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MECHANISM | Andrew Kearney at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

27 October to 9 December 2017

Mechanism is a solo exhibition by Andrew Kearney. Devised as an ambitious group of installations that redefine our experience of The Dock galleries.

Andrew Kearney creates installations using sculpture, light, photography, sound, and technology usually in response to specific sites, spaces or events. Mechanism is a body of work that continues Kearneys exploration of the layered history of buildings.The installations become detailed investigations of the spaces for which they are made.

For Mechanism this is achieved by a group of interrelated large-scale installations that use industrial materials to integrate the architecture of the early nineteenth-century courthouse with that of the contemporary art centre; meanwhile a range of electronic devices links the life of the town with that of the interior space of the gallery.

Artist Talk and exhibition preview
Friday 27th October 6pm
Andrew Kearney in discussion with Dr.John Logan, Architect and Sarah Searson Director of The Dock

Exhibition continues until 9th December, 2017

Image: Courtesy the artist & Central Cultural Irlandais.

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie


The Moon Belongs to Everyone | Maeve Clancy at Galway Arts Centre

16 to 29 October 2017

The Moon Belongs to Everyone is an immersive installation that looks at journeys of child migrants and how to feel safe and ‘at home’ while moving through unknown spaces to a new home.

Artist Maeve Clancy uses the creation of temporary spaces beautifully made with paper to explore self-identity and a sense of self in children within the current landscape of the mass movement of people across the world. This show uses the simple notion of the universality of the night sky to examine the rights of the child, the moon being a symbol of unity in a world that is complex, complicated and often incredibly cruel. Can unity be found without the stripping away of one’s identity or difference?

This exhibition contains two environments: a space to be explored and which takes the visitor on a journey. The audience will discover hints of identities, people who have passed through and scraps of story. Then the audience’s journey is stopped. Not over, but halted. They can go no further and must sit and wait. Beautiful paper huts give them a place to shelter while they wait. Inside they can sit and read stories in image and words of other children who have left one home to find another elsewhere. Some in search of a better life, others to find a place of refuge.

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Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Find Your Gods | ShelkyBean at Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo

14 September to 28 October 2017

Exhibition of digital illustrations by Kiltimagh based artist, ShelkyBean. Modern day gods take many forms; actors, musicians, artists, political figures. They are necessary to navigate through the world which is “dark and full of terrors”. ShelkyBean has created portraits based on her own collection of gods, tenderly arranging them in dream landscapes, existing somewhere between fan and allegorical art. They are an attempt to question many issues, while also keeping in mind, these individuals we raise to god-like status, are fallible human beings too.

Supported by Mayo County Council

Admission free and all are welcome.

Ballina Arts Centre
Ballina, Co. Mayo
T: 096 73593
E: ballinaartscentre@eircom.net
W: ballinaartscentre.com


Human Chain: Contemporary Dutch Drawing | Group Exhibition at Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo

7 September to 28 October 2017

Human Chain: Dutch Contemporary Drawings is an exhibition of drawings and works on paper by seven Dutch artists who at one point have been resident artists at the Ballinaglen Arts Foundation.

Selected by Arno Kramer, the artists in the exhibition are: Arno Kramer, Hanneke Francken, Caren van Herwaarden, Anita Groener, Tjibbe Hooghiemstra, Erik Mattijssen and Jacobien de Rooij.

The presentation of Human Chain will show that there is a huge variety in content, technique and size in the drawings of these seven Dutch artists.

Admission free and all are welcome.

Ballina Arts Centre
Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo
T: 096 73593
E: info@ballinaartscentre.com
W: ballinaartscentre.com


Connections | Group Exhibition at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

5 October to 2 December 2017

Sophie Aghajanian, James Allen and Neisha Allen

Sophie Aghajanian

I feel that Marie Heaney’s statement, in an exhibition catalogue, best describes my work when she wrote… “This artist suggests rather than states, preferring lateral vision to the direct gaze….the tension between light and dark has been a constant in Sophie Aghajanian’s work from the beginning. She’s fascinated by light and its ramifying effects….she talks with equal enthusiasm about the importance of shadows and how she finds them almost more alive than the actual objects. In her work the relationship between light and dark is ambiguous, the balance between them delicately poised and dangerous.”

James Allen

The two main themes that currently dominate my recent work, and which will be reflected in this exhibition, are the sea, with its ever changing moods, colours and tensions and figures in landscapes – reconstructions of those echoes of lost moments of time found in the shadows of old memories

Neisha Allen

My work is based on memories and observations. I use found objects In my work, sometimes those that trigger memory. Although my work comes from inner vision as well as external observation, I focus on detail to achieve an air of heightened reality. I also use images of buildings and people, juxtaposing the two to add further meaning.

Hamilton Gallery
4 Castle St, Sligo
T: +353 71 91 43686
E: info@hamiltongallery.ie
W: hamiltongallery.ie


Art in a Box | Group Exhibition at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

5 October to 2 December 2017

Art in a Box delivers a fascinating insights into how unique and varied artistic voices overcome, embrace and respond to the set of common constraints imposed by the format of a 35cm  x 42cm box.

The diverse talents contributing are Bernadette Cotter, Tom Fitzgerald, Marie Foley, Graham Gingles, Cléa van der Grijn, Alice Maher, Zoë Murdoch, Eilis O’Connell, Mavis Thomson and Vanya Lambrecht Ward.

Hamilton Gallery
4 Castle St, Sligo
T: +353 71 91 43686
E: info@hamiltongallery.ie
W: hamiltongallery.ie


Tír Sáile | Symposium at Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Mayo

13 to 14 October 2017

Tír Sáile Symposium at Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co. Mayo will take place over 2 days. The Symposium willl include presentations and conversations from the commissioned artists, Joanna Hopkins, Gareth Kennedy, Noah Rose and Selma Makela, together with a talk by Dorothy Cross on the 13th Oct and a tour of some of the original Tír Sáile sites on 14th Oct. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book a place email Sally O’Leary at publicart@mayococi.ie before 22 Sept.

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Áras Inis Gluaire
Chruch St
Belmullet
Co. Mayo
T: (097) 81079
E: info@arasinisgluaire.ie
W: arasinisgluaire.ie


Ceramic Stories | Ciara McCormac at The Leitrim Design House

29 September to 31 October

The Leitrim Design House are delighted to present an exhibition of ceramic paintings by artist Ciara McCormac on ART WALL.

Ciara who is based in Cootehall, County Roscommon trained as a potter and recently completed a BA in Fine Art (painting) from Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology. For Ciara, it has been a natural process to experiment using glazes as paints and clay as a canvas – “This collection is inspired by the concept of ‘HOME’ and the memories that float into my head from time to time of the many places that have been home to me. Each image is a snippit of a memory, maybe half remembered, or maybe as clear as if it was only yesterday. Images often trigger memories. A scrap of fabric, a lino pattern, an old dress or a piece of furniture can suddenly sweep you back in time. Objects are often associated with people or events, evoking a sense of belonging and home”. This exhibition will be on view until November 6th and Ciara’s one off ceramic paintings will also be on sale on our online shop.

The Leitrim Design House
Carrick- on- Shannon,
Co Leitrim
T: +353 71 965 0550
E: info@leitrimdesignhouse.ie
W: leitrimdesignhouse.ie


emergence | Margaret Corcoran at Claremorris Gallery

30 September to 14 October

A solo show, emergence by Margaret Corcoran. We see the past in terms of the representational strategies used to describe it. This idea has been integral to the rationale of Margaret Corcoran’s work. Her paintings have revisited historical eras with the aim of illuminating the world views implicit in the images and the ways they were constructed, generally with particular regard to the role of women of looking, seeing and making.Her engagement has been broadly critical and analytical.

Claremorris Gallery
Mount Street,
Claremorris,
County Mayo.
T: (087) 791 2337
E: info@claremorrisgallery.com
W: claremorrisgallery.com


Pausing at a Crossroad | Veronica Bolay at Custom House Gallery, Westport

28 September to 29 October

Exhibition will include documentary film: ‘Become Invisible’, Director; Edward Costello. Told through the unique voices of Ger Reidy ( poet, writer) and Veronica Bolay. (painter) ‘Become Invisible’ explores the seductive and dramatic nature of Mayo when rural isolation and artistic pressure collide.

Veroncia Bolay was born in Hamburg, Germany. She moved to Dublin,Ireland in 1971. She has lived near Westport since 1996. Veronica is a member of Aosdana, Royal Hibernian Academy and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Linenhall Arts Centre.

The Custom House Gallery and Studios
The Quay,
Westport,
Co. Mayo
T: +353 (0)98 28735
E: info@customhousestudios.ie
W: customhousestudios.ie


Yell | Martina Faherty at The Custom House Gallery, Westport

28 September to 29 October

Custom House Studios at Westport Quay are please to host an exhibition of paintings and prints by Martina Faherty entitled Yell.

Martina Faherty from Castlebar studied in GMIT Galway. She has exhibited in various group shows in the West of Ireland including with Galway printmakers and Lorg printmakers.

The Custom House Gallery and Studios
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo,

T: +353 (0)98 28735

E: info@customhousestudios.ie

W: customhousestudios.ie


Departures | Djeribi and Jessica Kelly at At The Station, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

23 to 27 September 2017

Departures is a joint exhibition by Djeribi and Jessica Kelly. It features installation, neon, audio-visual and mixed-media work inside and on the grounds of a 19th-century railway station in Mohill, an old market town in the rural north-west. Exploring the concept of departure in an expanded sense, the artists have responded to the defunct station as both context and catalyst for new work.

With no trains, tracks, passengers or destinations, the station becomes a site for speculation and flights of fancy, a starting point for reflection on the nature of travel, longing, journeying and change.

This exhibition is the first in a series of events taking place at the site until December 2017. Djeribi and Kelly have collaborated to put together a lively programme of screenings, talks and a salon, culminating in a site-specific exhibition. This initiative is supported by Leitrim County Council and Creative Ireland.

At The Station
The Old Station, Station Road, Mohill
T: +353 86 877 6204
W: atthestation.net
E: meetme@thestation.net


Seas and Scenes of Dublin Bay | Lorraine Fenlon at Red Stables Market, Dublin

22 September to 24 September 2017

Artist Lorraine Fenlon returns to her roots to showcase a collection of well-loved local scenes.

Born in Clontarf, Dublin in 63′ and following 14 years living in the Isle of Man, Lorraine is now based in Carlow where she has built up her profession as an Artist & tutor. This will be her 15th solo show.

She paints in Oils, Acrylics and Gold Leaf in a Contemporary style holding on to a sense of realism with a modern twist using layers of paint, textures and vibrant colours and zooming in on subjects to show the beauty of detail not accessible or capturing glimpses of roadside views. This exhibition will showcase her large Dublin Lighthouse works plus several Seascapes and Landscapes and her collectable New Genuine Gold Leaf works of familiar buildings and locations.

Free Admission – All Welcome

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Red Stables Market
St Annes Park, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3
T: (01) 222 7841


Screening: ‘Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey’ | Directed by Lelia Doolan at KAVA, Kinvara

30 September 2017

KAVA are pleased to announce the forthcoming screening of ‘Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey’ a documentary about the life’s work and ideas of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey. The director, Lelia Doolan, will be present.

Duration: 1 hour 30min. Admission: €7, KAVA members €5. Further information: 087 6972226.

KAVA – Kinvara Area Visual Arts
The Old Courthouse, Kinvara
Co. Galway
Ireland

 

E: kava@kinvara.com
W: kava.ie


Hats in the Belfry | Group Exhibition at Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

28 September to 27 October 2017

Burren College of Art is delighted to host Hats InThe Belfry, an exhibition of three emerging London-based artists. Hats In The Belfty chronicles the Guinness-fuelled journey of three young painters through the eerie landscapes of The Burren to the grey streets of Galway. A fabled trip, defined for these young men by three distinct encounters with loneliness, perfectly embodied in an unexpected conversation with a homeless Jazz Mandolin player; the window-displayed-work of an unseen boat painter; and a comedic recurring fictional character, Uncle Monty.

In this exhibition of new work, Anthony Banks, Alex Gibbs and Woody Mellor consider these embodiments of loneliness in the face of their own lonely profession. This trip, and indeed these three characters, become a sort of conduit for the artists’ own indulgence and cry for attention from anyone who will listen.

Burren College of Art maintains an academic partnership with the Royal College of Art in London, including postgraduate studio exchanges. In the Spring of 2016, the College was delighted to host Anthony, Alex and Woody as exchange students and now welcomes them back as exhibiting artists.

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T: +353 (0)657077200
E: Lisa Newman lisa@burrencollege.ie
W: burrencollege.ie


‘The Great Heap’ & ‘Extraction’ | Fiona Kelly and Nollaig Molly at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton

22 September to 12 October 2017

The Great Heap by Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly’s practice encompasses printmaking, drawing and mixed media sculptural installations to explore ideas of disposability, the interim and regeneration. During her residency at LSC Kelly will explore the architectural potential of re-appropriated materials in a state of rejection; waste concrete from demolition sites, recycled glass, cardboard, plywood, bitumen and limestone dust. Kelly will alter these foraged remnants or by-products of the urban landscape to visually narrate what she considers to be modern fables.

Extraction by Nollaig Molloy

(Daub clay, willow, hazel, coal slack, coal dust, manure, crushed fired bricks, cyanotype, paper, sound, words, text)

Extraction is a series of material experiments with a recurrence of daub clay used within each structure, armature and form. In some cases it is the remaining material within each element of the exhibition, imprinted with a ghost or residue of another. The experiments derive from a fascination with material-to-hand and the resourcing, gathering and collecting of the above list of materials from a land of untillable drumlins in S. County Leitrim.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
New Line, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
T: (0)71 9855098
W: leitrimsculpturecentre.ie
E: info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie


Hidden … OUT LOUD | Niamh O’Connor at Solas Art Gallery, Co. Leitrim

29 September to 21 October 2017

This is a body of new work addressing the ‘reformation’ and idea of ‘self’ when diagnosed with hidden/chronic illness. Many of the works shown are hand pulled encaustic monotypes on fine Japanese Kozo papers collaged to panel, some with additional layers of encaustic wax painting.  The layering and mark making, cutting, tearing, folding, attaching, building and over-painting of these final images, all act as metaphor for medical procedures, personal body interference, loss of identity, grief and obstacle…and occasionally pieces that simply laugh in the face of it all.

Niamh O’Connor is a visual artist from North County Dublin living and working in Monaghan. Her work carries the weight of a thousand stories inspired as she is by all about her, including homelessness and housing, health and recovery and very often addressing issues of personal and social history. Niamh has exhibited across Ireland and beyond and her works are held in many private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US.

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Solas Art Gallery
Main St, Cannaboe, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
T: +353 71 964 4210
W: solasart.ie
E: info@solasart.ie


On Stagnation, Standing at the Still Point | Niamh O’Doherty at Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Mayo

22 September to 21 October 2017

The exhibition comprises two contrasting video works, The Perpetual Present (2017) and The Long Still (2014). Both works center on themes of repetition and stagnation: The Perpetual Present reflects on the negative aspects of stillness, while The Long Still 2014 considers the potential in learning to accept and embrace stagnation.

A graduate of Chelsea College with a Masters from NCAD, Niamh O’Doherty has exhibited in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

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Linenhall Arts Centre,
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
T: 094 9023733
E: linenhall@anu.ie
W: thelinenhall.com


Beyond The Black Stump | Shane Finan at Charlestown Arts Centre, Mayo

22 to 23 September 2017

Beyond the Black Stump is a large, live painting that will be created on Friday September 22nd, Culture Night 2017, on one of the walls of Charlestown Arts Centre, Mayo, and then painted over on the following day. The work will feature imagery from the landscape of Charlestown and the rural west/north-west, reflecting ideas of rural depopulation. Audiences and attendees are invited to contribute to the live painting with brushes and materials provided to create personal responses to their own experiences of Charlestown and rural depopulation. The piece will be active throughout the day from 9am-7pm by the artist and any other participants. Audiences are invited to contribute as a community action, to create something from nothing, with knowledge that it will be later destroyed. The idea of creating a landscape together highlights the importance of artistic and social intervention working towards improving a locality, while the subsequent destruction of the artwork is a reflection of the continuous loss of community and identity by an area ravaged with depopulation. This work is meant as a positive reflection on creation, but is created to simultaneously criticise the brain-drain that is continuously devastating the population of rural Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Roscommon, in particular. An artist talk will accompany the piece at 7pm, Friday September 22nd. Refreshments provided.

Shane Finan is a visual artist from Sligo. He has exhibited throughout Ireland and internationally in the USA, China, and throughout Europe. He has completed residencies in Ireland, Iceland, the USA and the UK. He is currently based in Dublin.

shanefinan.org

Charlestown Arts Centre
Ballagh St
Lavy Beg
Charlestown
Co. Mayo
T: 083 822 8279
E: charlestownartscentre@gmail.com
W: charlestown.ie/facility/charlestown-arts-centre/


The Forest | Peter Robinson at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim

6 September to 14 November 2017

An exhibition of oil paintings by artist Peter Robinson, which captures his interest in woodlands, forests and natures every changing light.

Robinson attended Reigate School of Art and Falmouth School of Art; he has exhibited at The University of Warwick, Coventry and The University of Aston, Birmingham, amongst other places. Most of his work is held in private collections in the UK and in Ireland. In 1995 Peter moved to Ireland and in 1997-98 he exhibited paintings with the Boyle Artists Group. He also provided illustrations for the first booklet on the Arigna Miners and Historical Walks. He has returned to painting in his retirement; is currently living and working in County Leitrim making paintings of his immediate surroundings, concentrating particularly on forests and woods. Peter paints in oils on canvas.

peterrobinsonartist.com

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
T:(071) 965 0828
E: info@thedock.ie
W: thedock.ie