Exhibition

New Living Art IV

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New Living Art IV

November 7th – Dec 8th
Opening Reception Thursday, November 7th at Steambox, 5 -7pm and Moxie Studios from 7 – 10pm

The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the fourth annual New Living Art exhibition on Thursday, November 7th, 2013.
In 1943, a group of artists rebelling at the closed, conservative, ‘tennis club’ institutions for art, decided to stand together and do something about it.  The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, which was created and thrust into being in that meeting, was not just a response to not being in ‘the club;’ it was arguably the incentive, or perhaps the incendiary, that sparked the atmosphere that allowed many or most of the opportunities available to Irish-based artists today- The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Percent For Art scheme, among others. IMOCA established the NLA exhibition in 2010 as a tribute to that vision and determination.

The curator selected for the NLA IV is Emmanuelle Marion, Co-Director of D.Ploy Dublin, and Curator Director of Bio.Space033, a multi-disciplinary creative space in Dublin. Marion has been working in Cultural policy and International arts management for almost 15 years both in Ireland and abroad. She based her curatorial approach to this exhibit around the theme, “Locked in, Locked Out,” in reference to the centenary anniversary of the Dublin Lock-out.

“The centenary of the Dublin Lock-Out is a unique opportunity to assess our social and political status quo, not only as a Nation, but also globally” says Marion. It also coincides with Ireland’s presidency of the EU- “That’s why we invited several international artists to join 30 Irish artists in exploring universal notions of identity, power and justice.”
The exhibit will once again span IMOCA’s two current affiliate art centres, Moxie Studios in D2 and Steambox in D8, with an opening reception at Steambox from 5pm – 7:00 and at Moxie from 7pm – 10pm.
NLA IV gallery hours are Tuesdays- Sundays 12 -5pm through December 8th.
IMOCA would like to give special thanks to our supporters, which include The Goethe Institute, The French Embassy, Camoens, D.Ploy Dublin, Inov8 Print & Design, Moxie Studios and Steambox.  image C. Rosaleen Breen

Introducing some of our participating International Artists:
Sara Maia is one of Portugal’s foremost artists. Her work has been described as a cross-over between Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch and Goya. Sara Maia will present a troubling site-specific installation created over 2 months in Dublin especially for the NLA. Sara Maia’s work is shown around the globe, most recently at the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Museo de la Republica in Lisbon, and at the Galerie Kuzcynski Paris next spring. Sara will teach masterclasses during the course of the exhibition.
Kevin Abosch Claiming roots in the USA, France & Ireland, the world- acclaimed photographer’s quest is to take celebrity portraiture to a whole new level. From the impressive collection ‘Faces of Ireland’ presented in Dublin airport to the ‘Faces of Tech’ showcased on Times Square, Abosch has been photographing citizens of many countries, activists, artists and even vegetables. For the NLA he will present his new series ‘Intimate Portraits of Killing Machines’.

Participating Artists:

Kevin Abosch

Rosaleen Breen

Eilbhe Brennan

Úna Burke

Sinéad Curran

Gerry Davis

Jim Doyle

Angie Duignan

Aoife Flynn

Amanda Jane Graham

Dee Harte

Robert Henke

Daire Irwin

Billy Kenrick

Patricia Klich

Aly Lavin

Róisín Loughrey

Kevin Maguire

Sara Maia

Steven Maybury

Karl McClelland

Sinéad McDonald

Hugh McElveen

Brenda Murphy

Lorraine Neeson

Eoin O’Dowd

Kate O’Kelly

Damien                  O’Reilly

Rosie O’Reilly

Sara Pfrommer

Paul Quast

Erin Quinn

Félix Ramon

Niamh Redmond

Amanda Rice

Eva Richardson McCrea

Irene Siragusa

Gianna Tasha Tomasso

Michael Bruce Weston

 

 


Just In Time For The Apocalypse

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Just In Time For The Apocalypse: 2012 group show at Moxie Studios

Last year we began inviting artists from other studio groups to exhibit alongside our growing family of artists and designers- this year  we are pleased to include our peers at Steambox- www.steambox.imoca.ie

Opening Reception Friday, September 14, 6pm

Show runs daily 12 -5pm through Sept 30.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS TO DATE:

Darragh Hughes

Derek Fitzpatrick

Sharon White

Bryan Keane

Daire Irwin

Louise Brady

Eve Parnell

Caroline O’Connell

Jenny Walsh

Merle O’Grady

Eily O’Connell

Sinead Doyle

Michael Fitzgerald

Ray Kane

Cora O’Brien

Julianne Knowles

Jenny Walsh

Liobhan Clancy

Ciara O’Hare

Stephanie Russell

Anna Henihan

Cormac Cullinan

Ray Kane

Snow

Mint Design

Eoghain Phelan

Rob Barry

Gerard Cox

Julianne Knowles

Rachael Agnew

 

Brendan Fox

Claudi Nir

Barry Hughes

Sarah Edmondson

Kevin Nally

Joy McGovern

Stephen O’Rourke

Moya Clarken

Katie Gilligan

Jane Cummins

Lauralee Guiney

Claire Chaney

Alex Rose

Marcus Cassidy

Jill French

 


IADT – RAW 25 [opening]

The IADT- Dun Laoghaire, BA (hons) Photography Graduate Exhibition, titled ‘RAW25’, features the diverse
photographic projects of twenty-five final year students. The exhibition showcases emerging Irish & International talents in contemporary photography and is kindly sponsored by Canon Ireland. Multiple concepts range from the exploration of social, political and economic topics to themes investigating personal adversity, imaginative fiction and alternative personalities.

Tanya Kiang, director and curator at the Gallery of PhotographyDublin, will perform the opening ceremony.

The exhibition will be launched with a reception on Thursday, May 24 at 6.30pm at Moxie Studios, Lad Lane, Dublin 2.
It will run from Friday, May 25 until Saturday, June 2, 2012. Admission free.

Moxie Studios are open daily from 12 – 5pm and a late night opening on Thursday, May 31 until 8pm.

Our Facebook page: http://www.fb.com/IadtGradShow2012 to check out news updates in the run up to the show.


IADT – RAW 25

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The IADT- Dun Laoghaire, BA (hons) Photography Graduate Exhibition, titled ‘RAW25’, features the diverse
photographic projects of twenty-five final year students. The exhibition showcases emerging Irish & International talents in contemporary photography and is kindly sponsored by Canon Ireland. Multiple concepts range from the exploration of social, political and economic topics to themes investigating personal adversity, imaginative fiction and alternative personalities.

Tanya Kiang, director and curator at the Gallery of PhotographyDublin, will perform the opening ceremony.

The exhibition will be launched with a reception on Thursday, May 24 at 6.30pm at Moxie Studios, Lad Lane, Dublin 2.
It will run from Friday, May 25 until Saturday, June 2, 2012. Admission free.

Moxie Studios are open daily from 12 – 5pm and a late night opening on Thursday, May 31 until 8pm.

Our Facebook page: http://www.fb.com/IadtGradShow2012 to check out news updates in the run up to the show.

 


Silent Moments (iadt) 26 April – 3 May

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All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

Christopher Morley

Soft-shelled, we armour ourselves with technology. We build human cities, our correlate to anthills and beehives. As a social species, like ants and bees, our well-being depends upon mutual aid, social networks, and culture adaptions – of which technology is manifested.

How cities shape consumption, promote health and equity, and nurture creative collaboration may determine the arc of the planet’s future. Urban management may be the ultimate multiplier, either minimizing poverty and supporting equitable cities or hastening the collapse of ecosystems. This may be especially true in small to medium cities, where most of the population growth will occur; these cities, however, will also face a dearth of skilled managers.

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Ugly Beauty: Lee Malone

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‘Ugly Beauty’ is a series of portraits of some of the main models in Ireland, depicting the raw emotion, and absence of pretence of strong modern women. There will be three head shots per model; the first, a stripped bare unveiling of natural beauty, without make-up;

the second, entitled Women Curse, will capture the ugly expression of emotion;

and thirdly, each model will react to a hand written word or emotion with which they closely identify.

This display of black and white images touches on the vulnerability of women whilst feeling ugly emotions, yet still depicts them as strong and competent individuals.

There will also be an audio-visual film on loop, which will show the models cursing in different tones and through different emotions.

The exhibition launches on the 16th on December, and will run for a week in the lead up to Christmas at Moxie Studios on Lad Lane.


Making Do with Paper Crowns

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OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 6PM SHOW OPEN DAILY 12 -5 THRU SUNDAY DEC 11

A Collaborative Exhibition Of Artists From Four Dublin Studio Complexes

Brunswick Mill Studios
Ian-John Coughlan
David Whelan
Nicola Colton
Micheál Rowsome
Gráinne Finn
Kerry O’Hare
Sarah O’Farrell
Mary Gorman
 

Blackpitt Studios
Garrett Power
Emily Mannion
Vauney Strahan
Carol Mahon
Des Moriarty

The Market Studios
Gráinne Tynan
Eimear Tynan
Francis Quinn
Fran Fay
Siobh McGrane
Mark Ferguson
Stephan Blaydes
Amy Walsh.

Moxie Studios
Rachael Agnew
John Coll
West Connolly
Vanessa Daws
Meabh De Búrca
Daddy Larry Design
Fares Fares
Derek Fitzpatrick
Kevin Gaines
Adam Gibney
Darragh Hughes
Daire Irwin
Bryan Keane
Clodagh Kelly
Carrie Kinahan
Kay Bear Koss
Dave Madigan and Meadhbh O’Connor
Carissa Rodriguez
Beatrice O’Connell
Cora O’Brien
Honora O’Neil
Eoighan Phelan
William Paolo Pontillo
Emer Roberts
Susan Walsh
Sharon White
Micky Morris

Beatrice O’Connell: ‘The Flood’ and other stories

November 18-28 2011

In a remote part of northern Madagascar there is a legend. One day a lost traveller, thirsty and exhausted, arrived in a village asking for water. The village chief explained that he wished they had enough water to demonstrate the tribe’s natural goodwill towards strangers but unfortunately as water was such a scarce and valuable resource, they would have to refuse his request. The traveller who happened to be a witch doctor left empty handed. However, on the way out of the village he met a young pregnant woman. Seeing that he was thirsty she offered him the last of her water. Furious with the lack of kindness shown by the village yet heartened by the kindness of the woman, he cursed the village with the chief痴 two wishes; that they would have enough water to satisfy the thirst of strangers, and that the villagers would show their true selves. In the morning the village was completely flooded and all the inhabitants except the young woman had been turned into crocodiles. Today it is said that the local people are all decendents of the woman who gave the stranger water. The locals feel an affinity with and sympathy towards the crocodiles and offerings of zebu meat are made on religious festivals.
This tale is taken as a starting point for an engagement with social and gender history. Drawn from the artist’s personal experience, themes of isolation and vulnerability are explored. Individual acts of kindness and affection are contrasted with societal greed. Questions are posed around the individual’s relationship with her surroundings. These questions are interwoven throughout the narrative, allowing metaphors to emerge. The artist draws on her own photographic archive taken while documenting her travels. Theatre and literature are also referenced to explore human vulnerability.
Beatrice O’Connell graduated from the BA in Fine Art, DIT in 1996. She had her first solo exhibition in that year in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
O’Connell has had solo exhibitions in the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, The Lambay House Art Gallery, Howth, The Talbot Gallery, Dublin and the Cross Gallery, Dublin.

O’Connell has been the recipient of various awards at ヘontas, ノigse Carlow and a Dublin Corporation Bursary.
She has participated in many group exhibitions in Ireland, the UK, US and Australia including the Annual Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition, ヘontas, Oireachtas, ノigse Carlow and Temple Bar Gallery.

She has completed commissions for public and private clients. Her work is in various public collections such as the OPW and AXA Insurance and private collections in Ireland, the UK, US and Australia.

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Sharon White: The World is not the Universe

Opening reception November 10th, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition continues until November 21st
Gallery opening times: Mon – Sat 12.00 – 17.00

The World is not the Universe is a solo exhibition by Dublin based artist, Sharon White. The exhibition’s focus is on interpretations of fact and functionality. Each piece is based on a recognisable object e.g. a blanket, a branch, a lifebuoy. The artist transforms her subjects into versions of themselves where one particular aspect of the objects’ original make-up is altered.

Sharon White’s work deals with themes of metamorphisis, detierioration and regeneration. While her practice has encompassed a variety of media, it is mainly through sculpture and the use of found objects and recycled material that she makes her work. Past bodies of work have concentrated on the human body, utilising the shapes and forms as well as the personalities of found materials to replicate the structures found within our anatomy. The relationship between artefact and meaning and how this can be reordered to create a new narrative is a key concern of White, particularly for this exhibition.

Previous exhibitions of Sharon White’s work include: Oddio, Exchange Dublin in colaboration with Aine Belton,2010. Earwig!Tuam Arts festival, various locations, Tuam Co. Galway, 2010.Shop if You Can, Look if You Want, St. Patricks Day Festival, various locations, 2010. Scribble Box, Bombhouse Gallery and Studios, group show, 2009.

Image: Life Buoy 2011

 


Forms of Flattery

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Fourth year visual communication students from DIT Mountjoy Square bring design and pop culture together, paying tribute to sources of inspiration that rarely find their way into the notebook.

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BYOB Hosted by Moxie

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BYOB DUBLIN is organized by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art and will be hosted by Moxie Studios, on February 27, from 6pm to 10pm. IMOCA invites artists and designers to present their work at BYOB DUBLIN: the event is open to anyone, so Bring Your Own Beamer [projector] and join the show.

BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors. It is an exploration of the medium of projection. BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. More on: http://www.byobworldwide.com


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Call for proposals for sponsored shows

Moxie Studios is pleased to announce a new subsidized exhibition platform, and to put forth a call for exhibition proposals in the PLANE / SITE Galleries at Moxie Studios off Baggot Street in D2. Exceptional submissions will be offered waived gallery fees and related sponsorship packages as deemed fit. Please send proposals for 2011-2012 using our contact form. No post applications will be accepted or returned.


One or Several Wolves

‘One or Several Wolves’, Moxie Open Studio Day, artist talk by David Madigan and RES Mini Open Demonstration/Participation. Friday, March 25, 4-10 pm


“Funeral” by Daire Irwin

Exhibition

James O’Haodha, Darragh Hughes, Rob Barry, Bryan Keane, Rai Uhlemann, Nicholas Barker, John Coll, West Connolly, Daire Irwin, Derek Fitzpatrick, Beatrice O’Connell, Caroline Canning, Patricia Doyle, Fares Fares, Kevin Gaines, Sharon White, JJ McGrath, Finn Conlon, Kevin Bohan, Rachel Agnew, Elaine Byrne, Mick O’Hara, Eoghain Phelan, Maedhbh O’Connor, Adam Gibney, Dave Madigan, K Bear Koss, Emer Roberts

And Irish-made crafts by

Daddy Larry Design, UpCycle, MINT Design, Klickity


BYOB Dublin (doc)

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Design Tree by Irish Design Shop

Design Tree is an exhibition organized by Irish Design Shop as part of the 2011 Design Week. Opening Launch is Wednesday, November 3rd, 6 -9pm, with the show running until November 7. For more information and a list of participating designers check out irishdesignshop.com or www.designtreedublin.blogspot.com