Making Do with Paper Crowns


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.


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

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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Open Studios


Moxie Studios, established in 2005 as an arts resource organisation, it has been the largest not-for-profit, artist-run studio complex in Ireland for the past four years, despite being almost entirely self-funded. Moxie provides workspace, materials, technical assistance, training and consultation, exhibition and performance opportunities to visual and audio artists and groups.

The current premise in D2 houses over sixty studios that provide workspace and a collaborative atmosphere for contemporary and traditional artists working in almost every imaginable medium. The four gallery rooms, stage and separate cinema room for video art also provide the largest independent exhibition space for emerging artists, and has hosted 3rd-year exhibitions for both IADT and NCAD, as well as multiple exhibitions for the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] and other private solo and group shows.

Services for member artists include two kitchens and lounges, a very large Project space and 1,000+ square-meter courtyard [which sees the occasional BBQ], lifedrawing classes, offsite pop-up show opportunities, skill workshops and yearly group exhibitions.

Moxie Studios also proudly provides space for various RDS student residency awards and the annual IMOCA Graduate Residency Award.


Moxie Studios

Masterclass #4

Interactive Media & Environment Master Class

When: Wednesday 19th of October, from 10am to 4.30pm
Where: Hosted by Moxie Studio
Bring your own laptop (Mac, Pc or Linux)
Limited to 12 participants

During this Master class participants will become familiar with basic hardware and software design while at the same time gaining hands-on experience making interactive art projects, digital art performances, installations, interactive events using moving images and sound.


BYOB Hosted by Moxie

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:


►PLAY #4

►PLAY #4 in April with Work by Daire Irwin & more; Music by Brian Roche; The River Fane.
Friday April 29th, 6 -10pm.