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Dublin: Return to Taylor

Dublin: Return to Taylor

Taylor Galleries re-open in June with a group exhibition that includes work by artists Pauline Bewick, John Doherty, Denis Farrell, Martin Gale, Ann Quinn, David Quinn and Patrick Scott. Founded in 1978, the Taylor builds on a strong tradition of Dublin galleries, with historical connections to Leo Smith’s Dawson Gallery and the Victor Waddington Gallery. Image: Ann Quinn (detail)
Group exhibition: until 31 August

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Belfast: Afrofuturism

Belfast: Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a cultural movement that reimagines the history of the African diaspora. ‘Sorry, Neither’ at the Naughton Gallery is an exploration of Afrofuturism within contemporary art and pop culture. Artists include Rickii Ly, Gianni Lee, Ebony Flowers, Adebukola Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels. Their work asks us to consider how blackness might exist without the racism, oppression and stereotypes present in Western cultures.
Sorry, Neither: until 11 July

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London: Paul Doran at Zari

London: Paul Doran at Zari

The Belfast artist Paul Doran features at the Zari Gallery in London. Doran’s inspiration for his solo exhibition ‘Web of Echoes’ comes from ‘an accumulation of experience – personal memories and history’. His work is also included alongside Jenna Harrison, Brian Ballard, Lisa Ballard and Ruairi Fallon in a group show ‘Consequences of Circumstances,’ that examines the consequences of human behaviour on the environment and on individual lives.
Web of Echoes: until 25 June; Consequences of Circumstances: 28 June – 23 July

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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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Westport Quay: Westport Sculpture

Westport Quay: Westport Sculpture

Custom House Studios and Mayo County Council stage an exhibition of outdoor sculpture at a versatile space on Westport quayside. Artists included are Donnacha Cahill, Maeve Curley, Andrew Folan, Conleth Gent, John Gibbons, Vivian Hansbury, Eileen MacDonagh, Paul Mosse, Lelia Ní Chathmhaoil, Aoife Casby and Kathlyn O’Brien.
Sculpture at Westport Quay: 21 June – 26 September

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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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