Category: International

298 111 | Group Exhibition in Katowice, Poland

4 to 31 August

Poster exhibition in the streets of the city of Katowice. The exhibition 298 111 is the pilot project of the OFF Museum program, which will be conducted by the Muzeum Śląskie in collaboration with the OFF Festival between 2018 and 2020 in Katowice. Featuring Irish artist Susan MacWilliam. The exhibition will last as long as possible. Until the material runs out and fades away. Curator: Sebastian Cichocki.

Artists: Hila Amram, Kathrin Böhm, Karolina Brzuzan, Bureau d’Études, Yane Calovski, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Banu Cennetoğlu feat. Krytyka Polityczna, Center for Tactical Magic, Desire Machine Collective, Shannon Ebner, Annika Eriksson, Paweł Freisler, Futurefarmers, Deniz Gül, Michal Heiman, Institute for New Feeling, Hristina Ivanoska, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Elka Krajewska, Omer Krieger, Susanne Kriemann, Wojciech Kucharczyk, Marget Long, Susan MacWilliam, Martyna Miller, Mikołaj Moskal, Agnieszka Polska, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Bianka Rolando, RSS B0YS, Rafał Milach, Jonas Staal, Ayesha Sultana, Temporary Services / Half Letter Press & Kione Kochi, Andrzej Tobis, Mario García Torres, Unite Against Dividers.

Damien Flood at Seattle Art Fair with Diane Rosenstein Gallery, US

3 to 6 August

Diane Rosentsein Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Gisela Colon, Eben Goff, Julian Stanczak, Dan Miller, Charles Fine and Damien Flood at this years Seattle Art Fair.

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle, a city as renowned for its natural beauty as its cultural landscape, the fair brings together the region’s strong collector base, local, national, and international galleries, area museums and institution, and an array of innovative public programming. Founded in 2015 by Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is produced by Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions.

Seattle Art Fair
Booth C14

Theory of Two Centres | Damien Flood at Stephane Simoens, Belgium

4 August to 12 September

The Theory of Two Centres was proposed by St Augustine in the fifth Century AD to appose the theory of the earth having antipodes while keeping the supposed spherical form. This new theory suggested that the Earth was composed of two spheres, one of land and one of water, contained one within the other, but not concentric. This solved the problem of retaining the sphere while rejecting the antipodes. The terrestrial globe rose a little from the watery sphere with the northern part of the Earth centre stage.

In this exhibition the artist presents us with a body of new work that explores the dualism of belief faith and seeing. The figure looms more presently than in previous shows, occasionally appearing sharply and at times as a ghost or fading memory. In the large raw linen painting ‘Dimensions Variable (Boudoir)’ 2017 a blue hand with black manicured nails appears to measure the bottom left of the canvas. The painting jostles and sways in a freudian dream scape. Lines twist and turn on bare canvas in an effort to gain form as strips of graduated sky puncture and hold the space. The cold blue hand re-enforces the absence of a body, jarring the composition with it’s formed definition.

Carrion Flowers | Damien Flood at the Cabin, Los Angeles

29 July to 25 August

For the month of July Damien Flood has been working at the La Brea Artist Residency in Los Angeles. During this time he created a new body of work that sees new representational motifs appear in the work. The work has been inspired by his time in Los Angeles during the residency.

The work from the residency is on view at the Cabin LA.

To visit the show please contact Danny First at
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WORLD RIDDLE / DARKWOOD | David Ian Bickley at ART-MAP, Braga, Portugal

22 July to 9 September

ART-MAP and the Municipality of Braga have all the pleasure to announce the start of the third edition of ART-MAP project, “Thinking Baroque”. Braga, beautiful baroque city invites contemporary artists to imagine, to get inspired and to exhibit in remarkable buildings of the downtown Braga.

The theme of the exhibition proposes artists to “Think Baroque”. ART-MAP proposes to reflect, how the principles of the Baroque (abundance, contrasts, visual illusions, occupation of space, effects of the transformation of space, effects of light and shadow, ornaments, elaboration, asymmetry, dynamism, magnificence and enhanced emotionality) may be explored in the concepts of contemporary art.

Braga, Portugal

Acting Out – The Shadow on the Wall | Edward O’Kane and David O’Kane at Salzburg University, Austria

17 to 21 July

Acting Out – The Shadow on the Wall is an exhibition painting, drawing, video and lithography by Edward O’Kane and David O’Kane.

This exhibition coincides with ‘Acting Out’ – The IV International Flann O’Brien Conference.

It will be officially opened by his Excellency Tom Hanney (Irish Ambassador to Austria).

Salzburg University, Austria

Stories of Home | Padraig McCaul at Kidogo Arthouse, Western Australia

13 to 19 July

Kidogo Arthouse presents ‘Stories of Home’, an exhibition of original oil paintings and hand embellished limited edition Giclée prints by Irish artist Padraig McCaul. This is McCaul’s first time exhibiting in Australia.

Home for Padraig McCaul is Achill Island, located off Ireland’s western seaboard. A place which has had a profound influence on his paintings, which are inspired by the natural beauty and colour of the surrounding landscape. Home is also that special place that he shares on Achill with his wife Anne and their three children, under the shade of Slievemore mountain, minutes from Silver Strand beach and the Atlantic ocean.

This collection of paintings and enhanced limited edition prints are drawn from this place called Home and include images of family life on the island, old farm houses, roads and country lanes in simple, uncluttered, coloured filled compositions. Since moving from Achill, McCaul’s evocotive paintings of the west of Ireland have continued to evolve and now include more figurative work, sometimes based on, but always inspired by his own family.

Kidogo Arthouse
Western Australia
T: +61 401 333 309

Enda O’Donoghue at Now + After Festival 2017, Moscow, Russia

5 to 30 July

Now + After ’17 video art festival featuring work by Berlin based Irish artist, Enda O’Donoghue will take place at CCI Fabrika in Moscow, Russia.

The Festival’s seventh edition has the theme “Flashback” and is a look both to the past and the future with the pause in the present, presenting works from artists who have participated in the festival over the past 7 years.

Perevedenovskiy per., 18, Moscow, Russia
T: +7 499 265-39-26

Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls | Group Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California

8 July to 5 August
Opening 8 July 6pm, with Live Performances at 7pm

The MART Gallery curators Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan are delighted to invite you to the preview of Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls.

Featuring new work from leading Irish contemporary visual artists, Margaret O’Brien, James L Hayes, Steven Maybury, Katherine Nolan, Terence Erraught. Including live performances on the opening night by Cindy Rehm, Terence Erraught, Katherine Nolan, Thinh Nguyen, Meital Yaniv.

For the 3rd exhibition in the Activating Pangea series Destroy These Walls, curators Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan of The MART Gallery Dublin Ireland, have curated a selection of artists to work under the parameters of risk, political agitation and ephemerality. Highlighting this impermanence any of the artworks which are not sold during the exhibition will be destroyed after closing. By encouraging participating artists to explore and reinvent material, technologies and methodologies, the curators have pushed for work that can provoke the limitations of the gallery environment, producing powerful, informative and experimental new work.

Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Lapse of Time | David O’Kane at Gallery Baton, South Korea

29 June to 29 July

‘Lapse of Time’ at the Gallery Baton in Seoul, South Korea. An exhibition of David O’Kane’s animated video works ‘Rxh7’ and ‘Der Spieler’. This is the second exhibition at ‘Observation Deck’, Gallery Baton’s new dedicated space for video art and related installation. The inaugural exhibition by Bae Yoon Hwan opened on the 17th May 2017.

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Paul Woods at NordArt International Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany

10 June to 8 October 2017

Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.

Two of Paul’s 1916 paintings were selected for 2017 NordArt exhibition – The Somme on the Liffey and For our Future. Both paintings were previously exhibited in the Luan Gallery, Athlone as part of the 1916 Centenary Programme and in Aras Chill Dara, Naas as part of an outdoor centenary exhibition.


Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

Line and Fold | Paraic Leahy with PAPER Gallery at Campbasel, Basel

12 to 18 June 2017
Campbasel, Basel.

Paraic Leahy will exhibit new work on paper in ‘Line and Fold’ with PAPER Gallery at Campbasel, Basel.

Campbasel is a temporary space for the arts, wherever we decide it will be. Depending on your social perspective, we create situations of parasitism or symbiosys.

Featured Paper Artist – Lisa Denyer, Sarah Eyre, David Hancock, Paraic Leahy, and Ruby Tingle.

FCB Photo Awards | Maurice Gunning at Museu Agbar de les Aigues, Barcelona

21 June to 16 July 2017
Museu Agbar de les Aigües, Carretera de Sant Boi, 4-6, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Maurice Gunning exhibits at the Museu Agbar de les Aigües, Barcelona as one of the finalists of the inaugural FCB Photo Awards. The work is from a larger study of photographs created in the Gambia in 2015. The work has previously been exhibited in the Hunt Museum, Glór Gallery and the RDS. This will be it’s first showing in Spain, and it will form part of a touring exhibition over the summer months. The work was originally supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

This is the Sea | Enda O’Donoghue at Fano Kunstmuseum, Denmark

4 June to 27 August 2017
Fanø Kunstmuseum, Sønderho, 6720 Fanø, Denmark

Fanø Kunstmuseum presents a group show ‘This is the Sea’.

Featured artists:
Per Morten Abrahamsen, Danja Akulin, Giampiero Assumma, Konstantin Déry, Tom Gefken, René Holm, Adrian Iurco, Karolin Kloppstech, Franziska Klotz, Enda O’Donoghue, Alejandro R. Gonzàlez, Richard Stipl, Miriam Vlaming, Alexander Zakharov and Josef Zlamal. Curated by Uwe Goldenstein.

i Læsø | Conor Gallagher at Luddes Hus, Denmark

9 June to 31 July

The exhibition by Conor Gallagher i Læsø will be held in Luddes Hus, Byrum, Læsø, an island off Jutland in Denmark.

It will include paintings, prints and drawings made during a residency from april 23 – may 22. During the residency, local people were encouraged to visit the studio and watch the artistic process. This led to many discussions about their favourite places on the island and some of the paintings were based on these locations.

Prints were made using the local pigment, gul okker (yellow ochre) which was added as a layer on to digital photographs.

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Eleonora McNamara at Strandings Museum, Thorsminde, Denmark

The Strandings Museum offers a unique insight into some of the famous shipwrecks that have befallen the treacherous conditions off the Jutland Coastline. One of its main exhibitions deals with the story of the HMS George and HMS Defense that sank off the coast in 1811, with the loss of 1400 lives. A myriad of recovered objects are on display at the museum.

Eleonora McNamara, originally from Co Clare and now a resident of Rathdrum in Wicklow, was charged with the task of creating a inimitable centerpiece for the Stranding’s Museum, commissioned by prestigious London and Dublin based group, Event Communications and Strandings Museum.

Eleonora worked on the piece from concept to delivery at her base in Kilcoole, where her company, All Shapes All Makes is currently located. The large representational piece; comprised of Acrylic and Aluminum engineering, captures the scene of the aforementioned ships trying, in vain, to navigate the massive foreboding waves.

Launched May 19, permanent exhibition.

Tremble Tremble | Jesse Jones at Pavilion of Ireland, La Biennale di Venezia

5 May to 26 November

Ireland at Venice, the national representation of Ireland at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, presents Jesse Jones.

Jesse Jones has considered the national pavilion as the site of an alternative Law. With a practice that is grounded in film and performance, Jones has created an artwork she describes as a “bewitching” of the judicial system. ‘Tremble Tremble’ is presented in the Arsenale with Commissioner and Curator, Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh.

The title is inspired by the 1970s Italian wages for housework movement, during which women chanted “Tremate, tremate, le streghe sono tornate! (Tremble, tremble, the witches have returned!)”. Jones’ new work emerges from a rising social movement in Ireland which calls for a transformation of the historic relationship between the church and the state. In this time of change, Jesse Jones returns to the witch as a feminist archetype and disrupter who has the potential to transform reality. ‘Tremble Tremble’ imagines a different legal order, one in which the multitude are bought together in a symbolic, gigantic body, to proclaim a new law, that of In Utera Gigantae.

A book, published in English and Italian, features the writing of Silvia Federici, Tina Kinsella, Lisa Godson, and Tessa Giblin. ‘Tremble Tremble / Tremate Tremate’ is co-published by Mousse Publishing and Project Arts Centre, and is available to purchase from Project Arts Centre for the special price of €8.

Meadhbh O’Connor at the Antarctic Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale

12 May to 31 July 2017
Dorsoduro 1410, 1411, 1412; Palazzo Molin a San Basegio, Fondamenta delle Zattere al Ponte Longo 1412, Venezia, Italia.

Méadhbh O’Connor (Ireland) exhibiting work at the Antarctic Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. Selected by Alexander Ponomarev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.

A group exhibition of selected artists from around the world can be viewed at the supranational Antarctic Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale, along with documentation from the first ever Antarctic Biennale which took place on the white continent earlier this year.

Opening times May (12 – 6PM), June (2 – 6PM), July (2 – 6PM). Open daily except Tuesdays. |

slips, speaks | Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain at 12 Star Gallery, London

17 to 26 May
Opening Reception Tuesday 16 May, 6:30pm with a reading by Sarah Hayden

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland | MA in Art and Process 2017 Graduates
Artists: Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain
Curated by Pádraig Spillane

To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of what has become the EU, 12 Star Gallery is organizing a season of exhibitions that features students from Europe’s leading art schools. CIT Crawford College of Art & Design will showcase four 2017 graduates from its MA in Art & Process programme. The exhibition presents Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, and Max Le Cain, featuring painting, ceramic and image-based pieces, with video and sound works.

This exhibition has an accompanying text by Sarah Hayden, Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century American Literature and Culture at the University of Southampton.

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12 Star Gallery,
Europe House,
32 Smith Square,
London SW1P 3EU