First port of call
DUBLIN PORT Print Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the arch, Cope St, Temple Bar Until May 26 01-6798021 Until last year Dublin’s Graphic Studio was located deep in Docklands, and this exhibition marks the print workshop’s long involvement with Dublin Port and, indeed, the long-term inspiration that artists have drawn from Dublin Bay. Some 80 artists participated in a competition for work on the theme of Dublin Port. All were offered a tour of the port to get an inside view of its activities, and NCAD’s head of print Mike Birtchnell, the National Gallery’s print curator Anne Hodge and project manager Mary Gallagher selected work by 18 artists for exhibition.
A prize fund of €5,000 went to Kelvin Mann (for Red Lighthouse, above) and (in joint second place) James McCreary and Philip Murphy. Among the other participants are Brian Lalor, Gwen O’Dowd, Niamh Flanagan, Stephen Lawlor, Niall Naessens, Cliona Doyle, Katherine Van Uytreacht, Lina Nordenstrom, Carmel Benson and more. The show was initially seen at the Dublin Port Company in Alexandra Road. AIDAN DUNNE can’T SEE ThaT? caTch This
Static TV Anarchic and inventive installation work by Nevan Lahart. Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny Daily 10.30am-5pm Until June 10 056-7761106