Category Archives : Leinster – Dublin

Farcry Productions Present ‘Forsaken’ at Dollard House

Dollard House, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 (next to the Clarence Hotel, Temple Bar) and runs until December 20th 2014
Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Sat 11am-5pm

Forsaken is a new installation from Farcry Productions-it is made up of stitched tapestries, mounted coffin plaques and other mixed media that calls to mind the regimes of Magdalene laundries, Mother and Baby homes and other so called residential institutions. The location is site specific in terms of the natural light in which the objects are presented and seen

The work in Forsaken makes visible the people banished and abandoned behind the walls of Mother and baby homes, Women’s refuges and Magdalen Laundries throughout Ireland, including those who never even obtained life’s breath, including those whose final resting place was a cold grave with no name and no identity to mark their ever having been here.

Forsaken hopes to dignify and return individuality to people who were victimised by harsh and unforgiving institutions. This work advocates for people to not forsake themselves.  No matter what the hardship imposed by others, people can move on; they can, once again, take command of their souls and spirits and move forward with their lives.  It wasn’t, after all, their own dirty linen these women and girls were washing; it was ours, and it has to be asked why the Irish State and the Catholic Church continue this practice of “forsaking”.

Contact Information:
Gerard Mannix Flynn 087 2246664
[email protected]

IMOCA Present 5th Annual New Living Art Exhibition

exhibitionIMOCA is pleased to announce the opening reception of the fifth annual New Living Art exhibition. This year the NLA V will be hosted at Steambox galleries, on School Street in Dublin 8 [right next to the Guinness Storehouse]. The opening reception is from 6 -9pm on Friday, Sept 12.  Exhibition runs Wednesdays – Sundays through October 12. A list of participating artists and additional info can be found at:

Jennette Donnelly at The Icon Factory

jannette2‘Things as They Are’
OPENING NIGHT – September 5th 6pm-9pm
The Icon Factory, Aston Place, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland D2

‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’ -Gertrude Stein

There is beauty in the mundane. The value of time is preserved by moments captured by the click of a camera or the flick of a brush. Clocks tick, water ebbs and flows and wood pigeons create music in flight. Light eludes us, although shining beacons illuminate our pathways. Lipstick residue on water glasses remind us of our presence, only to be washed away by harsh detergent and the smear of a sweaty thumb.

‘Things as they are’ is a search for a sense of being, of belonging, of place. Experiments in interactivity are in place between images taking the form of kitsch assemblage, multiple exposure film photography, vacant painting and humour. It all began with the Tchotchke…

Jennette Donnelly is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer and curator.

The exhibition will run until Thursday 2nd October.

Fergal O’Sullivan at Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre

3 – 17 September | Opening: 9 September at 6pm
Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2
Exhibition Daily: Wed to Sun 10am – 6pm​

Waterscapes is an exhibition by Dublin based photographer Fergal O’Sullivan of digital photographic images that explores one of our most precious natural resources. The images were shot in various locations around Ireland and shot in such a way as to show a different perspective in order to emphasise its structured, linear form and its chaotic vibrant qualities as it passes through the landscape. The works on show, by their nature, naturally may cause an element of confusion and it is with this in mind is hoped that the finished images will prompt a second look and elicit a response from the viewer.

Fergal O’Sullivan is a Dublin based photographer who is currently studying for a photography degree at IADT and this is his first solo exhibition. He has exhibited previously in group shows at The Exchange in Temple Bar in 2012, at Moxie Studios in Pembroke Row and ‘See | Hear’, the music and art event, at The Back Loft in 2013 and more recently in the exhibition, ‘Residency’, at The Library Project as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2014.

Dervla O’Flaherty at Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

DERVLAIMG_9769Exhibition by Dervla O’Flaherty
Easter Snow Gallery – Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin.
September/October 2014
Dervla an artist from North County Dublin completed her BA in Fine Art Painting at the NCAD, Dublin in 2012 and post-graduate studies at Cyprus College of Art in 2014. Dervla received several student and graduate awards following her BA Degree show including ‘RDS Student Art Awards and travelling exhibition’, ‘Emerging Artist Residency Award’ and subsequent group exhibitions at Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Co. Kerry. Her work was shown as part of the OPW ‘Art of the State Exhibition 2013′ Encounters’ (an OPW/DFP exhibition and publication – travelling to four destinations throughout Ireland). For info contact: Tel: (01) 8020898.

The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project at the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin

exhibitionThe Palimpsest/ Rianú Project
at the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin
6th September – 30th November 2014
Curated by Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

The Palimpsest/ Rianú Project is a collaborative art project which brought together eight Irish artists to develop work to represent Ireland at Artisterium VI in Tbilisi, Georgia in October 2013. The eight participating artists were: Colin Martin RHA, Brian Fay, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Claire Halpin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Aoife McGarrigle, Kate Murphy and Nuala Ní Fhlathúin.

Each artist was invited to develop an initial image which was then emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist responded to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way before passing it on to the next artist to work on until each of the eight artists had worked on all of the images. The title “Palimpsest / Rianú” refers to the original palimpsests – ancient manuscript pages which were erased so that they could be reused and overwritten – and Rianú, the Irish word for tracing.

The eight digital prints in this exhibition are the final stage of a collaborative process which was developed between artists from the Gaeltacht and from outside the Gaeltacht on the theme of how we deal with the other in our lives – other people, other ethnic groups, other nations. The Pearse Museum was chosen as an apt location to exhibit this project because of Patrick Pearse’s special interest in bi-lingual education. Each artist has also created an individual artwork responding directly to the themes and context of the museum.

This project was initiated by Cló and the Living Archive and curated by Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn. Cló and the Living Archive is an artist-led initiative developed by Ian Joyce and Oona Hyland in the Donegal. Ian Joyce’s work also features in this exhibition.

Claire Halpin [email protected]
Eoin Mac Lochlainn [email protected]

The International Academy of Ceramics Members Exhibition (IAC 2014), Dublin Castle

exhibitionThe IAC Members Exhibition is a gallery of ceramic pieces open to the public during the IAC 2014 General Assembly – 8th – 12th September, 2014 – and will feature works from the most prominent ceramic artists from around the world. It is a key element of each General Assembly, is of great significance to all members and is the high point of the Assembly.

The main General Assembly exhibition will be held in Dublin Castle, with an additional number of exhibitions in the Dublin Exhibition Trail in Dublin Castle and other venues across the city host a number of international exhibitions. For further information on the Exhibitions and the conference

Andrzej Mazur at Culture Box

plśnienie“ILLUSION” by Andrzej Mazur
4-17 September / Opening: 4th September at 6PM
CULTURE BOX,12 East Essex St,Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Culture Box is delighted to announce the opening of Illusion, an exhibition of new work by Andrzej Mazur. Having exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and abroad, at this Andrzej shows a group of an extraordinary black-and-white collages made from cut-up prints. Working with fine 19th century engravings from books and journals as his source material, he cuts imagery with mind-boggling precision and complexity.

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Annika Berglund at The Olivier Cornet Gallery

7 – 30 September
Olivier Cornet Gallery, JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row (Parnell Square)
Exhibition opening hours:
11 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays to Friday (until 8 pm on Thursdays)
12 noon to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Closed on Mondays (viewing by appointment only)

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present Materiality, an exhibition of new works by gallery artist Annika Berglund.

”Clay, bronze and glass; materials that form an intimate part of human history and development, come together in this exhibition based on texture, materials and earth colours.

The mark of a potter’s thumb in a 5000 year old bowl started a process of exploration based on the malleability and amazing sensuality of wet clay.

Taking advantage of the expressiveness of clay, the traditional method of wedging (kneading) clay, became a starting point and inspiration.

The meditative, rhythmic kneading of clay creates a spiral pattern adding elements of immediacy and spontaneity, while also making a connection with generations of past potters.”
Annika Berglund, June 2014.

Born in Sweden, Annika Berglund moved to Ireland in 1991. She has been working in the sculptural medium and exhibiting since 1999. Annika has participated in numerous exhibitions organised by Ceramics Ireland since 2002, exhibited in Sculpture in Context for several years and has participated in numerous other exhibitions, such as the RDS Craft Competition. She had her first solo exhibition in 2006. She won prize for “Best Sculpture in the Garden” at Bloom in 2008, the National University of Ireland Art and Design Prize 2010 and the Hungry Hill Gallery Award 2011.

Her work can found in the collections of the National University of Ireland, the Craft Council of Ireland and Microsoft Ireland.

The gallery and the artist are delighted to announce that this show is part of the Dublin Craft Trail coordinated by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland to coincide with the International Academy of Ceramics General Assembly (IAC 2014)

The show will run at JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row (Parnell Square) from September 7 to September 30

‘VASE, VESSEL, VOID’ | Group Exhibition at the Oliver Sears Gallery

vase-vessel-void4 September – 2 October
Oliver Sears Gallery, 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition curated by Brian Kennedy exploring the evolution of the functional to abstraction through figuration.

Kennedy’s curation is a response to works that Oliver Sears has either collected or been interested in during the last twenty years. While the exhibition has a largely Irish focus there will be works by artists from other countries represented.

The exhibition will look at the movement from still0life to the functional, and towards abstraction in both fine and applied arts. This dialogue through objects by Gallerist, Olivers Sears and Curator, Brian Kennedy includes a broad range of two and three dimensional works.

The exhibition coincides with the general assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics guaranteeing it an international audience of artists, writers, critics, private collectors, museum and gallery curators and educational institutions.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a gallery publication.

Artists to be included in the exhibition include Jason Ellis, Ben Nicholson, Hughie O’Donoghue, Andrea Walsh, Chuck Webster, Uta Barth, Juliette Bigley, Alison Britton, Peter Davis and Gordon Baldwin.

The exhibition will run until the 2nd of October 2014.