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Dublin: 30 years at IMMA

Dublin: 30 years at IMMA

IMMA present a museum-wide exhibition showcasing their permanent collection in interior and outdoor space to celebrate their thirty year anniversary. Artists on show include ABBAS, Louise Bourgeois, Lu Chunsheng, Pauline Cummins and Louise Walsh, Vivienne Dick, Edy Fung, Ellen Gallagher, John Gerrard, Siobhan Hapaska, Graciela Iturbide, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Alice Maher, Leanne McDonagh, Alanna O’Kelly, Kathy Prendergast, Billy Quinn, Anne Tallentire, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rachel Whiteread and Emma Wolf Haugh.
IMMA: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary: from 30 July

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Cork: Beyond Survival

Cork: Beyond Survival

Members of the Backwater Artists Group, Eimearjean McCormack, Lynn Marie Dennehy, Peter Nash and Hehir & Noonan display work in etching, screenprint, digital print, cyanotype and sculpture at the group’s exhibition space, Studio 12. ‘Beyond Survival’ examines aspects of the human form and the role of the artist in portraying issues around culture and ecology.
Beyond Survival: 30 July – 27 August

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Belfast: Willie Doherty

Belfast: Willie Doherty

A major new exhibition by Willie Doherty opens at the Ulster Museum presenting an overview of his career in photography and time-based media from the 1980s on. A newly commissioned video installation, ‘Where/Dove’ explores the theme of borders, both tangible and imagined, a subject which has dominated Doherty’s work for over four decades.
Willie Doherty: 4 June – 12 September

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Lannion and Paris: A Drawing A Day

Lannion and Paris: A Drawing A Day

Thirty-eight Irish artists have been asked to do a drawing a day of the same subject for a month and then select six of them for exhibition at Atelier Blanc in Lannion and Galerie Abstract Project in Paris. Artists included are Adrienne M Finnerty, Andy Parsons, Amanda Montgomery, Christine Mackey, Diane Henshaw, Elizabeth Kinsella, Lorna Watkins, Miriam Doran, Niall Walsh, Noelle McAlinden, Patricia Kelly, Sinead Smyth, Talie Mau, Tina Brooks, Hensey Maree and Emma Stroude. Image: Adrienne M Finnerty  (detail).
One Subject/One Drawing a Day Project: Lannion: 1 – 31 July; Paris: 30 August – 11 September

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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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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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