Curated by Catherine Marshall, ‘Mammalia and Psyche’, a collaboration between artists Celine Sheridan and Mel French, is at the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Working with the Department of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin, art historian Yvonne Scott and Dublin Zoo, the artists explore human and animal interactions, motherhood and gender roles.
Mammalia and Psyche: until 16 April
‘Weird Fishes’ at Gallery Asna in Clonakilty Arts Centre is a solo painting exhibition by Emmet Brickley. The artist references imagery from Google Street View and digital news outlets to explore sociological themes in his oil paintings.
Emmet Brickley: 4 – 25 March
‘Cocooning – Catch a Breath’ is a collaborative socially engaged art project between artist Catarina Araújo and mental-health professionals in Cork City. The work explores the impact of Covid-19 on the mental-health sector and is presented by Sample-Studios at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion.
Cocooning – Catch a Breath: 16 March – 22 April
The Gallery Kinsale present ‘Themes’ at the Montenotte Hotel, an exhibition by Paul Christopher Flynn. Flynn has selected paintings of his from the past twenty years that include a range of themes and styles. This exhibition forms part of the hotel’s ongoing artist-in-residence programme.
Paul Christopher Flynn: until 31 May
Siamsa Tíre is the venue for an exhibition by Kerry-based artist Karen Hendy. She collaborates with photographers John Minihan and Alex Boyd, sculptor Holger Lönze, poet Paddy Bushe and calligrapher Timothy O’Neill. Together they explore the connections between Irish culture and the natural environment. Hendy uses performance-based drawing, also working with performers from the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.
CRÉ – Believing Earth: 9 March – 19 April
Therry Rudin and Patricia Hurl showcase new work in film and video that explores themes of home, land and the human experience. On view at the Source Arts Centre, the exhibition also includes work by Irish artists Sarah Edmondson, Eduard Fulop, Stephen Gunning, Niamh McGuinne, Mark Kent and Thaís Muniz, as well as selected past ‘Barcelona Loop’ artists.
Homeland: Through Life and Shade: 10 March – 22 April
Rachel Parry and Cormac Boydell exhibit a selection of drawings and ceramics at Grilse Gallery. Primarily known for her sculpture, Parry shows a series of large-scale drawings of the human senses inspired by the 19th-century Nath Charit manuscript. Boydell’s ceramics – made by direct contact with clay rather than using tools – combine terracotta with his signature bright glazes.
Rachel Parry and Cormac Boydell: 1 April – 7 May
Selected works from the National Photography Collection are exhibited at glór, with a focus on works relating to Co Clare. Established by Photo Museum Ireland in 2021, the collection reflects the development of photography in modern and contemporary Ireland, gathering the work of leading Irish artists and building awareness of the role of photography in Irish culture.
National Photography Collection: 3 March – 29 April
At Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, John Killeen presents ‘Drawing Attention (Blink and You Miss It)’, an exhibition of abstract drawings. Influenced by his research into the abstract expressionists Sigmar Polke and Cy Twombly, and his walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, these works are filled with the colours and patterns of sea, sky, rock and sand.
John Killeen: 12 April – 12 May
The Crawford Art Gallery holds part of Ireland’s national collection. The exhibition ‘Behind the Scenes: Collections at Work’ offers insights into some of the hidden aspects of the gallery’s work, including conservation and research. ‘Behind the Scenes’ seeks to explore the collection in meaningful ways. Largely focused on painting – but also featuring photography, watercolour, drawing, and sculpture – the show presents a rich array of artworks from across the centuries.
Behind the Scenes: Collection at Work: until 10 April
Brian Fay’s work for his exhibition, ‘The Most Recent Forever’ at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, provides an overview of the artist’s drawing practice that for the last two decades has explored ideas of temporality, change and ephemerality in pre-existing artworks.
Brian Fay: 18 February – 25 March