Category: International

What Else Do I Believe In? | Claire Kerr at Purdy Hicks, London

5 May to 5 June

Purdy Hicks is pleased to present an exhibition by Claire Kerr. Her subjects are everyday and often peripheral things: a small bird, smoke from a match, motes of dust in a sunbeam. Her treatment of them however, is extraordinary. The paintings are miniature in scale and deliberately photographic in technique. However, the painted surface is only the beginning of each painting’s conceptual investigation of its subject-matter and each work transcends its surface to become something much greater than the sum of its parts.

Coinciding with the exhibition is the publication by r/e projects of a monograph entitled Claire Kerr 2006-2016: Paintings and Notes.

On Wednesday 3 May at the Gallery (6.30pm) , Claire will be in conversation about her work with writer Hisham Matar (PEN Award 2017; Pulitzer 2017), in an event hosted by the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

For further information, please contact Purdy Hicks, 25 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ, tel.: +44 (0)20 7401 9229.

Tumbleweed | Martin de Porres Wright at Building 98, Texas

15 April to 15 May

Martin de Porres Wright, Irish abstract painter and sculptor, and artist-in-residence at Building 98 for the months of March through May, exhibits his installation “Tumbleweed”, of work primarily created in Marfa, in the Ballroom of the historic Building 98, formerly the Bachelor Officers Quarters and Officers Club of Fort D.A. Russell.

Wright graduated with a Diploma in Art Direction and Design from Rathmines College, Dublin. He spent his creative working life in advertising and design and is an Irish national and international winning art director and designer. During the last four decades, Wright developed and executed creative ideas in film, theatre, photography, design and exhibitions.

The Ballroom of Building 98
705 W.Bonnie Street
Marfa, Texas

Damien Flood at Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles

26 April to 10 June 2017
Diane Rosenstein, 831 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Damien Flood will exhibit new works as part of the group show ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?’ at Diane Rosenstein Gallery. Other exhibiting artists include Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Charles Fine, Daniel Gibson, Yassi Mazandi, Dan Miller, Shiri Mordechay and Joe Ray. This will be Flood’s first show in L.A.

Platteland – Ierland | Annabel Konig at Gallerie 44, The Netherlands

21 April to 7 June 2017
Gallerie 44 in The Hague, the Netherlands

‘Platteland – Ierland’ is a solo show by Annabel Konig. The work is a selection of photographs which have been added to with drawing. The works will be shown at Gallerie 44 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Each of the images deals with the Irish landscape in both it’s intimate small corners and the large, commanding skies.

PRONTO | Mhairi Sutherland Screening at Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, New Mexico

20 to 23 April

PRONTO, a short film by Mhairi Sutherland, (9 minutes, 2016, Northern Ireland, US premiere) will be screened at the Experiments in Cinema Film Festival (EIC), Albuquerque.

PRONTO was produced as part of the Radio Relay programme, a co-commission between 1418NOW and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. The film originated as a choreographed, site-specific performance which was then produced as a short film. The young volunteers are members of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), and the narrative is that of an underage WWI soldier. PRONTO utilises a form of protest communication, the “People’s Megaphone” which was used during the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the work explores aspects of narrative, vulnerability and militarism. In 2016 PRONTO was shown at Grey Point Fort, Crawfordsburn, the RUA Exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and at the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway.

Ruth Le Gear at Artlink Hull, UK

8 April to 13 May 2017
Artlink Hull, 87 Princes Avenue, HU5 3QP Kingston upon Hull

This year’s Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) Shortlist 9 exhibition will be hosted by Artlink, Hull.

This group show will exhibit the work of the seven artists shortlisted for the 2017 ARMB: Anna Berry, Juan delGado, Ruth Le Gear, David Lock, Peter Matthews, Aidan Moesby, and the recipient Oliver MacDonald, who will be undertaking his ARMB residency at Turner Contemporary. The Shortlist exhibition is an opportunity to experience artwork showcasing the breadth of talent and standard of submissions to this unique and notable art award.



On Landscape | Enda O’Donoghue in Group Show at Galerie Artdocks, Germany

2 March to 4 June 2017
Galerie Artdocks, Bremen, Germany

Galerie Artdocks presents a group show ‘On Landscpe’ featuring the work of Irish artist Enda O’ Donoghue.
Artists: Per Morten Abrahamsen, Giampiero Assumma, Enda O’Donoghue, Alejandro Rodrìguez Gonzàlez, Fritz Koch, Stepanek + MaslinRichard Stipl, Josef Zlamal.
Curated by Uwe Goldenstein

Enda O’Donoghue in Group Show at Pictura Groningen, The Netherlands

19 March to 30 April 2017
Pictura Groningen, Sint Walburgstraat 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
IMMANENCE – Contemporary Notes On The History Of European Realism featuring the work of Irish artist Enda O’Donoghue at Pictura Groningen.
Curated by Uwe Goldenstein in collaboration with Fokko Rijkens & Aart Kooijman

Heiner Altmeppen | Daniel Behrendt | Juan Béjar | Robert Bosisio | Adam Bota | Astrid Brandt | Sergii Chaika | Konstantin Déry | Gregor Gaida | Karolin Kloppstech | Maurizio L´Altrella | Adam Magyar | Nikolai Makarov | Gábor A. Nagy | Enda O´Donoghue | André Schmucki | Stepanek & Maslin | Richard Stipl | Attila Szűcs | Alexander Timofeev | Miriam Vlaming | Horst Waigel | Alexander Zakharov | Josef Zlamal

Guest Artists: Wouter Berns | Ger Eikendal | Aris Kalaizis | Magna Postma | Rein Pol | Fokko Rijkens | Péta Vlieger |

mother’s tank station at Art Basel Hong Kong

23 to 25 March

Nina Canell, Chloë Chuek, 崔洁 Cui Jie, Mairead O’hEocha, Maggie Madden

mother’s tankstation limited’s curated presentation for Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2017, conflates the work of five female artists, known and emerging, eastern, western, who share the commonality of practicing without foregrounding agendas of feminism or identity politics. Rather, they individually embody a branch of humanist investigation that in combination explores the nuanced understandings of our contemporary world.

Cui Jie (CN), best known for her architectural pittura metafisica, paintings of lone buildings isolated from the contemporary megalopolis, debuts new sculpture; structures scanned directly from her remarkable paintings and interpolated from virtual to (ethe)real space. Nina Canell’s (SW) cutaway high-voltage cable, unearthed from a Berlin street, sits hopelessly as a branch-like trophy to lost energy. Chloë Cheuk’s (HK) intimate sculptural installations inhabit domestic space, speaking of the subtle loneliness of companionship; an illuminated, corner-mounted light bulb casts a hopeful glow onto a disconnected companion. Maggie Madden‘s (IRL) drawings in space, minimalist sculptures ostensibly constructed from salvaged, familiar but unwanted materials, phone wires and plastic shopping bags, dominate territory yet are simultaneously near-invisible. For the past two years Mairead O’hEocha’s (IRL) paintings have single-mindedly focused on the complex socio-historiographics of flower painting, and the latest works in this on-going investigation counterpoint the luminescence of exotics against extraordinary light-sucking grounds.

Art Basel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention Centre

For more information or images please contact:
mother’s tank station
41-43 Watling Street,
Usher’s Island,
T: +353 1 6717654

At This Point In Time | Group Exhibition at Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

1 to 31 March

An exhibition of over thirty international fine art artists will open (opened) in the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday 1st March and will run till the end of the month. Irish artists, Aileen McGee, whose practice is based in London and Wicklow based Felicity McCartan are exhibiting in ‘ At This Point in Time’, which is organised by WITP Arts Organisation. The show which includes painting, sculpture and installation is intended as a timely reminder in 2017 that the voice of creativity cannot be silenced.

WITP is an innovative, London based, non-profit group which organises, promotes and curates exhibitions and encourages and facilitates artistic collaboration among its members. Specifically, it identifies exciting venues in which to exhibit, organises the selection and curation of its members work.

The work for this exhibition was selected by open submission and all artists will receive the full sale price of their work. This WITP Exhibition is a collaborative venture with the Scottish Arts Club, which has been an artistic hub since 1878.

The membership is encouraged to support and engage with one another, and co mmunicate, exchange ideas and contacts. With 66 International and UK members currently signed up and with no cap on capacity, the organisation actively welcomes applications from all fine artists.

Scottish Arts Club
24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh
T: +44 7754 660783

Uncertain Matter | Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske Icelandic Tour

5 to 13 March 2017

Ella Bertilsson (SWE/IRE) and Ulla Juske (EST/IRE) are travelling to Iceland from the 5th-13th of March 2017. This is to exhibit the audio-installation Uncertain Matter, which will take different forms at various off-site locations throughout the week and so enable the participants to experience the passage of time in different settings. Uncertain Matter can be experienced as an audio-walk at the grounds of the Nordic House in Reykjavik, an audio-installation on a boat at sea in collaboration with Outvert Art Space in Isafjordur, as a video-installation at Deiglan Gallery in Akureyri and as an audio-installation in Akranes Lighthouse.

Uncertain Matter is a narrative driven audio-installation that contemplates on how to comprehend and define time. Uncertain Matter explores boundaries between fact and fiction, challenges perception of time, our place in the universe and our future within it. Since the industrial revolution, people have become dependent on clocks and time keeping. We all understand time for practical purposes, but the experience of time can also be subjective. Minutes can feel like hours; months can pass by so fast that it is hard to grasp.

The audio-narrative is based on numerous conversations with amateur astronomers, astrophysicists and botanists from Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The story that unfolds gives a personal insight to the thoughts and reflections of the people the artists has spoken to. The project evolved from a three-month residency with the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavik, Iceland (SIM).

Iomramh | Group Exhibition at Espronceda Center for Art, Barcelona

17 to 20 March

On the occasion of St Patrick’s Day, Espronceda Center for Art presents Iomramh, an exhibition consisting of the work by three Contemporary Irish artists, who are pleased to invite you to celebrate this special day of Irish culture.

An Iomramh is a type of Old Irish tale concerning a hero’s sea journey to the Otherworld. Written in the Christian era, they preserve elements of Irish mythology.

Richard Hearns, Johnny Fitzsimons and Mark Redden all attended the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating at the turn of the millennium. Their relationship was forged in 2006 while they worked in a remote studio residency in Roscommon, Ireland. It was almost monastical how they worked – living quietly, spending long hours in their studios and laying the foundation for their future practices. Ever since then, all of them have travelled far and wide, in search of greater knowledge; in a relentless quest for making art and finding a unique pictorial ideal. A triangle of disparate visual results from a similar context of place and time, coming together once again to explore their creativity.

Like the medieval Irish monks who preserved the techniques for illustrating illuminated manuscripts during the Dark Ages, these three artists from the edge of Europe have a vocation to maintain the medium of paint. Their body of work ranges from abstraction to figuration, and is both allegorical and intuitive. Although they will always be somewhat inspired by their upbringing on the Emerald Isle, their practice takes place in a universal context.

Espronceda Center for Art
Carrer D’Espronceda 326 Nave 4,5 and 10
08027 Barcelona, Spain

John Cronin at VOLTA NY, New York

1 to 5 March

Green On Red Gallery is delighted to present the work of gallery artist John Cronin at VOLTA NY, (Booth A01), Pier 90, New York.

A first time exhibitor in the United States, John will be showcasing paintings from his ZXX series. Cronin’s works hover between form and dissipation, solidity and decay, with everything existing in an in-between state, with the translucent layers defining the plane as a screen rather than as a surface.

Green On Red Gallery
T: +353 87 2454282

Transgender, Gender and Psychoanalysis | Group Exhibition, London

6 March to 15 March

An exhibition of visual art including painting, sculpture, film, photography and installation. A thoughtful and moving exploration of creativity, gender and the unconscious. Curated by Mandy Wax and Spencer Rowell.

This exhibition is part of the conference fringe week for The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Freud Museum London

Participating artists: Cecilia Bullo | Susu Laroche | Rosemary Cronin | Gili Avissar | Kika Nicolela | Jade Chorkularb | Olga Guse | Celia Dearden-Briggs | Susan Plover | Hattie Salisbury | Sally Jones | Jenny Meehan | David Westwood | Charlotte Bill | George Blair | Chloe Chow | Rachel Ara | Mars Gomes | Dave Lem | Richard Ansett | Daisy Pooley-Tolkien | Diane Eagles | Aziza Mills | Jules Findlay | Lorna Giezot | Katherine Sullivan | Mandy Wax | Spencer Rowell | Laura Chernaik

Draper Hall
Hampton Street,
London SE17 3AN,

Susan MacWilliam at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland

Saturday 4 March

Susan MacWilliam’s 2016 film ‘Pull Down’ will be presented at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. ‘Pull Down’ will be presented in ‘Self Registration’ which presents seven films that differently explore how we occupy space, be it through the formation of groups, or individual expression, mapping the journeys of others or creating something familiar from an uncertain space.

Conjuring up the dark spaces of the séance room, Susan MacWilliam’s ‘Pull Down’ (2016, B+W, 3 mins 10 secs) intimately observes the collapsing and slumping of a girl through the focusing lens of a camera. Continuing MacWilliam’s explorations of the phenomena of spiritualism, ‘Pull Down’ draws attention to the role of the camera as observer of the medium within historic psychical research studies.

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Alchemy Film and Arts was founded in 2010 and has produced six editions of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. The festival is produced in partnership with Heart of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Spirits in the Sky | Nicola Henley at Timeless Textiles Gallery, Australia

16 February to 12 March 2017
Timeless Textiles Gallery, NSW, Australia

The movement of birds in the environment is hauntingly captured in Spirits of the Sky, a new exhibition opening at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery, NSW, Australia.
Artist Nicola Henley drew inspiration for the soaring images in her Spirits of the Sky exhibition from studying birds and their flight, with particular reference to the sky, air currents and changing light in different locations. Many of the exhibition pieces derive from time she spent at an artists’ retreat, Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. The converted crofters’ cottages are perched on the edge of a rocky, heather-covered peninsular, which juts out into the Atlantic sea, offering unique artists’ studios where sky and sea meet.
Supported by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. |

Irish Artists Exhibit at Art on Paper, New York

2 to 5 March 2017
Art on Paper, Booth A7, Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan, New York City

Anita Groener, David Quinn and Vanessa Donoso López will be exhibiting at ‘Art on Paper’, New York City, presenting new works with Gibbons & Nicholas.
Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects, featuring drawings, sculptures and paintings by artists who work with paper as their medium. Since it debut in 2015 it has established a new and important destination for the arts in New York City.

Supported by Culture Ireland.