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Dublin: Time is the enemy

Dublin: Time is the enemy

At the Gerard Byrne Studio, Ranelagh, the artist exhibits a recent series of oil paintings and charcoal drawings in an exhibition entitled ‘Time is the Enemy’. Based around the theme of ‘time’, these works encompass en plein air paintings of old buildings, flowers in bloom, and figure studies.
Gerard Byrne: 21 – 29 April

Ballymena Traces of the Past

Ballymena Traces of the Past

‘Traces’ at The Braid has five artists finding common purpose through reflections on the vanishing vernacular architecture and traditional ways of life in the area. James Hughes, Paul Jordon, Chris Neely, Maurice Orr and Bertie Pennie reflect on the increasingly transient nature of living, and the effect of this on the idea of rootedness and sense of place. Partly a lament on loss, ‘Traces’ is also a purposeful remembering.
Braid: 12 April – 9 June

Skibbereen: West Cork showcase

Skibbereen: West Cork showcase

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre hosts the Centre’s Members’ Exhibition 2017. Running annually for more than 30 years, this exhibition showcases work by artists from across West Cork and beyond, at all stages of their careers. With over 300 artworks by professional, student and amateur artists, this exhibition will include sculpture, painting, print, ceramics and photography.
Members’ Exhibition: 21 April – 19 May

New York: Minihan at IAC

New York: Minihan at IAC

John Minihan’s iconic photographs of Samuel Beckett and his circle show in the Irish Arts Centre. In the now iconic black and white photographs, Minihan presents portraits of Beckett, Edna O’Brien, John Calder and others associated with the playwright. Following this, the Centre hosts an exhibition of largescale canvases by Eóin Francis McCormack. Long-listed for the Saatchi New Sensations Award, McCormack explores the work ethic and labour involved in painting.
John Minihan: 1 – 30 March; Eoin Francis McCormack: 3 April – 29 June

Cavan: WWI at Cavan County Museum

Cavan: WWI at Cavan County Museum

As part of its World War One exhibition, Cavan County Museum is now home to the largest outdoor replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK. The Trench includes sound and visual effects to enhance the experience and educate visitors on life in the trenches in World War One. The trench, built to the specifications and manuals of the Irish Guards and used by the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the Battle of the Somme 1916 is over 350m long and includes frontline, communication and support trenches. Over 6000 sand bags were used in its construction. Also on view at Cavan County Museum are the Clough Oughter Castle exhibition, GAA exhibition, Farnham Gallery and two of the most famous pieces of Celtic and Pagan art in Ireland – the Killycluggan Stone and Ralaghan figure.
Ongoing