Art House Presents: Salon d’Exploration

Art House present a collaborative exhibition with ‘La Cat Salon’ in the Back Loft. The following is taken from their website:


AT THE BACK LOFT, Saint Augustine Street, Dublin 8.

Opening: 6pm -10pm Wednesday 13th February

continuing til the 20th of February

‘Salon D’Exploration’, is a collaborative initiative between ‘La Cat Salon’, the in-house programme of La Catedral Studios/The back Loft and Art-House, a group of seven fine artists recently graduated from NCAD and DIT which aims to establish an art studio in Dublin.

The Back Loft is a multi-disciplinary space in what was a Victorian textile factory for the Saint Bernard Brand. During the 80s it was also a warehouse space used to store rental televisions and it was hence nicknamed “Telly building”.

Most of the work in the Salon’s exhibition is site specific since explores the architecture and the history of the ‘Back Loft’ building. The artists use a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, embroidery, photography, projection and video work. One of the artists will be collaborating with Eamonn Kennedy who’s doing a PhD on the Physics of nanoscale imaging and its application to cancer research.

This exhibition will also feature the ‘Back Loft’ Café, a recently built-in charming cafe- saloon created with reclaimed materials and inspired by art deco’ style, where members of the audience will be invited to leisure and mingle whilst sampling creative delights during the Salon’s rich calendar of satellite performances.

As part of the Salon, Art House will also host a number of events including a poetry performance night, music and a series of curator and artist talks. A list of these events and a calendar will be available at,, and

The Artists:

Ian Nolan

Ruth Kerr & Eamonn Kennedy

Steph Gallagher

Nollaig Molloy

Amanda Doran

Aisling Ní Chlaonadh

Dona Stankune

curated by Róisín Power Hackett,

whose currently doing an MA in Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD