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aemi online | Sibyl Montague, Profit and Loss (2013-2016) I, II, III, IV with an interview by Morgan Quaintance

07/10/2020 – 03/11/2020 @ – aemi is delighted to present Profit and Loss (2013-2016) I, II, III, IV by artist Sibyl Montague as the third in its current series of online screenings. Sibyl Montague is a studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and was one of the co-directors of PLASTIK Festival of Artist Moving Image. This is the […]


190th RHA Annual Exhibition Online

20/10/2020 – 13/12/2020 @ – For the first time in the RHA Annual’s history, you can now view all 455 works of art online from today! Enjoy viewing the exhibition in its entirety, with each individual work having been professionally photographed, discover prize winners, Academy Member-led tours and make purchases, all from the safety of your own home. Support the […]


John Behan: Migrants | Solomon Fine Art Online Exhibition

29/10/2020 – 21/11/2020 @ – In this exhibition of new work, celebrated Irish sculptor John Behan continues with themes of emigration and the displacement of people, and imagery which depicts the plight of current day immigrants and refugees. Over the past two years Behan has made frequent visits to Athens to volunteer at Camp Eleonas, a Greek state-run centre for […]


Signal Arts Society Member’s Exhibition 2020 | Online

12/10/2020 – 25/10/2020 @ – Signal Arts Centre is pleased to present the 20th Annual Exhibition of works by members of the Signal Arts Society. This exhibition is a showcase for members of the Signal Arts Society and, being a group show, includes a diverse range of content, a varied selection of mediums and always something to delight even the […]

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78,759 Euro offered in Capital Funding to 10 Visual Arts Organisations for essential maintenance and repairs

78,759 Euro has been offered in Capital Funding to 10 Visual Arts Organisations to assist them with essential maintenance and repairs.


Arts Council Northern Ireland Announce Recipients of SIAP Funding

The Arts Council has announced details of 242 artists to receive funding through its Support for Individual Artists Programme (SIAP). The funding package, worth almost £475,000, has been made possible thanks to the National Lottery and will provide vital support to artists working across all disciplines, including visual arts, literature, music and community arts. Artists…

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Susan Mannion Awarded Commission at Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park, Mayo

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service, The Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Park & Wildlife Services are delighted to announce that the visual artist Susan Mannion has been selected for the public art commission at the Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. Susan Mannion is a talented visual artist based in Boyle, who specialises in…


Sandra Johnston Announced as Recipient of the O’Malley Visual Arts Award 2020

The Irish American Institute and the Judges for the 2020 O’Malley Visual Arts Award Christina Kennedy, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donal Maguire, National Gallery of Ireland and Catherine Marshall, art historian, writer and curator are pleased to announce that Sandra Johnston has been selected as the 23rd winner of the O’Malley Visual Arts Award.…

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