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  • Winter Group Show 2017
    5 January 2017  -  31 January 2017

    Winter Group Show 2017

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  • Winter Group Show 2017

  • Leonard Sexton - “Somewhere city, paintings”
    4 February 2017  -  20 February 2017

    Leonard Sexton - “Somewhere city, paintings”

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Leonard Sexton. A show that is both intimate and unique. The show is entitled ‘somewhere city, paintings’. Leonard opens the show with a special ‘Meet and Greet’, to answer any questions you may wish to ask the Artist himself. The show will take place on Saturday February 4th, from 2-4pm, at No. 24 South Frederick Street. The show is scheduled to run from February 4th to February 20th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Leonard Sexton - “Somewhere city, paintings”

    Somewhere city, paintings

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Leonard Sexton

     

    February 4th  – 20th    

     

    The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Leonard Sexton.  A show that is both intimate and unique.  The show is entitled ‘somewhere city, paintings’.  Leonard opens the show with a special ‘Meet and Greet’, to answer any questions you may wish to ask the Artist himself. The show will take place on Saturday February 4th, from 2-4pm, at No. 24 South Frederick Street.  The show is scheduled to run from February 4th to February 20th.

    Leonard Sexton, whom was recently considered for the London East End painting prize, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design from D.I.T. Dublin in 1987, and had majored in painting. He recollects conversations with the painter, Patrick Graham, as forming a major part of his training.

    In a career that spans nearly thirty years as a full-time painter, he has exhibited in England, Ireland, and the US. Additionally, he has had work shown at a number of major art fairs.  His work forms a part of many a private collection.  His ‘Broken Halo’ series completed in 2008, and is housed in Dublin's U.C.D University.

    Since that time in his life, Sexton’s paintings attempt to personalize and draw comparisons between certain social and political ideals. In more recent times, a large body of his work is influenced by the text of 'Dante's Inferno’. 

    In this current body of work, the use of colour and brushworks, combine towards complications, questions and away from a clear expression of an abundance and perfect nature. The paintings are about dissolving, movement and the change over time. The object is to paint a place, and make it wholly personal, that considers emotional turbulence, exchange and emotional resonance. A placeless quality to all parts of the same place could reveal a more intimate connection. Urban histories social system becomes personalised. All that forms a collision of materials and psychological background.

    His paintings are in several major collections including the Bank of Ireland, AIB, Irish Life as well as in many prestigious private collections. Sexton has been hailed by the 2005 Buyer’s Guide to Irish Art as an up and coming artist with his international reputation continuing to grow.

     

    “He has a real feeling for urban spaces, for the atmosphere of place, just as he has a sense of the physicality of the figure. His female figures stand centrally, facing us in a way that brings Alberto Giacometti and, to a lesser extent, Louis le Brocquy to mind right away.” Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 2003

     

    “Sexton usually lays down a straightforward representational image and works over it with choppy, gestural movements, scraping pigment across the surface.”

    Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 2008

     

    “Sexton approaches his canvases as a sculpture – constructing and deconstructing with layers of paint to portray the beauty within his subjects and a balance between imagery and voids. His charged canvases reflect the speed in which time passes and nature changes.” 

    Jane Ross on Leonard Sexton 2006

     

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Saturday February 4th

    Special Guest: Leonard Sexton will share an intimate ‘Meet & Greet’

    Time: 2 – 4 pm

    Refreshments Served

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

     

     

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    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     

  • 'Awayland' New Paintings by Cormac O’Leary
    2 March 2017  -  27 March 2017

    'Awayland' New Paintings by Cormac O’Leary

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Cormac O’Leary entitled ‘Awayland’. The show will take place on Thursday March 2nd 6.30pm -7.30pm, with Art Connoisseur, John Costello, who will be officially opening the exhibition. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • 'Awayland' New Paintings by Cormac O’Leary

    Awayland

     

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Cormac O’Leary

     

    March 2nd  – 27th

     

    The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Cormac O’Leary entitled ‘Awayland’.  The show will take place on Thursday March 2nd 6.30pm -7.30pm, with Art Connoisseur, John Costello, who will be officially opening the exhibition.

     

    ‘It’s much better to travel in hope than to arrive .. Always coming home’  Dr Miller

     

    “My new paintings explore memory, dream and landscape. Images emerge over time, through layers of colour and textural paintwork.  I try to capture elusive moments, the fleeting atmosphere of a time and place. Those visual afterglows that quicken and fade in the mind’s eye.”    Cormac O’Leary 2017

     

    Cormac O'Leary was born in Cork, and grew up in Sligo. "I was very lucky, I grew up in a house that was full of paintings and artists. I was always drawing as a child, and just continued doing it". His father, John, was a distinguished painter and a charismatic teacher, who was a major influence. Cormac graduated with a diploma in fine art from Sligo RTC, and then lived in Spain for a period of time. He had worked in Sligo Art Gallery, before devoting himself to painting full time.

    His father's great lesson, in quote, "Drawing is the basis for everything. You should produce a drawing a day," is still adhered to him. "I enjoy the abstract quality of paint, and I work in layers. I am conscious of my work when it is completed, as I know how easy it is to be over excessive in detail, not quite knowing when to call it to a finish.  I find, that in doing so, you lose the spontaneity that is associated with many artists, and it becomes overworked.

    “I may look at the least favourable of my pieces, and attempt to establish where it went wrong, however, it is not often that I like to work in retrospect.  It is all to do with what is revealed, that image begins to take over".

    In this latest exhibition, “Awayland” is an imaginative place, somewhere lost in time, where memories and dreams merge. Some images are inspired by paintings of places that Cormac had visited, or passed through.  Cormac was very much inspired by a former residency in Auribeau, South of France.  It was here, that Cormac was fortunate enough to visit a number of the inspirational sources of history’s greatest artists.  In reference of course to Matisse’s and Bonnard’s Museum, Nice, Cannet, and Cezanne’s holy mountain of Mont Sainte Victoire.

     

    It wasn’t difficult for Cormac to recollect these spaces and locations in his paintings, the intimate warm interiors and the glowing still lifes, the open window and the awaiting chair.

     

    The homes and studios of Matisse, Picasso and Nicholas de Stael were in view, within reach. The local landscapes, the sea sky, the harbour, rooftops, house fronts, roads and walls, were all coloured by their vision. Cormac began to trace their footsteps in the hope of catching a glimmer of that clear eternal light it had transformed.

     

    Cormac's work has been exhibited widely in many groups and solo exhibitions, throughout Ireland. His work exists within private collections in Ireland, England, Belgium, Spain and the United States.  Furthermore, Cormac’s work is featured in a number of public collections including that of the Office of Public Works, Royal Hospital Dublin, Department of Finance, and Personnel (Northern Ireland).

     

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Thursday March 2nd

    Speaker: Art Connoisseur, John Costello

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served

  • Affordable art Fair, Battersea 2017
    8 March 2017  -  12 March 2017

    Affordable art Fair, Battersea 2017

    We are exhibiting at : STAND F2 IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE ANY OF THE WORKS PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY Opening times Wednesday 8th March Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm Thursday 9th March 11.00am – 5.30pm Thursday Late View 5.30pm – 9.30pm Friday 10th March 11.00am – 6.00pm Saturday 11th March 11.00am – 6.00pm Sunday 12th March 11.00am – 6.00pm view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Affordable art Fair, Battersea 2017

    About The Affordable Art Fair

     

    When Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 his aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Fifteen years on The Affordable Art Fair is the leading showcase in the UK for contemporary art under £4,000 having welcomed over 1.4 million visitors buying over £203 million worth of art.

     

    How did it all start?

    In 1996 Will opened Will’s Art Warehouse in south west London to bridge the increasing interest in contemporary art and the London gallery scene. By concentrating on relatively unknown artists not carrying a premium for reputation, the gallery was able to offer works from £50 – £2,500 from a stable of over 150 artists. The response to Will’s Art Warehouse encouraged Will to take his approach to the next level, and in October 1999 he launched the first Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park. 10,000 visitors took advantage of the ease of buying, breadth of choice, affordable prices and user-friendly approach.
    AAF has also become something of a global phenomenon with fairs taking place in  Amsterdam, Brussels, New York, Milan, Singapore, Hamburg, Mexico City, Seattle, Stockholm, Hong Kong and Maastricht.. 

    But Will didn’t just stop with the Affordable Art Fair, oh no. He also founded contemporary art-hub PULSE, held annually in New York and Miami; co-founded Asia’s leading art fair, the prestigious ART HK (which has since become Art Basel in Hong Kong); as well as being a shareholder in Art India, the sub-continent’s first international art fair, attracting over 190,000 visitors since its launch in 2008.

     

    Wherever there’s art, there’s Will.
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    STAND F2
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    Opening times

     

    Wednesday 8th March
    Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

     

     

    Thursday 9th March 11.00am – 5.30pm
    Thursday Late View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

     

    Friday 10th March 11.00am – 6.00pm

     

    Saturday 11th March 11.00am – 6.00pm
    Sunday 12th March 11.00am – 6.00pm

     


     

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  • Neal Greig -  “Wild Places”
    6 April 2017  -  27 April 2017

    Neal Greig - “Wild Places”

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Neal Greig entitled ‘Wild Places’. The show will take place Thursday April 6th 6-7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick Street, and is scheduled to run until April 27th . view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Neal Greig - “Wild Places”

    Wild Places

     

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Neal Greig

     

    April 6th – 27th

     

    The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Neal Greig entitled ‘Wild Places’.  The show will take place Thursday April 6th   6-7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick Street, and is scheduled to run until April 27th .

     

    “Exploring the language of paint and investigating creativity of the moment are

    fundamental aspects on my journey of making a painting.

    The elemental combination of earth, air, fire and water are my core subject matter,

    once thought by the ancient Chinese to be the components of a human body. I seek to

    infuse and overlap these elements in a distillation of paint.

     

    There are musical and poetic comparisons as I aim to create a breadth of dialogue in

    response to a live landscape situation. I attempt to weave a line between abstract

    passages of paint that which is familiar, analytical and representational. I am

    reminded of a Jazz musician using a familiar musical passage as the hook on which to

    hang his improvisations. Similarly, the landscape is equivalent to my hook.

    I am interested in going outside to paint, responding to the day as it changes and

    unfolds. I document the light, space and texture, spontaneously painting the changes,

    observing and marking the passing of time.

     

    At times a vigorous approach is employed, capturing a sense of urgency in an effort to

    catch the changing light. This could then pass on to analytical observation, seeking to

    emulate the subtle complexity of natural forms.

    Working outside brings an instinctive aspect to painting. I employ a directness of

    articulation and economy of language. At times areas are left understated while other

    areas are the focus of attention. This is reflective of how the mind, the eye and the

    hand respond in a cohesive flow in response to working from life, whilst the creative

    energy emanates from the heart.

     

    I look for a sense of pictorial space, taking the furthest point from the eye, then

    drawing the composition towards me. Conversely, the viewer, looking at the surfaces

    and reading the painting is gradually drawn through the space. In a sense I am

    painting an organic, natural space rather than a picturesque view of the landscape. I

    am not averse to the beauty and interconnectedness of things.

     

    The palette of colours is kept simple. Considerable mixing takes place, on the palette

    and on the painting. I push the paint around using various brushes and tools as the

    pigments get to know each other. I often think of the process of painting as a series of

    mistakes, with an underlying sense of knowing, continuing towards a resolution.

    Working within the parameters of a creative window, I see the painting evolve. I aim

    to depict a distillation and observance of the passing of time, rather than a

    photographic snapshot of a landscape, which represents a split second.

     

    At times, the event of doing a painting can be very challenging. Finding and getting to

    a location which has the right combination of elements, also being weather beaten and

    insect bitten, standing too close to the edge on windy days sneaky freak waves, not to

    mention close encounters with various animals are all part of the happening.

    At times I am struck in wonderment, standing, painting the passing of a day as the

    planet revolves around the sun” Neal Greig

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Thursday April 6th

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

     

     

    For more information :

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     

  • Lucy Doyle - 'Feast'
    4 May 2017  -  31 May 2017

    Lucy Doyle - 'Feast'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Lucy Doyle entitled ‘Feast’ . The show will officially be opened by Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of Irish Independent and Weekend Magazine. which will take place Thursday May 4th 6-7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until May 31st . view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Lucy Doyle - 'Feast'

    Feast”

    An exhibition of new paintings by Lucy Doyle

     May 4th – 31st May     

    The Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick St, Dublin 2.

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Lucy Doyle entitled ‘Feast’ .  The show will officially be opened by Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of Irish Independent and Weekend Magazine. which will take place Thursday May 4th 6-7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until May 31st .

     

    I started work on this exhibition in autumn 2015, directly after my daughters wedding, which we celebrated at home, and so took up months of preparation, working on the garden etc.  From out of all the excitement and celebrations ,ideas for paintings began to take shape. Flower girls, garden-scapes, food-laden tables, and flower arrangements became  a rich source of inspiration for the work I was planning to do for my next  show.  And so Feast emerged.

     

    I like to keep an open mind and relaxed attitude when it comes my subject matter.  This enables me to be very eclectic and source ideas from the place and people around me, or from reading books, watching films, looking at paintings from art history or simply a feeling, a whim, nostalgia or even  a mood.

     

    When it comes to composing and constructing a painting from an idea, I like to incorporate an element of experimentation.   I achieve this by experimenting with new ways to apply the paint.  In Feast I have explored different coloured grounds within one composition, from terre verte to cadmium red, as well as my old favourite rose and ochre hues.  Hopefully finding different ways to represent my idea of space and form two-dimensionally, as I like to push the boundaries and the limits of my style so as to keep it alive with vitality and freshness.

    When it comes to the act of painting itself, and when I finally get out the paints and start laying out the composition, I very quickly let the interplay of colour and textures that are  created in the moment, take president.   Whatever it takes to produce a balanced harmonious painting where the colours remain vibrant and stand alone it where I am at.  At this stage previous plans of content and narrative might be shelved or compromised to the betterment of the whole.

     

    As I am essentially concerned with the interplay of colour and textures that the paint itself presents to me .I set out to achieve a  living painting,ie where colour and the actual substance of the paint reigns supreme, I want my work to stand alone so that it creates a physical rather than a narrative reaction, that is why I celebrate the 2D qualities of the canvas in a decorative way and why I work in impasto and palette knife which keeps  me in tune with the pure physicality of the paint in all its tactile, colour infused buttery beauty."   Lucy Doyle

     

     

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Thursday 4th May  

    Special Guest:  Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of Irish Independent and Weekend Magazine

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served

     CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW THE EXHIBITION

  • The Affordable Art fair, Hampstead 2017
    10 May 2017  -  14 May 2017

    The Affordable Art fair, Hampstead 2017

    We are exhibiting at : STAND H2 IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE ANY OF THE WORKS PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY For more information about the fair please click on:http://www.thedoorwaygallery.com/exhibition/the-affordable-art-fair-hampstead-2017/1344/ Opening times Wednesday 15 June Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm Thursday 16 June 11.00am – 5.30pm Thursday Summer Art Soirée 5.30pm – 9.30pm Friday 17 June 11.00am – 6.00pm Saturday 18 June 11.00am – 6.00pm Sunday 19 June 11.00am – 6.00pm E: Denise@thedoorwaygallery.com view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • The Affordable Art fair, Hampstead 2017

     

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    We are exhibiting at :

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    IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE ANY OF THE WORKS PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY

     

    For more information about the fair please click on:http://www.thedoorwaygallery.com/exhibition/the-affordable-art-fair-hampstead-2017/1344/

    Opening times

     

    Wednesday 10 May
    Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

     

     

    Thursday 11 May 11.00am – 5.30pm
    Thursday Summer Art Soirée  5.30pm – 9.30pm

     

    Friday 12 May 11.00am – 6.00pm

     

    Saturday 13 May 11.00am – 6.00pm
    Sunday 14  May 11.00am – 6.00pm

     

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  • House Event at the RDS
    26 May 2017  -  28 May 2017

    House Event at the RDS

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  • House Event at the RDS

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to be part of House event at the RDS on Friday May 26th to Sunday 28th.We are at stand D18 in the main hall to showcase some of Ireland's leading artists.
     
    Get the inspiration and advice you need to transform your world with confidence. house can make it happen, all under one roof, with top designers, architects, artists, craftsmen, trend professionals, furniture and home improvement geniuses, all dedicated to beautiful interiors. And all yours for one weekend only.

    ​Explore, chat and get advice & ideas direct from the experts.​ ​Live at the Inspiration Stage, Jo Hamilton, Dermot Bannon, Roisin Lafferty & Denise O'Connor join an exciting line-up of specialists.

    Opening Hours:

    On Friday 26th May 2017, house 2017 will host its first Trade Day Event* specific for the industry’s professionals to get the first look at Ireland’s ultimate interiors event. 

    As a key industry professional we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our Trade Day Event on Friday 26th May 2017 from 12pm – 7pm. 
    • Get the first look at this year’s key trends from over 150 of Ireland’s leading interior suppliers. 
    • Network with your key suppliers and customers or take this key opportunity to meet new ones
    • Find all of  your business solutions under one stylish roof
    Friday 12 - 7pm
    Saturday 27th May 2017: 10am - 5pm 
    Sunday 28th 
    May 2017: 10am - 5pm 

    ** Please contact the gallery for free tickets **

    Where: RDS Main Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

    STAND D18


     
  • The Doorway Gallery summer show 2017
    20 June 2017  -  20 July 2017

    The Doorway Gallery summer show 2017

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  • House and Garden Festival - London
    21 June 2017  -  24 June 2017

    House and Garden Festival - London

    The House & Garden Festival brings together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer, HOUSE and GROW London, to create the ultimate celebration of summer and stylish living. It offers a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands to explore and shop, all hand- selected by our expert team and approved by House & Garden. view exhibition View Invite
  • House and Garden Festival - London

    The House & Garden Festival brings together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer, HOUSE and GROW London, to create the ultimate celebration of summer and stylish living. It offers a wondrous and eclectic treasure trove of 550 beautiful garden, interior and lifestyle brands to explore and shop, all hand- selected by our expert team and approved by House & Garden.
  • New paintings by Heidi Wickham & Ceramics by Richard & Carol
    3 August 2017  -  24 August 2017

    New paintings by Heidi Wickham & Ceramics by Richard & Carol

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Heidi Wickham entitled “Fragile Mass”. Alongside we will have a new body of work on display by Richard & Carol ceramics. The show will officially be launched on Thursday August 3rd 5.30 -7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until August 24th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • New paintings by Heidi Wickham & Ceramics by Richard & Carol

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Heidi Wickham entitled Fragile Mass”. Alongside we will have a new body of work on display by Richard & Carol ceramics.  The show will officially be launched on Thursday August 3rd  5.30 -7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until August 24th.  

     

    A few years ago I took a trip to Iceland to immerse myself in the surroundings in preparation to make some much larger drawings - the expansiveness and bleakness of the snow was like clearing my head artistically. 

     

    I love to draw.

     

    Drawing is a fundamental scaffold for any creative practice, it is the bones on which to hang the fat, it is the un-ravelling of an object’s mystery. When I draw the animals, I try to see the structure of a head or foot, and then try to draw from the inside out. This may or may not be visible on the drawing, but without it there is no substance, no weight.

     

    I’m in awe at the sheer bulk of the polar bear, I like to push the form right to the edge of the canvas, fully inhabiting , and even though I don’t strive for realism, I do want the viewer to feel the mass of an animal. 

     

    When making the hare drawings , it’s a similar feeling , but this time it’s about a different type of power - the speed gathered in the sinew as if the creature could shoot from the canvas at the first sign of danger.

     

    I try keep all process to a minimum , it’s me , the reference material , the canvas and the charcoal. The charcoal holds the latent energy of a living thing, I love the idea of releasing that energy it in partnership with my memory and vision, and catch an image in soot. It is the very basic nature of the material that appeals to me - man’s earliest mark-making tool. It’s a material that demands a certain vigour in it’s handling - it’s brittle but has great depth when used in it’s compressed form. Getting the blackest of blacks requires rubbing the charcoal into the canvas - sometimes this can distort the surface , so I am trying to be a little less robust !

     

    I do introduce some colour occasionally, but I am a monochrome worker primarily. I love colour, I surround myself with it and enjoy looking at highly coloured artworks , but as soon as my eye is caught by a black and white image , I’m there like a shot. 

     

    This collection contains all the animals I love to draw and I am delighted to have my first solo show with The Doorway Gallery this year. “

     

    Heidi Wickham 2017

     

     

     

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Thursday 3rd August

    Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served

     

  • Geraldine O'Reilly's solo show -
    7 September 2017  -  21 September 2017

    Geraldine O'Reilly's solo show -

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Geraldine O’Reilly Hynes entitled “The Secret Garden”. The show will officially be launched on Thursday September 7th at 6 -7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until August 24th. view exhibition
  • Geraldine O'Reilly's solo show -

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exclusive show by Geraldine O’Reilly Hynes entitled The Secret Garden”. The show will officially be launched on Thursday September 7th at 6 -7.30pm, at No. 24 South Frederick St, and is scheduled to run until August 24th.  

     

    An exhibition of work by Geraldine O Reilly Hynes the subject came about from a re-reading of The Secret Garden, a childhood favourite, while recuperating from an injury to her right hand. Geraldine soon found herself akin with the same themes that the book presented; rediscovery, rejuvenation and restoration and once again was charmed by the curiosity of the young girl Mary’s journey to discover what lies behind the locked door.

     

    Always delighting in the joy of her garden, Geraldine savoured its restfulness and quiet solitude whilst also admiring its vivid riot of colour and textures, bursting into life. She observed the power of nature to sustain itself, despite inattention and the abundance of beauty you can find in something unkempt or wild. Amid the urban dwellings, boundaries and walls that surround us, are glimpses of flower and foliage, tiny hidden gems that peer out of doorways and entrances whispering to us. Nature is framing our view and in it we are hoping to recapture some of that magical childlike wonder, we have long craved for.

     

    Similarly, in the forest, the inter-locking branches of the trees form portals, capturing a light filled area, or frame a vista, concentrating our view on a particular aspect of the landscape. Peering through the canopy of a tree and its huge overhung branches and leaves, or across a lake framed by a crop of bog Iris evoke the mystery of what lies beyond. 

     

    In these images, we are reminded of the secrets that can be found there amongst the contrasting textures of rough tree bark and delicate velvety petals of flowers, the light and shade.  

    In researching the work for this exhibition, Geraldine visited the National Botanic Gardens, Farmleigh and the former Reservoir Basin, in Blessington Street and explored walkways in Woodlands in Cavan and Wicklow, to name but a few.  All of these locations provided a lavish array of inspiration and subject matter Geraldine has sought to capture in this body of work.

     

    “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

     

     

     

    Reception Details:

    Date: Thursday 7th September

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served

  • Sergey Talichkin
    5 October 2017  -  26 October 2017

    Sergey Talichkin

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  • Sergey Talichkin

  • Eithne Roberts
    2 November 2017  -  23 November 2017

    Eithne Roberts

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  • Eithne Roberts