‘Extract’, an exhibition by Padraig Cunningham, Caoimhe Kilfeather and Nollaig Molloy at the Roscommon Arts Centre, examines the earth’s deep spaces and the resources that humanity draws on. It looks at the materials humans take from the earth and the impact this has on the environment. Molloy’s video work, Worth Your Salt, draws on her recent residency at a mining trade-union archive in Germany.
Extract: until 24 March
Peter Burns’ ‘Time Traveller’ at the Custom House Studios and Gallery draws on the artist’s time spent in the gallery’s studios, developing his practice. These recent works are rooted in the landscape of nearby Clew Bay, depicting flooded drumlins, islands, coves and sandbars, interwoven with biblical and mythological themes. Peter Burns: 13 April – 7 May
‘Sankey | Walker’ at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon is a collaboration between Katherine Sankey and Corban Walker, who explore connections between their practices. Sculptor Walker’s work (from his height of 129cm) challenges the viewer to re-evaluate their perceptions of what is considered ‘correct’ proportion and measure. Sankey uses sculpture, video, drawing and painting to question assumptions about the boundaries of human and ‘natural’ objects.
Sankey | Walker: until 15 April
Dominic Thorpe’s ‘Aftermath: Irish Civil War and the Trauma of Perpetration’ at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, draws attention to an aspect of post-conflict society. Thorpe’s sculptural and installation work explores the embodied nature of perpetrator trauma experienced by those involved in the Irish Civil War. This work stems from his Bolay Residency at the centre.
Dominic Thorpe: 28 April – 6 June
The Hamilton Gallery shows Cathy Carman’s exhibition ‘Rapture’, a series of female sculptures about the manifestation of ecstasy, joy and passion. Working in bronze, Carman’s sculptures convey strength and fragility, and her use of rich colours to more subtle hues heighten the emotional impact of her work.
Cathy Carman: 8 April – 21 May
An exhibition of contemporary art works by 100 women artists living in Ireland opens at the Hamilton Gallery. ‘St Brigid’s Well’ takes its inspiration from a poem by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and continues on from the 2022 iteration of this exhibition. The gallery will also host a reading of the poem during its run.
St Brigid’s Well: from 1 February