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Kilkenny: Still life

Kilkenny: Still life

The Butler Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Blaise Smith. The show features still-life paintings that encompass a myriad of domestic subjects, from fruits and crusty breads to flower arrangements and kitchen crockery. Smith is a past winner of the Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award for his celebrated group portrait
8 Scientists, which featured leading Irish female scientists (see
IAR summer 2017).
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Enniscorthy First Fortnight

Enniscorthy First Fortnight

To mark the tenth anniversary of the First Fortnight Festival, First Fortnight and Presentation Arts Centre host an exhibition, ‘Coalesce’, with work from Shane Keeling, Solus, ADW, Morgan, Emma Sheridan, Glenn Gibson, Nicola Anthony, Maser, Padraig Nolan, Agnieszka Bloch and Sinead McDonald. First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action, and these artists have previously contributed to the festival.
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Dublin: Marcel Vidal

Dublin: Marcel Vidal

Marcel Vidal’s practice moves seamlessly between painting and sculptural installations. Commenting on his new work showing at the Kerlin Gallery, Vidal says: ‘The exhibition will continue my exploration of painting composition and colour, with references that range from the mundane to the provocative.’
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Dublin: Christmas at Olivier Cornet

Dublin: Christmas at Olivier Cornet

Jackie Ryan is co-curator of ‘On Paper’ for the Olivier Cornet Gallery’s winter exhibition. It features prints, paintings and drawings by gallery artists and other members, including Claire Halpin, Yanny Petters, John Fitzsimons, Miriam McConnon, Sheila Naughton and Susanne Wawra. Ryan has also selected works from other artists such as Éamonn O’Doherty, Patrick Hickey and Tony O’Malley.
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Trim: Contemporary art

Trim: Contemporary art

Valerie Walshe Contemporary (formerly the Blackbird Gallery), presents an exhibition of over sixty works, including painting and sculpture, at the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim. Featured artists include Dermot McNevin, Anastacia O’Donoghue, Seán Cotter, Cormac O’Leary, Helen Comerford, Heidi Wickham, Bridget Flinn, Orla de Brí and Beatrice O’Connell.
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Naul: Madden at Séamus Ennis 

Naul: Madden at Séamus Ennis 

Artist Bernadette Madden exhibits recent work at the Easter Snow Gallery in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. Madden is well-known with audiences for her painting, Batik and screen prints on paper, and has exhibited extensively in Ireland, Norway and America. This collection was inspired by the artist’s home and surroundings.
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Dublin: Border Stories

Dublin: Border Stories

The Hugh Lane Gallery presents ‘Worlds Without End’, a diverse series of visual stories centred around borders, a collaboration between Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in New York. Political turbulence and displacement of people as well as the drive towards an ever-expanding economic globalisation creates a complex contradiction. Global trepidations around a rising populist push towards border fortification are reflected by the concerns of the artists in the exhibition, which features work by Lieven De Boeck, Elaine Byrne, John Byrne, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Dor Guez, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Dragana Jurišic, Ari Marcopoulos, Raqs Media Collective, Dermot Seymour and Mark Wallinger.
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Blanchardstown: Print making

Blanchardstown: Print making

‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’ is the third in a series of shows at Draíocht aimed at engaging children and young people. The exhibition shows different techniques, styles and approaches to printmaking, illustrating the path to a finished artwork. In tandem, celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Graphic Print Studio, works by a range of Fingal-based artists – including Susan Early, Una Sealy and Robert Russell – are on display. A further exhibition, ‘New Impressions’, features work by Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.
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Dublin: Northern conflict

Dublin: Northern conflict

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it is an opportune time to reflect on the shared history of Ireland and its neighbour, particularly as the centenary of partition approaches. IMMA presents ‘Northern Light’, work by photographers that examines the history of the Northern Ireland conflict and places it alongside other contemporaneous events internationally. Artists include Gilles Caron, David Farrell, Tony O’Shea, Gilles Peress, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Rosalind Solomon, Chris Steele-Perkins, Amelia Stein and Donovan Wylie. The photographs are drawn from the David Kronn Collection.
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