Category: Leinster – Dublin

Symbiosis | IADT First Year Student Group Show

31 March to 6 April 2017 | Opening: 31 March, 1pm
Studios 5,9, 10 and on the grounds, IMMA

IADT’s First Year Art Students are delighted to invite you to their end of year exhibition Symbiosis.
Symbiosis marks the 10 year anniversary of the IADT student residency program at I.M.M.A. It speaks to the nuanced relationship between the students, mentors and institutions that shape contemporary arts practice, this exhibition is an intimate invitation into the inception and honing of an art piece.
Work and supporting research on display contends with our affinity with monuments, as patrons of museums or cemeteries, the interpolation of technologies in spaces for which it was never imagined, reimagines the materiality and the embodiment of our experience of I.M.M.A.
Symbiosis is a group show of developing art practitioners who will graduate from IADT in 2020.

B.O.R.N. | Barbara O’Meara at the The Five Lamps Arts Festival, Dublin

30 March to 6 April 2017 : Launch: 2 April, 11am
Odean Cinema, Point Village, Dublin 1

The Five Lamps Arts Festival presents B.O.R.N.- Babies of Ravaged Nations- an exhibition of paintings by visual artist Barbara O’Meara.
‘B.O.R.N’ – Babies of Ravaged Nations – addresses the plight of children in various countries worldwide where war, poverty, oppression and / or environmental disasters have had catastrophic consequences on the lives of people. The artist has chosen nine individual real-life cases to document the plight of young children.

Launch Healing Ceremony, also honouring the Tuam Mothers and Babies, in collaboration with Karen Ward of ‘Sli an Chroi’ on Sunday 2nd April 11am.

Two Colours: Blue and Red | Declan Campbell at the Pearse Centre, Dublin

31 March to 4 April 2017 | Opening: 30 March 2017, 6pm
The Pearse Centre, The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Pearse Centre present ‘Two Colours: Blue and Red’, an exhibition of recent paintings by Declan Campbell.
In 1966, Declan was a young student in sixth class in Creagh National School, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. His teacher was his father, Edward Campbell the school principal. The national celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising had commenced. As part of the celebrations, Declan read out the 1916 Proclamation for the students in Creagh school. Now in 2017, following the 100th anniversary for 1916, Declan is having an exhibition of his recent paintings in The Pearse Centre.
Colour relationships, colour harmony and light play a central role in Declan’s paintings. Campbell paints looking out at the changing and fluctuating light of the sky which influences the colour and light in his paintings.

Contact: Declan Campbell, T: 086 2093894, E:

Works from the Studio | John Keating at The Gallery Dalkey, Co. Dublin

29 March to 25 April 2017 | Opening: 28 March, 6pm
Located upstairs in The Grapevine, 26 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

The Gallery Dalkey presents ‘Works from The Studio’ by John Keating.
Keating sees his work as a kind of gesture figuration expressed in fragments of reality. It is not solely the subject matter that interests John Keating, it is also the challenges of the medium with which he is working. The rich colours and textures of oils express something different to him than the fluent and almost transparent quality of watercolours. The shades of the blackness of charcoal and graphite powder suggest something different again, and the randomness of the colours and textures of mixed media have another character.

EQUINOX | Group Show at Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 2

23 March to 13 April 2017
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Graphic Studio Gallery is delighted to present ‘Equinox’, featuring recent work by Stephanie Hess, Maev Lenaghan and Ciara O’Hara. Each of the artists in this three person show present work relating to their current concerns, without any thematic restriction.

Bronze sculptor Stephanie Hess, creates finely crafted stylized animals, that inhabit a fantastical world of colour and joy. The work is playful – her characters often repeated in different patinas that hint at a family unit, each different, but the same – without irony – they have a sense of tenderness.
Maev Lenaghan’s drypoints are snippets of life. They are fragments of stories, that encourage the onlooker to engage their imagination as to the possible narratives connecting them. Her intention is to invoke a sense of place, an atmosphere, a tension or a happening. They are a form of non-linear storytelling.
Ciara O’Hara’s new etchings and drypoints draw inspiration from her personal experiences of travelling. They provide a glimpse into these places from the perspective of an outsider. Many depict lone animals, isolated, yet confident, they are at ease, in their environment.


Dos Amigos | Anna Bauer + Sven Sandberg at Pallas Projects, Dublin 8

30 March to 1 April 2017 | Opening: 29 March, 6pm
Pallas Projects, 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

‘Dos Amigos’ is a two-person exhibition of new paintings by recent NCAD MFA alumni Anna Bauer and Sven Sandberg.

Studio amigos during our time in Dublin, this exhibition is a chance to reunite and continue our conversation about the formal, historical, and emotional aspects of painting. Both of us having left Dublin, at least for the moment, ‘Dos Amigos’ is also about maintaining our connection to the city and its community. |

I sometimes wish I stayed inside my mother | Launch of Jai Jai, The Chocolate Factory, Dublin

Thursday 30 March 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Chocolate Factory, Dublin, 26 King’s Inns Street, Dublin 1

I sometimes wish I stayed inside my mother, fashion—art launch event.

This fashion—art event on the 30th of March marks the launch of Jai Jai, a new brand by Jai Thorn. Jai Jai responds to the materiality of the human body as one object in a spectrum of living organisms. Using a range of organic materials and fabrics that mimic the human form, Jai Jai art garments are developed in relation to living display structures that represent the human form. In this fashion-art event, choreographed models will be intentionally object-ified as living organisms to display the garments, which are purposefully conceived as gender non-specific.

Become what you rehearse. You deserve it. | Performance at TBG+S, Dublin 2

Saturday 1st April, 8pm
The Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (Entrance through the side door, Fownes st. lower), Dublin 2

Become what you rehearse. You deserve it. Ciara Lenihan and Lisa Freeman.
Become what you rehearse. You deserve it. is a performance and installation which was developed during a two-month research residency at Barim Arts Centre in South Korea in August 2016, made possible through the support of the British Council and Arts Council of England Artists International Development Fund. The basis for this performance is an exploration of the global resonance of national heritage, political identity and displacement. Using the interconnected political pasts of Gwangju Korea and the Republic of Ireland as a substrate, Ciara and Lisa investigate the after effects and residue of political unrest.

Become what you rehearse. You deserve it. will create a cultural backdrop spread over three floors of TBG+S’ atrium, comprised of objects and materials derived from both country’s political turmoil. Within this space a sound piece will guide them (and the audience) through a choreographed performance that uses learned patriotic behaviour in the same context as slapstick comedy. Through these slapstick images, the work will explore the relationship between learned patriotism and the body’s objection.


Shadows of Light | John Kavanagh at Inspire Galerie, Dublin

31 March to 13 April 2017 | Opening: 30 March, 6pm
Inspire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street Dublin 1

Inspire Galerie present ‘Shawdows of Light’ by John Kavanagh.
This is the first solo gallery exhibition of artist John Kavanagh, a multi-media artist who is developing a bold style and creating a following. This is an intimate new collection, which highlights John’s innovative and distinctive colour and fluidity against the backdrop of a city in flux.
As we dwell in bustling cityscapes we are still filled with a personal calling, spirituality resonates, meditation calls us out of the noise and into our own silence, In John’s work there is an influence of kundalini-energy, an enigmatic world and mythology.

Remnants | Stephen Lawlor at Oliver Sears Gallery

23 March to 4 May
Opening Thursday 23 March 6pm

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Remnants, Stephen Lawlor’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Built up gradually, layer after layer, Lawlor’s paintings slowly reveal the trace of individual old master works, paintings that for the artist are the genesis of his process. Most of the works are drawn from images, in whole or in part, of the 16th Century trilogy of Venetian masters: Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.

The artist describes painting as ‘a fundamentally satisfying occupation that is never anything else but painfully difficult’. Often the image that provides meaning is achieved only when a layer of paint is removed in an area. There is certainly an element of archaeology to the artist’s practice. Broadly speaking, the artist is searching for contemporary meaning in the works of old master paintings that have, over many years, imbedded themselves in his visual lexicon. The exhibition comprises ten works, eight of which are small scale, but the large scale ‘Canopy’ succeeds in drawing the viewer into a 500-year-old landscape from a 21st century position. With Remnants, Stephen Lawlor has added an important body of new work to a career that, for over thirty years, seeks to represent currency through detailed study of the past.

Oliver Sears Gallery
29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T: +353 1 644 9459

Movado | Eamonn Ceannt at Gormley’s Fine Art

23 March to 13 April

Gormley’s Fine Art in Dublin will host Eamonn Ceannt’s new exhibition, Movado, Eamonn’s fourth solo show with the gallery.

Working exclusively with bronze, Eamonn Ceannt’s sculptures adopt a tactile approach with a strong commitment to form. The juxtaposition of soft curves, planes and detailing invite the viewer to feel and touch their smooth surfaces.

Eamonn’s figurative pieces are lyrical, with an emphasis on the expression of movement. He draws inspiration from the dynamic form of dancers and performers. The ballet poses are controlled, the limbs are languid, the clothes subtly demonstrating and emphasising the movement.

There are exuberant stylised dancers with ribbons, rock musicians, a famine piece, a clown and curvaceous highly abstract forms. The colour palette ranges from the greens and blues that were a hallmark of his early works to black, gold, classical browns and pure white.

Having travelled extensively in North Africa, the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal and the Indian sub-continent, and having lived in East and West Africa for a number of years, Eamonn’s sculpture work is influenced by native art. His current work can be loosely classified into three groups – head studies, figurative and mythical studies as well as plant/animal pieces.

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

Space | Helen O’Connell and Declan Cody at Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin

21 March to 2 April 2017 | Opening: 24 March, 6pm
Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin

Ranelagh Arts Centre presents SPACE.  Space is a two person show featuring the work of  Helen O’Connell and Declan Cody. O’ Connell works with glass, texture and colour and for this show Cody presents a selection of recent paintings.

T: (01) 547 7775 for further details.


Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace | Installation at Bock B, Smithfield, Dublin

7 March to 14 April 2017
Block B, Smithfield, Dublin

Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace is a space for you to take a moment to meditate on peace, to find rest, to give up the burdens of busyness, anxiety or fear.
8 artists have collaborated on an interactive installation to offer just that: a place to lay your burdens down.
Participating Artists: Ashwin Chacko – Poet and Illustrator, Matthew Huber (Director) – Furniture Designer, Róisín Jenkinson – Spoken Word Performance Artist, Milena Matejko – Visual Artist and Poet, Martin McCormack – Painter, Alessia Meloni – Visual Artist, Peter O’Brien – Creative Maker, Jacinta O’Reilly – Painter
opening Hours: Mon-Sat 13:00- 19:00 at Block B, Smithfield.

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Aspasia – An Influential Immigrant | Margaret Corcoran, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin 8

23 March to 22 April 2017
Kevin Kavanagh, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8

Kevin Kavanagh presents ‘Aspasia-an Influential Immigrant’, an exhibition of paintings by Margaret Corcoran.
Aspasia was an influential immigrant to Classical-era Athens. She was the lover of the statesman Pericles and yet famed in her own right as an intellectual. As an outsider to the culture she entered, she thrived despite its restrictive citizenship laws.

Corcoran’s large, highly colourful canvases are bold and assertive, while the works on paper are sensitively rendered and acutely observed. She brings together an unlikely grouping of references celebrating love, creativity, ceremony and independence of thought.

The artist depicts figures such as Aspasia, Eileen Gray and D.H Lawrence alongside Sudanese courting couples and Bhutanese royalty. Their coexistence as subjects in the exhibition traces an idiosyncratic and tangential body of research that incorporates references to colonialism and to a striving for human dignity and equality. Aspasia – An Influential Immigrant celebrates unexpected congruence in the lives of people divided both historically and geographically.
As a complement to the wide-ranging subject matter, Corcoran utilizes varying scales, techniques and paints to identify affinities and universal motifs in seemingly disparate lives.

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Eoin Francis McCormack at Lime Lane Gallery Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Lime Lane Gallery, Richmond Lodge, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Lime Lane Gallery presents the work of Eoin Francis McCormack.

McCormack has constructed a practice that explores painting as a work ethic, whilst also examining what a painting might mean to the viewer, and whether or not the things he makes in the confines of his studio might have an impact on those who view them. He is interested in the time spent by the viewer, in front of the canvas; he says he wonders what they think, and if they consider their time spent as worthwhile.

For more info contact

Relatively Speaking | A Guided Walking Tour Across Two City Art Galleries

Thursday 23 March 2017 | 1pm
Meeting point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour across two city art galleries.
Would you like an opportunity to introduce your friends and family to contemporary art? Relatively Speaking will introduce the current exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Project Arts Centre, to those who might not be so familiar with contemporary art and offer an interesting insight into the work for those who are. The whole tour, contained within Temple Bar, will take about 45 minutes (approx.), with 15-20 minute tours taking place in each gallery. The Gallery of Photography is currently closed for install and will rejoin us again for our April tour.

Beginning at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you will be introduced to Woodall by Hilary Lloyd. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, Project Arts Centre for the exhibition Fault Bound Bodies by Caroline Doolin. Finally, the tour will end at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, where you will be guided through the solo exhibition Woodall by Hilary Lloyd.

We’ll meet on Thursday 23rd March at 1pm at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Book a spot for your parents, friends, cousins, housemates and anyone who you think might like to learn more about the things you love.

Free admission, booking is essential. Please click here to book your free ticket:

Matters of the Heart | Illustrators Ireland Group Show, dlr Mill Gallery, Dublin 16

19 March to 30 May 2017 | Opening: 18 March, 5pm
dlr Mill Theatre Gallery, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

‘Matters of the Heart’ is an overview of recent work from members of Illustrators Ireland.

Illustrators Ireland is a community of professional illustrators working together to actively promote the craft-the art form- that is Illustration. They have been providing top drawer illustration for 15 years now. Members aren’t just illustrators either – they include Offset speakers, lecturers, historians, community project leaders, Kate Greenaway Medalists, workshop facilitators, and are all Illustration enthusiasts looking to spread the love of illustration.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Open late during performances.
Contact, T: 01-2969340

Ciné Concert: Torrey Pines at Irish Film Institute

Monday 27 March, 8.30pm

Animator and musician Clyde Petersen’s debut film is an autobiographical stop-motion animation which touches on issues of mental health and gender identity. It recounts the time when 12-year-old Clyde, uncomfortable in the body in which he was born, was brought on a road trip across America by his schizophrenic mother, who had done so without the knowledge of Clyde’s father, who then reported the child kidnapped. Subtle and moving, it’s also laced with humour, best exemplified by a scene in which the two attend a Whitney Houston concert.

The event will begin with a short set from Dublin band Pillow Queens. Live accompaniment to the film will be provided by members of Your Heart Breaks, Clyde Petersen’s musical collective. Tickets €10

Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 679 5744

Projections | John Fitzsimons at Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin 1

19 March to 20 April 2017 |  Opening: 19 March, 3pm
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘Projections’, a solo show by gallery artist John Fitzsimons. This is Fitzsimons’s fourth solo exhibition with the Olivier Cornet Gallery who has represented the artist since 2011.
John Fitzsimons’s latest exhibition, entitled ‘Projections’, takes a darker and more foreboding turn than his previous work to date, reflecting the current international political climate and associated nervousness about the path that lies ahead. This collection, a series of surrealist landscapes, presents us with a series of ominous, hypnagogic premonitions into the future.

Paula Clarke’s full text on ‘Projections’ is available on:


Silk Road Photo Exhibition | Eddie Chandler Gallery, Dublin 2

17 to 30 March 2017 | 16 March, 6pm
Eddie Chandler Gallery, Dublin Camera Club, 10 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Silk Road Photo Exhibition returns to Dublin in its 3rd edition.

The Silk Road Photo Exhibition is an exposure opportunity for Irish and Irish based photographers who traveled and photo-documented along the Silk Road countries in our modern times, and strongly believes in contributing to the art of photography in Ireland and a space that allows for showcasing work and conversation between professionals, amateurs, students and photography enthusiasts. Curated by Fares Fares.