What’s On in Dublin: Winter 2017/18


By Ciara Kummert.


National Gallery of Ireland

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Frederick William Burton: For the Love of Art

An exhibition displaying works by the Irish born artist, most famous for his watercolour painting, ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’. The exhibition shows 70 works by the artist, alongside the work of  Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Daniel Maclise and William Mulready.

25 October 2017 – 14 January 2018



Molesworth Gallery


Blaise Smith 

The Kilkenny-born, NCAD-educated artist exhibits his detailed artwork in the Molesworth Gallery. His work is bold and beautiful, with his main focus on how textures and colours work in tandem.

December 2017





Freud Project 2016 – 2021

50 works by the realist painter, Lucian Freud. Known for his intimate portraits, Freud aimed to capture the personality of his sitters, many of which he was close to.

21 October 2016 – January 2018



Kerlin Gallery


Stephen McKenna

British-born Stephen McKenna is mainly remembered for his post-modern figurative paintings describing nature, people, and interiors. Mckenna paints in a style you could see as a simplified version of the work of Diego Riviera. McKenna was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 1986.

20 October – 26 November 2017



Project Arts Centre


Szabolcs KissPál: From Fake Mountains To Faith (Hungarian Trilogy)

Szabolcs KissPál is an artist and cultural activist based in Budapest. He combines new media and visual arts to demonstrate important social issues. He looks at how history is ideologically manipulated and delves into the concept of national symbolism and its misuse.

23 November 2017 – 13 January 2018



The Doorway Gallery


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Change of Season I by Rebecca Cole.


The Doorway Gallery Christmas Show 2017

Works from Irish artists such as Lucy Doyle, Rebecca Cole, Tony O’Connor and Sorca Farrell will be shown with every painting costing less than €500. A variety of works, mainly landscape paintings, are on display. Yes, you are allowed just browse without buying!

2 December 2017 – 15 January 2018



The Hugh Lane

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Eithne Jordan: Tableau

The exhibition with Jordan’s work shows her fascination with how light and colour work in tandem in an interior setting. Jordan’s work has focused on contemporary cities such as Paris, Madrid, and most recently Dublin. Her works include a description of the interior of Charlemont House.

12 October 2017 – 14 January 2018



Chester Beatty


Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War

Forty prints by Goya (1746 – 1828) depict the violence of the guerrilla warfare, the suffering of the famine, and the disillusionment after Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Spain in 1808.

(see page 20 for a review of the exhibition)

6 October 2017 – 21 January 2018



Douglas Hyde Gallery


Abbas Akhavan – variations on a garden (Gallery 1)

The exhibition of Iran-born and Toronto-based artist Akhavan comprises a series of sculptures, video, and photographic works, which recreates elements of the garden through different media. While Akhavan’s work is mainly focused on political issues and how a country is affected by violence, he is primarily interested in observing and describing his environment. This exhibition looks at the space of a garden as one of leisure, nature, both a public and private space, but also as a site of supremacy and conflict.

27 October – 31 January 2018



Temple Bar Gallery and Studios


Otobong Nkanga

Nigerian-born Nkanga’s work include drawings, installations, photographs, performances, and sculptures. She considers serious social matters to do with land, natural and human resources, and how they have been exploited.

8 December 2017 – 10 February 2018

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