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Kilbaha: Sculpture at Kilbaha

Kilbaha: Sculpture at Kilbaha

An exhibition of sculpture by the Lithuanian artist Arturas Karabanovas shows at the Kilbaha Gallery on the Loop Head Peninsula. Galway-based Karabanovas is a graduate of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, where he specialised in jewellery and painting. The artist now works in a variety of media including bronze, precious metals, oil and graphics. For the bronze works, Karabanovas uses the ‘lost wax’ technique, and is involved in each stage of the process.
Arturas Karabanovas: December

Belfast: RUA at the Ulster Museum

Belfast: RUA at the Ulster Museum

The 137th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy continues at the Ulster Museum. The largest and lo gest established body of visual artists in Northern Ireland, the RUA exhibition is a highlight of the artistic calendar. The museum also shows a series of new acquisitions, with artworks from Joseph Wilson, Colin Davidson, Charles Lamb and Hannah Starkey; while ‘Making Her Mark’, showcases the work of women print artists from the collection including Agnes Millar Parker, Gertrude Hermes, Thérèse Lessore and Lady Mabel Annesley.
RUA Annual exhibition: until 6 January; Recent Acquisitions: until 31 March; Making Her Mark: until 14 April

Dublin: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s Inscriptions

Dublin: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s Inscriptions

A new film installation by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, ‘Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre’ at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios explores a number of unlikely locations in a meditation on themes of heritage, loss and imperial legacy. Drawing on early museological texts and defined by the extensive use of CGI, the work considers the constructs and absences underpinning cultural and historical representation. Known for her work in video montage, Ní Bhriain collaborates with musicians and composers, with screenings and installations incorporating recorded sound, live performance and improvisation.
Ailbhe Ní Bhriain: 14 December – 2 February

London; Southampton; Cornwall: Seán Lynch

London; Southampton; Cornwall: Seán Lynch

Seán Lynch’s exhibition ‘What Is An Apparatus?’ at the Ronchini Gallery, London, with his shows at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton and Groundwork in Cornwall feature a selection of his recent and new artworks, spanning video, photography and sculpture. Lynch’s artistic practice, as seen at the Venice Biennale, focuses on storytelling, specifically unwritten narratives and almost-forgotten histories. He pieces together oral histories and anecdotes to create new content to memorialise the often forgotten small stories which link and bind communities and the shape of society.
Seán Lynch: until 31 December