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AR­MAGH

An­other Day in Fu­tile Bat­tle Against the 2nd Law ... of ther­mo­dy­nam­ics which says that en­ergy al­ways de­creases in a closed sys­tem. Ais­ling O’Beirn ex­plores the con­cept in a sculp­tural in­stal­la­tion and new an­i­ma­tions pieces. Mil­len­nium Court Arts Cen­tre, Wil­liam St, Por­ta­d­own Un­til Novem­ber 23 mil­len­ni­um­court.org

BELFAST

RUA An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion The RUA’s 135th an­nual show in­cludes work by Robert Bal­lagh, David Crone, Gra­ham Gin­gles, Vera Klute, Janet Mullar­ney and many more. Ulster Mu­seum, Botanic Gar­dens, Belfast Un­til Jan­uary 8 nmni.um

CORK

Can­thus A se­ries of in­ter­ven­tions, in­stal­la­tions and sur­prises by Ir­ish artist An­nie O’Ne (Un­til Fe­bru­ary 15) Craw­ford Art Gallery, Em­met Place craw­for­dart­gallery.ie

Martin Gale Sus­pended nar­ra­tives in a ru­ral set­ting. Re­cent paint­ings. Lavit Gallery, 5 Fa­ther Mathew St Un­til Novem­ber 15 lav­it­gallery.com

DUBLIN

Sofia Areal Paint­ings and draw­ings in a strong, graphiic style. The Chancery, Em­bassy of Por­tu­gal, 70 Up­per Lee­son St Un­til end of Novem­ber sofi­aareal.com

At­las Ma­jor new work by Kathy Pren­der­gast that takes 100 road at­lases of Europe as its start­ing point. Ker­lin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, South Anne St Un­til De­cem­ber 10 ker­lin.ie

John Be­han: Past and Present New work and some well-known pieces from the past by lead­ing sculp­tor John Be­han. Solomon Fine Art, Balfe St Un­til Novem­ber 19 solomon­fin­eart.ie

Cre­at­ing His­tory: Sto­ries of Ire­land in Art 55 Paint­ings re­lat­ing to Ir­ish his­tory from the 17th to the early 20th cen­tury (Un­til Jan­uary 15) Eclec­tic Im­ages: Re­cent

Ac­qui­si­tions 2011-2016: Brian Lalor’s dona­tion of over 160 prints in 2014 takes pride of place but there is much more be­sides (Un­til De­cem­ber 7)

Euro­pean Art 1850-1950: 70 Highlights from the col­lec­tion (Mil­len­nium Wing) Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land, Clare St na­tion­al­gallery.ie

Sa­muel Lau­rence Cun­nane Quiet and eas­ily over­looked mo­ments of daily life in pho­to­graphs by Sa­muel Lau­rence Cun­nane (Gallery 1) Tex­tiles from the At­las

Moun­tains: Ber­ber tex­tiles in­clud­ing rugs, a wo­man’s cer­e­mo­nial head­scarf and a sad­dle cover com­piled by Geb­hart Blazek (Gallery 2) Dou­glas Hyde Gallery, Trin­ity Col­lege Un­til Novem­ber 9

Daily Prac­tice Se­lected works 2007-2016 by Mark

Cullen (Un­til Novem­ber 2) Works from the Stu­dio: Stylised, per­sonal sym­bol­ism in the paint­ings of El­iz­a­beth Tag­gart (Ends Oc­to­ber 29) Molesworth Gallery,16 Molesworth St molesworth­gallery.com

De­sign and Vi­o­lence De­sign is a pos­i­tive word, but what when it is di­rected to malev­o­lent and harm­ful pur­poses? A show stem­ming from an on­line cu­ra­to­rial ex­per­i­ment at MoMA in 2013. Sci­ence Gallery, Trin­ity Col­lege Un­til Jan­uary 22 sci­ence­gallery.com

Cather­ine Greene Am­bi­tious, al­le­gor­i­cal bronze fig­u­ra­tive sculp­tures. The Assem­bly Rooms, City House, 58 South Wil­liam St Ends Oc­to­ber 29 cather­ine­greene.com

Hong Ling A ret­ro­spec­tive of the work of a lead­ing Chi­nese painter work­ing in the land­scape tra­di­tion, in oil paint as well as ink. Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary, Dublin Cas­tle Un­til Jan­uary 29, 2017 cbl.ie

IMMA Col­lec­tion: Freud

Project 50 works by Lu­cian Freud, 30 paint­ings and 20 works on pa­per, on five-year loan (Gar­den Gal­leries Un­til Oc­to­ber 2017, Adm 18/ 5) Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, The Royal Hos­pi­tal, Kil­main­ham imma.ie Mo­dal­ity of the Vis­i­ble A sur­vey of the work of Michael Kane (Un­til Jan­uary 15) The Metronome Bursts of Au­to­matic Fire: A sto­ry­board in­stal­la­tion by Bel­gian artist Sven Au­gusti­j­nen (Un­til Jan­uary 22) Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Par­nell Sq North hugh­lane.ie

on pa­per Works on pa­per by 10 con­tem­po­rary artists, in­clud­ing Michael Can­ning, Richard Gor­man, Hughie O’Donoghue, Bar­bara Rae, Don­ald Teskey and Sa­muel Walsh. SO Fine art Edi­tions, 10 South Anne St Un­til Novem­ber 17 sofin­earte­di­tions.com

Stu­dio Paint­ings by Gerry Davis. Pal­las Projects/Stu­dios, 115-117 The Coombe Ends Oc­to­ber 29 pal­laspro­jects.org

To swal­low a ball Vanessa Donoso Lòpez ex­plores as­pects of con­tem­po­rary emi­gra­tion through the idea of soil. Tales from a Green Post

Box: Jane Locke asks why our post boxes still bear em­blems of English roy­alty. The LAB, Fo­ley St Un­til Novem­ber 9 dublincit­yart­sof­fice.ie/the-lab

KERRY

Un­earthing Place New work by Roisín McGuigan. Craft Makers Cen­tre, Tralee Un­til Novem­ber 12 craft­mak­ers.ie

KIL­DARE

Vanishing Art Sculp­tures and paint­ings from artists in­clud­ing Orla de Bri, Carolyn Mul­hol­land, Stephanie Hess, Bob Quinn, Pa­trick O’Reilly, Leo Hig­gins and Alva Gal­lagher. Car­ton House, Maynooth Un­til Novem­ber 1 van­ishin­gart.ie

KILKENNY

A Peen­ing Sound See Seven Dayas. But­ler Gallery, The Cas­tle Un­til De­cem­ber 18 but­ler gallery.com

LIM­ER­ICK

Charles J Haughey: Power, Pol­i­tics and Pub­lic Im­age Ea­monn Far­rell’s Haughey port­fo­lio, plus Des­mond J O’Mal­ley. The Hunt Mu­seum, The Cus­tom House, Rut­land St Un­til Novem­ber 20 hunt­mu­seum.com

LOUTH

Off Cen­tre Nine new 3D works, a mov­ing im­age piece and a wall draw­ing by Marie Han­lon. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Stock­well St, Drogheda Un­til Novem­ber 4 droic­head.com

ROSCOM­MON

Claim­ing Space A show­case of the work of Red­bird Youth Col­lec­tive, the Gal­way-based youth art col­lec­tive. Part of a multi-venue na­tional tour. Roscom­mon Arts Cen­tre, Cir­cu­lar Road, Roscom­mon Un­til Novem­ber 4 roscom­monarts­cen­tre.ie

WEX­FORD

My Minds I Lively vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of con­cep­tions of the self in en­sem­ble sculp­tural pieces by Janet Mullar­ney (Un­til Novem­ber 26) For­merly

Wildlife: Draw­ings by Nick Jar­man (D’Lush Cafe un­til Novem­ber 12) Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre, Corn­mar­ket wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie

The Walk to the Par­adise

Gar­den Flo­ral paint­ings by Brid­get Flinn. Pi­g­yard Gallery, Spec­trum Art and Fram­ing, 13 Sel­skar St Un­til Novem­ber 14 pi­g­yardgallery.com

WICK­LOW

Phy­lum Michael O’Hara. Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre, 1 Al­bert Av­enue, Bray Un­til Novem­ber 6 sig­nalarts­cen­tre.ie

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