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Abigail O’Brien: With Bread
23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
While bread and the craft of making it are nearly as old as civilisation itself, Pain au levain was the first leavened bread, probably discovered in Egypt six thousand years ago. Artist Abigail O’Brien’s interest in bread, its elemental properties, the magical process that takes place in its making, its centrality in human daily life across race and culture and religion, its familial, social and cultural importance, and its rich symbolism, spans some twenty years.
Portraits from The David Kronn Collection
10 Jan 2015 - 22 Feb 2015
The Butler Gallery is delighted to present Portraits from The David Kronn Collection. This exhibition comes to the Butler Gallery from the National Programme of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and is drawn from the exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr David Kronn, an Irish-born paediatrician with a specialty in medical genetics, who lives and works in New York. Dr Kronn has built an extraordinary photography collection over the past twenty years, which is a promised gift to the Irish Museum of Modern Art to be enjoyed by the Irish public into the future. The overall donation will substantially increase IMMA’s photographic holdings and provide an historical, contextual and expanding framework essential for the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary photography.
Prints from a Life
23 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
The Michael O’Connor Poster Collection is made up of approximately 2800 international posters; ephemeral and historical items dating from the late 1960’s to the early 1980’s. Michael O’Connor of Listowel, County Kerry, categorically amassed the collection over the course of 20 years, at great personal expense. He generously donated it to Limerick City Gallery of Art in 1989. This eclectic and personal collection grew alongside Michael O’Connor’s years, taking its shape from the line of his life.
Tjibbe Hooghiemstra: Sandy Island
15 Jan 2015 - 14 Feb 2015
New paintings and drawings from internationally acclaimed Dutch artist.
31 Jan 2015 - 14 Mar 2015
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre hosts its inaugural exhibition Fourth Space with work by 9 leading artists based in Ireland: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Angela Fulcher, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Dennis McNulty and Liam O’Callaghan.
Clare Langan: The Floating World
10 Jan 2015 - 3 May 2015
Clare Langan’s The Floating World is a multi-screen film which presents a sensitively poetic message about possible futures and our place in the world. Shot in three contrasting locations, the viewer is led through haunting and elegaic landscapes where white ash or snow swirls and settles, prompting thoughts of a world devasted and beyond habitation. The Floating World questions the relationship between mankind and the earth.
The Watson Archive
1 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
This exhibition of designs and cartoons by James Watson & Son, a stained-glass studio that flourished in Youghal in the nineteenth & twentieth centuries, allows visitors to the Crawford Art Gallery to appreciate some of the challenges facing Ireland’s national cultural institutions today. The Watson Archive was acquired at auction in December 2014.
3 Jan 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
Christmas group show • Opening Reception Thursday 11 December, from 6:30pm onwards To celebrate its first year at 5 Cavendish Row, for its Christmas group show, the Olivier Cornet Gallery will be showing a selection of works which have been at the core of its artists’ practices during 2014. A great opportunity to see the [...]