14th April — 8th July 2018
Alice Maher will be showing new work at EVA International as part of the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
The Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment was set up in 2015 by Cecily Brennan, Alice Maher, Eithne Jordan, and Paula Meehan. It began as an online campaign appealing to fellow artists, writers, musicians, and actors to put their names to a statement calling for a repeal of Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland (Article 40.3.3) that equates the life of a pregnant woman with that of the foetus. Three thousand artists have signed the petition so far, demanding the repeal of a law that has caused great mismanagement of women’s health care in Ireland and is a violation of international human rights. The aim of the campaign group is to promote national and international awareness of the restrictive reproductive laws of Ireland and to encourage and inspire other groups and activists to use cultural means to promote social change.
More information here.
Collections and Context
30 March – 8 July 2018
Sonia Shiel will exhibit work alongside Amanda Coogan, Martin Healy, Fiona Kelly, Alice Maher, Suzanne Mooney, Brian O’Doherty, Garrett Phelan, The Project Twins, and Sonia Shiel Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney
Over the past 14 years, the Glucksman has been privileged to show many ambitious site-specific works by Irish artists. DOUBLE TAKE: Collections and Context looks back to some of these innovative moments within our exhibition history by recreating displays by artists who are also represented in the UCC Art Collection. From dramatic gallery interventions to intimate moments of architectural response, art installations from previous Glucksman exhibitions are now shown together with the artist’s work from the UCC Art Collection. In doing so, DOUBLE TAKE invites viewers to consider how we see and understand art in different contexts. The significant presentation of Brian O’Doherty’s works in the Sisk Gallery is part of a larger focus on the artist’s work generated through the One, Here, Now restoration project at the Sirius Arts Centre which is on display in Cobh throughout 2018. DOUBLE TAKE is funded by University College Cork, the Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.
Find out about visiting the Lewis Glucksman Gallery here.
An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic
Group Exhibition at Highlanes Gallery,
‘An Act of Hospitality can only be poetic’ – Jacques Derrida
Stephanie Deady and Vanessa Donoso López will exhibit work in a group show alongside Samuel Laurence Cunnane, Willie Doherty, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisc, Ronan McCrea, Isabel Nolan, Mairead O’hEocha, Kathy Prendergast, Tamsin Snow & Sarah Tynan.
Inspired by a quote by Jacques Derrida, this exhibition curated by Linda Shevlin and Aoife Ruane seeks to present works that responds to themes of hospitality, identity, friendship and the multitude of journeys and conflicts encountered to attain them.
Organised in association with Age and Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.
More information here.
International Art in Cornwall
Sean Lynch will take part in an exhibition titled, Groundwork alongside Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Adam Chodzko, Tacita Dean, Manon de Boer, Andy Holden and Rosemary Lee.
Groundwork has four strands: a season of international contemporary art opening in May 2018, field trips, residential workshops and an ambitious learning programme. Supported by funding through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence scheme, Groundwork is organised by CAST (the Helston-based Cornubian Arts and Science Trust) in partnership with Kestle Barton, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Tate St Ives. With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme of exhibitions and events in 2018 includes presentations of important new commissions and acclaimed works by internationally celebrated artists in venues and outdoor sites across West Cornwall.
More info here.
The Source Arts Centre,
Curated by Pluck Projects.
Exhibition opening at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th March.
Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and works on paper. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a 12th Century mermaid carving at nearby Kilcooley Abbey, this show meditates on voice and silence. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal, and is often associated with traumatic loss of voice. Maher deploys the mermaid not as a motif, but as an ambiguous and powerful conceptual tool to explore ideas of language, embodiment, agency, and autonomy.
For further information please visit the Source Arts Centre website.
Aileen Murphy at Deborah Schamoni, Frankfurt
Naked Cheerleaders in My Chest, a solo show by Aileen Murphy is on view from 02.12.17- 17.02.18 at Deborah Shamoni, Frankfurt.
More info and text by Ingrid Lyons available here.
Diana Copperwhite at dlr Lexicon
Opens Saturday 3rd of February at 2pm
Diana Copperwhite will present new work in a joint exhibition at dlr Lexicon. This highly anticipated series will be presented alongside design pieces by Shirley Copperwhite in a collaboration that has evolved from both sisterhood and art/design crossover. The exhibition, titled Double Vision will take place at dlr Lexicon on Saturday the 3rd of February at 2pm. An informal talk and tour with the artists will take place before the opening at 1.30pm.
Artist in Conversation
Wednesday 21 February, 6.45-7.45pm Project Room
Join Diana Copperwhite in conversation with TCD Professor in Art History and Director of TRIAC Yvonne Scott; they will talk about the themes and concepts in Diana’s work.
More information available on the dlr Lexicon website.
Cité Internationale Des Arts Winners 2018
TBG+S Nominated Artist Kathy Tynan
Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are delighted to announce that artist Kathy Tynan has been awarded a residency in Paris as part of the Cité Internationale des Arts programme.
More than 60 artists from around the world will be in residence in 2018 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The residency programme is open to foreign artists, who wish to develop a project of research in Paris during a period of three or six months. These artists may be identified by the Institut Français, Alliances Françaises, cultural services of the French Embassies or French and foreign cultural organisations.
Kathy will work from a studio in Paris for three months in 2018. During her residency, Kathy will spend time discerning the recurrent motifs and patterns of the City. She will focus particularly on interventional man-made marks which feel strange or out of place within the urban landscape.
More information available here.
‘Dead Her’ (2018)
The Void, Derry
Saturday 20th January, 4pm
Image Credit:Courtesy of the Artist, Sonia Shiel
Still from Dead Her, 2018 – a narrated presentation.
Sonia Shiel is a Dublin born visual artist, whose works synthesise object, image and sound in performative and immersive installations. At Void, Shiel will premiere Dead Her, a narrated visual presentation, written, directed and performed by the artist. Dead Her is one of a number of recent narrative works that will feature in her new book of short stories each exploring the pursuit of creative agency, – or living – with and without art. It will be published in 2018, by UCD‘s Parity Studios Press.
Shiel has had exhibitions at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; ISCPNew York; Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; Kulturbunker, Frankfurt; Rua Red, Dublin; the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and the RHA Gallery I and II, among many others. Recent performances and readings include Treeline, TBGS, Artbox and the NCAD Gallery. She has been the recipient of many awards, and international residencies, with the support of the Arts Council and Culture Ireland, and has completed recent fellowships at Fordham Law School, New York and the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD.
More information available here.
Omega Workshop: An Experiment in Counter-Fashion
January 26 – March 10, 2018
Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts,
323 W. 39th St., 2nd Floor
Elaine Byrne will take part in a project alongside Carmen Argote, Nick Cave, Sky Cubacub, Frau Fiber, Friends of Light, Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Ruby Hoette, Project KOVR, Fawn Krieger, Jennifer Moon, Marloes ten Bhömer, Marisa Williamson, Andrea Zittel.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 6 – 8 PM
Curated by: Rational Dress Society
Since the birth of fashion in the 19th century, counter-fashion—the practice of dressing to signal political solidarity—has been a site for critical intervention and utopian experimentation amongst activists, artists, and designers. Fashion is often mobilized to effect political change in moments of unrest. Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, continues this tradition, suggesting clothing for “end times.” In Omega Workshop, our clothes are reconceived as an act of resistance in dark times—a collective reimagining of our relationship to dress.
For Omega Workshop, the members of the Rational Dress Society bring together artists, designers and activists who mobilize the language of clothing to critique the existing fashion system and offer alternatives. The exhibition will function as an archive and a laboratory, intended both as a tool to spur the production of future counter-fashion, and a resource for artists and designers interested in pursuing alternative dress. The run of Omega Workshop coincides with New York Fashion Week, offering a necessary counterpoint to the consumer-driven spectacle of the fast fashion in New York’s historical (and diminishing) Garment District.
More information available here.
Songs of Peace: Francis Ledwidge
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
25/01 – 13/05Opening night: Thursday 25 January, from 6.30 to 8pm
Mick O’Dea will show work alongside Sven Anderson, Patricia Burns, David Farrell, Clare Langan, Niamh O’Malley, Sasha Sykes
The Irish poet, naturalist, activist, nationalist and soldier, Francis Ledwidge, died in Ypres in 1917 shortly before his thirtieth birthday. A century later, curator Sabina MacMahon has selected work by seven visual artists in response to the life and work of Ireland’s soldier poet. Ledwidge’s final volume of poems ‘Songs of Peace’ illustrates his poignant longing for the countryside of his home county of Meath. This intimate connection with landscape together with the conjoined themes of love and loss are explored in different ways by each artist presented in the show – an ode to the contemporary relevance of the poet’s oeuvre.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Solstice Arts Centre, Co Meath.
The curator Sabina MacMahon will give a guided visit of the exhibition at 6pm on the opening night (reservation recommended).
Further information available here.
Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected
Thu 11th January – Sat 17th February
Solo exhibition by Vanessa Donoso López
Thursday 11th January 2018 – Saturday 17th February 2018
The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be starting the New Year with a new exhibition by Dublin based artist Vanessa Donoso López. There is an opening reception on Thursday 11th January between 6.00 & 8.00pm.
The following day between 1.00 & 2.00pm (Friday 18th January) the gallery will host a public session featuring the artist in conversation with Gallery Director Peter Richards. The conversation is aimed at those of you who would like to find out more about the artist’s concerns, motivations and her approach to making this exhibition.
More information available on the Golden Thread Gallery Website.
The Devil in the Detail
24 NOVEMBER 17 — 20 JANUARY 18
Ronchini Gallery, 22 Dering Street, London.
Ronchini Gallery, London presents a solo exhibition titled The Devil in the Detail by Sean Lynch.
For more information please visit the Ronchini Gallery website.
DUBLIN CITY GALLERY – THE HUGH LANE
Wednesday 29 November – 11am
Artist Elaine Byrne will discuss her work on view in The Ocean After Nature.
During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.
Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included. No booking required, although places are limited.
More information available here.
To read a recent review of Byrne’s piece by Gemma Tipton please visit The Irish Times website.
Periodical Review at Pallas Projects & Rectangle Squared at NCAD Gallery
As part of Dublin Gallery Weekend Sonia Shiel will present the installation of the audio work Rectangle Squared at NCAD Gallery on the 24th November, 2017, 5-9pm. Copies of the new publication Rectangle Squared will be available from the gallery. Shiel will also take part in this year’s Periodical Review at Pallas Projects. Periodical Review is an annual survey of recent Irish art. The exhibition opens 24th November 2017, 6-8pm and runs till 20th January 2018.
Nevan Lahart: Vic Sims of the Hollow Gram [Book Launch]
30.11.2017 (7 pm)
KRIEG, Belgium presents a new publication titled, Vic Sims of the Hollow Gram. This is the first monographic publication on the work of Irish artist Nevan Lahart and it features an autonomous text by Sebastián Gonzalez de Gortari.
Lahart’s artistic practice spans a career of more than twenty years, including numerous monumental projects, full of word plays, (art) historical references, and life as he finds it. In his more recent work, he beckons us to pay attention to alternative theories and their potential to tell us truths that have been obscured in the past for reasons both benign and malevolent.
Meanwhile, you can still visit Nevan Lahart’s solo exhibition ‘Liberty Party Shop’, which runs until 30.11.2017.
Hours are 9am–6pm, Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Late openings: November 20 & 30 (until 8pm).
More information available at the KRIEG website.
Night Table, an exhibition within Constellations
Curated by Fergus Feehily
3rd – 11th November, 2017 / Project Room, the Exhibition Laboratory Project Room, Lönnrotinkatu 35 Helsinki.
Night Table is an exhibition with work by Emma Ainala, Andrew Vickery, Liisa Karintaus, Kathy Tynan, Jon Verney, Laura Wesamaa, Christina Read and Lewis Miller.
Conversations In Light And Dark, a two day symposium will run 8th and 9th November, 2017 / Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36 C, inner yard, 00150 Helsinki.
There will be presentations and panel discussions from Terry Winters, Declan Long, Alex Olson, Yuki Okumura, AGF aka Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kukka Paavilainen, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Daniel Werkmäster and Aino Lintunen.
Richard Proffitt will show new works as part of the 15th TULCA Festival of Arts, curated by Matt Packer.
November 3rd-19th, 2017
The exhibition, titled They Call Us The Screamers, features the work of Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette Monahan, Yoko Ono, Plastique Fantastique, Bob Quinn, Florian Roithmayr (with Meredith Monk), Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Marie-Louise Vittrup, and Lucy Stein, including 13 new commissions and projects. The exhibition is presented across six venues in Galway: Galway Arts Centre, 126 Artist- Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, Connacht Tribune Print Works, Barnacles Hostel, and University Hospital Galway. The official launch will take place at the Connacht Tribune Print Works at 19:00 on Friday 3rd November, preceded by a performance by Plastique Fantastique at Nun’s Island Theatre at 18:00.
For further information please visit the TULCA Festival website.
Please join us at Vue Art Fair 2017 to view recent work by Stephanie Deady, Kathy Tynan, Richard Proffitt, Aileen Murphy and Joe Scullion.
Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place
November 2nd -5th, 2017
Thursday 6-8pm (Preview)
For more information please visit the Vue Art Fair website.
Solstice Arts Centre presents The Otherworld Hall
Curated by Sabina Mac Mahon
27th October – 22nd December, 2017
Tadhg McSweeney and Seán Lynch will show work as part of a group exhibition titled, The Otherworld Hall alongside Aoibheann Greenan, Seán Hillen, Lucy McKenna, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair and Nano Reid.
This diverse exhibition brings together painting, sculpture, installation, photographic collage and video work by artists investigating the ancient myths associated with the Boyne monuments and Brúg na Boinne, the Otherworld mansion or “hall” on the Boyne.
Opening Talk Other Worlds: A Travel Diary
Join writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan during the opening of The Otherworld Hall for a captivating journey through some of the elusive other worlds – mythological, physical, historical, cultural and archaeological – that he’s encountered on his travels, both in Ireland and abroad. Thursday 26 October 2017, 7:30pm Please note corrected date in this updated email Admission free but pre-booking is required
For further information please visit the Solstice Arts Centre website.
FRIEZE LONDON 2017
JUDITH HOPF AILEEN MURPHY
Focus, Booth H16
05.10. – 08.10.2017
Aileen Murphy has shown her 2016 painting Mildred Rasher Bean alongside work by Judith Hopf at Frieze, London ahead of her upcoming solo exhibition with Deborah Schamoni, Munich in January, 2018.
For further information please visit Deborah Schamoni website.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Supporters Club Talk #12 | Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman
Tuesday 17 October 2017 | 6.30pm
To attend join Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Supporters Club here and book your place by emailing email@example.com
The donation fee for non-Supporters Club members is €5
Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman will converse around themes of contemporary painting and their own painting practices. In this two-way conversation, these two distinct and vital contemporary Irish painters explore ideas from the uncanny to the subject of imagery and the various influences on their art, from commercial film to art history. In her quasi figurative paintings, Alison Pilkington seeks to explore the interaction between the ‘intrinsic qualities’ of paint as a material, and how they can be manipulated by the artist; utilising subject matter that has the ability to be both familiar and disorientating. Stephen Loughman utilises imagery usually sourced from commercial films or post cards purchased online. The act of freezing these images in painted form allows him to distil and re-edit them to form (as Hugo Hamilton has written) “a cross reference fictionalised somewhere in the past by culture and commerce”.
For further information please visit Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Website.
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Thursday 19th October at 1pm
Sonia Shiel will take part in a conversation with Dawn Williams at Crawford Arts Gallery, Cork. The conversation will centre on the Artist’s practice, particularly in relation to her exhibition Rectangle, Squared.
Rectangle, Squared continues until 28th October, 2017.
For more info please visit the Crawford Art Gallery website.
Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo
30th September – 14th October 2017
A solo show, Emergence, by Margaret Corcoran will open Saturday September 30th at 7.30pm. The show will run until October 14th during gallery hours, 1 – 6pm, Weds – Sat, after which the show can be viewed by appointment until October 14th.
“We see the past in terms of representational strategies used to describe it. This idea has been integral to the rationale of Margaret Corcoran’s work. Her paintings have revisited historical eras with the aim of illuminating the world views implicit in the images and the ways they were constructed, generally with particular regard to the role of women, of looking, of seeing and making. Her engagement has been broadly critical and analytical”
– Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 2009
For more information visit the Claremorris Gallery website.
Image: Margaret Corcoran, The Disruption, 2017
Dunamaise Arts Centre,
12th October – 11th November, 2017
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Co. Laois and Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin present an exhibition of recent work by Stephan Loughman and Michael Boran.
Michael Boran and Stephan Loughman are two artists of the same generation with family ties to Co. Laois. Within each of their practices they investigate the changing dynamic between our perception of the natural landscape and the ever expanding built environment.
In viewing Boran’s photographs and Loughman’s paintings side by side we are presented with divergent forms of media that approach similar subject matter. Loughman’s paintings feature tunnels, bridges and arches amidst verdant foliage, referencing architectural intervention in the landscape. Boran’s photographs span the undergrowth of the garden to the heights of telegraph poles. As the works relate to one another, we can observe a multitude of connections and affinities. Throughout (Exhibition Title), both artists consider the softening boundaries between rural and urban.
More information available on the Dunamaise Arts Centre website.
K R I E G
28.9 – 30.11.2017
Opening: Thursday 28.9 (6 pm)
The title of Nevan Lahart’s first solo exhibition in Belgium, Liberty Party Shop, was found on the side of a van a few doors down from his studio in The Liberties, Dublin.
Naivety is the new newspeak for courage. But what to expect, if not bunting, helium filled balloons and personalised flags? The following word salad is an appetizer of what’s on the menu.
Green Screams on Tarpaulin Travesties rendered in Payne’s Gray. History is a low rendered CGI poly mesh search engine, to add colour and form to the unconvincing backdrop of our lives. Unfashionably fathomable. Cured in el-blow grease. Distilled in despair. Gastronomically speaking it’s flavoured with some wholesome stables of Flemish liquid colour, dressed in a stodgy drizzle of Gaelic Island belligerence.
For more information please visit the KRIEG gallery website.