Category: Rest of Ulster.

Lake Lake Hill Hill Lake 9318 | Mateusz Lubecki at Townhall Arts Space, Cavan

9 to 16 February 2018

Working from old family photographs Mateusz has created paintings that are familiar in their form, because they remind us of our own photo albums; confident poses and uncomfortable smiles are saturated with dream like colours, rendering dream like qualities within the images. The paintings are paired with stories from local writers, recalling their own childhood memories. These memories become descriptions of the paintings, even though they are representing completely different moments in time that have happened to different people in different places.

The invited writers are Lorraine Bennett, Patricia Doole, Kate Ennals, Fiona Fleming and Antoinette Rock.

This exhibition is part of an initiative of Cavan County Council Arts Office and supported by the Arts Council.

The exhibition will open with a preview on Friday 09/02/2018 at 7pm.

Townhall Arts Space
Town Hall St, Abbeyland, Cavan
T: (049) 436 5441

Layers and Lines | Roisin Duffy at Íontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney

2 February to 29 March 2018

A solo exhibition of work by Roisin Duffy. Co. Monaghan artist Roisin Duffy also writes and accompanying poem for each of her paintings, a small selection of which will be read by candlelight during the opening event.

Íontas Castleblayney Arts & Community Resource Centre
Conabury, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
T: (042) 975 3400

Ancient and Wild | Group Exhibition at Johnston Central Library, Cavan

11 December to 6 January

As part of the Creative Ireland programme, Cavan County Council arts and heritage office and the UNESCO Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark have invited twelve artists to engage with and respond to the landscape, geology, and socio-political history of County Cavan and in particular the area of the Geopark.

The landscape, the rivers and the human responses to the geology and the natural habitats that we have today are intriguing. Landscape is and remains a source of interest for artists and those of inquisitive minds. Many fold, is the fascination of the diverse landscape and the years of human habitation and natural occurrences that define Cavan.

The artists participating in this project are from a range of arts disciplines and include: music, storytelling, literature, curating, architecture and the visual arts. They are: Bee Smith, Heather Brett, Jim Fee, Ben Mc Cabe, Freda Young, Cormac Mc Cann, Elena Duff, Rikki van den Berg, Siobhan Harton, Rosarie Mc Hugh and Konik Artists Pawel and Kasia.

Johnston Central Library
Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan

Discovered Landscape | Peadar Mc Daid at Moonshine Cafe, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

15 to 31 December

Peadar Mc Daid is inspired by the everyday life that evolves around him, people, nature, the environment and the ever changing landscape of the North and West of Ireland. This year he found himself with a boundless energy and eagerness to paint new surroundings and landscapes, something new in his work.

At the beginning of this year he began to regularly walk around Donegal. He found inspiration of the light, dusk, ocean and the landscape. Each day that he walked brought its own inspiration – watching nature change, the endless cycle. As with all artists Peadar strives to create his own style. Peadar describes it as a constant battle to develop his work, to try to reach complete satisfaction. He also thinks the day that stops happening will be the day to put away the paint brushes.

Moonshine Cafe
Co. Donegal

RED | Exhibition Closing Event at Artlink, Donegal

19 December, 1pm to 3pm

Closing Event for RED exhibition at Artlink Fort Dunree. An opportunity for a final get together for the year and to help us get into the festive spirit. Also a chance for artists to collect their work at the same time.

This is a group exhibition based on the theme “Red”. A word of mouth call out to see how far our network extends without the use of social media.

28 Artists have engaged and submitted.

Fort Dunree,
Co. Donegal
T: 353 (0)838696513

We Borrow Freedom | Group Exhibition at Hambly + Hambly Gallery, Enniskillen

15 December to 19 January

Nick and Ciara Hambly have opened up the basement of their Georgian home as an art gallery and have been having wonderful success exhibiting since May. This particular exhibition is inspired by the equine history of the house.

The exhibition includes Irish premiere of the incredible work of Ripley, renowned Irish painter Dermot Seymour, artist in residence at The Curragh Racecourse John Fitzgerald and current commissioned sculptor for The Irish National Stud, Simon Carman.

Also exhibiting: Sarah Little, Steve Martin, Selma Makela, Sophia Harding, Debi O’Hehir, Heather Allen, Eileen Ferguson, Geraldine O’Reilly, Diane Henshaw, James Stopforth, Joan E Mallon, Pawel Kleszczewski, Andrea Etter, Susan Evans, Rachel Dubber, Douglas Hutton, John Mckie, Sharon Regan, Susan Mannion, Kathleen O’Leary, Lesley Cherry, Brian MacDonald-Jefferson, Helen Bullock McFarland, Fiona Cawley.

Image credit: Racehorse on Newmarket Heath with a Rubbing Down House’ (detail), Ripley, 2014

Hambly & Hambly Gallery
Dunbar House, 143 Lough Shore Road, Magheradunbar, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
T: +44 (0)7889 829408

Collective Focus | Cavan Camera Club at Johnston Central Library, Cavan

9 to 30 November
Opening Thursday 9 November, 6.30pm

Cavan Camera Club are pleased to present their 7th Annual Photographic Exhibition “Collective Focus”. Official Opening by Cllr. Paddy McDonald, Leas Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council.

Queries to:
Cavan Camera Club

Johnston Central Library
Farnham Centre,
Farnham St,

Sundance | Mary McClelland at Artlink, Co.Donegal

13 September to 23 October 2017

The exhibition “Sundance” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the “Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima, Portugal.

The Miracle of the Sun was an event which occurred on 13 October 1917, attended by a crowd of 70,000 people who had gathered near Fatima, Portugal in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary, referred to as “Our Lady of Fatima”, would appear and perform a miracle on that date.

The exhibition will showcase photos & testimonies of the witnesses, religious artefacts and some original artwork produced by the artist.

Opening event on the 13th of October 2017: 6pm – 8pm.

Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal
T: 0838696513

LATITUDE | North-55 at Malin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

29 September 2017

LATITUDE is a North-55 collaborative project which explores the cultural and social complexities of place.
ENGAGE colloquium contributors include: Bonita Bennett (District Six Museum, Cape Town), Marie Barrett (North-55, Donegal), John Peto (The Nerve Centre, Derry), Micaela Martegani (MORE ART, New York), Fiona Whelan (Visual artist, Dublin), Kevin Murphy (Voluntary Arts Ireland), Annette Patton (Inishowen Development Partnership).

LATITUDE: Premier screening of the LATITUDE film and ENGAGE colloquium.

The ENGAGE colloquium will draw on local, national and international contributors to promote discussion on a range of socially engaged arts practices addressing issues of marginalisation, civic participation and post-conflict society.

The LATITUDE film traces community displacement and socio-cultural dividing
lines along three cross-border rivers the Blackwater, the Erne and the Foyle. The film is both layered and abstract, moving visually into these underwater terrains creating a dialogue ‘above’ and ‘below’ the waterline.
LATITUDE is a Making Great Art Work – Open Call 2016 award funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

For booking and enquiries please contact:
Kate O’Callaghan – North-55 Programme & Event Co-Ordinator

Malin Hotel (ENGAGE colloquium) and Malin Green (LATITUDE film screening)
Malin, Inishowen, Co.Donegal.
T: 086 6094275

What Leaves, What’s Left Behind | Janet Hoy at Artlink, Co. Donegal

18 to 24 September

The exhibition showcases a collection of work which explores Janet Hoy’s interest in the ‘everyday’ creation of art as a cathartic process of externalising thoughts and emotions, and the role of art as a means of creating community out of empathy and cultural identification.

Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal
T: 0838696513

Art in Mini: North-West Art Exhibition | Group Exhibition at Grousehall House, Gleneely, Co. Donegal

2 to 30 September 2017

Art in Mini: North-West Art Exhibition

3rd September to 30th September
12pm – 5pm

Saturday, September 2 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Exhibition launched by, Inishowen based sculptor Maurice Harron
Saturday 2nd September,
7.30pm – 9.30pm

The exhibition will be launched by the highly talented, Inishowen based sculptor Maurice Harron, at the preview and artists reception on Saturday 2nd September at 7.30pm. Join us for an evening of art, wine and entertainment! You are invited to bring friends and family.

Please note accommodation is available if you contact Grouse Hall House directly on 074 9367354 /

Public viewing – 3rd September to 30th September 12pm – 5pm.

Private viewing by appointment, contact 0871372139.

Grouse Hall House
Co. Donegal
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Manifold | Group Exhibition at Artlink, Co. Donegal

11 to 31 August

Artlink are pleased to be hosting their 3rd annual members show ‘Manifold’ exhibiting great talent from local, national and international artists.

Artlink are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and are the longest established visual arts organisation in Co. Donegal. Artlink’s mission is to link artists and the community to art by devising and delivering innovative art projects resulting in exhibitions, public art and community projects.

The show is curated by Stephan Roche, curator and board member of the 126 art gallery in Galway.

Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal
T: 0838696513
W: artlink.iea>

A Tree Without Roots Can Fly | Mateusz Lubecki at Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2017

9 August to 9 September

Carrickmacross Arts Festival are proud to announce their first Fringe Solo Art Exhibition showcasing work by Mateusz Lubecki at Carrickmacross Library.

The exhibition will be opened by Minister for Arts and Culture Heather Humphreys. There will also be several members of the council and the arts festival committee in attendance.

Mateusz is a visual artist who was born and grew up in Poland, and is currently living in Mullagh, county Cavan. After graduating with a BA in Art from IADT in 2016 he was awarded a Peer Residency in the Royal Hibernian Academy, and later this year he will commence the Bullock Lane Residency in Cavan Town.

His work is mainly concerned with the nuances and imperfections of memory. He uses his own childhood memories and photographs from family albums, and tries to materialise his past and, at the same time, comment on how photography influences and changes how we remember our past.

A Road To The West | Karol Mac Gairbheith at Falcarragh Visitor Centre, Letterkenny

4 to 31 July

After a decade practicing architecture in London Karol returned home with a new found appreciation of the architectural landscape of the west of Donegal. This exhibition is a body of work exploring the beauty of the hidden landscape of Dunfanaghy, Falcarragh, Gweedore, the Rosses, and the islands of Inishbofin and Gola.

Falcarragh Visitor Centre, An tSean Bheairic
Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
T: 074 91 80888

We are all I know is there | Performance by Cuisí, at Artlink, Co. Donegal

Saturday 22 July, 3pm

Cuislí invite you to the launch of an exhibition of their collaborative performance art in Artlink Fort Dunree. They will be working in the Artlink space from the 19th until the 25th of July. A public live performance will commence at 1pm on the day of the launch.

Cuislí are three artists who come together to create art performances utilising the visual, word, movement, body and sound. They use the resistance inherent in actions of collaboration and improvisation as a central dynamic. The main subject in this body of work is ‘Structuring Structures’, scrutinising those processes of social, political, cultural and personal communication and administration which subtly shift behaviour, movement, thoughts and intentions in everyday life.

Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal
T: 0838696513
W: artlink.iea>

In this time and In this place | Kate Beagan at The Market House, Monaghan

15 June to 30 July

Kate Beagan exhibits a new body of work investigating the theme “In this Time and in this Place” at the Market House, Monaghan.
The exhibition consists of 10 oil paintings depicting rural locations in Co. Monaghan. It is grounded in her knowledge of a county that she has grown up in and returned too after many years.

Capturing the peaceful loneliness of rural Monahan Kate’s landscapes reflect that these places have change little with time.
The subject matter is conveyed with directness, spontaneity and bold expressive strokes applied with various tools and brushes to create paintings that are as tactile as they are expressive.

Arts Office, Market House, Monaghan
T: 047 38162

Landing | Group Show at Donegal Airport

9 to 30 June 2017
Donegal Airport

‘Landing’ is a 3 person show featuring the work of mixed media artist Kim Sharkey, artist and poet Roisin Duffy, and Emily Bazeley who works with natural collage.
The exhibition will be held in the unusual venue of Donegal Airport, which was recently voted the second most scenic Landing on the planet, and is situated in the heart of the Gaeltacht.

For further information contact Roisin Duffy on 087 9145416