Thursday, 29 September 2011

Westport Arts Festival 2011

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Group Show at Oisin Gallery, Dublin

Group Show at Oisin Gallery, Dublin

Call for Submissions: The Cockleshell Gallery, Wexford

Call for Submissions: The Cockleshell Gallery, Wexford

The Niland Gallery, Merchant’s Road, Galway: 'Trust' - Curated by Mark Cullen - October 1st - 3...

The Niland Gallery, Merchant’s Road, Galway: 'Trust' - Curated by Mark Cullen - October 1st - 3...: Trust Maeve Curtis, Kate Molloy and Beth O' Halloran Curated by Mark Cullen The Niland Gallery October 1 st - 30 th

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Culture Night

Miscellany @ New Art Studio opened on Culture night showcasing work by 10 artists working to the same size  in various media ranging from monoprints to Digital Prints. The show explores many different themes ranging from Niall Wright's view of the Irish landscape, these images of the bare bog-lands give a moody atmospheric that draws the viewer in. Aidan McDermott's playful use of symbolic imagery tells a almost child like narrative in a traditional painting you would associate with works from the Bolognese School

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dublin Culture Night 2011

                                                      Friday 23rd September 5pm to 11pm

With 156 venues and organisations taking part this is the biggest and most diverse Culture Night event in Ireland.
Dublin Bus are providing complimentary buses that will leave every 20 minutes from bus stops, there are three routes A,B and C

     A                                                 B                                         C
Bachelors Walk                           Aston Quay                        Trinity College
Parnell Square West                    Bridge Street                       Leinster St South
Parnell Square North                  Thomas St                           Merrion Square North
Croke Park                                Guinness Storehouse           Mount St
Glasnevin Cemetery                    IMMA                               Northumberland Rd
Parnell Square East                    Arron Quay                         RDS
Bachelor's Walk                         Custom House Quay            Mount St
                                                  Aston Quay                         Westland Row                      
                                                                                             Trinity College

Events on Interest
IMMA are hosting Exhibitions, Tours, Open Artists Studios, Music and a Bar from 3pm to 10pm

The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

Keith Winters uses installation, sculpture, noise and zine-making to present a replicated sense of reality. His work operates between dissonant and consecrated spaces, extracting and mimicking structural and geometrical elements from the city in the sculptural style of the Handyman

5pm to 11pm

Block T
1 to 6 Haymarket, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Open Artist Studios and Exhibition

La Catedral Studios
St. Augustine St. Dublin 8
24 artists working in combined media will throw their doors open to show their work and space where their creative daily work unfolds

5pm to 11pm

The Hugh Lane
Parnell Square North
An evening of music, poetry and special tours of the collection and Richard Hamilton, Rita Donagh and Willie Doherty Exhibitions

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Paperdolls

Dates: Wednesday 14th September – Monday 19th September 2011
Time: 8pm
Tickets: €10-€14, to book via ABSOLUT Fringe click here.
Stumble upon a dark pathway, twisting and turning to a hidden world where beautiful and unsettling creatures stir. Manipulating and embellishing their realities, watch as each of them create their own universe. Bodies radiate with energy and colours explode, drenching the space with sensory-overloaded abundance.
See the PaperDolls evolve in this new world, using circus equipment to transform themselves and the space they inhabit. Be enveloped by a labyrinthine stage-design, submerged in by ambisonic surround-sound technology and captivated by an original score of music.
Lose yourself in the strange forms and intriguing melodies of the paper maze.
For more on the PaperDolls click here, or find them on facebook here.
For more on ABSOLUT fringe click here
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Friday, 16 September 2011

Culture Night @ The Complex with Mob Fandango

From 5pm The Complex Gallery welcome ‘Shul’ a group mixed media exhibition featuring Roger O’Neill, Paul Hickey, Judy Foley and Jane Locke.

From 8pm The Complex Main Space will host an evening of musical entertainment with headlining soul and funk fusion act Mob Fandango.


Winners of 2009's Rising Stars Competition and headliners of 2010's prestigious Soul Festival, Mob Fandango are a breath of fresh air to the Irish music scene. The Mob specialise in soul, funk, roots and reggae. In these times of economic doom & gloom, the Mob are here to emphasise the more important things in life. Featuring four vocalists and a gorgeous brass section, this band specialise in upbeat, danceable grooves. Check out Mob Fandango's debut E.P. - 'Dig' on bandcamp -


“Emptiness is the track on which the centred person moves,” said a Tibetan
sage six hundred years ago, and the book where I found this edict followed it
with an explanation of the word “track” in Tibetan; shul, “a mark that remains
after that which has made it has passed by – a footprint, for example. In other contexts, shul is used to describe the scarred hollow in the ground where a house once stood, the channel worn through rock where a river runs in flood, the indentation on the grass where an animal slept last night. All of these are shul: the impression of something that used to be there.”

From “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” by Rebecca Solnitt

Working from this text as a starting point, a group of four artists have initiated a series of creative sessions to explore the concept of shul and how it sits within their art practices. Over the course of several months a body of work is emerging, the result of which will be reflected in an exhibition at The Complex in Smithfield.

Artists exhibiting are: Judy Foley, Paul Hickey, Jane Locke and Roger O’Neill.

SEAN SCULLY Cut Ground Kerlin Gallery

6 October – 19 November 2011
Reception, Wednesday 5 October, 6 - 8 pm

Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Sean Scully.

The internationally acclaimed artist will present a body of new work, most notably, the Cut Ground series of paintings. In these paintings Scully moves away from the all over composition of the Wall of Light series into an arena where the structures are more irregular and unpredictable. Whilst many factors are simultaneously brought to bear in Scully’s multilayered paintings, undoubtedly the Cut Ground series reveal a number of influences connected with the earth and it’s topography. The cutting into the peat bog; the fat and thin lines of the farmed landscape as viewed from an aerial perspective, with all their corners and edges; the cracks and fissures in the earths surfaces. Energy pulses from within these wonderful paintings, which are as fresh and vital as ever.

Sean Scully, is widely regarded as one of the leading abstract painters of his generation. His many major solo exhibitions, include, most notably the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; MACRO, Rome; Galerie nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, among many others.

His paintings, works on paper, and photography can be found in more than 80 public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Tate, London; Lenbachhaus, Munich; IVAM, Valencià; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

The Kerlin Gallery is situated on Anne Street Dublin 2

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Dublin Contemporary 2011

Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Ireland's International Art Exhibition featuring over 114 Irish and international artists.

Taking place from September 6th until October 31st, Dublin Contemporary 2011 it's very ambitious for Dublin to hold. Work of more than 114 Irish and international artists  will transform the city. This will be an amazing showcase of visual art, innovation, creativity and imagination. Dublins Art Scene is fighting back against the financial tide that has hit the world hard.


The title and theme of Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Taken from William Butler Yeats’ famous poem “Easter, 1916”.

The Exhibition is held across several sites in Dublin ranging from the Earlsfort Terrace exhibition site, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The National Gallery of Ireland and The Royal Hibernian Academy.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Culture Night 2011

Culture Night takes place from 5pm – 11pm on Friday September 23rd. Opening hours for each organisation are listed in brackets at the bottom of their entry in this programme.
All events are free but some may require advanced booking, tickets or have a limited capacity. Please check venue listings for details.

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

When darkness falls from the air - Solo Exhibition by Hannah Breslin

The content of the work derives from two distinct but not dissimilar sources. The first source is Emily Dickinson's poem 'I heard a fly buzz when I died' which describes the physical act of dying punctuated by a fly buzzing around the room. The second source is the psychological phenomenon of depersonalisation which can be described as the feeling of being divorced from ones own personal physicality. Both of these sources depict a splitting between the physical and psychological self. The work attempts to manifest this intangible sense of splitting in a number of ways. The video works illustrate the desire to regain control of the body - to become real/whole again - to reintegrate the physical and the psychological. The installations represent an attempt to become 're-grounded' in reality while the fly from Emily Dickinson's poem represents reality in all its mundanity. The overarching theme is one of psychological and personal crisis.

This is Hannah's  first solo outing and features new video and installation work. The show opens on Friday the 9th of September @ 6pm and runs until the 1st of October. The gallery opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday - Friday : 10am - 5.30pm
Saturday : 11am - 5pm

nag @ Cross Gallery
59 Francis Street
Dublin 8

Kary Mullally Exhibition

Little green street gallery will be opening its doors this Friday september the 9th at 7pm for everyone to have a little taste of what the irish art scene has to offer. We have received so many inspiring submissions from various established and emerging artists across ireland and were proud to offer our walls to these people.
The opening night will be september the 9th 7pm - 10pm, with live music and some complimentary drinks we encourage everyone to B.Y.O.B just in case though.
The exhibition itself will then run until the 14th of september.
the gallery is open from 10-6 monday to friday and 12-3 on saturday.

Portraits by Conor O'Donnell and Ray Tsang