Re­cent work by aca­demi­cian.

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by Alex Da Corte. Mother’s tanksta­tion, Ush­ers Is­land Un­til Dec 22 01-6717654 The Kevin Sharkey 500 Col­lec­tion Each piece costs 1500. Tem­ple Lane Gallery, Tem­ple Bar; The White Gallery, 94 Fran­cis St Daily 11am-7pm Show­case Se­lect Work by artists short­listed for the Show­case Award: Alberto Maserin, Ann Marie Cur­ran, Ciarán Óg Arnold, Martin Cregg and Richard Gil­li­gan. Gallery of Pho­tog­ra­phy, Meet­ing House Sq Tues-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1pm6pm Un­til Jan 27 01-6714654 Street Eithne Jor­dan’s ur­ban land­scapes. An Artist, the Stu­dio and all the rest... John Beat­tie’s projects. RHA Mem­bers Ex­hi­bi­tion:

En­light­en­ment and Legacy: Seán Keat­ing and the ESB. Pre­della: eight fold­ing chairs by Michael War­ren. Royal Hiber­nian Academy, Gal­lagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place Mon-Tues 11am-5pm, Wed-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 2-5pm All un­til Dec 21 01-6612558 Tak­ing Stock Ire­land from the 1840s to the late 20th cen­tury, in pho­to­graphs drawn from sev­eral ma­jor ar­chives. Na­tional Pho­to­graphic Ar­chive, Meet­ing House Sq, Tem­ple Bar Mon-Sat 10am-4.45pm, Sun noon-4.45pm To Start with, Let’s Re­move the Colour Six artists who use ev­ery­day cul­tural ref­er­ences as a start­ing point. Tem­ple Bar Gallery, 5-9 Tem­ple Bar TuesSat 11am-6pm Un­til Feb 2 01-6710073 Turn to Red Killing Joke’s 1979 song is ref­er­enced in a show fea­tur­ing Stephen Gun­ning, Maryam Jafri, Sean Lynch, Jim Ricks and Suzanne Treister. FLOOD@Unit 3, James Joyce St Fri-Sat 1-5pm Un­til Jan 26 Un­made Is­abel Nolan’s in­stal­la­tion is based on an in­ci­dent in a psy­chi­atric hospi­tal in Hei­del­berg in 1894. The Re­turn, Goethe In­sti­tute, 37 Mer­rion Sq TuesThurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1.30pm Un­til Dec 21 Win­ter Ex­hi­bi­tion 2012 Some 80 works by stu­dio mem­bers and vis­it­ing artists, plus Spon­sors’ Port­fo­lio 2013, with a poem by Sea­mus Heaney and prints by Pamela Leonard, Liam Ó Broin, Jane O’Mal­ley and Robert Rus­sell for 1750. Graphic Stu­dio Gallery, Tem­ple Bar Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 11am-5pm Un­til Jan 24 01-6798021 Win­ter Group Ex­hi­bi­tion In­clud­ing Dave West, Peter Price and Mary Grey. Vil­lage Art, Sk­er­ries Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (open­ing Dec 16 2-4pm) Un­til Jan 31 Win­ter Group Show Gallery artists. Tay­lor Gal­leries, Kil­dare St Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm, Sat 11am-3pm Un­til Jan 26 01-6766055

FER­MANAGH

1ft Sq Christ­mas Ex­hi­bi­tion Ex­ten­sive line-up of artists, plus new paint­ings by Diar­muid De­largy. Higher Bridges Gallery, Clin­ton Cen­tre, En­niskillen Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 11am4pm Ends Dec 20 048-66325050

GAL­WAY

Break­ing the line Re­cent grads, Lotte Ben­der, De­cland Casey, Ger­ard Garvey & Barry McHugh. 126 Artist-run Gallery, Queen St Wed-Sat 1-6pm Un­til Dec 22 086-4491366 Di­abolic Loop Sev­eral works by Sarah Browne . Gal­way Arts Cen­tre, Do­minick St Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Un­til Jan 27 091-565886 On the Tide of His­tory Bronzes, draw­ings and paint­ings by John Be­han. Kenny Gallery, Lios­bán Re­tail Park Ends Dec 20 091-70350 Xmas Ex­hi­bi­tion X Six That’s Bar­rie Cooke, Mar­garet Ir­win, Kath­leen Furey, Jay Murphy, Debi O’He­hir and Mike Wilkins. Norman Villa Gallery Wed-Sat noon-6pm Un­til Dec 21 091-521131

KERRY

Ex­cel­lence A Mill Cove Gallery ex­hi­bi­tion of work by 45 Ir­ish ce­ramic artists. 21 Main St, Ken­mare Un­til Jan 12 027-70393

KIL­DARE

Trevor Geoghegan Re­cent land­scape paint­ings. Plus Christ­mas Ex­hi­bi­tion of Gallery Artists. Kil­cock Art Gallery Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 2-4pm Ends Dec 15 01-6287619

KILKENNY

Day for Night Lor­raine Nee­son’s in­stal­la­tion. But­ler Gallery, The Cas­tle, Kilkenny Daily 10am1pm/ 2-4.30pm Ends Dec 16 056-7761106

LAOIS

Tom Joyce Rep­re­sen­ta­tional paint­ings. Art Gallery, The Li­brary, Mount­mel­lick Un­til Jan 4 057-8644572

LEITRIM

Open Sea­son 2012 250-plus art­works. The Dock, Car­rick-onShan­non Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm Un­til Feb 2 071-9650828

LIM­ER­ICK

Fer­alis Elaine Byrne’s project cen­tres on an aban­doned cot­tage Lim­er­ick, med­i­tat­ing on me­mory and ruin. Belltable Arts Cen­tre Un­til Jan 25 The Last Days of Grav­ity Berlin-based Ir­ish artist Enda O’Donoghue’s paint­ings stem from an in­ter­est in the paint­ing process in the age of dig­i­tal imag­ing (Un­til Jan 18). Into the Light: mark­ing 60 years of the Arts Coun­cil col­lec­tion,with paint­ings from the 1960s and 1970s (Un­til Jan 18). Lim­er­ick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq Mon/ Wed/Fri 10am-5.30pm, Tues 11am-5.30pm, Thurs 10am8.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm 061-310633 Lim­er­ick Vi­sions Cel­e­brat­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of Lim­er­ick Art So­ci­ety . Hunt Mu­seum, Cus­tom House Mon-Sat 10am5pm, Sun 2-5pm Un­til Dec 19 061-490084

Win­ter Mem­bers’ Show Ex­ten­sive show­ing of fine print works. Lim­er­ick Print­mak­ers Stu­dio and Gallery, 5a Sars­field St Un­til Dec 22 061-311806

LOUTH

Uni­fied Show mark­ing 600th an­niver­sary of Drogheda as a uni­fied town, with De­clan Kelly, Els Borghart, Laura Gram­zow and Leo de Freyne. Droichead Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Un­til Jan 5 041-9833946 Bill Vi­ola: The Re­flect­ing Pool Five works by Vi­ola, span­ning 1977-80, col­lec­tively chart­ing life’s jour­ney. High­lanes Gallery, Drogheda Mon-Sat 10.30am5.30pm, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm Un­til Jan 26 041-9803311

MAYO

Christ­mas Group Ex­hi­bi­tion With Peter Burns, Martin Gale, Neal Greig, Chris Leach, Mary Noo­nan, Marc Reilly & Lor­raine Wall. Clare­mor­ris Gallery Wed-Sat 1-6pm Un­til Dec 23 087-7912337 Flora Lu­cida Glass­works by Emma Bourke in­spired by wild flow­ers in the west of Ire­land. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am5.30pm Un­til Jan 26 094-9023733 No Or­di­nary Fam­ily Ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tring on Zof­fany’s 1764 por­trait of Ge­orge Fitzger­ald with his sons Ge­orge & Charles. Tur­lough Park House, Castle­bar Per­spec­tives 7 Bal­lina Open Ex­hi­bi­tion 2012 (Bal­lina Arts Cen­tre Un­til Dec 22). Hall of Mir­rors: in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion by Anne Cleary + Dennis Con­nolly (Civic Of­fices, Arran Place Un­til Feb 1) Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 096-73593 Win­ter Ex­hi­bi­tion 2012 More than 40 artists. Cus­tom House Stu­dios Gallery, The Quay Un­til Jan 20 098-28735

MEATH

Go­ing Solo 2012: Eve­lyn Brod­er­ick This year’s award win­ner cre­ates an “Alice in Won­der­land en­vi­ron­ment”. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van Tues-Sat 11am-4pm Un­til Jan 5 046-9092335

SLIGO

Into the Light Mark­ing 60 years of the Arts Coun­cil col­lec­tion, the works ex­plore land­scape, do­mes­tic­ity and craft, with a new com­mis­sion from Sean Lynch (Un­til Mar 24). The Celtic Twi­light: ur­ban-ru­ral ten­sions dur­ing the Celtic re­vival (Un­til Jan 27). Clea van der Grijn: two new works@Room (Un­til Dec 18). The Model, The Mall, Sligo Wed-Sat 11am-5.30pm, Sun noon-5pm 071-9141405 In­vited Artists Mar­garet Cor­co­ran, Kate MacDon­agh, Brian McDonagh and Cor­mac O’Leary. Hamil­ton Gallery, Sligo Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Un­til Jan 28 071-9143686

TIP­PER­ARY

Never, Never Be an Artist... Paint­ings, print works and mul­ti­me­dia by Vanessa O’Reilly, Suzan­nah O’Reilly and Paul O’Reilly. Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles Un­til Jan 25

WATER­FORD

Christ­mas Magic 2012 Joan Clancy Gallery, Mwee­la­horne, Ring, Dun­gar­van Dec 15-16 11am- 5pm 086-8134597

WEST­MEATH

Bor­rowed Mem­o­ries In­au­gu­ral show in a ma­jor new pub­lic venue features works drawn from Imma’s col­lec­tion. Luan Gallery, Cus­tume Place, Athlone Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun noon5pm Un­til Feb 24 090-6442154

WEX­FORD

Se­cretly, we thirst for re­al­ity Jun­gian archetypes in paint­ings by 2011 Emerg­ing Artist Award win­ner Ce­cilia Danell. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre, Tues- Sat 10am5.30pm Un­til Dec 24 053-9123764

WICKLOW

Art & Craft for Christ­mas Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre, Bray TuesFri 10am-1pm/2-5pm, Sat-Sun noon-5pm Un­til Dec 24 01-2762039 Chil­dren’s list­ings: Sylvia Thompson sthomp­son@irish­times.com

Pan­tos and hol­i­day shows on page 23

DUBLIN

The Snow­man Ray­mond Brigg’s an­i­mated film with live mu­sic from the Orches­tra of the Na­tional Con­cert Hall. NCH Sat/ Sun 2.30pm/5pm/7.30pm 120 adults, 115 chil­dren 01-4170000 Sinbad Lam­bert Pup­pet The­atre, Monkstown Sat/Sun 3.30pm 113/111 01-2800974 lam­bert­pup­petthe­atre.com Fos­sett’s Christ­mas Cir­cus Tra­di­tional two-hour cir­cus show. Royal Hospi­tal, Kil­main­ham, Un­til Jan 6 15-115 087-7978518 fos­settscir­cus.com

MAYO

Christ­mas Familiy Make your own Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, lis­ten to mu­sic and join in com­pe­ti­tions (for 7+). Na­tional Mu­seum of Coun­try Life – Tur­lough Park, Castle­bar Sat 2-5pm Adm free 094-9031751 Com­edy list­ings: Brian Boyd bboyd@irish­times.com Farm­leigh Christ­mas Pro­gramme Christ­mas Crack­ers Pup­pet Show from Cus­tard Pie Pup­pet Com­pany (Cow­shed The­atre Sat/Sun noon/1.45pm/ 3.30pm). Sto­ry­telling in the Old Kitchen (Sat/Sun 12.45pm/ 2.30pm/4.15pm). Farm­leigh House and Gar­dens, Phoenix Park Adm free 01-8155900

CORK

Snatch Com­edy Night The Roundy, Corn­mar­ket St Tues 9pm 15 City Lim­its Com­edy Club Coburg St, Cork Fri/Sat 9pm

DUBLIN

The Laugh­ter Lounge Eden Quay Fri/Sat 8.30pm 125 David O’Do­herty With a run of shows here. Whe­lan’s Fri/Sat/ Sun 8pm (Sat mat 3pm) 115 The Nualas With a very spe­cial Christ­mas Spe­cial. But­ton Fac­tory Sun 7.30pm 119.50 Capi­tol Com­edy Club Ha’penny Bridge Inn, Welling­ton Quay Sun/Wed 9pm The Bat­tle of the Axe Com­edy and mu­sic. Ha’penny Bridge Inn, Tem­ple Bar Tues/Thurs 9pm 17 Maeve Hig­gins With her ex­cel­lent new show. Draíocht, Blan­chard­stown Thurs 8pm 120.25

CLARE

The Nutcracker: Bal­let Ire­land Fes­tive clas­sic given charm­ing in­fu­sion by a tal­ented Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional cast. Glór, En­nis 8pm 125/112 065-6843103 Also, Dublin, Kerry, Wicklow

DUBLIN

Pomy Panto: Pony­dance Ex­pect a splash of ir­rev­er­ence on your sugar plums from lead­ing com­edy dance the­atre troupe. Project Arts Cen­tre Thurs 8pm 115/¤ 12/ 110 01-8819613 The Laugh­ter Lounge With the comics from Fa­ther Ted. Laugh­ter Lounge, Eden Quay Thurs 8.30pm 125 Dance list­ings: Seona Mac Réamoinn smacreamoinn@irish­times.com The Com­edy Cel­lar In­ter­na­tional Bar, Wicklow St Wed 9pm 18 The Out­sider: John Scott Dance The­atre Chore­og­ra­pher/ dancer Kyle Abra­ham presents his new “boyz in the hood” style show for this com­pany, in which he per­forms with four Ir­ish dancers. Project Arts Cen­tre Fri 8pm, Sat 1pm/8pm, 115/112 01-8819613 Com­edy NightIn­ter­na­tional Com­edy Club, In­ter­na­tional Bar Fri/Sat/Sun/Thurs 9pm 18 The Dublin Com­edy Im­prov In­ter­na­tional Bar Mon 9pm An­drew Stan­ley’s Com­edy Mish Mash In­ter­na­tional Bar, Wicklow St Tues 9pm 15 Laugh Out Loud at Anseo With Ai­dan Kil­lian and guests. Anseo, Cam­den St Wed 8.30pm 17 The Nutcracker::Bal­let Ire­land See Clare. The He­lix, DCU Thurs 7.30pm 125/122.50,01- 7007000 New Move­ments: Fiona Quil­li­gan Stu­dio show­ing from res­i­dent artist Quil­li­gan. Dance House, Fo­ley St Fri 5pm Adm free 01-8558800 A Christ­mas Tale/The Nutcracker Suite: Ir­ish Na­tional Youth Bal­let With Kather­ine Lewis and Stephen Bren­nan at the helm. The Pavil­ion, Dún Laoghaire, Fri noon/8pm, Sat 3pm/6pm Sun 3pm/7pm Christ­mas Dances: Na­dia Quick Bal­let Stu­dio Fes­tive stu­dent pro­gramme in aid of Barnar­dos. St An­drews Col­lege, Boot­er­stownm Fri 7.30pm, Sat 3pm 110/15 087-231-6492

GAL­WAY

Dou­ble Bill: Youth Bal­let West Ad­ven­tures of Alice in Won­der­land and a new work with big band beat. Town Hall The­atre Sat 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm 116/112 091-569777 Also West­meath

KERRY

The Nutcracker: Bal­let Ire­land See Clare. Si­amsaTíre, Tralee 8pm 123/121 066- 7123055

WEST­MEATH

Dou­ble Bill: Youth Bal­let West See Gal­way. Dean Crowe The­atre, Athlone Fri 7.30pm 116/112 090-6492129

WICKLOW

The Nutcracker: Bal­let Ire­land See Clare. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray Tues 8pm 120/118 01-2724030 Read­ings list­ings: Cathy Dil­lon cdil­lon@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Ciaran Car­son Lit­er­ary Lunchtime Read­ing by Car­son, pre­sented by the John He­witt So­ci­ety in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ul­ster Hall, to cel­e­brate the publi­ca­tion of his new novel, Ex­change Place, and his lat­est po­etry col­lec­tion, In the Light Of (af­ter Il­lu­mi­na­tions by Arthur Rim­baud). Ul­ster Hall (Group Space) Wed 12.45 pm £5.00 belfastc­ity.govuk/What­sOn

CLARE

Doire­ann Ní Ghríofa Bilin­gual po­etry read­ing with mu­sic, mulled wine and mince pies to cel­e­brate the launch of Ní Ghri­ofa’s Du­la­sair. Sceal Eile Books, En­nis Sat 5.30pm doire­annnighri­ofa.com

CORK

Ó Bhéal With spe­cial guest and, as usual, an open mic. Hayloft, up­stairs at The Long Val­ley, Winthrop St Mon 9pm Adm free 085-7126299 ob­heal.ie/blog

DUBLIN

Par­adise Lost Read-a-Thon Dr Philip Cole­man of TCD presents this read­ing of Mil­ton’s clas­sic, with read­ers in­clud­ing Sea­mus Heaney. Part One: Grad­u­ate Me­mo­rial Build­ing 10am; Part Two: Col­lege Chapel 2-7pm. TCD Fri 01-8961907 philip.cole­man@tcd.ie Read­ings from James Joyce Group read­ing in the phar­macy men­tioned in Ulysses, where Leopold Bloom bought the lemon soap. Sweny’s, 1 Lin­coln Pl Mon-Sat Var­i­ous times Adm free sweny.ie

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