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April 11, 2014 – 9:07 am |

Cliona Harmey
Preview: 6–8pm, Thursday 17th April 2014
Gallery hours: 12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday until 3rd May (not open Good Friday)
Referring to the lowest atmospheric layer and literally meaning “sphere of change”, the troposphere is the site of weather, …

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April 9, 2014 – 8:43 am |

Artists and curators Talk
Wednesday April 9th 6pm

A discussion led by Levi Hanes with artists Clodagh Emoe, Felicity Clear and Ella de Burca. The discussion will explore ideas in the artist’s work, the themes in the exhibition and notions of humour in art.

The discussion will be followed by a short reading by Dr. Sarah Jane Scaife,
Artistic Director of Company SJ. Dr. Sarah Jane Scaife is renowned for her
extensive direction and staging of Samuel Beckett’s plays in various settings and scenarios and has presented lectures on his work worldwide.

Levi Hanes is an Irish Research Council Scholar at Huston School of Film and
Digital Media, National University Galway, Ireland researching comedy in
contemporary art for a practice-based PhD. Hanes is a practising artist based in Galway having completed his MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2008.

Please RSVP attendence to info@ruared.ie or 01-451 5860
before Wednesday, April 9th at 5pm.

IMAGE: Credit to Joseph Carr


April 1, 2014 – 7:56 am |

The following text written by Barry Kehoe is reproduced here by kind permission of the Implicate Collaborative
MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
3 – 20th October 2013
‘Implicated’ was the first exhibition of the Implicate …

Art in the Contemporary World Podcast no.3

March 14, 2014 – 1:45 pm |

This podcast centres on two recent Dublin exhibitions; group show ‘Tonight you can call me Trish’ at the Lab, and ‘Wasteland’ by Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang at the Project Arts Centre. Contributors to this …

Wine Soak No. 15: “Tonight you could only ever call me … Ligvine”

March 10, 2014 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

Our wine correspondent found himself at the LAB’s exhibition: Tonight you can call me Trish and TBG+S exhibition Against the Enamel. The resulting experience can only be described as “a floating oasis of energised drift” …

2nd Art in the Contemporary World podcast: Willie Doherty in conversation with Declan Long

February 28, 2014 – 12:26 pm |

This is an edited version of the conversation that took place prior to the opening of Willie Doherty’s exhibition ‘Remains’ at Kerlin Gallery on 16th January 2014. The exhibition runs until 15th March. http://www.kerlin.ie/exhibitions/remains
The talk …

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January 28, 2014 – 7:41 pm |

Art in the Contemporary World graduate, Barry Kehoe has kindly agreed to publish his Literary Visions essay. Literary Visions is a strand of the ACW course that looks at the relationship between literature and contemporary …

We Belong to Other People When We’re Outside: A review by Alison Fornell

January 17, 2014 – 1:34 am |

Alison Fornell reviews Pedro Barateiro’s We Belong to Other People When We’re Outside recently shown at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Sept 2013 – Nov 2013.

What is ultimately most significant about Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro’s newest work, …

Mop : A review by Aisling Ní Chlaonadh

January 15, 2014 – 3:43 pm |

Aisling Ní Chlaonadh reviews Sam Keogh’s recent solo exhibition, Mop that took place at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 2, Sept 2013 – Nov 2013.

By all accounts, it looks like a child’s messy bedroom from the early …

The Black Rose, The Green Pool and The Blue Sky : A review by John Busher

January 14, 2014 – 12:47 pm |

John Busher reviews a recent exhibition of work by Cora Cummins that took place at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Oct 2013 – Jan 2014.

Cora Cummins works to date revolve around ideas that relate …

Mandrake : A review by Deirdre Lyons

December 20, 2013 – 6:13 pm |

Deirdre Lyons reviews a recent exhibition of work by Francis Upritchard that took place at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin Sept – Nov 2013.

(a) A Southern European plant (Mandragora officinaram) having greenish-yellow flowers and a …

Wine Soak no. 14: The greatest challenge yet

November 26, 2013 – 8:50 am |

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek after being run over by a bicycle on the Grand Canal towpath found himself being consoled with several glasses of Domaine de Condamine de l’eveque Syrah at the opening …

Wine Soak no. 13: Bullied and battled at The Crusades

November 10, 2013 – 10:15 am |

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek escaping the stench of the drought ridden city found himself bullied, battled and a little melancholic at the opening of ‘The Crusades’ a show in The Drawing Project, Dun …

Wine Soak no. 12: “Telling Private Tales in Public Places”

October 6, 2013 – 2:20 pm |

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself unwittingly divulging private and possibly incriminating information at the ‘Implicate Collaborative’ exhibition, Implicated, in the MART Gallery space in the former fire station on Rathmines Road Lower. …

 – Fiona Marron

September 27, 2013 – 1:47 pm |


RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Preview: Fri 27th Sep, 6pm – 8pm
‘Co-location’ is a solo exhibition of new work by Fiona Marron completed while on residency at RUA RED. The exhibition encompasses …

Wine Soak no. 11: Transported by Galway Hooker

July 24, 2013 – 2:24 pm |
Wine Soak no. 11: Transported by Galway Hooker

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek found himself transported by Galway Hooker at the opening of “From Galway to Leenane: Perceptions of Landscape” at the National Gallery of Ireland.
A seagull wailed in the distance, high …

Wine Soak no. 10: Until I Was Senseless

July 17, 2013 – 2:24 pm |

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself getting senseless at the Project Arts Centre’s exhibition, “Until It Makes Sense”, an extraordinary encounter with the first of four episodes showing the work of Mario García …

Wine Soak no. 9: Cloud Confusions

June 30, 2013 – 8:27 pm |
Wine Soak no. 9: Cloud Confusions

Our wine correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself falling between two stools after the opening of “Cloud Illusions I Recall” an exhibition in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
I had the great pleasure to attend …

The Eagles And The Stone: A Review by Marie Soffe

June 25, 2013 – 8:00 pm |

Marie Soffe reviews a recent exhibition of work by Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú that took place at the Avenue Road Gallery in Dublin during March 2013.
This morning, some Jehovah’s Witnesses dropped a leaflet through my letterbox …

Vanessa Daws; A must share..

May 22, 2013 – 11:31 am |

Beauty in the Everyday

April 11, 2013 – 9:57 am |

Roisin Power Hackett writes about the work of artist Liam Gough.
Don’t worry. This is how life is supposed to be.
Liam Gough

Movement is the genesis of Liam Gough’s art practice. On visiting his studio at NCAD, …

Wine Soak no.8: ROTATOR

April 5, 2013 – 9:14 am |

Our wine correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself spinning out of control at the opening of ROTATOR a series of performances and events by Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty that took place at Pallas Projects/Studios. …