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  • Remembering Light and Stone
    28 February 2013  -  19 March 2013

    Remembering Light and Stone

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by brother and sister, Cormac & Caitriona O'Leary called 'Remembering Light and Stone' which will officially open on Thursday, February 28th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by - Irish Independent journalist & poet, David Quinn. The exhibition will run until March 19th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Remembering Light and Stone

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by brother and sister, Cormac & Caitriona O'Leary called 'Remembering Light and Stone' which will officially open on Thursday, February 28th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by - Irish Independent journalist & poet, David Quinn. The exhibition will run until March 19th.

    Caitriona O'Leary was born in Cork City, Ireland in 1968.She studied fine art at Sligo IT (1986 - 90) and NCAD Dublin (1990 - 92). She has exhibited her work widely in Ireland, UK, America and Spain. Since 1998 she has lived in Barcelona, Spain.

    Residencies include Ballinglen Foundation, Co. Mayo (1994 ) Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, Co. Kerry (2002 / 03) Awards include D.O'Sullivan Graphics Ltd, Best Student Award (1990), Second City Exchange Birmingham - Cork (1995) .Her work is represented in many public and private collections in Ireland, UK and Spain.

    Her mixed media paintings mainly concentrate on the landscape, often exploring the vivid warm tones of the mountainous area near her catalan home or the more reflective, sombre shades of Sligo, with its ever changing weather and atmosphere, tinted with personal resonances.


    Cormac O'Leary was born in Cork City Ireland in 1969 and currently lives in Co Leitrim.

    He studied fine art at Sligo IT (1987-91) and has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, UK  and America. Recent exhibitions include the Hamilton Gallery Sligo (2010 / 13) and Custom house gallery, Westport, Co Mayo (2011) Awards include Iontas Painting award (2001), Milliken Bros. Art Material Award (2000);Residencies include Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, Co.Kerry,(1999/ 01/ 04)   Erie canal art project, Vermont, USA (2010)

    His work is represented in many private and public collections including Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, AIB, Stormont Buildings, Belfast, Leitrim County Council Art Collection, Sligo County Library Collection.

     

    Recent work explores themes of memory and place, focusing on specific recurring images. Old buildings by the sea, trees dancing in a storm, deserted beaches ; all resonate with a stark presence. Paint is built up in layers, over time forming a textural, atmospheric vision.

     

  • “We have everything and we have nothing” solo show by Martin Stone
    7 March 2013  -  20 March 2013

    “We have everything and we have nothing” solo show by Martin Stone

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Martin Stone called ‘We have everything and we have nothing’ which will officially open on Thursday, February 7th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by Irish television personality, Katherine Lynch. The exhibition will run until March 20th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • “We have everything and we have nothing” solo show by Martin Stone

    Martin Stone (b.1963) has concentrated on the still life for his solo exhibition in the Doorway Gallery. He has injected an energy and vitality into his subject matter, with his loose paint strokes and bold colour . Bringing to life to a simple collection of domestic objects. The everyday objects depicted are more than simply decorative in intent, they contain complex messages encapsulated in the type of object displayed, and how they are arranged, infusing the picture with symbolic significance, imparting political, moral and spiritual messages.

    Martin’s influences are traditional. Still life in the past had often adorned ancient tombs. It was believed that the objects depicted would be there for the person in the afterlife. This fascinates him, as does the use of food and flowers that would often appear as symbols of the seasons, and of the five senses.   The tradition of the skull in paintings as a symbol of mortality. Martin expresses a great knowledge of colour in his collection of paintings.  Similar to Matisse's execution of still life, Martin’s objects are nearly lost amidst the colourful patterns. He reduces the objects to bold, flat outlines, filled with bright colours, and simplified perspective that introduces multi-colour backgrounds.

    “ I believe art is a journey, and my work aims to demonstrate my personal progress in the path I have taken in colour, form, and line.”  Martin Stone

     

    Stone’s work appears in many collections including: OPW, Office of public works Dublin; OPW, Office of public works Cork; University Of Limerick Art Collection; University of Limerick Medical Art Collection; National Museum Wales; The British Council; Dupont Inc. Toronto; Pfizer; wella trust and Liam O'Donovan & Co, Solicitors

     “How does he with brush strokes or palate knife, convey a mother's love of her child as they sit side by side in a chair? The detail on the mother's face is sketchy to say the least, but the expression is undeniable. There's the passion of the pianist, the concentration of the fiddle player and Stone conveys this emotion in the haunch of a shoulder, the frown on a forehead.”   Carol Gilbert, Journalist for the Southern Star/Writer

  • Journeys
    21 March 2013  -  19 April 2013

    Journeys

    Eighteen years ago Kip’s Mother asked him if he would like to come to the shops with her. He jumped at the chance. What young, adventurous photographer wouldn’t given that she was buying rich, gorgeous Buddhist Tankas and the shops were effectively Nepal. Kip found the place nothing short of amazing: the smells of incense, the colourful fabrics, the friendly people, the century old temples all framed by the highest mountains in the world. Having been effectively sealed off from the world for 50 years Nepal was no Lanesboro me buckos. And Kip wanted more, wanted to go deeper, wanted to get under the skin of this wondrous. However, civil war – as is its want - put the kibosh on that plan so it was back to Ireland for Kip and the beginnings of what has turned out to be a brilliant career in the world of portraiture and fashion photography in both Ireland and the UK. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Journeys

    Eighteen years ago Kip’s Mother asked him if he would like to come to the shops with her. He jumped at the chance. What young, adventurous photographer wouldn’t given that she was buying rich, gorgeous Buddhist Tankas and the shops were effectively Nepal.

     

    Kip found the place nothing short of amazing: the smells of incense, the colourful fabrics, the friendly people, the century old temples all framed by the highest mountains in the world. Having been effectively sealed off from the world for 50 years Nepal was no Lanesboro me buckos.

     

    And Kip wanted more, wanted to go deeper, wanted to get under the skin of this wondrous. However, civil war – as is its want - put the kibosh on that plan so it was back to Ireland for Kip and the beginnings of what has turned out to be a brilliant career in the world of portraiture and fashion photography in both Ireland and the UK.

     

    But Nepal was always there in a whiff of incense, the tinkle of a bell, the flash of a tanka in the back of his mother’s gallery. 

     

    The peace.

     

    Now Kip loves his job but he need to get away from it sometimes. Often he’d lose himself in an imaginary world of no e-mail, phone, TV, newspapers, news, central heating, no durned electricity sizzling away in the background. A world of peace like you might find in...

     

    He needed to go back. Back to Nepal. But would that Nepal still be there? Only one way to find out. He rationalised thus: if the trip took 27 days (and boy would it) it would be worthwhile if he got an exhibition out of it. A few eyebrows were raised but if he didn’t do it now, he would never do it. He called up his old school chum Brian – whom he’d met on the first day of boarding school - and took the first step on a 300 mile adventure.

     

    They started where the road ended – at Jiri – and acclimatised themselves. Then on to Kala Patthar (5545m) a hill under the South west face of Everest then on to Gokyo. And thus began the trip through paradise – albeit a paradise which feature, rock slides, avalanches and earthquakes - which you can share in the photos. 

     

    And Kip certainly brought that magic back with him, each photo being like a personal window on a place that is simply like no other.

     

    Kip Carroll has been a full time photographer for twenty years working mainly in portraits ,fashion and advertising. In this exhibition of fine art photography we are directed toward something different, invited to find a feeling, a mood, an echo of the sense the photographer felt when they chose to make this image, at this moment .

     

  • Oblique Aspects
    10 April 2013  -  2 May 2013

    Oblique Aspects

    Born in Scotland in 1940, Bob Lynn studied art at the Edinburgh College of Art. Since then he has travelled, studied and worked in London and Poland. In the seventies he fell in love with Ireland and after years of commuting between London and the West of Ireland, he finally settled in Co. Wicklow permanently in 1980. Wicklow has given him a rich store of subject matter, which he has drawn on for many years. The paintings in ‘Oblique Aspects’ are all still life of everyday things from varying angles, juxtaposed in interesting and unique ways. There is a strong emphasis on the power and beauty of colour in its different hues, sometimes exaggerated, other times muted. In this exhibition, Bob Lynn continues his theme of ‘underlying abstraction’: regardless of how representational the work may appear, the literal aspect of the paintings is of little importance compared to the drama of each piece. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Oblique Aspects

    Born in Scotland in 1940, Bob Lynn studied art at the Edinburgh College of Art. Since then he has travelled, studied and worked in London and Poland. In the seventies he fell in love with Ireland and after years of commuting between London and the West of Ireland, he finally settled in Co. Wicklow permanently in 1980. Wicklow has given him a rich store of subject matter, which he has drawn on for many years.

     

    The paintings in ‘Oblique Aspects’ are all still life of everyday things from varying angles, juxtaposed in interesting and unique ways. There is a strong emphasis on the power and beauty of colour in its different hues, sometimes exaggerated, other times muted. In this exhibition, Bob Lynn continues his theme of ‘underlying abstraction’: regardless of how representational the work may appear, the literal aspect of the paintings is of little importance compared to the drama of each piece.

     

     

  • 'Short Stories' solo show by Michael Flaherty
    9 May 2013  -  30 May 2013

    'Short Stories' solo show by Michael Flaherty

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Michael Flaherty called 'Short Stories' which will officially open on Thursday, May 9th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by Critic, Stephanie McBride. The exhibition will run until May 30th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • 'Short Stories' solo show by Michael Flaherty

     “No city or landscape is truly real until it has been given the quality of myth by a writer or painter, or its association with great events. The way Michael Flaherty is dealing with the Brandon area is part of this mythologizing, the making of this area very special” . Born in Cloghane, Brandon Co. Kerry Michael Flaherty’s true vocation to painting came out of curiosity. He attended school at Killarney, then graduated with a BA in UCC and a H. Dip in Maynooth in 1974. He never really wanted to teach so he took a year out lived in Inniscarra and came to drawing almost out of boredom. He states that he basically found a pencil, “I thought this was it – it was like discovering language” . He took night classes at the Crawford and benefited from his teacher of John Burke. He then applied to Sligo School of Art and was accepted on enthusiasm alone. Here he was taught by John O’Leary. It was here that he found his style. He spent some time in Edinburgh but he returned to Kerry after the death of a relative in 1988 and evolved this style until it was personal to him.

    Influenced by the expressionists, he doesn’t subscribe to their movement but empathises with their style. The apocalyptic power of nature in his unpopulated landscapes evokes memories of Emil Nolde but he is doing it in a highly personal style and indeed like the German expressionists his “pictures have a kind of frenetic emotional intensity” .

    His has a “remarkably assured technique” and is “incredibly fresh, incredibly instant. He captures very quickly scenes which he’s very familiar with”. He is uninhibited in his use of paint, working in layers of thick, painterly impasto to the third dimensional . His use of colour is bold, vibrant, daring and unconventional . His response is the depiction of a scene, or an object or an animal as filtered through his imagination, hence the colours are heightened, making the scene more intense and the sense of movement more vital.


    Flaherty spends at least eight hours per day painting, and he might work on ten paintings at a time. His output is astounding, his subject matter ranging from the landscapes of his native Kerry to Tuscany, fuchsia, montbretia, heads which have a strong sculptural element to them and finally animals. He is obsessed with painting but continually sets himself new challenges, and never compromises his artistic vision.

    Below is a recent review of Michael's work by Aidan Dunne, published in 'The Arts' section of The Irish Times:

    "Michael Flaherty's 'Dark Light' at the Hallward Gallery is appropriately entitled given that it marks a decisive move away from the bold colours he has previously favoured. His new work is more muted and more tonal generally, though he still relishes strong contrasts, with splashes of vivid yellow, for example.

    "He is a landscape painter, and he concentrates on the landscape around him, that is the Cloghane-Brandon area under Mount Brandon and including the valley of the Abhainn Mhor River. What seems to have happened is that his growing knowledge and appreciation of this terrain have deepened his sense of engagement not with place per se but with the structure of the landscape.

    "Where the earlier, more colourful paintings were about surface, now there is a sense of layered process, of great stretches of time and slow change."

     

     

    I'm stunned (with delight)."
    Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Curator of Irish Art, National gallery of Ireland

  • Summer Group Show
    1 June 2013  -  31 August 2013

    Summer Group Show

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  • Summer Group Show

  • 'At the Well' Solo show by Brian McDonagh
    6 June 2013  -  24 June 2013

    'At the Well' Solo show by Brian McDonagh

    Brian Mc Donagh is an artist from Sligo in the west of Ireland. His work can be described as figurative, lyrical, poetic, symbolic, atmospheric with oblique philosophical/political references and a strong sense of place, but with an over arching love of paint and painting. The importance of colour is immediately evident in his paintings, subtle rich colours are harmoniously combined or roughly laid on in wrinkled impasto. Working with paint which he grinds himself using only pigment, cold pressed linseed oil and natural bees wax he explores and exploits the individual characteristics of the ground pigments to make raw, beautiful paintings in an individual and instantly recognizable style. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • 'At the Well' Solo show by Brian McDonagh

    Jack B Yeats is clearly an influence and other Irish painters such as Sean Mc Sweeney , Gerard Dillon and Nora Mc Guinness are also a reference. Born in Dublin in 1959 he moved to Sligo 30 years ago to study art under the instruction of Sean Mc Sweeney and John O Leary at the Sligo Regional College. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, Europe and the far east and his work can be found in collections all over the world. He is also an accomplished musician and a founding member of the Traditional Irish Music troupe Dervish. Many of his paintings get their titles from Traditional Irish Songs such as an Sean Bhean Bocht and Spalpin Fanach and are charged with an underlying melancholia, a longing to unwind the ever ticking clock and return to a mode of existence that is fast fading into the past.
  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2013
    14 June 2013  -  16 June 2013

    Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2013

    Hampstead Heath is the place to be for art lovers, with more than 110 galleries bringing a fabulous array of contemporary art. Make hay while the sun is shining and enjoy an afternoon in our beautifully cool, air-conditioned marquee surrounded by thousands of artworks by hundreds of artists priced £40-£4,000. Anyone can be an art collector, whatever the budget! View Invite
  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2013

  • Homeland
    26 June 2013  -  26 August 2013

    Homeland

    Homeland, is a new exhibition of landscape paintings from Padraig McCaul. It draws it's inspiration from our sense of home - where we are from, where we feel we belong and are happiest being.It features 30 new oil paintings and 2 new Limited Edition Prints. A video to accompany the exhibition features the song 'You do my world the world of good' by The Harvest Ministers'. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Homeland

    'I have always painted landscapes and the West of Ireland landscape in particular. There is an energyand a sense of timelessness in them that I try to get across in my paintings. But it's not just the landscape itself that I'm trying to capture, it's the feeling of being in it, being part of it. 'On the one hand these paintings are of the west of Ireland, old homesteads and farms, reminders of home for many people. This is a common thread

    through all of my paintings. On the other hand this exhibition is about my own, new Homeland - Achill Island. We moved here last august permanently to live, having spent years coming on holidays. And so it is now home. And I have found myself wanting to find a way to express that in my paintings, to try and capture the simple pleasure of just being here! Being part of the landscapes and scenery that I paint. And so Homeland is also a record of my time here on Achill,with my family .'Padraig McCaul

  • Teacup Scandal
    5 September 2013  -  5 October 2013

    Teacup Scandal

    ‘Tea Cup Scandal’ An exhibition of new paintings by Roisin O’Farrell September 5th – September 26th Known for her colourful, sumptuous paintings of interiors, artist Róisín O’Farrell is introducing a collection of delightful paintings based on her Grandmother’s china teacups. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Teacup Scandal

    The beautiful antiques, product of a much more formal time, find themselves piled high in delightful constructions looking both old and new at the same time, sculptural and playful.  Stacked in twos, threes, and sometimes in precarious piles of five that feel like they could fall over, the teacups are an appealing combination of old world charm and risk.

    Like much of O’Farrell’s work the inanimate becomes characterful and in her hands this delicate 1930’s china becomes both contemporary and fun. Granny might not be amused, but the viewer is delighted.  Glorious beautiful teacups set against the lush impasto palette knife backgrounds that have made O’Farrell a favourite. A ‘must see’ at the Doorway Gallery.
  • Culture night 2013
    20 September 2013  -  20 September 2013

    Culture night 2013

    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
  • Culture night 2013

    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.
  • Shane Johnson's solo show at The Doorway Gallery
    3 October 2013  -  24 October 2013

    Shane Johnson's solo show at The Doorway Gallery

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Shane Johnson called 'Green City'which will officially open on Thursday, October 3rd between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by Irish character comedy actress and author, Pauline McLynn. The exhibition will run until October 24th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Shane Johnson's solo show at The Doorway Gallery

    It’s six years since Shane Johnson’s last solo exhibition in Dublin. Shane has taken inspiration from the green spaces within the Dublin city’s boundaries, where he has his home and studio. Green City is Shane’s unique take not only on both the manicured parks and areas of wilderness of Dublin, but also on some of the many incidental and small green spaces around the city. The exhibition is a diverse collection of pieces in varying sizes which mix the landscapes of the city with urban scenes, even the sea, and a quirky human presence in all, through the seasons, with the artist’s inevitable emphasis on summer.

    Shane is delighted to be showing at the Doorway Gallery. He had two successful solo exhibitions at the former Bridge Gallery in 2004 and 2007.

  • Nutgrove arts fest 2013
    26 October 2013  -  6 October 2013

    Nutgrove arts fest 2013

    There’s no place like home this September with the local Nutgrove Arts Fest returning to The Nutgrove Shopping Centre for a third year. The centre will be transformed into a magical land beyond the rainbow with the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion all there to welcome you and your little munchkins into their world of creativity for The Nutgrove Arts Fest 2013. read more View Invite View Video
  • Nutgrove arts fest 2013

    There’s no place like home this September with the local Nutgrove Arts Fest returning to The Nutgrove Shopping Centre for a third year. The centre will be transformed into a magical land beyond the rainbow with the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion all there to welcome you and your little munchkins into their world of creativity for The Nutgrove Arts Fest 2013.

    There’ll be appearances and workshops from performers, photographers, artists and a variety of dance from belly dancing to Bollywood and Irish dance.  The festival will also play host to live music from Kicking Birds, Rouge and Rathfarnham Ukulele group.
     
    The Nutgrove Arts Fest works as a informal and exciting  medium to experience creativity in all its forms. With a variety of theatre and dance workshops there will be plenty to inspire creativity in the local community at any age.
     
    So we’re off to see the Wizard at The Nutgrove Shopping Centre where the wonderful creative exciting world of the Nutgrove Arts Fest will be waiting for you.
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
    30 October 2013  -  3 November 2013

    Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

    We had a fantastic time in our brand new venue! We held the eighth edition of the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam-Noord and welcomed 13,000 art lovers through the doors. Our Fair Director, Sebastiaan van Kuijk, reflects that “the move to the Kromhouthal has been really good! The reactions of visitors and galleries alike at the new location were very positive. The industrial feel of the hall, with its glass roof and old machines, combined with the contemporary art made ​​for a unique experience. Both seasoned connoisseurs, novice art buyers, and everyone in between, followed Art and had a great time!” view exhibition View Invite
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

  • Scheherazade
    7 November 2013  -  28 November 2013

    Scheherazade

    For my new solo show I have sourced inspiration from my favourite fairy stories. From exotic tales of Arabian princesses to the moralistic fables of the Grimm Brothers. I have alluded to various elements in these stories that help to develop and expand my compositions, rather than an actual literal interpretation. To create the mood I wanted, I have heightened my reds, and enriched my yellows and I have looked to Isnik ceramic decorative tiles to inspire my blues and greens. I have attempted to incorporate the atmosphere of deep, dark forests, full of contrasts of mystery and suspense, nurture and protection. Many of my patterns and decorative motifs are sourced from ancient Mogul art and design. With each show I like to challenge myself by pushing boundaries. For me this prevents stagnation and hopefully produces paintings that are vibrant, colourful and full of vitality. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Scheherazade

    "For my new solo show I have sourced inspiration from my favourite fairy stories. From exotic tales of Arabian princesses to the moralistic fables of the Grimm Brothers. I have alluded to various elements in these stories that help to develop and expand my compositions, rather than an actual literal interpretation. To create the mood I wanted, I have heightened my reds, and enriched my yellows and I have looked to Isnik ceramic decorative tiles to inspire my blues and greens. I have attempted to incorporate the atmosphere of deep, dark forests, full of contrasts of mystery and suspense, nurture and protection. Many of my patterns and decorative motifs are sourced from ancient Mogul art and design.

    With each show I like to challenge myself by pushing boundaries. For me this prevents stagnation and hopefully produces paintings that are vibrant, colourful and full of vitality." Lucy Doyle