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Wexford: Art in the Open

Wexford: Art in the Open

The Art in the Open festival takes place in Wexford and environs over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Included are masterclasses with artists Dave West, Gerard Byrne, Kate Kos, Paul O’Kane and Tom King at venues in Wexford and the North Slob Wildfowl Reserve and the National Heritage Park. The public are asked to view the works nightly on Wexford Quay. Image: Paul O’Kane
Art in the Open: 29 July – 1 August.

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Cork: Midsummer in Cork

Cork: Midsummer in Cork

The Cork Midsummer Festival features work from over 160 artists. One public artwork, ‘Open Road’, developed by Illustrator Fatti Burke in collaboration with the Glucksman gallery, worked with children from communities who have less frequent opportunities to engage in cultural, artistic and creative programmes. During creative sessions the children were encouraged to develop stories and drawings about their dreams. Burke and the children will paint their completed design on a pedestrianised street in Cork during the festival. Image: Fatti Burke
Cork Midsummer Festival: 14 – 27 June

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Boyle: Crossings in Boyle

Boyle: Crossings in Boyle

The magnificent surroundings of King House in Boyle presents the exhibition ‘Crossing’ as part of Boyle Arts Festival. Exhibiting artists from across the country include Ursula Burke, Colin Davidson, Aidan Crotty, Martin Gale, Tim Goulding, Pat Harris, Peter Killen, Miseon Lee, Colin Martin, Janet Murran, Daniel Nelis, Hughie O’Donoghue, Geraldine O’Neill, Peter Pearson, Robert Ryan, Tim Shaw, John Shinnors and Colin Watson. Image: Colin Martin (detail)
Boyle Arts Festival: 5 – 14 August

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Clonmel: Junction Festival

Clonmel: Junction Festival

Marking its 20th anniversary, the Clonmel Junction Festival presents a range of arts events that include outsoor installations by Lucy Phelan, Sean Taylor and Rachelwell. Work by Claire Murphy is displayed in the South Tipperary Arts Centre, while a pop-up Kevin Kavanagh Gallery exhibition features work by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Dermot Seymour, Nevan Lahart, Kathy Tynan and Diana Copperwhite adds to the visual art offering. Image: Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (detail)
Clonmel Junction Festival: 3 – 11 July

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PhotoIreland

PhotoIreland

This year’s PhotoIreland Festival includes group exhibtions at Rathfarnham Castle and at the Library Project in Temple Bar. With food as its theme ‘Bite the Hand that Feeds You’ exams subjects such as colonialism, hunger, technology, and sustainability. Also at the castle, ‘Milky Way’, by Hertta Kiiski, with a response by Róisín White, is an installation and performance aimed at young audiences and investigates the empathy, ethics, co-existence, and companionship between human-beings and non-human nature.
PhotoIreland Festival: 1 – 31 July

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