digital images, earthenware clay, electric light, electrical cords, elm, Fuji crystal archive photographic paper, glaze, heat lamps, Ilford resin-coated photographic paper, Irish sea water, LED television, ‘live surface’ patinated bronze, Monstera deliciosa, polyurethane foam, rapeseed oil, rock salt, sandalwood oil, soil, soya wax, spikenard oil, terracotta clay, tripods, vetiver oil.

This is a list of the materials present in Exquisite tempo sector. The exhibition is an omnivorous selection of things acting together to call to mind a film set, a photographic shoot, retail and museum displays and other stagings of stuff in the world. These items are arranged with attention to, though not always respecting museological conventions that make visible the hierarchies of value in material culture.


This exhibition is about the exposure of artworks and matter; to light, viewing, time, human activity and to each other. It is a reflection on the life span of things, and what remains when they seem to be gone.

Related Events:
The things around us | Children’s Workshops with Barbara Knezevic
Saturday 19 November 2016 | 10am (Age: 2-5) + 11:30am (Age: 6-12). Free admission, booking essential.

Artist Talk: Mary Cremin in conversation with Barbara Knezevic
Saturday 26 November 2016 | 1.30pm. Free admission, booking essential.

Dublin Gallery Weekend: Temple Bar Tours
Saturday 26 + Sunday 27 November 2016 | 3-5pm. Meeting point: Project Arts Centre. Free tour, no booking necessary.

Dublin Gallery Weekend: Extended Opening Hours
Friday 25 + Saturday 26 November 2016: 11am-8pm
Sunday 27 November 2016: 12pm-6pm. Admission is free.