The week’s best art exhibitions: From Anna Daucikova to KCAT
Plus: Elizabeth O’Kane and Julie Ann Haines in Dublin; and printmaking in Kilcock
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Elizabeth O’Kane and Julie Ann Haines: Sculpture, watercolours and prints
The Bondwell, 35 Westland Row, Dublin, elizabethokane.com
Installed in a warehouse space in a newly refurbished Georgian building, once home to Ireland’s first railway, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company, Elizabeth O’Kane shows a number of bronze and stone sculptures plus recent topographical watercolours of New York and printworks by Julie Ann Haines.
Together Now – The Engagement Project Exhibition: KCAT and other artists
The FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Co Down, Until February 1st, 2020
Third instalment of the touring group show, curated by Catherine Marshall, showcasing work by 26 artists at the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent (KCAT) in Callan, Co Kilkenny, together with work by artists from different contexts throughout Ireland arising from collaborations, residencies and conversations first initiated in 2014. Encompassing painting, sculpture, film, video, performance and installation.
Project Arts Centre, Dublin Until January 18th
Video and photographic works by Anna Daucikova offering an insight into how her decade in Moscow – the 1980s, before she returned to Bratislava in 1991 – influenced her development as artist, feminist and LGBT activist. Her working methods have included photography, photo-collage, performance and video. Thirty-three Situations (2007-2015), for example, reflects on her time in a communal apartment in Moscow.
Interpretations in Printmaking
Leinster Printmaking Studio & Invited Artists. Kilcock Art Gallery, Kilcock, Co Kildare. Until December 21st
Robert Russell of the Graphic Studio curated this Christmas gathering of original print works. The pitch is that everything included comes in at one of two price points, €150 and €250. The line-up of artists includes many experienced printmakers, including James McCreary, Gay O’Neill, Margaret Becker, Pamela de Bri, Pauline Kinahan.
Changing Group Exhibition
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast Until January 24th
Drawing on a formidable range of artists, the Fenderesky promises perpetual renewal throughout the run of its winter exhibition. You may not be quite sure what you’ll find if you visit, but the quality is guaranteed. A sample of the artists involved: Sinéad Aldridge, Natalia Black, Chung Eun Mo, David Crone, Fionnnuala D’Arcy, Patrick Michael Fitzgerald, Mary McIntyre, Helen O’Leary and John Noel Smith. Plus the storeroom will be open for viewing.