Talbot Gallery Past Exhibitions

  • Lightworks

    Sean Grimes
    Jun 02nd - Jun 15th 2016
    Lightworks presents a series of works on paper alongside photography and sculpture.  The photographs in the exhibition mainly focus on abstract and graphic play of light; either manipulated or happened upon. The works on paper are generally delicate in nature and tone and draw on a range of sources; from portraits and still life, to holographic imagery. As a backdrop to the works Grimes has constructed blinds which will gently illuminate and isolate the environment. Also presented are a grouping of small sculptural works which use a language code generated by the artist. 
     
    For his recent degree exhibition at NCAD in 2015 Grimes presented a group of photographs alongside drawing and sculpture. Grimes was the recipient of Talbot Gallery’s Most Promising Graduate Award last year and has recently presented work in Pallas Projects and N.C.A.D. Gallery as part of Pallas Periodical Review #5 and Foundation B.A.D. Rotterdam.
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  • Inside The Void

    Erin Quinn
    May 05th - May 19th 2016

    INSIDE THE VOID 

    New series of photographic works by Erin Quinn opens on May 5th.

    Inside the Void encompasses the multiplicity of identity, embraces uncertainty of being and inserts the body in isolation.

    Erin Quinn won the Critics Choice Award at Foundation16 Arts Festival. An exhibition at Talbot Gallery & Studios was awarded.

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  • PATHFINDER

    Andrew Carson
    Mar 03rd - Mar 12th 2016

    PATHFINDER is an installation of new work by Andrew Carson following on from his research into the use and effects of modern means of communication; Andrew’s work is an exploration of social structures, systems, possibility, and probability. 

    Pathfinder takes its cue from the megalithic complex of Nabta Playa in Southern Egypt. Current research proposes that the area was first used as a 'regional ceremonial centre' around 6100 to 5600 BC, with people coming from various locations to gather on the dunes surrounding the playa. The significance of astronomical observance at the site indicates humanity’s unwavering attempts to read and understand the structure of, and apply meaning to, the stellar meanderings of the heavens. Pathfinder explores the applications of these communal stargazings to our understanding of our own interpersonal connections. 

    Andrew’s work explores forms of commune through the use of prayer and ritual across cultures investigating our struggle to overcome both psychological and physical distances in human social interaction.

    Andrew is a Dublin based artist and graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art in 2010. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions extensively around Ireland and also in the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and Japan. Recent projects include Pilgrim (Draiocht, 2015), On Beauty (Roscommon Arts Centre, 2015) Digging History (Swords Castle, 2015). He was also Artist-in-Residence at Draiocht in 2015. His work is featured in private and OPW state collections.

    Pathfinder was awarded as part of Foundation14’s Critic’s Choice Award, and was funded by Foundationartfestival and Fingal County Council Arts Office.
    www.andrew-carson.com

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  • Incubator Residency Series V

    Fala Buggy
    Jan 01st - Mar 02nd 2016

    Fala Buggy (b. 1991) is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Her practice combines sculpture, drawing, text and audio to reveal and reframe the invisible micro history of everyday infrastructures. Buggy has exhibited work with Agora Collective, Berlin; The Lab, Dublin and IMMA, Dublin with Bluebottle Collective.

    Fala Buggy was awarded a two month residency at The Talbot Gallery for her participation in Foundation 15 Arts Festival

    Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on the foundation of ‘Be Present, Make Work, Present Work Made,’ artists will be invited in to the exhibition space at Talbot Gallery & Studios, to tease out their process, offering the public an insight to various stages of its development. 

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  • Incubator Residency Series IV

    Sinead McDonald
    Oct 31st - Dec 31st 2015

    Incubator Residency Series

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    The Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on the foundation of ‘be present, make work, present work made,’

    Sinead Mc Donald will take up residency for 8 weeks at Talbot Gallery & Studios from October through to December 2015. This residency will allow the artist an opportunity to tease out her process, whilst offering the public an insight to various stages of its development.

    Sinead McDonald is a Dublin based artist, photographer and digital media producer. A graduate of the Art in the Digital World Fine Art Masters at N.C.A.D., her research and practice focuses on issues of authorship and narrative in portraits and images of people, and the creation of identity in online and offline spaces. Her work incorporates new technologies; digital production, web based art and physical computing, alongside photography, video, and historical lens-based processes. Recent trajectories explore the sciences and collaborative practice, and how using different disciplines can help navigate and illuminate difficult and taboo subjects. She is most interested in how technologies and sciences old and new affect and challenge our perceptions, allow us to tell stories, and, ultimately, explore the most human of desires and yearnings.

    She is an active member of Tog Hackerspace, Dublin, where she sometimes makes odd things, and is a regular performer/contributor at Hack Circus.

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  • Incubator Residency Series III

    Ciara McKeon
    Aug 12th - Oct 23rd 2015

    Incubator Residency Series

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    The Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on the foundation of ‘be present, make work, present work made,’

    Ciara McKeon will take up residency for 8 weeks at Talbot Gallery & Studios from August through to October 2015. McKeon is a Dublin based artist and curator whose practice focuses on live performance art. This residency will allow the artist an opportunity to tease out her process, whilst offering the public an insight to various stages of its development.

     

    Dublin Gallery Map Weekend September 11th & 12th 2015

    Gives the Public an opportunity to view Ciara McKeon’s approach to making work

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  • Meddle

    Scullion / Onora Kennedy
    Jun 02nd - Jun 04th 2015

     

     

    Joe Scullion | Sinead Onora Kennedy

     Closing Event Wednesday 3rd June 6pm - 8pm

    The drawings in this exhibition are the result of a collaborative project that Kennedy and Scullion have been undertaking for the past two months at the Talbot Gallery & Studios. The Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development of interdisciplinary collaboration. Following on from previous work the exhibition marks a new development in the artists’ practices as they have begun to work (or interfere) directly on each other’s drawings. The process is largely experimental, with no particular rules or plans both work in turn individually before handing the drawing to the other for completion. They have no say in what the other does, they simply reinterpret each other’s efforts, this inevitably results in them straying from the others original intention. These precise but ambivalent drawings seem to suggest fictitious worlds, worlds inherently split between multiple viewpoints, two-dimensionality and the three dimensionality. Within these spaces appear impossible structures, infinite graphics and anthropomorphic absurdities that evade any conclusive definition. While the finished drawings vary from being balanced and harmonious to being awkward and conflicting, there is always a sense of playfulness and spontaneity.

    Joe Scullion graduated from the paint department in NCAD in 2013. Since then he has continued his practice making work that depicts otherworldly environments whilst bearing in mind the history of painting. He is the recipient of the RDS 2013 Taylor art award and was shortlisted for the Talbot Gallery’s Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award and Block T’s Emerging Graduate Award. Recent exhibitions include Centre – Pallas Projects, Assemble - Alþýðuhúsið, Settle - Rua Red and Waiting to Materialise - the Talbot Gallery.

    Sinead Onora Kennedy’s practice is informed by avant-garde fashion and figurative sculpture. Since graduating from the fashion department in NCAD she has continued to work using methods and processes involved in garment making and exhibited work in both design and art contexts. She is the recipient of the 2013 NCAD staff prize, the 2013 Talbot Gallery Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award and the 2013 Persil Fashion Award. Recent exhibitions include Centre – Pallas Projects, Assemble - Alþýðuhúsið, Cloy - the Talbot Gallery and Lure- Catalyst Arts Belfast.

     
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    The Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios In collaboration with Foundation15 Arts Festival have awarded Joe Scullion and Sinead Onora Kennedy an opportunity to exhibit work at Foundation15 Arts Festival alongside ten works selected from the Irish Museum of Modern Art's collection and 40 other Irish and international visual artists.

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  • Most Promising Graduate Award 2015


    Apr 20th - May 22nd 2015

    Most Promising Graduate Award 2015

    We are delighted to announce Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2015. The award in it's sixth year and we are very excited at the promise of this years graduates! 
    Leah Smith 2014 award winner for her performance piece at IADT graduate exhibition, has had an amazing year so far. As part of her residency Leah’s performance project takes place in three different locations forming a triangle around the gallery, in doing so bringing art into the public space. 
    The three part performance series is in collaboration with three mentors. Contemporary Irish performance artists Amanda Coogan, Dominic Thorpe and Ciara McKeon will each work with Leah exploring the theme of negotiating a public space. 
    This years Most Promising Graduate Award is a great opportunity to continue your practise and to be nurtured in a supportive environment. Studio residency will commence July 2015 - June 2016, Solo exhibition 2016

    CITY CENTRE STUDIO RENT FREE AND SOLO EXHIBITION

    Application Guidelines

    Eligibility 
    Applications are open to Fine Art Degree students from IADT, NCAD and DIT

    Application check list 
    Submit the following documents in PDF format. 
    1. CV/resume 
    2. Artist Statement 
    3. Proposal of intent for the residency i( no more then 200 words) 
    4. List of images/video 
    5. Completed application form Download Application Form Here 
    6. €10 application fee to be sent upon confirmation of application form

    Include examples of your most recent work in one or two of the following ways:

    ▪ up to10 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side
    ▪ up to 10 minutes of video (QuickTime, WMV or MPEG-4 format)

    Name each file with your own name in the following format… Jane Doe_01

    Please send the files using wetransfer.com to info@talbotgallery.com by 5.00pm May 22, 2015.

    You will be contacted by a Talbot Gallery & Studios to confirm receipt of your application.

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  • Navigating the Public Space: Process

    Leah Smith
    Apr 08th - Apr 08th 2015

    The Second Performance of the series, Navigating The Public Space: ‘Process’ will take place at 11am on Friday the 10th of April 2015, in Eileen McLoughlin Park / Liberty Park Dublin 1 (Next to Lab Gallery). This performance has also been informed through discussion with Dominic Thorpe.

    Leah Smith was the winner of Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2014 for her performance piece at IADT graduate exhibition. As part of her residency Leah’s performance project will take place in three different locations forming a triangle around the gallery, in doing so bringing art into the public space. 
    The three part performance series is in collaboration with three mentors. Contemporary Irish performance artists Amanda Coogan, Dominic Thorpe and Ciara McKeon will each work with Leah exploring the theme of negotiating a public space 
    Each performance is choreographed to respond to the space and is realised through specific materials and actions. The project recognises the sense of division felt within our society, an aspect mirrored by the separation felt between performer and viewer. Leah’s work aims to bridge the gap between the two through creating a relationship with the audience. 
    The diverse and multi cultural location of Dublin 1 adds to the development of Leah’s previous performances, as she reaches out and embraces a new audience. The nature of performance art is ephemeral, no two performances are the same, the outcome and the audience’s reaction is uncertain in this sense the artist is exposed and vulnerable. This was tackled in the first Performance ‘Navigating the public space: Anticipation’ mentored by Amanda Coogan which took place on the 20th of February 2015 in Connolly Station. 
    In this next performance the idea of creating a process focused performance while at the same time respecting the area and the space. Leah aims to perform a series of actions to create an object that will represent the weight that an area obtains through associations and assumptions often created by fear.

    ‘Process’ will kick off the second ‘What are you looking at?’ guided tour

    ‘What are you looking at?’ Take a tour of the contemporary in this historic pocket of the city, meet the curators, find out more about the artists from emerging to established, and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a chat 
    Come along, bring a friend and make some new ones. 
    Hosted by MONTO - The LAB Gallery, Talbot Gallery and Studios, Artbox, Oonagh Young Gallery and Firestation Artist Studios .

    The tour is free, but spaces are limited, so please book in advance click here.

    For more information and high res images please do not hesitate to contact us : info@talbotgallery.com

     
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  • be present | make work | present work made

    McCluskey & Epstein
    Mar 10th - Mar 17th 2015


    Incubator Residency Series

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    The newly initiated Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on the foundation of ‘Be Present, Make Work, Present Work Made,’ artists will be invited in to the exhibition space at Talbot Gallery & Studios, to tease out their process, offering the public an insight to various stages of its development.


    This series will host interdisciplinary conversations, processes and collaborations, making the gallery space a site to map distances and connections between practices. Throughout the next six weeks, the first Incubator Residency will see collaboration between visual artists Claire McCluskey and Isadora Epstein.


    McCluskey and Epstein have been motivated to collaborate based on the differences they have recognised in each other’s approaches to making work. This residency will open their investigation into how connections and constellations are made - the lines drawn between stars and myth, between angles and celestial beasts. They will begin by tracing the constellations between their own differing practices, aligning McCluskey’s sculptural forms with Epstein’s illustrations.


    Epstein and McCluskey’s visual exploration will be documented and made available to the public. At various stages, their conversations and the gallery will open up to other practitioners and visitors, to enter and make connections of their own.


    Join in the conversation on Instagram @talbot_incubator


  • OPEN CALL Incubator Residency Series

    OPEN CALL
    Feb 23rd - Mar 09th 2015

    Incubator Residency Series

    be present | make work | present work made

    The newly initiated Incubator Residency Series at Talbot Gallery & Studios provides a platform for research, development and opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Based on the foundation of ‘be present, make work, present work made,’ artists will be invited in to the exhibition space at Talbot Gallery & Studios, to tease out their process, offering the public an insight to various stages of its development. 
    This series will host interdisciplinary conversations, processes and collaborations, making the gallery space a site to map distances and connections between practices. At various stages, the conversations and the gallery will open up to other practitioners and visitors, to enter and make connections of their own through events, talks and discussion. 
    The Talbot Gallery & Studios are seeking applicants for three, eight week, residencies in 2015

    F15 Talbot Gallery Residency Award 
    The artist awarded this two month residency April 2nd 2015 – May 28th 2015 will be given an opportunity to exhibit work at Foundation15 Arts Festival alongside ten works selected from the Irish Museum of Modern Art's collection and 40 other Irish and international visual artists.

     Residency Dates 
    The 2015 Incubator Residency Series has three, eight week, long residencies running from 
    April 2nd 2015 – May 28th 2015 
    August 28th 2015 – October 23rd 2015 
    October 27th 2015 – December 22nd 2015


    The successful residency applicant(s) must submit a proposal that includes audience interaction through talks, discussions and events. These events will be organised by the applicant(s). Applicant(s) are also responsible for a social media campaign that will run along side the gallery residency. It should be made clear which residency period applicants are available for, specify all or individual residency.

    Residency Dates 
    The 2015 Incubator Residency Series has three, eight week, long residencies running from 
    April 2nd 2015 – May 28th 2015 
    August 28th 2015 – October 23rd 2015 
    October 27th 2015 – December 22nd 2015

    Artists must commit to the full eight week, residency.

    Application Submission Date 
    The application deadline is March 9th, 2015.


     

    F15 Talbot Gallery Residency Award 
    The artist awarded this two month residency April 2nd 2015 – May 28th2015 will be given an opportunity to exhibit work at Foundation15 Arts Festival alongside ten works selected from the Irish Museum of Modern Art's collection and 40 other Irish and international visual artists.

    The F15 Talbot Gallery Residency Award selection panel 
    Elaine Grainger (Talbot Gallery) 
    Brendan Fox (F15 & Nag Gallery) 
    Annie Lynnot (Designist)

    Eligibility 
    Applications are open to Irish and international visual artists, writers, architects, filmmakers and other cultural practitioners.

    Application Guidelines: 
    Submit the following documents in PDF format. 
    1 CV/resume 
    2 Artist Statement with statement of intent for the residency including event proposals. 
    3 List of images/video/writing sample Include title, year, medium & dimensions.
    4 Completed application form Download Application Form Here 
    5 €10 application fee.

    Include examples of your most recent work in one or two of the following ways: 
    - 10 - 20 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side 
    - up to 10 minutes of video (QuickTime, WMV or MPEG-4 format) 
    - 500-1000 word writing sample

    Name each file with your own name in the following format… Jane Doe_01

    Please send the files using wetransfer.com to info@talbotgallery.com by March 09, 2015.

    You will be contacted by a Talbot Gallery & Studios to confirm receipt of your application.

    Decisions 
    Incomplete applications will not be considered. A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided. The panel members include Elaine Grainger (Talbot Gallery & Studios) Brendan Fox (F15 & Nag Gallery) Annie Lynnot (Designist) 
    Applicants will be notified of the results by March 15, 2015.

    Enquiry Please make all enquiries to Elaine Grainger 
    info@talbotgallery.com

    The Panel

    Brendan Fox holds a BA Hon's Degree in Fine Art Media from The National College of Art and Design (2012). Fox works as both a theatre practitioner/director and visual artist. He works predominantly in the medium of video but his work often encompasses painting, performance and large scale installations. His first solo show was awarded to him in his first year at NCAD through the Support for Artists Scheme by Offaly County Council 
    In 2012 Fox was shortlisted for Block T's Undergraduate Award, The Talbot Gallery most Promising Graduate Award and then went on to win the prestigious International Undergraduate Awards 2013. He has facilitated theatre and contemporary art based workshops with The National College of Art and Design and VTOS Adult Education Centre and has recently been invited by UCD and Trinity College Dublin to host workshops with PHD students at The Innovation Academy. He has worked as part of Dublin City Councils innovations office The Studio as video documentary producer and as documentary director/producer for TFE research facility Cologne in association with The National College of Art and Design. 
    He is the co-founder and current director/curator of Foundation15 Arts Festival supported by Offaly County Council in association with the National Arts Council of Ireland. In 2014 he was invited to take a place on the judging panel for the International Undergraduate Awards and has also recently taken up a position as projects co-curator at NAG Gallery, Dublin. 2015 sees him working with The Irish Museum of Modern Art selecting and curating work from their permanent collection for the upcoming Foundation15 Arts Festival.

    Anne Lynott is an independent curator and business woman based in Dublin. She has a background in fine art, graduating from NCAD with a degree in printmaking in 2004. She complete the MA in Visual Arts Practices through IADT in 2010 where she specialised in curating, following which she took up position in Mother's Tankstation Gallery where she worked as gallery manager until 2013. Her curatorial interests lie in socio-political practices and from 2010 she worked as a core team member with the Upstart Collaborative who produced Granby Park in summer 2013. Anne was the visual arts coordinator for the project. She now co-runs Designist, a design led gift and homeware store on South Great George's St in Dublin 2.

    Elaine Grainger Founder of Talbot Gallery & Studios, Dublin in 2005 established to support and facilitate instigate vibrant artistic practice. Its focus is to support recent graduates and emerging artists working in all visual art disciplines with an exhibition space and the resources they need to sustain a professional art practice. Over the past 10 years she has programmed 89 exhibitions, shown the work of over 180 artists, given 5 Graduate award residencies, one Curatorial award and organised 116 events.

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  • Navigating the Public Space

    Leah Smith
    Jan 01st - Jan 31st 2015

    Leah Smith was the winner of Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2014 for her performance piece at IADT graduate exhibition. As part of her residency Leah’s performance project will take place in three different locations forming a triangle around the gallery, in doing so bringing art into the public space.

    The three part performance series is in collaboration with three mentors. Contemporary Irish performance artists Amanda Coogan, Dominic Thorpe and Ciara McKeon will each work with Leah exploring the theme of negotiating a public space

    Each performance is choreographed to respond to the space and is realized through specific materials and actions. The project recognizes the sense of division felt within our society, an aspect mirrored by the separation felt between performer and viewer. Leah’s work aims to bridge the gap between the two through creating a relationship with the audience.

    The diverse and multi cultural location of Dublin 1 adds to the development of Leah’s previous performances, as she reaches out and embraces a new audience. The nature of performance art is ephemeral, no two performances are the same, the outcome and the audience’s reaction is uncertain in this sense the artist is exposed and vulnerable. This sense of anticipation is tackled by Leah in her first performance of the series.

    The first Performance ‘Navigating the public space: Anticipation’ mentored by Amanda Coogan will start at 11am on Friday the 20th of February 2015 in Connolly Station. Viewers are invited to engage with the performances ongoing conversation 

  • Selection BOX

    Group Show
    Dec 04th - Dec 20th 2014

    A selection of work from 40 artists.

    The Talbot Gallery & Studios presents it's annual Christmas Show. The show will comprise of small artworks, all within 12inch x 12inch size, being sold at the same price; 200 euro. We feel this format will offer a wonderful way for people to invest in an emergent talent, rediscover a previous favourite or to begin their own art collection. We hope this will prove a fruitful opportunity for art enthusiasts to start following and supporting artists at an affordable price, while also being able to engage with Dublin’s vibrant artistic community.

    The artists we host at the Talbot Gallery range greatly in terms of perspective and media. We are confident the work of our selected artists will comprise a show of diverse aesthetics as well as ample opportunity to find original, unique gifts.

    Invited Artists: Aileen Murphy, Aimee Nolan, Aisling Conroy, Alison Pilkington, Angela McDonagh, Anne Hendrick, Anne Marie Webb, Blathnaid Ni Mhurchu, Bennie Reilly, Cecilia Bullo, Cecilia Danell, Ciara O'Hara, Claire McCluskey, David Lunney, Deirdre Heyden, Dorota Borowa, Emma Hogan, Emma Roche, Felicity Clear, Fionna Murray, Gerry Davis, Helen MacMahon, Ida Mitrani, Jane Fogarty, Jennifer Cunningham, Joe Stanley, Joe Scullion, Kate Murphy, Laura Angell, Lucy Sheridan, Marie Farrington, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Miriam McConnon, Sean Guinan, Selma Makela, Steven Maybury, Steven McGovern, Stephen Morris, Sinead Kennedy and Will O'Kane

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  • JEST

    Anne Hendrick
    Oct 16th - Nov 22nd 2014

    Much of the inspiration for the work in Jest comes from filmic sources and iconic American imagery. This use of dramatic colour to enhance the viewer’s experience of the work is both a coy nod to melodrama and a deliberate manipulation of the visual context of a body of work.

    As evinced in the material investigation the present physicality of the paintings explores flattened perspectives and peculiar dimensions as they are produced, slowly and meditatively. The paintings seduce with silky and textured surfaces in an attempt to produce images that could possibly transcend their object hood. Layer upon layer of paint is built up, sometimes to disguise alleged mistake after mistake or just restlessness in production which then imbues the work with a specific kind of archaeological depth. The uneasiness between the physicality of the paintings and the scenes depicted represents fluid realities.  A somewhat optimistic exterior often belies the broader concerns of the paintings.

    At its loftiest the work explores the absurdity of life, the search for poetic and collective meaning through ritual or exploration and psychological essentialism; which describes the belief that some objects are often defined by a so-called unique essence. This elusive essence can only exist beyond our ability to perceive. This mysterious invisible matter can infuse inert objects with their own extraordinary life-force.

    Often it is mostly a collection of layered associations, various allusions, symbols and references woven together in habitually recurring narratives.

    What is common to them all? -- Don't say: "There must be something common, or they would not be called 'games' "-but look and see whether there is anything common to all. -- For if you look at them you will not see something that is common to all, but similarities, relationships, and a whole series of them at that. To repeat: don't think, but look!

    Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

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  • Tarot

    Jennifer Kidd
    Sep 19th - Oct 09th 2014

    Opening: Culture Night, Friday September 19th 2014, 5-9:30pm 

    Jennifer Kidd's practice includes sculpture, sound, installation, stop motion animation and performance. Her accomplished work within the animation industry is combined with her visual art practice. This year her work is venturing towards site specific installation. Further developing into performance, her video installations will be optical illusions; projections that will give the illusion that the model/performer is performing in the space.

    ‘Tarot’ will be a series of stop motion animated performance pieces, centered around the concept of decision-making and the habits we adopt when faced with difficult choices.

    We are very excited that this new collection of performance animations will be previewed in the Talbot Gallery.

    Jennifer is an Irish artist living in London. She graduated from DIT in 2007, was in The Digital Hub's Best in Show Awards Exhibition 2007 and was reviewed in a number of publications that year. Her exhibitions include Breathing Space, a group exhibition, which she curated at Hamni Gallery, London (October 2013); Silence and I a group exhibition at the Hamni Gallery, London (September 2013); PAIL at RichMix, London (September 2013); Marathon Irish at the Dialogue Gallery, London (December 2012) and Noose at Great Western Studio’s Gallery, London (October 2012), to name a few.

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  • Behind Bushes

    Fiona Burke
    Aug 28th - Sep 13th 2014

    Painting forms the basis of Fiona Burke’s practice. Concerns with the language of painting and the nature of perceptual experience are central to her work. Through her paintings she attempts toexplore the illusory and limited space of representation, addressing the shifting relationships between surface and object, image and material, artifice and reality.

    The studio as an isolated container removed from the outside world is a feeling or state that informs much of Burkes’s practice. Working through the traditional genres of landscape and still life, Burke employs an approach to making paintings that is rooted in the physical space of the studio and the objects and materials she finds around her. As well as making still life paintings from arrangements in her studio, her work frequently includes a wide variety of materials, from bin liners and paint rags, to various types of adhesive tape. Although comprising cheap and disposable materials, there is often an attempt at elevating or transforming these materials through manipulation and different combinations. Working in this way she aims to challenge and extend the representative possibilities of the materials and images she uses.   

    Burke graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with an MFA in 2010. Her recent group shows include: Dearth, QSS, Belfast, 2014; Beauty and the Sublime: Things Go Dark, The Model, Sligo, 2014; Furniture, Selskar Street, Wexford Town, 2013; Bellwether, The Church Gallery, Limerick, 2013; Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo, 2013; Lorg Presents, The Shed Gallery, Galway, 2013;

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  • Life is Supported...

    Jane O Sullivan
    Jul 05th - Jul 19th 2014

    Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways                  by Jane O’Sullivan

    Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways is Jane O’Sullivan’s upcoming solo show of new work at Talbot Gallery and Studios. The exhibition is an attempt to reveal a space of “passionate silence” (a term coined by Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau), which comes from Jane’s extensive research into notions of poetic space. Being whimsical (but still careful) is a valuable subjective and personal theme that runs through her work.

    Talbot Gallery & Studios are delighted to present Jane O’Sullivan as part of our Artist’s Initiative, which facilitates artists who we support, but whose current project falls outside of the theme or scope of our exhibition schedule for the year.

    Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways is an installation based show, using film, glass negatives (taken from an artist book), drawings on antique found fabric and clay pieces incorporating altered found objects.

    Jane O’Sullivan’s work is concerned with locating a considered and careful space, a place of contemplation where she creates contexts for poignant reflection. In search of meaning, she wishes to express a fragility within this space, which often bears much melancholy, loss and darkness.

    O'Sullivan works mainly in the medium of drawing, which is sometimes shown in installation alongside experimental filmed elements, re-appropriated found objects and handmade artists books and zines. Through these mediums she has formulated a meta /alter reality and language.

    O’Sullivan graduated from a degree in Fine Art in 2009 from GMIT. She had been working and studying as an artist /maker for many years in Theatre and Fashion.

    www.janeosullivan.blogspot.com

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  • Cloy

    Sinead Onora Kennedy
    Jun 05th - Jun 27th 2014

    Sinead was the winner of 2013 Talbot Gallery & Studio’s Most Promising Graduate Award and this show marks the culmination of her residency.

    We chose Sinead as her work breaks down the boundaries between the disciplines of fashion and contemporary visual art, which is clearly manifest in her practice. In 2013 she also won the 2013 Persil Fashion Awards.

    Sinead Onora Kennedy graduated from Fashion Design at NCAD in 2013. The focus of this promising young designer in her graduate exhibition was a fashion, sculpture and drawing practice strongly influenced by notions of perception of figure and self. Her impeccable technical skill and design imagination is married to a very considered contemporary art making practice.

    “I was trying to use materials that displayed volume and bulk but are transparent so that you could see the form as displayed via the figure.”

    Sinead’s work is an exploration of what we perceive as ugly. Aristotle stated that the beautiful object is one that has the structure of an object: internally it exhibits coherence, and externally it establishes a sharp boundary between itself and the world. Therefore the ugly object is one in which the inside demonstrates that it is larger than its outside, or its representation (contamination). In this case it is out of place. It has passed some boundary, limit or threshold into space where it should not be. Fat, both solid as lard, and liquid as oil epitomise ugliness because they are uncontained by surface or boundaries. Its surface or boundary is constantly changing as it spreads. The surface is indistinguishable from what it should contain.

    Sinead is interested in the concept that people exist twice, both as themselves and as representations of themselves. People exist as their thoughts and feelings by using their bodies as containers, and exist again as their actual appearance, the image we create to face the world. This interest is manifest in very beautiful, highly skilled articulations of fashion in various materials and media.

    Sinead took an internship with designer Gareth Pugh from June to September 2012 working towards his fashion show at Paris Fashion Week September 2012.

    Sinead Kennedy Graduated with First Class Honours from NCAD Fashion Design in 2013 after receiving Distinction in all 8 subjects she took in her FETAC course.

    Exhibitions:

    Obsessed, Solo Exhibition in NCAD Student Gallery Dublin (February 2013); Selection Box, Talbot Gallery Dublin (December 2013); IDI Graduate Design Exhibition, Limerick School of Art and Design (November 2013); Limerick International Fashion Student Awards (October 2013); Mondo Bizarro, The Market Studios (August 2013); RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition, Dublin (August 2013); NCAD Degree Show, NCAD, (June 2013); NCAD Graduate Fashion Show, Newman House, St Stephens Green (May 2013); We Want You, Avenue Road Gallery, Portobello, Dublin (February 2013); An Exhibition of Work, Curated by Cian O Sullivan, NCAD Student Gallery, Dublin (October 2012); Intercoiffure Fashion Show, Wella Studios Dublin (Sep 2012); NCAD Graduate Fashion Show, NCAD, Dublin (May 2012); UCD Fashion Show, O’ Reilly Hall, UCD Dublin (February 2012); Golden Egg Fashion Innovation Awards, The Radisson Hotel Galway (Apr 2012); NCAD Graduate Fashion Show, Royal Hospital Kilmainham  (May 2011)

    Awards and Achievements:

    Winner of the Most Promising Graduate Award from the Talbot Gallery 2013

    Winner of the NCAD Staff Prize 2013

    Winner of the Persil Fashion Awards 2013

    Highly Commended in the Institute of Designers in Ireland Graduate Design Awards 2013

    The Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award grants one student the use of a studio space above the gallery for eleven months and a solo exhibition at the end of this term. Moreover it provides the recent college graduate with a support system and the opportunity to observe how more established artists work and earn a living by placing them in a professional creative environment. 

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  • Precognition

    Helen MacMahon, Joe Scullion, John Conway, Marie Farrington, Laura Ni Fhlaibhin
    May 08th - May 24th 2014

    Talbot Gallery & Studios are proud to present 'Precognition', a group exhibition from our ‘Most Promising Graduate Award’ shortlisted artists 2013.

    These five artists excelled in their fields and were chosen by Talbot Gallery for their promise and potential. Helen MacMahon, Joe Scullion, John Conway, Marie Farrington and Laura Ni Fhlaibhin will take part in ‘Precognition’, showcasing these five talented individual’s practice one year on since their Degree Shows in June 2013. 

    We have been delighted to watch these shortlisted graduates continued success over the past year and to see all of them strive to make their mark in the art scene in Ireland. Between them, they have been shortlisted for ten awards, won eleven awards and completed five residencies in Ireland and internationally. 

    Talbot Gallery & Studios ran the ‘Most Promising Graduate Award’ for the fourth time in 2013. The competition is open to all Fine Art and Visual Art Practice graduating students from the Dublin Institute of Technology, the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and the National College of Art and Design. 

    The Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award is presented to the visual art student who displays the most potential, innovation and flair in their graduate degree show. All five shortlisted artists have proven they are deserving of their place in 'Precognition'. The Talbot Gallery are delighted to present these recent graduates work as they continue to embark on their promising careers. 

    Helen MacMahon

    Helen MacMahon’s practice is currently concerned with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space, observing and revealing the artificial ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements.  Existing in a perpetual state of transformation, changes occurring in one facet have a perceptible impact on the others, revealing previously inconspicuous properties and characteristics. 

    As well as being shortlisted for the Talbot Gallery Most Promising Award, MacMahon was shortlisted for the Block T Studio Residency 2013 and was the recipient of the Ormond Studio Residency for a Recent Graduate 2013 and the Cill Rialiagh Residencey for a Fine Art Graduate 2013. 

    Laura Ni Fhlaibhin

    Laura Ni Fhlaibhin’s practice is situated in the aftermath of a catastrophic impact or event, investigating the psychological and physical ruptures that occur at the site of trauma. The impossibility of return to a previous state of being, after impact, underpins my work. Ni Fhlaibhin is concerned with the effects of collapse on the individual and her practice explores the post-traumatic condition resulting from catastrophic impact. At the same time, she explores the aftermath site as one of potential transformation and recovery.

    Since graduating, Ni Fhlaibhin has exhibited in shows in Pallas Project and Studios Monster Truck Gallery in 2013 and was part of Periodical Review 3 curated by Gavin Murphy. Travel and Training Award, 2013. Irish Arts Council. She is the recipient of the Firestation Studios Sculpture Award and Bursary 2013 and the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training Award, 2013. 

    Marie Farrington

    Through the convergence of form and material, Marie Farrington’s work negotiates a range of spatial and art historical concerns and is bound to transformative action.  Investigating the limits and metaphorical potential of material, her practice seeks to traverse the space between form and function, her largely process-driven approach surveying how modes of making may influence objects and their operation within a network of physical and allegorical concerns.  The work that she makes serves as a revisiting of existing systems, a reworking of the forms and materials we are readily exposed to. The oppositions presented ground the work in the physical, resulting in objects that are suspended between various identities.  Marie’s practice operates simultaneously as subversion and a making explicit of material.  Due to the work’s relationship with the viewer and the spaces that surround us dialectics develop that lend to the work a distinctive contingency and open up an enquiry into the nature of the real.

    Farrington was awarded Best Thesis in Fine Art (Undergraduate) DIT, the Basic Space Graduate Award 2013, the MAKERS Award, and Arts Tap Journal 2013 and was shortlisted for the Block T Emerging Graduate Award 2013. Farrington also had a residency in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in association with Basic Space. 

    Selected exhibitions include A Subtle Matter, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2013, Process, Graduate Exhibition at Block T Dublin 2013 and Origins, Lismore Castle Arts. Curated by Eamon Maxwell. 2013 Residency, Irish Museum of Modern Art in association with Basic Space.

    Joe Scullion

    Joe Scullion’s work puts us in an uncertain place where architectural features and fade in and out of sight, merging with painterly motifs. As the structures within the paintings appear to loosen they give way to a more hectic and spontaneous application of paint. The real begins to verge on the abstract, resulting in ambiguous scenes that become more reminiscent of psychological places. Logic seems to disappear with the rigid formations, consequently the paintings are structured but chaotic, in transition but still, fact intermingled with fiction.

    Scullion is the recipient of the RDS Taylor Art Award 2013, Block T Purchase Award and Commended in Visual Culture for his thesis. Joe was shortlisted Block T’s Emerging Graduate Award. Recent group shows include Process Block T, 2013, Origins, Lismore Castle Arts 2013 and RDS Student Art Awards and Travelling Exhibition 2013.

    John Conway

    John Conway’s visual art practice is based on observations, opportune interventions and manipulations of materials and environments. He has exhibited and performed in Iceland, the United States, Poland, Ireland and Romania. His work encompasses sculpture, installation, performance, video, animation, drawing and painting.

    The current prominent feature in his work is the exploration and challenge of mobility and tension. These enquiries are informed by a spinal issue, which affects his day-to-day life. Continued enquiry into factors of flexibility and rigidity, has led him to explore relationships between stationary and dynamic objects, movement and stillness, and how these elements impart the phenomena of degeneration or preservation.

    John Conway was nominated for the Student Of The Year Award 2013, shortlisted and received the Art Students League of New York's Scholarship of Artistic Merit in 2011. Conway is the recipient of the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training award, 2013. 

    Selected exhibitions and performances include Accumulative/Pre-emptive Penance, Galleria Platforma, Bucharest, 2013, SIM Arts Centre, Reykjavik, August 2013, The Famine Workhouse, Carrick-on-Shannon, Fulcrum, 2013, Shed, Poznan Gallery Weekend, Poznan, 2013 Loop, Transition, 33 Mill St. Dublin, 2013.

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  • Waiting to Materialise

    Joe Scullion
    Apr 10th - May 03rd 2014

    Neither completely figurative nor abstract Joe Scullion’s paintings appear to be scenes from another world. Reference is made to the depiction of architecture in the history of painting and the photography of modernist architecture, however no recognizable structures appear. Unlike the images they reference the paintings disrupt our sense of time and place along with any associated notions of monumentality. Marks of paint form into fragments of architecture that linger as if suspended in a strange atmosphere. These formations seem to be on the verge of appearing or disappearing, but never complete they remain ambiguous.

    The paintings are built up in successive thin layers of muted colour. The structures are meticulously painted, but eventually this preciseness gives way to a more fluid application. Control and looseness contend against each other so that the paintings become less reminiscent of fictitious worlds and more so evocative of a psychological space where something has been worked out but not necessarily resolved. In this sense they point to a reality that is constructed and not fixed, as if in some slow process of transformation that has yet to come to a conclusion.

    Joe graduated from NCAD in 2013 with a first class honours BA in Fine Art Painting. He is the recipient of the RDS Taylor Art Award 2013, Block T Purchase Award and Commended in Visual Culture for his thesis. Joe was shortlisted for Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate of the Year Award and for Block T's Emerging Graduate Award.

    Recent group shows include Process Block T, 2013, Origins, Lismore Castle Arts 2013 and RDS Student Art Awards and Travelling Exhibition 2013.

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  • Existing on the edge of anatomy

    Siobhan McGibbon
    Mar 06th - Mar 29th 2014

    Siobhan McGibbon's practice is predominantly sculpture based with a distinct medical slant. Her work derives from a fascination with extraordinary medical conditions and the human relationship between aesthetics and corporeality.

    Informed by study of teratology; the analysis of perceived abnormalities in the natural world, both real and imagined, the artist creates visual images of actual occurring phenomenons. Such as Congenital Hypertrichosis Languoniosa, a genetic syndrome where by the entire body is covered with thin Langua hair.

    Uncommon conditions such as teratoma’s dominate the artists practice, rapid growths that consume and transform lives. Mcgibbon is fascinated by the body’s ability to stretch and morph itself almost beyond human recognition. Her work often references biographic stories of individuals with abnormal conditions.

    Through this research McGibbon aims to explore society’s interpretation of conventional anatomy through the study of social psychology, the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others. The artist investigates the experience of encountering an abnormal body and our relationship with our own body, the surreal body and the notion of “normal” anatomy.

    The artist is also interested in the scientific research into the diagnosis and treatment of specific abnormalities, the fallacy of surreal conditions and the evolution of the study of teratology; ancient myths that stem from misconceptions and creative interpretations of human condition.

    Siobhan graduated from GMIT in 2009. Most recently her work has been exhibited in “death drive” in the Galway Arts Centre and in the 2013 RHA annual, for which she received the RHA Conor Falon Sculpture award. Other recent shows include “future perfect”, Rubicon Brussels Project, “Tulca” 2012, New Living Artist III and Dublin Contemporary 2011. In 2013 McGibbon was awarded the 126 ArtFarm residency which will conclude in a exhibition in gallery 126 and the Creative Centre of Arts, Wales in 2014. McGibbon has also been artist in residence in the RHA and Takt, Berlin. 

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  • Dog Island Tales

    Kevin Mooney
    Feb 06th - Mar 01st 2014

    The language of Kevin Mooney's paintings is rooted in a territory somewhere between history, folklore and a fantastical imagined world. Motifs from Irish visual culture compete on the canvas with decorative and abstract elements to create a compelling backdrop which suggests the possibilities of cultural cross pollination.

    For this, his fifth solo exhibition, and first since completing an MFA in 2012, Mooney has submerged himself further in this world. He treats the canvas as an anarchic arena where islands, heads, ships, wicker figures and pipe smoking seanchai are played against polka dots, masks, and abstract shapes to fight out their ambiguous narratives.

    There is an undeniable presence of varied art historical references in these paintings. Pre-modern, votive and outsider art elements have been fed into the work as well as more mainstream European ideas. Loose associations of motifs and concepts open up the work. Peig Sayers re-imagined as an immigrant on a Caribbean island leads to a re-working of Rene Magritte's “The Cripple” via John Hinde's postcard images of red-haired children in the West of Ireland. At the core of this new body of work is an exploration of the process of painting itself, using many different painting vocabularies and techniques. Through these different approaches the work evolves like folklore. Like an ever-changing journey, this transports the viewer from our past into our present and on to somewhere else.

    Kevin graduated from NCAD with an MFA in 2012.

    Selected group exhibitions include “Making Familiar”, Temple Bar Gallery 2012, “Horizon Sprawl”, Ormston House, Limerick 2012, and “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Royal Hibernian Academy 2010. Solo shows include Nag Gallery 2010, “Timeline” Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, 2010 and “Facade”, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray 2009.

    He was in receipt of a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council in both 2012 and 2013.

    In 2013 he was also shortlisted for the Thames and Hudson publication “100 Painters of Tomorrow”.

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  • Selection BOX

    Group Show
    Dec 06th - Dec 21st 2013

    This Christmas Season the Talbot Gallery & Studios are proud to present:

     

    Selection BOX

    December 6th - 21st 2013

    Christmas is a time for familiarity and new experiences, the Talbot Gallery is delighted to welcome back previous exhibiting artists whose work will be presented alongside new artists that have grabbed our attention. 

    Over 30 artists have been selected by Elaine Grainger and Aimee Nolan to take part in Selection BOX.

    The show will comprise of small artworks, all within 12inch x 12inch size, being sold at the same price; 200 euro. We feel this format will offer a wonderful way for people to invest in an emergent talent, rediscover a previous favourite or to begin their own art collection. We hope this will prove a fruitful opportunity for art enthusiasts to start following and supporting artists at an affordable price, while also being able to engage with Dublin’s vibrant artistic community.

    The artists we host at the Talbot Gallery range greatly in terms of perspective and media. We are confident the work of our selected artists will comprise a show of diverse aesthetics as well as ample opportunity to find original, unique gifts.

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    Selected Artists include: Miriam McConnon, Emma Hogan, Ciara O' Hara, Laura Angell, Barry Gibbons, Louise Butler, Mary A Fitzgerald, Deirdre Hayden, Nicole Tilley, Eimear Jean McCormack, Aimee Nolan, Felicity Clear, Angela McDonagh, Kate Murphy, Eleanor Philips, Blathnaid Ni Mhurchu, Lucy Sheridan, Beatrice O' Connell, Aisling Conroy, Cecilia Bullo, Nick Boon, Laura Fitzgerald, Cecelia Danell, Kathy Tynan, Sinead Kennedy, Joe Stanley, Claire Halpin, Steven Maybury, Jennifer Cunningham, Joe Scullion, Anne Hendrick, Jane Fogarty, Myra Jago, Steven McGovern and Matthew Sutton 

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    If you require any further information or images, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • ALL MAN: THE SHOW

    Curated by Lynda Phelan
    Nov 14th - Nov 30th 2013

    All Man: The Show

    A Show Curated by Lynda Phelan Winner of the Talbot Gallery International Curatorial Open Call 2013

    Invited Artists: Matthew Nevin, Darren Caffrey, Terence Erraught, Sean O'Reilly, Conall McCabe, Tony Hayes, Eoin M. Lyons & Paweł Kleszczewski

    
The Talbot Gallery is delighted to announce that Lynda Phelan, winner of the Talbot Gallery International Curatorial Open Call that was launched in September 2012, will open her exhibition All Man: The Show at 6pm on Thursday 14th November 2013.



    Taking the writings of Mina Loy (1882), Valentine de Saint Point (1875) and George Bataille (1897) as her conceptual points of departure, an open-call was held to unearth five more artists to show alongside the three invited artists, Matthew Nevin, Darren Caffrey and Terence Erraught.



    All Man: The Show is an encounter with the male sex and the question: how does man come to know his own maleness, express his maleness, seek and conquer not Woman but the whole of Man?

    And, by excluding the female artist from the open-call process and the resultant exhibition, Lynda hopes, through her absence, to draw attention to the true depth of that which underpins her professed problem.



    “When yang has reached its greatest strength, the dark power of yin is born within its depths, for night begins at midday when yang breaks up and begins to change to yin.” (I Ching)



    The truth of woman begets that of man. How then can the ‘fairer sex’ be a part of the overall system, a real component on the world-stage, if she steps outside of what is to maintain the illusion of equality, in the guise of some form of feminist retort? How can Woman feed the world-order, if it is seen that she requires the safety of same-sex collation and/or competition?



    Is it all that Woman wants: to be equal? She can never be by definition of being. Why is it that all she wants is what man has made for himself? Why does she not want for herself what drives her, instead of what drives the male? What does the goddess desire? What does the goddess do with that desire and do as a result of that desire?



    Lynda Phelan is currently studying for her MA Art in the Contemporary World, at NCAD. Lynda graduated from IADT with a BA Honours in Visual Art Practice in 2007 and obtained a Higher Certificate in Psychology & Jungian Psychology in 2009 & 2011 respectively.



    "All Man is an idea for which the time has come! A smart and provokative concept, with a great woman curator with a lot to say." Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., Post Porn Artist and Ecosexual Activist.



    Dr. Aine Phillips has written a piece of text to accompany All Man: The Show

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  • This is the point of contact

    Kate Murphy
    Oct 12th - Nov 09th 2013

    Kate's work is concerned with 'the house', as an extension of The Self, as an archetype of both physical and psychological boundary and as the primary site of the development of personal, cultural, gender and sexual identity..

    The house or dwelling, as an artifact, serves as a source of materials, forms and objects with which to investigate notions of social convention, ritual, nostalgia and the unconscious.  The work is very personally grounded in expressions of longing, loss, embodiment and the duality of protection versus isolation.

    At times, primitive or vernacular reflexes govern the language of the materials and the construction of the pieces; where aesthetic concerns are interchangeable with technical/structural requirements. The pieces attempt to intermingle primitive and classical aesthetics.

    Through painting, found video and installation, the home is presented as having a dual function; as a private stage, as well as a very public showcase. Tension is created in the work by the exposure of the raw point between these public and private elements of the home, where the public face of ‘the house’ buffers the intimate space of ‘the home’.

    Kate Murphy graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 2000 with an honors degree in Fine Art Sculpture.   She was short-listed for the Golden Fleece Award in 2010 and was awarded the first prize Visual Arts Bursary by Wexford County Council in 2009, which supported a solo exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre in 2011.

    Kate was one of four successful candidates to be recently awarded a placement on The Living Art Project, a 15-week artist-in-schools/studio support programme for County Wexford, which is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Wexford County Council.

    This is the Point of Contact will be opened by Mary Grehan, Arts Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, from 2-4pm on Saturday 12th of October 2013.

    Solo Exhibitions:  

    2014 The Living Art Project Exhibition, Wexford Arts Center

    2013 Artisterium, Tiblisi, Georgia

    2013 This is the Point of Contact, Talbot Gallery, Dublin

    2011 The Good Room, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

    Selected Group Exhibitions:  

    2012 Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery, Dublin 1

    2011 Treat, Talbot Gallery, Dublin 1, December

    2010 Con Structure, Ballina Arts Centre, July

    Art ‘10 (Interior Design and Art Fair)                                                                                                                                          

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  • Welcome to Dreamland

    Jennifer Cunningham
    Sep 05th - Sep 28th 2013

    Jennifer Cunningham works with paint, printmaking, film digital media and drawing. She has won several awards for her work including the Taylor art award and the Thomas Dammann travel award.  She also exhibits both nationally and internationally.  Most recently she was awarded an artist studio in the RHA School Dublin and at the Tyrone Guthrie centre, Annamacarrig.  She is a member of the Blackchurch print studio in Dublin.  Jennifer completed her Masters from NCAD in 2008.

    The Talbot Gallery is delighted to show the work of Jennifer Cunningham with her new solo exhibition, Welcome to Dreamland, opening on the Thursday 5th September 2013 at 6pm by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA. The exhibition includes a video piece that was filmed while the artist was on a research trip to Berlin. The sound track is an amalgamation of different field recordings and original music. The musical arrangement was composed by Judith Dougherty, while on a residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan.

    Jennifer’s practice is anchored between the parameters of self and becoming self-aware. It also deals with our surroundings, peripheral zones and how familiar environments appear slightly unsettling or eerie to us. Central to her work is an ongoing exploration of identity, liminal space and personal subjectivity.

    Artist Statement

    “The city of Sophronia is made up of two half-cities. In one there is the great roller coaster with its steep humps, the carousel with its chain-spokes, the Ferris wheel of spinning cages, the death-ride with crouching motorcyclists, the big top with the clump of trapezes hanging in the middle. The other half-city is of stone and marble and cement, with the bank, the factories, the palaces, the slaughterhouse, the school and all the rest. One of the half-cities is permanent, the other is temporary, and when the period of its sojourn is over, they uproot it, dismantle it and take it off, transplanting it to the vacant lots of another half-city.

    And so every year the day comes when the workmen remove the marble pediments, lower the stone walls, the cement pylons, take down the Ministry, the monument, the docks, the petroleum refinery, the hospital, load them on trailers, to follow from stand to stand their annual itinerary. Here remains the half Sophronia of the shooting galleries and the carousels, the shout suspended from the cart of the headlong rollercoaster, and it begins to count the months, the days it must wait before the caravan returns and a complete life can begin again.”

    ‘Thin Cities’ Italo Calvino (Invisible Cities 1972)

    Currently Jennifer is developing a body of work dealing with deserted seaside resort areas, and amusement parks that have suffered from or succumbed to neglect in recent years.  The Leisure ground is a heterotopic space (ref: Foucault) suggesting a limitless world of adventures, where people temporarily experience certain formulations of utopia.

    The Carnival draws on a utopianism that is based in nostalgia and also an optimism for the future. However, by the time the 20th century drew to a close, the fun had flown elsewhere, leaving gulls to squawk their lament over a landscape of rickety piers, crumbling music hall theatres, rusting bandstands and rotting beach huts.  

    Seaside resorts and amusement parks are now as dated as a saucy postcard. One passes boarded up shops and horrible bars, garish rock and candy floss stores, pound shops, burger bars and tanning centres. The prevailing atmosphere, which like salt, hangs heavy in the air is certainly one of hopelessness if not outright despair.  When a park is closed down it feels quieter and darker than any other place, perhaps because it is always haunted by the times when it is brighter and louder. Our enduring fascination with ruins may derive from a longing not so much for what once was but for the futures they seem to promise. Jennifer is interested in documenting and highlighting these strange other worlds, as for many people they are nostalgic places.

    Welcome To Dreamland Foreword by Phillina Sun

    Welcome to Dreamland investigates the ways in which modern realms of collective pleasure decay.  In Jennifer Cunningham’s study of abandoned leisure spaces, a tension emerges between the utopian moment suggested by these spaces and the impossibility of its fulfillment.  

    Note first the acid colours, the paint drips, the golden washes.  These elements convey the deceptive dreaminess of a world that appears, at first glance, to promise bliss.  However, this ethereal aura is dispelled by the artist’s meticulous drawings, whose clear, precise lines recall architectural drawings or plans. Models are visual tools of the utopian imagination, projecting possible worlds, worlds conveying an ideal. But while we usually think of the ideal as perfection, the ideal also conveys what is and remains speculative.  These architectural structures suggest a past ideal of bliss that is now gnomic, even unhomely.

    While drawn from realms once associated with collective pleasure, these works do not relay nostalgia, the desire to return to the time of paradise, as they lack the intimate resonance of memory.  Rather, these hallucinatory spaces recall J.G. Ballard’s abandoned resorts and space centres.  In that fictive realm, these architectural spaces were shaped by the utopian dreams of modernity, dreams of bodily and earthly transcendence through technological enhancement.  Now these spaces rot in forest, haunted by human spectres, the melancholy vestiges of a failed civilization.

    In Dreamland, lots are vacant of humans and fenced-in, bumper cars lie overturned; melancholy fantastic figures rot, daubed in graffiti.  Carnival—bliss rooted in the body, in the experience of terror, joy, and mystery— is finished.  The realm where such bodily excess was nonetheless communal and public:  this has been done away by profane time, leaving only the memory of carnival in its material traces of confetti, abandoned signage, and derelict rides.  We find that this world was no longer unsustainable, subject to the evanescent fashions of modernity.  In the age of the handheld computer and virtual play-spaces, this particular dream of collective pleasure has become obsolescent. 

    Welcome to Wonderland will be opened by Patrick T. Murphy, Director of the RHA, at 6pm on 5th September 2013 at the Talbot Gallery.

    Jennifer Cunningham plans on screening some new work in the gallery on Culture Night 2013. The artist will also be available to chat informally to individuals and groups and answer questions about the Welcome to Dreamland exhibition.   

    Selected solo and two person shows:

    2013  “Welcome to Wonderland” Talbot Gallery Dublin

    2013  “ A thin Line” Gallery Dix, Finland

    Click here to read the review by Aidan Dunne.  

    2013  “Aquacade”, Cork Film Centre, Cork.

    2012  “Roleplay,” solo show,  Gallery Sonne,  Norway

    2012  “Just Add Water”, solo show, Galway Arts Festival        

    Click here to read the review by Aidan Dunne.

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  • Instruments

    Daniel Tuomey
    May 23rd - Jun 21st 2013

    Daniel was the winner of 2012 Talbot Gallery & Studio’s inaugural Most Promising Graduate Award and this show marks the culmination of his residency. The award grants one student the use of a studio space above the gallery for eleven months and a solo exhibition at the end of this term. Moreover it provides the recent college graduate with a support system and the opportunity to observe how more established artists work and earn a living by placing them in a professional creative environment.

    Opening Reception - Thursday 23rd May 6-8pm

    Daniel Tuomey in conversation with artist and curator, Hannah Fitz - Thursday 6th June, 6-8pm as part of First Thursdays Dublin

    Exhibition continues Friday 24th May until Friday 21st June 2013

    The closing of the exhibition will be marked by the announcement of the winner of the Most Promising Graduate Award 2013 and the handing over of the keys to the studio.

    Hear Daniel's thougts on his time here at Talbot Gallery & Studios - click to watch the video!

    INSTRUMENTS

    You go towards the door of a pub but instead of going in you turn right and go up a flight of stairs. At the top you emerge into a narrow white walled room. There are large windows on your left and a bar on your right. The room is the same shape as the pub below but it is not the same kind of space. Although huddled clusters have formed around stories and pieces of furniture much as they would in a pub.

    These clusters are new works by Daniel Tuomey, they are what there is to be seen here. I do not wish to tell you too much about them in advance, but as an elliptical introduction to them let us examine the anomalous rhetorical feature of the above paragraph.

    A 'you' has been used. It is an unclear 'you': who exactly does it address? It suffers (or perhaps benefits) from the english language's strange decision to address individuals and groups with the same word. It allows the writer to be disingenuous with you, the 'you' goads you, flirts with you, treats you as if you were the only 'you' it addresses. Even to describe it I must once again employ it.

    I apologise for it. It is a particularly blunt instrument.

    Daniel Tuomey's works are the result of an investigation of how stories and subjects crystallize and form in relation to objects.  Often these objects are made using formal and aesthetic strategies which are indebted to various 20th century moments and traditions of art and design, and the stories that stick to them range from involved explorations of social history to fleeting glimpses of the subjective status of the artist and the audience in the art-viewing exchange. This current body of work deals in various ways with the coincidence and confluence of the emerging object and the emerging thought.

    Daniel Tuomey Graduated with First Class Honours from NCAD Fine Art Painting in 2012, Highly Commended in Visual Culture Thesis.

    Solo shows:

    2012 Things Said and Done, NCAD Student Gallery

    2011 Worse Than His Bite, Paint Department Project Space, NCAD

    2010 The Badger is no Fool, NCAD Student Gallery

    Group Shows:

    2013 (upcoming) After and Since,  Newtownbarry House, Co. Wexford                                                      

    2013This is How Much Fun It Shall B,, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

    2013Built with love, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin

    2012 IRL, Atelier de la Ville en Bois, Nantes

    2012 For One Night and One Night Only, 8 Seville Place

    2012 A Proposed Exhibition for the Irish House, Wood Quay, Dublin Civic Trust

    2012 - 2013 'Basic Space Press' IMMA collective residency

    2012 - 2013Talbot Gallery & Studios Graduate Residency

    2011 Summer Camp, 6 week residency, BASIC SPACE (Organised and participated)

    2012 – present  Co-director of Basic Space. Basic Space is a Contemporary Art Practice Group currently running a studio and exhibition space in Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8. Previous projects included a residency in IMMA's Artist Residency Programme, a contribution to Gracelands @ EVA International 2012 (curated by Vaari Claffey) and the long term management of a studio and exhibition space in Vicar Street, Dublin 8.                                                               

    Dec 2011 - Jan 2012 Initiator and curator of 'Do or Say Something'.  A participatory public art project centred around a sculptural intervention in the main outdoor social space of NCAD, Dublin.

    2010 - 2012 Founding member of the Unnamed Collective.  A flexible group which spearheaded student led learning in NCAD, meeting weekly to discuss work, critique and organise exhibitions, and read and discuss theoretical texts.

    Awards:

    2012
 Talbot Gallery & Studios Most Promising Graduate Award

    cargocollective.com/danieltuomey

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  • One Year, One Day

    MPGA 2012 Shortlisted Artists
    May 09th - May 17th 2013

    The Talbot Gallery & Studios’ Most Promising Graduate Award is presented each year to a graduating student from a third level Visual Arts Practice course in Dublin. The winner is awarded a year-long residency with a free studio, culminating in a solo show.

    Scheduled in anticipation of last year’s award winner Daniel Tuomey’s upcoming solo show (‘Instruments,’ May 23rd – June 21st), ‘One Year, One Day’ will revisit the shortlisted graduates from 2012; Brendan Fox, Lauralee Guiney, Steven Maybury, Claire McCluskey & Kate Stitt, and journey into their lives and practices, to follow their progress in their first year out of college.

    Our ethos at Talbot Gallery & Studios is to support emerging artists, forming the basis behind our Most Promising Graduate Award, which gives a graduating artist a protective and supportive environment to embark on their practice. The aim of the ‘One Year, One Day’ exhibition is to address the students who enter their careers without such environment, who go it alone and of whom there are many. By following up on the graduate students from last year, we wish to showcase their progress in their transition from student to emerging artist, while also highlighting the typical trials and problems faced by young artists in their first year out of college.

    Accompanied by a free handbook publication for visitors, featuring interviews with the artists, advice, links and more, this exhibition is aiming to be not only a spotlight for the artists participating, but a tool for all young artists as they embark on their practice.

    Individual Artists' Statements -

    Brendan Fox:

    The abstract and existential nature of theatre has eternally propelled Brendan’s work as an artist. The idea of representing the human condition before an audience through linear or absurd narratives has been both a theatrical and cinematic consummate. Each form enables us to transcend our realities, opening our minds to the possibilities of the alternative, equipping us with transformative notions that may alter our own preconceived ideas of existence. It is these transcendental, transformative notions that inform the work.

    http://cargocollective.com/brendanfoxart

    Lauralee Guiney:

    Lauralee works predominantly in the medium of video but often encompasses photography, performance and large scale installations.
    "As we move toward the limit of old age- and that limit is death- we move toward the limit of representation. My work explores the possibility of representation, as it attaches to the human condition, especially at the liminal threshold between life and death. This is part of an ongoing exploration of the human body and the human condition in all it’s variety, intimacy, and vulnerability."

    www.lauraleeguiney.com

    Steven Maybury

    Steven’s work is an exploration of material. His works are observations of the continuous nature of matter.  Using a stumble upon approach to find materials to work with, Steven combines locally found objects, alongside materials and items found using the open search on eBay.com. Graphing the materials collected, Steven creates detailed pen drawings, which inform the re-contextualisation of the materials into sculptures.

    stevenmaybury.com

    Claire McCluskey: 

    Claire’s practice is mainly executed through the mediums of drawing, sculpture and installation. Currently exploring ideas surrounding social structures, she considers the condition of social grouping from an architectural and construction-oriented perspective.She is drawn to materials such as fabric and thread for the vocabulary they offer when communicating ideas about social connectivity and the physicality of these materials allows her to create woven and tensile structures in such a way that expresses her perceptions of the construction of social structures.

    http://cargocollective.com/clairemccluskey

    Kate Stitt:

    Kate’s practice explores the temporal nature of human existence and human vulnerability in the face of chronic disease. Through the use of mixed media sculpture, the work looks at the physical degeneration of the body. It is concerned with the deterioration of the human condition and the frailty resulting from this. In an attempt to emulate human skin the work looks at the idea of a barrier of internal vs external (the dermis and the adipose tissue).

    Within this current body of work from the last year Kate has been exploring this idea by creating soft biomorphic sculptures that represent the physicality of carrying a dead weight. The work attempts to address the physical body parts, with the use of organic shapes it is meant to be representative of the stomach as well as skin and flesh, revealing an invasion of the body resulting in fragility and mortality. 

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    Opening with a wine reception at 6pm Thursday 9th May at Talbot Gallery & Studios and running until Friday 17th May, this exhibition coincides with VISIT Artist’s Studios 2013.

    Visit 2013 is a weekend event which will see artist’s studios organisations all over Dublin city opening their doors to the public. Artists make their artworks in buildings that are scattered throughout the city, and Visit 2013 invites you to enter these usually private spaces, talk to the artists and see their work first hand.

    In Dublin City, artist’s studios old and new exist in a variety of buildings including industrial warehouses, Georgian buildings, converted stables and former shop units. You might not be aware that the building on the corner or down the road from your house is actually a hub of artistic activity. If you have ever been curious about what goes on inside an artist’s studio, Visit 2013 is your chance to find out!

    More detailed information on Visit 2013 will be announced shortly.

    http://visitstudios.com/

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    If you require any further information or images, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 8556599 or info@talbotgallery.com

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  • Fictitious Possibilities

    Genieve Figgis
    Apr 11th - May 04th 2013

    Artist Genieve Figgis has been painting portraits for over 12 years and holds a Masters and Bachelor Degree in Fine Art Painting from NCAD. The artist has a fascination with people and is interested in how they present themselves. Her work has always been about the façade of people.

    A portrait shows how people chose to be represented. Living in this digital age however, unflattering images are deleted, and we only get to see perfection. In her work, Figgis engages with what is hidden and feels this to be much more interesting. The work is in response to the idea of portraiture drawing from contemporary and historical resources where the truths are buried and images are fictionalised. The artist loves the opportunity that portrait offers, with its history and its spectacle. Choosing to paint on frame mounted board, the wooden stage becomes a herald for which the narcissism of portraiture allows the artist to manoeuvre the paint. This production of image is an attempt to describe the spectacle.

    Having a keen interest in historical drama and theatre, Figgis reads historical fiction novels and loves nothing more than a trip to the National Gallery. Citing it as a place where you can step back in time and experience images from the past, the past being a safer place to be.

    Website: Genieve Figgis

    “There is a paradoxical beauty to Genieve Figgis's outstanding, Dorian Gray-like paintings of celebrities, their glamour curdled and sickly.”– Aidan Dunne, visual arts critic - The Irish Times.

    Selected Exhibitions:

    2012 Historical Histories’ Studio 9, West gate , Wexford Town

    2012 NCAD selected MFA Graduates, ‘Boyle Arts Festival’.

    2012 NCAD - MFA Graduate Exhibition, SteamBox’ School Street, Dublin 8.

    2010 Boyle Arts Festival, Invited Artist.

    2009 Two person exhibition with Ian Andrews (Manchester), Queen Street Gallery, Belfast.

    2007 Royal Hibernian Academy. Recent Graduates.

    Awards:

    2004 Hopewire Gallery Bursary

    2006 Gorey School of Art Bursary

    2007 Sony P.S.P Showcase

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  • Prism

    Aisling Conroy
    Mar 07th - Mar 30th 2013

    Conroy’s work explores human perception within an autonomous zone. Her work uses artificial and optical illusionary methods to create a space of sensory experience. Surrendering “the self” to the sensory elements of colour, form and sound, Prism notes the re-emergence of the idea of faith in modern society. The artist emulates the notion of “the sublime” when experiencing art, public sculpture and architecture in the form of churches, monuments and shrines. Conroy uses the duality of dark and light, colour and form in her paintings, installations and sound work, creating abstractions of various models of sacred art, iconism and the veneration of ritualistic manifestations.

    Aisling Conroy is one of our resident artists at the Talbot Gallery and Studios in Dublin and has exhibited in various venues around Ireland, as well as having exhibited abroad in the US, China and India. Her most recent selected exhibitions include From the Dawning, solo show, Studio Verve, Amhedabad, India (2012). Fast Moving Consumer Goods, The Talbot Gallery, Dublin (2012). Level Open, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise (2012). Without Memory, Without Expectation, solo show, The Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise (2011). Reviewed by Amhedabad Mirror, The India Times, December 2012 and by Christín Leach Hughes, Sunday Times, Culture section, October 2011.

    PRISM will open on Thursday 7th March in conjunction with First Thursdays Dublin.

    PRISM - Aisling Conroy from Ev Tiernan on Vimeo.

    PRISM - Aisling Conroy
    Talbot Gallery & Studios - Dublin - March 7th - 30th, 2013

    Directed by Evelyn Tiernan
    Shot by Joey Ingersoll

    Website:  http://aislingconroyart.com/

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  • New Axis

    Curated by Olive Barrett
    Feb 07th - Feb 21st 2013

    New Axis sees artists accustomed to working in two-dimensional media, augment and reshape their practice via the introduction of a new angle, vector or way of viewing.

    The work aims to create a sense of additional depth – both physical and emotional – by opening out angles, stretching edges and embracing new touch-points. Artistic disciplines are conflated and exchanged, viewpoints are repositioned and realigned, and relationships with traditional forms deepened.  By introducing these new co-ordinates, the work is pushed into new space, where it gains new shape and new life.

    The exhibiting artists are: Olive Barrett, Austin Hearne, Karen Forrester, Louise Marlborough, John Moore

    Exhibition opens Thursday 7th February at 6pm with wine reception and introduction by writer and psychotherapist, Dr. Medb Ruane. All welcome.

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  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods

    Selected Artists
    Dec 06th - Dec 21st 2012

    For its Fast Moving Consumer Goods exhibition,Talbot Gallery has invited almost 40 artists to create new artwork using the stock of discount shops as a rich seam of inspiration. There are no restrictions on the form the artwork can take other than it must be predominantly constructed or made from items purchased from a discount shop. We asked artists to be as innovative as possible, to push the boundaries of their usual practice and explore the potential of the materials and media for their artwork. As this show is a reflection of the current climate, the pricing of the work will reflect this concept accordingly.

    Ah, the two euro shops, eurogiant, eurogeneral, eurostretchers, bargains4u, eurobargains, euro2, poundcity, pricebusters, bargains for you for your euro, stretch your euro, apollo one, bargains galore, value4U, alphabargains, hector grey....We are all familiar with the ever ubiquitous discount shop filled to the brim, dealing in lines of fast moving consumer goods that can be had for an unbelievable minimum euros....bargola, knockdown prices and a cut of the high street price. How do they do it? As the recession erodes the consumers’ budget, suddenly ‘cheap’ does not necessarily mean ‘nasty’ and we find ourselves frequenting the discount stores more and more.

    As a barometer of society, a cursory trip to ones local discount shop can reveal a lot about our culture and the times we live in – religious beliefs represented through bible key rings and nativity sets alongside resin buddhas, angels, dream catchers, rasta ashtrays and lucky cats. County and nationalist fervour represented through the GAA and football paraphernalia, the most popular baby names through the empty spaces of the Happy Birthday Sophie/ Chloe/ Adam/ Dean stand.

    As you make your way through life,you may browse in different aisles of discount stores as each critical decision in life is reflected leading you to previously undicovered sections of the shop. The years pass and the sections slowly reveal themselves until you emerge in the medical aisle with the daily pill box in your hand and through your two euro reading glasses, see your life mapped out through Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

    Invited Artists include: Angela Mc Donagh, Emmet Kierans, Felicity Clear, Aisling Conroy, Emma Hogan, Joby Hickey, Blath Ni Mhurchu, Bennie Reilly, Nicky Hooper, Deirdre Hayden, Anne Hendrick, Claire Mc Cluskey, Daria Privalko, Joe Stanley, Margaret O’Brien, Lucinda Jacobs, Julie Merriman, Michelle Considine, Claire Halpin, Jennette Donnelly, Beth O’Halloran, Louise Butler, Mary Noonan, Paul Mac Cormaic. Maree Hensey, Jane Fogarty, Andrew Carson, Cecilia Danell, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Cecilia Bullo, Jennifer Cunningham, Kate Murphy, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Ian-John Coughlan, Madeleine Hellier, Myra Jago & Kate Stitt.

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  • Restless Spaces | Fragile Traces

    Michelle Considine
    Nov 08th - Dec 01st 2012

    Capturing the landscape in all its complexity is key to Considine’s work and, focusing on this topic, she looks at the unique and diverse forms found in nature and how extraordinary natural occurrences affect the land and skies around us. A fascination with the power of the natural environment, the continual movement and metamorphosis of the earth, and the consequences of these, are a recurring theme throughout her work.

    Through a new series of work, Considine focuses on the elements, including occurrences such as the Aurora Borealis, volcanoes, land rifts, mountains, geysers or, simply, the effect of the changing light on the land.  Working in different formats, she strives to create a strong visual dynamic to emphasize the mass of the subject matter.  An element of the surreal is also touched upon in her work, expressing almost otherworldly or romanticised versions of the land and skies. The resulting imagery is both a document and study of the continually active, complex and fragile world around us.

    Michelle Considine lives and works in Dublin.  She studied Fine Art, Painting in IADT. Recent exhibitions include ‘Elements’, Touring
exhibition of Public Sector Art Works, 2012; RHA Annual Exhibition 2012, ‘Strange Days’, Ballina Arts Centre, 2012; ‘32.9.00’,
Reykjavik, Iceland 2012; ‘Pallas Periodical review’, Pallas Projects 2011, Dublin; ‘Room Outside’, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery,
Dublin 2011.  In January 2012 she completed a SIM Residency in Reykjavik,  Iceland.  

    www.MichelleConsidine.com

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  • Nowhere Here, Somewhere There.

    CIARA O HARA
    Oct 11th - Nov 03rd 2012

    Ciara O'Hara uses everyday subjects to enter a world similar to that of legend, folklore and mythology in an unidentified space. This results in an unexplained narrative of touching moments and decontextualised encounters in the relationship between man and nature. There is a sense of melancholic hope with the imaginary subjects, predominately children and animals, emerging with a strong knowingness of their existence in this unreal space.  Like in folklore and legend, recognisable subjects from our world are involved in unlikely or impossible situations evoking an emotive or didactic response in the audience. This is a place removed from our world, where freedom of movement and restriction co-exist, people become semi-rooted plant-life and animals fight trees for territory.

    

O’Hara works across a range of media, including print, drawing, painting, photography and porcelain. The use of a variety of media allows each body of work to take on new connotations and subtleties that another medium wouldn't allow.

    www.ciaraohara.com

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  • Something Thrown and Caught

    Bennie Reilly
    Sep 13th - Oct 05th 2012

    Something Thrown and Caught

    In a new body of work Bennie Reilly continues her investigation into the oddities and intricacies of the outside world and demonstrates the strange dialogue which can occur between the eye and the object in the space of a glance. Using her own brand of magic realism through painting and drawing, and elementary and craft-based three-dimensional work, Reilly conjures representational forms and patterns from the anti-chaos of nature.

    Bennie Reilly has exhibited widely including Mother'sTankStation,Temple Bar Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy.  Recent solo shows include Forest Bathing, Roscommon Arts Centre, 2011 and Paradasaeidae ,MonsterTruck Gallery Dublin, 2009. 

    www.benniereilly.com

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  • My Mackintosh Box

    Miriam Mc Connon
    Aug 16th - Aug 30th 2012

    Miriam Mc Connon’s recent work is hugely atmospheric and exudes a nostalgia that is both beautiful and sad. Simple and quiet domestic scenes are the subject of Miriam’s recent work.Everyday household objects occupy each scene. These objects have been well worn and bear the evidence of time passing. The absence of the human presence is felt in these paintings. It is this absence that allows the viewer to focus solely on the objects and the space they occupy. It is the simplicity of these domestic scenes that touch us and hint at the complex emotions that are evoked through the memory of simple and mundane everyday life. It is as if the artist wishes to give these simple scenes a sacred status, by taking the mundane and bringing it into the realm of the precious and adored.  Miriam’s recent paintings make us question the power that nostalgia has over us and its necessity in our lives. 

    Some of her past exhibitions include Persistence of Memory, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 2012. Silent Innocence, Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus 2008. Recent Work, The Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2008. Drawing Exhibition, Piers Feetham Gallery, London, England 2005.

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  • From a Consuming Light

    Ian - John Coughlan
    Jul 26th - Aug 09th 2012

    Ian-John Coughlan's art practice stems from a long-term interest in the practice of erasure. Although deletion and absence are intrinsically linked with mortality, the work proposes an interpretation of the erasing act that is broader than that of the destructive, more akin to a change of state from one form to the next, visible to invisible. Various techniques and media are employed including work on paper, photography and work on canvas.

    The art of the Romantic period in the 18th century was produced in response to the Industrial Revolution and a revolt against the 'Age of Enlightenment' in Europe and America. Painting and drawing produced within the movement focused upon the sublime and the spiritual aspects of nature in an effort to inspire feelings of awe and divine presence.

    With his current work, he has been depicting notions of wonder and future possibility using the traditions of the landscape in recognition of our scientific and post-theist present. Deconstructing the traditional components and embracing a reductionist approach, he employs simple recognisable motifs to express concepts and their interaction. Although constrained by their graphics, the motifs are adapted beyond their meaning as graphic symbols to be used as the basis for explorations of a number of themes.

    Ian-John Coughlan is an Irish artist and graduated from National College of Art & Design' with a Master's Degree in Fine Art, 2005. He has been exhibited in Wrapping up for Christmas, Talbot Gallery (2011); Making Do With Paper Crowns, Moxie Studios (2011); The White Harvest, The Market Studios (2009); Drawing a Blank, Monstertruck Gallery (2009).

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  • Austerity/Binge

    5OADO (Five On A Day Out)
    Jun 21st - Jun 30th 2012

    Remaining rooted in our present circumstances and deploying their skilled technical proficiency, 5OADO have the ability to capture whimsical and light-hearted elements which can prove to be somewhat elusive in the practice of many. They capture the joy of creativity and allow the viewer accessibility into the play of concept, technique and visual beauty present in their work.

    Beginning on quite an austere viewpoint can set the barometer and focus askew. The intent, however, is not such, beginning with wartime ‘Austerity’ and ending on the fruitful ‘Binge’. A concentration on process and skilful art making whilst following a conscientious approach to creating a visually enticing spectacle lies in the grasp of 5OADO.

    ‘Cocooning’ is a term used to describe general public behaviour in a time of austerity. It is the return to a time of comfort and stability. Even Children have become affected and LEGO’s colourful dependable offerings topped the polls for best selling toy of Christmas 2011.The behaviour of our predecessors is adhered to – baking bread and growing vegetables creates a feeling of security and self-sufficiency, and the ability to self-sustain in an unsure climate. ‘Cocooning’ is also applicable to contemporary art.

    Following the recent growing return to celebration of artists skilled in traditional art making processes; Bevis Hillier’s ‘Austerity/Binge: Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties’ observes a ‘nod’ to the past and the archiving of images and artwork which may have been discarded or lost. Quite aptly put by Bevis Hillier:

    ‘…when a period is ripe for nostalgia – which is history by spontaneous combustion – it is probably ready for the historian’

    In this instance, 5OADO act as the historian. Collating the information from past decades which embody success and indulgence, grounding it in concepts ripe with wartime austerity and creating a skilled visual likened to the ‘You’ve never had it so good’ of the late 1950’s, ‘Austerity/Binge’ winks at the past, present and future and delivers to the viewer the reality rooted in the dream.

     

    5OADO Are:

    Myra Jago

    Myra Jago graduated from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2011 with a Masters in Fine Art, after completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting in 2009 at the same College. She was selected as an emerging artist for ArtNow, KT Contemporary, as part of the Dublin Contemporary 2011 Circle Programme. Currently a resident at Talbot Gallery and Studios, her work is realized through oil painting, watercolour, drawing and sculpture.

    Attracta Manson

    Artist, Attracta Manson is a graduate of NCAD, Dublin, in Fine Art Painting (2009). Having enjoyed a successful post graduate time her works are collected by the OPW, Dept of Foreign Affairs, The Central Bank and many private collectors. Her work has been selected for exhibitions in Dublin, Berlin, Donegal, Wexford and Kilkenny.  Attracta’s work focuses on concepts of identity and explores the painting process using it to distort, transform, interpret and question. Colourand line are densely layered and interconnected in the paintings and the collection develops, as variations on a singular subject, gathering or image.

    Killian Dunne

    Killian Dunne is a Dublin-based illustrator and printmaker. His work has been published in the Dublin Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bizarre Magazine. Previous exhibitions include, The Ottowa School of Art, Turn-Berlin, The Royal Ulster Academy, The LAB, Monster Truck Gallery, The Original Print Gallery and The Galway Arts Centre. Killian is a member of The Black Church Print Studio, Dublin. He won the ‘Tyrone Guthrie Award’ at the 2009 RDS Student Awards and the ‘Black Church Print Studio Graduate Award’ upon graduating from Dublin’s National College of Art and Design in 2009.

     

    Nicole Tilley

    I'm a visual artist based in Dublin. My art practice begins with drawing in small notebooks that travel with me everywhere. These are a visual repository of ideas and characters that I expand using a diverse range of media including etching and paper cutting. I am especially influenced by vintage childhood literature and illustration, old master etchings and Andalucían street art. My work often explores liminal conditions yet I would hope that it is open to multiple interpretations. I hold a Masters Degree in Fine Art from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland and have exhibited extensively. My work can be found in many private and public collections both within Ireland and internationally.

     

    Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú

    Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú is an emerging Dublin based Irish artist. Having graduated in 2009 from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin with a first class honors (BA); Ní Mhurchú pursued her Masters in fine art painting in the same college, graduating in 2011.  She has been involved in several exhibitions throughout Ireland and internationally, most recently exhibiting as an invited artist in the Royal Hibernian Academy 181st Annual Exhibition, Dublin, where she was awarded the AXA Insurance Prize for Drawing. Ní Mhurchú has been selected to exhibit at the Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards in 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 and was awarded last year with The James White Award for Drawing.

    Curated by Jennette Donnelly

    Since graduating from IADT with a BA (hons) in Visual Arts Practices, Jennette Donnelly co-founded and was acting Chairperson (2009-2011) of Ormond Studios. She has completed internships with IMOCA and La Catedral and has worked with Tallaght hospital and the IWA. She co-facilitated ‘Practice’ and the ‘Ormond Studios Graduate Programme’. Donnelly is now the founder and artistic director of Art for Art’s Sake (www.artforartsake.org), an online service for promoting artists and galleries in Ireland. Through this she curates monthly online solo exhibitions, promotes featured artists and galleries and facilitates and co-ordinates a bi-weekly artist, curator and gallerists discussion led Dublin Art Tour of established and grass root galleries and studio spaces.

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  • Remnants

    Emma Hogan
    May 24th - Jun 15th 2012

    Emma Hogan was the 2011 winner of the Talbot Gallery Studios annual Most Promising Graduate Award. This award is presented to an outstanding candidate who is considered to display talent, flair, innovation and potential by Talbot Gallery Studios. The winner receives an 11 month residency within the Talbot Studios, resulting in a solo exhibition within the gallery space. The award also provides the winner with a support system and the opportunity to work within a professional creative environment. The 2012 winner of the Most Promising Graduate Award will be announced to mark the closing of this exhibition.

    Emma's practice is based on ideas of nostalgia, relics and memory. Viewing other's home photos is akin to taking a glance into their past and private memories. Such intimate material, once located in physical family albums, is now shared without hesitation with friends, acquaintances and at times strangers, on the internet.

    Through searching on social media websites, Emma has located groups dedicated to reconnecting photographs lost in a natural disaster in the USA with their owners. The photographs vary in terms of subject matter and era. Using this as a source she has selected the unclaimed images and used them as inspiration for painting. Because she uses images of unknown subjects, Emma uses painting methods to obscure the original image in order to reflect the distance between subject and viewer, allowing the subject of the photograph greater anonymity.

    In painting these images the viewer is invited to decipher or create their own context and narrative. This is a pivotal change in Emma’s approach; rather than painting her own memories as she had explored in her graduate show, this body of work sees her delving into the memories of others.

    The Talbot Gallery is delighted to show Emma Hogan’s debut exhibition, Remnants, and through providing this residency and exhibition we have facilitated Emma in producing such a strong body of work.

    Emma is a 2011 DIT BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate. She has since exhibited in galleries such as Monster Truck, Pallas Projects and KT Contemporary.

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  • PARKed Life

    Lucy Sheridan
    Apr 26th - May 18th 2012

    Talbot Gallery is delighted to present Lucy Sheridan's solo exhibition, PARKed Life. This exhibition explores the natural world and, more specifically, man's relationship with it. Lucy’s work touches on ideas of anthropomorphism and the human desire to sanitise and tame nature. We are excited to be hosting such an original and imaginative exhibition. Lucy has attracted quite a loyal and eclectic following since her graduation from the National College of Art and Design in 2006 and when she represented Talbot at last year's National Contemporary Art Fair her work was highly regarded and sought after.

    Lucy's subject matter is placed in minimal and unnatural surroundings; her work often references national parks, natural history museums, water parks and zoological gardens. In each of these locations the element of danger which would normally be present in a confrontation with wild animals is taken away, or at least momentarily forgotten. It is this playfulness, where elements of fear seem to have been removed to the point of anthropomorphism, that shape Sheridan’s paintings and drawings. In a sense it is not purely the natural world which is being exhibited in PARKed Life rather it is the viewer’s projection of it.

    Lucy lives and works in Dublin. She studied in the National College of Art and Design where she completed a BA in Fine Art in 2006. She has recently been exhibited in Wrapping up for Christmas, Talbot Gallery (2011); VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy (2011); Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris (2011); Imposing Nature, Monster Truck (2010); Something tells me it’s all Happening at the Zoo, Kevin Kavanagh (2010) and Import Export, Reykjavik, Iceland. She is also a co-founder of the artist collective Scissors|Cuts|Paper. This exhibition at Talbot Gallery will be her first solo exhibition and will contain recent examples of her current visual art practice.

    • PARKed Life
    • PARKed Life
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