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Dublin: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s Inscriptions

Dublin: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s Inscriptions

A new film installation by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, ‘Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre’ at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios explores a number of unlikely locations in a meditation on themes of heritage, loss and imperial legacy. Drawing on early museological texts and defined by the extensive use of CGI, the work considers the constructs and absences underpinning cultural and historical representation. Known for her work in video montage, Ní Bhriain collaborates with musicians and composers, with screenings and installations incorporating recorded sound, live performance and improvisation.
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain: 14 December – 2 February

Athlone: Eoin Butler at Luan

Athlone: Eoin Butler at Luan

The Luan Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Eoin Butler entitled ‘Survey’ in which the artist presents an overview of his work, including landscapes painted en plein air, nudes and portraits. A graduate of NCAD, Butler was previously the Head of the Dún Laoghaire School of Art and Design, and a Senior Lecturer in Art at St Patrick’s College of Further Education.
Eoin Butler: 7 December – 9 February 2019

Dublin: Street Art Prints

Dublin: Street Art Prints

The Balla Bán Gallery in the Westbury Mall presents a selection of limited edition prints and hand sprays on canvas by Irish street artist, Solus. An emerging talent, this exhibition follows on the artist’s successful solo exhibition at the Wallworks Gallery, New York, and work with the Buschwick Collection in Brooklyn. Other artists featured at the gallery include Norman Teeling and John Skelton.
Balla Bán Gallery: December

Dublin: Christmas at Jorgensen

Dublin: Christmas at Jorgensen

The Jorgensen Gallery’s Christmas exhibition includes a bronze sculpture of May Botterell by William John Leech. Cast from his original plaster version, this is the only sculpture he is known to have made, with the National Gallery of Ireland also holding a copy in bronze. The exhibition also features a selection of glass, china, and antique furniture, including a copy of an 18th century English armorial porcelain service.
Jorgensen Gallery: December

Dublin: Swanzy at IMMA

Dublin: Swanzy at IMMA

Pre-dating Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett by several years, Mary Swanzy can arguably be identified as Ireland’s first ‘modernist’ painter. However, her experimentation with a wide range of styles, along with her reluctance to participate in large exhibitions led to her being critically side-lined. In the first substantial retrospective of her work since 1968, ‘Mary Swanzy: Modern Irish Master’ at IMMA explores Swanzy’s varied and exciting career, from her time in Paris with Gertrude Stein, to travels in Hawaii, the Balkans and Samoa.
Mary Swanzy: 26 October – 17 February 2019

Kilkenny: Martin Healy

Kilkenny: Martin Healy

At the Butler Gallery, Martin Healy’s new body of work expands on the principal concerns of his practice, chiefly our progressively tenuous relationship with the natural world, and how this reflects on the various symbolic uses of the animal in culture. The new works form an installation across the four galleries combining film, photography and sculpture. Permeated with an aura of environmental anxiety, the works question the underlying concept of dominion, which has defined humankind’s relationship to the other organisms on the planet.
Martin Healy: 20 October – 16 December

Dublin: Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

Dublin: Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ is running at the new Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green in Dublin, in partnership with the National Library of Ireland. The exhibition draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents and features Heaney’s original manuscripts as well as letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books, and multi-media recordings. The exhibition is curated by Professor Geraldine Higgins, Director of Irish Studies at Emory University. An ongoing exhibition on the poet shows at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace at Ballaghy, Co Derry.
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again: until December 2021

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