Category: Munster

Dystopia | Mick Fortune at The Source Arts Centre Gallery   Recently updated !

3 March to 29 April

This collaboration between the Goma Gallery of Modern Art in Waterford and The Source Arts Centre, Thurles presents the work of Wexford Artist Mick Fortune who uses video, photography and installation to investigate the relationship between individuals and the spaces in which they exist. With reference to pre-narrative cinema, Jungian psychology and Mythology and the unstructured nature of events, the work intends to allude to the presence of the camera as a mere coincidental event in a recurring cycle of decay.

With a strong emphasis on lighting, Fortune enables the figures to merge into their surroundings, as events seem to unfold and a sense of foreboding is heightened. As a result of this the performers exist in a sense of suspended animation, drifting through the space which takes significance above their existence. The show features several new works from 2017 and is curated by Jenna Whelan and Sandra Kelly of Goma.

The Source Arts Centre
Cathedral Street,
County Tipperary
T: +353 504 90204

Asylum Archive | Vukasin Nedeljkovic at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford   Recently updated !

10 February to 8 April 2017  | Opening: 9 February, 7pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre Main Gallery, Waterford

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present Asylum Archive, an exhibition of photography, artefacts and found objects created by visual artist and researcher Vukašin Nedeljković. Asylum Archive is directly concerned with the everyday realities of asylum seekers in Ireland, drawing on Nedeljković’s personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres throughout Ireland.
Nedeljković is a visual artist and PhD student at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice at Dublin Institute of Technology. He initiated the Asylum Archive as a multidisciplinary project to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, civil society activists and immigration lawyers, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource which critically brings forward accounts of sociological/geographical displacement, memory loss, trauma, and violence.

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For These Days | Alan Bourke at The Source, Co. Tipperary

1 to 22 February 2017
The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Alan has a highly distinguishable style, characterised by surreal imagery and intricate detail which leaves the interpretation open to the viewer. This approach means that Alan does not lead the observer to any
particular conclusion, but instead encourages them to find something they identify with, or at least to enjoy the vibrant colours.

The title ‘For These Days’ is inspired by Alan’s journey through the global recession and he hopes that his dynamic work will lend colour to an otherwise ordinary day.

Ray of Light | Gary Kearney at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

10 February to 8 April 2017 | opening 9 February, 7pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present Ray of Light, an exhibition of cityscapes by Gary Kearney. Kearney’s work examines aspects of the city and urban dwelling- its architecture and how the city space is shaped as vast amounts of information are processed and infinitely altered through our obsession with construction and progression. His work presents a stark vision of the urban environment and of modern society, where humans are absent and yet traces of their presence and impact are felt throughout his work.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5.30pm and during evening performances.
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Geological Cake | Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award Exhibition, Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

4 to 24 February 2017 | Opening: 3 February, 6pm
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Geological Cake is a joint exhibition between the Burren College of Art and Gallery 126 featuring work by recipients of the 3rd Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award in September of 2016. The opening reception at BCA will include a talk by geologist, Eamon Doyle, from the Burren Geopark. Featured Artists: 1iing Heaney, Alex Holzinger, Fiona Kelly and Dervla Mulcahy.

Geological Cake, constructs ersatz topographies, monuments, edifices and pseudo-geographies. In a fragmentary era where things, both tangible and technological, are fluid and in flux, the work attempts to document, reproduce and reference the Artist’s direct environs. Utilizing discarded, quarried and invisible technological geographies the four artists visually explore historical, geological, psychological and gadgetry debris to construct ley lines in which to navigate a terrain saturated with stuff. Absorbed in the landscape are layers of anthropic intervention within this ancient gateaux.

Contact: Lisa Newman, E:, T: +353 657077200

First View | W.I.T Students at Garter lane Arts Centre

26 to 29 January
2 February to 5 February

Garter lane Arts Centre, in collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology Department of Creative and Performing Arts is proud to present First View, an exciting visual arts project which offers final year Visual Arts students the experience of installing and exhibiting their own work publicly in a gallery setting.

The concept behind this annual exhibition is to offer students in the final year of their studies the unique opportunity to mount a professional exhibition of their work in the public arena. The students will be exposed to the full process of mounting an exhibition in a professional context. First View is as much a learning environment as it is an exhibition- at this critical juncture in their artistic careers, this project empowers students with the opportunity to learn in a hands-on way about designing promotional materials, working with professional technicians to install their work and promoting their work with local press. They have the chance to build key skills and awareness for success in their artistic careers and develop them in a professional context. For many students, this will be the first time their artwork will be seen publicly so First View presents an exciting glimpse of the emerging talent in Waterford.

First View runs in two phases, with the first group show opening in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday, 26 January at 6.30 pm and continues until Sunday 29. The first exhibition showcases innovative and exciting work in a variety of media by students Anne Tweedy, Thomas Jenkins, Mariana Jarabkova, Kerri-Ann O’ Grady and Clare Scott.

The second group show opens in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday, 2 February at 6.30 pm and continues until Sunday 5 February featuring work by Margaret O’ Neill, Stephanie Harvey, Rory Van Dokkum, Rory Young and Caolain Power.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038

Graduates | Group Show at GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

19 January to 23 February 2017
GOMA Gallery of Modern Art (formerly SOMA) 6 Lombard Street, Waterford City

The Graduates is a exhibition consisting of three artists work: Michael Fortune, Maxine McDaid and Marie Lee. The show is curated by two past Graduates of W.I.T Jenna Whelan and Sandra Kelly. Each of the artists displaying their works has recently received BA in Visual Arts from W.I.T and has made new work for the show.


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Aileen Hamilton, Blawnin Clancy and Kaye Maahs Exhibition Openings at The Courthouse Gallery

20 January to 25 February
Opening Friday 20 January, 8pm

The Courthouse Gallery is delighted to welcome Aileen Hamilton, Blawnin Clancy and Kaye Maahs, who each exhibit new and recent work at the Gallery.

Barcelona-based artist Aileen Hamilton will be installing 3D drawings in the main gallery space, as well as showing new works on paper. The show ‘The surrounding water will instantly fill the void’ refers to the futile attempt to dig a hole in sand that is underwater. The surrounding water will instantly fill the emptied spot.

Also showing in the main gallery, Blawnin Clancy’s ‘On the Horizon’ reflects on the ethereal realm of the mist-shrouded islands and outcroppings off the Irish coast. Islands and headlands are seen as profiles beneath the blanket of the stars and glow of the moon. The islands are tangible but yet remain out of reach, sparking our curiosity to discover the unknown.

Exhibiting in the Red Couch Space, emerging artist Kaye Maahs has been living and working in the Burren since 2003, where the local landscape informs her painting practice. In the words of Seamus Heaney, Maahs aims to ‘Uncode all Landscapes’ through recording and resconstructing the everyday rural surroundings she has experienced in Clare and Co Kerry.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630

Female/Mystic | Olivia Furey and Keith Blake at Source Arts Centre, Tipperary

8 December to 21 January
Meet the artists on 13 January in The Source Gallery from 7.30pm as they talk about their work.

Olivia Furey is a visual artist from Co. Sligo, currently living and working in Limerick city. Olivia is interested in DIY punk aesthetics. Olivia has produced an installation of feminist punk zines that are on display in The Source Arts Centre. The zines are inspired by Olivia’s interest in music, contemporary culture and her own opinions as a feminist. The zines consist of a variety of album cover parodies, as well as writings about several different issues in the contemporary music industry such as commercialisation and creativity control issues. Olivia aims for these zines to encourage DIY ethics and independent thinking for contemporary musicians/artists.

Keith Blake lives and works in Co. Tipperary. Blake’s work in Female/Mystic is a reflection on the word ‘rumination’. In an article titled Rethinking Rumination by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema et al that was featured in Perspectives on Psychological Science it is defined as ‘a mode of responding to distress that involves repetitively and passively focusing on symptoms of distress and on the possible causes and consequences of these symptoms.’ Unfortunately, this leads to inertia as opposed to problem-solving. What interests Blake is how the history of the word suggests a correlation between this method of digestion and a cognitive process and how the former is used to elucidate the latter. Blake’s work is concerned with how the corporeal can be adapted and used metaphorically as a means to describe something that is non-concrete. Blake uses the mediums of photography and painting and is interested in what Caroline Wake Bynum calls the ‘somatic quality’ of female mystics and how the body of the female mystic is interpreted.

The Source Arts Centre
Cathedral Street,
County Tipperary
T: +353 504 90204

Synchronicity: Time is Art Event at LSAD, Limerick

Friday 13 January 2017, 10am to 1.45pm
Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) Clare Street Campus of LIT

Synchronicity Time is Art – presentation, discussion and screening.
You are invited to partake in this intriguing event starting with a presentation by Dr Mathew Mather (LSAD lecturer and Director of the ‘Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy’) on the theme of Synchronicity and the Symbolic Life, followed by a screening of Time is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream.

10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:15 Presentation and discussion
11:15 Tea-break with refreshments
11:45 Film screening
13:15 Discussion
13:45 Closure
€5 payable on the day. Tea, coffee, scones and biscuits included.

This event is to celebrate our understanding of psyche and the arts.
All welcome. Please book a place so we can accommodate you:

Painting The Town Red | Red Kettle Archival Exhibition at Garter Lane

red-kettle0015 to 19 January | Opening Thursday 5 January, 7pm

Explore the unique relationship Red Kettle Theatre Company forged with Waterford through an exhibition of archival artefacts and film in Garter Lane Arts Centre, with support from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Red Kettle Theatre Company was founded in Waterford in 1985 and operated in the city until its closure in 2014. The company’s legacy survives in the extensive archive that was assembled throughout its twenty-nine years in existence and is currently housed in the Luke Wadding Library in WIT. In 2013, Red Kettle and its archive became the doctoral research project of Elizabeth Howard, a performer, director and researcher, originally from Tramore. Elizabeth worked with the archive’s gatekeeper and WIT Librarian, Kieran Cronin, to assemble an exhibition of archival material which reflects and celebrates Red Kettle’s intimate and unique relationship with Waterford.

In addition to printed artefacts such as photographs, letters and posters, the exhibition includes a film which features the recollections of people who were instrumental in Red Kettle’s development. These people are seen as living components of the archive because their memories and experiences of Red Kettle are carried with them as they continue to contribute to the Waterford community.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038

From Edge to Edge 1916 – 2016 | Group Exhibition at glór

aideen-barry-piece-in-glor19 December to 20 January

Curated by Catherine Marshall

The great Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, said of the Irish diaspora that it spread from ‘edge to edge’ all over the world. Nolan had good reason to know, since his own ancestors had fled the Mullaghmore area of Co. Clare in the mid-nineteenth century.

Uniquely in Ireland, Clare is a county with well-defined boundaries, sandwiched between the Shannon and the Atlantic. The exhibition From Edge to Edge 1916 – 2016: 100 years of art from County Clare, will bring together work by artists who have had an important connection with the county and who have engaged with issues of ‘edginess’, its struggles, innovations and identity. The work, selected from national and regional collections, directly from artists’ studios or specially commissioned for this show will look back at some of the history of this remarkable county since Sean Keating painted the Shannon Development Scheme, and Camille Souter learned to fly, defying those very edges, just as the flood waters in Samuel Walsh’s very contemporary work also defies them. Other artists in the show will include Nolan himself and such contemporaries as Aideen Barry, Tom Molloy and Deirdre O’Mahony as well as older artists such as Brian Bourke or deceased artists such as Barrie Cooke and Jean Regan.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a small catalogue with an essay by Samuel Walsh.

Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
T: 065 684 3103

Between Three Worlds | MFA + PhD Winter Exhibition, Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

erskinewrappedininstinctmiddle150dpi-vai-size10 December to 20 January 2016
Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Between Three Worlds features artists: Joan Nanfuka, Sherry Erskine, Tanya De Paor

Artists from Detroit USA, Uganda and Ireland, who are currently MFA and PhD students at Burren Collage of Art, are presenting an exhibition of paintings, lens based media and sculpture at the Burren College of Art gallery this December/January. Joan Nanfuka and Sherry Erskine are in their 2nd year completing their MFA in 2017 and Tanya De Paor is in her first year of a practice based PhD at the College. The three artists have brought together paintings on canvas, photography, sculptural installations and digital video for this show exploring themes of diversity, environment, landscape and identity.

Contact: Lisa Newman, E: , T: +353 (0)65 7077200

Draiocht na Nollag | Christmas Exhibition at Joan Clancy Gallery

joan-clancy10 to 18 December

Draíocht na Nollag will feature exciting new works by Sinead Ní Chionaola, Damaris Lysaght, Andrea Jameson, Emmet Brickley, Ciara Gormley, Noeleen Crossan, Blawnin Clancy, Katarzyna Gajewska and Rayleen Clancy.

Discover a new view of art at this extraordinary gallery overlooking the sea. Enjoy a personal tour from the vivacious owner, Joan Clancy, who is a fantastic storyteller and very welcoming of people to her gallery adjacent to her home. She is delighted to give insights into the artists and their paintings.

Located in Mweelahorna, Ring, between the Cunnigar Beach and Coláiste na Rinne in the unspoilt Co Waterford Gaeltacht in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Joan Clancy Gallery
Mweelahorna, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
T: 086 813 4597

Waxing Lyrical | Group Show during Other Voices Festival, Dingle, Co. Kerry

waxing-lyrical-image1 to 4 December 2016
The Hub, 12, Main Street (next to Adam’s Bar), Dingle, Co. Kerry

Waxing Lyrical is an exhibition of artwork celebrating vinyl taking place during the eir Other Voices Festival in Dingle from the 1st – 4th December 2016. In an age of downloading and streaming we look back with nostalgia to the era of records, independent record shops and all of its connotations. This exhibition examines the collectors and hoarders, hipsters and upcyclers, innovation and interventions. We look at its siblings: graphics, hip-hop culture, street-art, Vjs, Djs and rap.

Featured artists: Catherine Barron, Andrew Duggan, John Flynn, Brian Hegarty, KEMP, John Lambert, Eoin Lee, Kathryn Maguire, Ciara McKenna, Will St Leger, Deirdre McKenna, Suzy O’Mullane, Kate Shelley, Carole Shubotham, Nathan Somers, Ross Stewart, Sheena Yolzari and Deirdre Harman.

The Hub will be open as usual all weekend with music trail & Eir Other Voices Music Festival information. For more information on the eir Other Voices festival please contact Liza Geddes at |

Christmas Group Show at The Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

raining-house-mixed-media-on-paper-31x31cm_resized-22 December to 21 January
Opening: Friday 2 December, 8pm

‘Christmas 2016’ at The Narrow Space will be opening Friday 2 December 2016 at 8.00pm

Featuring works by artists including Ann Brennan, Kenneth Bolger, Donagh Carey,
Mia Carney, Brigid Delahunty, Eugene de Leastar, Ella Kavanagh, Janet Murran,
Gerrard O’Connell, Tony O’Connor, Dervla O’Flaherty and Olive Stack.

The Narrow Space Gallery
14 Mitchel Street,
Co Tipperary
T: 052 6127838

Soild Burren | Dolores Lyne + Leonie King at The Russell Gallery, Co. Clare

burren26 November to 24 December 2016 | Opening: 26 November, 3pm
The Russell Gallery, Newquay, Co. Clare

Soild Burren features new works by Dolores Lyne and Leonie King.

This exhibition is an exploration of the Burren both interior and costal, King’s prints are inspired by the holy wells and votive trees tied with coloured offerings, while Lyne’s oils capture the bare terrain and otherworldliness of the landscape.

Gallery hours: 11am to 5pm, closed Wednesdays.

Dis-ability … This Ability | IWA at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore, Co. Waterford

12 November to 1 December 2016 | Opening 12 November, 3pm
Coastguard Cultural Centre Tramore, Co. Waterford

‘Dis-ability … This Ability’ opens at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore, introduction by Senator Grace O’Sullivan and Artist and Writer Corina Duyn.
This exhibition showcases the creative work by members of the IWA, inlcuding the ‘Life Outside the Box’ Puppet Project, handmade paper art, and personal art and writing by Amy Fitzgerald, Pat Coffey, Ann O’Grady and Corina Duyn.

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