Visual Art in Dublin – 02-08-18

Kathy Prendergast, Bouquet II, 2007, Bronze, 12 x 26 x 12 cm, On Loan, Private Collection. In background Lucian Freud, The Painter’s Mother Resting I, 1976,

Visual Art in Dublin – 02-08-17

A quick look at what’s happening in the museums of Dublin. It’s the usual summer mix of shows and events. See what you can find below.


13 Oct 2017 – 16 Sep 2018 – IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines

Drawing on the paradox implicit in the word ‘coastline’ – for never has a coast followed a linear course – the title of this exhibition throws a line around a 12 month programme of changing displays of artworks and archival material that will explore our sense of place, perception, representation and memory.

13 Oct 2017  – 16 Sep 2018 – Lennon, Porous Plane

Porous Plane, a solo exhibition by Lennon, presents a range of work from the 1970s to the present which includes 1/3/92B, 1992, from the IMMA Collection and Folded/Unfolded MM 1972 (for Fiona), 2017, shown originally in Lennon’s first solo exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in 1972 and remade especially for the IMMA Galleries as part of this exhibition.

15 Feb 2018 – 02 Sep 2018 – IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright

This is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project – a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The Ethics of Scrutiny takes aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work.

26 Apr 2018  – 16 Sep 2018 – IMMA Collection: Brian O’Doherty Language and Space

This exhibition will coincide with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), a performance in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried at IMMA, in a gesture of celebration of peace in Northern Ireland. According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was “always a line man” and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in the ancient Celtic Ogham script.

11 May 2018 – 16 Sep 2018 – Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018

IMMA is delighted to present the third year of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection. In 2016 Hennessy Ireland formed a unique partnership with IMMA to help fund the purchase of important works by Irish and Irish based artists for the National Collection. Artists Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, Maireád McClean, Dennis McNulty, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison have joined the Collection to date.

01 Jun 2018 –  21 Oct 2018 – Andrea Geyer, When We

IMMA is delighted to present a solo exhibition by artist Andrea Geyer. Growing in stature internationally, this is the first time the German-American artist’s work will be shown in Ireland. The exhibition includes a new commission for IMMA of ‘Collective Weave (Ireland), an expansive floor-to-ceiling installation of white linen featuring iridescent silver patterns of drawings. The drawings are derived from Irish queer magazines, posters and flyers dating from 1970 to the early 1990s.

14 Jun 2018 –  19 Aug 2018 – Lucian’s Neighbours

This exhibition presents a series of new works and research developed in response to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. In 2017 Laura Fitzgerald, Richard John Jones, Bridget O’Gorman & Sue Rainsford were selected from the IMMA Residency Programme Open Call to live and work onsite responding to Freud at IMMA.

RHA Gallery

188th Annual Exhibition – Until August 11, 2018

Douglas Hyde
A Visibility Matrix – Sven Anderson & Gerard Byrne – Gallery 1
The Artist’s Eye: Juan Downey –  Gallery 2
June 7 – August 25, 2018

Gallery of Photography

Reframing the Border – Group exhibition by Irish based artists exploring the physical, social, psychological and imagined spaces of the borderlands in Ireland

Saturday 14 July – Sunday 9 September 2018

Drawing Dublin-Flora Mitchell

National Gallery of Ireland  –

Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven
18 July–28 October 2018

Drawing Dublin
5 May–26 August 2018

Hugh Lane Gallery

Seamus Nolan: Traveller Collection at the Hugh Lane
21 June 2018 – 23 September 2018 Seamus Nolan: Traveller Collection at the Hugh Lane

Rachel Maclean: Just be yourself!
31 May 2018 – 16 September 2018 The Hugh Lane is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Ireland of Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who creates fantastic visual narratives using

Doireann O’Malley: Prototypes
22 June 2018 – 30 September 2018 Exhibition extended to 30 September.

Doireann O’Malley’s film Prototypes brings together transgender studies, science

Chester Beatty – General Exhibition

Private Galleries:

Kerlin Face to Face – Curated by Hendrik Driessen – 29 June – 18 August 2018

Oliver Sears

Taylor Gallery

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery – Diana Copperwhite and Aileen Murphy – ‘Bounty’ – 9th August – September 1st

Oliver Cornett Gallery – LEYHO – ‘Chiens Bleus, Chiens gris’ – 19 July – 24 August 2018:

Hillsboro Fine Art  Gallery and Invited Artists – 2018 August 16 – September 16:


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