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Dublin: Gwen O’Dowd

Dublin: Gwen O’Dowd

New from the Winter 2017 edition! It would be a mistake to assume that Gwen O’Dowd’s seascapes are simply about the delights of nature, writes Yvonne Scott 

Gwen O’Dowd’s recent explorations of print techniques, on show at the Graphic Studio Gallery, alongside some of her painted studies, demonstrate that she continues to take advantage of the opportunities that experimentation provides. In this series, she pushes the boundaries of her established familiarity with carborundum print methods, and explores the potential of etching for the first time.

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Belfast: RUA Annual Exhibition

Belfast: RUA Annual Exhibition

The 136th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy at the Ulster Museum features over 300 artworks and showcases a wide range of artistic disciplines and subjects by established and emerging artists. Exhibitors include David Crone, Rita Duffy, Rosie McGurran and Colin Davidson. Lunchtime talks will be held every Wednesday, while artists will speak informally about their works in a series of Friday afternoon talks.
RUA: Until 7 January

Cork: Du Noyer

Cork: Du Noyer

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork presents ‘Stones, Slabs and Seascapes’, by George Victor du Noyer. Curated by Peter Murray, former director of the Gallery, the exhibition will feature over 150 watercolours and drawings by the antiquarian artist, selected in collaboration with Petra Coffey and Geological Survey Ireland. The exhibition is supported by a special grant from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.
Du Noyer: Until 24 February

Roscommon:  Anna Macleod with Padraig Cunningham at Roscommon Arts Centre

Roscommon: Anna Macleod with Padraig Cunningham at Roscommon Arts Centre

For this years’ iteration of the Park Project, commissioned artist Anna Macleod chose to work in collaboration with Boyle based artist Padraig Cunningham. They worked with community members to create a portrait of Lough Key as a time-scape through the life cycle of the Mayfly (order: Ephemeroptera) from the Greek, meaning ‘living a day’. A Portrait: Lough Key installation at Roscommon Art Centre explores the motif of the Mayfly as a portal to the complex reflective upside down worlds of this body of water, a delicate and vulnerable world of domesticity, constant flux and potential.
10 Nov – 12 Jan 2018

Paris: Many worlds at CCI

Paris: Many worlds at CCI

In 1954, a farm girl disappeared from a village in rural Yugoslavia. Rumour has it that she fled to Paris where she led a double life as a spy until her death in the 1980s. A ravishing woman, she was Dragana Jurisic’s aunt. Recovered from her few personal belongings, was a colour photograph in which she is seen striking an unsettling pose – hypnotic yet ambiguously charming. Almost a century earlier, another mysterious beauty in Paris, “L’Inconnue de la Seine”, was immortalized in a death mask and celebrated by artists and writers alike. These two female characters together with the artist herself form the protagonists of Dublin-based photographer Dragana Jurišić’s exhibition My Own Unknown. In this very personal exhibition, photography and texts are entwined to address the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal together with family history.
Jurisic: until 7 January 2018