Category: Leinster – Dublin

Blueprint For A Storm | Russel Mills at NCAD Gallery

Russel-mills7 to 29 April

The NCAD Gallery is pleased to present, Blueprint For A Storm a solo exhibition of works by Russell Mills. Painter, designer, musician, stage designer and creator of complex multimedia installations.

Mills is perhaps best known for his distinctly personal and richly textured album covers for Brian Eno, Nine Inch Nails, David Sylvian, Michael Nyman and Peter Gabriel, among many others, and influential book covers for the likes of Samuel Beckett, Milan Kundera, Ian McEwan and Jayne Anne Phillips. He has also produced work for Amnesty International, the British Council, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Friends of the Earth and Oporto Expo 2000.

Inspired and informed by ideas of contingency, indeterminacy, control and surrender, his interdisciplinary approach has led him to create films, stage visuals and lighting for some of the most innovative contemporary performers of recent decades, including Harold Budd, Siobhan Davies, Sidsel Endressen, Brian Eno, Jan Garbarek, Jon Hassell, the Hilliard Ensemble, The Necks, Nils Petter Molvaer, Arvo Part, Terry Riley, John Surman, David Sylvian and Wire. He has also produced generative lighting and film for the Festival of Visual Music in Lanzarote, the Brighton Festival and the Punkt Festival in Norway.

The exhibition Blueprint For A Storm at the NCAD Gallery brings together a selection of Mills work including: a compilation of multimedia installations and interventions, extracts from selected film works and stage visuals and lighting, his painting, music compositions and design.

Blueprint For A Storm will coincide with the Offset conference for design and creative industries scheduled on the 8th,9th and 10th of April 2016 in Dublin. Russell Mills is scheduled to speak at the Offset Conference on Saturday 9th April 2016, at 1pm – tickets are available:

NCAD Gallery, The National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin
T: +353 (0)1 636 4390

Hissen Performance at LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire

dlr-lexiconThursday 28 April from 7pm

‘Circadian’ by Ben Readman, is made up of a collection of intimate two-dimensional works on traditionally prepared wooden panels or linen. Readman employs a number of traditional techniques and natural materials such as, silver, graphite, pigments and handmade paints.

Hissen will make a musical response to the exhibition on Thursday the 28th of April. Hissen is an experimental and improvisational sound/music group based in Dublin. Formed by a core group of six visual artists Hissen is a vehicle for collaborative investigation into sound as medium. Instruments used vary from computer – aided software to found objects, voice and conventional instruments.

The event is free and can be booked via Eventbrite:

Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
E:, T: (01) 236 2759

Young II | Group Show at SO Fine Art

Eileen-OSullivanYoung II
24 March to 5 May

Artists include: Ailbhe Barrett, Magda Bethani, Cathy Burke, Aaron Burns, Cathy Cannon, Sophie Carroll-Hunt, Neil Dunne, James Earley, Melissa Ellis, Kevin Killen, Allan Kinsella, Stephen Lau, Richard Lawlor, Sabina MacMahon, Peter Martin, Jamie Murphy, Liam Murphy, Sasha McVey, Ciara O’Brien, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, David O’Kane, Etaoin O’Reilly, Eileen O’Sullivan, Yestin Reboul, Aoife Scott, Julie Scott, Aaron Smyth, Evelina Wojtowicz.

Following the success of our 2014 exhibition ‘Young’, SO Fine Art Editions is pleased to announce the next installment ‘Young II’. This multidisciplinary exhibition will feature printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, bookmaking and applied arts by an exciting group of young visual artists emerging into Ireland’s ever diversifying art scene. These artists are the best on the scene in their particular mediums with many having received awards and recognition for their work. They are pushing boundaries, exploring fresh concepts and challenging perceptions in order to generate conversations and engage audiences.

SO Fine Art Editions, 10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 4721050
M: 087 2549884

An Introduction to Work and Energy | Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Sven-andersonOpening Event, 14 April, 6pm to 8pm

New works for Continuous Drift by Gerard Byrne (IE), Josefin Lindebrink (SE), Francisco Lopez (ES), Haroon Mirza (UK), Arnont Nongyao (TH), and Minoru Sato (JP).

Curated by Sven Anderson

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Continuous Drift is a public sound installation by Sven Anderson in which anyone can use their phone to control different compositions that play back from eight loudspeakers integrated into the retractable umbrellas covering Meeting House Square. Launched in July 2015 with contributions from 21 Irish and international artists and collectives, Continuous Drift is expanding in 2016 to include newly commissioned works.

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar Dublin
Free / Open to the public

Arise and Go | Rachel Rothwell at Inspire Galerie

Rachel-rothwell8 to 21 April
Opening Reception Friday 8 April, 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition will be opened by Noelle Campbell-Sharpe.

‘Arise and Go’ is a series of illustrations that explore the notion of ‘home’ as it changes. The illustrations stem from personal experiences, as well as discussions with other emigrants. The title comes from the well-known W.B. Yeats poem ‘Inisfree’.

Join us at the gallery this Friday evening for the launch and the exhibition will continue its run until April 21st. Daily veiwings Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and by appointment please contact the gallery .

Inspire Galerie, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Moment of Surrender | John Lalor at Pallas Projects

john-lawlor8 to 23 April
Preview Friday 8 April, 6 to 8pm

Pallas Projects is pleased to present a new series of paintings by Paris-based artist John Lalor. These paintings, all on canvas format 26 x 30cm, depict images which conjure up an atmosphere of Lalor’s future film project of the same name. MOMENT OF SURRENDER (the film), describes how a young father is brought to the point where he is about to abandon his two young children to the state. The Irish state 2016. Filming that moment through austerity.

‘I am an artist using painting which is a difficult medium to wrestle with to try and raise money to make films.’

MOMENT OF SURRENDER (the paintings) are for the artist a way of staying creative, through the process of everyday painting. This process is an important aspect of Lalor’s practice, which was in hiatus during his preceding all consuming film project INCIDENT URBAIN, and has returned injecting a new lease of life into Lalor’s daily work and approach to film-making. As such the paintings become important in creating a general atmosphere visualising a post-tiger Dublin in which the film will be anchored.

‘I have used photographs here, which are then transferred, a method of painting which I have tried to master these last 15 years. In this sense conceptually as Jean-Luc Godard would say, I use the photograph transferred as the documentary, then with the act of painting and its history, I go to work as an artist creating fiction.’

In Conversation with Gerard Byrne
Friday 8 April, 6pm
The two artists shooting the breeze, John as an artist coming from painting and making that journey into film-making cinema and Gerard making his journey from photography into film-making. The trials and errors and suffering combined with the magic of working with other people to try and create something greater than the sum of its parts…

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8, Ireland

A Fine Line | Group Exhibition at Green On Red Gallery

bridget-reily8 April to 13 May
Opening Reception : Thursday, 7 April, 6 to 8pm

Bridget Riley, Fergus Martin, Caroline McCarthy, Damien Flood, Mark Joyce, Aoife Shanahan.

A Fine Line is a group exhibition of mostly new works by gallery artists and a first time Green On Red exhibitor. The exhibition brings together works that can be seen to teeter on the edge, the artists’ use of finely judged line or linear elements can, on its own, create a charge or an impulse. It is promising to be a show with moments of elegant and finely wrought ideas and one with instances of extremes in opposition, if not on the edge of collapse.

For further information please contact Jerome O Drisceoil
T: +353 87 2454282
Green On Red Gallery, Park Lane, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1

Vestige | Ursula Burke at Oonagh Young Gallery

Ursula-Burke9 April to 13 May
Preview: 8 April, 6 to 8pm

Commissioned in response to the commemorations of the 1916 Rising, Vestige takes an oblique look at idealisation and romanticisation through representational tropes that are central to Baroque portrait sculpture.

Each imperial dynasty, particularly in Roman history, sought to emphasise certain aspects of representation in an effort to legitimise their authority through this form of portraiture. With her work made using Parian porcelain, famed for emulating Parian marble which was the substance used for carving many of the Greek and Roman sculptures from antiquity, Burke makes direct reference to the classical which enables her to make a conceptual bridge between idealised versions of society and the reality of continually suspended versions of the ideal within a post-colonial society.

Burke captures the physiognomic particularities of her subjects and imbues her portrait sculptures with a potent discomfort. The vividness of these nameless faces of bruised and injured men and women challenge ascribed notions of this genre and historical authenticity. Rather than enshrine the heroic or powerful, Burke captures the darker side of revolution and conflict and formalises the violence with the figures caught at a moment in time, forever injured and never to be healed.

Based in Northern Ireland, a region consistently working towards peace, Burke explores the ever-changing schism between idealised forms of civil society and reality in a post-conflict society, continuing a theme at the heart of much of her work.

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

In Its Reflection | Tom Climent at Solomon Fine Art

Tom-Climent8 April to 30 April 2016
The show will be opened by Mike Murphy, broadcaster at the private view on Thursday 7 April, 6pm.

Tom Climent’s work focuses on the creation of structured spaces while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation. Architectural forms are layered like scaffolding and come to rest within calm spatial environments, giving a solidity and monumentality to each painting which often belies their modest dimensions.

Climent’s work process is largely intuitive; the act of painting for him begins a process of discovering unintended connections and relationships, of searching for reason and meaning in the unique situation that emerges. Traces of memories and feelings accumulate and overlap on the canvas as he continues his exploration of the richly rewarding interplay between the subconscious emotional world and the physical process of painting.

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

Imitation of Life | Amie Siegel at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios

Amie-SiegelExhibition extended.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are delighted to announce that Imitation of Life by Amie Siegel will be open to the public for an extra week. The exhibition, guest curated by Megs Morley, will now close on Saturday 9 April 2016.

This exhibition brings together two of Siegel’s most recent film works The Architects (2014, Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of Office US) and Quarry (2015). Both films delve into the world of architectural construction and luxury real estate to expose uncanny relationships between art, labour and value.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: +353 (0)1 671 0073

eminent domain | Gillian Lawler at Molesworth Gallery

Gillian-lawler7 to 30 April
Opening April 7, 5.30-7.30pm

The Molesworth Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of recent work by Gillian Lawler, opening on April 7th. The work forms part of Gillian Lawler’s ongoing investigation into the abandoned town of Centralia in the US state of Pennsylvania. The town began to burn deep under its foundations in the 1960s when a seam of coal was accidentally set alight. The coal seam burned so fiercely that sinkholes appeared on the surface and noxious gases began to spew out through cracks in the town’s streets. Finally abandoned by all bar a couple of inhabitants in the 1980s, the fires still burn beneath the town to this day.

Catherine Marshall, has written of Lawler’s work that it is pervaded by unease. “It hangs like microscopic atoms of pollution in the air, lingers around multiple ‘blind’ windows, seeks to find a foothold under the high rises, only to collapse into the hollow grid-like like spaces that should be their foundations, and attempts to settle on ground that is subtly curved, billowing or cratered.”

The Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
T: + 353 1 679 1548

Dublin Paintings | Patricia Burns at Taylor Galleries

Patricia-burns1 to 23 April

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present ‘Dublin Paintings’, an exhibition of recent work by Patricia Burns. This new body of work is essentially about childhood and a life-long association with a place that ended with the recent dismantling and selling of the artist’s family home of some forty years. Painted from memory, almost conjured up from fragments in Burns’ mind, the pictures settle on particular times in a day, in a season and in a place. All the paintings depict scenes viewed from the artist’s childhood home itself, the garden and the handful of surrounding roads that contain decades of memory.

Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 6766055

Voices of the Irish Landscape | Eamon Regan at Sol Art

Eamon-regan15 to 21 April
Opening Friday 15 April, 6pm.

Dublin artist, Eamon Regan showcases a new collection of his architectural paintings in his second solo exhibition at The Athena Room at Sol Art in April.

Voices of the Irish Landscape 2016 deals with the visual interpretation of the Irish landscape both urban and rural. Eamon uses the strong sense of place inherent in many parts of this landscape. He also explores the emotional response and sense of memory to places familiar to him growing up in Dublin and also locations in the West of Ireland, specifically North Mayo. This brings a strong emotional and spiritual dimension to his practice.

Curated by Tony Strickland

The Athena Room, Sol Art Gallery, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Through the Undergrowth | Michael Boran at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

The-Wonderful-Barn-reduced-size8 to 30 April 2016 | Opening: 7 April, 6pm
Kevin Kavanagh, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8

Kevin Kavanagh presents ‘Through the Undergrowth’, an exhibition of recent photographs by Michael Boran. ‘Through the Undergrowth’ is comprised of photographs that relate to each other tangentially, their intention is ambiguous. Boran pictures towers, pylons, masts, plant stalks and monuments from a Piranesian vantage point that places the viewer far below the pictorial object. The desire to ascend is a prevalent motif in this recent body of work in which Boran represents the urge or instinct to reach upward, to peak, to seek out the most prominent positions. In the pursuit of specific images and the production of a vast personal archive, Boran examines the manner in which photographs are created and understood, through the undergrowth of the garden to the heights of telegraph poles we can observe a multitude of connections and affinities.

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Precarity | Video Installation by Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Gamaker, ATRL, Dublin 2

precarity-41pm 8 April to 4pm 10 April 2016
ATRL – Arts Technology Research Laboratory, Pearse St, Dublin 2

Precarity is a video installation by internationally known cultural theorist, critic, and video artist Mieke Bal & video artist Michelle Williams Gamaker, it will be presented at the Arts Technology Research Lab. Precarity focuses on the precarious economic situation. The five-screen installation puts forward different contexts of precarity in today’s global society. Everything, from health to relationships to labour rights and human rights as well as economic survival is precarious. The installation attempts to bind these areas together in their audio-visibility.

Tickets are free and available on Eventbrite |

Death’s Husband | Cristina del Moral Aladro at Instituto Cervantes, Dublin 2

42294_I_esposodelamuerte2808 April to 21 May | Opening: 7 April, 6pm
Instituto Cervantes – Exhibition Room, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

Instituto Cervantes will exhibit ‘Death’s Husband’ by Cristina del Moral Aladro. The exhibition features hand-printed linocut illustrations in monochrome, the illustrated short story is set in medieval times set in the horror of the Black Death. The original story was written in Spanish by J. M. Pumarega and has been translated into English, Irish, Catalan, Galician and Basque. The languages are displayed in a layout echoing the Rosetta stone, highlighting the importance of linguistic diversity. The Illuminated Manuscripts were a source of inspiration. |


Window to Eden | Kate Cunningham at Raheny Library, Dublin

flyer_kate125 March to 26 April 2016
Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin

Textile Paintings by Raheny artist Kate Cunningham. Cunningham’s textile paintings breath new life into found objects and focus on the potential of idle urban rubble. Through collecting and re-imagining discarded artefacts Cunningham highlights the elegance in everyday, unremarkable junk. Cunningham’s work layers silhouettes of abundance, of objects deemed functionless and unwanted.
Window to Eden is a community based art project running two exhibition windows in Raheny, Dublin 5. |


Impressions Left | Ciara Harrison at Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin 6

impressions-left-image1 April to 9 April 2016 | Opening: 31 March , 7pm
Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6

‘Impressions Left’ by Ciara Harrison. With up to twenty exhibits on paper and fabric, Harrison takes inspiration from the archaeological collections of the National Museum of Ireland, imagining the geometric patterns of the bronze and gold collection as a primitive language, an intentional mark or impression left on the material. The show will be opened by Irish writer Sue Rainsford. Individual pieces will be for sale with prices ranging from 250e to 850e.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
T: (01) 547 7775 |

Eloquent Proof | Roseanne Lynch at NAG Gallery

Roseanne Lynch3 March to 4 April

The title ‘ Eloquent Proof ‘ is a play on the term ‘ elegant proof ’ used in a 2015 dialogue between Roseanne Lynch and a research mathematician. From this Roseanne saw the resemblance between how a mathematician and an artist describe their research practices, both driven by curiosity to find outcomes. The term ‘ elegant proof ’ describes a novel and refined resolving of an exact mathematical problem, while her play on words allows something searching, uncertain and communicative.

Roseanne’s photographical architectural studies made in early 20th century French modernist houses, including Eileen Gray’s E 1027, are an exploration of her experience of designed space, rather than an account of the various sites. She approaches her work with the question “ What could a photograph that I make here do? ”, whereas a mathematician looks for a one true unyielding outcome. The artist rather brings the viewer into a photographic enquiry of space and time, and presents a question with her photographic evidence of her bodily engagement with place.

NAG Gallery, Basement, 59 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Eye Has To Travel | Andrey Demin at Gallery Zozimus

Andrey-dremin25 March to 10 April
Opening 24 March at 6pm

A solo exhibition of oil and pastel landscape paintings from seven different countries painted by Russian artist Andrey Demin.

This exhibition will be officially opened by Mr. Maxim A. Peshkov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland.

Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis St Dublin 8
T: 01 4539057