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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.
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.
1 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2016
Conversations is a selection of diverse displays from the IMMA Collection that present the idea of dialogue on a number of levels: among particular artists’ practices such as Andrew Vickery and Elinor Wiltshire; between ‘then’ and ‘now’ in artists’ work at different times in their career, as with Paul Winstanley and Mark O’Kelly; and works that encourage exchange between the Collection, artists, their work and the viewer.
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.
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
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.