Public Talk: Robert Ballagh: Micheal Farrell – Before France
Crawford Art Gallery
Wednesday 11 December, 1 - 2pm
11 Dec 2013
Wednesday 11 December, 1 – 2pm • Admission Free • All Welcome
Saturday 7 December, 4- 5:30pm
7 Dec 2013
Red Bird Youth Collective’s experimental performance ‘Waking Playthings’ will take place from 4.00- 5.30pm on the 7th of December in Nun’s Island Theatre. This performance is the end result of a collaboration between performance artist Dominic Thorpe and sound artist Vicky Langan. This project is kindly supported by The Arts Council under The Youth Ensemble Scheme.
SLOW VISIBILITY and Launch of Fugitive Papers #5
Saturday 23 November, 2pm - 6pm
23 Nov 2013
On Saturday the 23rd of November, in parallel to the publication of Fugitive Paper # 5, for which seven artists were invited to reflect on the condition and theory of their practices, Fugitive Papers will hold a discussion in Nuns Island Theatre as part of Tulca Festival of Visual Art. This event proposes to open up the discussion by inviting curators, commissioners and publics to join the participating artists (Biographies of contributors available here).
National Sculpture Factory
Thursday 14 November at 7:30pm
14 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
To mark the anniversary of the infamous 1913 Dublin Lockout, the NSF, as part of the Cork Film Festival, presents STRIKE! Curated by artist Anthony Haughey, STRIKE! will explore a wide range of filmic responses to industrial unrest and workers resistance movements internationally. Main features on the big screen are Sergei Eisenstein’s, The Strike (1925) on Thursday 14th and Allan Sekula’s The Forgotten Space (2010) on Friday 15th.
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Friday 15 November at 6pm
13 Nov 2013 - 7 Dec 2013
The use of the ordinary or recognised object, or motif, in the work of the four artists, forms a connective dialogue. Though there are differences of aim and materiality, the work connects in its use of the transformative to explore experience.
Roisin Coyle: Yarn Festival Exhibition
Mermaid Arts Centre
9 Nov 2013 - 28 Nov 2013
1937/38 the pupils of 5th class in Loreto Primary School were given the task of collecting stories from relatives and neighbours as part of a national folklore-collecting project called the Irish Folklore Commission. For this year’s YARN festival artists Róisín Coyle will present an installation for children in Mermaid Arts Centre’s gallery.
Thursday 7 November 2013, 6 - 8pm
8 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Lacuna [ ] is a new curatorial project at Taylor Galleries co-curated by David Quinn and Sabina Mac Mahon. Situated in the first floor exhibition spaces of the gallery at 16 Kildare Street, it is planned as an occasional and on-going series of exhibitions and publications that will run alongside the gallery’s main programme and embrace experimental and enquiring practices in image- and object-making. When an empty space is encountered it can evoke a desire to fill it with something; to make it complete. In addressing this compulsion Lacuna [ ] both asks and answers the question, ‘With what?’.
Alex Sadkowsky: 103 Small Paintings, One Big Thought
Thursday 7 November, 6 - 8pm
8 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
The exhibition comprises of 103 small paintings in oil on canvas mounted on board that Sadkowsky has completed over the past ten years. The paintings read like a surreal diary – fragmentary thoughts and visions become signs and symbols expressed in various visual idioms that are repeated, regenerated, reused until they are cast aside to make way for the next idea. Here a rhinoceros in the wild sports a human mouth and eyes, a piano exists as an impasto-heavy kaleidoscope of colour, disembodied legs clothed in smart trousers and patent leather shoes circle around a head of lettuce and two sausages nestle next to a kidney-shaped palette while love letters spiral through clear skies.
Dublin Art Book Fair 2013
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
Friday 8 November at 11am
8 Nov 2013 - 10 Nov 2013
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present the third edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair between the 8th and 10th of November.
The fair aims to provide a platform for art lovers and book lovers to discover new and exciting books that are hard to source within Ireland. The event has quickly become one of the highlights of the year of programming at TBG+S.
Conor Walton: Vanitas
Thursday 7 November, 5:30 - 8pm
8 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
Peppercanister Gallery is delighted to present its first ever solo exhibition by the remarkable artist Conor Walton. A relatively young painter in his 40’s, Walton has already achieved enormous success and recognition, with his work in many important collections including the Irish Armed Forces, OPW, ESB, UCD, TCD and the National Self-Portrait Collection, University of Limerick. He has just had four recent international solo-exhibitions and has another forthcoming in the USA.
TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2013
Galway Arts Centre
Friday 8 November at 7:30pm
8 Nov 2013 - 24 Nov 2013
You are invited to the 11th Annual TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2013 Golden Mountain curated by Valerie Connor Join us as we celebrate the Contemporary Visual Arts The Festival launches on Friday 8th November in The Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street at 7.30pm. Followed by the delicious, seductive sounds of DJ Double V and DAS DJ [...]
Tadhg McSweeney and Aliza Nisenbaum
8 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
This is a two-person show with Irish artist Tadhg McSweeney and Mexican artist Aliza Nisenbaum. Tadhg McSweeney paints and makes sculptures with a seamless connection between their form, function and colour palette. Yet each work has a defined independence and abstraction within the body of work. His work disturbs notions of the conventions of representation, display and perception. Sculptures, devised of paint, glass, paper, residues of glue and silicon, of other sculptures, wood and various recycled materials, are the frames to themselves and to the paintings positioned behind them. The work plays with the potential of the found and used material to create a vision of a new world.Objects, structures, monuments and landscapes for a new utopia.
Along the River Barrow
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre
5 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
VISUAL are delighted to present this new body of work by members of The Barrow Valley Artists Group looking at aspects of the Barrow River. Over a number of months this group took part in workshops with painter Adam Bohanna in the galleries at VISUAL. The results reflect a close and intimate view of an evolving town and riverscape.
Gordon Harris: Juxtapositions
Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin
Thursday 31 October at 6:30pm
31 Oct 2013 - 22 Nov 2013
Gormleys are delighted to announce an exhibition of new works by figurative artist Gordon Harris. The exhibition ‘Juxtapositions’ examines the startling reality of life and stark realism of death. Harris’ works brings the old world into a modern era in paintings of timeless emotion.
Conor Mary Foy: Adiaphora
Wednesday 30 October 6 - 8pm
30 Oct 2013 - 2 Nov 2013
Conor Mary Foy’s visuals are filled with loaded trinkets and symbols; there is a sense that the significance of these objects is perhaps, indifferent. Symbols encompass the opportunity and a readiness for appropriation; a platform for the eternal capability of potentials. This brewing possibility spills onto the context within Foy’s video and photography work. Each scenario is placed within a neutrality, with no structure to discern in these scenes; historical, present or futuristic, and the presence of these loaded symbolic visuals sitting in a vague and un-telling backdrop is one that is easily very unfamiliar; what could be from our time or someone else’s, from our world or the next. The sequential purposefulness of the narrative in these works progresses in tandem alongside the gearing of Adiaphora’s fundamental implications; an impending, indifferent possibility of things. The cultish direction of Foy’s video works strive towards the sense of a greater indifference.
Patrick Graham: Half Light
Hillsboro Fine Art
Thursday 24 October, 6 - 8pm
25 Oct 2013 - 23 Nov 2013
New paintings from Ireland’s foremost figurative painter.