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Dublin: Douthit’s Daily Bread

Dublin: Douthit’s Daily Bread

Mollie Douthit’s solo exhibition ‘Daily Bread’ at the Molesworth Gallery references how her daily routine of painting has become a source of psychological and emotional sustenance. The work exhibited is a visual diary of her life, using paint in a way that feels like writing to the artist.
Mollie Douthit: 6 – 28 June

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Sligo: Mind’s Eye

Sligo: Mind’s Eye

At the Hamilton Gallery, Gráinne Cuffe and Jane Murtagh’s exhibition ‘The Mind and the Eye’ shows work that explores the themes of botany and ethnobotany through different uses of copper. Cuffe’s copper plate etchings depict a range of flora while Murtagh’s repoussé and etched panels in patinated copper and bronze draw on a range of natural and craft materials using a strong colour palette. Image: left: Grainne Cuffe: right: Jane Murtagh
Hamilton Gallery: 6 – 29 June

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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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