Category: International

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.

Artist Talk | Marie Connole at the Irish Arts Center, New York

23 February, 6.30pm

The Irish Arts Center hosts an Artist Talk by Marie Connole based on her solo exhibition ‘As Above, So Below’ (25th Jan-3rd April). The artist will explore the research, development and realization of this new series of work. Reception event will follow the presentation.

In ‘As Above, So Below’ artist Marie Connole distills the essence of the mythical Cill Stíopháin, a drowned village in Liscannor Bay, Co. Clare. The impact of this story, and other lore from her home place, is observed through the lens of memory, personal narrative, and history. By working with sacred iconography and archetypal symbols the artist develops a personal legacy through delicate drawings and watercolors.

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Refuge | David Dunne at WerkStadt Berlin

28 January to 28 February

Strength and weakness are deciding factors in both domestic and foreign policy: war, crisis, impoverishment, refugee flight, and protest are themes made particularly explicit in contemporary capitalism through a prism of might and impotence.

Migration and a place other than one’s home is the departure point for this exhibition. Selected from an open call from the Werkstadt Arts Union exhibition cycle on Power / Debility, this work probes an analogy or counterpoint with the European Migrant crisis and the flow of refugees seeking asylum with the migrant routes of Swallows and House Martins that migrate without border controls to central and northern Europe.

The nest provides a safe haven perched high in the crevices of buildings and dwellings, a temporary lodging away from the industry of war.

WerkStadt Berlin e.V.
Emser Straße 124, 12051 Berlin – Neukölln Germany.

Biosystem | Méadhbh O’Connor at Grizedale Sculpture, Cumbria, U.K.

30 January to 15 June 2017
Grizedale Sculpture, Grizedale Forest, Lake District, Cumbria, U.K.

‘Biosystem’ is a solo exhibition by Méadhbh O’Connor. Méadhbh is an Irish artist who works at the conjunction of art, science and environmentalism. Méadhbh was invited by curator Hazel Stone to produce an exhibition for Grizedale Sculpture, Grizedale Forest, Lake District, Cumbria, U.K.

The exhibition brings together sculptural installation art that aims to draw attention to our place in a wider natural system that is both powerful and fragile. A constellation of ‘living orbs’, commissioned by Grizedale Sculpture, are presented as a walk-through gallery installation. The artwork loosely refers to the modern emphasis on and developments in environmental sciences, James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis, graphic illustration in Sci-fi fantasy literature and film, horticultural design and many other references.

Biosystem, an exhibition open to interpretation, aims to offer visitors an imaginative space that reminds us of our position as one part of a much broader and highly-complex eco and climate system; a system upon which we depend for our survival, health and wellbeing. |

Rerecorded Pasts | Mairead McClean at Close-Up Film Centre, London

7 February 2017, 7.30pm
Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London

Please join us for a selection of films examining the impact of governmental policy on personal memory and family life.

This is the first retrospective screening in London of Northern Irish artist-filmmaker Mairéad McClean in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema.
In this particular selection McClean examines her father’s internment in the 1950’s and the ’70s in Northern Ireland from many formally inventive, critical angles. Irish art critic Declan Long will join McClean for a post screening discussion.

Let me sing dreams as words of truth | Eve Parnell at Humboldt University, Berlin

30 January to 26 February 2017
Humboldt University, Unter den Linden, Berlin

Artist Eve Parnell explores the role of the Artist in society and how the ability to view the extraordinary in the ordinary can inspire responsible change. Eve’s works are a delicately and meticulously applied pencil onto tissue paper. The tension and ethereality brought about by the use of such a demanding medium can be felt in the room where they hang, and speaks to the underlying theme of Compassion in Society – a necessary response to the current political landscape worldwide. 


Robert Ellison Features in Emerging Visions, Agora Gallery, New York

21 to 26 January 2017
Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Lisburn artist Robert Ellison in Emerging Visions. The exhibition also features the work of Jian Jun An, Robert Ellison, David Gista, Roger DiCamillo, Ellen Burnett, Gabriele Golissa and Andrew Glass.
Emerging Visions is a lively group exhibition that offers fresh takes on small details and technical practices. This exhibition includes seven exceedingly thoughtful artists who work with a variety of media in innovative ways.


Riverine | Maurice Gunning and Alice McDowell at the Alliance Francaise, the Gambia

23 January to 4 February

Maurice Gunning and Alice McDowell present their exhibition ‘Riverine’ at the Alliance Francaise, Banjul, the Gambia. The work explores the changing role of traditional women’s practices in the country since female circumcision was banned in the Gambia in 2015. They employ documentary procedures to visually investigate this traditional practice in this former British colony in west Africa. The work was facilitated by the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP) and supported by the Simon Cumbers media fund.

Alliance Francaise, Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing, Serrekunda, Kairaba Ave, Serrekunda 2930, Gambia.
Open daily from 10 – 6pm.

As Above, So Below | Marie Connole at the Irish Arts Center, New York

25 January to 3 April 2017
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street, New York

‘As Above, So Below’ re-considers the knowledge inherent in folklore and customs from the west coast of Ireland. Artist Marie Connole focuses on the mythical Cill Stíopháin, a drowned village in Liscannor Bay said to become visible for one day every seven years, which shares striking parallels with the fabled islands of Atlantis and Hy-Brasil. Connole distills the essence of this tale, and others from her home place, through the lens of memory, personal narrative and history. Working with sacred iconography and archetypal symbols, she re-imagines a personal legacy through delicate drawings and watercolours. |