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Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

24 Sep 2014 - 18 Jan 2015

In 1917 the British Ministry of Information commissioned several well-known British artists to produce a series of images on different aspects of the war effort. The aim was to encourage a war-weary public and raise support for the war effort. The images by various artists illustrate some of the changing attitudes at the time such as the role of women in the war, the industry of war and the casualties of war. The lithographs were divided into “Efforts” with nine artists producing six lithographs each on different aspects of the war effort, including Christopher Wynne Nevinson, William Rothenstein and Claude Shepperson.

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

Marie Hanlon: Everything We See

24 Oct 2014 - 6 Dec 2014

This exhibition deals with the complexities of seeing and our understanding of what it is we see.Through a diverse range of work encompassing installation, video, drawing and sound, Marie Hanlon presents pieces which engage the viewer in questions of perception: what is real, what is fiction, can we ‘know’ based on what we ‘see’ and do our assumptions hide the truth. Each artwork requires the viewer to dwell on the act of seeing or to renegotiate existing perceptions.

Niall Leavy: Luminous

Niall Leavy: Luminous

Niall Leavy: Luminous

8 Oct 2014 - 4 Nov 2014

Meath-based Niall Leavy is a professional artist working from his studio in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Niall has been a practicing artist for nearly 20 years and has had a very successful solo show at the Sol Gallery Dublin, a number of successful appearances at Art Source in the RDS, and exhibited in the UK and earlier this year has had his work showcased at the Milan and Singapore Affordable Art Fairs. Niall has built a strong following for his vibrant, uplifting & very distinctive art, with a number of corporate and individual collectors through exhibitions and his website at www.niallleavy.com. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has recently acquired a second painting for their collection.

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

Saidhbhín Gibson: Natura natura

26 Aug 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

Dublin City Council Arts Office is pleased to present this exhibition of work by Saidhbhín Gibson developed in response to a temporary residency at The Natural History Museum. Working with the staff from the Museum , Gibson researched and explored the vast range of diverse species from the natural world featured in the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Inspired by wildlife from Ireland the work investigates our understanding and experience of nature in both rural and urban settings. This exhibition is accompanied by a free programme of events at The LAB and The Natural History Museum exploring art and wildlife. On 23rd October at 2pm CROW (City Right of Way) will be tracing a path between The Natural History Museum and The LAB on the hunt for flora or fauna en route between the venues. This will be followed by an exhibition reception at The LAB from 3.30pm. For further information and bookings see: http://naturanatura.eventbrite.ie

Mick O’Dea: The Split

Mick O’Dea: The Split

Mick O’Dea: The Split

17 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Split by Mick O’Dea. Continuing the themes explored in Black and Tan (2010) and Trouble (2012), O’Dea has produced large-scale paintings that draw on a wide range of photographic sources.

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

Jim McKeever: Significant Objects

21 Oct 2014 - 28 Nov 2014

This exhibition tells the story of John, who was placed in care with the Sisters of Nazareth at just one day old and didn’t leave the system until seventeen years later. Collaborating with John over two years, photographer Jim McKeever has created an intense narrative visualising places and objects that represent physical and mental pain.

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

Aisling O’Beirn: Quaternion Quest

12 Sep 2014 - 8 Nov 2014

In 1843 the Irish mathematician Hamilton had been long mulling over the problem of how to multiply in 3D space. Whilst walking from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Academy, in a moment of sudden realisation and least he forget it, he inscribed the formula for Quaternion multiplication on Broom Bridge.

Debbie Chapman: Chapelizod Dereliction

Debbie Chapman: Chapelizod Dereliction

Debbie Chapman: Chapelizod Dereliction

7 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014

Chapelizod Dereliction is the culmination of a nine-month community arts project led by Irish artist Debbie Chapman. It is a multimedia installation of drawings, photos, sculpture, painting, poetry and video.

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

Gordon Ashbridge: For God and Ulster

11 Oct 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

For God and Ulster brings together different worlds, highlighting tensions between the experience of community and an increasingly fragmented society. As a child growing up in Belfast, Gordon Ashbridge’s spiritual roots were in the Brethren, a Christian evangelical movement which had its beginnings in Dublin in the 1830s. In his colour photographic series ‘God Willing’ and ‘The Word Unadorned’ Ashbridge examines the people, places and architecture of this once radical movement as it struggles for relevance in a post-Christian society. He does not attempt to judge the values of this ordinarily closed world. The subjects that Ashbridge has turned his camera towards are familiar to him. His work takes the viewer beyond the strident stereotypes of Protestant cultures in Ulster –revealing instead an insider’s intimate space.

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

Stephanie Hough: In Pursuit of Leisure

24 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014

Debut Solo exhibition of recent work by artist Stephanie Hough curated by Pluck Gallery. Hough’s work focuses on how society is warped in the prism of pop culture, scrutinizing versions of recreation presented by the media. With typical wit and intelligence, Hough produces works that wryly dissect the culture of commodified leisure, creating an exhibition that is smart, funny and provocative.