TUESDAY 8 March 2011
FREE!!  Lunchtime Curators Tour of the Jack B. Yeats exhibition at The Model Sligo. No need to book! Finishes by 2pm More information:

Doors at 6.30pm. Kick off at 6.45pm.
The URBAN PARTY has invited diverse and acclaimed ‘Dublin Voices’ to speak for just 3 minutes each on their vision for our city, giving you fast moving and rotating urban perspectives on the future of Dublin.
At a challenging time for our City and Country, the Urban Party provides a political soapbox to lobby our new government on the way forward for Dublin.

Irish Georgian Society Lecture

The speaker, John Redmill, is a conservation architect and Chairman of the IGS London Chapter and his lectures always combine knowledge with panache.
Wednesday 9th March at 7 pm
63 Merrion Square (Helen Roe Theatre in the basement)
Tickets €10 (€5 full time students) at the door
or book through our website or contact

Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Thurs. 10th March 4.30pm
Public Discussion and Seminar with Simon O’Sullivan : All  welcome to join this free public discussion on O’ Sullivan’s thought and work. He will give a presentation on his practice which will be followed by a response from Alice Rekab, an artist and writer. Part of the Richard Tuttle Seminar Series

National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Sat. 12th March, 12.00 – 16.00
“What Do You Stand For?” a public discussion on alternative art spaces in Ireland that will identify and articulate the wide variety of emergent spaces, collectives, affiliations and initiatives that are sustaining a vibrant and dynamic arts scene across Ireland today.


DEARC 150: RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Friday February 25, 2011 - Sunday March 20, 2011
The RDS celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the RDS Taylor Art Award with a major exhibition of Irish art entitled ‘Dearc 150’.

Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane presents:
The Irish tour of of de Blacam and Meagher
Open to the public at from 4th March until 3rd April 2011.

'of de Blacam and Meagher'
was Ireland’s participation at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia from the 29th August to the 21st November 2010 in Venice.

It is commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation and is curated by Tom dePaor, Peter Maybury, Alice Casey and Cian Deegan.

Architectural Association School of Architecture, Bedford Square, London 19 Feb – 26 Mar 2011
Projects, Personalities & Publics charts the legacy of architectural experimentation across the first 100 years of the AA Diploma School, seen through materials sourced primarily from the AA Archive, which was launched as an open learning resource in 2009. Further details:

EVENT: Public Discussion and Seminar: What is an Object?
Please join us for discussions which look at how the question, “What is an Object?” might be answered from different artistic, philosophical and theoretical perspectives.
Public Discussion: 4.30pm. Thursday 24th Feb. 2011
Noel Fitzpatrick
Hermeneutics, phenomenology and intentional objects
(Noel is Research Coordinator, Fine Art, D.I.T)
 Tim Stott
Systems, play and objects
(Tim is a writer and lecturer, D.I.T)
 Isabel Nolan
What does it mean to try and make a new thing?
(Isabel is an artist represented by the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin)
Seminar, 11.00am, Friday 25th Feb.
On Graham Harman’s Circus Philosophicus; Object Orientated Philosophy and the occult strangeness of things, lead by Francis Halsall and Declan Long (both NCAD). Reading for the seminar will be provided on Thursday.
What is an Object? is the third in a series of public events staged, by MA ACW (, in the context of the current Richard Tuttle exhibition, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.

EVENT: Paul Seawright and Colin Graham in conversation, Kerlin Gallery
Kerlin Gallery in association with MA Art in the Contemporary World at the NCAD, Dublin Presents:  Paul Seawright in conversation with Professor Colin Graham, NUI, Maynooth 
Friday 25th February 2011, 5 - 6 pm, at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Followed by Paul Seawright, Volunteer, opening 6 - 8pm, The Kerlin Gallery

EVENT: First Thursdays Dublin 
We are delighted to announce that NGG – No Grants Gallery is part of a joint-initiative with a number of galleries called ‘First Thursdays Dublin’. Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to gallery spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6 – 8pm on the first Thursday of every month. See
EVENT: David Sherry at Mother’s Tankstation, opening Wednesday 23rd, 6-8pm.
David Sherry’s performances exist so close to the border with reality that they are virtually imperceptible - next time somebody beside you misses the bus they have been patiently waiting for, take note. Rather, they might be the planed actions of an individual behaving subtly at odds with societies conventions and codes. This new body of work, Holding phones, counting cars, flights of geometry - Sherry’s second exhibition at mother’s tankstation - includes documentation of the artist’s recent intersections with the unsuspecting ‘real’ world 1, as well as new drawings; image/texts – visualized thoughts and hypothetical notes to self regarding future happenings, tape sculptures, and most recently a series of new paintings. See

EVENT: Hans Thyge Raunkjaër at NCAD Gallery
CHAIRS: The Sketch and the Chair, an exhibition by Danish furniture designer Hans Thyge Raunkjaër, opening at the NCAD Gallery on February 25th  and running until April 16th 2011. Raunkjaër ‘s design company Hans Thyge and Co, have put together this touring exhibition showcasing the creative process of furniture design, from initial concept sketch through to the finished product. The exhibition combines largescale sketches and working drawings with the finished product; the chairs themselves, covering all aspects of the process, from concept to making. See


EVENT: Antiques Roadshow in the United Arts Club.
Come along to the United Arts club next Wedneday where the inimitable John O'Brien of the Enniskerry Gallery and Jane Beattie of Oliver Sears Gallery (recently of Adams) will appraise your items while you enjoy a glass of wine. They will then offer their sound advice on the history and value of your 'buried treasures'. Perhaps you might leave the grand piano at home but do bring portable items such as china, glass, silver, paintings etc.

You are very welcome along if you just want to join in the fun of the evening and don't wish to bring items for valuation.

7.30 pm wine reception - 8.15 to 9pm approximately, review of items.
Tickets €20 from or by email to or by ringing 01 6767053.

EVENT: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
JDIFF kicks off on the 17 February at locations around the city. This year’s line-up has been categorised into different themes and you can find all the listings here:
You can also follow JDIFF on Twitter (@DublinFilmFest), some events are already sold out so get your tickets ASAP!

LECTURE: Structures and Intuitions in Art and Science from Leonardo to Now - Prof Martin Kemp @ The Science Gallery.
Certain kinds of art and science originate in the intuiting of deep structures that lie behind appearance. Some of the structures are predominantly static, relying upon the fundamental forms of geometry; some are the result of process, like folding; others disclose the process itself, like splashing. Many of the structures result from processes of self-organisation that are shared across organic and inorganic worlds. These themes run across art, architecture, design and various sciences from the Renaissance to today.
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University and has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day.
This lecture takes place on February 16, at 6pm. Tickets are 5e at the door.

READ: How powders added to yellow paint by Van Gogh is turning his works brown.
An interesting article from the Guardian about the how the chemical make-up of the paint used and adjusted by Van Gogh is changing the colouring of his distinctive yellow canvases:

EXHIBITION: ‘Visceral: The Living Art Experiment’, @ The Science Gallery
There is something that makes us a little uneasy, perhaps even queasy, about the idea of creating artworks from living tissue. VISCERAL incorporates ten years of SymbioticA’s challenging work at the frontier between fine art and biotechnology and forms a series of provocations and puzzles around the nature of the living and non-living. Curated by Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr, the works are occasionally playful, frequently uncanny and may even appear to be sentient.

EXHIBITION: Patrick Collins HRHA, Last Daylight, the late cut-out paintings 
of Patrick Collins @RHA
In and around the mid-eighties Patrick Collins started to experiment with shaping the canvas by cutting them into irregular shapes using a scissors. Collins had always shown an acute awareness of how the painted image related to the edge of the picture plane. He usually created an inner painted frame that emphasised the atmosphere of the depicted image. This more brutal strategy of the ‘cut outs’ divided his supporters at the time, some seeing it as radical breakthrough others as a novelty, a conceit. Now nearly twenty years on since Collin’s created this last series of works we are re-presenting them for consideration - to see if time has rendered this suite as important a seam in Collin’s oeuvre as his other work

EXHIBITION: ‘The Geneva Window’, @ The Lab
Curated by Isobel Harbison
‘The Geneva Window’ is the name of a stained glass window by Harry Clarke depicting scenes from Irish literature written between 1900 and 1925. It had been commissioned by the Irish government in 1926 to represent the country in the League of Nations building in Geneva. Censored upon completion in 1930 for the literary extracts it depicted, it was never sent to Switzerland. 
In 1988, it was acquired by an American collector and given to the Wolfsonian Museum Florida where it now hangs in a room that ‘deals with national identity’. Here, now, some of its many stories are extracted as metaphoric windows through which to look at contemporary art. Works by Dara Birnbaum, Steven Claydon, Lewis Klahr, Mark Leckey and Elodie Pong each explore ‘identity’ as a malleable thing,continuously reconfigurable through the objects, images and stories that history bestows.

FESTIVAL:Five Lamps Arts Festival 2010
The Five Lamps Arts Festival, an initiative of Marino College of Further Education, will take place from 31st March 2011. This festival, which is in its third year, is run by volunteers who want to promote the arts in this area of the city. It is supported by Dublin City Council’s Arts Office and Marino College of Further Education CDVEC.

NEWS: New Curators for Dublin Contemporary 2011
New York-based curator and writer, Christian Viveros-Fauné, and Franco-Peruvian artist and curator, Jota Castro, have been appointed joint Lead Curators of Dublin Contemporary 2011, one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever staged in Ireland. Dublin Contemporary will take place for eight weeks from September 6th to October 31st 2011 and will present the work of Irish-based artists, alongside leading artists from around the globe. Viveros-Fauné and Castro are very ambitious for Dublin Contemporary and will be presenting the work of some renowned international artists alongside artworks by outstanding Irish artists. They will present a programme of exhibitions that relate to the theme of Terrible Beauty—Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance. Taken from William Butler Yeats's famous poem, "Easter, 1916", the exhibition's title was inspired by Yeats's response to political events in Ireland and is intended to highlight art's potential for commenting on current events in Irish life.

Special offer on becoming a friend of the RHA & special event for RHA fans in their 20s.  

LECTURE:'Aloysius O'Kelly:Citizen Artist' The place of politics and the politics of place in the late 19th century, in the work of Ireland's Fenian artist. 
Dr.Niamh O'Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture, NCAD. 

This lecture will take place in Swift Theatre, TCD at 7pm, Wednesday 9th February. 

FILM SCREENING: Satantango Dir. Bela Tarr / 1994  at Douglas Hyde Gallery

Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 11am

Noted for its artistry, uncompromising vision, and tremendous ambition, Bela Tarr’s epic seven-hour Satantango is based on the eponymous novel by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. In this dark and melancholic film, which reflects on the collapse of a Hungarian farming collective in the final days of the communist regime, Tarr employs his characteristic long takes to convey the torpor of a disintegrating world that has come to a virtual standstill.

All welcome, admission free.

EXHIBITION OPENING: The Golden Bough-William McKeown at The Hugh Lane Gallery

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 18.30 – 20.00
Continues until 1 May 2011

‘The Waiting Room’ is a response to Scottish writer James George Fraser’s influential masterwork of anthropology ‘The Golden Bough’ first published in 1890. In Chapter 11 of Book IV, entitled ‘Between Earth and Heaven’, the reader encounters stories of sacred, noble or taboo persons who are forbidden to walk on or to touch the ground, to see the sun, or to have its light fall upon them. Priests, kings, bridegrooms, women after giving birth, chosen persons who, because of religion, folklore, myth or superstition were forced to exist for periods of time in the buoyant liminal space between earth and heaven or in the dark. These are the spaces that have fascinated me since I was a boy and the work that I have tried to make for many years has been inspired by the sky above us, the ocean of air that we are immersed in and our daily emergence into light.- William McKeown

For details see:

EXHIBITION OPENING AND CURATOR'S TALK: Jack B. Yeats; The Outsider at The Model, Sligo 

Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 5 pm 

Curated by the internationally acclaimed artist, critic and theorist, Brian O’Doherty (aka Patrick Ireland), and Emer McGarry, Curator of The Niland Collection, the show will concentrate on the arc of Yeats artistic practice from his early realistic works to the wildly romantic and apocalyptic visions of his later years. The show will feature work spanning a sixty-year period, from an early Sligo scene completed in 1895, to one of Yeats final works, completed in 1956 the year before he died. The exhibition brings together forty Jack B Yeats oils from a variety of public and private collections. Many of the works included have been rarely exhibited in Ireland in the past fifty years while others have never been shown publicly before. 
For details see:

LISTEN: 'From Stage To Street' a new six - part radio series on RTE Radio 1 presented by Colin Murphy

From the Playboy riots of 1907 to more recent controversies, the series takes a fresh look at key moments in Irish theatre. Why did Lady Gregory's nephew lead a drunken chorus of 'God Save Our King' at the Abbey in 1907? And why, fifty years later, was Brendan Behan to be found leading a drunken chorus of 'The Auld Triangle' outside Dublin's pocket theatre, the Pike?
We talk about the players and passions at stake in the most provocative moments in Irish theatre history, and recapture those moments with the aid of actors and archival gems. 

LECTURE:'Aloysius O'Kelly:Citizen Artist' The place of politics and the politics of place in the late 19th century, in the work of Ireland's Fenian artist. Dr.Niamh O'Sullivan, Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture, NCAD. 

This lecture will take place in Swift Theatre, TCD at 7pm, Wednesday 9th February. 

LECTURE: The old ‘Green’ and the new ‘Pleasureground’: Aspects of St. Stephen’s Green 1660-2000 Dr. Desmond McCabe, Thursday 27th January from 7.30pm

Address: Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

EXHIBITION OPENING: Visceral: The Living Art Experiment, 28th January, Science Gallery
VISCERAL- explores the boundaries between art and living systems, confronting the visitor with the delicate processes of modern biology through fine art. A fully functioning lab – transplanted from Perth, Australia, to Science Gallery will allow the visitor to also see work in progress.The exhibition will explore and provoke questions about scientific truths, what constitutes living and the ethical and artistic implications of life manipulation.  The exhibition is curated by SymbioticA’s Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr.
SymbioticA runs a highly innovative art-science residency programme at the University of Western Australia and on Saturday January 29th a day-long symposium will look at their experience of hands-on artistic research embedded within a biological laboratory.  Find out more about this free symposium on

SEMINAR SERIES: Richard Tuttle Seminar Series in Collaboration with NCAD 
Points of Departure, Lines of Flight 3 February to 8 April 2011

This seminar series will take place at The Hugh Lane, in collaboration with The National College of Art and Design’s MA Art in the Contemporary World. Over the course of five seminars artists, critics, and curators will respond to the current exhibition and take a point of departure to discuss current arts practice. 
The format will be a public lecture on Thursdays at 4.30pm, followed by an afternoon seminar on Fridays from 11am.  Participants at the Friday seminars are required to do background reading and take part in discussion. Each session will look at the work of Tuttle and contemporary arts practice in the context of four overarching themes. These themes are: aesthetics; philosophy; science; and history. 
The exceptions to this format are the events on Thursday 3 February and Friday 4 February which take place at 1pm. These are free and open to the public and no booking is necessary but early arrival is recommended as places are limited.
The events will take place on the following dates and times:
Thursday 3 February, 1pm
Richard Tuttle and Thomas McEvilley in conversation

Friday 4 February, 1pm
Thomas McEvilley lecture: "Recent Developments in the Social Situation of Art"

The Thursday lectures are free and open to the public. Booking is necessary for the Friday seminars and there is a charge of €50 for four seminars for those not enrolled in NCAD’s MA Art in the Contemporary World. This charge includes a copy of the Richard Tuttle: Triumphs catalogue.


For further information or to book a place on the Friday seminars please contact Logan Sisley, Exhibitions Curator on 01 2225562

1 comment:

  1. Would love to go to see the Dearc exhibition,might pop down after work if anyone wants to join! :)