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Kenmare: Kenmare portraits

Kenmare: Kenmare portraits

‘Face to Face’, a collection of photographic portraits of the people of Kenmare by Claire Bunbury shows at the Purcell Gallery. The exhibition forms a snapshot of a small town community on the Wild Atlantic Way at a time when rural Ireland appears to be in decline. Born in Dublin, but resident in Kenmare for over twenty years, Bunbury seeks to capture features of both the people and community of Kenmare.
Claire Bunbury: 19 April – 19 May

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Thurles: Asylum Archive

Thurles: Asylum Archive

The Asylum Archive at Source Arts Centre is an art, activists and academic platform that explores the idea and reality of the Direct Provision system in Ireland. The artist, Vukašin Nedeljkovic, draws attention to the confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland, creating a memory link with historic carceral sites such as Magdalene laundries, industrial schools, and mother and baby homes. Nedeljkovic is a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Belgrade and the Dún Laoghaire College of Art.
Asylum Archive: 5 – 27 April

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Cork: Belligerent Ghosts

Cork: Belligerent Ghosts

The Triskel Arts Centre presents ‘Shackled to Belligerent Ghosts’, an exhibition by Stephen Dunne. The artist’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image, and is produced in a spontaneous manner that attempts to draw upon the unconscious as source material. At its core is the process of making, where each thing leads to the next through an experimental and intuitive approach.
Stephen Dunne: 2 April – 31 May

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Ennis: Infinite Moments at Glór

Ennis: Infinite Moments at Glór

Painting and print collide at Glór in ‘Infinite Moments’, an exhibition by Kevin Lowery and Louise Leonard. Lowery’s paintings centre on the sea and the elusive quality of light, exploring how it plays on water and quickly transforms it. Working with copper and lino, Louise Leonard’s prints also deal with transformation, using acid on copper plates to create a changing series of images.
Infinite Moments: 5 April – 11 May

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Cork: The Parted Veil

Cork: The Parted Veil

The exhibition ‘The Parted Veil: Commemoration in Photographic Practices’ at The Glucksman brings together Irish artists who use the photographic image to consider ideas of remembrance and celebration, and especially to reflect how intimate experiences express the wider events shaping our contemporary world. Featured artists include Lian Bell, Vukašin Nedeljkovic, Cáit Fahey, Alan Phelan and Amelia Stein. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.
The Parted Veil: 12 April – 30 June

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Cork: Mechanism

Cork: Mechanism

The Crawford Art Gallery presents ‘Mechanism’, an environment-responsive light and sound installation by Andrew Kearney. The installation contains electronic, domestic, industrial and theatrical components that combine to respond, listen and react to the everyday life of Cork city centre. The installation features two new works created specifically for the gallery space and which continue Kearney’s exploration of the history of people and buildings. Andrew Kearney: 15 March – 26 May

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