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Limerick: Sense of place

Limerick: Sense of place

At the Limerick City Gallery of Art Elizabeth Magill has her first major Irish exhibition in ten years. One of her generation’s leading painters, this exhibition presents a body of new work that is informed by her relationship with her sense of place, the Glens of Antrim, and her visual response to it. Her work is found in collections worldwide including those of the Irish Museum of Modern Art; the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; the Arts Council of England; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Ulster Museum; Southampton City Art Gallery; the British Council and the National Gallery of Australia.
Elizabeth Magill: 9 – 22nd October

Paris: Many worlds at CCI

Paris: Many worlds at CCI

The programme at the Centre Culturel Irlandais starts with ‘Many Worlds’, a group exhibition of new works by Diana Copperwhite, Paul McKinley, Tadhg McSweeney, Paul Nugent, Geraldine O’Neill and Kathy Tynan. Reflecting the diversity of contemporary painters in Ireland, each artist has a distinctive way of fragmenting and reconstructing space through the medium of paint. Photographer Dragana Jurisic’s ‘My Own Unknown’ is a personal exhibition where photographs and texts are entwined to address the complexities of exile, politics and betrayal. For the weekend of Paris Photo, three emerging Irish photographers exhibit at Espace Lhomond, CCI’s neighbouring gallery. ‘Seen Fifteen’ will include work by Ciarán Og Arnold, Megan Doherty and Martin Seeds.
Many Worlds: 15 September – 29 October; Jurisic: 9 November – 7 January 2018; Seen Fifteen: 9 – 12 November

Banbridge: Independent spirit

Banbridge: Independent spirit

The FE McWilliam Gallery and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council host ‘Margaret Clarke: An Independent Spirit’, organised by the National Gallery of Ireland in collaboration with the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio. The exhibition re-evaluates the work of Margaret Clarke, tracing the development of her style, from her time at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art through to her later period and production of highly ambitious and striking paintings based on diverse themes.
Margaret Clarke: 16 September – 18 November

Dublin: Art and perfume

Dublin: Art and perfume

Cliona Doyle presents new prints at SO Fine Art Editions in collaboration with the Burren Perfumery. Initiated by Sadie Chowen, founder of the perfumery, Doyle has created artworks which reflect a particular aspect or season of the Burren. Seven original etchings and their accompanying line drawings will be displayed, along with examples of the Perfumery’s bespoke packaging, with Doyle’s designs etched onto the inside of the perfume bottles.
Art and Perfume: 28 September – 20 October

Galway: Mick O’Dea in Clifden

Galway: Mick O’Dea in Clifden

The 40th Clifden Arts Festival will showcase a series of exhibitions in its visual arts programme. Recent work by Mick O’Dea, RHA President, will be the festival’s central exhibition showing both portrait and landscape work. A group exhibition, ‘Aspects of Connemara’, includes paintings by Michael Cullen, Reingard Gahan, and Trish Findlater. Norbert Stolze shows monochrome portraits in ‘Pencil Massacre’, while Imelda Healy exhibits portraits and landscapes. Following three exhibitions in America this year, Yvonne King returns to Clifden with her richly coloured canvases. Finally, the popular Clifden Arts Trail will guide visitors through the town’s artistic riches.
Clifton Arts: 13 – 24 September