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On Steady Ground/Unsteady Ground | Cora Cummins and Saoirse Higgins at Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon

11/12/2021 – 13/03/2022 @ 12:00 am – ON STEADY GROUND/UNSTEADY GROUND New Work by Cora Cummins and Saoirse Higgins Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire 11 December 2021 – 13 March 2022 dlr County Council is delighted to present On Steady Ground/Unsteady Ground, a collaborative exhibition by artists Cora Cummins and Saoirse Higgins, awardees of a Visual Art […]

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Return to Disintegration – Periodical Review 11 | Group Show at Pallas Projects/Studios

10/12/2021 – 22/01/2022 @ – Return to Disintegration – Periodical Review 11 Selected by Sheena Barrett, Alice Butler, Mark Cullen, Gavin Murphy Pallas Projects 10/12/21—22/01/22 Tanad Aaron & Mark Swords, Ella Bertilsson, Helen Blake, Bog Cottage Collective, Jenny Brady, Amanda Coogan, crux.project, Ailbhe Cunningham & Aoife Desmond, Joy Gerrard, Emma Wolf Haugh, Barbara Knezevic, Orla McHardy, Dennis McNulty, Jennie Moran/Home […]

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The Shrinking Universe – Directors Tour | Eva Rothschild at Void Gallery

08/12/2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Join Void’s Director Mary Cremin on a tour of our current exhibition The Shrinking Universe with Eva Rothschild This lunchtime tour will explore Mary Cremin’s curatorship of the Ireland at Venice Pavillion 2019, and re-situate the work in a post-covid era. No booking required, and we welcome groups.

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Online Talk | The Artist’s Well – Series 2, Ep 5 – Caitlyn Rooke

04/12/2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am – The Artist’s Well is a weekly studio visit with an invited artist online via Zoom. The informal and often intimate conversation looks at the life of the artist, their work practice and allows the viewers to comment or ask questions of the artist. Now in its 2nd series, artist host Alan Keane has facilitated visits […]

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Applications Open for VAI Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Applications are invited for the 2022 Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. The Residency is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. This year VAI will provide a two month research based residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Accommodation, one…

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Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., announces almost €2 million to support the promotion of Irish arts globally

From the Department Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., announced funding of almost €2 million by Culture Ireland for the promotion of Irish arts globally in 2022. The funding is to support Irish artists, arts organisations and Irish cultural centres abroad…

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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces Guest Curators 2022

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the awarded curators from our recent Open Call for Curators as RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain), and Katherine Murphy. RGKSKSRG will curate Oh My Demigod, a group exhibition that re-reads and re-tells the epic Irish story of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, particularly the role played by the young Cú…

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Current Calls for Artists to provide work without a fee

It has come to our attention that artists are being approached to be part of a new national collection. The request is for work to be donated and signed over as a gift to the organising institution. The printing of the work, inclusion in a future exhibition and publication form the basis for remuneration. We…

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