What's on in Leinster

Dublin: What’s burning?

Dublin: What’s burning?

Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K’s exhibition ‘Do you remember what you are burning?’ at the Hugh Lane Gallery draws on familial anecdotes and personal experience, infused with humour, to examine ideas of estrangement, neoliberalism and the impact of prolonged conflicts on and in Iraq. A collaboration between three institutions, the exhibition will also appear in Dubai and Toronto.
Hiwa K: 7 October – 13 February 2022

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Galway: Shifting Ground 

Galway: Shifting Ground 

A collection of bronze sculpture from John Behan at the Kenny Gallery includes a new version of
his iconic famine ship series and studies of the Broighter Hoard. Also on show is recent work examining the ongoing displacement of refugee populations, and responses to the poetry of Seamus Heaney, as well as a collection of paintings and drawings.
John Behan: 9 October – 11 November

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Naul: Cormac Dennis’ Dublin

Naul: Cormac Dennis’ Dublin

After a decade away from the easel, Cormac Dennis shows the results of his return to art with an exhibition at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. The collection reflects the artist’s recent walks along the coastline of north county Dublin, with works in oil, charcoal and mixed media. The show also includes views of Montmartre in Paris.
Cormac Dennis: 4 October – 30 November

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Dublin: Taking Leave 

Dublin: Taking Leave 

Like many artists during the pandemic, Patrick Graham had only sporadic access to his studio, leaving him without many of his usual materials. Making use of a stack of handmade paper left over from a print project, he created a series of works on paper in oils, inks and other available drawing materials. An exhibition of this work, ‘Taking Leave’, can be seen at Hillsboro Fine Art.
Patrick Graham: 21 October – 20 November

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Dublin: Gale At Taylor 

Dublin: Gale At Taylor 

Martin Gale’s exhibition ‘Lost John’ at Taylor Galleries features work that explores themes that have long preoccupied the artist – from emigration and the effect of human activity on the landscape, to an enduring love of wildlife. These new paintings express unease about identity and place.
Martin Gale: 21 October – 11 November

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Dublin: Field Of Vision 

Dublin: Field Of Vision 

‘Field of Vision’ at the Olivier Cornet Gallery features paintings by Yanny Petters using the technique of verre églomisé which combines acid etching, drawing, painting and gilding on 4mm glass plates. Known for her botanical art, in the past year Petters has concentrated on the delicate ecosystems that make up her immediate surroundings.
Yanny Petters: 10 October – 6 November

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Dundalk: Together Again

Dundalk: Together Again

Work created during the Creative Spark Residency Programme is on show at An Táin Arts Centre. ‘Together Again’ features printmaking, performance, mixed media and painting from artists Niamh Hannaford, Tara Carroll, Jennifer Slater, Brigid Mulligan and Vivienne Byrne. A supporting exhibition by the Creative Spark Print Studio members can also be seen.
Together Again: 4 October – 6 November

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Dublin: Wayward Eye

Dublin: Wayward Eye

Four Temple Bar Gallery + Studio artists – Vivienne Dick, Sarah Pierce, Marcel Vidal and Eimear Walsh – come together in ‘Wayward Eye’. Each of the artists has considered a different element of Dublin city, and the work created encourages us all to look beyond the familiar to find new forms of civic engagement. Wayward Eye: until 13 November

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Dublin: 3 Mountjoy Square 

Dublin: 3 Mountjoy Square 

In her exhibition ‘Walter Leonard Cole, 3 Mountjoy Square’ at Oliver Sears Gallery, artist Sarah Walker explores the life of her grandfather, Walter Leonard Cole. Cole was a TD in the third Dáil, a Dublin alderman, and friend of Arthur Griffith. His home at 3 Mountjoy Square was a meeting place for those involved in Irish politics during the revolutionary period.
Sarah Walker: 7 October – 12 November

 

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Kilcock: Sanctuary 

Kilcock: Sanctuary 

In his exhibition ‘Sanctuary’ at the Kilcock Art Gallery, painter Fergus Lyons explores both the literal and metaphorical aspects of the term through an exploration of the Irish landscape. The twenty-four works in oils range in location from the Saltee Islands to the megalithic tombs of the Bricklieve Mountains.
Fergus Lyons: 16 October – 20 November

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Dublin: Language And Landscape 

Dublin: Language And Landscape 

SO Fine Art Editions presents an exhibition of paintings by Cork artist Sarah Long entitled ‘How to Resist a State of Forgetfulness’. Taking her lead from an essay by John Berger, Long probes the relationship between language and landscape, using painting, drawing and mark-making to create artworks that play with natural forms.
Sarah Long: 2 – 30 October

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Dublin: Duke Street

Dublin: Duke Street

‘Tag Beckett Vs The Scamp’ at the Duke Street Gallery reflects on the contradictions inherent in being a young man today. Searching for meaning, and contemplating his own legacy, Tag Beckett looks to the lives of his father and grandfather to explore personal and family histories. Infused with intimacy and openness, the work relishes the power of creativity and positivity.
Tag Beckett: from 23 September

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Dublin: IMMA @ 30

Dublin: IMMA @ 30

Marking its 30th anniversary, IMMA is showcasing its collection through a series of exhibitions. ‘The Anthropocene’ considers the present era and some of the key challenges of our times: globalisation, health crises, colonial histories and the displacement of indigenous groups. Following on from this, ‘Social Fabric’ and ‘Protest and Conflict’ showcase artists’ use of different materials to offer spaces of resistance and activism, and the use of protest to subvert power and shift the narrative.
The Anthropocene: 24 September; Social Fabric: 5 November; Protest and Conflict: 19 November

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Athlone:  Three at Luan

Athlone:  Three at Luan

For its autumn programme, the Luan Gallery shows work by Susan Buttner, Serena Caulfield and Anne Harkin-Petersen. Using ideas of knowledge, power and identity, Buttner integrates industrial and handmade objects into performance, film and sound-based installations, while Caulfield’s paintings create tactile re-imaginings of personal and family histories. Petersen, influenced by abstract expressionism, uses bold gestures and colour to create immersive works.
Three at Luan: 28 September – 18 November

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Dublin: Joseph Beuys in Ireland

Dublin: Joseph Beuys in Ireland

The Hugh Lane Gallery celebrates the centenary of the birth of German artist Joseph Beuys with a review of the artist’s relationship to Ireland. ‘Joseph Beuys: From the Secret Block to Rosc’, focuses on the three blackboards the artist created for the gallery in 1974, along with archival materials for his exhibitions in both Dublin and Belfast, and his contributions to the Rosc exhibitions in 1977 and 1984.
Joseph Beuys: From the Secret Block to Rosc: 14 June – 31 October

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Dublin: Irish Walled Gardens

Dublin: Irish Walled Gardens

An exhibition of paintings at the Irish Georgian Society’s headquarters in the City Assembly House celebrates the Irish walled garden. The society commissioned the paintings from four artists who are specialists in this area: Alison Rosse, Lesley Fennell, Maria Levinge and Andrea Jameson. Pictures of some of Ireland’s finest walled gardens are in the show, from Birr Castle, Lismore Castle to Glin Castle. There are also views of lesser-known gardens not open to the public.
Irish walled gardens: 20 May –30 November

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