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Skibbereen: Brandes At Uillinn 

Skibbereen: Brandes At Uillinn 

Stephen Brandes likes to tell stories in his distinctive work, employing travel fiction, absurdism and satire. ‘La Place des Grands Abysses’, his exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, is the culmination of ten years of research, observation, and invention. Using a fictional character named Albert Sitzfleisch, Brandes offers both a humorous and poignant meditation on the legacy of the Enlightenment and the EU.
Stephen Brandes: 24 April – 3 June

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Dublin: Helen Blake 

Dublin: Helen Blake 

Helen Blake’s paintings are colourful and rhythmic with a graphic quality. In her third exhibition at the Molesworth Gallery, Blake exhibits small works that weave a pattern using colour and textures, embracing accidents, flaws, and discrepancies within the canvas. Belfast-born Blake studied art in Wales and now lives in Wicklow.
Helen Blake: April

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Ballinamore: Three at Solas

Ballinamore: Three at Solas

The work of Karena Ryan, Tara Smith, and Therese Tierney feature in a joint exhibition at the Solas Art Gallery. Ryan, a textile artist, makes unique hand-embroidered works, with this selection inspired by WB Yeats; photographer Smith shows a range of macro botanical studies alongside more experimental works, while Tierney offers a new series of paintings inspired by the urban and rural landscape.
Solas Arts Centre: 30 April – 22 May 

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Belfast: Lisa Ballard 

Belfast: Lisa Ballard 

At Gallery 545, Lisa Ballard presents recent work comprised of a series of paintings inspired by landscapes in Ireland and abroad. Her distant views and close-ups of natural scenes lean towards abstraction but hold on to figurative elements. Ballard’s work explores the temporality of light on landscape through a varied palette of colours and hues. Lisa Ballard: 8 – 28 April 

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Bremen: Aleana Egan

Bremen: Aleana Egan

Dublin sculptor Aleana Egan is exhibiting at the Künstlerhaus Bremen. Egan uses simple materials such as cardboard and tape to create enigmatic works that have a restrained tone and structure. The manner of their installation aims to draw attention to the way things look, how they settle or hang.
Aleana Egan: April 2021

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