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Kilkeen: Cutler at Butler

Kilkeen: Cutler at Butler

The Butler Gallery presents work by New York-based artist, Amy Cutler, which draws from the media, popular culture, fairy tales, and her own experiences to convey the complexities of womanhood. At once autobiographical and universal, Cutler’s works are delicately rendered, whimsical parables illustrating the deleterious effects of the unrealistic expectations that cultures impose on women. A sense of magic infuses the work, in which women engage in strange, enigmatic, and often useless tasks against white backgrounds—mending gashes in tigers, pulling buildings with their long braids, flattening each other with irons.
Amy Cutler: 10 August – 6 October

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Newtownards Summer at Ards

Newtownards Summer at Ards

The Ards Arts Centre‘s programme begins with ‘Serial Aliquots’, an exhibition by Michael Geddis and Joanne Proctor of intricate drawings from the artists’ three-year collaboration. ‘Following Contours’ features a range of sculptural ceramic vessels by Bernadette Tuite inspired by the Atlantic coast. In July, ‘Next Generation’ sees GCSE and A Level students bring new work to the Centre, celebrating the talent of a new generation of artists. Image: Bernadette Tuite
Serial Aliquots; Bernadette Tuite: until 29 June; Next Generation: 5 – 23 July

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Los Angeles: New Arts Centre

Los Angeles: New Arts Centre

The New Contemporary Irish Arts Centre, Los Angeles (CIACLA) is a dedicated space to showcase Irish art and culture. Opening this month, the gallery hosts an exhibition and live performance by Amanda Coogan title ‘The Ladder is Always There’. In July, mural artist Maser will mount an installation entitled ‘Mirror Door’ . Image: Amanda Coogan
Amanda Coogan: 15 June – 4 July; Maser: 27 July – 24 August

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Clifden: Alcock & Brown 100

Clifden: Alcock & Brown 100

Celebrating 100 years since the first non-stop transatlantic flight, the ‘Alcock & Brown 100 Festival’ marks the achievements of aviation heroes Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten-Brown, who successfully flew from Newfoundland, Canada to the Derrigimlagh Bog, just outside Clifden, in 1919. In addition to a programme of talks and screenings, an exhibition at the Art Space in Clifden library has paintings by Yvonne King which evoke a sense of the area that Alcock and Whitten-Brown landed in through paint, wood and canvas.
Alcock & Brown 100 Festival: 11 – 16 June; Yvonne King: 4 June – 30 August

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Letterkenny: Atlantic shores

Letterkenny: Atlantic shores

The 2019 Earigail Arts Festival at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny is based around the theme of ‘Atlantic shores’. A highlight of the programme is ‘Ealaín ón gCladach: Art from the Shore’, an exhibition by Cathal McGinley showing works across the media of painting, drawing, sculpture and film. The centre also has a group exhibition – with works drawn from the Arts Council, Glebe Gallery and Donegal County Council collections – featuring work by Paul Henry, Katrina Quill and Laura Fitzgerald. A series of watercolours and illustrations of traditional boats from the Dónal Mac Polin Collection will be on show at the Donegal County Museum, and An Grianan Theatre has ‘Toraí Beo’, a group exhibition of Tory Island painters. At the Glebe Gallery, the exhibition ‘21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks’ features artworks selected by art critic Cristín Leach. Image: Aideen Barry at The Glebe Gallery
Earigail Arts Festival: 13 July – 31 August

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Cork Circadian Rhythms

Cork Circadian Rhythms

‘Circadian Rhythms’ at The Glucksman Gallery shows the work of Irish and international artists who explore the invisible force of circadian rhythms through reflections on time, the cadence of working life, sleeping patterns, as well as through the impact of modern technologies that disrupt the natural world. All life on earth – humans, other animals, plants and even bacteria – carry out biological processes to a twenty-four-hour pattern of activity that mirrors the length of the earth day. Artists include David Beattie, Isolde Donohoe, Tehching Hsieh, Jitish Kallat, Barbara Knezevic, Michael John Whelan and more. Image: Jitish Kallat
The Glucksman Gallery: 1 August – 3 November

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Galway: Street Studies

Galway: Street Studies

Painter and photographer Dean Kelly shows at the Kenny Gallery during Heritage Week. He chronicles changes in Irish society through his focus on ephemeral culture, alluding to mythology, history, politics, pop-culture and simple images of everyday family life in his work.
Dean Kelly: 16 – 30 August

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