What's on in Leinster

Navan: Overblown by nature

Navan: Overblown by nature

‘Overblown: Flowers in Contemporary Art’ at the Solstice Arts Centre comprises the work of eight artists exploring the temporality and aesthetics of flowers, the genre of still-life and flower painting in the history of art, its associated cultural narratives and works inspired by nature. ‘Overblown’ features paintings, prints and sculpture by Michael Canning, Mairead O’hEocha, Kathy Prendergast, Michael Landy and Marcel Vidal; photographs and film by Ori Gersht; an installation by Anya Gallaccio; and photographs by Alan Phelan.
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Kilcock: Exploring North Bull Island

Kilcock: Exploring North Bull Island

‘Shifting Sands – A Startling Evolution’, an exhibition of new paintings by Kathrine Geoghegan at the Kilcock Art Gallery, is inspired by the habitats of the North Bull Island, following the life of mud flats, sand dunes and freshwater marshes throughout the seasons. Developed by humans and reclaimed by nature, this area has become an important biosphere and unique treasure for plants and animals on the Dublin coast.
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Dublin: Ireland’s pursuit of independence

Dublin: Ireland’s pursuit of independence

The National Library of Ireland’s photographic exhibition, ‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’, continues at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar. The exhibition draws on the NLI’s rich and varied collection of photographs and newspaper cuttings, and explores the key aspects of a dramatic, brutal and extreme period of Irish history. In telling the story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence, the exhibition highlights the increasing normalisation of violence at the time and the impact felt across the country at all levels of Irish society.
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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.
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Wexford: Busy bee

Wexford: Busy bee

Christine Mackey will present new work at the Wexford Arts Centre that stems from her recent public art project ‘Safe Hold: Pollinating Pastures’. The artist worked with communities across Wexford to raise awareness about the plight of wild pollinators, focusing on bees, habitat loss and the relationship between food, place and people. A key part of the project was the planting of new pollinator-friendly sites in Gorey and Enniscorthy. Mackey sourced seeds and plant specimens from the National Botanic Gardens, which inspired the drawings that comprise the exhibition.
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