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Castlebar: Forgotten Existence

Castlebar: Forgotten Existence

Robert Ryan’s ‘Forgotten Existence’ opens in the Linenhall Arts Centre. The artist’s paintings combine an interest in Old Master painting and allegorical concepts, including the infinity of space and time, solitude, vulnerability, fragility and the cycle of life.
Robert Ryan: 13 September – 12 October

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Sorolla at NGI 

Sorolla at NGI 

Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923) is referred to as the ‘master of light’ and Spain’s impressionist. The National Gallery of Ireland shows fifty of his paintings in the first exhibition of his work in Ireland in collaboration with the National Gallery in London and the Museo Sorolla in Madrid. Sorolla’s early works established a reputation as a social realist with scenes of social deprivation. Later, his main subject became the Spanish landscape, sun-drenched scenes of elegant everyday life.
Sorolla: until 3 November

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Paris: False Dawn

Paris: False Dawn

‘A False Dawn’, an exhibition of works in porcelain sculpture, embroidery and drawing by Ursula Burke, shows at the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Burke’s practice deals with issues of representation and identity, exploring abuses of power in both social and political spheres. She uses the Northern Irish context as a critical point of departure to approach international concerns. Following this, photographer Roseanne Lynch exhibits. Architecturally inspired, Lynch works primarily with a large format camera to produce her sculptural, black and white images.
Ursula Burke: 21 September – 27 October; Roseanne Lynch: 7 November – 20 December

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Enniskillen; Private Life

Enniskillen; Private Life

An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jeremy Henderson (1952 – 2009) continues at the Enniskillen Castle Museums. Henderson’s chief subject was the landscape of Ireland, particularly Fermanagh, where the beauty of the surrounding area was tempered by ongoing violence, leading him to create large, brooding paintings. Henderson was also known for his public murals, such as those on the William Jefferson Peace Centre in Enniskillen.
Jeremy Henderson: Ongoing

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Enniscorthy: Eileen Gray at Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy: Eileen Gray at Enniscorthy Castle

In addition to learning about its architectural history, spanning the medieval to the modern, visitors to Enniscorthy Castle also have the opportunity to learn about furniture designer Eileen Gray, who was born close to the town. The second of two permanent exhibitions dedicated to Gray’s designs, the display includes examples of her furniture – such as the iconic Bibendum chair and her circular side table.
Eileen Gray: open daily

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Cork: Mooney’s San Borondon

Cork: Mooney’s San Borondon

The Triskel Arts Centre hosts Kevin Mooney’s new exhibition ‘Fragments of San Borondon’. Mooney explores myth, migration and an alternative art history, creating work that can be read as reimagining a cultural history of loss and renewal. Mooney’s artistic practice is influenced by his own experience of migration and identity, and draws on Irish and African folklore traditions.
Kevin Mooney: 5 September – 31 October

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