Aspasia – An Influential Immigrant

Margaret Corcoran Aspasia – An Influential Immigrant March 23rd – April 22nd, 2017 Aspasia was an influential immigrant to Classical-era Athens. She was the lover of the statesman Pericles and yet famed in her own right as an intellectual. As an outsider to the culture she entered, she thrived despite its restrictive citizenship laws. Corcoran’s large, highly […]

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Many-worlds interpretation agus rudaí eile nach iad

Geraldine O’Neill – Many-worlds interpretation agus rudaí eile nach iad February 16th – March 18th, 2017 The subjectivity of perception provides each individual with a measure of the world; the communication of these various measures defines reality. Each one of us is like an artist, continuously creating our own personal worldview often unaware of just how […]

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Altered Light

January 12th – February 11th, 2017 Kathlyn makes detailed and idiosyncratic sculptures from a range of found and collected materials, often repurposing objects, salvaged and procured. Many of the structures appear shrine-like, maquettes that look like reliquaries to house treasured or sacred items. Altered Light presents a series of objects that have been transformed; they have […]

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only connect

January 5th – 8th, 2017 Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present ‘only connect’, a two person exhibition of work from emerging artists Ali Kirby and Christopher Mahon. The immediacy and ubiquity of digitized connectivity has revolutionized ways of interacting socially, romantically and in relation to inhabited spaces both public and private. Boundaries morph and fragment; […]

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Slips and Glimpses

Slips And Glimpses – Robert Armstrong & Anna Bjerger November 17th – December 17th, 2016 Painters have a complex relationship with their source material. While it provides them with vital information and can often stimulate certain illuminating reactions within them, it can also act as a self-imposed limit, which, once introduced, must be escaped from. […]

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Stephen Loughman – WI

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountain green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England’s pleasant pastures seen? And did the countenance divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among those dark satanic mills? – from Jerusalem by William Blake   WI comprises a suite […]

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Disguise The Limit

Nevan Lahart September 8th – October 8th 2016 Opening September 8th at 6pm. Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Disguise the Limit, an exhibition of new work by Nevan Lahart. The paintings in Disguise the Limit are serenely beautiful. Lahart pictures the vast expanse of the sky; initially appearing as traditional skyscapes, this contextualisation is swiftly derailed […]

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I really don’t feel them

    Carl Giffney I really don’t feel them, 1hr 37mins, HD video + stereo, (2016). Screening will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September, 2016. I really don’t feel them is a 3 day event at Kevin Kavanagh gallery. Its central work is a feature length documentary movie by the same name, shot […]

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Ozymandias

  Ulrich Vogl, Joe Scullion and Tadhg McSweeney August 4th – August 27th 2016 Opening August 4th – 6pm Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Ozymandias, a group exhibition of new work by Ulrich Vogl, Joe Scullion and Tadhg McSweeney. This exhibition comprises a series of works that approach the idea of fictional architecture; worlds within […]

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Scrapyard Carnival

  Kevin Kavanagh presents Scrapyard Carnival, a new installation by Sean Lynch. As ever, Lynch’s new work evokes the role of narrative and allegory, this time spiraling out of an event in a scrapyard in Clondalkin, on the edge of Dublin City in 2011. There, a repossession company seized a BMW 3 series motor car […]

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The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House

  Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House, an exhibition by Alice Maher. Alice Maher’s recent work represents a return to figuration with renewed passion in a series of nine large drawings. In The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House, she continues her exploration of metamorphosis in the most mutable of all territories, the […]

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Whenceness

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Whenceness, an exhibition by Elaine Byrne. Whenceness is comprised of two videos, Pure Codology and Rakoczy March developed during Byrne’s fellowship at the Whitney Independent Study programme in New York, alongside twenty-four new works on paper. Collectively the work deals with the intersection between fiction and reality derived from Joyce’s Ulysses, episode 12,Cyclops. The episode deals with race, racism, anti-Semitism and what it means […]

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Through the Undergrowth

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Through the Undergrowth, an exhibition of recent photographs by Michael Boran. Through the Undergrowth is comprised of photographs that relate to each other tangentially, their intention is ambiguous. Boran pictures towers, pylons, masts, plant stalks and monuments from a Piranesian vantage point that places the viewer far below the […]

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Who Fears to Speak of the Republic?

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present an exhibition by Robert Ballagh in response to the year-long commemorative celebration of 1916. Who Fears to Speak of the Republic? comprises an exhibition of prints as well as a mural,  painted on site at the gallery. The longevity of Robert Ballagh’s career and the depth and breadth of […]

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Ardán

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh February 4th – 27th, 2016 Opening Thursday February 4th, 6pm Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present Ardán, an exhibition of recent paintings by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh. ‘Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s paintings capture texture, surface and form within the realm of abstract painting. Her paintings are exquisitely rich and highly charged; having developed her own […]

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Hands Laid On

Kathy Tynan and Aileen Murphy January 7th – 30th, 2016 In response to the question ‘why paint?’ featured in the January 2014 issue of frieze magazine, artist Ellen Altfest specified, ‘Looking over a long time is like an attempt to merge with something outside of oneself. The dense accumulation of visual information, which is the product of […]

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Hanuman

In this exhibition of recent works Paul McKinley refers to the history and folklore of Sri Lanka to inform his paintings. Hanuman details a period of Sri Lankan history, focusing on the last days of a civil war that ended in 2009. In the grassy verges and lush thickets, guerilla fighters – men and boys […]

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GREY·WHITE·KLEE

GREY·WHITE·KLEE 10 – 14 November, 2015. Opening Tuesday 10 November, 6pm Irish Design is a yearlong initiative that aims to raise the profile of Irish design by increasing awareness of the value of design in all aspects of life. The Kevin Kavanagh gallery, designed by architect Philip Crowe of MCO Projects, is one of the […]

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NIGHTSHADE

Paul Nugent October 8th – November 7th, 2015. Opening Thursday October  8th, 6pm. Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present NIGHTSHADE, an exhibition of new work by Paul Nugent. NIGHTSHADE is a series of paintings that present a change of direction within Nugent’s practice. In previous works he has often painted lavish interiors in which objects chime […]

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the longest road

Oliver Comerford – the longest road, September 3rd – October 3rd, 2015 the longest road comprises an exhibition of recent paintings by Oliver Comerford in which the open road and the surrounding landscape furnishes a meditation on points of intersection between photography, film and painting. These small-scale paintings are fundamentally autobiographical in the sense that […]

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Pictures from the Surface

Tadhg McSweeney – Pictures from the Surface 9th July – 7th August All’s well that begins well and will have no end. With an airy lightness, seemingly brittle but with underlying strength and resilience, Tadhg McSweeney’s assemblages document an exploration of the world around us – it’s various landscapes and built environments. He explores boundaries […]

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Strata

  Dumitru Gorzo – Strata 11th June – 4th July 2015 Anecdotally and by way of contextualizing his practice, Romanian artist Dumitru Gorzo recently described an analogy that likened inspiration to a small bird that may come to land on your shoulder but that would spook easily and take wing given any sudden movements or […]

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Here, while the bees are sleeping

Sonia Shiel – Here, while the bees are sleeping 30th April – 30th May Sonia Shiel’s highly imaginative mode of representational painting references the art historical lexicon of painting – early Flemish, romanticism, portraiture, surrealism and yet creates work that is distinctively her own style. The works are wilfully eccentric and play with the lines […]

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A Million and One Things Under the Sun

Opening 2nd April, 2015. Exhibition runs from 2nd – 25th April, 2015. “…Copperwhite’s paintings follow a logic of their own, they are recycled and they grow out of one another by remaining susceptible to the materiality of paint. She often interjects with obstacles that she brings to bare on the paintings in a way that […]

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I See A Darkness

Eleanor Duffin } Lorraine Neeson } Paul Nugent } Niamh O’Malley } Nicky Teegan curated by Davey Moor 20th February – 14th March 2015 Click here for printable PDF of accompanying booklet Upon entering the endangered & extinct species room on a recent visit to the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, almost all of […]

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Wild Cries of Ha-Ha

8th January – 6th February 2015 Wild Cries of Ha-Ha is the translated name of one of the eight great charnel grounds described in Hindu and Buddhist spiritual texts. They are places of transformation, where the living and the dead communicate, populated by shamans, roaming spirits and corpses. These extremely sacred sites are feared and […]

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Fliskmahaigo

20th November – 20th December 2014 ‘Contemporary politics is the whim of man promulgated through propaganda of imagery and symbolism. In this manner society has been provided with a new gospel for the faithful that positions questioning and interrogation as part of a dissident heterodoxy. Herein we find Dermot Seymour’s current exhibition,Fliskmahaigo. Seymour’s paintings draw […]

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The Split

  Mick O’Dea Reception Thursday 16th October at 6pm. 16th October – 15th November Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Split by Mick O’Dea. Continuing  the themes explored in Black and Tan (2010) and Trouble (2012), O’Dea has produced large-scale paintings that draw on a wide range of photographic sources. ‘O’Dea shows us the gleam of the boots, the furl of a flag, […]

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The Abundance

Margaret Corcoran Opening reception, 6pm, 4th September Exhibtion runs, 4th Septemter – 4th October 2014   Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present The Abundance by Margaret Corcoran. This exhibition features new works from her solo show Return to Cythera which was featured earlier this year at The Solstice Arts Centre, Navan. ‘Margaret Corcoran is known for her lively engagement with […]

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Ruth E. Lyons, The Pinking

  Ruth E. Lyons   When the sky is lit up with the pink shades of sunrise or sunset the world is awakened to the signal of day approaching or night falling. But if one had  just awoken and seen the pinking of the sky they could  easily be confused as to what time of […]

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Instant Crush

Opening reception Thursday July 3, 6pm. Exhibition continues from July 4 until August 2, 2014. A collection of works celebrating twenty years in business. Paul Nugent,Sean Lynch, Nevan Lahart, Diana Copperwhite, Elaine Byrne, Sonia Shiel, Tadhg McSweeney, Danny Rolph, Oliver Comerford, Stephen Loughman, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Paul McKinley, Anna Bjerger, Ulrich Vogl, Michael Boran, Mick […]

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Inside the Palace

Diana Copperwhite & Danny Rolph Opening reception Friday June 6, 6pm. Exhibition continues until July 5, 2014.  Diana Copperwhite’s work focuses on how the human psyche understands information and looks at the mechanisms of how we formulate what is real. Copperwhite’s canvases become worlds in which the real is unreal and this unreality is in a constant state […]

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Amanda Coogan

  From thirteen to one Performance Thursday May 29, 4-8pm. Amanda Coogan is currently on the ARP residency programme at Irish Museum of Modern Art. Recent exhibitions and performances include, The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, 2012 & 2013, Dublin Contemporary, 2011,Collecting the new: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection, 2010, AmandaCoogan, When Time Becomes Form, Artists’ […]

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Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh Contours Opening reception Thursday May 1, at 6pm. Exhibition continues until May 23, 2014 Speaking recently about the power of painting, the American art critic Peter Schjeldahl noted: “… there’s something irreducible about a rectangular surface covered with marks that are all absolutely on purpose and made of physical stuff like we are. […]

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Mark Swords

The Hinterlands Opening Reception Thursday 27th March 6pm Exhibition continues until 26th April 2014 The Hinterlands brings together a body of disparate artworks from 2009 to the present day. This work has not been made with any single unifying theme or goal in mind. The individual pieces that comprise The Hinterlands might best be described […]

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Ulrich Vogl of clouds and strings

of clouds and strings Ulrich Vogl Opening reception Thursday February 20th 2014 6pm. Exhibition continues until March 22nd 2014.   Ulrich Vogl’s most recent body of work focuses on sculptures that are – either in themselves or in their projection – films. Like in previous works Vogl uses movement, light and shadow to capture a suspension of reality and space. […]

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Assumptions – Robert Armstrong

Assumptions Robert Armstrong Opening reception Thursday January 16th, 2014 at 6pm. Exhibition runs until February 15th, 2014. The title of Robert Armstrong’s exhibition of new paintings refers to his version of The Assumption of the Virgin, a Nicolas Poussin painting from 1650. Nonetheless, it cannot be assumed that the ascension into heaven of the Virgin […]

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Enigma Roxana Manouchehri

Enigma Roxana Manouchehri December 6th –January 14th 2014. Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present this exhibition in collaboration with the Assar Art Gallery in Tehran. Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance man, was a prolific polymath whose enduring contributions to contemporary world culture, half a millennium after his death, include the most famous portrait ever […]

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McSweeney and Nisenbaum

  Mc Sweeney & Nisenbaum Opening reception Thursday November 7th 2013, 6-8pm Exibition November 8th -November 30th This is a two-person show with Irish artist Tadhg McSweeney and Mexican artist Aliza Nisenbaum. Tadhg McSweeney paints and makes sculptures with a seamless connection between their form, function and colour palette. Yet each work has a defined […]

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Conor Mary Foy

ADIAPHORA Conor Mary Foy Kevin Kavanagh gallery Opening reception Wedensday  30th October 6-8pm- Live performance 7.15pm October 30th-November 2nd Adiaphora: a philosophy that signifies things outside of the moral law, i.e. actions, pursuits that are not sanctioned or forbidden, but indifferent.  It holds the equal potential of swinging in favour of good or evil, a […]

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ALL DAYER -Curated by Aoife Tunney

  ALL DAYER   Group show and music event Aoibheann Greenan| Seamus Harahan |Stephen Loughman|Richard Proffitt Music Event 21st September at 4-8pm The Harbourmaster | Ickis Mirolo| Maria Somerville | The Third Policeman | Ed Devane Curated by Aoife Tunney –––––––––– Where did you grow up? First in London and then in Derbyshire. In London, […]

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Vanessa Donoso Lopez-A PAINFUL EXCESS OF PLEASURE

A PAINFUL EXCESS OF PLEASURE Vanessa Donoso López September 26 – October 26 2013   We move and displace ourselves from the moment we are born. We try to identify with objects from an early age, in order to make a connection between our inner reality and the world outside of us. ¬1 When an […]

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Adam May – Scheme of Things

4th July - 27th July 2013

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Selective Perspectives

Group Show
30th May - 27th June 2013

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Elaine Byrne – RAUM

10th January - 9nd February 2013

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Alan Phelan – Screening

Include Me Out of the partisans manifesto, 2012 4 January 2013 7pm

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Sinéad Ní Mhaoanaigh 2012

Eatramh
18th October - 17th November 2012

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Geraldine O’ Neill Reciprocal Space

Reciprocal Space
Thursday 13th September - Saturday 13th October 2012

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The Temple of Psychic Youth

Aug 11th - September 8th 2012

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Mosaic

Mark Swords – Mosaic

July 31st - Aug 4th 2012

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Mick O’Dea – Trouble

26 April - 26 May 2012

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Sean Lynch

22 March - 21 April 2012

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The Human Race #9

Sonia Shiel – The Human Race

12 January - 11 February 2012

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Preview 2012

Group Show
20 December 2011 - 6 January 2012

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What will survive of us is love

John Coyle

What will survive of us is love
17 November - 17 December 2011

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Diana Copperwhite

An Island from the Day Before
6 October - 12 November 2011

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Dunkle Kammer

Ulrich Vogl

Dunkle Kammer
4 September - 1 October 2011

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Eamon O’Doherty

Drawings and maquettes for sculpture and other small works...
18 - 31 August 2011

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The Northern Forest

Room Outside

Group Show
28 July - 13 August 2011

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Vanessa Donoso López

Grande, feliz e invencible
30 June – 23 July 2011

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Dry Wall

Mark McGreevy

Bundle View
2 - 25 June 2011

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Sarah Dwyer

Sarah Dwyer
5 - 27 May 2011

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Angel

Mark O’Kelly

Figure of 8
7 - 30 April 2011

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Parallel Lines

Michael Boran & Igor Eskinja

Parallel Lines
10 March - 2 April 2011

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Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh 2011

Untitled
3 - 26 February 2011

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Paul McKinley

CANADA
6 - 29 January 2011

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Geraldine O’Neil

Horopter
2-23 December 2010

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Building Sights

Robert Armstrong | Tadhg McSweeney | Mark Swords

Building Sights
4 - 27 November 2010

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Black Sun

Douglas White

BLACK SUN
2 - 18 September 2010

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Karin Brunnermeir

Liebesgluck
10 – 26 June 2010

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Milk and Honey

David Quinn

Hungry Rock 15 May - 5 June 2010

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Tadhg McSweeney

portmanteau
15 April 2010 - 08 May 2010

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Mick O’Dea

Black & Tan
11 March - 09 April 2010

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Dermot Seymour

Hibernium: A Trip Across the Head of Ireland
4 February - 3 March 2010

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Sean Lynch

DeLorean: Progress Report
7 - 29 January 2010

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Above The Fold

8 - 23 December 2009

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Oliver Comerford

True Romance
5 - 28 November 2009

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Paul Nugent

Remembrance Part II
17 October - 31 October 2009

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Mark Swords

flying crooked
2-24 September 2009

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OFFCENTRE

Nevan Lahart | George Young | Yuko Nasu
30 July - 29 August 2009

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Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Paintings
02 - 25 July

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Stephen Loughman

Our Victory
29 May - 20 June 2009

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Diana Copperwhite

Perfect Near Miss
30 April - 23 May 2009

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Robert Armstrong

Blimp on the Horizon
02 April 2009 - 25 April 2009

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Ulrich Vogl

Gipfelstürmer
05 - 28 March 2009

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Margaret Corcoran

The Garden
5-28 February 2009

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Nevan Lahart

Ugly Lovely
8th – 31st January 2009

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Group Therapy

Group Show
28 November - 23 December 2008

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Mark O’Kelly

October 23 – November 22, 2008

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The world needs a narrative

September 26 – October 18, 2008

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