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  • Affordabale Art Fair London Brussels
    6 February 2014  -  10 February 2014

    Affordabale Art Fair London Brussels

    A fun and friendly art fair hosting a wealth of galleries and a huge array of affordable, contemporary art. Our concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculpture and photography all under one roof, and all priced between €50 to €5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while the compulsory labelling of all the artwork means you know exactly what suits your budget. View Invite
  • Affordabale Art Fair London Brussels

  • Affordabale Art Fair London Battersea
    13 March 2014  -  16 March 2014

    Affordabale Art Fair London Battersea

    Affordable Art Fair Battersea 13 – 16 March 2014 The Affordable Art Fair is back! March sees the return of London’s friendliest art fair, welcoming art lovers, art connoisseurs, and art novices alike to discover affordable art by thousands of artists under one roof. Our 110 participating galleries come from all over the UK and abroad, bringing their choicest selections for you to browse, buy, and enjoy. View Invite
  • Affordabale Art Fair London Battersea

  • Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly 'Celtic Legends'
    27 March 2014  -  24 April 2014

    Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly 'Celtic Legends'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly called ‘Celtic Legend' which will officially open on Thursday March 27th at 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. There will be a 'Meet and Greet' with the artist on Saturday 29th of March and the exhibition will run until April 24th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly 'Celtic Legends'

    Celtic Legend

    "This series of paintings is my interpretation of some of the Celtic mythological stories. It’s a result of my lifetime attraction to legends and mythology, which in recent years has experienced rebirth, perhaps primarily due to my reading bedtime stories to my daughters.

    The idea of depicting Irish legends had been ruminating around in my head for some time, fuelled further by an abundance of traditional festivals and an awakening in Irish folklore.

    I believe that the last 15 years spent living in Ireland has helped me to understand and portray the spiritual and mystical meaning in the stories. I tried to get the feel of the depicted characters and scenes and ground them in the present maintaining continuity and relevance.

    The encaustic medium used for creating these art pieces carries a deeper meaning for me in this instant: It is as timeless as the legends it depicts." Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly
  • 'Stag and Stallion' by Tony O’Connor 2014
    29 May 2014  -  26 June 2014

    'Stag and Stallion' by Tony O’Connor 2014

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Tony O’Connor called ‘Stag and Stallion' on Thursday, May 29th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street by Irelands most well known equine artist, Peter Curling. The exhibition will run until June 26th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • 'Stag and Stallion' by Tony O’Connor 2014

                                                      

    "In this body of work, I wanted to explore the contrasts between light and dark, the use of negative space and to use a looser style brush stroke to build up form and shape, whilst retaining a true-to-life depiction of the horse. My larger canvases depict studies of Friesian horses, a typically black horse, but flecks of violets, blues, ochres and siennas gleam from their glossy coats, illustrating that everything isn’t always simply black or white.

    The darkness of the canvas and the emergence of the horse symbolises that no matter how dark, how bleak and how empty things may seem, beauty, power and strength can prevail.

     

    The stag paintings stem from a desire to paint our native wildlife in all its splendor. Having witnessed the rut in Killarney and seen how explosively powerful these creature can be, I wanted to capture their beauty and strength in as realistic way as possible. I used a natural linen, primed with rabbit skin to give it an under lying warmth, and did away with any “background” so we can concentrate entirely on the animal in front of us. I wanted to capture the tense feeling of whether he will charge or take flight." Tony O'Connor

     

     

    The Artist

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    "...an exhibition of stunning paintings of the magnificent beasts" Donal Nolan The Kerryman

     

  • Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
    12 June 2014  -  15 June 2014

    Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

    With thousands of artworks by hundreds of artists priced £40-£4,000, anyone can be an art collector, whatever the budget. By showcasing paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture, from the traditional to the contemporary, both by established artists and new discoveries, we really do have something for everyone. view exhibition View Invite
  • Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

    With thousands of artworks by hundreds of artists priced £40-£4,000, anyone can be an art collector, whatever the budget. By showcasing paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture, from the traditional to the contemporary, both by established artists and new discoveries, we really do have something for everyone.
  • Summer Group Exhibition
    1 July 2014  -  31 August 2014

    Summer Group Exhibition

    The summer group exhibtion takes place from July 3rd to August 31st this year. This show combines both figurative and colourful paintings, enjoying a celebration of art. With a huge variety of original paintings from which to choose from, The Doorway Gallery can provide you with that ideal perfect gift, a lifetime possession if you must. View Invite
  • Summer Group Exhibition

  • Jack Hickey Solo Exhibition -
    4 September 2014  -  25 September 2014

    Jack Hickey Solo Exhibition -

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Jack Hickey called ‘The Nocturnes' on Thursday, September 4th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will be officially opened by Ray Byrne, Hotelier, Restaurateur and Nightclub Operator and it will run until September 25th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Jack Hickey Solo Exhibition -

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Jack Hickey called ‘The Nocturnes' on Thursday, September 4th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will be officially opened by Ray Byrne, Hotelier, Restaurateur and Nightclub Operator and it will run until September 25th.


    "I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day"

                                   Vincent Van Gogh

                                                               

    Dealing with Ireland’s social nightlife, Jack Hickey’s most recent collection, illustrates the beautiful, the ridiculous, and the menacing of the clouded contemporary cityscape. The work explores the shaded underclass of the nocturnal urban terrain and pursues the disenfranchised as they search their city for meaning once darkness falls.

     

    This will be Jack Hickey’s third solo show and his first solo exhibition in Dublin.

     

    The Artist

     

    Jack Hickey was born in 1988 in the small town of Cobh.

    He studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork and graduated in 2011.

    His work attempts to illuminate the emptiness at the centre of human relationships, the inherent lack of meaningful interaction between different people, different sexes and different realities. The open space in the work represents the distance between individuals, the unsaid and the unrequited.

    It is an example of a void inherent in a modern, socially fractured world, where true human contact has become illusive, almost impossible. His paintings strive to show the hole at the centre, the empty room within, the point where unease begins.

    Eli Lilly S.A Irish Branch Vol.26 No.4 - May 2012

    by Mary Collins

    "His wonderfully executed paintings capture an elusive aspect of modern human relationships;
    illuminating the emptiness and the inherent lack of communication between different people."


    Sunday Times "CULTURE" - 8th April 2012

    by Cristín Leach Hughes

    "There are no faces, and there's a certain film noir feel to this work.
    It's about the possible significance of those private silences and in-between moments that punctuate our lives."

    Another Tuesday

     


     

    Jack joins the Blackwater Artist Group

    Backwater Artists Group was founded in 1990 by graduates of the Crawford College of Art and Design.
    Backwater caters for over thirty artists, ranging from the more established to the emerging.
    The group studios are located in the Wandesford Quay complex.



     

    Jack meets Phillip Gray

    Jack had a great visit to the studio of Philip Gray on Tuesday 9th August.

    "Great to meet and get advice from such a successful artist.
    Was a good experience to see his studio and how he works.
    I recommend for anyone who enjoys painting to check it out." — Jack Hickey


     

    Sunday Times "CULTURE" - 24th July 2011

    by Cristín Leach

    "New graduate shows raise the question of whether art should be led by ideas or skills, Cristín Leach...
    ...Jack Hickey, at the Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) in Cork, combined skill with concept in a
    series of intensely atmospheric realist paintings of near-empty rooms with glimpses of their half-dressed occupants."


     

    Irish Examiner - Saturday 18th June 2011

    by Marc O'Sullivan

    "...Jack Hickey displays a level of technical ability beyond that of many recent graduates.
    Hickey, in particular, is the real deal, an artist with a clear vision and the ability to realise it in paint.
    His canvasses - of glimpsed figures in otherwise empty rooms - are some of the best in recent graduate exhibitions."

    Irish Times

    by Aidan Dunne

    "Jack Hickey's fragmentary views of figures in interiors are well judged."


    Date: Thursday September 4th

    Guest Speaker: Ray Byrne, Hotelier, Restaurateur and Nightclub Operator

    Time: 6pm

    Refreshments served

  • Culture night 2014
    19 September 2014  -  19 September 2014

    Culture night 2014

    Culture Night comprises of hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From the Nation’s capital to county town's, 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. The Doorway Gallery is open from 5.30-10pm and will have Jack Hickey's solo show on display. read more View Invite View Video
  • Culture night 2014

    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.
    The Doorway Gallery is open from 5.30-10pm and will have Jack Hickey's solo show on display.
  • Nutgrove arts fest 2014
    25 September 2014  -  7 October 2014

    Nutgrove arts fest 2014

    Nutgrove Arts Festival is an annual celebration of community arts and culture, taking place in the unique setting of Nutgrove Shopping Centre in South County Dublin. Now in its fourth year, the festival has become an integral part of the local area’s cultural calendar, welcoming a selection of exciting performers, musicians and dancers to take over the centre for ten days each year. The festival works as an informal and exciting medium to experience creativity in all its forms. With a variety of theatre, dance and art workshops there will be plenty to inspire creativity in the local community at any age. read more View Invite View Video
  • Nutgrove arts fest 2014

    Festival highlights include:

     

    ·         Rathfarnham Theatre Group presents an evening of drama and entertainment in the Calypso Café.

    ·         Students from The Independent Theatre Workshop will perform scenes and songs from The Jungle King.

    ·         All are welcome to take part in Intrepidus Stage School’s great jungle themed dance workshop, fear nothing and challenge everything while having lots of fun. They will also bring you a night of amazing, fun filled and extremely talented young people who aim to entertain you through Drama, Song and Dance.

    ·         We have an exciting selection of workshops for kids this year. Planit Party will give you a taste of their entertainments available and there will be a fun music workshop by Rainbow Music for Kids. Quaint Baby Art will facilitate a workshop of their unique art work.

    ·         The Visual Arts programme features well renowned caricaturist Niall O’Loughlin, whose work will be displayed around the centre for the duration of the festival. Artist Karen Wilson will give a painting demonstration where you can get a taste of what her workshops have to offer. Sculptor Eamonn Heffernan will display his skill in a woodcarving workshop. Artist Christien van Bussel will facilitate a pottery workshop. There will be an exhibition of artist Chris McMorrow’s popular scenes of Dublin and Ireland.

    ·         Artist Magda Toth whose workshop was extremely popular at South Fred Street Fest last year has a fruit and veg art making workshop the whole family can get involved with.

    ·         An impressive contemporary Music programme featuring Kevin Kerdoc Murphy, Ian James White, Liz Ryan, Lynda Lucas and Melina Malone. Community choir Corús return for another uplifting and inspiring performance.

    ·         As part of the Trad for Trocaire week we will have musicians playing traditional Irish music.

    ·         We have an extensive Dance programme this year with Bastable Warren School of Irish Dancing returning for the fourth year. New additions to the festival are Latvian Folk Dancing, the African Dance Centre and Kate Buckley School of Dance.

     

    www.nutgroveartsfest.ie

  •  Ken Browne - ‘Ninety Degrees in View'
    2 October 2014  -  30 October 2014

    Ken Browne - ‘Ninety Degrees in View'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Ken Browne called ‘Ninety Degrees in View' on Thursday, October 2nd between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until October 30th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Ken Browne - ‘Ninety Degrees in View'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Ken Browne called ‘Ninety Degrees in View' on Thursday, October 2nd between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until October 30th.

    Artist Statement:

     

    "More and more in the recent past I’ve been drawn to studying the story of the land, the natural curvature, the marks of ancient civilization and manmade marks of husbandry.

    Now I try to sculpt with paint the shapes I see as well as sensing the vibrations of the landscape.

    So my work I feel is part of an emotional journey.

    I suppose I’ve moved on from my earlier influences which included Turner and Nathaniel Hone as I’m finding my own direction." Ken Browne 

     

    Ken Browne 2013

     

    In these highly evocative works, landscape becomes the vehicle through which the artist explores the realms of human emotion and the subconscious.

    These meticulously crafted abstract paintings were inspired by the artists’ experience of different Irish landscapes.  These are not specific landscapes but a synthesis of natural scenes that the artist has beheld in the past and which have left an indelible mark on his imagination.  The upper zone of each painting is dominated by skilfully-rendered, turbulent skyscapes.  While these skies are impressively Turneresque in their grandeur, they are also unmistakeably Irish.  They vary as only an Irish sky can vary, grey and misty one moment, warm and burnished the next.

     

    However, to uncover the true emotional and psychological depth of these works, a more prolonged viewing is necessary.  If the upper area of the work is defined by exuberant skies, then the lower area is defined by layers of dark and shadowy colour, suggesting that beneath these energetic skyscapes there lurks something foreboding.  As the painting descends there is a gradual abandonment of realistic description in favour of areas of darkness where something deeper, more powerful, and perhaps more sinister dwells.  With their blacks and browns, deep reds and golds, these lower zones are admirably reminiscent of some of the greatest practitioners of tenebrismo such as Caravaggio or Velazquez.   Here we are truly in the realm of the subconscious, the implication being that one’s experience of nature is inextricably linked to deep-rooted emotional and spiritual processes lying dormant inside us all.  These works go even further by suggesting that the human senses are inadequate when it comes to perceiving natural elements, that only when they operate in tandem with these intuitive emotional/spiritual processes does one begin to comprehend the natural world.

     

    It is this interplay between bright skyscapes at the top and shadowy realms at the bottom that marks these out as truly original works.  Viewers are advised to take their time with these paintings, to let the eye gaze back-and-forth between these beautiful zones of light and dark until the work awakens an instinctive emotional response to the experience of the Irish landscape. Donal O’ Sullivan

  • The Doorway Gallery comes to London for one week!
    26 October 2014  -  2 November 2014

    The Doorway Gallery comes to London for one week!

    The Doorway Gallery will exhibit in a unique pop-up gallery at The Chart Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London SW3 6DP, for one week only. Immerse yourself in the best of Irish art, and take the opportunity to meet the Artist and see how they create. The Gallery launches with a bang, kicking off with a live demonstration from well-known Irish artist , Roisin O’Farrell. Be there for the opening night of October 28th, between 6 and 9pm. view exhibition View Invite
  • The Doorway Gallery comes to London for one week!

    The Doorway Gallery will exhibit in a unique pop-up gallery at The Chart Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London SW3 6DP,  for one week only. Immerse yourself in the best of Irish art, and take the opportunity to meet the Artist and see how they create. The Gallery launches with a bang, kicking off with a live demonstration from well-known Irish artist , Roisin O’Farrell. Be there for the opening night of October 28th, between 6 and 9pm.

    The Doorway Gallery is resident to a beautiful Georgian building, located in the busy arts quarter of Dublin city centre. The gallery is spaciously spread out over two floors, filled with a broad variety of amazing creations. We are an affordable and affable Gallery, representing established Irish artists.

    We will be exhibiting Christy Keeney’s latest work, as well as those by, Cormac O’Leary, Lucy Doyle, Roisin O’Farrell, Kate Beagan, Chris Wilson, Ken Browne, Heidi Wickham, Padraig McCaul, and many more.

    Take the time to enjoy this unique experience, to find out for yourself what The Doorway Gallery has to offer. We are certain your visit won’t be a wasted one.

    Gallery Hours: 10 – 7pm

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

    Opening Launch: Tuesday 28th October

    Time: 6-8pm

    Address: The Chart Gallery, 62 Old Church Street, London SW3 6DP

    For more information:

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

  • The Doorway Gallery at Art Source in the RDS
    13 November 2014  -  16 November 2014

    The Doorway Gallery at Art Source in the RDS

    Art Source is Ireland’s biggest annual art fair, featuring over 100 Irish and International artists and galleries. view exhibition
  • The Doorway Gallery at Art Source in the RDS

    Art Source is Ireland’s biggest annual art fair, featuring over 100 Irish and International artists and galleries. The Doorway Gallery will be at Stand G15 so pop in to see our latest collection.

    We will have new work from Lucy Doyle, Hugh Frazer, Christy Keeney, Ken Browne, Chris Wilson, Heidi Wickham, Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly, Jackie Edwards, Cormac O'Leary, Jack Hickey and many more.....

    Opening Hours:

    Thursday Special preview and drinks reception - 5-9pm
    Friday November 14th: 11am-9pm
    Saturday November 15th: 10am-7pm
    Sunday November 16th: 10am-6pm

    For free tickets please contact Denise@Thedoorwaygallery.com
  • Nutgrove print Gallery
    8 December 2014  -  24 December 2014

    Nutgrove print Gallery

    The Doorway Gallery is showing at Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham with a selection of prints in the food quarter of the centre - we will be there from 12 - 5pm from December 8th until Christmas Eve. view exhibition
  • Nutgrove print Gallery

    The Doorway Gallery is showing at Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham with a selection of prints in the food quarter of the centre - we will be there from 12 - 5pm from December 8th until Christmas Eve.