Alice Maher

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Vox Materia

The Source Arts Centre,
Cathedral Street,
Thurles,
County Tipperary.

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

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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

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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.

Kathy Tynan

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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.

Sonia Shiel

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‘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.

Elaine Byrne

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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.

Mick O’ Dea

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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.

Vanessa Donoso Lopez

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Quotidian Tensions between the Domestic and the Unexpected

Thu 11th January – Sat 17th February
All Day

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.

Sean Lynch

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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.

Elaine Byrne

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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.

Sonia Shiel

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Periodical Review at Pallas Projects & Rectangle Squared at NCAD Gallery

24.11.17

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

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Nevan Lahart: Vic Sims of the Hollow Gram [Book Launch]

30.11.2017 (7 pm)

KRIEG
Elfde-Liniestraat 25
3500 Hasselt (BE)
KRIEG.pxl-mad.be

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.

Kathy Tynan

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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

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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.

Stephanie Deady, Kathy Tynan, Richard Proffitt, Aileen Murphy and Joe Scullion.

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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
Dublin 2

November 2nd -5th, 2017

Thursday 6-8pm (Preview)
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 12-6pm

For more information please visit the Vue Art Fair website.

Tadhg McSweeney & Seán Lynch

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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.

Aileen Murphy

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FRIEZE LONDON 2017

W/DEBORAH SCHAMONI,
München

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.

Stephen Loughman

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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 muriel@templebargallery.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.

Sonia Shiel

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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.

Margaret Corcoran

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Emergence

Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo

30th September – 14th October 2017

A solo show, Emergenceby 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

Michael Boran and Stephan Loughman

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Dunamaise Arts Centre,

Co. Laois

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.

Nevan Lahart

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K R I E G
Elfde-Liniestraat 25
3500 Hasselt
BELGIUM

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.

Sonia Shiel

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Sonia Shiel at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

9th September – 28th October, 2017

Sonia Shiel’s exhibition Rectangle, squared. invites the viewer into a series of performative spaces, where-in the action is painted, built, written, presented, intimated or provoked in chapters titled by shape and interspersed with props, some still, some moving. The exhibition tells the story of a fictional artist’s surreal encounters with the illusory world she finds herself in, and the tremendous challenges it throws her. Shiel’s work contemplates the mundane drama of living, in a series of large scale works that appear to be peripatetic but are connected through their surreal narrative imagery. Bold, yet enigmatic, Shiel’s works conjures theatrical connotations both through their life-size scale, and in their staged scenarios which allow us to interrogate, dream and hold empathy with the characters portrayed by the artist.

More information available here.
Image: Sonia Shiel, Still Life with Bouquet, 2017

Elaine Byrne

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Elaine Byrne at The Hugh Lane Gallery
The Ocean After Nature
7th September, 2017 – 7th January, 2018

Elaine Byrne will take part in a group exhibition titled The Ocean After Nature curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). The Ocean after Nature considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalised world through the work of twenty artists and collectives. In September 2017 The Ocean After Nature continues its international tour at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. At every hosting site, a new work by a locally based artist is added to the exhibition in order to further contextualise the exhibition for diverse global audiences. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has invited artists Elaine Byrne and Philip Napier to contribute to the project, Byrne will be showing new sculpture works and a new video, commissioned by the Hugh Lane.

Elaine Byrne at Rosenbach Museum and Library 

Elaine Byrne will give a public lecture at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia (September) to discuss her work in relation to the museums purchase of work ‘Everything Edited’ (2017).

More information available here and on the ICI Website
Image: Elaine Byrne, Still from Cold Rush (2017)

Ulrich Vogl

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Villa Köppe

Knausstraße 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany

Exhibition: 08.09.-13.10.2017

Opening: 07.09.2017 | 19-22 hr

Ulrich Vogl will take part in an exhibition in Berlin-Grunewald with Yotta Kippe in the Belle Etage with works by students of the UdK Berlin.  Among other works Vogl will show new work titled Hammershoi-Studies from 2017.

Further information available here.

Alice Maher

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HYBRID

8 – 25 September 2017

Exhibition Opening Thursday 7 September 6 – 8pm

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London is pleased to present Hybrid, a group exhibition including work by Nilbar Gures, Marcia Kure, Alice Maher and Sally Smart. The works exhibited demonstrate visual explorations of hybridization, both through the subject matter and artistic medium.

Further information available here.

Mick O’Dea

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Ireland and the Sea

6th – 10th July,2017

Mick O’Dea will exhibit a series of landscape paintings at the annual Friends of Paxos exhibition titled Ireland and the Sea on the Island of Paxos, Greece.

Irish Wings is a multi-dimensional festival of Irish music, poetry, art and cooking organised on the island of Paxos. The festival explores ways in which artists go beyond disciplinary but also national Geographical constraints, presenting the dialogue of Irish culture with Greece. Irish Ambassador to Greece, Ms Orla O’Hanrahan, will be present at Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny’s bouzouki concert to be held at the Irish Art Exhibition Center, the Old School of Loggos, on Saturday, July 8th.

With thanks to the support of Culture Ireland

 

More information available here.