SHAPING IRELAND, Landscapes in Irish Art

National Gallery of Ireland

20 April – 7 July 2019
Beit Wing (Rooms 6-10)

George Petrie (1790-1866), Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway, c.1827. Image © National Gallery of Ireland  Spanning 250 years,  Shaping Ireland, Landscapes in Irish Art  comprises artworks by fifty artists, exploring the relationship between people and the natural world.  In addition to celebrated artists such as George Barret, Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats, it includes contemporary practitioners like Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Kathy Prendergast and Sean Scully, as well as emerging artists including Niamh O’Malley, Caoimhe Kilfeather and Samuel Laurence Cunnane.  Encompassing a range of artistic media and perspectives, this exhibition examines different land types and uses, revealing the significant role artists have played in visualising aspects of human impact on the environment.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring a selection of expert responses by individuals such as Paula Meehan (poet), Mary Reynolds (garden designer), Duncan Stewart (environmentalist) and John Tuomey (architect), among others.   Exhibition curator | Donal Maguire

George Petrie (1790-1866), Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, County Galway, c.1827. Image © National Gallery of Ireland

Spanning 250 years, Shaping Ireland, Landscapes in Irish Art comprises artworks by fifty artists, exploring the relationship between people and the natural world.

In addition to celebrated artists such as George Barret, Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats, it includes contemporary practitioners like Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Kathy Prendergast and Sean Scully, as well as emerging artists including Niamh O’Malley, Caoimhe Kilfeather and Samuel Laurence Cunnane.

Encompassing a range of artistic media and perspectives, this exhibition examines different land types and uses, revealing the significant role artists have played in visualising aspects of human impact on the environment.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring a selection of expert responses by individuals such as Paula Meehan (poet), Mary Reynolds (garden designer), Duncan Stewart (environmentalist) and John Tuomey (architect), among others.

Exhibition curator | Donal Maguire

BORDERLINES

23 February – 4 May 2019

Preview: Friday 22 February, 6-8pm 

TALBOT RICE GALLERY, Edinburgh, Scotland

Film still Revolt of the Giants, Van Brummelen & De Haan, 2008     Lara Almarcegui, Rossella Biscotti, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Willie Doherty, Núria Güell, Ruth E Lyons, Amalia Pica, Khvay Samnang, Santiago Sierra, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor    Borderlines  is a group exhibition that gives form to the conceptual, geo-political, economic and cultural impacts of borders. It draws attention to the ownership of the earth beneath our feet, underwater realms, the rules governing the international movement of goods, nation-states, the UK border in Ireland, financial sovereignty, tribal territories, anarchic polar exploration and the world-wide distribution of natural resources. Conceived to coincide with the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU,  Borderlines  offers imaginative ways of representing and thinking about frontiers, at a time when very real borders between the UK and Europe are being proposed.    https://www.ed.ac.uk/talbot-rice/exhibitions/borderlines

Film still Revolt of the Giants, Van Brummelen & De Haan, 2008

Lara Almarcegui, Rossella Biscotti, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Willie Doherty, Núria Güell, Ruth E Lyons, Amalia Pica, Khvay Samnang, Santiago Sierra, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Borderlines is a group exhibition that gives form to the conceptual, geo-political, economic and cultural impacts of borders. It draws attention to the ownership of the earth beneath our feet, underwater realms, the rules governing the international movement of goods, nation-states, the UK border in Ireland, financial sovereignty, tribal territories, anarchic polar exploration and the world-wide distribution of natural resources. Conceived to coincide with the UK’s scheduled exit from the EU, Borderlines offers imaginative ways of representing and thinking about frontiers, at a time when very real borders between the UK and Europe are being proposed.  

https://www.ed.ac.uk/talbot-rice/exhibitions/borderlines

Artist of the month- Cassandra Voices

http://cassandravoices.com/arts/artist-of-the-month-ruth-lyons-2/

Artist of the Month – Ruth Lyons  BY RUTH LYONS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019   Salarium 230 million BCE – Ongoing – We are salted by the salt of this palace   The Zechstein Sea is an ancient body of salt water, now existing as a geological seam of salt extending across Northern Europe from Ireland to Russia. As the seam progresses eastwards and deepens into what was a body of salt water, the mineral content changes and the colour and density of the salt varies: giving rise to brown salt in Ireland; a grey colour in the UK; red and blue in Germany; and white in Poland.    Please follow Link http://cassandravoices.com/arts/artist-of-the-month-ruth-lyons-2/

Artist of the Month – Ruth Lyons

BY RUTH LYONS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Salarium 230 million BCE – Ongoing – We are salted by the salt of this palace

The Zechstein Sea is an ancient body of salt water, now existing as a geological seam of salt extending across Northern Europe from Ireland to Russia. As the seam progresses eastwards and deepens into what was a body of salt water, the mineral content changes and the colour and density of the salt varies: giving rise to brown salt in Ireland; a grey colour in the UK; red and blue in Germany; and white in Poland.

Please follow Link http://cassandravoices.com/arts/artist-of-the-month-ruth-lyons-2/

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Satellite Residency COWHOUSE Studios

The Mothership Project Satellite Residency: Selected Artists Announced    The Mothership announces the 15 parenting artists who are recipients of residences:   This autumn, The Mothership Project in  collaboration  with Cow House Studios will run a pilot  artist residency programme giving 15 parenting artists supported time and space to develop their practice, including childcare and accommodation on-site for children and partners.  This pilot programme aims to generate institutional change in how artists are supported throughout their careers and changing family circumstances, as well as contributing to the debate on affordable childcare, precarious work and attitudes to care work. This residency programme for parenting artists highlights the difficulty of maintaining an art career as a parent in Ireland. The Satellite Residency is funded by the  Arts Council of Ireland  and  Wexford County Council Arts Office  and is supported by  Visual, Carlow  and  Wexford Arts Centre .  The 15 artists travelling to Cow House Studios are Dorota Borowa, Stephen Dunne, Niamh Davis, Sarah Lincoln, Ruth Lyons, Ciara McMahon, Susan Montgomery, Celina Muldoon, Niamh O’Doherty, Sally O’Dowd, James O’hAodha, Una Quigley, Linda Quinlan, Ruby Wallis and Kate Warner.

The Mothership Project Satellite Residency: Selected Artists Announced

The Mothership announces the 15 parenting artists who are recipients of residences:

This autumn, The Mothership Project in collaboration with Cow House Studios will run a pilot artist residencyprogramme giving 15 parenting artists supported time and space to develop their practice, including childcare and accommodation on-site for children and partners.

This pilot programme aims to generate institutional change in how artists are supported throughout their careers and changing family circumstances, as well as contributing to the debate on affordable childcare, precarious work and attitudes to care work. This residency programme for parenting artists highlights the difficulty of maintaining an art career as a parent in Ireland. The Satellite Residency is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Office and is supported by Visual, Carlow and Wexford Arts Centre.

The 15 artists travelling to Cow House Studios are Dorota Borowa, Stephen Dunne, Niamh Davis, Sarah Lincoln, Ruth Lyons, Ciara McMahon, Susan Montgomery, Celina Muldoon, Niamh O’Doherty, Sally O’Dowd, James O’hAodha, Una Quigley, Linda Quinlan, Ruby Wallis and Kate Warner.

PILOT LIGHT commission with Pavilion Leeds

Ruth Lyons ‘Pilot Light’ 2 April – 31 May   Ruth Lyons’  Pilot Light  reflects on the geology of Byram Park, historically surrounded by limestone quarries and kilns. Limestone is heated with oxy-acetylene to produce a light that is projected across the landscape using a large mirror. This demonstrates Thomas Drummond’s use of limelight and a heliostat to triangulate the land for the production of the first Ordnance Survey map of Ireland.  The work was exhibited at The Hepworth Wakefield as part of Pavilion’s   The Follies of Youth   exhibition. A response  Pilot Light  projection took place in Doth Henge, a megalithic site in Co. Meath, Ireland.  http://www.pavilion.org.uk/commissions/Ruth-lyons/  http://thefolliesofyouth.co.uk/?page_id=15

Ruth Lyons ‘Pilot Light’ 2 April – 31 May

Ruth Lyons’ Pilot Light reflects on the geology of Byram Park, historically surrounded by limestone quarries and kilns. Limestone is heated with oxy-acetylene to produce a light that is projected across the landscape using a large mirror. This demonstrates Thomas Drummond’s use of limelight and a heliostat to triangulate the land for the production of the first Ordnance Survey map of Ireland.
The work was exhibited at The Hepworth Wakefield as part of Pavilion’s The Follies of Youth exhibition. A response Pilot Light projection took place in Doth Henge, a megalithic site in Co. Meath, Ireland.

http://www.pavilion.org.uk/commissions/Ruth-lyons/

http://thefolliesofyouth.co.uk/?page_id=15