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LucyMc Kenna. Moylurg Tower, Lo ugh Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon January 26 th ,7 pm lin dash ev lin. com Lough Key Forest Park’s history has
an exotic side: tales of mermaids, UFOs, giants, ghosts and magical portals. Lucy McKenna draws on this fantastic dimension to devise “a short light-filled experience”, inviting a group of visitors inside the Moylurg Tower (though viewable from the vicinity outside too). Access to the Tower is limited and bookable via eventbrite.ie. Linda Shevlin curates, for Roscommon CoCo Arts Office, and a new text by Joanne Laws will be launched on the evening.
kennardphillipps.RuaRed,South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght. Until March 29th ruared.ie kennardphillipps is the collaborative, politically engaged partnership of Cat Phillipps and Peter Kennard, active since 2002. Their photomontages, prints, paintings and mixed media installations take the motif of the raft with a monumental raft at its centre, recalling Gericault’s epic painting and the rafts used by desperate migrants in the Mediterranean, in a critique of contemporary political imperatives, plus a participatory working space called the War on War Room, an encouragement of civic involvement.
Marielle MacLeman. The LAB, Foley St, DublinUntilMarch10ththelab.ie
Marielle MacLeman draws on a range of materials and processes to express the interconnections between natural and synthetic components especially in the environment of Inner City Dublin, referencing the historical role of weaving, markets and renewal in green spaces, a cottage market and the greening of streets, with a reference to the devaluation of Irish wool, now largely a low cost export.
A group exhibition. CCA (Centre for ContemporaryArt),10-12Artillery Street,Derry-LondonderryUntilMarch 9th cca-derry-londonderry.org What do artists currently find urgent? In a bid to answer that question, CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk and artist Willie Doherty have selected work by Myrid Carten, Bronagh Gallagher, Michelle Hall, Hamish MacPherson, Niamh McConaghy, Paddy McKeown, Denise McShannon, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair, Laura O’Connor, Soft Fiction Projects from an open call submission. Such concerns as environment, gender, identity, mental health, political disquiet and the border all figure in work across a wide variety of platforms.
Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award exhibition.TheGallery,BurrenCollege ofArt,NewtownCastle,Ballyvaughan, CoClare.January31st-February22nd burrencollege.ie Work by the four award recipients – Conor Coady, Phoebe McDonagh, Matthew Mitchell and Olivia Normile. The scheme offers four artists a one-month residence and is run jointly by the Burran College and G126 in Galway.