Gallery News: August 2018 / by info

Tom Hunter preview September 6th
Ronan McCrea shortlisted for MAC International
Niamh McCann – Furtive Tears at The Hugh Lane
Damien Flood at Sea Change, IADT 21 years & Museum of Mythological Water Beasts
Kirstin Arndt – Notre Dame Les Fleurs

Tom Hunter,  Aphrodite , 2018 C-type print edition of 5 91.5 x 122 cm

Tom Hunter, Aphrodite, 2018 C-type print edition of 5 91.5 x 122 cm

Green On Red Gallery are proud to bring Tom Hunter's Figures in a Landscape to Dublin.

"Figures in a Landscape is a personal odyssey which transports the viewer through a world imbued with myths and legends. On this magical journey, from the hillsides of the West Country to the Marshes of Hackney, the viewer encounters ancient gods, goddesses and mythical monsters which inhabit the landscape and battle for supremacy between the other worlds and the here and now..."

until Saturday 13th October

For more information see our event.

Ronan McCrea is among 13 artists shortlisted far the MAC International 2018.

The MAC Belfast is pleased to announce the 13 artists shortlisted for the MAC International 2018: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan / Ali Cherri / Larissa Fassler / Nikolaus Gansterer / Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi & Simone Trabucchi) / Ronan McCrea / Aisling O’Beirn / Vesna Pavlović / Renata Poljak / Larissa Sansour / Özge Topçu.

Chosen from more than 800 submissions the shortlist includes artists from Ireland, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, USA, Palestine, Austria, France and Turkey, working across a range of mediums including photography, film, installation, sculpture and drawing.

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC in Belfast.

Now in its third edition, MAC International presents a snapshot of the most exciting and ambitions art practices from across the world.

The exhibition runs from November 9, 2018–March 31, 2019.

The winner of MAC International will be announced at the exhibition launch on November 8, 2018
Read More here.

Damien Flood, Dressing Room, 2017, Oil on linen, 150 x 125 cm .jpg

Sea Change, IADT 21 years: 14th Sept – 4th Nov

Opening 14th September 

Sea Change IADT; 21 years of Art, Film and Animation
This anniversary exhibition includes contributions from alumni in the specialist fields of art, film and animation. The exhibition is curated byOonagh Youngand highlights the diversity of artistic practices that have been developed over twenty one years by graduates. The ‘sea change’ signifies a shift away from the traditional role of the creative industries, in-line with advancements in technology and is evident in the wide range of exciting and innovative professional artistic practices featured in this exhibition. 

The exhibition features art works and films by David Beattie, Jenny Brady, Alan-James Burns, Nina Canell, Anita Delaney,Damien Flood, Mark Garry, Adam Gibney, Jesse Jones, Vera Klute, Mateusz Lubecki, Bea Mac Mahon, Maser, Fiona Marron, Ciaran Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Isobel Nolan, Meadhbh O’Connor and Sonia Shiel, and books by Sarah Baume, Fiona Gannon, James Merrigan, Chris Fite Wassilack, Sue Rainsford and Ciaran Walsh. Read more here.

Damien Flood, ‘Pullover’, 2018, Oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm

Damien Flood, ‘Pullover’, 2018, Oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm

Museum of Mythical Water Beasts

Ormston House

Opening September 6th, runs until September 21st

The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is a multi-year project inspired by the River Shannon and the people of Limerick. We began with an open research process, working with local catchment custodians – including artists, boat-builders, historians, and scientists – through a series of events, workshops and field trips about, along and on the river. In 2018, we have returned indoors to develop a series of artistic commissions and exhibition-environments at Ormston House. See more here.

Damien Flood’s research is grounded in early writings on philosophy, alchemy and the natural sciences. His paintings are maps to different worlds or states of mind. These new geographies can offer a meditative space or balance precariously close to chaos. You can visit his website here.


Niamh McCann – Furtive Tears4th October 2018 – 6th January 2019

Furtive Tears is a project by Niamh McCann that explores the dynamic relationship between the audience, object and mode of display. In her new installation at the Hugh Lane, McCann brings together the protagonists Edward Carson (politician) and Hans Poelzig (architect and set designer) and the vestiges of their mythologies to portray the internal language of gesture, meaning, inference and allegiance.

It is an exploration of the importance of a viewer’s perspective when confronted with the act of looking and the reading of objects within the context of a constructed landscape. Weaving fact, fiction and history, the installation reveals how we look and how we are looked upon. The work addresses how the mind navigates the perpetual process of coding and decoding our own behaviours when negotiating the positions we take up in society.

Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include La Perruque (Protest Song) at MAC Belfast and Just Left of Copernicus in Visual Carlow. Group exhibitions include: Future Perfect, Rubicon-Projects Brussels; Changing States: Contemporary Art and Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Belgium; Time Out of Mind: Works from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art; In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; this little bag of dreams, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; and Without-Boundaries, Wäinö Attonen, Museum of Art, Finland Her work is represented in the collections of IMMA, The OPW, Limerick City Gallery, Swansea City Council, The London Institute, and Hiscox Collection, London.

For more information see here

Image courtesy of the artist, Kirstin Arndt

Image courtesy of the artist, Kirstin Arndt

8–9, 15–16th, September

Opening 8th September, 5pm

Abstracte presents
Notre Dame des Fleurs
De Huiskamer, Kalkmarkt 8 Amsterdam.

Kirstin Arndt (DE)
Iris Bouwmeester (NL)
Henrik Eiben (DE)
Jan Willem van Welzenis (NL)

Abstracte was founded in 2015 by Arjan Janssen and Jan Willem van Welzenis. It is an initiative led by two painters which places abstract art on the center stage. The ambition of the project is to be international - by realizing projects through cooperation with external parties, it hopes to establish a broad network. The goal of each collaborative work is to present and preserve the vitality of abstract art. The purpose of the projects is to display abstract art in all it’s vigor. Unruly to the Art-scene’s order.