Category: Leinster – Dublin

Can You Hear Me Now? | Group Exhibition at MART

2 November to 1 December
Preview: Thursday 2 November, 6pm
Performance with Livestock for Dublin Gallery Weekend: Saturday 25 November 3-6pm.

MART are delighted to present the exhibition Can You Hear Me Now? kindly supported by Crawford College and The Arts Council of Ireland. The exhibtion is presented as part of the annual Crawford Graduate Award. Mentorship by Livestock.

Artists: Enid Conway, Elena Sawczenko, Thomas Spencer, Chloe Tetrault.

In the inaugural year of the Crawford Graduate Award Show at MART Gallery, Can You Hear Me Now showcases Crawford College graduates working specifically in performance based practice. The exhibition unifies the work of four graduates work whose practices deal with concerns around identity, voice and the body.

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

From Box to Anti-Box: the Berkeley Library at 50 | Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2

12 October to 5 January

Curated by Donal Hickey, architect, and drawing primarily on material from the Ahrends Burton Koralek Architects collection held in the Irish Architectural Archive, the exhibition explores the evolution of the architecture of the Berkeley Library from Koralek’s competition-winning entry to the as-built structure.

Irish Architectural Archive,
45 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2

Cork Scene/Heard at The Complex, Dublin

4 November, 8pm

Quiet Music Ensemble brings the unique sonic art of Cork to Dublin city centre.

Cork Scene/Heard explores the sound art scene of Cork through a collaboration with three of its most significant artists: Mick O’Shea, Irene Murphy and Danny McCarthy. These artists are renowned for their visual art and installation work, and each has created an approach to sound that derives from their visual arts practice. McCarthy has been exploring sound as an artistic resource, a philosophical and cultural idea, and as association with certain artefacts (like tape) since at least the early 1980s. For O’Shea and Murphy, sound arose originally from the act of creating visual art — the sound of pencil, pen or brush on paper, material rubbing against material — and has developed into an intrinsic part of their practice from there. All three artists integrate sound into sculptural work and use it performatively.

Mick O’Shea: Praest
Irene Murphy: FOUND by chance  
Danny McCarthy: The Great Listenin(g)

O’Shea, Murphy and McCarthy have created three challenging and beautiful new works for Quiet Music Ensemble, each embracing found objects as a trigger for sonic exploration. Part sculpture, part installation, part improvisation, these are captivating and thought-provoking pieces that offer something for everyone with an interest in art. World Premiere: The Complex in Dublin city centre.

Tickets to the premiere performance cost €15/7 and are available from

Five Artists – Five Visions | Group Exhibition at Ranelagh Arts

2 to 12 November
Exhibition opening Thursday 2 November with Angel Loughrey, Art Collector

Featuring artists Linda Condon, Damien Davey, Brian Gallagher, John O’Sullivan and Fred Reilly.

This exhibition brings together the work of five very different artists. The common thread running between them is that they all attend Life Drawing together each week in the United Arts Club, where four are also members.

Ranelagh Arts
26 Ranelagh,
Dublin 6
T: 01 547 7775

2° C | Group Exhibition by Olivier Cornet Gallery at VUE 2017

2 to 5 November

For Vue 2017, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA Dublin, The Olivier Cornet Gallery and their artists will be presenting ‘2° C’, a group show on the theme of climate change, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Artists: Annika Berglund, Hugh Cummins, John Fitzsimons, Jordi Fornies, Claire Halpin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Yanny Petters, Kelly Ratchford, Freda Rupp.

The exhibition will also feature small works by our AGA members, namely, Aisling Conroy, David Fox, Paul James Kearney, Sheila Naughton, and Vicky Smith.

This show will then be presented at the gallery from 16 December to the 31 January 2018. Workshops and seminars in collaboration with the artists and the EPA will take place at the gallery.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
T: 087 288 7261

Brazil in Colours | Cláudia Coutinho at Athena Room, Sol Art, Dublin

3 November to 9 November

The Tres Brazilian Cultural Centre in association with curator Tony Strickland, present Brazil in Colours, a collection of oeuvres in an Abstract Expressionist style by Brazilian artist at the Athena Room@Sol Art in her first solo Irish exhibition.

In her paintings, Cláudia gives flow to the unconscious and explores her freedom of expression. always attempting to search for beauty and bring it to the other as a deep and secretive means of communication.

Sol Art Gallery
8 Dawson Street Dublin 2
T: 01 6750972

NO FIXED ABODE | Homeless Fundraiser at Copper House Gallery, Dublin

1 November to 22 December 2017

The Copper House Gallery will launch NO FIXED ABODE, Homeless Fundraiser November 2017, an exhibition of works to raise much needed funds to help combat the homeless crisis in Ireland. Be part of the conversation #nofixedabode #thecopperhse

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

No Fixed Abode is a group exhibition of artists, illustrators, photographers and sculptures who’s donated works we have brought together to help raise much need funds to combat the homelessness crisis in Ireland, in association with The Peter McVerry Trust

The exhibition launch event will take place from 6-8pm on Wednesday 1st November and will be opened by a representative from The Peter McVerry Trust.

If you would like to contribute and or get involved in any way please email

We would also really appreciate any and all promotional help in the run up to the show.

For further information please contact Sarah Eva Manson (

Facebook Event

The Copper House Gallery
St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin 8
T: 01 5354332

the artist’s eye | Mona Hatoum at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

27 October to 13 January

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is pleased to present a new series of invited solo exhibitions in Gallery 2, titled ‘the artist’s eye’. Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, this series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of significant influence to present work in Gallery 2. For the first instalment in this series Abbas Akhavan has invited Mona Hatoum to present the film ‘Roadworks’ (1985).
This video dates from the early stages of Hatoum’s practice, though she had already been living in London, where she is still based, for ten years. Perhaps most renowned now for her work in sculpture and large-scale installation, throughout her career she has adeptly subverted the familiar to unsettle and discomfit the viewer.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
T: 01 896 1116

Variations on a Garden | Abbas Akhavan at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

27 October to 13 January

Abbas Akhavan’s practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, sculpture, video, and performance. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research. Earlier works have explored the relationship between the house and nation state and how the trauma and systemic violence enacted upon civilians can be inherited and re-enacted within the family. More recent works have wandered into spaces just outside the home – the backyard, the garden, and other domesticated landscapes. His research is deeply influenced by the specificity of the sites where he works: the architectures that houses them, the economies that surround them, and the people that frequent them.

Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, ‘variations on a garden’, curated by Georgina Jackson, is Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in Ireland.

The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
T: 01 896 1116

Perceived Irishness | Yaqoub Jemil BouAynaya at Gallery of Photography Ireland

26 October to 5 November

Perceived Irishness is a multi-media installation exploring what it means to be Irish today. The exhibition by Yaqoub Jemil BouAynaya is based on his PhD research in Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. BouAynaya worked with people across the island of Ireland to discuss themes relating to identity, ethnicity and citizenship. This exhibition seeks to raise awareness of the perceptions of identity and give an insight into the experiences of belonging and displacement. It considers how we define notions of ‘otherness’, shared coexistence and the construction of nationhood.

Through an extensive process of engagement, with a broad cross section of people from rural community groups through to displaced people; BouAynaya explores how Irishness is perceived. By withholding details of the identities and backgrounds of the individual subjects photographed, Yaqoub challenges the viewer to question how we attach perceived cultural identity to portraits and highlights the fluid nature of representation. This considered approach raises questions around the ability of the medium of photography to represent collective cultural identity and how, often unintentionally, photography can reinforce cultural stereotypes.

Talk event and panel discussion: 1pm Thursday 2nd November.

Gallery of Photography Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar – Dublin 2
T +3531 6714654

Anthony Scott Exhibition at Solomon Fine Art

27 October to 18 November

Solomon Fine Art is delighted to host an exhibition of recent sculptures in bronze by the Irish sculptor Anthony Scott.

Born in rural Fermanagh, Anthony Scott attended university in Belfast and completed an MA in Cardiff in 1993. Now living and working under the shadow of the great Ben Bulben in Sligo, Scott is primarily known for his beautifully stylised bronze animals, traditional in form, but with a modern twist. His animals draw upon Celtic mythology and literature, their expressions and stances imbued with human characteristics invoking heroism and passion.

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

RDS Visual Art Awards 2017 Exhibition

25 to 30 October

The RDS Visual Art Awards provides a platform for graduating artists as they transition from student into early professional career. A team of independent curators view the end of year degree shows in selected colleges around the country. They have selected a longlist of artists, who will be invited to apply online for the 2017 RDS Visual Art Awards.

A panel of five judges nominated by the RDS, RHA, IMMA and National Gallery of Ireland, have selected artists from these applications for inclusion in this curated exhibition in the RDS Concert Hall. Nick Miller is curator of the Exhibition in 2017.

A Tour with Curator Nick Miller will take place on Wednesday 25 October, 3pm. Booking essential:

Dublin 4
T: 01 240 7242

Porous Plane | Lennon at IMMA

13 October 2017 to 30 September

Porous Plane by Irish artist Lennon (b. 1947), presents a range of work from the 1970s to the present which includes 1/3/92B (1992) from the IMMA Collection and Folded/Unfolded (2017), shown originally in Lennon’s first solo exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in 1972 and made especially for the IMMA Galleries as part of this exhibition.

Lennon’s exhibition is part of a curatorial approach that explores works in the IMMA Collection where artists are invited to place their early work among their current practice – ‘Then and Now’. Lennon’s art which he titles Porous Plane, began in the 1970s with the Folded/Unfolded paintings and has continued to explore innovative forms of painting, most recently, Al13s, Denier7s, Autochthones and the on-going Arbitrary Colour Collections.

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

IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines | Group Exhibition at IMMA

13 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

Drawing on the paradox implicit in the word ‘coastline’ – for never has a coast followed a linear course – the title of this exhibition throws a line around a 12 month programme of changing displays of artworks and archival material that will explore our sense of place, perception, representation and memory. Works by Dorothy Cross, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Clare Langan, Richard Long, Anne Madden, Anita Groener, Michael Mulcahy, Donald Teskey, Tony O’Malley, Alexandra Wejchert, Bridget Riley and others variously explore pattern and line, surface, folds, enclosures, erasures, borders, terrain, the inherent coastal tensions between motion and stillness and any attempt to map what our senses perceive. Others such as Brian O’Doherty, Hamish Fulton, Tim Robinson and OMG collective variously engage photographic, linear, linguistic and coded systems to invoke a mind/body relationship.

A key work in the exhibition shown at IMMA for the first time is the monumental installation, Tabernacle (2013), an extraordinary work by Dorothy Cross in which a life-size currach forms the roof of a hut-like structure from which that opens towards a projection of her video Sea Cave (2013). Cross previously used the Currach as part of her set design for the English National Opera’s 2008 production of J.M. Synge’s haunting play ‘Riders to the Sea’, (1903) directed by Fiona Shaw.

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

The Edge of the Landscape | William Crozier at IMMA

13 October 2017 to 8 April 2018

IMMA presents a major retrospective of the Scottish-born, Irish artist William Crozier (b. Glasgow 1930, d. Cork 2011). Best-known in Ireland for the lyrical landscapes he made close to his home in West Cork from the mid-1980s, this exhibition will present these familiar works against a backdrop of his early work inspired by the Existentialist movement and the anxieties of the post-war period. The exhibition will be shown sequentially across the two venues with Crozier’s later works from 1985 showing at West Cork Arts Centre (15 July – 27 August 2017) and his earlier works shown at IMMA (13 October – 2018). Both exhibitions are curated by Sean Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA).

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

The Art of Perfume | Cliona Doyle in collaboration with The Burren Perfumery at SO Fine Art Editions

28 September to 4 November 2017

SO Fine Art Editions will present the original seven etchings with their accompanying line drawings, along with new work by Cliona Doyle, and the range of perfumes, in this collaborative exhibition.

The Burren Perfumery, maker of small batch perfumes and cosmetics inspired by the iconic limestone of the Burren landscape and its unique flora, collaborates with artist Cliona Doyle to create a unique look for the Perfumery’s fragrances based on the landscape and flora of the Burren.

Sadie Chowen, creator and founder of The Burren Perfumery, first came across Cliona Doyle’s work when staying in The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Cliona’s artwork reflects a sense of place and captures moments of the Irish natural landscape, with a sensibility which resonated with Sadie . A birthday gift of an original print from her husband inspired Sadie to contact Cliona with a proposal for this collaboration. The subject of each artwork was chosen to reflect a particular aspect or season of the Burren. Over the course of a year, Cliona recorded the plants and landscapes of the Burren on copper plates, then developed each work into her unique botanical style. From the fresh spring flowers of the fragrant orchid for the Ilaun eau de parfum through to red berries of hawthorn for Winter Woods eau de toilette, each perfume in turn found its muse.

SO Fine Art Editions
10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
T:: +353 1 472 1050

White Gold | Helena Brennan at The Vintage Teapot, Dublin

12 October to 22 October 2017

WHITE GOLD speaks of a lifetime of making bearing fruit; incorporating glazes made from the ashes of sycamore trees from her home and studio in Avoca, Brennan’s fine porcelain ware has a textural depth that depicts these very surroundings, drawing the viewer into her world. These modest objects tell remarkable stories of their evolution, from the alchemical preparation of the clay and glazes, to the subtle breath-like marks left by the maker.
Tradition and its tenets are adhered to; her finished work retains its functional purpose and simplicity. The exhibition comprises of a series of drinking vessels, hand thrown in Irish porcelain. Groupings of useful objects, such as cups, beakers and decanters, are presented as expressive still lives.

The exhibition finds a natural home in The Vintage Teapot Gallery; a sanctuary of authentic Chinese culture less than 100 metres from Dublin’s Spire.

The Vintage Teapot
8 Cathedral Street, North City
Dublin 1, D01 V0C6

WORD | Signs of Power and Damn Fine Print at FRAME, Dublin

26 October to 10 November 2017

Entitled WORD, the show is a collaboration between sign painting master Signs of Power and Damn Fine Print opening on Thursday October 26th from 7pm at FRAME our new city centre gallery on 53 South William Street.

Artworks that inspire and uplift. Lettering you want to own and admire. This is traditional craft, sign writing and silk screen printing all brought together in one exclusive collection.
Lettering you want to own and admire.

This is traditional craft, sign writing and silk screen printing all brought together in one exclusive collection.

Drawing inspiration from the classic works of Sister Corita Kent and letterpress guru Alan Kitching, Signs of Power and the Damn Fine Print crew used traditional brush lettering and black shade techniques alongside classic design methods from the early 20th century that look as fresh, inspired and defining now as they did more than 100 years ago. Think brush lettering, block shades and casual scripts married with tasteful hand-lettered overlays that evoke real turn-of-the-last-century technology – a match made in print heaven.

All works are hand printed at Damn Fine Print.

53 South William Street, Dublin 2
T: 086 081 4669

The Wild Apple Press | Jim Wilder at National Print Museum, Dublin

19 October to 26 November 2017

The Wild Apple Press is an American private press, printing mostly stories and imprints about Ireland and by Irish writers. The Press grew out the ‘book arts’ program at the University of Alabama in the mid-1970s, initially printing broadsides and ephemera. All type is handset and printed letterpress by Irish-American printer Jim Wilder in his print shop in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Works from the Press have been included in collections at: Royal Irish Academy Library; National Library of Ireland; Russell Library, Maynooth University; Early Printed Books, Trinity College Dublin; Burns Library, Boston College; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Catholic University of America; and Special Collections, University of Delaware.

The exhibition offers the Museum the opportunity to showcase contemporary fine printing and samples of the worldwide revival of letterpress printing.

National Print Museum
Garrison Chapel,
Beggars Bush Barracks,
Haddington Road,
Dublin 4
T: +353 1 660 3770

Connemara Dreaming | Eileen Meagher at Gormley’s Fine Art, Dublin

26 October to 21 November 2017

Eileen Meagher was born in 1946. She studied art at N.C.A.D. in the sixties and was also taught draughtsmanship.

Her landscapes are much sought after and are part of many important collections throughout the world. Meagher’s paintings are part of the National Collection and are hanging in many government departments. Her work also forms part of the collection in Westport House, Blackrock Clinic and the Australian Embassy.

It has been said of Eileen Meagher paintings that the “smell of the turf and the roar of the water emanate from her work. Seldom has a painter succeeded so skilfully in translating into paint the powerful beauty of the Connemara landscape and the Atlantic seascape”.

Originally from Dublin, Eileen now lives on a quiet peninsula in Connemara where she finds inspiration for her highly detailed paintings. Meagher’s detail and use of colour ensure her paintings are remarkable in their realism, while their stillness and peace capture the viewer and portray the true nature and beauty of Connemara.

“The breathtaking landscape of Roundstone Bog with its dozens of lakes set against the backdrop of the Twelve Bens is a new experience for me each time that I see it. I return to my studio with a sense of excitement and urgency to capture these scenes”

– Eileen Meagher

Gormley’s Fine Art
27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 6729031