What's on in Leinster

Dublin: New works by Gorman

Dublin: New works by Gorman

The Kerlin Gallery presents ‘dalkey’, an exhibition of new paintings by Richard Gorman. These large-scale paintings on canvas give a nod to the gestural, expressionist works with which Gorman began his career in the 1980s. This new body of work takes on a more liberated, looser and freer painterly approach, all the while demonstrating the careful balancing of colour, form and line for which his work is prized.
Richard Gorman: until 15th August

Share
Dublin: Tale Ends

Dublin: Tale Ends

At Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Mairead O’hEocha presents ‘Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes’, an exhibition of new paintings and ink-on-paper drawings that concentrate on animals and their presentation in museum dioramas. Taking inspiration from Dublin’s Natural History Museum, O’hEocha uses this ‘trophy cabinet’ from Ireland’s colonial past to register historic and contemporary attitudes of display. Her works reflect on how we continue to conceptualise and claim nature through museological hierarchies and their inventories of indigenous and colonial conquering, naming and ordering.
*Due to the COVID pandemic the gallery is currently closed until further notice. Please check our website for further updates.

Share
Waterford: Nancy Holt’s legacy

Waterford: Nancy Holt’s legacy

The legacy and influence of Nancy Holt (1938 – 2014) on a new generation of artists is explored in an exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts. A key figure in Earth, Land and Conceptual art movements, Holt’s work over five decades asked difficult questions about how we understand our place in the world and her art continues to pose important questions. In ‘Light and Language’, works by Holt will be shown alongside new pieces by AK Burns, Matthew Day Jackson, Dennis McNulty, Charlotte Moth and Katie Paterson.
Due to Covid-19 exhibition dates have changed. Please check the venues website for further details

Share
Dublin: John Thomson in Siam

Dublin: John Thomson in Siam

Photographs by 19th-century traveller John Thomson will be exhibited at the Chester Beatty Library this spring. Thomson spent ten years (from 1862) in east Asia, where he documented local life and customs. During this time, he was granted unique access to the royal court of King Mongkut in Siam (now Thailand). He was later the first photographer to visit the ruins of Angkor Wat in the Cambodian jungle, then under Siam’s control. ‘Siam Through the Lens of John Thomson’ features twenty-four compelling images of mid-19th century Thailand.
Until 3 Jan 2021

Share
Dublin: Celebrating  Hugh Lane

Dublin: Celebrating Hugh Lane

‘The Lane Legacy’, at Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery, celebrates Sir Hugh Lane’s astounding legacy and reveals the wealth of the artworks that he and his supporters brought together and gave outright to Dublin, as well as other works donated in his memory. The exhibition features many of the works in the original Municipal Gallery of Modern Art collection, the establishment of which was among the most important cultural events in the birth of modern Ireland.
The Lane Legacy: ongoing

Share