Dublin Exhibitions this September 2015
Dublin is home and makes itself home to lots of talented Irish, Irish based and International artists and designers all year round. It’s easy to immerse yourself in an art lovers world when you know where to go. I’ve put together a listing of exhibitions that I feel you should know about this September. So along with all the interesting, exciting and fun festivals and events happening in Dublin this September and now these celebrations of talent, you’ll have no excuse not to be inspired for autumns arrival. Oh and take a leaf out of the National Print Museum’s book and remember that ‘There’s a Credit Crunch, Not a Creative Crunch’.
Image: Gillian Lawlor, Urban Mountain
Location: Molesworth Gallery, 16 Molesworth St, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 5.30pm; Sat, 11am – 2pm
Dates: September 10th to October 2nd 2015
The Molesworth Gallery is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries. This group show includes work by Gillian Lawlor, Helen Blake, Bridget O’Rourke and Tom Phelan. Visit www.molesworthgallery.com and www.gillianlawler.org for more details.
Image: Courtesy of the artists Jonathan Mayhew and Lee Welch, 2015
Exhibition: ∞ (Broken Mirrors)
Location: NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 1pm – 5pm
Admission is free
Dates: September 10th to September 26th 2015.
∞ (Broken Mirrors) exhibition is a two person exhibition featuring artists Jonathan Mayhew and Lee Welch. It was curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll. It is hosted by NCAD Gallery in collaboration with exhibition partners the Black Church Print Studio and Paper Visual Art. Exhibition reception Wednesday 16th September 2015, 6pm, with performance at 7pm sharp. For more information visit www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/broken-mirrors.
Exhibition: SECRET: NOTHING TO SEE HERE
Location: Science Gallery Dublin, Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Pearse St, Dublin 2
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
Admission is free
Dates: August 7th to November 1st 2015
‘From government surveillance to Hollywood spoilers, everyone has a secret. How do scientists, hackers, spies, journalists, psychologists, criminals, companies and governments approach this new world of secrets? ….
We often think of privacy as something passive that can be lost, taken away or diminished. Secrecy is more active, and sometimes more fun — it’s something we can share with trusted friends, keep from foes, protect from prying governments or destroy through whistleblowing. From gossip to encryption, speakeasies to tax havens, PIN codes to patents, secrets pervade every layer of society. Knowledge may be power, but secrecy is the gatekeeper of knowledge … SECRET: NOTHING TO SEE HERE asks what needs to be revealed, and what should remain hidden.’
Exhibition: Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss
Location: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Opening hours: Tues – Thurs, 10am – 6pm; Fri & Sat, 10am – 5pm; Sun 11am – 5pm
Admission is free
Dates: April 30th to October 4th 2015
‘Hugh Lane (1875-2015): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss celebrates Hugh Percy Lane, the philanthropist and art dealer who presented a priceless collection of artworks to Dublin to establish a Gallery of Modern Art in 1908. Lane drowned aboard the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, after the liner was torpedoed by U-boat 20 off the south coast of Cork on its return from New York to Liverpool. He was thirty-nine years old. The exhibition presents Hugh Lane’s vision for the visual arts in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century with works by Impressionist artists Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas and Auguste Renoir hanging together with their Irish contemporaries including Walter Osborne, Frank O’Meara, John Lavery and Roderic O’Conor.’
Image: National Print Museum
Exhibition: Irish Design 2015
Opening hours: Various – check links below
Admission: From free to €8
Dates: Various – see below for more information
Fresh Talent, ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle, July 3rd to Sep 20th 2015 – ‘Fresh Talent shines a light on some of the most creative of the new wave of emerging Irish designers, who have made an impact within three years of graduating.
A mix of award-winning graduate projects from Ireland’s universities, art and design colleges and from Irish students abroad, are shown together with a selection of designers and practitioners who are establishing their businesses. Fresh Talent draws from a range of fields and incorporates a selection of design disciplines. Curated by Angela O’Kelly.’
Ireland at the Movies, The Little Museum of Dublin, Aug 14th to Oct 13th 2015 – ‘The most iconic costumes from Irish cinema take centre stage at the Little Museum this summer. Our exciting new exhibition, in collaboration with Irish Design 2015, celebrates the role played by costume designers in Irish movies for the last three decades.
Curated by lauded costume designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomnaigh and costume historian Veerle Dehaene, this exhibition explores costume design in Irish cinema from the iconic My Left Foot to more contemporary productions such as Calvary, featuring work by Oscar-winning designer Sandy Powell and Joan Bergin amongst others.’
A World to Win. Posters of Protest and Revolution, National Print Museum, 17th Sep to Nov 8th 2015 – ‘A World to Win is an exhibition of posters of protest and revolution exploring a century of posters agitating for political change. From the “Votes of Women” campaigns of the early twentieth century to the recent occupy movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.
The exhibition will comprise of approximately seventy posters drawn from the V&A collection and will feature a diverse array of artists, graphic designers and print collectives. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Flood, V&A Prints Curator.’
PORTFOLIO: Basketry and Woodturning, Solomon Fine Art, Sep 4th to Sep 26th 2015 – ‘PORTFOLIO: Basketry & Woodturning will present over 20 innovative artworks by seven of this country’s most distinguished and lauded artists working with wood, willow and found natural materials. Featured makers include Joe Hogan, this year’s gold medal winner and Established Maker Award of Excellence at the RDS Craft Awards, Bob Johnston, Alison Fitzgerald, Kathleen McCormick, Ian Hawthorne, Mark Hanvey and Roger Bennett who, along with Joe Hogan, has been selected for the prestigious DCCoI ‘Critical Selection’ by a panel of Irish and International jurors.
This stunning exhibition will showcase exceptional pieces created using materials from the natural world; including dyed wooden bowls and vessels with precious metal inlay, woodturned pieces designed with the line of the grain as an integral part and willow woven sculptural basketry. Each of the artists are exploring and developing new designs based on old traditions and promoting a deeper connection to nature.’