MAKE Symposium: Exploring Ideas of Making in Art, Technology and Science
Friday 7 March, 10am - 5pm
7 Mar 2014
MAKE Symposium will look at our relationship to making, to objects, and our awareness through touch of the material world.
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
Friday 14 February, 9:30 - 11:30pm
14 Feb 2014
Presented by The Market Studios performance art initiative, Livestock, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’ Atrium space hosts Lovestock; a one night stand of performance art, interactive installations, sound, screenings and diverse bitter-sweet interventions about love. True to real life, true love at Lovestock is rare; come see the artists pursue love, fail at relationships, indulge sexual proclivity and endure unrequited love. Love’s realities propel Lovestock’s emotional zenith to the nadir and back. Void of commercial schmaltz, Lovestock is profound, beautiful and sad but also quirky and playful. Lovestock includes a confessional for your romantic sins, haiku poetry that you perform for yourself, a baked goods installation, a slow dance old school style and a cabaret of the depressed. It promises to be a great alternative Valentine’s experience!
12 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
Taylor Galleries is delighted to present an exhibition of prints, paintings and works on paper by renowned Irish artist Patrick Scott from 13 February to 1 March 2014. The show includes rarely-seen works from the early part of Scott’s career alongside more recent carborundum prints and coincides with the major two-part retrospective exhibition, Patrick Scott: Image Space Light, that runs at VISUAL Carlow and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin from 12 February and 16 February respectively.
John Kingerlee and Colin O’Connor: Layers & Layers
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Tuesday 11 February at 6pm
12 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
Pairing veteran painter John Kingerlee with the emerging artist Colin O’Connor this exhibition features works in paper from both artists.
Thursday 6 February, 6 - 8pm
7 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
The Carny invites responses to the idea of the visual, and the presentation of ‘work’ in the gallery space. The works in the show battle for autonomy, disparate works juxtaposed in this one room gallery. These large visceral works alter the physical relationship the viewer may ordinarily have when entering the gallery, obscuring the view into the gallery from the street via the large gallery window, while wall-based works spread across the brick walls at once set out to define and repel any sense of meaning. All of the work in the show references to some degree an awareness of or nod to history in their making, but display an irreverential ‘fuck you’ upon their first encounter. The exhibition also features a one-sheet newspaper style poster with images for each artist – this can be picked up free from the gallery or mailed out on request.
Margaret Egan: New Paintings & Sculpture
Solomon Fine Art
Thursday 6 February 6 - 8pm
7 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
Based near Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin, Egan is gifted in both the art of painting and sculpture. Her studio overlooks the sea, so naturally the ocean is a huge inspiration. Her seascapes are atmospheric and moody with dark grey skies and angry seas, perfectly capturing the wild nature of the Irish coast. Other landscape subjects in this show include Inish Mean in Donegal, Caherdaniel in Co. Kerry and the stunning autumnal hues of the Wicklow landscape, brimming with vibrant colour and energy. Also included in this exhibition are her distinct figurative paintings and sculptures in bronze. In contrast to the vivid landscapes, these poetic figures are often more subdued in colour and have an enigmatic air of mystery about them.
Marilyn Gaffney: Memories – A Homecoming
Thursday 6 February at 6:15pm
7 Feb 2014 - 27 Feb 2014
Memories depicts a title I have been investigating for a number of years within my practice. A Homecoming describes this moment in time within my practice whereby I have ventured back to local ground to display works which previously have ventured further a field internationally and nationally within Ireland but not in my home county.
Iron R 2
National Sculpture Factory
1pm Friday 31 January
31 Jan 2014
This IRON-R project, led by artist and lecturer James L.Hayes, presents a rare opportunity for visual artists in Ireland to make contemporary artworks through a unique, if nearly obsolete, cast-iron process over a 6-day period. At IRON-R 2 there will be three cupola furnaces and all the artists will be taken through the early sand-moulding stage to molten metal pour to finished work in the space of 6 days. The workshop will be interspersed with talks and guidance from world-renowned professionals with vast experience in cast-iron sculptural practice.
Stephen Johnston: The Tommy Bowe Series
Wednesday 29 January at 7pm
29 Jan 2014 - 20 Feb 2014
Stephen Johnston, one of Ireland’s most promising young artists begins in 2014 body of work with a dramatic series of portraits of top Irish rugby international Tommy Bowe.
The Irish, British Lions & Ulster wing is one of the most popular and recognised faces on the Irish sports scene, but Belfast artist Stephen Johnston has painted his image in a style and context that most rugby fans would never expect!
Gallery of Photography
29 Jan 2014 - 9 Feb 2014
The horse has been a staple of art since people first painted the walls of their caves. In the history of art, horses have represented power, magnificence and glory. But what do today’s artists make of the form? These questions are explored through photography, video, painting, and works on paper, in a new exhibition specially curated for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2014.
Simon McDermott: Life Outside the Bubble
Tuesday 28 January at 7pm
28 Jan 2014 - 18 Feb 2014
Life Outside the Bubble is a collection of contemporary portrait photographs. Simon is a graduate of NCAD and has worked extensively in the advertising & commercial art world. His current documentary photo work contrasts with the high gloss imagery of the advertising world.
Anna Konik: Faraway, So Near…
Saturday 25 January at 7:30pm
28 Jan 2014 - 7 Mar 2014
Void is pleased to present the first Northern Irish solo show by Polish artist Anna Konik. “Faraway, So Near…” features two video installations, Transparency (2004) and In the same city, under the same sky (2012 onwards). This will be the first time both works have been shown together. Konik’s work deals with people; their complexities, intricacies and ineffability. That which cannot be easily articulated with words manifests itself through a unique aesthetic language produced from Konik’s Video Art/ Installation practice.
Thursday 23 January 5:30 - 8pm
24 Jan 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
Peppercanister Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Ciarán Lennon. For over 40 years Lennon has distinguished himself as an uncompromising and inventive artist, consistently creating works both visually and morally powerful and remarkably, true to the light of Dublin Bay.
Out Of The Marvellous
Mermaid Arts Centre
24 Jan 2014 - 1 Mar 2014
This show will trace the connections between the art forms of craft and poetry, through the work of Sonja Landweer and Seamus Heaney, Frances Lambe and Derek Mahon, Angela O’Kelly and Gerard Smyth, Joe Hogan and Anne Michaels and Vona Groarke and Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill. Beautiful objects are displayed alongside reproductions of poems in a show which also features an atmospheric soundscape.
Micheal Farrell: Selected Works 1963 – 1997
Friday 17 January , 6 - 8pm
18 Jan 2014 - 8 Feb 2014
Taylor Galleries is very pleased to present Selected Works 1963 – 1997, an exhibition of prints, paintings and works on paper by Micheal Farrell (1940 – 2000) that takes place at the gallery from 18 January to 8 February 2014. The show offers a rare opportunity to see selected pieces from Micheal’s extensive body of works on paper alongside some lesser-spotted paintings and lithographs, and it coincides with the major retrospective exhibition, The Work of Micheal Farrell, that is currently travelling from Solstice Arts Centre, Meath to Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
Everything must go now: One day of tastes, sights, and sounds
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Saturday 18 January 1 - 4pm
18 Jan 2014
For Everything must go now, Jim Ricks has curated a range of artists and practices that could not normally be shown in an ordinary exhibition. He is at once exploring what an exhibition can be, through medium and time, and also asking all involved to consider ‘identity crisis’ as a starting point in response to his show, Bubblewrap Game: Hugh Lane. An entertaining selection of responses or micro-exhibitions will ensue on January 18th, culminating in a reception. Ricks’ solo show in Gallery 8 will also be open throughout the day.