MULTI-VENUE EXHIBITION CURATED BY CATHERINE MARSHALL
Michelle Browne Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally recently taking part in Border Crossings, SASA Gallery, Adelaide, Australia; Excuse me I am not finished with the Performance Collective, NCAD Gallery, Dublin; Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork; Using the Museum, Van hts Centre, Dublin, Tulca Season of Visual Art 2010, and These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle 2014. From 2011-2013 she was Artist Advisor to the Dublin City Council Grafton Street Design Team. Browne is currently lecturer in sculpture and expanded practice at NCAD. Gary Coyle Born in Dublin in 1965, educated at NCAD Dublin, Art Students’ League New York & The Royal College of Art, London. His work embraces various media, including photography, spoken word performance, and drawing. He has exhibited widely both in Ireland and abroad and has received many awards, and bursaries. His work is in many public collections including those of the Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Galley Cork, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. National Self-portrait Collection, University of Limerick. He was elected a member of the RHA in 2006 and of Aosdana in 2009 Patrick Graham Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland in 1943, Graham attended the National College of Art and Design (1959-1963). Graham has been described as 'Ireland's finest draughtsman' and a genuine 'artist's artist', but these terms do not capture the truly powerful nature of his work. Graham's paintings and drawings are a magnificent and unique balancing act of strength and fragility (John Daly, Hillsboro Fine Art, 2016) He has had numerous exhibitions throughout his long painting career. Since 2000 these include regular shows at his gallery, Hillsboro Fine Art , such as Lullaby (2016), Patrick Graham Luan Gallery, Athlone, (2016), Re/Turn 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Dublin, The Quick and the Dead, (with Patrick Hall, Timothy Hawkesworth, Brian Maguire), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, (2009) Footfalls (with Michael Warren), Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin (2009), Other Men's Flowers, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, (2008), The Paradise, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin (2004). Looking Back to Now: A Retrospective and Contemporary Work, (2002) was the most recent of several exhibitions at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA. Joanna Hopkins Joanna Hopkins is a visual artist b.1984. Her work explores our digital society and the idea of human empathy through multi-media and interactive installations. She has exhibited across Ireland, the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. From 2012-‘15, she has been awarded and completed eight Artist-in-Residence programmes in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Her work has been commissioned for Public Art Commissions by Mayo County Council and is held in numerous private collections. She holds an MA with First Class Honours from Limerick School of Art and Design. www.joannahopkins.com Mary Kelly Mary Kelly lives and works in Ireland. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in galleries in New York, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Helsinki and Brussels. Exhibitions include a solo show The Landing, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Asylum, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Father & Child at Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, Atelier + Kitchen – Laboratories of the Senses, at Martha Herford Museum, Herford, Germany, I believe help my unbelief as part of 7.42, Lapua Art Museum, Finland, The Cable Factory , Helsinki, Intimacy in Bathing, Kunstmuseum in Ahlen, Germany; Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, American Irish Historical Society, New York. She is the recipient of many awards including Irish American Arts Award in New York 2006 and Student of the Year award in 1998. Website: www.marykelly.website Margo McNulty Margo McNulty was born in Achill Island, Co. Mayo. She studied Fine Art in GMIT and completed her MFA in NCAD, Dublin. As well as working as an artist, McNulty has been a part-time member of the Art & Design faculty in Athlone Institute of Technology. McNulty’s practice is comprised of many different media including: painting, etching, lithography, video and photography. Her work is influenced by traditions inherent in Irish culture and deals with hidden history, memory and place. The work concerns itself with episodes of chance, the intersection of personal and public histories and how these histories and meanings can be embedded in material objects. McNulty has exhibited widely over the last few years with solo exhibitions and group shows in Ireland, Sweden, Poland and the UK. She has taken part in a number of Irish and international residencies, and her work resides in major collections nationwide. Janet Mullarney Born in Dublin, Janet Mullarney works between Italy and Ireland. Solo exhibitions: Ireland: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Crawford Municipal Gallery,Cork; Limerick City Gallery, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Model Arts Centre, Sligo; Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda; Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca, Mexico; Italy; Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno. Group exhibitions: Belgium; Stedelikj Museum, Alst, Netherlands, Cobra Museum; People’s Republic of China; Millenium Art Museum, Beijing, Shanghai Art Museum. Italy; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza Collections: include Arts Council; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Limerick City Gallery of Art; OPW; Allied Irish Banks. Public works: Waterford Hospital, 1992; Gröningen, Waagstraat Project, 1996.Royal Victoria Hospitals, Belfast; 2002. St. Ultan’s Primary School, Dublin. 2006. Awards: RUA Perpetual Silver Medal, Prize 2009; The RHA Sculpture Award 2008; Irish American Cultural Institute’s O’Malley Award 2005; The Pollock Krasner Award 1998 Janet Mullarney is a member of Aosdana and is represented by the Taylor Galleries, Dublin. www.janetmullarney.com Seamus Nolan Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, recent work includes F**K IMMA for What we call Love, Surrealism to Now in the Irish Museum of Modern Art 2015/16, Grace for Tulca Galway 2015, What if we got it Wrong Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 10th President in the Temple Bar Gallery and studios, a project which proposed the President of Ireland temporarily hand over office, Newtopia, the State of Human Rights Mechelen, Belgium, The Trades Club Revival which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club in Sligo. The attempted hijack of a Ryanair flight for St Patrick's Day Flight NM7104 for Terminal Convention, an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned airport terminal building at Cork Airport. A refusal to participate Ireland's inaugural Dublin Contemporary 2011, and an attempt to sell the derelict house of Barbara Luderowski, the founder and co-director of The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Other works include Corrib Gas, Project Arts Centre, a solo show which looked at the Corrib Gas Pipeline and the North Mayo community affected by its development, every action will be judged on the particular circumstances a collaboration with the five peace activists acquitted for disarming a military aircraft in Shannon Airport, as well as Hotel Ballymun which saw the transformation of a residential tower block on the outskirts of the city into a boutique hotel by a group of local participants and organisations. Conor O’Grady Conor O’Grady was born in Castlebar, County Mayo. He attended the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), and was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in 2013. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Ireland and in group shows in Britain and Australia. His work has been published in a number of literary and artistic journals online in Europe and America. Will O’Kane Will O'Kane was born in Mayo in 1979. He studied painting at Galway Institute of Technology. Previous group shows have included Sift, The Institute, Enniscorthy, 2015, 3 Men in a pea-green boat, Damer House Gallery Roscrea, 2014, Belonging, Source Arts Centre, Thurles, 2014, Horizon Sprawl, Ormston House, Limerick, 2012. RHA Annuals, and Claremorris Open exhibitions. His last solo show Mean/Appendices was held at The Custom House Gallery, Westport in 2014. Deirdre O’Mahony Deirdre O’Mahony is an artist, writer and lecturer at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Galway. She completed a PhD in 2012 at the University of Brighton and her research focus has been on the relationship between politics, sustainability, changing landscapes and rural/urban relationships. Public art projects include X-PO, a former post office re-purposed as a social and cultural interstitial space which is part of Tania Bruguera’s Arte Útil Archive. A new film SPUD:Capital received an Arts Council Project Award and is currently in production at Callan Workhouse Union. Other projects include a research residency at IMMA for Grizedale Arts’ A Fair Land project; a film, First Citizens Speak for Age and Opportunity, and a performance-based collaboration with dancer Ríonach Ní Néill and musician Tim Collins in response to Tim Robinson’s Archive at NUIG. O’Mahony has had numerous national and international gallery and museum exhibitions, fellowships and awards. Geraldine O’Reilly Geraldine O’Reilly works in the media of painting, drawing, print-making and photography. She has a degree in Fine Art (painting) from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 1989 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research Irish emigration to America for her first major exhibition, ‘Journal’. Most of her researches were conducted at the Taniment Labor History Library at New York University. She has had many solo exhibitions in Ireland and exhibited in group exhibitions throughout Ireland, England, France, Belgium, USA, Sweden and Tasmania, Australia. She has received many awards for her artwork. She is a former chairperson of Graphic Studio, Dublin. Residencies that she took part in include the Mac Dowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA, University of Tasmania, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, The Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, and Firestation Artists’ studios, Dublin. Her work is held in many private and public collections such as The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Trinity College, Dublin, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Museum and Library, Mc Mullen Museum, Boston College, USA, University of Tasmania, Australia. A member of Dublin City Council Artists panel, she has won a number of commissions including percent for art schemes. She worked at the National College of Art and Design throughout the 1990’s and tutored at Ballyfermot College of Further Education where she taught drawing to the animation students. O’Reilly will exhibit a series of new etchings in the Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin in an exhibition Fragments, Metaphors and Smithereens in March 2016. O’Reilly was elected a member of AOSDANA in 2004. Dermot Seymour Dermot Seymour was born in Belfast in 1956. He received a B.A Hons and Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts in 1978 and 1981. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including On the Balcony of the Nation, which toured the USA during the early 1990’s, The Fifth Province: some New Art from Ireland which toured Canada from 1991 to 1993, When Time Began to Rant and Rage also shown in the USA in 1997, and Collected Histories of Northern Irish Art,Belfast 2007. He has had solo shows in Belfast, New York, Berlin, Paris and Dublin and his work hangs in public and private collections throughout Ireland, Britain, the USA and Germany. He is a member of the RUA and Aosdana. Dermot Seymour is represented by Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.