Current Visual Arts Dnotes

Maddie Leach: Evening Echo

Maddie Leach: Evening Echo

Maddie Leach: Evening Echo

Sunset Tuesday 23 December

23 Dec 2014

Evening Echo is sited on old gasometer land gifted by Cork Gas Company to Cork City Council in the late 1980s, and subsequently dedicated as Shalom Park in 1989. The park sits in the centre of an old Cork neighbourhood known locally as ‘Jewtown.’ This neighbourhood is also home to the National Sculpture Factory. Not a specific commission, nor working to a curatorial brief, Evening Echo is a project generated as an artist’s response to the particularities of a place and has quietly gathered support from Cork Hebrew Congregation, Cork City Council, Bord Gáis and a local Cork newspaper, the Evening Echo.

Stonework

Stonework

Stonework

The Social

Thursday 18 December at 7pm

19 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Unique perspectives on the historic Derry Walls make up Stonework, the first project in The Social – Derry’s newest studio and gallery space, which opens at 7pm on Thursday 18 December. The opening Stonework project in The Social brings together artwork, photography and film on the theme of Derry’s Walls, as a rich but at times contentious icon of the city. It features work by the founding artists of The Social – George Doherty, Philip McFadden, Kirstin McLaughlin, Mhairi Sutherland – working with the strategic support of Declan Sheehan, one of Holywell Trust’s Social Innovators. The project also features selected material from local photographer Eamonn Melaugh, large-scale photographic work from Andy Horsman & Paul McGuckin, and work by local filmmaker Keith O’Grady & Dearcan Media. The way that the Stonework project presents multiple perspectives on Derry’s Walls builds on the foundation of Holywell Trust’s Walls 400 project and the work of The Friends of the Derry Walls.

John Collins: Pigtown

John Collins: Pigtown

John Collins: Pigtown

Bourn Vincent Gallery

Thursday 11 December at 5:30pm

12 Dec 2014 - 12 Feb 2015

All brand-new works created as a direct and detailed response to the Pigtown script as written by Limerick’s premier playwright Mike Finn.

Winter Group Show

Winter Group Show

Winter Group Show

Taylor Galleries

12 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Taylor Galleries is delighted to present a selection of work by gallery and invited artists including Colin Harrison, Martin Gale, Seán McSweeney, John Doherty, Patrick Scott, Patricia Burns, Ann Quinn, Helen O’Leary, Charles Tyrrell, James O’Connor, Louise Neiland, Janet Mullarney, David Quinn, Regine Bartsch, Mary Lohan, Joanne Murrin, Pat Harris, Makiko Nakamura, Denis Farrell, Kevin Miller, Ruth McDonnell, Maria Simonds-Gooding, Bernadette Kiely, Tony O’Malley, Brian Bourke, Fionnuala D’Arcy, Jane O’Malley, Tim Goulding, Michael Cullen, and more.

Renew

Renew

Renew

Green on Red Gallery

Thursday 11 December, 6 - 9pm

12 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

The Green On Red Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of the gallery in Spencer Dock, Dublin 1 ( 150m north of Spencer Dock Luas stop ) on December 11, 2014 with Renew, an exhibition of new work by gallery artists Gerard Byrne, John Cronin, Mary Fitzgerald, Damien Flood, Mark Joyce, Caroline McCarthy, Ronan McCrea, Alice Maher and Bridget Riley. Renew will be the first exhibition in the new gallery and continues until the end of January 2015.

Mobile Encounters

Mobile Encounters

Mobile Encounters

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 12 December at 6pm

12 Dec 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

Mobile Encounters presents a selection of ephemera and artworks documenting the early years of performance art in Ireland.

The exhibition is curated in partnership between the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) and IMMA. NIVAL is a public research resource that holds the world’s largest collection of documentary information on Irish 20th and 21st century art. An important objective of IMMA’s newly established Project Spaces is to consider how a museum engages with its collection, artists, curators and visitors.

Mel Brimfield: Quantum Foam

Mel Brimfield: Quantum Foam

Mel Brimfield: Quantum Foam

Galway Arts Centre

6 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

Quantum Foam is a touring exhibition of work by UK artist Mel Brimfield, her first showing in the Republic of Ireland. Operating at the intersection of live art, theatre and film, Brimfield’s practice takes a skewed and tangled romp through the already vexed historiography of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists, dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians. Presented by Kinsale Arts Festival and curateed by former Director Marie McPartlin, the tour encompasses Wexford Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre and The LAB, Dublin. Quantum Foam is a retrospective of the artist’s work, with each gallery presenting an original series of existing works.

DIRECT APPROACH

DIRECT APPROACH

DIRECT APPROACH

Galway Arts Centre

6 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

DIRECT APPROACH is an innovative art project by Danish artist Stine Marie Jacobsen based on conversations about violence in film and reality. The project explores how we as a society respond to the categories of victim, perpetrator and bystander and how we distinguish between real and fictional experiences of violence. The exhibition takes the form of short films, statements on violence and movie posters.

Judy Carroll Deeley: Making Strange

Judy Carroll Deeley: Making Strange

Judy Carroll Deeley: Making Strange

Thursday 4 December, 6:30 to 8pm

5 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

Judy Carroll Deeley achieved a BA Hons. in Fine Art (Painting) from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2008, and an MA Hons. in Visual Art Practices from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Co. Dublin, 2010.

Stellar

Stellar

Stellar

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Thursday 4 December at 6pm

5 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

An exhibition featuring new works by members of Cork Printmakers. Works by over 35 artists.

Winter Exhibition

Winter Exhibition

Winter Exhibition

Solomon Fine Art

Thursday 4 December, 6 - 8pm

5 Dec 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

This eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, print & glass by over 30 of Ireland’s top painters and sculptors includes work by John Behan, Anthony Scott, Patrick O’Reilly, Margaret Egan, Comhghall Casey, Orla de Brí, Ian Pollock and Rachel Joynt. We are also delighted to present six new artists to the gallery stable, including Frances Ryan, Joe Neeson, Julie Cusack, Kevin Gaines and two recent Hennessy Portrait Award finalists Hugh O’Conor and Helen Tyrrell.

Trove

Trove

Trove

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Tuesday 2 December at 6pm

3 Dec 2014 - 8 Mar 2015

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. The resulting exhibition;Trove, will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation. This is the first time that the National Collections have worked together in this way; presenting a combination of objects and artworks as one single exhibition. Thus Trove represents a unique opportunity for people to see works from both our art and object based National Collections together for the first time, presenting these works in a new and fascinating light. By the inclusion of works rarely seen by the public, Trove also celebrates and rediscovers many of the hidden treasures of our National Collections, revealing much about our collective identity through the objects we have chosen to collect.

Man on the Bridge

Man on the Bridge

Man on the Bridge

Gallery of Photography

29 Nov 2014 - 8 Jan 2015

One city, one street, fifty years – 3,428 photographs – the biggest installation ever mounted at the Gallery of Photography. This must-see show lets you experience 50 years of history in one sweep – and who knows, if you walked across O’Connell Bridge anytime between 1930 and 1988, you might even find yourself in one of the photos!

Vera Klute

Vera Klute

Vera Klute

LAB, The

Thursday 27 November, 6 - 8pm

28 Nov 2014 - 10 Jan 2015

The LAB Gallery is pleased to present, The Grand Scheme, new work by Dublin based artist Vera Klute including kinetic sculptures, a 5m high video projection, tapestry and drawing. Themes are inspired by everyday life and utilize familiar objects and imagery. The artist looks at how we perceive the outside world and our place in it, and sees the individual as displaced in its own habitat. Like a natural scientist the artist is attempting to make sense of an often absurd everyday life with its cycles, routines and habits.

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 5 December

28 Nov 2014 - 4 May 2015

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place and cinema. Sound Speed Marker is their first exhibition in Ireland and will present their recently completed trilogy of films in a changing display from November 2014 through to Spring 2015. Each film interweaves and unpacks layers of cinema history.

Hexagon

Hexagon

Hexagon

Mermaid Arts Centre

Thursday 27 November at 6pm

28 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

Hexagon is about professional artists discovering, or rediscovering, printmaking as a medium full of possibility.This exhibition is the culmination of a project and residency that shows the work of the six participating artists. The artists that participated in Hexagon include three professional Wicklow based artists; Aoife Flynn, Laura Kelly and Joanna Kidney, and three members of Cork Printmakers; Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly. The six artists worked together over a two week residency from 28th July to the 8th August 2014 at Cork Printmakers’ Studio, Cork City. This residency offered the artists a unique opportunity to collaborate, learn new skills and explore techniques in a professional print studio. The development of hybrid approaches and challenge to traditional boundaries of printmaking, enables audiences to see printmaking in a new light.

Andrew Kearney: The Meaning of Nothing

Andrew Kearney: The Meaning of Nothing

Andrew Kearney: The Meaning of Nothing

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 27 November at 6pm

28 Nov 2014 - 8 Jan 2015

Opening Reception Thursday 27 November at 6pm

John Shinnors: New Paintings

John Shinnors: New Paintings

John Shinnors: New Paintings

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 27 November at 6pm

28 Nov 2014 - 8 Jan 2015

Opening Reception Thursday 27 November at 6pm

Gillian Kenny, Michael Canning: Artists’ Rooms

Gillian Kenny, Michael Canning: Artists’ Rooms

Gillian Kenny, Michael Canning: Artists’ Rooms

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 27 November at 6pm

28 Nov 2014 - 8 Jan 2015

Opening Reception Thursday 27 November at 6pm • Curated by Ailbhe Barrett

Collecting and Curating: Limerick City’s Art 1936 – 2014

Collecting and Curating: Limerick City’s Art 1936 – 2014

Collecting and Curating: Limerick City’s Art 1936 – 2014

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Thursday 27 November at 6pm

28 Nov 2014 - 8 Jan 2015

Opening Reception Thursday 27 November at 6pm • Selected by Dr John Logan from Permanent Collection of LCGA

Gallery & Invited Artists

Gallery & Invited Artists

Gallery & Invited Artists

Hillsboro Fine Art

Thursday 27 November, 6 - 8pm

27 Nov 2014 - 22 Dec 2014

Corban Walker, Shani Rhys James, Michael Warren, Sandro Chia, Gwen O’Dowd, Eddie Kennedy, Maurice Cockrill, Tim Hawkesworth, Seán Guinan, Patrick Hall, John Noel Smith, John Gibbons, Eilís O’Connell, Eamon Colman, Patrick Graham, Maria Chevska, George Warren, A R Penck, Paul Mosse

Christmas Exhibition

Christmas Exhibition

Christmas Exhibition

Gormley's Fine Art, Dublin

Thursday 27 November at 6:30pm

27 Nov 2014 - 24 Dec 2014

The exhibition includes new works by Ronan Goti and will be the artist’s first time exhibiting in Ireland in 3 years. Also featured are new works by established gallery artists including Eileen Meagher, Eugene Conway, Ian Pollock, Peter Monaghan, Eamonn Ceannt and Stephen Johnston. The Christmas exhibition is always a highlight as it gives the opportunity to exhibit new emerging artists alongside established gallery artists. A wide variety of artwork will be on display for that perfect Christmas gift.

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Damir Ocko: Studies on Shivering

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

Thursday 20 November at 6pm

21 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

This exhibition, ‘Studies on Shivering’, represents part of a wider project by the artist Damir Očko (HR). In this project, the artist creates a dialogue between film, poetry, musical scores, objects and drawing to explore a central theme; the shivering body as a metaphor for resistance and unrest. The title of the film in this exhibition, ‘TK’, comes from the phonetic description of the sound of teeth or stones clashing together. These types of sounds create a visceral, psycho-acoustic response in the listener and the effect is one of Očko’s central concerns.

Motivational Deficit…

Motivational Deficit…

Motivational Deficit…

Crawford Art Gallery

Thursday 13 November at 6pm

14 Nov 2014 - 17 Jan 2015

Motivational Deficit… at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork features the work of eight contemporary Irish artists, whom within their art-making practice have marked the pervasive nature of how recession and austerity has crept, and sometimes smashed, into our lives.

Eoin Mc Hugh: the skies will be friendlier then

Eoin Mc Hugh: the skies will be friendlier then

Eoin Mc Hugh: the skies will be friendlier then

Kerlin Gallery

14 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

Mc Hugh’s hyper-real/hyper-surreal language is driven by his interest in the psychology of imagery; a two and three dimensional investigation of the space between the image, the object and the idea. ‘the skies will be friendlier then’ marks a major development within Mc Hugh’s practice, introducing ambitiously complex sculptural and textile works. Several Persian and Turkish carpets are reconstructed as large-scale collages where forms are suggested from neutral abstract patterns in conflict. An enormous, flayed and headless beast, like something never witnessed before, is in turn confronted by an equally otherworldly, crouching infant. These works, accompanied by an intimate oil painting of a woman lying in foetal position, apparently cite the early history and aesthetics of psychoanalysis and the poems of Wallace Stevens and Seamus Heaney. These references, however, are by no means immediately obvious, and through suspension of disbelief, Mc Hugh strives to constantly keep the viewer questioning how they process images, preventing one definitive interpretation being extracted from the work.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 7 November, 6 - 8:30pm

8 Nov 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

IMMA presents the first major exhibition in Dublin by Turner Prize Nominee Duncan Campbell. Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell ‘s (b. 1972) artistic production spans several media and concerns itself with the power of stories and the boundaries between the actual and the imagined, historical narrative and media representation, record and interpretation.

Primal Architecture

Primal Architecture

Primal Architecture

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Friday 7 November, 6 - 8:30pm

8 Nov 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

This exhibition borrows its title from an iconic work by the influential American artist Mike Kelley Primal Architecture (1995) in which the artist uses sculptural forms to map a history of his personal genealogy.

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

Programme of Events: Civil Rights: We have it in our power…

VOID

8 Nov 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

Void Engage is a new programme which sets out to actively welcome all sections of the community into the gallery. Our aim is to place participation, enjoyment and learning at the heart of Void, making contemporary visual art accessible to visitors of all ages, working with communities from every area.

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Thursday 6 November at 6:30pm

7 Nov 2014 - 29 Mar 2015

This exhibition and related events explore the current place of civic ideals in urban life and contemporary art practice. It references Dublin’s 1914 Civic Exhibition which was inspired by the work of Scottish biologist, sociologist and planner Patrick Geddes and which attempted to re-imagine Dublin as “the phoenix of cities” during a period of economic, social and political strife. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists’ responses to the urban environment using different strategies to understand and represent the city. It includes work by Stephen Brandes, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth Walsh.

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Frank Browne: Through the Lens

Farmleigh Gallery

Saturday 1 November, 2 - 4pm

23 Oct 2014 - 23 Dec 2014

Father Browne took his first photographs during a European tour in 1897, just before joining the Jesuits. These pictures convey something of the remarkable talent of a man who was to emerge as the most significant Irish photographer in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1912 his Titanic photographs brought international fame chaplain to the Irish Guards. In 1921 took his final vows and still suffering from war wounds he went to Australia to recuperate and made a superb series of photographs of life in that country. On his return to Ireland he continued to record aspects of Irish ways of life both personal and corporate which, when added to his pictures in South Africa, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Spain and England constitute a fascinating interpretation of a rapidly evolving world. He was active in the photo-exhibition world and wrote articles for “The Kodak Magazine”. During this time he made 41,500 negatives. He died in 1960 and his work was largely forgotten.

Into the Field

Into the Field

Into the Field

Model, The

11 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Into The Field is an invitation to encounter the inner world of feelings through the lens of a live field of contemporary art practice, dissolving the boundaries between artist and viewer.

Odey Curbelo Selects

Odey Curbelo Selects

Odey Curbelo Selects

Model, The

11 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

On the occasion of Into the Field, artist and colourist Odey Curbelo curates a selection of work from The Niland Collection focusing on colour, atmosphere and natural phenomena.

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

24 Sep 2014 - 18 Jan 2015

In 1917 the British Ministry of Information commissioned several well-known British artists to produce a series of images on different aspects of the war effort. The aim was to encourage a war-weary public and raise support for the war effort. The images by various artists illustrate some of the changing attitudes at the time such as the role of women in the war, the industry of war and the casualties of war. The lithographs were divided into “Efforts” with nine artists producing six lithographs each on different aspects of the war effort, including Christopher Wynne Nevinson, William Rothenstein and Claude Shepperson.

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

Mary McIntyre: An Interior Landscape

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Saturday 13 September at 5:30pm

12 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Mary McIntyre’s photographs often present forgotten and overlooked spaces on the margins. Her work captures the transformation that occurs when for a fleeting moment, the play of light can transform a mundane, sub-urban environment into a resonant place.

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

Sean Lynch: For the Birds

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Saturday 13 September at 5:30pm

12 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

VISUAL present a major exhibition by Sean Lynch, Ireland’s representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Over the last decade, Lynch’s installations, sculptures and publications have explored the subjective layers of Irish history and offered alternative readings of the influences that shape our society today.

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

Two Views of Carlow – Adam Bohanna (1968-) & Frank O’Meara (1853-1888)

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

6 Sep 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Two Views of Carlow features work by Carlow artists, Frank O’Meara (1853-1888) and contemporary painter Adam Bohanna. Although working in different times, both practices explore landscape as a medium that reflects place, identity and the ways in which we inhabit our environments.

Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Irish Museum of Modern Art

1 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2016

Conversations is a selection of diverse displays from the IMMA Collection that present the idea of dialogue on a number of levels: among particular artists’ practices such as Andrew Vickery and Elinor Wiltshire; between ‘then’ and ‘now’ in artists’ work at different times in their career, as with Paul Winstanley and Mark O’Kelly; and works that encourage exchange between the Collection, artists, their work and the viewer.