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Visual Arts Outlook (8/9)

Dublin Gallery Map

The main event to be aware of this week is the Dublin Gallery Weekend. If you’re based in Belfast you should definitely consider heading down on either Friday Saturday or Sunday to soak up the experience. Many of Dublin’s main galleries will be taking part including the IMMA, the Douglas Hyde the RHA and many, many more. Lots of the spaces will be offering up artist and curator talks, walkthroughs and events throughout the weekend so check out the website for all the details.  The event has been planned to coincide with the launch of the new Dublin Gallery Map which will be available at multiple locations. You can also download the map here.

If you can’t get down to Dublin, head to R-Space in Lisburn. Is She Blew on Saturday night at 7.30pm is the second opportunity to hear David Littler’s sonic artwork at The Linen Rooms. Tickets are £5 available here.

The Model – Sligo
Liminal Spaces
12 September – 1 November.

Multiple artists and practitioners have collaborated to produce Liminal Spaces. Reflecting on the Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by WB Yeats, the show explores ideas of place, site and community in the West of Ireland. Contributors include Felicity Clear, Michele Horrigan, Fergal MacCabe, Maurice O’Connell, Andy Parsons, Clea van der Grijn, Corban Walker and Oonagh Young.

On the opening night there will be a performance by Maurice O’Connell on Saturday 12 September at 6pm.

Temple Bar Gallery and Studio – Dublin
Huddle Tests – Rhona Byrne
11 September – 7 November.

Rhona Byrne’s show which opens on Friday night at 6pm follows her recent artists residency at Facebook HQ in Dublin. Her work ‘Huddle wear’ invites the viewer to interact with the work and experience the intimacy of wearing artworks. The pieces along with drawing and sculpture transform the gallery into a social space where one can consider group dynamics and social standing.  

Pallas Projects – Dublin
11 September – 19 September.

Opening on Friday evening Pallas launches its new exhibition Diagrams with artists Martin Boyle, Craig Donald, Jacqueline Holt, Colin Martin,Brigid Mcleer, Bea McMahon and Elivira Santamaria . This is a cross border project working with artists, designers and theorists that will produce two exhibitions at Pallas Projects Dublin and a later one at QSS Belfast. On the 18th September there will be a Symposium hosted by GradCAM at Dublin Institute of Technology. Booking essential.