KENNETH O’ HALL O RAN: MODERN RUINS AND OTHER STORIES Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar, Dublin Until May 20 galleryofphotography.ie A survey of the work of Clare-born photographer Kenneth O’Halloran, centring on what remains his finest project to date, the superb The Handball Alley, a series of landscape documenting the contemporary condition of handball alleys throughout the country, markers and memorials of changing times. Plus Celtic Tiger property madness in Tales fom the Primised Land and a portrait of Corofin in Bodies in Motion.
ALICE MA HER: V OX MATER IA The Source Arts Centre, Ca a the dr al St, Th ur les, Co Tipperary Until May 5 thesourceartscentre.ie Alice Maher’s Vox Materia is inspired by a 12th century carving of a mermaid at Kilcooley Abbey. Woodcuts and watercolours document the contorted body, while “hand-held
sculptural forms create new material and corporeal vocabularies.” Pluck Projects curated.
AMANDA DU NS MORE: KEEPER Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Sq, Dublin April 10- July 22
hughlane.ie Marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, Amanda Dunsmore’s 20-minute video portraits of key figures include those on John Hume and David Trimble, exhibited here for the first time. Plus
other works exploring the role of portraiture in social and political life.
MARTIN A O’ BRIEN: AT SOME DISTANCE IN THE DIRECTION INDICATED The Butler Gallery, The Castle,
Kilkenny.UntilApril29 butlergallery.com Martina O’Brien delves into developments in climates change research via a residency at the Irish Centre for High End Computing, in works including a video installation on