a soul’s escape
Saturday 9 August, 6 - 8pm
9 Aug 2014 - 23 Aug 2014
There are records of a small range of buildings near South William Street, evocatively called “Tib and Tom” where citizens reputedly assembled to practise archery or play nine-pins (skittles) in medieval times. In the Land of Tib and Tom is an exhibition about the real and imagined stories of places. Five artists depict various physical spaces and territories or examine the material traces that linger in buildings over time, as they change form and function.
National Sculpture Factory
Wednesday 6 August at 1pm
6 Aug 2014 - 26 Aug 2014
National Sculpture Factory’s Summer lunchtime lecture series • Every Wednesday in August, in the Factory Floor Mezzanine, 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. • Free and Open to All
John Kelly: ‘Beyond Woop Woop, an artist’s voyage to Antarctica’
West Cork Arts Centre
Thursday 31 July at 6.30pm
31 Jul 2014
In 2013 John Kelly travelled to Antarctica sponsored by the Australian Antarctic Division. To get there he spent three weeks on the icebreaker, Aurora Australis, followed by five weeks painting ‘en plein air’ at Mawson, the Australian Antarctic Base. This talk will include a photographic and film depiction of his adventure.
RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition
Wednesday 30 July
30 Jul 2014 - 10 Aug 2014
The RDS Student Art Awards highlight the best work coming out of third-level art colleges today. The main prize is the RDS Taylor Art Award worth €5000, awarded for over 150 years and still going strong. The Exhibition will feature fine art, photography, painting, drawing, print-making, multimedia and installation.
Self-made: An Exhibition Of Live Performance
Crawford Art Gallery
Saturday 26 July from 2pm
26 Jul 2014
Self-Made is an exhibition of live performance, focuses on the physicality of the body, looking at the body as form sculpted through daily life practices. The Crawford Art Galleries’ Sculpture Galleries are an apt site for reframing contemporary questions around the body in an art historical context, since such current questions are part of an age-old investigation into the figurative in art making. Self-Made is part of the Avant Festival, July 10 – 31.
John Kelly: Castlehaven – Recent Paintings and Etchings
Saturday 26 July at 7pm
26 Jul 2014 - 7 Aug 2014
Opening Reception Saturday 26 July at 7pm • To be opened by John P. O’Sullivan, Art Critic
Nuala O’Sullivan: A Respectable Woman
Tuesday 22 July at 7pm
23 Jul 2014 - 12 Aug 2014
Meath County Council Arts Office are delighted to present A Respectable Woman by acclaimed artist Nuala O’Sullivan in the Toradh Gallery. Nuala O’Sullivan is a Limerick based artist. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2006 before completing a Fine Art Masters Degree in 2013.
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Wednesday 23 July at 6pm
23 Jul 2014 - 2 Aug 2014
Cork Thing presents new work by ten artists invited to adapt prose from Paris Spleen in a Cork-like context. Contributing artists Kevin O’Shea, Joseph Keating, Róisín Foley, Femke Vandenberg, Bren Smyth, Luke Sisk, Billy Dante, Hayden O’Donnell, Darragh Wilkins and David Mathúna will display works of various media existing as autonomous imaginings, reflecting the pages of individual prose within Charles Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen. Accompanying text by Iris Swift.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
18 to 26 July
18 Jul 2014 - 26 Jul 2014
Tickets go on sale today (Tuesday 24 June 2014) for IMMA’s new festival, SUMMER RISING, at www.imma.ie, with a line-up of events that invites everyone to come and enjoy a jam packed programme with something for all ages from Friday 18 July to Saturday 26 July 2014. Taking place in IMMA’s beautiful gardens and historic North Wing, in celebration of the much anticipated exhibition Propositions by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, SUMMER RISING promises to be a joyous celebration of art, music, food, and performance with day-long family events and a programme of night-time events you will not want to miss.
Wickham Street Studios
Bourn Vincent Gallery
Thursday 17 July, 4:30 - 6:30pm
18 Jul 2014 - 20 Aug 2014
An exhibition of new work by 19 artists from Wickham Street Studios.
WERK // HEAT RASH
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Friday 18 July, 8:30pm - 1am
18 Jul 2014
“We give each issue of WERK a name, which is a kind of gut response to what is happening in the world around us at the time. The name, the graphic design and the brief we write then informs what the artists do and how the audience engages…and when everything comes together on the night there’s a real sense of community and catharsis” THISISPOPBABY Co-Director Jennifer Jennings
Public Art Now, with Claire Doherty, Situations
National Sculpture Factory
16 and 17 July
16 Jul 2014 - 17 Jul 2014
Book now The National Sculpture Factory and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, are delighted to be working with Cork City Arts Office and the Office of Public Works to present a two day event on public art in Cork. PUBLIC ART NOW with Claire Doherty, Situations • 16 and 17 July Details and [...]
John Black and Rachael Redfern: Occupation
Wednesday 16 July, 3 - 5pm
16 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014
This exhibition is the outcome of the Commissioned Art Award Scheme a partnership project between Void Art School and the North West Regional College.
Liam O’Callaghan: If and then…(again)
Galway Arts Centre
Tuesday 15 July at 6pm
14 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014
The process of O’Callaghan’s work is one that leaves time and space for continued inventiveness, experimentation and play. A continuing process of thinking by hand, with a make shift, make-do aesthetic is apparent in each work. O’Callaghan’s performative process explores the poetry of objects and the act of making, leading to a collision of sound and object and a sense of experience, for both the artist and the audience. This performative and experimental process creates work that the viewer can question and consider. It frames a darker side to society and the struggles of the human condition in a world striving for a homogenized idealism.
Hillsboro Fine Art
Thursday 10 July at 6pm
11 Jul 2014 - 9 Aug 2014
Seán Guinan • Enzo Marra • Alison Pilkington
Jeanette Lowe: Waiting, Charlemont Street Flats
Thursday 10 July at 6.15pm
11 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
In 2013 Jeanette Lowe was invited to photograph Ffrench Mullen House and Charlemont Gardens prior to their demolition. The two blocks were part of the Tom Kelly flats complex on Charlemont Street in Dublin, affectionately known to locals as ‘Charlo’.
Within the empty buildings Jeanette discovered flats that were still almost fully furnished, many with abandoned personal items, creating an eerie feeling of anticipation, or waiting, for a return of past inhabitants. These items contrasted starkly with the decay and damp that was taking over the buildings, as though it too had been waiting for the abandonment in order to take full hold.