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Ballinamore: Three at Solas

Ballinamore: Three at Solas

The Solas Art Gallery will present three concurrent solo exhibitions, featuring Alistair Swatridge, Ana Stromberg and Delzimar Doherty. Swatridge, a seascape and marine painter, will exhibit works that reflect his experience of seas and lakes around the world. Swedish artist Stromberg presents her unique vision of people, animals, still-life and landscape, combining reality and fantasy. Finally, Doherty will show brightly coloured, realist portraits of people and animals.
Alistair Swatridge, Ana Stromberg & Delzimar Doherty: from 21 February

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Skibbereen: Land marks, walks and talks

Skibbereen: Land marks, walks and talks

In Gallery II of the Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, William Bock will exhibit ‘Land Marks, Land Walks, Land Talks’. It investigates the parallels between humans and plants, exploring how the natural environment might become a space to unearth stories about identity, belonging and migration. The exhibition includes large-scale work made from found objects, plants and texts; audio work; and a selection of photographs. Elements of the exhibition will be interactive and accompanied by a series of talks, screenings and performances. William Bock: from 22 February

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Drogheda and Limerick: Politics of art

Drogheda and Limerick: Politics of art

Since the 1980s, art created by women in Ireland has tended to clearly situate itself in relation to political issues around the body, culminating in the recent upsurge of activism and art-making for the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Focusing explicitly on the conjunction of art and feminism, ‘Elliptical Affinities’ – in Highlanes Art Gallery, Drogheda, and then the Limerick City Gallery of Art – retraces this journey, exploring new genealogies of women’s art indexed to the political. The artists featured in the exhibition are Aideen Barry, Sarah Browne, Amanda Coogan, Dorothy Cross, Pauline Cummins, Rachel Fallon, Patricia Hurl, Jesse Jones, Breda Lynch, Alice Maher, Alanna O’Kelly, Kathy Prendergast and Louise Walsh.
Elliptical Affinities: Drogheda – until 25 January; Limerick – early 2020.

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Cork: Stages of life

Cork: Stages of life

The Crawford Art Gallery is showing a large-scale commissioned exhibition of new work titled ‘Daphne Wright: A Quiet Mutiny’. Wright’s work quietly addresses the human condition and the important stages of life we all pass through, which are at once poignant and mundane. In this exhibition, which fills two gallery floors, Wright creates worlds that are beautifully eerie: familiar objects from everyday life – including buggies, houseplants, a fridge and a child’s drawing – come under the artist’s scrutiny. Expanding on her existing sculptural practice, Wright focuses on the materiality of dry, unfired clay creating a dichotomy of familiarity and fragility.
Daphne Wright: 15 November – 18 February

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Limerick: Charles Harper Retrospective

Limerick: Charles Harper Retrospective

The Limerick City Gallery of Art presents a retrospective of work by Charles Harper. His signature work – inspired by the grid and chiming with the 1970s work of Minimalist and Serialist artists – will be revealed, as well as numerous works retained by the artist that have not been exhibited in many years. Charles Harper Retrospective:
28 November – 26 January

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