Curated by Elaine Grainger and Claire Halpin
Opening Reception: 6 – 8pm Thursday 6th December 2012
Exhibition Dates: 6th – 22nd December 2012
For its Christmas exhibition, Talbot Gallery has invited almost 40 artists to create a new artwork using the stock of the discount shops as a rich seam of inspiration. There are no restrictions on the form the artwork can take other than it must be predominantly constructed or made from items purchased from a discount shop. We asked artists to be as innovative as possible, to push the boundaries of their usual practice and push the potential of the materials and media for their artwork. As this show is a reflection of the current climate, the pricing of the work will reflect this concept accordingly.
Invited artists include: Angela McDonagh, Emmet Kierans, Felicity Clear, Aisling Conroy, Emma Hogan, Joby Hickey, Blath Ni Mhurchu, Bennie Reilly, Nicky Hooper, Deirdre Hayden, Anne Hendrick, Claire McCluskey, Daria Privalko, Joe Stanley, Margaret O’Brien, Lucinda Jacobs, Julie Merriman, Michelle Considine, Claire Halpin, Jennette Donnelly, Beth O’Halloran, Louise Butler, Mary Noonan, Paul MacCormaic, Maree Hensey, Jane Fogarty, Andrew Carson, Cecilia Danell, Eoin MacLochlainn, Cecillia Bullo, Jennifer Cunningham, Kate Murphy, Mary Fitzgerald, Ian-John Coughlan, Madeleine Hellier, Myra Jago & Kate Stitt.
Talbot Gallery & Studios
51 Talbot Street,
Tel: 01 8556599
Tue – Fri 10.30 – 5pm
Saturdays: 11 – 4pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre presents
The Dunamaise Arts Centre will open level, its fourth Open Submission exhibition on Friday 20th July at 7pm featuring work by selected artists. An exciting development in the Dunamaise visual arts programme, both in its approach and its curation, the exhibition will feature pieces by 18 artists which have been selected by guest curator and artist Jock Nichol.
The artists exhibiting include Pat Fitzpatrick, Aidan Flanagan, Maeve Coulter, John Cullen, Mary Cullen, Angela Fewer, Lorraine Walsh, Bernadette Madden, Aisling Conroy, Judy Carroll Deeley, Tony Gunning, Martina O’Brien, Anna Marie Savage, Sheelagh McShane, Aoife Hand, John Busher, Kevin McCann, Dave West.
An overwhelming and impressive number of applications were received earlier this year, both from established artists all over Ireland, as well as local and emerging artists. The 18 pieces exhibited are of mixed media and sizes by artists from the length and breadth of the country.
The exhibition will run until 5th September 2012. Entry to the exhibition is free and all members of the public are invited to the gallery to take a look at the work.
This December 8th Hive Gallery on Bank Lane is set to
launch its next show with a group exhibition of top
emerging artists, music and studio tours. Spanning
a diverse range of practises the show , entitled
‘Beautiful Future’, featureswork by up and coming
artists Noilin O’Kelly, Aisling Conroy and Gillian Fitzpatrick
as well as local artists John Costello, Chris O’Brien
Shanahan, and John Cullinan.
Sunday 23.October.2011:Review of exhibition in the Culture magazine of The Sunday Times by Christín Leach Hughes.
Chants in A minor (i) Chant in E ,D,C,A, 2011- Lambda print & digital media
Huxley’s Gratuitous Grace,2011-corrugated cardboard/digital media
The Door;It’s A Brave New World, 2011-corrugated cardboard
Void III ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void IV ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void II ,2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Void I, 2011-corrugated cardboard and enamel
Senator David Norris visits the show at the Dunamaise in Portlaoise Monday October 10th 2011
Working with notions of the infinite and with transcendental spaces,Aisling’s work explores human perception within an autonomous zone. Her work uses artificial and optical illusionary methods to create a space of sensory experience. With this, the work engenders a sense of false transcendence and uses these sensory elements as catalyst to transcend the participant within in the space. Aisling’s practise has been drawing ideas from colour theory,sound technology,meditation and Yogi Art .She is a multi-disciplinary artist using drawing,print,sculpture, sound and installation.
Opening Friday, October 7th @ 7pm
Admission free, all welcome