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Dublin: Mór Prints

Dublin: Mór Prints

‘Mór 2019’, an exhibition of large-scale original prints, opens at the Graphic Studio Gallery. Original prints are not frequently made in expansive dimensions, partially due to the physical constraints that the various mediums and printmaking apparatus can impose upon artists. This show presents work by artists who have created large-format editions, often pushing the limit of size constraint. Artists include Des Kenny, Cliona Doyle, Kate MacDonagh, Shane O’Driscoll and Gráinne Cuffe, as well as visiting artists who have worked at the Studio, such as Tony O’Malley, John Noel Smith, Maser, Maria Simonds Gooding and Gwen O’Dowd.
Mór 2019: 3 – 26 October

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Dublin: Paint and Bronze

Dublin: Paint and Bronze

The Jorgensen Gallery’s ongoing exhibition features a selection of paintings, ranging from the 19th century to the present day. Highlights include work by Walter Osborne, Percy French, Evie Hone, Tony O’Malley, Charles Brady, Sean McSweeney and Tim Goulding. Contemporary gallery artists include Mark Cullen, Dale Pring MacSweeney, Therese McAllister, Allan Madsen, Tim Woolcock and Colin Watson. Alongside these, a collection of over thirty bronze sculptures are on display.
Jorgensen Gallery: ongoing

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Naul: Contre Jour

Naul: Contre Jour

The Easter Snow Gallery at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre shows an exhibition of paintings by Lorraine Sherry. It includes a combination of local landscape and still-life studies, notable for their use of the contre-jour technique and exploration of a limited palette. Sherry has worked with the Boathouse Painters plein air group in the Fingal area and exhibited at Skerries Mills.
Lorraine Sherry: 6 October – 30 November

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Kilcock: Wildlife Corner

Kilcock: Wildlife Corner

Wildlife and landscape paintings by Sarah Corner show at the Kilcock Art Gallery. Originally from Surrey, Corner trained in antique restoration before taking up painting. After moving to Ireland, Corner completed a residency at the Cill Rialaig artists’ retreat in Kerry and has since exhibited in several venues across the country.
Sarah Corner: 19 October – 16 November

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Sorolla at NGI 

Sorolla at NGI 

Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923) is referred to as the ‘master of light’ and Spain’s impressionist. The National Gallery of Ireland shows fifty of his paintings in the first exhibition of his work in Ireland in collaboration with the National Gallery in London and the Museo Sorolla in Madrid. Sorolla’s early works established a reputation as a social realist with scenes of social deprivation. Later, his main subject became the Spanish landscape, sun-drenched scenes of elegant everyday life.
Sorolla: until 3 November

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Dublin: Impacts of Desire

Dublin: Impacts of Desire

IMMA’s autumn season opens with a large-scale international group exhibition ‘Desire: A Revision. From the 20th Century to the Digital Age’. It will be co-curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and Rachel Thomas, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA. The show explores the evolving role of desire in art and life and its relationship to structures of power. New commissions of contemporary works alongside a selection of master works of the 20th century examine the relationship between desire, technological advancements and its impact on social structures.
Desire. A Revision: 21 September – 22 March 2020

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Blanchardstown: Estuary

Blanchardstown: Estuary

Fingal County Council presents a major exhibition of works by national and international artists, graduates, emerging artists and local artists, drawn from the Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection at Draíocht Gallery. Titled ‘Estuary’, the selected works explore the geography of the Fingal area and its three estuaries. Artists include Eva Rothschild, George Potter, John Kindness, Pamela Leonard, Maeve McCarthy, Patrick Scott, Michael Cullen and Martin Gale.
Estuary: 12 September – 16 November

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Dún Laoghaire: dlr Visual Art Commission 2019

Dún Laoghaire: dlr Visual Art Commission 2019

Theresa Nanigian’s exhibition of photographs, ‘Clann’, centres around people who live and work in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area and is showing in the dlr Lexicon Gallery in Dún Laoghaire. Working with groups from National Rescue Lifeboat volunteers to residents of Our Lady’s Manor nursing home, Nanigian seeks to capture the spirit and diversity of people living in the region.
Theresa Nanigian: 21 September – 17 November

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Drogheda: Crowley’s Love of Many Things

Drogheda: Crowley’s Love of Many Things

Graham Crowley’s ‘A Love of Many Things’ at the Highlanes Gallery celebrates the artist’s life and work over the past forty years. The exhibition tells the story of a life in painting through a range of influences and artistic styles. UK-born Crowley lived in Skibbereen for some years and has had a distinguished career in art practice and teaching.
Graham Crowley: 21 September – 2 November

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Navan: Worm Moon

Navan: Worm Moon

Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition ‘Dissolving by the Worm Moon’ at the Solstice Arts Centre conveys visions of war, resistance and perseverance. Using video, painting and sculpture, Al-Sabah’s installations are concerned with how the past is constantly reviewed to meet the present and he draws his inspiration from children’s broadcasting in Iraq from the 1970s to the present day.
Bassam Al-Sabah: until 26 October

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Dublin: Bauhaus Prints

Dublin: Bauhaus Prints

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the National Gallery of Ireland presents a set of four Bauhaus portfolios of prints, on loan from Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.The portfolios, comprising of fifty-two woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and linocuts include prints by Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Umberto Boccioni, and Natalia Goncharova, illustrating the Bauhaus motto ‘Rethink the World’. Image: Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Composition, (detail) 1922.  Image: Courtesy of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung. Photo: © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
NGI: 20 July – 1 December

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Dublin: Life above everything

Dublin: Life above everything

Presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Lucien Freud Project 2016 -2021, ‘Life Above Everything: Lucien Freud and Jack B Yeats’ examines the interconnections between these two stubbornly individual painters. It places them side by side for the first time since 1948, when they both exhibited work in London. David Dawson, an artist and Freud’s long-time studio assistant, has assisted in the selection, bringing to the project a unique knowledge of Freud’s interest in Yeats.
IMMA: 29 June – 19 January 2020

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