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Cork: Sculpture at Ballymaloe

Cork: Sculpture at Ballymaloe

The Richard Scott Sculpture Gallery at Ballymaloe House presents a summer exhibition of sculptural works. With daily guided tours, the work of thirty Irish sculptors including Jason Ellis, Helen O’Connell, Sonia Caldwell, Krystyna Pomeroy and Michael Quane is on view throughout the grounds. Image: Sonia Caldwell
Richard Scott Sculpture Gallery: 17 June – 31 August

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Ballinskelligs Love Story

Ballinskelligs Love Story

‘Love Story’, a new collection of work by Eddie Cahill, at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, is based on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and explores Cahill’s dark yet lyrical painting style. Cahill produced the work as part of Cill Rialaig’s retreat programme; the centre regularly shows the work of artists associated with the programme. Image: Eddie Cahill (detail)
Eddie Cahill: 6 June – 5 July

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Cork: Garden Gallery

Cork: Garden Gallery

From her studio gallery in Douglas, artist Valerie Walsh Jolley showcases a range of new work that includes collage, line drawings and acrylics. Jolley’s pieces are inspired by the memory of Hugh Lane who was born in nearby Ballybrack House. The gallery is open to visitors by appointment.
Valerie Walsh Jolley: from 17 June

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Kenmare:  New Market 

Kenmare:  New Market 

The former Kenmare Butter Market is being given a new lease of life as an arts and industrial space with an inaugural exhibition of work by Bridget Flannery, Paul Hughes and Paddy Lennon. The space, built in the mid-1800s and used as a dance hall in the 1960s, is in the heart of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way. The plan for the project is to showcase Irish and international art.
Bridget Flannery, Paul Hughes and Paddy Lennon: opening mid May

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Cork: Zurich Portrait Prize

Cork: Zurich Portrait Prize

The Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize exhibitions open at Crawford Art Gallery, showing the winning and shortlisted artists’ works. Visitors to the gallery also have a final opportunity to see ‘Statio Bene: Art and Ireland’s Maritime Haven’, an exhibition of works from the gallery’s collection that looks at the maritime traditions of Cork’s naval and seafaring history.
Zurich Portrait Prize and Young Portrait Prize: 16 April – 11 July; ‘Statio Bene: Art and Ireland’s Maritime Haven: until 30 April

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Limerick: Sybil Connolly Centenary

Limerick: Sybil Connolly Centenary

Marking the centenary of the birth of designer Sybil Connolly, the Hunt Museum is highlighting Connolly’s innovative and important work through its online platforms. Each month, the museum posts a new story about an aspect of the designer’s practice on its Instagram page that looks at her techniques, entrepreneurial drive, influencing skills, and her distinctive clothing.
Sybil Connolly: ongoing

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Cork: Precious Hours

Cork: Precious Hours

The title of Jennifer McAuliffe’s ‘The Precious Hours’ at the Montenotte Hotel refers to the time the artist found for her painting practice during 2020. The Cork-based artist’s work shows in association with the Gallery in Kinsale and embodies an appreciation of the material qualities of oil paint.
Jennifer McAuliffe: until 30 June

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