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A Web of Echoes | Paul Doran at Zari Gallery, London

04/05/2021 – 25/06/2021 @ – Echoes from the past come in waves, weaving in and out to form a tapestry of memories. Remnants of the past are etched into our psyches, political systems and environmental surroundings. Throughout the earth’s existence, cataclysmic events have shaped the future. We are now living through a momentous time of turbulent change and we have […]


“Life Goes On” | Jacqueline Wylie at Strand Arts Centre, Belfast

07/05/2021 – 30/05/2021 @ – Life Goes On – Scenes of East Belfast during the First Lockdown. Jacqueline Wylie began to document the impact of Covid-19 on herself and the spirit of her local community of Ballymacarrett in May 2020. Most of the photographs were taken while she walked the Greenway in East Belfast, litter picking and engaging with people, […]


LUMINOUS VOID: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society | Project Arts Centre, Dublin

13/05/2021 – 25/06/2021 @ – Luminous Void: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society is an overview of the twenty-year history of Experimental Film Society (EFS). Through an exhibition and event series, it will explore the unique, defiant and influential trail that EFS has blazed through the landscape of contemporary Irish moving image. Hailed as “the most active, prolific and intrepid […]


Custom House Studios Group Show | Gallery Reopening

10/05/2021 – 31/08/2021 @ – Custom House Studios galleries reopens  to  the public Monday May 10th with an exciting group exhibition of artists working at Custom House Studios. Galleries open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00 and weekends and holidays 13:00 – 16:30. Reopening exhibition features paintings and printmaking from nine artists ; Tom Brawn, Kate Cuddy, Bryan Gerard Duffy, […]

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Save the Date – Public Art Now Conversations (24-26 June)

Public Art Now Conversations is an exciting new online event exploring the changing landscape of Public Art now and in the coming decades, June 24-26, 2021. Technological University Dublin and the Grangegorman Development Agency are delighted to invite your attendance as part of Public Art Now Conversations; a structured programme of six online conversations led…


Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

Tate Britain today announced the shortlist for Turner Prize 2021: Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works. An exhibition of their work will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry from 29 September 2021 to 12 January 2022 as part of the UK City of…


Creating Time Awards 2020/21

First series of Unlimited grants awarded to d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent Artists Winner of The Voice, Andrea Begley, is one of 11 d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists to be awarded £1,000 by a new grant programme run by the University of Atypical. The Creating Time Awards is the first in a series of grant programmes…

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

New 2021 Programme for the Decade of Centenaries including a permanent new 20th Century History of Ireland exhibition

From the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister Catherine Martin announce 2021 Programme for the Decade of Centenaries including a permanent new 20th Century History of Ireland exhibition Cultural Institutions and Creativity take centre stage in the Government’s commemoration programme featuring: Investment in new…

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