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We Often Forget | John Busher at The Complex, Dublin

23/07/2020 – 04/08/2020 @ – Working over a period of 18 months, artist John Busher has often traded back and forth between painting and printmaking. In Shopping (Without Haste), 2019, a barely-there figure appears, shrouded or masked. Working in high-keyed grounds, Busher paints partly recognizable environments, housing estates, shop fronts, lanes, and alleyways. There is a sense of a world […]

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He Wasn’t There | Hue Hale at Hosek Contemporary, Berlin

24/07/2020 – 09/08/2020 @ – He Wasn’t There – an exhibition by Hue Hale Curated by Linda Toivio Hosek Contemporary is pleased to invite you to the opening of Hue Hale’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. “The conventional identity of a young man has always been unclear to me, the identity of a young queer man holds even greater […]

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Ordinary People and Extraordinary People | Ray Corcoran at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

20/07/2020 – 02/08/2020 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm – Ray Corcoran has been involved in the arts for over four decades. A native of Kilkenny, Corcoran has spent the past twenty years living and working in Bray. His work seeks to capture a wide variety of subject matter from portraits of well-known and lesser known figures to scenes of both rural and urban landscapes. […]

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Not the time to be silent: Poet Ruth Marshall + open mic

16/07/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Not the time to be silent is an online Arts response to social distancing in the form of a weekly online poetry reading + open mic and a community group. On Thursday 16 July @ 8 we have Poet Ruth Marshall reading. Ruth Marshall is a Scottish poet and storyteller, living in rural Co. Clare, […]

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90 Artists to Receive Micro Grants from RHA #ReallyHelpingArtists

#ReallyHelpingArtists was a initiative the RHA conceived back in April as a way of creating a positive action amid all of the close-downs and uncertainty of that first full month of lock-down. RHA were very aware that the precarious economics that most artists survive on had just become even more impossible in these new circumstances.…

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Bassam Al-Sabah, Sam Keogh, Ruth E. Lyons and Inga Meldere Recipients of TBG+S International Residencies

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the recipients of our International Residency Programme, supporting artist residencies in New York, Paris and Dublin. The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Residency 2020, in New York, is awarded to Sam Keogh. The TBG+S/HIAP International Residency Exchange 2020, in Dublin, is awarded to Inga Meldere.…

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Alan Dunne and Alé Mercado Shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2020

Two Irish Illustrators, Alan Dunne and Alé Mercado, are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2020. Alan Dunne is shortlisted for his work for the An Post Christmas Stamps 2019 in the Design Product & Packaging category and Alé Mercado is shortlisted for his work for West Cork Podcast Live Show in the same Design…

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Call for Information – Highlighting Public Art in Healthcare

artsandhealth.ie and publicart.ie are seeking examples of  artwork commissioned under the Department of Health, Per Cent for Art Scheme between 2010 and 2020. artsandhealth.ie and publicart.ie would like to get a comprehensive picture of artwork that has been or is being commissioned through the Irish Government Per Cent for Art Scheme in healthcare settings, over…

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