Current Visual Arts Dnotes

Centred

Centred

Centred

Farmleigh Gallery

Thursday 7 August, 6:30 - 8:30pm

8 Aug 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

Ceramics Ireland will celebrate in this exhibition the breadth of contemporary Irish ceramics practice. It will feature functional, decorative, sculptural and installation-based works highlighting the diverse range of clay practice of Irish and Ireland-based makers.

Frequencies 2014

Frequencies 2014

Frequencies 2014

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

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

The Starry Messenger: Seven Artist Filmmakers

VOID

Saturday 2 August at 7:30pm

5 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014

Opening Reception Saturday 2 August at 7:30pm • Curated by Declan Sheehan

Now and Everything in Between

Now and Everything in Between

Now and Everything in Between

Galway Arts Centre

Friday 1 August at 6pm

1 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

The exhibition focuses on the figure and has new works by David Booth, Nicki Cheevers, Fiona Finnegan, Paraic Leahy, Paul MacCormaic and Eleanor McCaughey. The exhibition is curated by Nexus Arts, a curatorial collective4 based in Co. Louth. Nexus were awarded the Curator-in-residenc award by the Arts Council last year and this year received a touring and dissemination award to bring this exhibition to Galway.The exhibition was previously shown in Droichead Arts Centre.

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

The Amulet Exhibition Tour

Galway Arts Centre

Friday 1 August at 6pm

1 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014

The Amulet Exhibition Tour opens at Galway Arts Centre on 1 August 2014. Particular to infant loss, this poetic artwork links photographs of family amulets together with bereaved parents’ whispered stories describing their amulet’s meaning. The exhibition stems from The Amulet project (2009-2013), a collaboration between artist Marie Brett, bereaved parents, and three hospital sites: Cork University Maternity Hospital, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, and Waterford Regional Hospital. Intimate and universally relatable, you’ll feel and think differently about loss after seeing this show.

RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition

RDS National Craft & Student Art Awards Exhibition

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.

Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show

Summer Group Show

Taylor Galleries

28 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present the gallery’s annual Summer Group Show – an exhibition of work featuring selected gallery and invited artists including Patricia Burns, Charles Tyrrell, Seán McSweeney, Patrick Scott, Paki Smith, Louise Neiland, David Quinn, Regine Bartsch, Mary Lohan, Bernadette Kiely, Colin Harrison, Makiko Nakamura, Philip Moss, Joanne Boyle, Ann Quinn and Fionnuala D’Arcy, amongst others.

John Kelly: Castlehaven – Recent Paintings and Etchings

John Kelly: Castlehaven – Recent Paintings and Etchings

John Kelly: Castlehaven – Recent Paintings and Etchings

Doswell Gallery

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

Nuala O’Sullivan: A Respectable Woman

Nuala O’Sullivan: A Respectable Woman

Toradh Gallery

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.

Cork Thing

Cork Thing

Cork Thing

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.

Wickham Street Studios

Wickham Street Studios

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.

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Ewa Partum: Installations and Provocations

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

18 Jul 2014 - 14 Sep 2014

Limerick City Gallery of Art presents the first showing of Ewa Partum’s work in Ireland, examining notions of gestural and symbolic Public Place. Ewa Partum’s Art marks a milestone in 20th-century Art, with Partum emerging as one of the most outstanding figures in European Art, her significance recognised as political change enables a re-examination of artistic geography.

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Dennis McNulty: Prototypes

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

18 Jul 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

Limerick City Gallery of Art proudly presents PROTOTYPES, Dennis McNulty’s first solo exhibition at a public institution in Ireland, curated by Mary Conlon. Housed in the Carnegie Building, the gallery is composed of a series of relatively recent extensions arranged around a century-old central core, former site of the Free Library and Museum. The starting point for the exhibition is the building itself as found object. McNulty inserts new and existing works into the historical and spatial narratives of the building, material and immaterial interventions which hint at structural instabilities in the relationships between language, space and technology. In the recent extensions to the building – or at their thresholds, McNulty creates gateways or portals, resulting in a series of interstitial spaces which play host to a body of work assembled from technological artefacts, construction materials, abject electronics, song lyrics and algorithms. Potential settings or scenarios are proposed: a future archivist recalls her encounters with telepathic operating systems and memory compositing software; primitive machines grapple with language, their lopsided Turing Tests hinting at sentience; and dark folded objects envelop missing books on the digital technologies that first caused them to dematerialise and may now render them obsolete.

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Marie Hanlon and Rhona Clarke: DIC TAT

Draíocht

18 Jul 2014 - 6 Sep 2014

The exhibition DIC TAT is a two-person event by artist Marie Hanlon and composer Rhona Clarke. It comprises a synchronized video, a suite of drawings, six electronic sound works and photographic documentation of sound sourcing. The title, taken from the video piece, explores variations of mark making while drawing to the pulse of a metronome. Here the metronome ʻdictatesʼ the pace, beating out precise measures for the drawing hand to follow. The short sound works were composed using a metronome, either as a sound source in itself, or as a background pulse which is eliminated in the final mix-down, all working either with or against a regular pulse.

Troika!

Troika!

Troika!

Hillsboro Fine Art

Thursday 10 July at 6pm

11 Jul 2014 - 9 Aug 2014

Seán Guinan • Enzo Marra • Alison Pilkington

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Carmel Benson: How to be a Child?

Mermaid Arts Centre

Thursday 17 July at 6pm

8 Jul 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

Carmel Benson is an artist living and working in Roundwood who uses the medium of print and painting. Since the beginning of her career Carmel has used childhood as a dominant theme. She sees childhood as an inexhaustible territory of struggle for comprehension, integration, and identity where a sense of grievance and oppression alternate with hope and a joyful escape into nature. For many who, like the artist, were children in 1950s and 1960s Ireland, childhood involved knowledge of early infant death, child abuse and an acquaintance with state and church institutions. This exhibition looks at instruments of power in language, prayers and mantras, how they can exclude or disempower and how they can be absorbed and repeated in an attempt to serve or protect oneself. Carmel’s paintings, drawings and prints deal with these difficult themes with understanding and a unique sensitivity.

Dublin Summer Show

Dublin Summer Show

Dublin Summer Show

Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin

Saturday 5 July from 2pm

5 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Our Dublin Summer Show will feature new works by Brian Ballard, Eugene Conway, Sean Cotter, Rebecca Crowell, Paul Donaghy, Gordon Harris, Stephen Johnston, Peter Killeen, Seamus O’Byrne, Colin O’Daly, Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Bernadette Madden, Peter Monaghan and Trudie Mooney. Join us for the opening from 2pm and to view the exhibition online visit www.gormleys.ie

Instant Crush

Instant Crush

Instant Crush

Kevin Kavanagh

Thursday 3 July at 6pm

4 Jul 2014 - 2 Aug 2014

A collection of works from the first five years of Chancery Lane.

Sean Lynch, Nevan Lahart, Diana Copperwhite, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Shiel, Tadhg McSweeney, Danny Rolph, Oliver Comerford, Stephen Loughman, Paul McKinley, Anna Bjerger, Ulrich Vogl, Michael Boran, Mick O’Dea, Robert Armstrong, Mark Swords, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Dermot Seymour and Geraldine O’Neill.

The Photo Album of Ireland

The Photo Album of Ireland

The Photo Album of Ireland

Gallery of Photography

Friday 4 July at 1pm

4 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Photo albums give a fascinating insight into our private histories. They can often reveal details about how people lived and worked that official historical records simply overlook. In a ground-breaking initiative developed by The Gallery of Photography, the Photo Album of Ireland project is digitising and sharing cherished family photographs and private photo collections. This emerging, democratic archive provides an accessible record of our rich photographic social history. It is a celebration of ordinary life as viewed from the perspective of private individuals.

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Three Centuries of Irish Art

Crawford Art Gallery

27 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Drawing on the significance and quality of the Crawford Art Gallery’s permanent collection, Three Centuries of Irish Art showcases the work of artists from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Caoimhe Kilfeather: this attentive place

Caoimhe Kilfeather: this attentive place

Caoimhe Kilfeather: this attentive place

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Thursday 19 June, 6 - 8pm

20 Jun 2014 - 20 Aug 2014

Caoimhe Kilfeather’s new body of work combines a variety of everyday materials to create sculptures that interrupt and re-define the gallery space at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Kilfeather’s sculptural work integrates a range of intersecting formal, spatial, material and art historical interests, whilst engaging intuitively with scale and the processes of making. She is also drawn to the idea of ‘legacy’: legacies of forms, materials, systems and methods of production and of how these things contribute to and shape our experiences of the world. Her larger sculptural works are often made within the space of exhibition, creating a specific context for other works and allowing for a moment of unveiling.

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

Linda Shevlin: Supernature

LAB, The

Thursday 19 June, 6 - 8pm

20 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

This exhibition of film and installation was developed during a residency at the Organic Centre Co. Leitrim last year. Working with the staff and students of the centre, Shevlin researched and recreated a series of experiments, inspired by the cult novel Supernature, by Lyall Watson (1973), exploring the many and often astounding ways in which nature manifests itself and adapts to its environment including lunar cycles and Hashimoto’s experiments in giving voice to a cactus.

Trevor Wray: Over and Over and Over

Trevor Wray: Over and Over and Over

Trevor Wray: Over and Over and Over

ADF Gallery

Thursday 19 June, 5 - 7pm

20 Jun 2014 - 14 Aug 2014

From bonfires and parades to cats on windowsills and Scrabo Tower, Trevor Wray has layered an array of imagery that forms a series of surreal encounters. The title; Over and Over and Over refers to the activity of using a single roll of 35mm film and shooting it through an SLR camera several times, creating multiple exposures within each frame. Trevor is bipolar and both the approach and the content of the work relate to this.

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Wednesday 18 June, 6:30 - 8pm

19 Jun 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

This exhibition features contemporary artists whose works resonate with ideas central to the belief system of The Theosophical Society. The Society was founded in New York in 1875, espousing a doctrine synthesised from esoteric religious, philosophical, and scientific ideas and aspiring toward the formation of a universal community in which all religions, creeds, and races were equal. The popularity of Theosophy in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries was considerable, rapidly attracting a community of adherents worldwide from amongst the many disenchanted people who sought spiritual guidance and vital inspiration in an increasingly secular and industrialized world.

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 6 June, 6 - 8pm

7 Jun 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Irish Museum of Modern Art presents The weakened eye of day a new project by Isabel Nolan. The exhibition explores how light manifests as a metaphor in thoughts, obsessions and pursuits and includes text, sculpture, drawings and textiles. Nolan’s works evolve out of consciously erratic investigations into the aesthetics of diverse fields such as cosmology, humoral theory and illuminated manuscripts.

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

Joana Vasconcelos: Valquíria Enxoval (2009)

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Ten years ago Joana Vasconcelos initiated a series of works inspired by the Valkyries. These female characters of Norse mythology, in charge of shaping the destiny of men by selecting the bravest and most valiant warriors killed in battle, fly over the battlefields riding on winged horses, recruiting the future warriors of Odin.

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

35th Éigse Carlow Open Submission 2014

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Including work by invited artists Geraldine O’Neill, Abigail O’Brien, Pat Harris, Colin Harrison, Janet Mullarney, Charles Tyrell, John Doherty, Alice Maher and Sean Hillen.

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

Materialisation: Mapping the Making

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Friday 6 June, 6 - 9pm

7 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Five artists based in Ireland have been invited by Carlow Arts Festival to create a work in response to Joana Vasconcelos’ Valkyrie Enxoval, working with collaborators of their choice. This exhibition charts their journey to the finished work and will include notebooks, photographs, prototypes, samples and statements that illustrate the process and the narrative of each collaboration.

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Distant Relations: Portraiture and Genre Painting in Nineteenth-Century Cork

Crawford Art Gallery

1 Jun 2014 - 30 Aug 2014

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, this exhibition contains portraits, genre scenes and religious paintings from nineteenth-century Cork, some of which have not been shown for many years due to their condition. A recent programme of restoration and conservation at the Crawford has now revealed the faces of forgotten Cork men and women, while also providing an insight into their social, emotional and spiritual world.

RHA Annual Exhibition

RHA Annual Exhibition

RHA Annual Exhibition

Royal Hibernian Academy

26 May 2014 - 17 Aug 2014

The RHA Annual exhibition, now in its 184th year, is the most ambitious public event in the Academy’s calendar. Ireland’s largest open submission exhibition includes painting, sculpture, print, photography, drawing and architectural models and it brings together the works of RHA members, invited artists and artists selected from open submission. Inviting artists to participate enables the [...]

Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild

Eva Rothschild

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Thursday 22 May, 6:30 - 8pm

23 May 2014 - 21 Sep 2014

The Irish artist Eva Rothschild (born in Dublin 1971, lives and works in London) is one of the most important protagonists of a generation of artists dealing with the expanded concept of sculpture. This exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the first solo museum presentation of her work in Ireland.