Category: Leinster – Dublin

SILVA | Gerhardt Gallagher and Liam Kelly at The Athena Room, Dublin 2

SILVA1-copy-114 to 19 May 2016 | Opening: 13 May, 6pm
The Athena Room @ Sol Art, 1st Floor, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

‘Silva – Woodlands And Wood’. Painter Gerhardt Gallagher and bogwood sculptor Liam Kelly have come together to celebrate the woodlands and wood of Ireland in a two person show at The Athena Room at Sol Art. Curated by Tony Strickland, Opening speaker H.E. Dr. Ruth Adler, Australian Ambassador to Ireland. |


Dublin Painting and Sketching Club 138th Annual Exhibition

Moonstruck-Margo-Banks9 to 21 May 2016
Concourse Gallery, County Hall, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire

The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club 138th Annual Exhibition exhibits 300 paintings by 100 artists, comprising of members of the Club and invited artists. Included in the exhibition are paintings interpreting the work of Irish writers in the last hundred years -1916-2016, in a visual form. This is in recognition of the contribution of writers to the cultural and social development of the State in the past 100 years. In addition, the work on show includes, paintings representing a variety of subject matter, in all mediums and styles ranging from abstract to figurative.

Open daily, 10am to 5pm
For further information please contact



International Print Exhibition at dlr LexIcon, Co. Dublin

Ulrich_Lise_Queen_of_the_Deep_Blue_Sea_email-large-size11 May to 22 June 2016
Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is the 158th International Print Exhibition from the Royal Photographic Society. Striking images of a huge variety of subjects by international photographers, from portraits to landscapes to wildlife, will give visitors an insight into life around the world. The International Print Exhibition is the world’s oldest and longest-running exhibition of its kind and has been held almost every year since the Society was founded in 1853.

Here Me Now | Group Show at Mart Gallery, Dublin 6

here me now13 to 28 May 2016 | Opening: 12 May, 6pm
The MART Gallery, 190A Rathmines Road Lwr, Dublin 6

Stephanie Dowda (US) |Fiona Cashell (IRL) | Rima Otilia Qvale (NOR). Curated by Talia Moscovitz

MART is proud to present the launch of Here Me Now, a new, evolving international multi-media exhibition and workshop series that questions the myth of national identity and the vocabulary of ‘coming from’, beyond the binary of ‘either / or’ and towards the ‘both / and’ of modern cross-pollenated identities.

Taking inspiration from Taiye Selasi’s 2014 TED talk ‘Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Ask Me Where I’m Local’ three international multi-media artists will produce new art work in response to Selasi’s ideas that cultural identity is better understood through individual examination of what she calls the three R’s (Rituals, Relationships, and Restrictions) to conceptually explore the complex terrain between personal history and global identity.

As part of the show there will also be: a ‘Dear Voyager ‘ Workshop Saturday, May 14 1-4pm and Om Nom Nom Roundtable Dinner Discussion, Thursday, May 19 6-9pm.

Gallery open:  Tuesday to Saturday, 1 to 6pm
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Natural History of Hope at Project Arts Centre

fiona-wheelan12 to 14 May, 8pm

A live performance from artist Fiona Whelan and Rialto Youth Project (Policing Dialogues) in collaboration with Project Artists Brokentalkers. Natural History of Hope is an unflinching exploration of gender and class inequality and the complexity of women’s lives told through real life stories of oppression, resilience, solidarity and hope. Based on hundreds of testimonies of women in the Rialto area of Dublin’s inner city, Natural History of Hope will be performed by an intergenerational cast of 30 women.

*Friday night’s show is followed by a post show discussion

For more information, email Fiona Whelan at:
Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street
Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Anicca | Steven Maybury at the Library Project, Dublin 2

the library project13 to 29 May 2016 | Opening: 12 May, 6.30pm
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2

The Library Project present ‘Anicca’ by Steven Maybury.
Anicca; a Pali word meaning inconstant, is commonly used to describe the Buddhist doctrine of impermanence. Using the term as a focal point, Steven Maybury intertwines cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.


The Interaction Project | ArtNetDLR at Eblana House, Dun Laoghaire

ArtNetDRL11 to 21 May 2016

The Artists Network in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (ArtNetDLR) are pleased to present an exciting and unusual art exhibition which brings together thirty artists from different disciplines.
Working in pairs, the artists have collaborated to create new work, e.g. a sculptor with a poet, a film maker with a painter. By arousing ideas and practices beyond individual artists’ traditional approaches, this ‘Interaction’ has led to the creation of innovative new artworks.

The ‘Interaction Project’ is about openness not exclusivity, change not inertia, experiment not perfection, disagreement not compliance.

It is also about bringing ArtNetDLR to the attention of both the public and other artists; about providing entertainment while also representing the soul of creativity in the region.


Sticky, The Art of Erotic Collage | Group Exhibition at GalleryX

A5 flyer preview 26 to 21 May | 5 May, 6pm

Una Gildea, Ben Reyer, Andrei Strachov, Kuromoon, Kerstin Stephan, Sonja Gajic, Anna Lewenhaupt, Sean O’Neill, Silvia Luz, Agustin Power

Collage consists of associating and re-contextualizing disparate visual elements to create new works. It is also inherently surrealist as it almost invariably introduces subtle incoherence in perspective and plays with our perception of space by associating two-dimensional images which were created using unconnected perspectives. The idea of mashing up others’ images, which is pervasive in popular and online culture today, originates with collage.

Using erotica as a source material for collage adds another dimension to this postmodern artistic endeavour: a category of images that has traditionally been relegated to the bottom of the drawer becomes the centre point of a new work of art. Suddenly the sensual feel of stickiness, of carefully handling fragile materials, of treasuring found images by placing them in a different environment, acquires an extra frisson of delight and daring. The artists included in this exhibition all conspire to liberate erotica from its confines and turn it into surrealist art.

GalleryX, 65 South William Street, Dublin 2

Offer | Claire McCluskey at Mart Gallery, Dublin 6

poster_v52 to 7 May 2016 | Opening: 2 May, 6pm
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
Gallery 1: (evenings only) 7pm – 10pm daily
Gallery 2: 1 to 6pm daily

An offer can be defined as an expression of readiness to do or to give, or as the act of presenting something for potential acceptance or rejection. Sometimes, the gesture of offering is enough in itself, and more often, the line between giving and receiving is impossible to find. You are hereby offered a welcoming invitation to attend an exhibition of new work by Claire McCluskey. Developed for the experimental program at MART Gallery, Rathmines, this informal exhibition/performance/event is a testing ground for new approaches within McCluskey’s practice.

Tea and cake, an environment for reflection, an occasional musical performance; these are all possible options for your consideration. It will also be worth noting what, if anything, you may be offering in return (and to whom?). Each evening, between the 2nd – 7th of May from around 7pm, you are welcome to join the artist in the gallery, to consider how offerings are made.
Curated by Siobhán Mooney. |

Portraits of a Nation at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin 5

28 April to 29 May 2016
Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Office of Public Works is delighted to welcome visitors to ‘Portraits of a Nation’ a selection of portraits from the State Art Collection. The exhibition features eighty two portraits by fifty four artists and spans five centuries, from a School of Rembrandt portrait dating from the 1630’s to portraits created in 2016.,36259,en.html

Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection | Leonardo da Vinci at National Gallery of Ireland

National-gallery4 May to 17 July

An exhibition of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), on loan from the Royal Collection, will go on display in the National Gallery of Ireland from 4 May to 17 July 2016. The National Gallery in Dublin is the only Irish venue for this touring exhibition organised by Royal Collection Trust.

These drawings by Leonardo have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, mapmaking and anatomy. His skilful use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metalpoint – is well represented. Through drawing, Leonardo attempted to record and understand the world around him. He maintained that an image transmitted knowledge more accurately and concisely than any words. Nonetheless, many of his drawings are extensively annotated.

Online booking opens 20 April

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2
T: (01) 661 5133

The Visual Time Traveller | Alison Hackett at The Fumbally Exchange

visual-time-traveller5 to 15 May

The Visual Time Traveller exhibition & pop-up shop opens at the Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 on Thursday 5 May at 6.30pm running until Sunday 15 May. Launch event at 6.30pm Thursday 5th May.

Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11-5.30pm
Sun 12-4pm

Every day at 1.15pm Alison Hackett, author and curator of The Visual Time Traveller, will walk through and explain the thinking behind the designs on display.

Mary Plunkett, Caroline Bond and Siobhan Hyde at Graphic Studio Gallery

siobhan-hyde25 to 28 May

Three diverse artists come together to exhibit at the Graphic Studio Gallery. Mary Plunkett’s new prints and books are based on family themes and connections. In this year of commemorations she is combining relief print and letterpress to present the poetry of her grand uncle, Joseph Mary Plunkett and her great grandfather, George Noble Count Plunkett.

Caroline Bond’s new works depict ‘War Horses’, a series of small bronze scuptures that echo the emotional position of those who find themselves caught up in the line of fire between conflict and war. They reflect upon the physical and emotional response to devastating terror. Theirs is a dis-orientation – a fear, responding aimlessly and lost.

Siobhan Hyde’s suite of new screenprints imbue homemaking, soul searching and remembering the delight of the simple pleasures of life, through the depiction of household utensils.

Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, off Cope Street, Temple Bar
T: 01 679 8021

Women of Set Purpose – The Mural | Kristine Byrne at Sol Art

MAUD GONNE6 to 12 May | Opening 6 May, 6pm

Consisting of 14 panels, hung together to form a continuous mural, this exhibition tells the story of the often ignored history of women in Ireland, particularly between 1860 and 1930. Inspired by a photograph of the 1916 rebels’ surrender, from which Nurse Farrell had been airbrushed out, Kristine researched the lives of other forgotten or ignored women in Irish History. Featuring women such as Anna Parnell and Countess Markievicz and depicting movements including the Ladies Land League and Cumann Na mBan, Women of Set Purpose attempts to document the history of the featured women.

Curated by Tony Strickland

The Athena Room at Sol Art, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
T:(01) 675 0972

Comhghall Casey at Solomon Fine Art

comhgaill-casey6 May to 28 May

An exhibition of new paintings by the multiple award-winning artist Comhghall Casey. Born in 1976 Casey grew up in Omagh, Co Tyrone before moving to Belfast to study fine art at the University of Ulster. He has been living and working in Dublin since graduating.
Running concurrently with the Solomon exhibition, his fourth solo show with the gallery, is Comhghall Casey’s mid-career retrospective at the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. This major exhibition features drawings and paintings charting the artist’s development from his school days in Omagh to the present. (

The outstandingly talented Casey’s small-scale still-lifes in oil are intimate studies of everday objects such as vegetables, fruit and children’s toys and each is meticulously observed. The compositions are universally simple, where the object is placed centrally against a neutral background focusing the viewer’s attention and highlighting the artist’s skill and spectacular attention to detail.

Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

Inside The Void | Erin Quinn at The Talbot Gallery, Dublin

erin quinn6 to 19 May 2016 | 5 May, 6pm
Talbot Gallery and Studios, Dublin

‘Inside The Void’ is a new body of work by artist/photographer Erin Quinn. This series embraces an uncertainty of being and considers the body in an undefined isolated space. The photographic image is therefore concerned with the negative space as a mechanism for framing the physical presence of the artist. Curated by Brendan Fox. Opening with guest speaker Dr. Declan Long. |

The Ebb and Flow of East Belfast | Bronagh Lawson at Irish Architecture Archive, Dublin

ebb_flow_of_east_belfast_231 April to 31 August 2016
Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin DO2 VY60

As artist-in-residence in City East, a building beside the peace line at the junction of the Newtownards Road and the Short Strand in East Belfast, artist Bronagh Lawson completed a series of over 100 handmade etchings over a period of two and a half years, capturing what she has called ‘the ebb and flow of East Belfast’.
Newly introduced to printmaking, Lawson wanted to use the medium to make a visual comment on her thirteen years experience of developing and running cross-community cross-border development programmes.

Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Contact details

What’s What in a Mirror | Liam Gillick at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

gillick_vai28 April to  25 September

What’s what in a Mirror? Precisely how does an institution like a museum locate itself in relation to history? Where is the visitor located in the celebration of historical events? Combining the pressures of commemoration and the contingencies of the contemporary, internationally acclaimed artist Liam Gillick invites the visitor to his exhibition at The Hugh Lane into a space of self-examination and reflection on the function of a museum.

Gillick changes the traditional display format of an exhibition and shows work at various locations within the Gallery. The artist provides audiences with a moment’s reverie for the production of self-reflection and appraisal of the now. He asks what the apparatuses are bringing the remnants of the past into the present and bringing things of the present into the future. How has Irish identity stretched since the vision of Mise Éire of 1916? Who is contemporary Ireland commemorating the Rising?

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
T: 353 1 2225550

Legacy | John Doherty at Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

john doherty28 April to 21 May 2016
Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present ‘Legacy’, an exhibition of new work by John Doherty. Doherty has long been known for his finely detailed studies of the minutiae of life in an Ireland that is in the process of slowly fading from view, slipping from present into past tense.
In ‘Legacy’ he presents a series of paintings that together comprise a close study of our built environment and encompass a vast array of architectural quirks and foibles, as well as intriguing aesthetic decisions made by owner/occupiers, that make them rich in vernacular variety and visual interest.

T: 01 6766055, E: