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  • ‘Rococo’  Solo show by Lucy Doyle
    2 February 2012  -  1 March 2012

    ‘Rococo’ Solo show by Lucy Doyle

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Lucy Doyle called ‘Rococo’ on Thursday, February 2nd between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. Lucy Doyle is a much loved and collected Irish artist and 2012 sees her celebrating 30 years of painting professionally since leaving college in 1982. The exhibition will run until March 1st. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • ‘Rococo’ Solo show by Lucy Doyle

    Lucy has her own unique painting style that she has honed over the years, and her bright colourful and joyous paintings are instantly recognizable. Her subject matter is predominately still life and interiors often incorporating female figures that move within and inhabit her decorative compositions . Lucy is represented by us at The Doorway Gallery situated in the heart of Dublin’s cultural city centre. The Georgian gallery jostles side by side with the best of the cities art galleries conveniently situated just off Nassau Street, opposite Trinity College.

     

    ‘Rococo’ is Lucy’s 15th major solo show’, which the gallery will host during the month of February. We plan to celebrate this event by a special RSVP opening, where we plan to entertain our special guests with a preview of Lucy’s new body of work in a relaxed atmosphere and the presents of Clodagh McKenna who will officially open the show.

     

    The mood of ‘Rococo’ is inspired from that period in French Art History where a more relaxed, natural art style emerged. Artists and designers developed more assymetrical flowing design elements into their work, incorporating natural symbols of birds, flora and fauna.

    Lucy taps on all these aspects of Rococo in her collection and experiments with a more lighter hued colour palette. She achieves this by working with earthy warm base notes of siennas and umbers then layering on thickly applied oil paint in sherbert pinks, french greys, powder blues and buttery yellows. Lucy’s paintings are full of verve and life and bring a smile to your face, embodying all that is good, in a celebration of feminine wholesomeness.

  • ‘Under the Cover of Trees’ solo show by Geraldine O’Reilly 2012
    8 March 2012  -  12 April 2012

    ‘Under the Cover of Trees’ solo show by Geraldine O’Reilly 2012

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Geraldine O’Reilly, called ‘Under the Cover of Trees,’ on Thursday, March 8th, between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will be officially opened by Frank X Buckley, Member of the Contemporary Irish Art Society and Patron of the Arts. And is scheduled to run until April 12th . view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • ‘Under the Cover of Trees’ solo show by Geraldine O’Reilly 2012

    Geraldine O’Reilly was born in Dublin, where she attended the National College of Art and Design from 1977 to 1982, obtaining  a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art and Art History. The inspiration for Geraldine O’ Reilly’s (Hynes) exhibition “Under the Cover of Trees” came about through the simple act of going for walks with friends in woodlands, near and far from her Dublin home.

     

    Geraldine’s artistic career began in NCAD , where her work was influenced by Systemic, Op and Kinetic art, best exemplified by the work of Sol le Witt and Bridget Riley. Since then, rearing a family had consumed most of her day, with little time to further progress her artistic career. Now that her adult children are making their own way in life, she has returned in a circuitous route, to those art influences of earlier times.

     

    The hard edge, masculine and cerebal imprint of Systemic and Kenitic art (grid) has given way to the more feminine and natural intricacies of interlaced horizontal and vertical lines of woodland trees.

     

    The exhibition “Under the Cover of Trees” in natural form, mirror the mathematical grids of Systemic art. Vertical tree trunks, both narrow and broad, etched with dappled bark or moss, floating branches and angular leaves cut through, bisecting and disecting the aerial space above and under foot pathways lead to hidded seclusion or out onto a light filled horizon. Though gridlike on one level, the woodland experience offers occasions of a parrallel sylvan world of mystery and elemental prescience.

     

    This exhibition shows the beginning of a journey for Geraldine O’ Reilly in artistic terms and on engagement with the subject of woodlands and surrounds which undoubtedly offers a multifaceted avenue of exploration into the future.

     

  • ‘A Dark Horse’ solo show by Tony O’Connor 2012
    13 April 2012  -  10 May 2012

    ‘A Dark Horse’ solo show by Tony O’Connor 2012

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Tony O’Connor called ‘A Dark Horse’ on Friday, April 13th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street which will be officially opened by popular sports broadcaster, ‘Tracy Piggott’. The exhibition will run until May 10th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • ‘A Dark Horse’ solo show by Tony O’Connor 2012

    Born in Kerry in 1977, Tony O’Connor studied Fine Art at Crawford College of Art & Design where he also gained his Higher Diploma in Art Education. Presently, Tony can be found working at his Cork-based studio, creating ever-evolving pieces of equine art.

    Tony is proudly connected with the Irish Horse Welfare Trust, having designed their Christmas cards for the previous three years. He is also currently involved with Redwings Equine Charity in the United Kingdom.

     

    Some of Tony's earliest memories are those of his grand-uncle, Mossie, working in his dark smoke-filled forge, shoeing local horses and ponies. Standing on the shoulders of six generations of Blacksmiths, the horse and the beauty of its majestic form and spirit are the basis of Tony’s work. What better subject for artistic expression than one which embodies such power, grace, strength and nobility?

     

    No two individuals, can see or feel these paintings in the same way. How we perceive them, depends not so much on what is before our eyes, but moreso the life experiences that lie behind them. “In my horse’s eyes I see the reflected image of my own worth” (Debra Coppinger Hill). There lies gentleness, a warmth, a sense of power and knowledge in the eyes. No matter how bleak or dark the context may be, there is that element of hope, a spark of emotion that draws you into the peace – sometimes sadness, loneliness, defiance, courage, bravery – a strength of spirit.

    Tony has a disciplined approach in his study of horse anatomy, and puts a great emphasis on technical execution. As with much of his work, the void of background and simplicity of the pieces serve to highlight the natural physical perfection of these animals. Anyone who appreciates classic elegance cannot but be drawn in.

     

  • ‘Ruffians & Gentlemen’ solo show by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly
    17 May 2012  -  14 June 2012

    ‘Ruffians & Gentlemen’ solo show by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly called ‘Ruffians & Gentlemen’ which will be officially opened by former rugby International player, Bernard Jackman on Thursday, May 17th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until June 14th . view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • ‘Ruffians & Gentlemen’ solo show by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly

    Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly was born in Poland in 1974. She graduated from Stanislaw Wyspianski School for Fine Arts in Jaroslaw, Poland. She lives in Co. Carlow with her husband and two daughters.

    Iwona works in mixed media encaustic, where she combines the millennia old technique of painting with wax and other drawing mediums such as charcoal, pencil and pastels. She possesses a distinctive figure drawing style, in which she accentuates the movement of the body and muscle tone. The use of wax provides the paintings with a strong and robust appearance. The encaustic medium is very well suited for portraying movement and action in painting. This becomes apparent when the brush interacts with the painting surface, occurring at a much quicker rate than other mediums, due to the rapid setting of wax.

    In direct reference, Iwona states, “The last few years have seen me gradually changing my painting medium from oil to encaustic, which has allowed me to discover new possibilities in art and has added texture and depth to my works.

  • Walled Garden
    1 July 2012  -  31 August 2012

    Walled Garden

    Since my last solo show Rococo, I have been working on a series of paintings which I have called the ‘Walled Garden’. This is a small collection of around 12 paintings which I started to work on in the depths of winter. Dreaming of a summer to get me through the short dark days, I started on Cream Tea, and when the first daffodils appeared in the garden, I began on the flower paintings. " Lucy Doyle view exhibition
  • Walled Garden

    Since my last solo show Rococo, I have been working on a series of paintings which I have called the ‘Walled Garden’.  This is a small collection of around 12 paintings which I started to work on in the depths of winter.  Dreaming of a summer to get me through the short dark days, I started on Cream Tea, and when the first daffodils appeared in the garden, I began on the flower paintings.  In this series of summer paintings I wanted to create an outdoor feel to my interiors and still lifes, and an indoor feel to my outdoor scenes.  So the concept of a walled garden seemed the ideal setting for me to use, as to me, it is the perfect ‘outdoor room’.   For further inspiration, I looked to Dutch Still life paintings from the 16/17th century, with all their details of immaculately painted flowers, fruit, insects, game and butterflies. With summer sketch book, walled garden and sowing seeds, I have set out to create an outdoor setting for my figures to inhabit; a safe haven of expression, creation, contemplation and reflection; secured and embraced by warm sun-drenched walls, and secret garden doors.  To create an outdoor feel to my interiors and flower paintings, I have used natural elements in my fabrics and textiles and brought flowers inside as arrangements.  Through the windows I paint gardenscapes and use butterflies to link the two worlds together.  All these devices help me to create a sense of unity and completeness and reinforce my desire to open doors and expand my contrived space. I have kept the same palette as I used in my last solo show, in that I am using the same umber ground and the lighter pastel colours.   However the overall mood is slightly altered by omitting the cerulean blue that was very prevalent in Rococo and exchanging it for a warmer soft blue/ grey.  This helps me create the atmosphere of hazy, warm, summer days, and with the inclusion of some soft buttery creams and stronger cadmium yellows I hope that these paintings express all the desired qualities of the perfect imagined summer.  Lucy Doyle, June, 2012.
  • A Summer Selection 2012
    12 July 2012  -  30 August 2012

    A Summer Selection 2012

    The Doorway Gallery summer show called ‘A Summer Selection’ is quite an eclectic mix of work, including atmospheric landscapes , vibrant still life’s , bronze and ceramic sculpture. New work from the gallery artists include Lucy Doyle, Bob Lynn, Christy Keeney, Roisin O’Farrell, Martin Stone, Gary Devon, Cormac O’Leary, Aileen Johnston, Francis Boag, and many more. Also new artists include Jackie Edwards, Andrew Glenn, David Goldberg, Rikki Van den Berg, Fred McElwee, Mark Ryan, Roisin Duffy, Rod Coyne, William Stevens and many more. read more View Invite View Video
  • A Summer Selection 2012

    The Doorway Gallery summer show called ‘A Summer Selection’ is quite an eclectic mix of work, including atmospheric landscapes , vibrant still life’s , bronze and ceramic sculpture. New work from the gallery artists include Lucy Doyle, Bob Lynn, Christy Keeney, Roisin O’Farrell, Martin Stone, Gary Devon, Cormac O’Leary, Aileen Johnston, Francis Boag, and many more. Also new artists include Jackie Edwards, Andrew Glenn, David Goldberg, Rikki Van den Berg, Fred McElwee, Mark Ryan, Roisin Duffy, Rod Coyne, William Stevens and many more.
  • A Room of One's Own
    18 September 2012  -  16 October 2012

    A Room of One's Own

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Roisin O’Farrell called ‘A room of one’s own’ which will be officially opened on Tuesday, September 18th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until October 16th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • A Room of One's Own


    Virgina Wolfe remarked that in order for a woman to write she must have two things  “a room of one’s own and a secure living”.

    Her style is painterly. She uses the palette knife and lots of buttery paint to describe scenes of eccentric chairs and colourful rooms. Her work is known for it’s use of strong clear colour and a sense of light.

    Róisin has been exploring this theme in both her life and her work over the last two years. Her current exhibition is an expression of how she has navigated these two basic needs.
     
    The paintings reflect the home in which she lives with her children and the warmth, fun and imperfect character that ‘home’ suggests. The quietness, light and sense of calm in her paintings reflect the space that Róisín has carved out of her life, both figuratively and practically, for her work.

  • Culture night 2012
    21 September 2012  -  21 September 2012

    Culture night 2012

    Culture Night comprises of hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. read more View Invite View Video
  • Culture night 2012

    Culture Night comprises of hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.
  • Nutgrove arts fest 2012
    27 September 2012  -  7 October 2012

    Nutgrove arts fest 2012

    Alice is back, and she’s armed with paintbrushes, bands, theatre, circus performers and street artists. Nutgrove Arts Fest is in its second year, and this year sees Alice in Wonderland themed events throughout. There’ll be appearances and workshops from street artists, photographers and artists as well as live music, from swing to jazz to samba to opera. With a focus on vintage style, fashion shows as well as pop up artistic surprises will complement and encourage creativity in the local community. read more View Invite View Video
  • Nutgrove arts fest 2012

    Alice is back, and she’s armed with paintbrushes, bands, theatre, circus performers and street artists. Nutgrove Arts Fest is in its second year, and this year sees Alice in Wonderland themed events throughout.
     
    There’ll be appearances and workshops from street artists, photographers and artists as well as live music, from swing to jazz to samba to opera. With a focus on vintage style, fashion shows as well as pop up artistic surprises will complement and encourage creativity in the local community.

    The Nutgrove Arts Fest works as a fresh and exciting but ultimately extremely accessible way of experiencing creativity in all its forms, with Fashion, Street Art, Circus Performance, Live Music, Dance and Theatre all happening mere moments away. A wonderland of creative colour is expected, with workshops taking part in all forms of art.
     
    So please join us and follow that white rabbit to The Nutgrove Shopping Centre and welcome into the wonderful creative exciting world of the Nutgrove Arts Fest.
     
  • Hugh Frazer ‘The Abstracted City’
    4 October 2012  -  1 November 2012

    Hugh Frazer ‘The Abstracted City’

    In his first solo show in Ireland, Hugh Frazer exhibits his depictions of the urban landscape which derive from his explorations of Dublin, Belfast and Brussels. Journeying through each city, Frazer’s own emotional response to the landscape became a point of inspiration, highlighting the loneliness, alienation, longing and foreboding that can arise from existing in a transient city. However his use of dramatic light and shadow, fine tuned engagement with abstract pattern and careful choice of colour allow for an infusion of personality. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Hugh Frazer ‘The Abstracted City’

    He works from what are often unusual perspectives – for instance, several of the paintings originate from time spent exploring the city from the upper levels of multi-story car parks.   The works possess an intrigue through this vulnerable and idiosyncratic response, where creativity and character can flourish from this emotive exploration of responding to his surroundings.

    "Hugh Frazer has a feeling for abstract patterns in his crisply organised, carefully lit urban landscapes."
    Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 18th May 2009d

    Hugh Frazer has exhibited frequently in major exhibitions in Ireland: including the Royal Ulster Academy (1985), the Royal Hibernian Academy (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2012), Oireachtas Exhibition (1996), Iontas National Small Works Exhibition (1994, 1995, 1998), CEER NCAD (1989-2001 – winner of painting prize 1997 and 2001).  From 2001 to 2006 he lived and worked in Belgium where he held two solo exhibitions (in the Chapitre XII Gallery in Brussels in 2007 and in the headquarters of the European Commission’s Directorate for Education and Culture in 2009).

  • ‘Bright side of the road' solo show by Francis Boag
    25 October 2012  -  22 November 2012

    ‘Bright side of the road' solo show by Francis Boag

    Francis Boag’s unique point of view is formed from colours, shapes and rhythmic marks that allow the image to develop. Boag’s work lives in the pleasurable yet complicated sphere of triggering memory. He likes to instigate a memory in his viewer from a combination of visual references; these include a Wicklow Glen, a Spanish hill farm or even an object of significance. The memories he derives the work from include such objects as champagne, flowers, ribbons and wrapped birthday presents and hints of them can be seen carefully placed throughout. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • ‘Bright side of the road' solo show by Francis Boag

    The pleasure in Boag’s work is key to its success, there’s a joy to his painting that radiates from the canvas and becomes a sharing of happy memories with each person who views it. His interpretations of the world he sees around him, whether it is the view from his studio window, or a grand palazzo in Venice, are all imbued with an optimism and harmony which delights. His colours grow and sing in carefully constructed designs, and the uplifting quality to his work can turn the white cube of the gallery space into an optimistic and glowing art space that flourishes.

     

    It is these unique factors that have led both to a combination of critical acclaim and commercial success. These bright, buoyant and resplendent images, crafted through mark making, colour manipulation and careful placement of significant visual markers lead to a view of the art object as a point of the celebration, joy and hope that can be found in the everyday.

     

  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2012
    1 November 2012  -  4 November 2012

    Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2012

    The Doorway and we are inviting you into the Gallery this weekend to preview the exhibition. All our Artists have been working hard towards this fantastic show and we have new work from artists such as: Padraig McCaul Lucy Doyle Martin Stone Ken Browne Chris Wilson Marja Van Kampen David Coyne Christy Keeney Bob Lynn Seamus Connolly Aidan Hickey View Invite
  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2012