Category Archives : Leinster – Dublin

PhotoIreland 2014: Festival Launch at Smock Alley Theatre

photoireland-festival3 July | 7pm
The Banquet Hall, Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8

Celebrating its fifth edition, PhotoIreland Festival 2014 proposes a fun and informative look at how photography is used for storytelling, often merging personal or political interests with objective approaches. The theme this year is Truths, Facts, Fictions,Lies.

Join us for the launch of this years PhotoIreland Festival! Pick up your copy of the catalogue and enjoy a showcase of photographic works from around the world including projects from: Kaunas Photo Festival, EMAHO Magazine, LensCulture, FotoFestiwal Lodz, and the POPCAP ’14 prize for contemporary African photography.

PhotoIreland 2014: Street Market

photoireland-festival5 – 6 Jul | 11-5pm
Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2

Presented as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2014.

Developed in collaboration with the Temple Bar Company, the Book & Magazine fair becomes in 2014 the PhotoIreland Street Market, offering you unique opportunity to discover the latest books, magazines and fanzines from around the world, right at the heart of Dublin’s busiest quarter, in Temple Bar.

PhotoIreland Festival 2014: ‘Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies’ | Group Exhibition at South Studios

photoireland-festivalOpening: 5 July at 6pm
South Studios, 27/28 New Row South, Dublin 8

We seek, produce, use, and consume all kind of images in our everyday. Whether in the private or the public sphere, we need them for sharing and obtaining details regarding experiences, news, and events. They serve to illustrate ideas that in turn endorse or contest other ideas. With these images, through storytelling, we shape public opinion and enjoy a shared sense of what is true, what is real. The way we understand our reality then is through these fragmented stories that we tell ourselves. Some of them may be accepted as truths, some others understood as mere myths, legends, hoaxes, or lies. It is all about storytelling.

Presenting works by: Gustavo Aleman, Carlos Azeredo Mesquita, Kathrin Baumbach, Norman Behrendt, Horst Maria Blaschek, Brown & Bri, Eufália C Paz, Sarah Carlier, Elena Chernyshova, Serena De Sanctis, Vincent Debanne, David Fathi, Karolina Gembara, Yaakov Israel, Marco Kesseler, Sara Macel, Romain Mader, Anne-Sophie Merryman, Karl Ohiri, Zhao Renhui, César Rodríguez, Jan Rosseel, Vitus Saloshanka, Marie Sommer, Carlos Spottorno, Tommaso Tanini.

‘Manatsu 真夏’ Event at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

manatsu5 – 6 July,
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Manatsu 真夏 is a celebration of summer, using Japanese cooking styles and inspiration we plan on taking the best produce Ireland has to offer and host a dining experience like no other.

Set in the stunning atrium of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios over two nights you will be able to experience authentic Japanese food with a unique Irish twist.

Through the collaboration of Junko Hamilton and Robin Hoshino a menu has developed that explores different regions of Japan through beautiful aspects of Irish ingredients. While Hunt & Gather & Making Space will collaborate to ensure this is a night to remember with performances and music.

Ticket includes a set menu dinner of 10-13 courses paired with a number of drinks. Tickets are limited.

Yvette Monahan at The Copper House Gallery

yvetteThe Time of Dreaming the World Awake
Launch: 5 July at 7pm
The Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will launch The Time of Dreaming the World Awake, a photographic exhibition, by PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio Award winner Yvette Monahan from 7-10pm, Saturday 5th July 2014. Yvette Monahan was selected by an international jury of 21 professionals as the winner of the Portfolio Award at PhotoIreland Festival 2013. The Time of Dreaming the World Awake will run as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2014.

Yvette will also be launching a photobook of the project.

Kathrin Baumbach at The Copper House Gallery

5 – 31 July | Opening: 5 July at 5pm
The Copper House Gallery, St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will launch Texas, a photographic exhibition by Kathrin Baumbach, from 7-10pm, Saturday 5th July 2014 as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2014. Having ventured out to explore Texas in all of its glory and complexity, Kathrin Baumbach documented everyday life on a ranch. This project tells the story of Texan life and the ubiquitous presence of its gun culture, providing the audience with an in-depth view into the life of a local family.

PhotoIreland is dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking around photography and a deeper engagement with the visual arts. Now in it’s fifth year, PhotoIreland celebrates a festival every July, promoting by way of a proposed theme, works from national and international artists. The theme to this year’s festival being: Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies.

Texas, a photographic exhibition by Kathrin Baumbach runs at The Copper House Gallery from 5th July until the 31st July 2014. Admission is free and all are welcome. |

‘Instant Crush’ | Group Exhibition at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

instant-crushInstant Crush
4 July – 2 August | Opening: 3 July at 6pm
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8

A collection of works from the first five years of Chancery Lane.

Sean Lynch, Nevan Lahart, Diana Copperwhite, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Shiel, Tadhg McSweeney, Danny Rolph, Oliver Comerford, Stephen Loughman, Paul McKinley, Anna Bjerger, Ulrich Vogl, Michael Boran, Mick O’Dea, Robert Armstrong, Mark Swords, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Dermot Seymour and Geraldine O’Neill.

Michaela Perdochova at Malahide Library

michaelaThe birth of a mischievous painter
21 June – 4 July
Malahide Library, Main St, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Malahide Library presents a solo exhibition of 22 acrylic paintings by artist Michaela Perdochova.

The artists inspiration stems from the beauty of the North Dublin coastline from Baldoyle to Malahide, as well as her fascination with birdlife, the Irish landscape and the ocean.

‘New Heights’ | Group Exhibition at Sol Art Gallery

summer-heightsSummer Heights
26 June – 17 July | Artist Talk and Wine Reception: Thursday June 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sol Art Gallery, No. 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Sol Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a large summer group exhibition featuring new work by 13 of the Galleries most exciting contemporary artists – highlighting the work of Francis O’Toole, Ann Flynn, Niall Leavy, Liam O’Neill, Stephen Penders, James Brohan, Arthur Maderson, Jimmy Lawlor, Paul Kerr, Kevin McAleenan, Oksana Popova, Martina O’Brien and Gerard McGourty.

As the title suggests all these artists are progressing their careers and expanding their visions to new heights. Concerned with creating works of art that will stand the test of time. Some look to the universal, others look to the inner world of self – each artist reflecting on their own life experience and transferring it to their craft with great dexterity, whether it be through figurative, representational or abstract means of expression. This wide ranging show features painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography in a combination of traditional and new contemporary styles. There is something for everyone in this exciting summer display. Come, experience it for yourself and raise yourself to New Heights on June 26.

The exhibition will be launched by Ros Drinkwater of The Sunday Business Post

‘Street On’ | Group Exhibition at the In-spire Galerie

photoireland-festivalStreet On
2 – 9 July | Opening: 1 July at 6pm
Meet the authors: Saturday, 05 July, 17pm
In-spire Galerie, 56 Lwr Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am -5.30pm

Street On consists of forty works from eight Polish photographers (Kubiak, Ostrowska, Przeklasa, Rafalski, Respond, Michałowski, Nowak, Nowakowski), capturing fragments of life in the Irish urban space. In terms of subject and style, we belong to a quite traditional branch of the street photography genre. We do not try to record or describe reality but rather capture a curious, light-hearted approach to unusual situations and personalities met on the street. The selection is not based on any particular theme but rather a similar point of view.