Category: Leinster – Dublin

Euclid, I miss you.. | Adam Gibney at ArtBox

AdamGibney_ArtBox10 June to 2 July | Preview: 9 June, 6pm

Symbolic descriptions of reality, even the axiomatic, have proven to be only temporary and tentative. The line, a breadthless length (1), now protrudes into the platonic. The solid formal structures that held truth now exist precariously within the newfound multitudes of reality. The rigorous quest for certainty seems to only expand the terrain of uncertainty. Here and there, an arbitrary line connects points, which have no part (2), here.

1. Euclid, Definition 2
2. Euclid, Definition 1

ArtBox, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1

Any Observer | Jason Deans at Draiocht Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

vizjasondeans9 June to 10 September 2016 | Opening: 8 June, 7pm
Ground Floor Gallery, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

Jason’s ‘Any Observer’ work is predominantly sculptural and stands testament to significant social political commentary within the ephemeral constructs created. Lately, his pieces have expanded in scale and challenge, working with raw natural materials such as wood, sand, water and earth in ways that speak to our experiences as humans. To be opened by Brian Fay, Artist & Lecturer, Dublin School of Create Arts, DIT.


Ryou-Un Maru | Brian Duggan at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

brian duggan10 June to 13 August 2016 | Opening: 9 June, 6pm
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The story of Ryou-Un Maru is the story of tides and currents. This Japanese fishing boat was swept out to sea during the devastating Tōhoku Tsunami that followed the 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of the country in 2011. In its wake, the vessel floated unmanned and unnoticed through various territories and international waters for 391 days, until it was detected and sunk in American waters off the coast of Alaska.

Brian Duggan’s sculptural installation takes us to the heart of this story. He presents an installation which holds in its aura and representation the memory of disaster, the power of the earth’s shifting tectonic plates, the radioactive devastation unleashed in Fukushima, and the chilling realisation that nation-states and national borders are of little consequence in the face of tides, wind and air currents of the earth’s interconnected climate system. Curated by Tessa Giblin. |


Irish Basket Festival | Dublin Castle

woven-castle4 and 5 June
Come and watch basket makers from all over the country making baskets of all kinds at Ireland’s 1st Basket Festival. Take a class with an expert and create your own basket or visit the exhibition, a beautiful collection of Irish baskets from shells to hens nests. Make your own gardening basket, flowers, or fun good luck charm, chat to makers, learn new skills, help to build the outdoor sculpture with International weavers, join in basket games and collaborate on the sculpture project Woven Castle.

Woven Castle
4 and 5 June, 10am to 4pm
Woven Castle is a crowd sourced installation with international land artists, Tim Johnson UK, Jette Mellegren DK, Jan Johanson Dk in the stunning setting of Dublin Castle. Get the chance to weave with these artists and be part of a public project weaving a large scale willow sculpture in Dublin Castle Gardens. ­ Its free and open to all.

Baskets from Ireland
4 to 10 June
Curated by Róisín de Buitléar in association with the Basket Association of Ireland, as part of the 1st Baskets Festival . This exhibition showcases 20 of Ireland’s best basket makers, including Joe Hogan, Beth Murphy, Paul Finch, Norbert Platz, Alison Fitzgerald Cathy Hayden and Eamon Tobin. This exhibition shows the diversity and beauty of the contemporary Irish Basket. It’s a geographical and heritage journey from all corners of Ireland.

Dreaming in Blue | Julie Cusack at Solomon Fine Art

Julie Cusack3 to 25 June

An exhibition of new paintings by Julie Cusack, her first solo exhibition with the gallery. This body of work was born out of Cusack’s desire to make paintings that reflect the theatre of landscape and its many elements. Julie’s abstracted landscapes are vibrant, layered and have always been rooted in drawing. Working primarily on paper and board she combines paint with drawn elements as drawing for her is not only a way to represent object or place but is also a way to engage in the intuitive physicality of making marks on a surface. Starting with an image sometimes, from memory, sometimes from observation, she layers paint and graphite on board or paper and begins the process of editing. Some areas become obscured or recede while others push forward and what evolves is a dance between surface and depth, between what is random and what is particular. Ultimately Julie endeavours to create abstracted compositions which represent a fictional place between the external and the internal.

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

Praxis | 2016 DIT BA Photography Graduate Exhibition

DIT_Photography_logo4 to 19 June 2016 | Opening: 7 June, 6pm
The Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

The School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the 2016 BA Photography Graduate Exhibition. Praxis is the title of the exhibition which has been chosen by our graduates to reflect their experience of learning through photography, where thinking and making go hand in hand.
The exhibition will be opened by Dr Daniel Jewesbury, artist, writer, lecturer and editor who is based in Belfast. Daniel is currently Lecturer in Film in the School of Media, Film & Journalism at the University of Ulster. |

Iomramh | Diarmuid McNevin at Origin Gallery

Diarmuid McNevin27 May to 20 June

An iomramh is a class of old Irish tale concerning a hero’s sea journey to the otherworld. Each of these journeys ostensibly takes place in the physical world, but in parallel with this they are, on a deeper level, also journeys to oneself.

Diarmuid feels art approaches the spiritual. He believes that the artist needs to withdraw from the world in order to return to it enriched by some experience gained through the artistic process. Therefore the final art work is a point along the trail of a journey that the artist has made in order to know themselves and the world more deeply. So the artistic process is a kind of Iomramh in itself.

Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2

Launch of Know Your Rights – A Guide for Older People

know-your-rights copyTuesday 31 May, 2pm
St Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2

The Guide will be launched by newly appointed Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Ms Helen McEntee TD. The Guide provides up to date practical information on the rights of older people in Ireland on a range of issues. The launch will be followed by an information session briefly outlining the content of the Guide.

Questions, discussions and feedback will be encouraged at this event. The event should be of interest to older people and their representatives, community organisations, information providers and advice-givers.

The guide provides useful information on a number of themes including:

• Your Rights in relation to the State Pension
• Retirement age
• Your Right to Health and Community Care
• Private Health Insurance
• Your Rights as a Consumer
• Your Rights to Access Information and Data Protection
• Elder Abuse
• Other Information and Useful Contacts

The Know Your Rights packs, and further information on the Know Your Rights project can be found on

RSVP to Jason O’Mara at or call 01 7994504.

***Please book early as spaces are limited. Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements.***

Give Me a Museum and I’ll Fill It | Itziar Telletxea Rocha at Instituto Cervantes

Itziar Telletxea Rocha1 to 30 June | Opening 1 June, 6pm

The Instituto Cervantes in Dublin is hosting an exhibition over the month of June by Spanish photographer and artist Itziar Telletxea Rocha. Food photography takes centre stage, with the Dublin-based artist paying homage to the humble pintxo (pronounced peen-cho), the Basque country’s version of tapas, one of Spain’s best-known culinary exports.

With this photography, Rocha offers what might be termed visual recipes which show what can be achieved through the careful assembly of simple ingredients. The exhibition will feature other examples of Rocha’s work including images from Rocha’s Creatives and Workspaces project which was conducted in Dublin and which explores differing interpretations of the creative process through text and images.

Instituto Cervantes Dublin
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2
T: 353 01 631 15 33

Bloom Fringe Art Jam | Waterford Walls Interactive Street Art Project

Waterford-Walls4 June, 12.00 to 4pm
Crampton Court, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bloom Fringe Street Art open participation event with Waterford Walls Art Jam in Dublin.

Waterford Walls Project was founded in 2015. 25 derelict buildings in Waterford City were transformed with beautiful pieces of art by renowned International, National and Local artists.

Calling all wannabe street artists to jam with Waterford Walls for BloomFringe – Waterford Walls whammed into Waterford city last year transforming derelict spaces and tired corners of this southern city with stunning emotive street art on a giant scale.

This year as its gearing up Waterford Wall 2 their artists are travelling to Dublin bring that fantastic energy to Bloom Fringe in an ART JAM reusing vacant spaces.

IADT Graduate Exhibition 2016, Dublin

IADT grad show3 to 8 June 2016 | Opening: 3 June, 5.30pm
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

The IADT Graduate Exhibition will include work from graduating students in the following programmes Animation; Photography; Visual Communication Design; Visual Arts Practice; Film & Television Production;Modelmaking, Design & Digital Effects; Design for Stage & Screen – Production Design, Costume Design, and Makeup Design

Opening times: 4 to 8 June, 11am to 4pm


Suki Tea Art Prize | Oonagh Young Gallery

colin-darke-suki2 June to 15 July | Opening 2 June, 6pm

Oonagh Young Gallery, in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, is pleased to present an exhibition of the winner and finalists of the Suki Tea Art Prize 2015. The exhibition presents the work of Clodagh Emoe, Michael Hanna, Vera Klute, Elaine Leader, and prize winner Colin Darke.

The exhibition brings together examples of work by each of the shortlisted artists’. The artists were selected by a panel made up of Patrick Murphy (RHA), Sarah Glennie (IMMA), Peter Richards (Golden Thread Gallery and Oonagh Young (Oonagh Young Gallery) from over 200 submissions.

Courtesy of Suki Tea, and facilitated by the Arts and Business NI Investment Programme, Visual Artists Ireland presented this new art prize in 2015. The prize was open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. Colin Darke was announced as the winner of the £2000 prize at Stormont in October 2015, with other finalists receiving £250 each. The prize also included a group exhibition with Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; and this exhibition in the Oonagh Young Gallery.

Oonagh Young Gallery
1 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
T: +353 1 8558600

Padraig Lynch at The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Co. Dublin

PadraigLynchExhibition5 June to 25 July 2016 | 5 June, 3pm
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin

The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre in Fingal are pleased to present an exhibition of work by Pádraig Lynch. Lynch mainly works with oil but he has also included some watercolours, the artist specialises in landscapes and still life.
Gallery hours: 10am to 4.30pm daily

Spellbound | Group Show at Filmbase, Dublin 2

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 11.50.153 to 5 June 2016 | 2 June, 7pm
Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Adrienne Geoghegan’s Visual Art Boot Camps and Filmbase Gallery present ‘Spellbound.’ Visual Art Boot Camp’s class of of 25 illustrators and picture book makers present a showcase of their recent work. The exhibition is comprised of paintings, illustrations, picture book art, and prints.
The underlying theme connecting the 150 plus pieces, is our mutual exploration of what visual narrative connections we make when we think of ‘spellbound’.
Adrienne Geoghegan is pleased to present the selected works of: Emma Lanigan, Rachel Barton, Philip Cullen, Ellen Catherine Rowley, Marie-Laure Seeharan, Caroline D’arcy, Graham Kelly, Eileen Mcdermott, Dave Mcgrath, Hannah Maguire, Victoria Best, Eileen Keane, Aimee O’Neill, Linda Woolfield, Elsa Green, Brid Fanning, Rosie Pender, Damien Marshall, Suzanne Barry, Eadaoin Moore, Laura Rice, Daniele Archimedes, Nadia Cardoso, Lian Callaghan and Niamh Fardey.

Gallery opening hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm


Issue 12 | Critical Bastards Magazine Launch at TBG+S, Dublin

critical bastards issue 1230 May 2016, 6pm
Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Critical Bastards Magazine is launching its 12th issue. This issue takes on the theme: Resourcefulness. Reusing stuff and stuffless stuff. Guest Editor: Jennie Taylor
Contributors: Ella de Burca, Sara O’Brien, Chris Hayes, Barry Kehoe, Tracy Hanna, Ulick O’Beirne, Dennis McNulty, Tanad Williams, Cac O’Day, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Michaele Cutaya, Suzanne Walsh and  Maria Fusco. |



Window to Eden | Myra Jago at St.Monica’s, Raheny

myra-flyer_lr12 May to 7 June

Myra Jago is obsessed with the duality of things. Working mainly with oil paint, her work sits between the objective and the subjective, where reality meets intuition.

Jago looks to symmetry to describe this inner/outer dichotomy, not only because it spans wide areas of investigation across mathematics, physics, neuroscience, architecture and nature, but more critically to Jago, because of its cerebral effect – symmetry beguiles. It endows us with a sense of well-being. Embedding these notions within her practice, she looks for this place between what is evident and what is felt.

Window to Eden is a community based art project running two exhibition windows in Raheny.

St. Monica’s Community Council Information Centre, Edenmore, Raheny, D5.

The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House | Alice Maher at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

alice-maher-3 copy2 June to 2 July | Opening June 2, 6pm

Alice Maher’s recent work represents a return to figuration with renewed passion in a series of nine large drawings. In ‘The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House’, she continues her exploration of metamorphosis in the most mutable of all territories, the human body. Her ‘Maids’ stand guard in a visceral universe, where human, animal and vegetal intermingle, co-evolve and overlap in intense, hybrid forms. They glory in their steamy charnel house of corruption and regeneration. They spill, seep, multiply, explore, extrude, propagate and gratify themselves. These enigmatic figures, while plunged in a seemingly malevolent world of perpetual transformation, retain an ethereal calm; serene inhabitants of the artist’s ever generative imagination. Maher’s reference points include classical art history, as well as medical textbooks and her own thirty-year back catalogue of mythopoetic motifs. This new series can be seen as the bracketing of her ‘Thicket’ drawings from 1990, as well as a further development of themes explored in her photographic ‘Portraits’ of 2003, where the natural and the non natural merge, making the female the principal site of language and creativity, and a powerful subjective force in her own world.

Kevin Kavanagh, Chancery Lane Dublin 8
T: +353 1 475 9514

Lightworks | Sean Grimes at Talbot Gallery

Lightwork2 to 15 June | Thursday 2 June, 6pm

Sean Grimes was the recipient of Talbot Gallery’s Most Promising Graduate Award last year. Lightworks presents a series of works on paper alongside photography and sculpture. The photographs in the exhibition mainly focus on abstract and graphic play of light; either manipulated or happened upon. The works on paper are generally delicate in nature and tone and draw on a range of sources; from portraits and still life, to holographic imagery. As a backdrop to the works Grimes has constructed blinds which will gently illuminate and isolate the environment. Also presented are a grouping of small sculptural works which use a language code generated by the artist.

Talbot Gallery and Studios,
51 Talbot Street,
Dublin 1

T: 01-8556599

Diagramming the Archive | Group Show at Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 2

diagrams1 to 30 June 2016
Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

‘Diagramming the Archive’ is an exhibition of diagram artworks reconstructing acts that inscribe subject relation to the state: the 1912 signing of the Covenant and Declaration documents at Belfast City Hall and the 1916 reading of the Proclamation at Dublin GPO. The diagram artworks will be on show at the Irish Architectural Archive. The participating artists include: Niamh McDonnell (researcher and lead artist), Robin Price, Edmund Eva, George Baldwin (Eegb), Max Surin and Robert Anderson.

Opening hours: 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday
E: for further information