Category Archives : Leinster – Dublin

‘Setup, a device’ | NCAD Students at Mill Street, Dublin 8

ncadSetup, a device
28th – 30th March | Opening: 27th March at 6pm
Mill Street, Dublin 8
Opening hours: 12pm – 6pm

Setup, a device is an exhibition which presents the emerging practices of six forthcoming graduates of the National College of Art and Design, engaged in ongoing reciprocal research.

The construction of a framework is a setup, a device which must first be established in order for it to be undermined. Here we encounter a ruse, a gesture, an inquiry, a paradox, an axiom, a farce. These devices compete and contend in a voluminous site, staging their interrogation or subversion of subjects such as politics, theatre and identity.

Setup, a device takes place on Mill street, Dublin 8, from March 27th to 30th.

Artists include Renèe Helèna Browne, Avril Corroon, Kerry Guinan, Tara McKeon, Saoirse Wall and Eimear Walshe.

‘The “Clayroom” Project’ | Group Exhibition at MART

The “Clayroom” Project
24th – 29th March | Opening: 24th March at 6.30pm
The MART 190a Rathmines Rd. Lwr., Rathmines, Dublin 6
Opening hours: 1pm – 6pm, Mon – Fri

The “Clayroom” Project are a group of 6 artists based in The School of Art, Design and Print, D.I.T., Portland Row. The exhibition will include painting, mixed media, installation and drawing.

Artists: Chandrika Burke, Amy Farrell, Marc Guinen, Kevin Lindsay, Vaida Varnagiene, Jennifer Wood

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‘For the Birds’ | Ephemeral Event by James Ó hAodha at the LAB

for-the-birds22nd March 11am – 3pm at the LAB
The Lab, Foley St., Dublin 1

A newly commissioned ephemeral event by James Ó hAodha (IE), featuring a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.

As part of the exhibition, Tonight, you can call me Trish, curated by RGKSKSRG, artist James Ó hAodha has been commissioned to devise an encounter with a specific community of interest. His work For the Birds is a one-off event; a series of idiosyncratic exhibition tours, which takes place in the gallery over a single day – the final day of Trish. Teasing out notions of what constitutes ‘audience’ and ‘exhibition’, the artist plays with the presence of three hand-picked exotic birds – a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.

The birds will simultaneously occupy the gallery both as viewer and live performer, activating, intervening and, in moments, becoming complicit with the language of display, aesthetics, and the mediation of contemporary visual art. Exhibition tours will run every 40 minutes, from 11am until 3pm, each lasting 15 minutes.

Admission free, no booking required. Please note, due to the nature of this event, these timings are prone to change, and also, in moments, there may be limited access in the gallery.

‘For the Birds’ forms one of the artworks within the group exhibition Tonight, you can call me Trish, curated by RGKSKSRG at The LAB Gallery, and running until 22 March 2014. The exhibition also plays host to work by Alan Butler (IE), Mark Durkan (IE), Oliver Laric (AT), Rachel Maclean (UK), Eilis McDonald (IE), Brenna Murphy (US), Mary-Jo Gilligan (IE), Pilvi Takala (FI).

Stephen Dunne at Pallas Projects/Studios

stephen-dunneSubliminal Anarchy
20th – 29th March | Opening reception – Thursday 20th March, 6pm – 8pm
Pallas Project/Studios. 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8

The exhibition operates across the registers of painting drawing, moving image and the investigation of speculative and theoretical fictions.

The oil works are made from a playful approach at image making, beginning with blots and random chaotic marks, ruptures in the blank canvas allow a generative space to emerge.Within this space the paint is manipulated into suggestions of various forms. I am interested in the uncontrollable nature of images and in channelling their frenetic energy to create new hybrids. Much in the same way we seek pattern recognition within the chaotic, these paintings come into being through a process of gradual mutation. A world ofphantasms occupying and transmitting from the state of dream, the strangeness of being, of dissolved time and energy trapped in paint.

The works on paper are produced with ink or water based media in series, rapidly painted then extensively edited later, the goal is to produce a kind of balance between something spontaneous and something new, a kind of decompressed moment drawn from the vast store of information contained in the mind. With these works my aim is to transmit thoughts directly onto paper as immediately as possible, ideally to describe a kind of savage economy of hieroglyphics. The ink blots, stains and random marks are used to generate a universe of delirious narrativity, to depict strange monsters, manifestations from the collective unconscious, crystallised enunciations and progressive mutant subjectivities.


oko_web21st March at 8pm
BLOCK T, 1 – 6 Haymarket, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

BLOCK T are delighted and excited to welcome back our old friends OKO to our new Common Room venue for the launch of their new album ‘I LOVE YOU COMPUTER MOUNTAIN’.

Support comes from DEVIANT and IAN McDONNELL (EOMAC / LAKKER)

Tickets are €10.

LPs and CDs will be available on the night.

For more information, please visit:

National Media College MA Graduate Exhibition

21st – 28th March | Opening: 20th March at 6pm
National Media College, 13 Harcourt St., Dublin 2
Viewing by appointment.

National Media College is proud to present the thesis exhibition of our brand new MA programme.

Each graduate offers their unique commentary on the contemporary nature of visual art.

Participating artists: Andrea Flanagan, John Daly, Pamela Flynn, Abigail Denniston, Ryan Devereux, John Lalor, MoonHyoung Choi, Yan Yan Liu.

This is also the launch of our exhibition space, Studio 13

For more details:

St. Patrick’s Dublin Festival Exhibition at Gallery @ No. Six

irish-paintings13th – 22nd March 2014
Gallery @ No. Six, 6 Anne Street South, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11.30 am – 5.30 pm.

See Dublin’s cityscapes, its people and places, coastal scenes and portraits of figures from music and literature by:
Suzanne Brady, Dermot Canavan, Tom Cullen, Fergal Flanagan, Paul Kavanagh, Margaret Kent, James Mongey, John McCann, Caoimhghin O’Croidheain, Peter Price and Niamh Slack.

Cards by: Anne Walshe from her original paintings.

ADW at Filmbase

Paint Rainbows All-Over Your BluesCUT IT OUT
Opening reception, with thanks to Offset and Tiger Beer, on March 20th 2014, at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin  from 6-11 pm with music and interviews from Radiomade.

One of Ireland’s most established street artists, ADW, returns with a new major solo exhibition “Cut It Out” this March in Filmbase, Dublin. The exhibition, representing hundreds of hours of meticulous work and fine detail includes lithoprints, screen-prints, assemblages and installations by ADW.

This exhibition sees an engaging and exciting mix of old and new work from Ireland’s boldest street artist who has continually pushed the boundaries of stencil craft to new levels. A culture clash of somewhat surreal art, his work begs the public to question the status quo, especially relating to the social structures and political forces that we live under.

ADW combines all that he knows from his street-art and digital design background to create works of art that accurately depict his perspective of the world around him, his work is a comment on society, inviting the public to engage and react. Inspired by the world around him. The end result is an exhibition of layered narratives and installations that pushes the boundary between traditional and contemporary visual art.

Please join us for the opening reception of “Cut It Up” with thanks to Offset and Tiger Beer featuring on March 20th 2014, at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin  from 6-11 pm with music and interviews from Radiomade 

This exhibit runs through till Sunday, March 23rd 2014 and admission is free. For more information please visit the event page or the ADW website 

‘Bill Murray: Chasing the white whale’ | OFFSET Exhibition at The Library Project

bill-murray-1Bill Murray: Chasing the white whale.
7pm Thursday 20 March 2014
 Free entry.
The Library Project, 
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

On the 20th of March, join Hunt & Gather in the curious adventure of trying to catch the white whale of Hollywood..…Bill Murray!

In conjunction with OFFSET 2014 we wanted to try and capture the man with no manager, who has only a hotline number to contact him (which we still can’t find) in an evening where we can tip our hats to the gentleman himself.