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Top 5 Things to Do This Week In Temple Bar | 27th February – 4th March 2012

It’s all about visual arts this week in our Top 5!

Enjoy the impressive exhibitions that are on in Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, No Grants Gallery and Filmbase, that will be hosting a special PIVOT Dublin exhibition.

And make sure to get into town this Thursday at 6pm for First Thursdays Dublin, when galleries and creative spaces across Dublin city will open their doors after hours offering a chance to see art, culture and events until 8pm.

With over fifty cultural organisations, creative companies as well as unique shops and cafés, there is always something to do in Temple Bar.

 

No Grants Gallery
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‘New Works’ by Bartosz Kolata.

“New works” is an exhibition of works by Bartosz Kolata that launches in No Grants Gallery March 1st. Through the nine paintings exhibited, the artist wants to understand violence and racism and how it influences humans in social behaviour. Kolata attempts to find and identify where the border between bestiality and humanity lies and find out if such a border exists.  This show will be opened by Patricia Stewart (former Lemonstreet Gallery) and runs till March 22nd.

Monster Truck Gallery
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“Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy”

Monster Truck Gallery is proud to present Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy, a series of screenings curated by the artist group Standard Features. The series presents an exciting selection of video and screen based artwork which will be shown in the public context of Monster Truck Gallery’s NightScreen in Temple Bar, Dublin. Featuring over 30 artists and content creators from around the world, Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy consists of four one-week programmes, each dealing with a separate thematic exploring different territories within online culture.

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
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“Lights, Camera, Action!” Curated by Mary Cremin

The processes and devices employed in narrative cinema are often subsumed by the visual nature of the medium. This exhibition brings together artists whose work investigates the cinematic process; creating narratives adopted or appropriated from film and the cine-novel, the works allude to the underlying psychological aspect that is integral to the creation of tension within cinema. The artists deconstruct these approaches and open up new questions surrounding the nature of cinema.

First Thursdays Dublin
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Thursday 1st March 2012 – from 6pm to 8pm

People really like to get some after-hours culture – that’s what Culture Night has taught us!  Many creative businesses and arts organisations have come together now to hold on to some of the Culture Night buzz – the idea is called First Thursdays. On the First Thursday of every month galleries and creative spaces across Dublin city are opening their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. This month, we are delighted to welcome on board of the initiative: PIVOT Dublin exhibition in Filmbase, Olivier Cornet Gallery, opening the Old City and Art Jam Ireland taking place in The Ormond Wine Bar. The full listing of participants will be available on March 1st 2012.

PIVOT Dublin at Filmbase
@PivotDublin
“Re Think + Re Act” Exhibition at Filmbase

PIVOT Dublin originally started out as Dublin’s bid to be designated World Design Capital 2014 and this involved putting together a comprehensive survey of the creative design work going on the city today. Now they are working on an exciting exhibition in Filmbase, Temple Bar, from the 1st to the 8th March which will showcase this creative work and explore future directions for design in Dublin. The exhibition will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague at 6.00pm on Friday 2nd March with the Guest of Honour Finnish Ambassador Pertti Majanen.

 

If you’re looking for more info on what’s on in Temple Bar simply check out our events calendar at www.templebar.ie and follow us at @TBCT for the latest news from Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.

First Thursdays Dublin, February 2nd 2012


On the First Thursday of every month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are opening their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm

This month we welcome Talbot Gallery, James Joyce Centre, Powerscourt Gallery, PrettyVacant Dublin and the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

There will be talks held in the James Joyce Centre and Talbot Gallery, you can pick up Valentine’s Day themed cards in designist, and Powerscourt Gallery shall be offering 10% discount during the hours of 6pm – 8pm.

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio
West Essex Street, Old City, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Cow’s Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design. This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by hand ceramics, furniture, jewellery and clothing design. www.cowslanedesignerstudio.ie

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery
Contemporary Jewellery,  sculpture
1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Debbie Paul invites you to her combined gallery and studio space, here you can gain an insight into Paul’s work, her aesthetic, and her making process, furthering your understanding of Irish Contemporary Jewellery. www.debbiepaul.com

designist
68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
designist put out the call for love, and asked the public to submit designs for a range of Valentine’s Day Cards. There was a great response. Eleven original designs were carefully chosen and sent to print. They are proudly on sale at designist. All the cards are very limited edition and cost 3 Euro each. Spread the Love!
www.designist.ie

Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Opening of: Merlin James |In the Gallery |Gallery 1
The Paradise [35] |Reverend Howard Finster |Message Posters |Gallery 2
Thursday, February 2, 6 – 7.30pm. At 5pm on the day of the opening, Merlin James will give a talk on the exhibition and his practice. All are welcome, admission free.
www.douglashydegallery.com

Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Varvava Shavrova|The Opera. To celebrate Chinese New Year the Gallery of Photography is presenting the Irish premiere of The Opera, Varvara Shavrova’s spellbinding contemporary work on traditional Peking Opera. www.galleryofphotography.ie

James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1
Thursday February 2 marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of James Joyce and the 90th anniversary of the publication of his masterpiece Ulysses. Professor Andrew Gibson will deliver a lecture followed by a medley of recitals from Joyce’s work by Paul O’Hanrahan. FREE but as seating is limited advanced booking is essential. Bookings: 01-8788547 or info@jamesjoyce.ie

National Gallery of Ireland
Clare Street Entrance, Dublin 2
Masterpieces of the Collection.  Free Entry ( Rooms 2 – 10 )
Fables and Fairy Tales – Illustrations from the collections ( Room 1 ) Free Entry
Art Studies Lecture: Vincentian Renaissance Master :  Titan Lecturer Dr Philip Cottrell ( Tickets €8.50, Gallery Shop ) www.ngi.ie

NGG – No Grants Gallery
The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Your Photos, Your World, Shared. First of its kind in Dublin, this is an Instagram exhibition made up of 60 images chosen from 1200 captured by Iphone and submitted by the public nationwide. The public share snapshots of daily lives via instagram. www.templebar.ie

Powerscourt Gallery
Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2
The Powerscourt Gallery is inviting artists into their warm atmospheric gallery to work, create, develop ideas or simply absorb the power of creativity! Open to all art forms, visual art, performance art, design. Also, 10% discount on everything for FTD! info@powerscourtgallery.com

PrettyvacanT Dublin
Unit 5 (former Delta Travel), Sackville Place, Dublin 1
Launch of Hidden Currents, an exhibition by Niamh Heery uncovering the near-invisible movement of commodities across the great oceans of the world. Hosted in a disused travel agency, the work is a result of Heery’s investigation into the global logistics of the movement of consumer goods.  www.prettyvacantdublin.ie

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Mikala Dywer |Panto Collaser. For First Thursdays Dublin, Project invites you for a walk ‘n’ talk tour of their new exhibition hosted by two young artists. Artist, Mikala Dywer describes her exhibition as ‘An exploded and bewitched house with a floating roof’. www.projectartscentre.ie

Talbot Gallery & Studios
51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1,
The Talbot Gallery are hosting a discussion on their current exhibition: Cecilia Danell’s ‘The Consoling Dream Necessity’. Starting at 6pm, guest speakers include Swedish artist Cecilia Danell and Irish artist and sculptor Jennie Moran. www.talbotgallery.com

Temple Bar Gallery & Studio
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Liam O’Callaghan|Bit Symphony. Bit Symphony is an audio-visual installation consisting of an assemblage of turntables, amplifiers and speakers, reconfigured and manipulated so as to autonomously perform a complex musical composition of looping records. www.templebargallery.com

The Copper House Gallery
Synge Street, Dublin 8
Coal Story |photographic exhibition by Darek Fortas. This is a result of an extensive photographic engagement with the two largest coal mining companies in the European Union located in Silesia. It highlights the social and political capacity of the miners and evokes the history and aftermath of the legendary Solidarity movement.  www.fire.ie

The Doorway Gallery
24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
Lucy Doyle | Rococo. Lucy has her own unique painting style that she has honed over the past 30 years. Her subject matter is largely still life and interiors and often incorporates female figures that move within and inhabit her decorative compositions. www.thedoorwaygallery.com

The Green Gallery
St Stephen’s Green Centre, D.1
Peter Knuttle | Recent Watercolours and Prints. www.thegreengallery.ie

The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
Dave Madigan & Meadhbh O’Connor | Power Structure. The first collaborative project between two Dublin-based artist exploring two forms of power – energy and money. www.thejoinery.org

The LAB
Foley Street, Dublin 1
Exhibition Preview reception on Thursday 2nd Feb – two new exhibitions at the LAB LEAN, a new collaboration by Mary A Fitzgerald and Marc Reilly in the Cube Space and Undertow, an Ormston House Project curated by Aideen Barry and Alice Maher featuring the work of 11 Irish and International artists. www.thelab.ie

The Littlegreen Streetgallery
12a Little Britain Street, Dublin 7
(in the old fruit and veg markets)
Wreck is an art collective created by fine artist Leanne McCullagh & photographer Holly Cullen. It gives young, emerging artists a platform to showcase and promote their work.  Selected artists come from a variety of practices and creative backgrounds contributing to “wreck’s” diverse and contemporary nature. Bring your own beer event with live music on the night |7:30pm start. wreckcollective@gmail.com

First Thursdays Dublin, Thursday December 1st

Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to bring you the next installment of First Thursdays Dublin

On the First Thursday of every month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are open their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. The following list of places will be open next Thursday December 1st.  RSVP On Facebook>

Basic Space
(Directly behind Vicar Street)
Thomas Street, D.2

‘Cyclorama’ is a 7 minute film consisting of a single continuous long take of a disused sound stage. The space is empty apart from a large curtain or ‘Cyclorama’. These are commonly used in film production as painted backdrops that recreate the illusion of infinity. ‘Cyclorama’ will be screened daily from Thursday 1st December, 2011, 5-6 pm until 10th December.

Centre for Creative Practices
15 Pembroke Street Lower
Dublin 2

Woods at Work Exhibition and show featuring stunning one off pieces of furniture are always a highlight of the exhibition featuring charming individual works by furniture designers and cabinet makers David Woods and his sister Iseult.

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio
West Essex Street
Old City Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design. This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by hand ceramics, furniture, jewellery and clothing design.

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery
Contemporary Jewellery & Sculpture
1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8

Debbie Paul is a studio jeweller who recently exhibited her brooches alongside over 30 different makers at ORNAMENT in Rua Red Gallery. The aim of the show was to highlight the subtleties of this practice in a visual art context. This Thursday offers you the opportunity to see Paul’s fossil brooches which she created for the exhibition.

designist
68 South Great Georges Street
Dublin 2

designist launch their own range of products that are made in partnership with LeCool Dublin. Products include mugs and tote bags created from tweets that trended as #lovedublin, with graphics by Donal Thornton. Launch party 6 30 – 8 30pm. Beer kindly supplied by Tiger Beer.

Gallery Zozimus
56 Francis Street
Dublin 8

Zozimus will have its Christmas show on and all gallery artists will be taking part.

Jam Art Factory
64/65 Patrick Street,
Dublin 8

Jam Art Factory gallery and design shop on Patrick Street fresh from their Gallery of the Year nomination, has a new range of work by Eoin McEvoy, Alljoy Design, Sarah Cunningham, Leslie Cullinan, Shane O’ Connor, Carol Ann Carrigan and Rob Crane.

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios
4 Temple Bar,
Dublin 2

Noilin O’ Kelly in conversation with Adrien Reilly, on Noilin’s current show in “Incubated Works” Monster Truck Gallery. Talk start time: 7:30pm.

National Gallery of Ireland
Clare Street Entrance
Dublin 2

Visit Masterpieces of the Collection exhibition (Rooms 1 – 10) and the Gift of Knowledge, a recently opened exhibition in the Print Gallery. See an early edition of Giorgio Vasari’s ‘Lives’, together with other historic publications. For December 1st only, if you mention the ‘First Thursday Dublin’ initiative in our Gallery Shop you will receive a 10% discount on your purchases.

NGG – No Grants Gallery
The Culture Box
12 East Essex Street
Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Middleground – A group show by a number of students from DIT. Middleground, presents a vista, firstly, in the traditions of art history. It is also, defined as that place, where compromise has been made, where outcome has been neither reached nor denied. One might say, it is the acceptance or recognition of Limbo. In doing so, we recognize each artist, as following their own agenda.

Science Gallery
Trinity College Dublin
Pearse Street
The Naughton Institute

01:12:11 12:00-20:00 |SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER How can our planet’s natural systems sustain this and what does this mean for our future? Sponsored by the EPA and Discover Science+Engineering, this exhibition gathers work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists that explore the future of water, playing on its physical properties, its role in politics and economics, and ways in which it may be harnessed.

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
5 – 9
Temple Bar, Dublin 2

TBG+S launches their Dublin Art Book fair on Thursday 1st. This project aims to publicise and distribute art books and publications in Dublin. Over the first weekend in December, the gallery at TBG+S will become a market fair at which over twenty publishers from Ireland and abroad specialising in art books will be represented.

The Copper House Gallery
Synge Street
Dublin 8

‘Revolution’ Illustration at Fire Exhibition. Artists Sharon Bruton, Derry Dillon, Jennifer Farley, Brian Gallager, Matthew Griffin, Kevin McSherry, Padhriag Nolan, Steve Simpson, Mario Sughi and Donough O’Malley. Following the recent ‘Revolution’ Illustration at Fire Competition, the short-listed and winning illustrations will be exhibited. The overall winner and runners-up will be announced on the night of the exhibition launch which takes place 1 Dec.

The Doorway Gallery
24 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2

‘Marking Time’ – A solo show by Christy Kenny and The Doorway Gallery’s Christmas show where everything is under €500 for great stocking fillers!

The Icon Factory
Aston Place
Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Amy Thorn’s ‘RUST & RUBBLE’. American artist Amy Thorn is showing her paintings inspired by her time in Ireland and Dublin. She began painting three years ago, when she moved to Dublin from Chicago Amy likes to paint subjects that are sometimes rusty, sometimes crumbling, and often imperfect. Her preferred medium is oil paint.

Green Gallery
St Stephen’s Green Centre,
Dublin 1

The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists. Jonathan Knuttel solo exhibition on at present.

The Littlegreen Street Gallery
Corner of Little Green Street (Off Capel Street)
Dublin 1

||RESTRICTED ACCESS|| is an Exhibition created and curated by SceneNotHerd with live performance by The Stoney Brokes. This exhibition explores the notion of restrictions that are often confronted by people in this age-group. Be it an age-restriction or a point system, 15 – 19 year olds are often told where they cannot go; they are presented with places, options and choices that for them have ||RESTRICTED ACCESS||.

The LAB
Foley Street
Dublin 1

Quantified Self, an exhibition of new work by artists Michelle Browne, Cliona Harmey, Saoirse Higgins and Bea McMahon in collaboration with Shimmer Research and Bloused – new work in the Cube by sculptor Caoimhe Kilfeather.

The Market Studios
Corner Halston Street & Mary’s Lane,
Dublin 7

This is Yellow Two Rooms | Opening reception Artists Jessica Conway, Deirdre Glenfield, Cathy Higgins, Julianne Knowles and Joanne Reid explore the concept of grouping and its adjacent synonyms: categorizing, cataloguing, archiving, mapping. Exhibition continues Fri 2nd Dec- Mon 5th Dec, opening 3-6pm.

First Thursdays Dublin, Thursday November 3rd

Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to bring you the next installment of First Thursdays Dublin

On the First Thursday of every month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are open their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. The following list of places will be open next Thursday November 3rd.

RSVP on facebook

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower Dublin 2
Continuing due to demand: ‘Wild Garden’ – Exhibition by Peter Gordon. A collection of fine art landscape photography created by Peter in County Wicklow. The work takes the viewer through a range of moods, sometimes uplifting, sometimes melancholic, simply reflecting the atmosphere of the landscape and the light that describes its beauty at a given moment.

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio, West Essex Street, Old City, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Cow’s Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design. This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by hand ceramics, furniture, jewellery and clothing design.

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery, 1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Discover nature in a new and fascinating way with Paul’s latest multimedia exhibition OBSERVATIONS….

designist, 68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
Designist x Designgoat. As part of Design Week, 2011, Designgoat are creating a unique experience on 3 Nov involving the relationship between food design and sound design. Rather than stating the flavour of each jelly, the designers will create a sound and a graphic that captures the unique flavour and texture of each creation. Guests will then pick the sound they feel is most appetising and receive the corresponding jelly! Rsvp essential.

DESIGNYARD, Nassau Street, Dublin City
‘Genesis’ is an exhibition of work by Irish designer, goldsmith and diamond setter, Michael O’Dwyer. Michael showcases the genesis of his designs, from early concept through to production process and finished product. The public have a unique opportunity to view some of Michael’s sketches and 3D computer models, along with his current collection of stunning diamond and precious stone rings.

Fish-Bowl Gallery / Exchange, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, D.2
Fish-Bowl Gallery is part of the Exchange Dublin collective –run entirely by young people who hold discussions, gigs, visual arts and performance.

Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Mark O’Neill exhibits in Gallery Zozimus along with new works by Jos Van Riswick and Alexander Onishenko.

 Jam Art Factory, 64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8
Jam Art Factory, gallery and design shop on Patrick Street fresh from their Gallery of the Year nomination, has a new range of work from Arianne Speight, Gerard Hegarty, Dogman Guitars,Ewa Fornal, Barry Quinn. Also, we have Hands(Irish Craft DVDs now in stock).

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Drover turns the Cattle. Gail Cunningham | Matthew Denniss | Laurie Lax | Marisol Malatesta. In the fall of 2010 four artists with disparate practices, different approaches, different tools, different materials and from different geographies, were brought together with the purpose of creating a new body of work at Cow
House Studios in Wexford, Ireland. The rural location of the Cow House, the ideas shared communally and its informative influence form the content of this exhibition.

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street Entrance, Dublin 2
Experience Masterpieces from the Collection, a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s European and Irish collections. Tonight’s Irish Sign Language Tour starts at 6:30pm. During October part of the Denis Mahon archive will go on display in the Print Room. Thursday, 3 Nov: Lecture on Portraits and Personalities – Image of a Star: le Brocquy’s ‘Bono’. Lecturer: John Kelly, Broadcasted and Writer. 6.30 Wine Reception and talk begins at 7pm Fee: €10 purchase from Gallery Shop ph. 016633518

NGG – No Grants Gallery, The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2
PRINT BLOCK, a new textile print collective, launches with Crossroads & Journeys – An exhibition and workshop series that offers the public the opportunity to engage with textile printing through workshops. Launching Nov 3 by Helen McAllister, NCAD. Printing Workshop bookings.

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street
The Naughton Institute
03:11:11 18:00-19:00 | JAMES GLEICK: THE INFORMATION – SFI SPEAKER SERIES One of the great science writers of our time, James Gleick will speak at Science Gallery about “The Information”, his new bestselling book which analyses the history, evolution, and future of information. Location: Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin Admission: €5 | Book:

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios presents Conquested, an exhibition curated by Aoife Tunney and featuring the work of Irish artists Culturstruction, Aoife Desmond, Karl Burke, Dennis McNulty and Carl Giffney. Conquested is an exhibition that focuses on architecture and how we experience it in cities.

The Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8
Settlement, a photographic installation by Anthony Haughey
Settlement charts the fallout from the collapse of Ireland’s ‘property bubble’, a result of the overheated Celtic Tiger economy. It reflects the financial, ecological and domestic impact of Ireland’s economic collapse.

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
New works by Val Bryne and his son Roland Byrne. To celebrate Val Byrne’s 75th birthday he hosts a show at The Doorway Gallery with a selection of works from his collection. Show continues until Nov 3rd.

The Icon Factory, Aston Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Decadent Days’ a body of works by Wicklow artist, Emma Doyle, which draws on the influences of art and fashion of the 1920s.

The Green Gallery, St Stephen’s Green Centre, D.1
The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists.
The Joinery, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
Generation for Export (Selected Stories Programme Part Three) by Eilish Tuite.
Opening 3rd – 13th November 2011. Recent LSAD graduate, Eilish Tuite presents Generation for Export, a live installation work developed from interviews with working age people in Limerick, questioning the generalizations branded on her generation and what the future holds for the country’s graduates.

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Quantified Self, an exhibition of new work by artists Michelle Browne, Cliona Harmey, Saoirse Higgins and Bea McMahon in collaboration with Shimmer Research as part of Innovation Dublin.

The Market Studios, Corner Halston Street & Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7
Play With Ourselves. A one night exhibition on the theme of play. Devised and performed by Seamus Bradley & Mairead Hutchinson. Opening 7pm. Live art from 8pm.

Top 5 Things To Do in Temple Bar This Week! 1st – 6th November 2011

We are back this week with our ‘Top 5 Things To Do in Temple Bar’!

Elena’s top five picks this week include visual arts, theatre, music, and there is also something especially for kids…there is always something to do in Temple Bar! 

 

The New Theatre
@The_New_Theatre
The Trial of Dr Luther
Date: From Oct 31st until Nov 5th – 8pm.
Performed by Oliver McQuillan and directed by Peter Reid.
In 1517 a lowly Augustinian monk dared to question the practices of the Vatican. He challenged the scam of selling indulgences in order to raise money for the building of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The Trail of Dr Luther joins him at the end of his life, as he reflects on his triumphs, regrets and failings, his family and his struggles, revealing the man behind the myth.
www.thenewtheatre.com

 

The Ark – A Cultural Centre for Kids
@TheArkDublin
Halloween Flipbook Animation with artist Maeve Clancy
Date: Wednesday 2nd + Friday 4th – 11.30am and 2am
Discover how to bring creepy ghouls, floating phantoms and magic explosions to life using flipbooks, an early form of animation. Take your flipbooks home afterwards to show off your new-found flicking skills to friends and family, and watch a short movie of your creations on www.ark.ie/live.

 

First Thursdays Dublin 
@TBCT
Date: Thursday 3rd November – from 6pm until 8pm

Make sure you don’t miss this month First Thursday exhibitions! On the First Thursday of every month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are open their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. Check http://www.templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin for this month listing of participating venues.

 

 

Project Arts Centre
@projectarts
The Big Deal
Date: From Tuesday 1st until Saturday 5th November – 8.15 pm

Following the hugely successful premiere of The Big Deal at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011 Una McKevitt brings us an extraordinary real life story of two women who knew from a very young age that they were born into the wrong bodies. Scripted from original material provided by the contributors – including journals, poems, songs and interviews –The Big Deal charts the incredible personal gains and losses each has made to become the women they have always been.
www.projectartscentre.ie/

 

The Button Factory
@buttonfactoryie
Punk Rock Karaoke
Date: Saturday 5th November – 7.30pm

Want to sing some punk rock classics with a backing band of Greg Hetson (Bad Religion/Circle Jerks), Stan Lee (The Dickies), Steve Soto (Adolescents) and Derek O’Brien (Social Distortion) ? Well this is your chance, as the legendary Punk Rock Karaoke come to the Button Factory! These dudes have a huge list of songs, from Alternative Ulster to California Ubber alles, Blitzkrieg Bop, Borstal Breakout, Pretty Vacant, Minor Threat and a whole lot more.
www.buttonfactory.ie

If you’re looking for more info on what’s on in Temple Bar simply check out our events calendar at www.templebar.ie and follow us at @TBCT for the latest news from Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.

First Thursdays Dublin, Thursday October 6th

Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to bring you the next installment of First Thursdays Dublin

On the First Thursday of every month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are open their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm. The following list of places will be open next Thursday October 6th.

RSVP on Facebook>

BLOCK T, 1-6 Haymarket, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
Dublin ‘M E S H {composition}’ Group exhibition with participating artists Mark Garry, Gillian Lawlor, Henderson[twelve], Lucinda Chua, Sean Carpio, Brian Cross (B+), Sinead Curran, Steven Maybury and Neil Carroll. Curated by Grace McEvoy and Ben Readman.2

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street LowerDublin 2 ‘
Wild Garden’ – Exhibition & Book Launch, by Peter GordonOpens 06.10.11 at 7pm

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio,West Essex Street, Old City, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Cow’s Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design. This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by hand ceramics, furniture, jewellery and clothing design.

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery, 1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Contemporary Jewellery  -sculpture
Discover nature in a new and fascinating way with Paul’s latest multi media exhibition OBSERVATIONS ….
www.debbiepaul.com

designist, 68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
designist is a city centre design store, specialising in affordable Irish and international design. Stock is unique and varies from home-ware to furniture design, lighting and unique gift items.

Draíocht, Centre for the Arts, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
My Way – Photography and Video work by Garvan Gallagher.
Interpreting the word ‘invisible’, a word commonly used by older people about their place in society, is the basis of this body of work. [Ground Floor Gallery]
Past and Present – Work by Desmond Kenny
Mini retrospective, focusing on the artist’s figurative painting. [First Floor Gallery]

Dublin Contemporary 2011, St Stephen’s Green House, Earlsfort Terrace ,Dublin 2
A new large scale visual art exhibition showcasing over 100 Irish and International artists at Earlsfort Terrace and partnering venues city wide. For the last hour of every evening dip your toe into the world of Dublin Contemporary at Earlsfort Terrace with Art Bites.
For only €5 transport yourself somewhere unexpected.

Fish-Bowl Gallery / Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, D.2
Fish-Bowl Gallery is part of the Exchange Dublin collective –run entirely by young people who hold discussions, gigs, visual arts and performance.

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Noel Bowler | Making Space Making Space is a timely exploration of the expansion and development of Islam in contemporary Ireland. Taken over the course of three years, the exhibition records the adaptive reuse of spaces for the purpose of prayer by diverse Muslim communities across Ireland.

Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Mark O’Neill exhibits in Gallery Zozimus along with new works by Jos Van Riswick and Alexander Onishenko.

Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch. Off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
So Hum by Katherine Van Uytrecht
Under the Rock by Sharon Lee
Opening of a two-person exhibition which highlights two well-established printmakers who specialize in lithography, Sharon Lee and Katherine Van Uytrecht.

Green on Red Gallery, 26 – 28 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2
Opening reception of Model by Niamh O’Malley. O’Malley is interested in how the process of scrutiny can itself be perceived and marked. Model will include new works which take a variety of speculative forms including pencil drawings framed under coloured glass and a new video installation. 13

Jam Art Factory, 64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8
Jam Art Factory, gallery and design shop on Patrick Street.

Little Green Street Gallery, corner of little green street, (Off Capel Street)Dublin 1
DMC & VERZ: 10 missed calls & the robot bones.
DMC (Dermot McConaghy) and VERZ (Tim McCarthy) two urban artists based in Belfast have recently unleashed a little of their creativity onto the streets of Dublin. This is a new body of unseen work, a collaboration of two very different but complimentary styles using spray paint and other mixed medias.

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
So Long Roger Fenton…
Chris Evans | Roger Fenton | David Lamelas | George Levantis | Johannes Maier | James Merrigan | Bruno Serralongue | Barbara Steveni and the Artist Placement Group (APG) | Curated by Claire Feeley.

National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street Entrance, Dublin 2
Experience Masterpieces from the Collection, a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s European and Irish collections. Tonight’s Irish Sign Language Tour starts at 6:30pm. During October part of the Denis Mahon archive will go on display in the Print Room.

NGG – No Grants Gallery, The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Children’s Books Ireland presents Images Beyond Borders, an exhibition of illustrations by children’s illustrators from Ireland and Austria. www.childrensbooksireland.ie

Project Arts Centre, Gallery, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Notes on a Missing Oh – New work by Adrià Juliàk which revisits the sites, areas and characters from a 20 year old screenplay known to be one of the biggest financial and cultural flops in the history of cinema.  www.facebook.com/PACVisualArts

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Inhabitant, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Martin Healy comprises two of Healy’s most recent film works Fugue (2011) and Last Man (2011). Healy’s work encompasses film, video, and photography and the subject matter references popular culture, science fiction and film.

The Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8
Illustrators Exhibition An exhibition of work by members of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland. This inaugural show marks the launch of a new gallery space in Dublin City: The Copper House Gallery.

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
New works by Val Bryne and his son Roland Byrne.  To celebrate Val Byrne’s 75th birthday he hosts a show at The Doorway Gallery with a selection of works from his collection. Show continues until Nov 3rd.

The Icon Factory, Aston Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Decadent Days’ a body of works by Wicklow artist, Emma Doyle, which draws on the influences of art and fashion of the 1920s.

The Green Gallery,
Top Floor, St Stephen’s Green Centre, Dublin 2
The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists.

The Joinery, 6 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
To complete your First Thursdays Dublin experience, view the 8pm screening:
Pour la Suite du Monde with live soundtrack.
1962 / Black and White / 105mins
Musicians:
3epkano’s Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle – electric guitar, omnichord, lap steel
Si Schroeder’s Bryan O’Connell – drums/percussion. www.thejoinery.org

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
On 1st September, the LAB hosts a special reception to mark the opening of two solo exhibitions of new work by Dublin based artists Ruth E. Lyons and Mark Garry. For more information visit www.thelab.ie

The Market Studios, Corner Halston Street & Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7
Play With Ourselves. A one night exhibition on the theme of play. Devised and performed by Seamus Bradley & Mairead Hutchinson. Opening 7pm. Live art from 8pm.

First Thursdays Dublin – taking place at a gallery near you this September!

Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to bring you First Thursdays Dublin. 

On the First Thursday of every month a selection of galleries and creative spaces open their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events between 6pm and 8pm.  This Thursday September 1st, we are thrilled to have the National Gallery of Ireland join us for First Thursdays Dublin with displays from the Yeats archive and Irish study collections.

 

Centre for Creative Practices
15 Pembroke Street, Lower Dublin 2
‘For The Birds’ – An Exhibition of painting and sculpture by Mairead Dunne.Mairead Dunne’s work captures a childlike dream world paralleled with an adult’s fairy tale. She uses haunting imagery in an attempt to connect with childhood nostalgia and escapism where dark forests, uncanny landscapes, strange birds andfigures all inspire the work. www.cfcp.ie

Cow’s Lane Designer Studio
West Essex Street, Old City, Temple Bar,Dublin 2.
Cow’s Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design.This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by  hand much of what there is to offer. www.cowslanedesignerstudio.ie

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery
1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Debbie Paul invites you to her combined gallery and studio space. Here you can gain insight into Paul’s work, her aesthetic, and her making process, furthering your understanding of Irish Contemporary Jewellery. www.debbiepaul.com

designist
68  South Great Georges Street, Dublin2, Ireland
designist is a city centre design store, specialising in affordable Irish and international design. Stock is unique and varies from home-ware to furniture design, lighting and unique gift items. www.designist.ie

Fish-Bowl Gallery / Exchange Dublin
Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar,D.2
{In} Definateley by Majella Dowdican focuses on the notion of potentiality.Potentiality both in terms of the materials used, and also, in the sense of the anticipation that the artist creates using such materials. The work is simple yetabsurd. www.exchangedublin.ie

Gallery of Photography
Meeting House SquareTemple Bar, D.2
Noel Bowler | Making Space. Making Space is a timely exploration of the expansion and development of Islam in contemporary Ireland. Taken over  the course of three years, the exhibition records the adaptive reuse of spaces for thepurpose of prayer by diverse Muslim communities across Ireland.www.galleryofphotography.ie

Gallery Zozimus
56 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Gallery Zozimus presents a summer group show including new works and prints byMark O’Neill. www.galleryzozimus.ie

Graphic Studio Gallery
Through the Arch.Off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Opening of Retrospective and New Works by artist Pamela Leonard. A renowned printmaker and watercolours, Pamela Leonard showcases a selection of her works spanning 20 years to date. Leonard is especially renowned for her exceptionallandscapes. Her works explore light and dark and focuses on capturing these elements in forests and glades. www.graphicstudiodublin.com

Jam Art Factory
64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8
Jam Art Factory, gallery and design shop on Patrick Street has a new range of work from Sarah Cunnigham, Karolina Grudniewska(karoArt ceramics), Rachel Platt, Antonia O’Mahony, Anna Doran, Laura Butler and work from Gerard Hegarty, Rob Crane, Mark Haybyrne & Paddy Duffy. www.jamartfactory.com

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
So Long Roger Fenton…Negotiation and commitment in contemporary art1 September – 8th October 2011. Curated by Claire Feeley. Featuring:Roger Fenton | Bruno Serralongue | Chris Evans | Johannes Maier | David Lamelas | George Levantis | James Merrigan. www.monstertruck.ie

National Gallery of Ireland
Clare Street Entrance, Dublin 2
Experience Masterpieces from the Collection, a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s European and Irish collections. For September as part of Archives Awareness month displays from the Yeats Archive and Irish study collections will also be on view. www.nationalgallery.ie

NGG – No Grants Gallery
The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2
BOXiD, Round III – A fundraising exhibition organised by Black Church Print Studio featuring anonymous, CD-sized works by more than 150 well-known and emerging Irish and International artists including James English, Brian Lalor, Pauline Bewick, Yoko Akino, Liam Belton, Abigail O’ Brien, Donald Teskey, Richard Gorman, Mark Garry, Comhghall Casey and more. www.print.ie / www.templebar.ie

Project Arts Centre
Gallery39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Notes on a Missing Oh – New work by Adrià Julià. Please join us for the opening of this exhibition, a new work which revisits the sites, areas and characters from a 20 year old screenplay known to be one of the biggest financial and cultural flops in the history of cinema. www.projectartscentre.ie / www.facebook.com/PACVisualArts

Science Gallery
Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, The Naughton Institute
15:07:11-23:09:11 - ‘ELEMENTS: THE BEAUTY OF CHEMISTRY’ Science Gallery’s summer exhibition explores the beauty of the elements, the design icon that is the periodic table and stirs up some reactions in the atomic kitchen.www.sciencegallery.com

The Doorway Gallery
24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.
The Doorway Gallery presents a group show of all the gallery artists including Michael Flaherty, Graham Knuttel, Francis Boag, Christy Keeney, Jock Nichol, Geraldine O’Reilly, Joan Coen, Hugh Frazer, John Brennan and many more. www.thedoorwaygallery.com

The Icon Factory
Aston Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Icon Factory is an artist co-operative offering original artwork by Irish Artists. Outdoors, visit the Icon Walk gallery which presents information panels and original artwork journeying through Ireland’s history, culture, writers, musicians and playwrights. www.facebook.com/TheIcon-Factory

The Green Gallery
Top Floor, St Stephen’s Green Centre,Dublin 2
The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists. www.thegreengallery.ie

The LAB
Foley Street, Dublin 1
On 1st September, the LAB hosts a special reception to mark the opening of two solo exhibitions of new work by Dublin based artists Ruth E. Lyons and Mark Garry. For more information visit www.thelab.ie

The Market Studios
Corner Halston Street & Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7
Studio Artists have curated a season of arts related films. The programme will be drawn from studio artists own work and other arts related productions. “The Market Screens” takes place each Thursday at 7pm and is a free event open to the public. Check www.themarketstudios.ie for more details


For more information on First Thursdays Dublin log on to templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin
Watch out for another late night of culture on Friday Sept 23rd when Culture Night 2011 takes place. Log on to www.culturenight.ie for more info.

 


SNH: Grace de Blaca, experienced her first First Thursdays Dublin.

SceneNotHerder, Grace de Blaca, experienced her first First Thursdays Dublin.

Last Thursday, myself and a few friends decided we would attempt to be more culturally aware and thus ambled along to Temple Bar in search of galleries open for First Thursdays. On the first Thursday of every month, several different galleries and cultural spaces stay open from 6-8pm to give people an extra chance to see what these spaces have to offer. This is perfect for someone like me who always manages to get to galleries just as they’re closing, and there’s something nice about knowing that you’re part of something and not just wandering around a lonely gallery by yourself.
The first stop on our travels was Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, where Versions and Diversions is currently on show. This is an absolutely gorgeous show which consists of found photographs that the artists have changed dramatically using stitching, cutting parts of the photograph, placing one photo onto another, and is just ridiculously aesthetically pleasing.

Next door in the Monster Truck Gallery & Studios we happened across a preview of Transference. The place was absolutely jammers, so we didn’t really see much except a really bright light, but judging by how many people had turned out for it, it’s worth a second look.

The highlight of the night for me was Mis Spent Youth – Call the Cops in the NGG at The Culture Box, East Essex Street. . At the SNH meeting the day before we got a sneak peek, but it was absolutely transformed by Thursday night. I’m going to have to visit a few more times before I can come to any conclusions about what the show might mean, but I sort of fell in love with the bright colours and clever use of words in the paintings. My first impression walking in was of a psychedelic, twisted version of fifties America and I could have stayed there far longer, but it was growing ever closer to eight o’clock.

We popped into Mondegreen in Project next. I walked around the space about five times, and have read the brochure and description over and over since, but I haven’t a clue what on earth it’s meant to be! In fact, we walked out of Project because when we first looked in all we saw was a wooden box in the middle of the floor and thought the place was under construction. We then thought, no, you never know with art, and went back in. You get the impression a lot of thought went into this work, but I really wish the artists had actually shown a bit of this thought. Apparently it’s a “durational play to explore the artists interests in the chance operations of John Cage”. I don’t know what a durational play is, or who John Cage is, and I’m probably at risk of sounding culturally ignorant due to that, but I really think you shouldn’t have to research an art piece before you go and see it. I left after a woman stuck up a new piece of paper on the wall that began with the words “it’s time to go”, which I took to be a subtle hint.

All in all, I enjoyed the night. I would definitely recommend it if you want to start visiting galleries and aren’t really sure where to start, as you can pick up a handy sheet of all the spaces open and what exhibitions are on. It’s a lot less intimidating than going during normal hours, as you know you’re wanted because these places are going to the effort of staying open, and you also know there are dozens of other people making the rounds, just like you.

scenenotherd@templebar.ie

Join us for First Thursdays Dublin – Thursday August 4th from 6pm – 8pm

First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural 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 across Dublin City. Join us on Thursday August 4th across Dublin as we explore another evening of late night culture!

The following 17 cultural organisations are participating in the next First Thursdays Dublin on Thursday August 4th. Log on to Google Maps to view the venues here>

Clyne Gallery, The Wooden Building, Exchange street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery, Contemporary Jewellery sculpture, 1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Forget Me Knot is a ring exhibition in which Debbie Paul explores subtle details from the natural world in relation to affection, memory and love.

Designist ,68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
designist is a city centre design store, specialising in affordable Irish and international design. They stock intriguing design items that vary from homewares, to gift items, furniture to lighting. A great spot to browse in and be inspired by.

Dublin Civic Trust
,
4 Castle Street, Dublin 2
The Irish House – an elaborately decorated Victorian public house salvaged from Wood Quay in 1968 will be open with someone  on hand to answer your questions as to its historical significance as a former iconic building in the city.

Fish-Bowl Gallery / Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Long View, Work by David Farrell, Anthony Haughey, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Paul Seawright and Donovan Wylie.  The first group showing of work by selected Irish photographers whose practice is characterised by a sustained, long-term engagement with social and artistic questions.

Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Gallery Zozimus presents a summer Group Show including new works and prints by Mark O’Neill.

Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Summer Exhibition – An engaging and interesting combination of prints feature in this Summer exhibition, which include our studio members and gallery artists.

Jam Art Factory, 64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8
Jam Art Factory, gallery and design shop has a new range of work by Sarah Cunnigham, NCAD graduate, and works by Gerard Hegarty, Rob Crane, Mark Haybyrne, Paddy Duffy, David Spence and James Guinevan Seymour.

Mad Art Gallery & Studio, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Preview of Transference, open from 7pm. This exhibition involves eleven artists whose practice originates in printmaking and who move beyond the still print image with shifts into film, sculpture, video, painting and installation. Curated by Cliona Harmey & Cliodhna Shaffrey.

NGG – No Grants Gallery, The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Solus Street Art presents ‘Mis Spent Youth – Call the Cops’. Self taught–Dublin– Paint–concrete–Coffee–Old time music–Colours Mis Spent Youth–South Korea– Outdoor–Indoor–Life–No Surrender–Art Collecting–Laugh–Hustle–Heart on sleeve–Finger Food –Tattoo–Big Time– Loose lips sink ships–Study–No half measures–

Project Arts Centre, Gallery, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Mondegreen’ – Work by Geoffrey Farmer & Jeremy Millar.  A new collaborative artwork that will take the form of a durational play to explore the artists’ shared interests int he chance operations of John Cage, the separation between text and image, as well as an underlying interest in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Versions and Diversions - a selection of works by three contemporary artists (Maurizio Anseri; Ruth Claxton & Mariana Mauricio) who have all developed an experimental approach to working with found photographs, intervening through a range of processes, from cutting and placing, to stitching and tearing.

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, The Naughton Institute
15:07:11-23:09:11ELEMENTS: THE BEAUTY OF CHEMISTRY
Science Gallery’s summer exhibition explores the beauty of the elements, the design icon that is the periodic table and stirs up some reactions in the atomic kitchen.
Thursday 4 August at 6pm -
Event: “What Can Theatre do for Science: OXYGEN and PHALLACY”
Talk by: Professor Carl Djerassi, inventor of the contraceptive pill. Tickets: €7.50

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.
‘Forty Four’ a solo show by Nick Munier opens Aug. 4.  Munier is well known as the former manager of Marco Pierre White’s Belvedere restaurant.  “My Life in restaurants & the colourful characters within them hugely influences my art. My interpretation of the world around me is a Feast of Colour.”

The Green Gallery, Top Floor, St Stephen’s Green Centre, Dublin 2
The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists. The Green Gallery is known for its variety in style, price range and excellence of quality.

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
‘Out of Order’ – A solo show of new work by Dublin based artist Niall de Buitlear featuring a series of over 50 small-scale paper sculptures and a complementary series of drawings.  Niall de Buitlear was recipient of the 2009/2010 Irish Residential Studio Award at Dublin City council’s Red Stables. 

Own or run a gallery or creative space in Dublin city and want to be part of First Thursdays Dublin?
Contact Eimear Chaomhánach on echaomhanach@templebar.ie


 

 

First Thursdays Dublin – Thursday July 7th

Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural 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 across Dublin City. Join us on Thursday July 7th across Dublin as we explore another evening of late night culture!

The following 17 cultural organisations are participating in the next First Thursdays Dublin on Thursday July 7th. Log on to Google Maps to view the venues here>

BLOCK T, 1-6 Haymarket, Smithfield Square, Dublin 1
PhotoIreland Festival @Block T
Gallery One: ‘Anger’ by Niall O’Brien
Gallery Two: ‘Take Another Left’ by Diamait Grogan and Shane Connaughton
Gallery Three: ‘Liquidity’ by Mella Travers

Clyne Gallery, The Wooden Building, Exchange street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
In support of The Year of Craft, the Clyne Gallery has invited several makers to showcase their work in the gallery and a rich collection of ceramics, glass and wood are on show with some exciting new paintings and drawings to create an interesting group show of creative talent from all over Ireland.

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2
PhotoIreland Festival 2011 events in CFCP – 7th July
The Arc of Realism – Zofia Rydet. Curated by Andrzej Rozycki and Karol Jozwiak.
To celebrate the centenary of Zofia Rydet, re-knowned Polish photographer and artist, the exhibition attempts to interpret her enormous creative output by building on the tension linking the two most important stages of her artistic work, two great realisms – the surrealism of photomontages and pure realism of the ‘Sociological Record’.

Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery, Contemporary Jewellery sculpture, 1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8
Forget Me Knot is a ring exhibition in which Debbie Paul explores subtle details from the natural world in relation to affection, memory and love.

Draíocht Arts Centre, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
Past and Present – Work by Desmond Kenny
New work and retrospective, tracing the artist’s development from figurative to abstract painting. (Ground & First Floor Galleries)

Dublin Civic Trust, 4 Castle Street, Dublin 2.
The Irish House – an elaborately decorated Victorian public house salvaged from Wood Quay in 1968 will be open with someone on hand to answer your questions as to its historical significance as a former iconic building in the city.

Fish-Bowl Gallery / Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The We Are Focus exhibition is an invitation and a glimpse into the ongoing projects by members of the Exchange Focus Photography collective. We extend a unique and warm welcome towards all interested to view and discuss our emerging art.

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Long View, Work by David Farrell, Anthony Haughey, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Paul Seawright and Donovan Wylie.  The first group showing of work by selected Irish photographers whose practice is characterised by a sustained, long-term engagement with social and artistic questions.

Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Opening of group show by 3rd Year Ceramic students from NCAD.  Artists include Fearghal Mac Pháidin, Colin O Riordáin, Anna Wu, Bríain O Lionnáin, Helen O’Malley & Louise Lee.

Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch. Off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
An engaging and interesting combination of prints feature in this Summer exhibition, which include our studio members and gallery artists.

Mad Art Gallery & Studio, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1
‘Underneath the Sky Again’ by Mark Haybyrne.  This is a collection of large scale works focusing on the theme of homelessness in Ireland.

Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Temple Bar Revisited (in association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust) – Work by Colm Mac Athlaoich.  As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Temple Bar, artist Colm Mac Athlaoich will turn the gallery into a working studio.  Over five days (4th-8th July) he will interpret the history of Temple Bar, working on a canvas per day.  On the 7th July 6pm-8pm there will be an open studio event in the gallery to see the work in progress.

NGG – No Grants Gallery, The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street  Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Between A & B’ – Work by photographer Kevin McNicholas and part of PhotoIreland Festival 2011.
Photographed around the streets of Dublin and other cities of the world, ‘Between A & B is a collection of un-posed and unassuming images of real life.  www.kevmcnicholas.com.

Project Arts Centre, Gallery, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Mondegreen’ – Work by Geoffrey Farmer & Jeremy Millar.
A new collaborative artwork that will take the form of a durational play to explore the artists’ shared interests in the chance operations of John Cage, the separation between text and image, as well as an underlying interest in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The Green Gallery, Top Floor, St Stephen’s Green Centre, Dublin 2
The Green Gallery makes available a broad range of contemporary art from both Irish and International artists. The Green Gallery is known for its variety in style, price range and excellence of quality.

The Green on Red Gallery, 26-28 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2
Arrangements’ – Work by Caroline McCarthy (24 June  - 06 August 2011)
Drawing on readily available product ranges, such as rugs, drinking straws, shelving and furniture, Arrangements explores ideas of the unique and the mass-produced; of difference and sameness, generated through familiar conventions of productions and presentation.

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Out of Order’ – Opening, July 7th @ 6pm.
Out of Order is a solo show of new work by Dublin based artist Niall de Buitlear featuring a series of over 50 small – scale paper sculptures and a complementary series of drawings. Niall de Buitlear was recipient of the 2009/2010 Irish Residential Studio Award at Dublin City Council’s Red Stables.

The Jam Art Factory, Patrick Street, Dublin.
Jam Art Factory is a gallery and design shop which aims to promote both established and up-and-coming Irish based artists and designers giving them an exciting blend. On First Thursdays Dublin, the Jam Art Factory are showcasing work from Paddy Duffy, David Spence, Rob Crane and NCAD fourth year degree graduates.  In keeping with the artistic vibe, the Jam Art Factory will also be hosting live acoustic music sessions on Saturday afternoons with new Irish bands in an intimate setting.

The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2
Denise Donnelly from The Bad Art Gallery and Deirdre Carroll from the Bridge Gallery have joined forces to create Dublin’s new and exciting gallery The Doorway Gallery on Frederick Street – Come in to view the wonderful art on display.

Upcoming Dates:

  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 8th
  • October 6th

If any galleries wish to join the initiative simply contact Eimear Chaomhánachechaomhanach@templebar.ie /  01 677 2255