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International illustrators

International illustrators

In February, the annual international World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady. In its 40th year, the exhibition presents over fifty of the best artworks across the diverse field of illustration, including advertising, children’s books, editorial, and public art. Artists come from sixty-six countries, with shortlisted and winning pieces comprising posters, book illustrations, GIFS, sculpture and textiles. In the New Year, students from the North West Regional College present their annual showcase, with painting, drawing, multi-media, textiles and more on display. 
World Illustration Awards: 10 February – 18 March;
The Show: 13 January – 3 February 

Westport: Climent in Mayo

Westport: Climent in Mayo

A new series of paintings by Tom Climent opens at the Custom House Studios and Gallery in Westport. Climent’s recent work focuses on the creation of a structured space, while investigating the boundaries between abstraction and representation. In this exhibition, works reference landscape, various types of structures, and natural phenomena, touching on our relationship with the spatial, formal and emotional qualities
of architecture.
Tom Climent: 26 January – 19 February
Image: Tom Climent (detail)

East Lansing, Michigan: Visions of Ireland

East Lansing, Michigan: Visions of Ireland

A collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, the group exhibition ‘2116: Forecast of the next Century’, presents various artists’ visions of Ireland in one hundred years’ time. Artists have long occupied the roles of visionaries and innovators, but predicting the future can be an impossible feat. Works on display reflect the inherent uncertainty in long-term forecasting, while others present distinct images of what is to come. Artists include Amanda Coogan, Siobhán Hapaska, Mairead O’hEocha, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy. 
2016 Forecast: until 2 April

Dublin: Beyond Leaving

Dublin: Beyond Leaving

David Monahan’s ‘Beyond Leaving’ at the National Photographic Archive is the more recent expression of an ongoing project, started in 2010 when Monahan documented the departures of over 120 people as they left Ireland in the aftermath of the global financial crash. This work culminated in the award-winning book, On Leaving. Now some years later Monahan has taken a closer look at a small group of these people and working in collaboration with them through photography, Skype interview and video, this show tries to fathom the distance between expectation and reality for the current Irish emigrant.
Beyond Leaving: November – March 2017