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An Beal Bocht: A Reflection | Deirdre McKenna at Liverpool Irish Festival   Recently updated !

19 October to 17 November 2017

An Béal Bocht/The Poor Mouth was released as a short book in 1941, by Irish writer Flann O’Brien, also known as Miles Na gCopaleen. This is Deirdre’s reflection of that book.

Set in the fictitious Corca Dorcha, it is suspected this name is a play on the words Corca Dhuibhne meaning ‘Dingle Peninsula’, thus our bringing it to the Florrie, in the Dingle. Its strapline – “a bad story about the hard life” – is reflected on in both text and printed image, re-imagined by Irish artist Deirdre McKenna (Dingle, Co.Kerry). Highlighting some of the more farcical scenes from book – such as fishermen catching pigs in their nets; the man who went off to live with the seals and the shock a ray of sunshine brings in the midst of all the rain, this exhibit is an exercise in both printmaking and Irish language.

This event allows audiences to meet with and speak to Deirdre directly in the presence of her work. There will also be a small arts brochure to take away and festival faces to speak with and meet. Families are welcome and we encourage you to bring friends. Watch our for other possilbe readings and events, which will be added as and when they are confirmed.

The Florrie
377 Mill Street
L8 4RF

The Last Gift | Maureen Jordan at Space Gallery Folkestone, UK

17 October to 21 October

Emerging Sculptor Maureen Jordan is embarking on her first solo show – ‘The Last Gift’ –exhibiting some of her newest work and exploring ideas of the savagery of (our) nature, femaleness, and how enduring cultural narratives have shaped our perceptions through Myth and Fairy tale. The exhibition will be held in Folkestone during the Folkestone Triennial.

The installation is assembled from reclaimed materials and found objects and references the stories of Eve and Pandora. The primacy of both these ‘first women’ changed to subjection as a result of their transgression of divine law. The narratives of these women are strong and enduring signifiers of women’s identities and bodies as ‘contested territory’ even now – used as symbols of liberty, purity, unity or nationhood or as symbols of sin and degradation.

Pandora is seen as responsible for releasing many evils into the world, yet retaining Hope, locked securely inside her jar. Does this mean human existence is without hope or that the hope that we’ll master these evils remains ever present if just out of reach. Perhaps the answer is that “life is not hopeless, but each of us is hopelessly human?”

Space Gallery Folkestone
7 the old high street

MART at Budapest Art Market

12 to 15 October 2017

MART Gallery are delighted to announce our participation in Art Market Budapest from 10th – 15th October 2017, where we will be presenting the work of three of our represented artists James L Hayes, Jane Fogarty and David Lunney.

Art Market Budapest is Eastern Europe’s leading international art fair – it thought-provokingly combines inspiring artistic content originating from the now emerging regions in and beyond Europe. The fair presents 40 galleries among which MART are the only Irish representation. Art Market Budapest extends into Art Week Budapest which includes a series of related events, programs, discussions and workshops with the participation of many cultural communities.

Thurs 12th October 2017, 11am – 8pm
Friday 13th October 2017, 11am – 10pm
Saturday 14th October 2017, 11am – 8pm
Sunday 15th October 2017, 7pm- 11am

Millenaris Cultural and Convention Centre, Building B,
Budapest, Kis Rókus u., 1024 Hungary

Fazer Sentido | Group Exhibition with David Bickley at Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal

7 October to 30 December 2017

Group exhibition – includes David Bickley’s immersive film artwork World Riddle

“Victorian biology becomes transcendental immersion”

World Riddle takes as its inspiration and source the work of Victorian biologist Ernst Haeckel. Besides being a early pioneering scientist Haeckel represented a powerful voice in the dissemination of Darwin’s work and also coined the terms “ecology” and “stem cell”. He is best known however for producing countless and unbelievably detailed drawings of never before seen microscopic life and consequently, he literally “blew the minds” of the Victorian world.

Drawing together, elements of Victorian science, etching, digital video, underwater recordings and ambient music the artist’s intention was to create an immersive installation that impacts on a modern audience at the same level as Haeckel’s original work in the 1800’s.

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Fábrica das Ideias Gafanha da Nazaré
R. Prior Guerra, 3830-554 Gafanha da Nazaré

Left Overs Exhibition at FiLiA, London

14 to 15 October 2017

Procreate Project has invited UK & European-based visual artists and live art performers to respond to the theme of ´Left Overs’ – What is left of our sanity, bodies, sexuality, time and identities when mothering? What remains unused or unconsumed? How do left overs feed creativity?

As part of this event, Procreate Project announces the first Procreate Project ‘Mother Art’ Prize 2017 (Visual Art). This prize is available to artists who mother-artists.



Coppermill Lane
E17 7HA

context, collapse | Yuri Pattison at mother’s tank station project, London

5 October to 2 December

Yuri Pattison’s installation context, collapse, inaugurating the new London exhibition space, mother’s tankstation project, builds upon themes established in recent major works including, user, space, Chisenhale Gallery and trusted traveller, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, examining the complex relationships and contradictions between the aspirational design priniciples and technology of co-working spaces; and idealised, role-play driven recreational experiences, such as the annual Burning Man gathering.

Pattison’s carefully neutral re-presentation of a new, post-digital normal, unsettlingly reveals a societal shift towards ‘reality’ (what-so-ever that is) filmically morphing into a self-perpetuating end of the world vision of science-fiction dystopia, drawn from pop cultural imaginings of post-apocalyptic civilization. Pattison’s nuanced approach to viewing the world suggests an alternative to a culture commonality of hard-polarised attitudes. Screened on stripped-down monitors constructed into upholstered open-plan meeting pods, streamed, panning footage from Burning Man is adapted and extended by interpolating algorithms and overlaid with live news streams, imparting a spectrum of organically fluctuating data, refracting the distorted and rigidly oppositional communications methodologies encountered daily in our over-mediated society.

mother’s tankstation project:
Morley House,
26 Holborn Viaduct,
4th floor,

Eloquent Proof | Roseanne Lynch at Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, California

5 to 11 October

Eloquent proof is a play on the term ‘ elegant proof ’ used in a 2015 dialogue between Roseanne Lynch and a research mathematician.

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.

Eloquent Proof consists of work made at Maison de Verre while on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis where she was a Fellow and visited E.1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Villa Noailles, Hyères, and Carrière Sarragan, Baux de Provence.

Whitney Modern
24 N Santa Cruz Ave.
2nd Floor,
Los Gatos,
CA 95030, United States

THE MARKET | Mark Curran at Le Bleu du Ciel, Lyon, France

28 September to 25 November

In the evolutionary aftermath of the global economic collapse and absence of sustained audio-visual engagement with the central locus of this catastrophic event, the ongoing multi-media transnational project, THE MARKET (2010-), critically addresses the functioning and condition of the global markets and the role of financial capital. It is the continuation of a cycle of long-term projects, beginning in the late 1990s, focused on the predatory context resulting from migrations of global capital. Having undertaken an extensive process of negotiation, averaging 1.5-2 years, to access strategic sites/individuals, the ethnographically-informed project incorporates photographs, film, soundscape, artifactual material, 3D data visualisation & transcripts of verbal testimony.

Taking the sphere out of abstraction and positioning it as a pervasive force central to our lives, themes include algorithmic machinery of financial markets, central innovator of this technology, absorption of crises as normalisation of deviance and long range mapping and consequences of financial activity distanced from citizens & everyday life. Profiles include traders, bankers and financial analysts and documentation from London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Addis Abeba.

Curated by Helen Carey.

Le Bleu du Ciel
12, rue des fantasques, 69001 Lyon

Sounds Like Her | Group Exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham

14 October to 3 January

Curated with Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into contemporary African art, gendered perspectives and nonobject based art practices – Sounds Like Her is a groundbreaking exhibition, set to broaden existing approaches to sound art, and to contest Eurocentric and patriarchal frameworks that have informed sound art practice and, arguably continue to dominate the scene today.

The project brings together seven women artists from diverse cultures, each exploring sound as a medium or subject matter: Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce MBE RA, Linda O’Keeffe, Elsa M’bala, Madeleine Mbida, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Christine Sun Kim.

Collectively the selected works represent sound in the broadest sense, exploring voice, noise, organic and synthetic sounds, rhythmic patterns, sonic structures and non-sonic materialisations of sound. The result is a varied exhibition of mixed media bringing together audio, immersive installation, painting, print, drawing, video, as well as interactive practice.

New Art Exchange
39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham NG7 6BE

The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access | GradCAM at The Research Pavilion, Venice

29 September to 1 October

The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access: GradCAM @The Research Pavilion Venice curated by Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick (GradCAM) and Dr. Brian Fay (Dublin School of Creative Arts, DIT) comprises an ambitious exhibition Cf or ‘The Inaugural Autonomous Biennale’ and two days of unique interventions, performances and seminars, which promote forms of art and art works exploring the post-digital aesthetics within an era of open data and open access.

Full details of the programme are listed here:

The Research Pavilion
Sala del Camino,
Campo S. Cosmo,

Wenn Grenzen Verblassen (When Boundaries Fade) | Group Exhibition at Galerie Nothburga, Austria

12 September to 7 October 2017

Leonard Sheil (Irl) and Norbert Maringer (Öst) show work together for the first time at Galerie Nothburga, Innsbruck, Austria. Sheil’s painting, and Maringer’s objects and sculpture sit uncomfortably together but connect in unexpected ways. The nature of transience and boundary are explored with Sheil’s continued references to the sea, which his exhibition in Ireland this year at Droichead Arts Centre, explored forensically. On the other hand with Maringer’s work he uses earth/soil that runs like a red thread through almost all of the pieces – perhaps representing the fluidity of nature and its disregard for territory and defined perimeters.

Galerie Nothburga
Innrain 41, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 512 563761

How Much Is Too Much | Group Exhibition at A Plus A Gallery, Venice, Italy

28 September to 31 January 2017

The School for Curatorial Studies Venice presents “How Much Is Too Much?” opening on 28 September at 6pm in A Plus A Gallery.

Curated by 21 international students from The School for Curatorial Studies, including works by Amelia Crouch, Oliver Czarnetta, Sam Ekwurtzel, Daniel Faust, Benjamin Hirte, Paloma Muñoz & Walter Martin, Rohwajeong, Giles Round, Vanessa Safavi, and Aki Sasamoto.

Confronted with excess, our instinctive reaction is to organize and compartmentalize our thoughts and experiences. On the one hand, this can serve as an effective coping mechanism to deal with topics we are not ready to address. On the other, it can function as a form of denial or stigmatization. We accumulate and expel, putting things aside to deal with them later, but more often than not we forget what we have put away in the first place. What do our discarded experiences, interactions, thoughts, and objects say about us? How does compartmentalizing as an attempt to manage excess affect our psyche, perception, and overall society? Are we missing something when we try to organize, classify, and fit everything into certain structures?

Addressing the urgency in these questions, How Much is Too Much? welcomes visitors on an immersive journey to discover the substance of our sensory archives only to pause and reflect upon the impact of our habits of compartmentalization.

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Calle Malipiero, 3073, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
T: +39 041 277 0466

International Surrealism Now | Group Exhibition at POROS Museum, Portugal

17 September to 31 December

Palaces, monuments, museums, art spaces. 2017 “International Surrealism Now” includes more than 100th artists from 48th countries and the list keeps growing. The new edition of Surrealism Now will be at POROS Museum in Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal.

The “International Surrealism Now” began in 2010 in Coimbra, when Santiago Ribeiro conceived a major exhibition organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation. The show has also been in Paris, in Madrid, Berlin and after that it went to Dallas, Los Angeles and Mississippi State University in USA.

Featuring 105th artists from 48th countries.

Achraf Baznani, Morocco / Agim Meta, Spain / Aissa Mammasse, Algeria / Alvaro Mejias, Venezuela /Ana Araújo, Portugal / Ana Neamu, Romania / Ana Pilar Morales, Spain / Anna Plavinskaya, Russian / US / Andrew Baines, Australia / Asier Guerrero Rico (Dio), Spain / Brigid Marlin, UK / Bien Banez, Philippines / Can Emed, Turkey / Carlos Sablón, Cuba / Cătălin Precup, Romania / Cristian Townsend, Australia / Conor Walton, Ireland

CROSSROADS | Group Exhibition at J.Cacciola Gallery, New Jersey

15 September to 24 October 2017

Alison Kay, Maeve McCarthy, Suzy O’Mullane and Cathy O’Reilly Hayes.

This major international show at J.Cacciola Gallery, Bernardsville, New Jersey, will include carefully selected, thought-provoking and compelling work in ceramics, oil painting and mixed media, by four Irish contemporary artists.

Each one of them approaches issues of history, heritage and struggle in a distinct way. This creates a dynamic grouping of work with subtle common themes.

J.Cacciola Gallery
5 Mill St, Bernardsville, NJ 07924, USA

Difference Engine | Group Exhibition at ONONO Gallery, Rotterdam

8 to 23 September

Difference Engine (DE) presents Travelator the tenth collective experiment of the evolving work of Gillian Lawler, Jessica Foley, Mark Cullen and Wendy Judge.

DE invited by artist/curator Tracy Hanna to install a context-sensitive exhibition at ONONO gallery, Rotterdam within the constraints of a small shower room in a 20th century apartment located in the Old Charlois district of Rotterdam.
Difference Engine is noted for installations that respond to context. The defunct shower room of ONONO offers intriguing conditions that will place their work in a confined and overtly domestic sphere. Travelator offers DE an intersection between the realities of artistic production in this contemporary city against the jostling of its own mechanisms as a group. The renovated apartment is an enticing context to develop new improvisations together and to open up conversations at close quarters through the force of compression.

Difference Engine is both an evolving exhibition and a model of artist-led curation by Wendy Judge, Gillian Lawler, Mark Cullen and Jessica Foley who have been working and touring together since 2009.

ONONO Gallery
Wolphaertstraat 41C, 3082BL Rotterdam, Nederland

Moderne Zeiten | Enda O’Donoghue in Group Exhibition at Galerie Christine Knauber, Berlin

14 September to 5 November 2017

Group exhibition featuring the work of Irish artist Enda O’Donoghue. The exhibition also features artists Sven Fennema, Katrin Günther, Andrey Kezzyn, Wolfgang Lugmair, Phillip Lüttjohann, Casey McKee, Rosanna Merklin, Enda O’Donoghue, Francesco Petruccelli, Norman Sandler, Hartmut Sy, Miguel Vallinas Prieto and Sabine Wild.

Galerie Christine Knauber
Langenscheidtstraße 6
10827 Berlin-Schöneberg

This is the Sea | Enda O’Donoghue in Group Exhibition at Galerie Artdocks, Germany

14 September to 3 November 2017

New work by Irish artist Enda O’Donoghue will be featured in this exhibition together with work by Per Morten Abrahamsen, Danja Akulin, Giampiero Assumma, Konstantin Déry, Tom Gefken, René Holm, Adrian Iurco, Karolin Kloppstech, Franziska Klotz, Enda O`Donoghue, Richard Stipl, Miriam Vlaming, Alexander Zakharov and Zlamal, Simone Haack and Jakob Rantzau

This exhibition was previously shown at the Fanø Kunstmuseum in Denmark.

The exhibition is curated by Uwe Goldenstein.

Galerie Artdocks
Bremen, Schuppen Eins
Konsul-Smidt-Str. 22
28217, Bremen

Conamara – Mo Nadúr | Bridget Ryan at Streamline, San Francisco

8 to 30 September

An exhibition of works by Bridget Ryan in San Francisco, relating to the often deserted buildings, some from Famine times, of her native Connemara with the ever changing colours of the surrounding landscape. The marks and history of the her ancestors are evoked in this work.

3650 Taraval Street,
San Francisco

Joint Effort II | Group Exhibition at CASP, Lubbock, Texas

1 to 7 September

Joint Effort II: An International Juried Video Art Exhibition presented by Expanded Draught.

Participating Artists:
Emma Northey and Stephen Roedel; Australia; Hannah Todt and Elen Hallégouët, Austria; The Omega Point, Germany; Ashish Dhola, India; Aliina Lindroos, Moran Been-noon, and Dolev Laxer, Ireland; Kushtrim Zeqiri, Kosovo; Janice Hughes and Marc Johansen, Scotland; Angela Darby and Robert Peters, United Kingdom; Tom LaPann; United States

The international arts group, Expanded Draught, will host Joint Effort II in CASP Studio D during the September 1, 2017 First Friday Art Trail. This must-see juried exhibition focuses on video art created by collaborative groups, collectives, art-making duos and the alike from across the globe.

Expanded Draught is an international artists collective founded in Galway, Ireland in 2006. From Galway, its membership has expanded to Dublin, England, Canada, Korea, and across America – Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Oregon, and Texas. Expanded Draught is known for their large-scale collaborative installations that have exhibited in both Ireland and the U.S. Joint Effort II is the second annual international juried exhibition of collaborative art the collective has hosted. Joint Effort I was held in Paducah, KY in the summer of 2016.

Charles Adams Studio Project – CASP
602 Avenue J
Lubbock, Texas