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  • Hugh Frazer solo show - 'Connect'
    5 February 2015  -  26 February 2015

    Hugh Frazer solo show - 'Connect'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Hugh Frazer called ‘Connect' on Thursday, February 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will be officially opened by David S. Cook, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and will run until February 26th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Hugh Frazer solo show - 'Connect'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Hugh Frazer called ‘Connect' on Thursday, February 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will be officially opened by David S. Cook, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and will run until February 26th.

     

    The paintings in this exhibition are meditations on the inter connectedness of things. In making these still life’s what interests me is not so much the individual objects but how each gains meaning and value through its connection with other objects. Developing each painting is a search to find a composition where the whole becomes something that is more and different from the individual parts and which satisfies me aesthetically and emotionally. The fact that the paintings are based on objects that I have acquired or have been given

    to me by family and friends over many years adds meaning to them. Of course, the paintings are also, as in my urban landscapes, an examination of the impact of light on the side of structures and how that connects and brings them alive. At another level the paintings

    are an exploration of the essentially abstract nature of painting. They are a search for a combination and balance of shapes, and tones and colours that reflect and distil my feelings and emotions."  Hugh Frazer

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : February 5th (Show will run until February 26th)

    Speaker: David S. Cook, former Lord Mayor of Belfast

    Time: 6 – 8pm

     

    Refreshments Served

  • Gerladine O'Reilly Hynes Solo show
    5 March 2015  -  26 March 2015

    Gerladine O'Reilly Hynes Solo show

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Geraldine O’Reilly Hynes called ‘After the Rain' on Thursday, March 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until March 26th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Gerladine O'Reilly Hynes Solo show

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Geraldine O’Reilly called ‘After the Rain' on Thursday, March 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until March 26th.

     

    After the rain is an exhibition of recent work by Geraldine O’Reilly Hynes encompassing her observations on nature, the confluence of elements, how the earth embraces water in manifold ways.

     

    Most significantly she seeks to express in images, the poetic exuberance of this embrace. We see the lush green and rustic textures of water logged woodlands. The rush of water over earth, rock and sand. The dappled and reflective sparkle of light on moving water. The power of the sea on rock and shore, falling water cascading down the side of mountains into valleys, or the still, mirror like reflections of sentinel trees.

     

    In this body of work there would appear to be a dialogue between earth and water. The stoical earth and the mercurial water seem to dance with each other like partners in the dance of life. Sometimes peaceful, quiet and gentle, other times dramatic and volatile. The dance of life goes on after the rain and this body of work captures its moods eloquently.

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : March  5th (Show will run March 26th)

    Time: 6 – 8pm

     

    Refreshments Served
  • Affordable Art Fair London Battersea 2015
    12 March 2015  -  15 March 2015

    Affordable Art Fair London Battersea 2015

    The Doorway Gallery is back again at The AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Battersea Park, London, We will be exhibiting new work from: Heidi Wickham, Christy Keeney, Richard Ballantyne & Carol Read, Chris Wilson, Kate Beagan, Seamus Connolly, Jackie Edwards & Ken Browne. view exhibition View Invite
  • Affordable Art Fair London Battersea 2015

     The Doorway Gallery is back again at The AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Battersea Park, London,

    We will be exhibiting new work from:

    Heidi Wickham, Christy Keeney,

    Richard Ballantyne & Carol Read, Chris Wilson, Kate Beagan, Seamus Connolly, Jackie Edwards & Ken Browne.

  • Kate Beagan's Solo show - “I came upon a Place”
    9 April 2015  -  30 April 2015

    Kate Beagan's Solo show - “I came upon a Place”

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Kate Beagan called ‘I came upon a Place' on Thursday, April 9th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until April 30th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Kate Beagan's Solo show - “I came upon a Place”

    “I came upon a Place”

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Kate Beagan

     

    April 9th –30th

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Kate Beagan called ‘I came upon a Place' on Thursday, April 9th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until April 30th.

                   

    “I came upon a Place” is a new series of paintings by artist Kate Beagan.

     

    Inspired by her surroundings in Co. Monaghan, Kate is drawn to the dramatic light cast upon the landscape and how ordinary subjects can become extraordinary when viewed through this light.  

     

    In this collection, Kate captures the small winding roads of a county that is unspoilt and set apart from any other because of its drumlins.  

     

     Layering the canvas with smooth and confident strokes she paints with various brushes and homemade scrapers in a style that is loose and fresh.

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : April 9th (Show will run April 30th)

    Time: 6 – 8pm

     

    Refreshments Served

     

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

    Late night Thursday until 7.30pm

     

    For more information :

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

  • Lucy Doyle solo show - “Recent Paintings 2015”
    7 May 2015  -  28 May 2015

    Lucy Doyle solo show - “Recent Paintings 2015”

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Lucy Doyle called ‘Recent paintings’ on Thursday, May 7th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until May 28th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Lucy Doyle solo show - “Recent Paintings 2015”

    “Recent Paintings 2015”

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Lucy Doyle

     

    May 7th –28th

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Lucy Doyle called ‘Recent paintings’ on Thursday, May 7th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until May 28th.

     

    “This exhibition represents the paintings I have been working on over the last year and a half. For this show I have set out to include more than my usual amount of flowers into my work. With every show I try and have a cohesive theme. I will often use new source material for my subject matter, so that I can continually experiment with my painting, yet still develop and expand my old and favourite subjects. This keeps me challenged and also enables me to push my painting style to new limits, helping to keep my paintings vibrant, expansive, and fresh.

     

    My source material for the floral and decorative elements in this body of work, has literally been the textiles and printed cottons that came out of Western Russia during the late 19th Century for the export market of Eastern Asia. So I have been looking to these colourful prints with their daring juxtapositions of primary reds, blues and greens, predominantly depicting bright and gaudy flowers.   These popular fabrics usually found themselves, sewn patchwork- style, into the linings of the famous Ikat coats which were worn by the men and women of the nomadic tribes that traded in this region, during that period in history. As a result, some of my work references to pre-revolutionary Russian history and culture. Inspired by the popular wooden Matryoshka Russian dolls that fit perfectly into each other, I set out to paint a series of five sequentially- sized figure paintings, the largest being Tsarina 122x61cm and the smallest being Forest Edge 69x61cm. This theme can also be seen in the large painting Reading Tolstoy 5’x4’ as here I am referring to one of my favourite novels, Anna Karenina .

     

    But above all, I am a painter primarily concerned with the process of picture-making and the journey and language that painting over 30 years has taken me to. Therefore, this body of work, more appropriately, represents the life I live in rural Wicklow, of the people, animals and home-life around me, and of my memories and past experiences that have helped to form and colour me as a painter”. Lucy Doyle

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : May  7th (Show will run May 28th)

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

     

    Refreshments Served

  • 20|21 International Art Fair
    14 May 2015  -  17 May 2015

    20|21 International Art Fair

    The 20|21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR will take place at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 14 – 17 May 2015. Now in its ninth year, this 'boutique’ fair showcases modern and contemporary art from around the world. There are also a number of dealers who specialise in work from Eire, France, Japan, Russia and Serbia to name a few as well as art from a host of other countries making it a truly eclectic selection. view exhibition View Invite
  • 20|21 International Art Fair

    The 20|21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR will take place at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 14 – 17 May 2015.

    Now in its ninth year, this 'boutique’ fair showcases modern and contemporary art from around the world. There are also a number of dealers who specialise in work from Eire, France, Japan, Russia and Serbia to name a few as well as art from a host of other countries making it a truly eclectic selection.


     

    The 60 dealers, most of whom are based in the UK, will offer works in various media including oils, original prints, watercolours, drawings plus some photography, sculpture and ceramics – ranging from 1900 to the present day. The price range is from a few hundred upwards.

    A fair not to be missed!


     

  • Neal Greig & Jock Nichol
    4 June 2015  -  22 June 2015

    Neal Greig & Jock Nichol

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Neal Greig & Jock Nichol called ‘Seasons' on Thursday, June 4th between 6 -7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until June 22nd. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Neal Greig & Jock Nichol

    “Seasons”

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Neal Greig & Jock Nichol

     

    June 4th –22nd

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Neal Greig & Jock Nichol called ‘Seasons' on Thursday, June 4th between 6 -7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until June 22nd.

     

    About Neal Greig

     

    “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. Working outside brings an instinctive aspect to painting. 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.

     

    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.” Neal Greig

     

     

                   

    About Jock Nichol

     

    Growing up in the shadow of the Cheviot Hills in the Scottish Borders, gave me an early fascination and curiosity about the landscape – especially marginal lands, where evidence of man-made interventions co-exist in an uneasy balance with nature. Since moving to the Irish Midlands in 1991, the open spaces of the bog and forests of the Slieve Bloom Mountains have become my inspiration. Working outside is central to my practice, being immersed in the constantly changing sights and sound of the environment encourages a more intuitive and receptive response to the subject, honing observational skills and infusing the work with a subliminal sense of the surroundings.

     

    My paintings are a direct response to landscape as experienced as opposed to being viewed through a secondary image or screen.. They are reflections on experiences and observations on many long walks in the Irish countryside, trying to find the “essence” of a particular place which has become very familiar through repeated encounters, yet still never ceases to surprise.”

    Jock Nichol

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : June 4th

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

     

    Refreshments Served

     

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

     

    For more information :

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     

  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2015
    11 June 2015  -  14 June 2015

    Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2015

    The Affordable Art Fair , Hampstead, London June 10th - June 14th We are exhibiting at : STAND H2 Venue Lower Fairground Site East Heath Road Hampstead London NW3 1TH view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead 2015

    The Affordable Art Fair , Hampstead, London
        
    June 10th - June 14th

    We are exhibiting at :

    STAND H2

    Venue
    Lower Fairground Site
    East Heath Road
    Hampstead
    London
    NW3 1TH

    For more information about the fair please click on: http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/
     
    Opening times

    Wednesday 10 June, 2015
    Charity Private View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

    Thursday 11 June, 201511.00am – 5.30pm
    Thursday Late View 5.30pm – 9.30pm

    Friday 12 June, 201511.00am – 6.00pm
    Saturday 13 June, 201511.00am – 6.00pm
    Sunday 14 June, 201511.00am – 6.00pm

    New Work from:

    Angela Morgan
    Padraig McCaul
    Kate Beagan
    Ken Browne
    Chris Wilson
    Christy Keeney
    Lucy Doyle
    Cormac O'Leary
    Seamus Connolly
    Geraldine O'Reilly
    Jackie Edwards
    Heidi Wickham
    Iwona Nartowska O'Reilly
    Jack Hickey
    Leonard Sexton
    Richard Ballantyne & Carol Read

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     
  • Padriag McCaul solo show
    25 June 2015  -  23 July 2015

    Padriag McCaul solo show

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Padraig McCaul called ‘Along the Atlantic way’ on Thursday, June 25th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until July 23rd view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Padriag McCaul solo show

    Along the Atlantic way”

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Padraig McCaul

     

    June 25th –July 23rd

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Padraig McCaul called ‘Along the Atlantic way’ on Thursday, June 25th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until July 23rd

     

    Padraig McCaul's latest exhibition at The Doorway Gallery features twenty-five new paintings from along Ireland's Atlantic coastline, or as it has recently become known as - the Wild Atlantic Way. At the heart of this new collection are paintings of Achill Island where he now lives.

    Since moving to Achill with his family in 2012 McCaul's evocative paintings of the west of Ireland have continued to evolve and now include more figurative work, sometimes based on, but always inspired by his own family.

     

    He works from his studio in Dugort, under the shadow of Slievemore, and creates his colour filled oil paintings with a single palette knife and brush. His work has been described as 'inviting and provocative', 'alive and vibrant'.

     

    'I want people to feel that they can disappear into my paintings, that they can get lost in them.' Padraig McCaul

     

    Mixing a standard palette of earth tones with primary reds, yellows and blues, he strives to create atmosphere and feeling over faithful reproduction.

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : June  25th

    Time: 6 – 7.30 pm

     

    Refreshments Served

     

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

     

     

    For more information :

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     

  • Summer Group Show 2015
    1 August 2015  -  27 August 2015

    Summer Group Show 2015

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  • Summer Group Show 2015

     ‘A Summer Selection’
    August 1st - 27th


    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, Ken Browne, Christy Keeney, Roisin O’Farrell, Chris Wilson, Heidi Wickham, Cormac O’Leary, Karen Wilson, Kate Beagan, Emma Stroude, and many more. Also new artists include Catherine King, Nancy Previs, Liz Doyle, Gary Devon, Angela Morgan, Roisin Duffy, Vincent Keeling and many more.


    The Doorway Gallery walls are covered for the summer show with a very large and impressive exhibition - there really is something for everyone – not to be missed!


    Gallery opening Hours:

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

    For more information :

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com
  • Roisin O'Farrell solo show
    3 September 2015  -  24 September 2015

    Roisin O'Farrell solo show

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Roisin O’Farrell called “Bringing it back home” on Thursday, September 3rd between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until September 24th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Roisin O'Farrell solo show

    Bringing it back home!”

     

    An exhibition of new paintings by Roisin O’Farrell

     

    September 3rd – 24th

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Roisin O’Farrell called “Bringing it back home” on Thursday, September 3rd between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until September 24th.

     

    Róisín O’Farrell returns to the Doorway Gallery in September for her first Solo Show in Dublin for two years. In this highly anticipated show she turns to flowers for inspiration. Featuring the heavy blooms of peonies and roses, Róisín once again takes a traditional and charming subject and brings to it a contemporary feel.

     

    The white and soft-pink flowers, in glorious, exuberant bloom are described in oil with a painterly, almost sculptural quality and are set against a background of colour and rich texture.

     

    The show will also featured her much loved welly boot and interiors paintings.

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    How Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell turned a shock redundancy
     into a successful art career.

     

    Seven years ago on a stormy day on Bray beach, Róisín O’Farrell remembers dreaming aloud to her Artist mother. The dream was to make a living from her art. It was a pipe dream of course. She couldn’t afford to give up the day job. But as they say, be careful what you wish for. Within a couple of months Róisin was made redundant without warning, from her job.

     

    “For the next year I studied and worked at painting like it was a day job. I must have painted at least 500 paintings in that first year” Róisín said “and although I didn’t know if I could do it, I was sure as hell going to give it a good try.”

     

    Welly boot families

     

    Róisin is best known for her paintings of colourful welly boots. The paintings came from her own family experience as a mother. “I love their relaxed, untidiness” she says “and of course, they can be seen as a kind of family portrait.”

     

    By 2010 she was already exhibiting in a number of Irish galleries when she was invited to show in The Doorway Gallery, Dublin, run by her cousin Denise Donnelly.

    “Working with family can sometimes be a recipe for disaster” says Róisín “but Denise and I are lucky that we get along well and we keep our working relationship very professional and positive.”

     

    Reception Details:

    Date : September 3rd  

    Time: 6 – 7.30 pm

     

    Refreshments Served

     

     

    Gallery opening Hours:

     

    Monday – Saturday 10.30-6pm

     

     

    For more information :

     

    www.thedoorwaygallery.com

     

  • Culture night 2015
    18 September 2015  -  18 September 2015

    Culture night 2015

    About Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 18th September 2015. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge. View View Video
  • Culture night 2015

    Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.

    Culture Night
    -Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality
    -Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally
    -Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities
    -Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality
    -Makes it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene
    -Helps create a sense of community and belonging

    Who makes Culture Night happen?

    Culture Night happens because many people share a vision and enthusiasm for enjoying, celebrating and promoting creativity and culture. The following list gives a taste of the wide range of people and institutions that make it happen across Ireland:

    the public, artists, performing groups, galleries, museums, sports clubs, libraries, arts centres, craft workers, studios and workshops, theatres, public spaces, broadcasters, schools, community groups, local authorities, Government Departments, state agencies and public bodies, transport companies, universities, shops and many more!
  • Hidden
    8 October 2015  -  29 October 2015

    Hidden

    'Hidden' uncovers the elusive workings of a prestigious array of Irish Artists, that have acquired a constant momentum of interest by art collectors, both Ireland based and those of international status. An ensemble of renowned Artists, collectively gathered at the same location, a moment to be experienced, for the first time in Ireland. The famed Artists will be revealing some of their finest works through their talented use of photography collages, watercolours, ceramics, bronze and original oil paintings. This special showing is a rarity, that will capture the interest of those who celebrate the appreciation of Art. Showcasing their works will be Sergey Talichkin, Rocco Tullio, Liz Doyle, Denise Downey Jackie Edwards, Ken Browne, Marty Byrne Gascon, Patrick Walshe, Sean Hillen, Una Kavanagh Mark McFadden and Miriam Sweeney. view exhibition View Invite
  • Hidden

    “Hidden”

     

    October 8th – 29th

     

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

     

     

     

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition in collaboration with Robert Lee Mulcahy called ‘Hidden’ on Thursday, October 8th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until October 29th .

     

    'Hidden' uncovers the elusive workings of a prestigious array of Irish Artists, that have acquired a constant momentum of interest by art collectors, both Ireland based and those of international status.

     

    An ensemble of renowned Artists, collectively gathered at the same location, a moment to be experienced, for the first time in Ireland. The famed Artists will be revealing some of their finest works through their talented use of photography collages, watercolours, ceramics, bronze and original oil paintings.

     

    This special showing is a rarity, that will capture the interest of those who celebrate the appreciation of Art.

     

    Showcasing their works will be Sergey Talichkin, Rocco Tullio, Liz Doyle, Denise Downey, Jackie Edwards, Ken Browne, Marty Byrne Gascon, Patrick Walshe, Sean Hillen, Una Kavanagh, Mark McFadden and Miriam Sweeney.

    Reception Details:

    Date : October   8th (Show will run until October 29h)

    Time: 6 – 7.30 pm

     

    Refreshments Served

     

     


     

  • Nutgrove Arts Festival 2015
    9 October 2015  -  18 October 2015

    Nutgrove Arts Festival 2015

    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 fifth 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 music and art workshops there will be plenty to inspire creativity in the local community at any age. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Nutgrove Arts Festival 2015

    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 fifth 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 music and art workshops there will be plenty to inspire creativity in the local community at any age.
     
    To keep up to date with all details and a schedule of events which will take place daily through the festival , please log on to www.nutgroveartsfest.ie
    Or
    Follow our facebook page for regular updates
    OPENING LAUNCH: Friday October 9th
    TIME: 6 -8.30pm

    Performances from : Leotards Monologues , Chris Holland, Sinead White, Hugh Buckley & Sarah Ivy Guy. 

    Workshop events from : Eco Art MCE Events, Magda Toth with food Art, Life Drawing class in association with The Doorway Gallery, Rachel Meadows with her face creations, Christien Van Bussel's pottery workshop, Kater4Kids cookery workshop, Mad Professor MCE Events, Luminita Anghel candle workshop & Mark Cronin with his amazing 3D art display.

    ADDRESS: Nutgrove Shopping centre, Rathfranham


    Events will take place daily through the festival October 9th - 18th so please check out the website for regular updates:

    www.nutgroveartsfest.ie/

    **NOT TO BE MISSED**
  • Christy Keeney Solo Show - 'In the Picture'
    5 November 2015  -  26 November 2015

    Christy Keeney Solo Show - 'In the Picture'

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Christy Keeney called ‘In the Picture' on Thursday, November 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until November 26th. view exhibition View Invite View Video
  • Christy Keeney Solo Show - 'In the Picture'

    “In the Picture” 

    An exhibition of new paintings and ceramics by Christy Keeney 

    November 5th –26th

      

    The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition by Christy Keeney called ‘In the Picture' on Thursday, November 5th between 6-8pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until November 26th

    Christy Keeney studied ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London, and has also been commissioned by Sculptor, Eduardo Paolozzi, and HRH Prince of Wales.


    His figurative ceramics is an investigation into the human condition, and his forms are stretched to the point where sculpture and drawing overlap. 

    After spending 17 years in London, Christy Keeney returned to his native Donegal where he is now resident. His Sculpted slab, built heads and figures, demonstrate a wonderful sense of artisan technique, as details are drawn into the wet clay surface.

    Keeney’s passion for clay remains as strong as ever. As a student thirty years ago he was a fine artist who, after some coaxing from his foundation tutor, somehow found himself enrolled on the pottery degree course. He developed a liking for clay but found throwing limiting and, in search of his own direction, discovered the freedom of sculpting clay. Throughout his career, Keeney has maintained a belief that no matter what the circumstances, you pursue your purpose in life.

    Keeney’s commitment to his work is surely the behaviour of one pursuing a positive end that is not common amongst those who agonise deeply. The anguish he portrays is the mask he wears to hide his optimism and hope. The power of this ancient material that can capture the emotions of the human psyche continues to speak to us in the modern world. This is the spirit that Christy Keeney’s ceramics invoke, and why his sculptures continue to inspire and fascinate. 

    The show is a collection of 15 paintings and 10 ceramics, the first exhibition in Dublin to show both Christy’s paintings and ceramics together. The figure is very evident in all of his work, and he tries to reflect the relationship we have with our environment. 

    ‘I prefer not to place my own descriptive explanation on to the work, but rather

    That’ spectators might derive their own meaning.’ Christy Keeney

    Reception Details:

    Date : November 5th (Show will run until November 26th)

    Time: 6 – 7.30pm

    Refreshments Served



  • Edinburgh Art Fair 13-15 November 2015
    13 November 2015  -  15 November 2015

    Edinburgh Art Fair 13-15 November 2015

    Edinburgh Art Festival Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual celebration of visual art. Uniquely, the festival offers the chance to experience the best contemporary Scottish artists in the context of exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th Century and historical periods. Attracting over 250,000 visitors each year, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by establised and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend. View View Invite
  • Edinburgh Art Fair 13-15 November 2015

    Edinburgh Art Festival

    Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual celebration of visual art. Uniquely, the festival offers the chance to experience the best contemporary Scottish artists in the context of exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th Century and historical periods.

    Attracting over 250,000 visitors each year, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by establised and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend.