“When going to visit an exhibition I often try to understand the thought process behind the selection of the artists and the work,” writes Moran Been-noon in her critical response to current show Lectus. Read the full piece here.
Aoife Donnellan of District Magazine spoke to our Gallery Manager Deirdre Morrissey about curating Lectus, MART’s Exhibition Award Show 2019. Read the full article here.
“These are experimental and experiential images, many abstract, examining that which is visible and illuminated, and that which is not fully understood even in the light.” Genie Davis of Art and Cake, a Contemporary Art Magazine with a Focus on the Los Angeles Art Scene, reviewed Transmission in November 2018. Check out the full piece here.
Irish arts organisation MART has announced its participation at Art Market Budapest 2018, as reported in the Budapest Business Journal. “Curator Deirdre Morrissey selecting four Irish artists at different stages of their professional careers in painting, drawing and sculpture, whose work takes innovative approaches to traditional media.” Read the full report here.
“The artists we work with try to experiment and to take risks.” Totally Dublin journalist Rachel Donnelly spoke to MART co-director Matthew Nevin ahead of the opening of Things Twice (multiple times), an exhibition of work by David Lunney. Check out the full article here.
MART were delighted to be part of the inaugural Ireland Week, which took place in Los Angeles in 2017. We’ll be heading back again this year for the second edition, but in the mean time, highlights from last year’s event can be seen in the video below.
Big thanks to Lovin Dublin for giving a shoutout for Freedom, an exhibtion showcasing “artistic reactions to an Ireland post Repealing the 8th” curated by art collective Peachy & hosted by MART. Check out the full piece here.
Los Angeles blog Only in Hollywood highlighted MART’s show in LACE Gallery in April 2018. Check out the full post here.
The International Association of Art describe how “Coinciding with World Art Day celebrations April 12-15 (2018), The MART Gallery curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan presented ACTS TO OBJECTS at LACE Los Angeles.” Read the full piece here.
Come check out Artonomy in MART says artist Leonie Connellan in HeadStuff. The exhibtion, curated by Sophie Murphy of Taproot art in conjunction with MART aims to raise funds for Together for Yes Campaign. Check out the full piece here.
Deirdre Morrissey, Gallery Manager at MART went to the UK in September 2017, to meet Wasps Studios and its team, through the European Creative Hubs Network and their Peer-to-Peer Scheme (P2P). This is her article about the experience of exchanging knowledge, creative hub to creative hub. P2P Story: Mart meets Wasps Studios
“With so much waste related to Christmas gift shopping each year, we felt it was important to provide an environmentally-friendly alternative,” – MART Gallery co-director Matthew Nevin explained to Arminta Wallace of the Irish Times why MART choose an environmentally themed Christmas Market for 2018.
The Budapest Business Journal describes how MART Gallery presented the work of artists James L. Hayes, Jane Fogarty and David Lunney at Art Market Budapest in October 2017.
“Remembering when Abebe Bikila took a blistering run at Fascism” – Gemma Tipton reviews Freedom of Movement in the Irish Times.
“Though the subject matter are those of intense sensitivity today- colonialism, social status, migration- somehow Fischer & el Sani manage to narrate these topics with humour.” – Sinead Phelan reviews Freedom of Movement for HeadStuff.org.
“The best art shows this weekend with moving mountains and electrical magic” – Gemma Tipton of the Irish Times.
“One of Rathmines’ smallest buildings happens to be one of the most distinctive, for it houses a Dublin art collective, MART.” Dublin.ie review the history of our activities in our Rathmines Fire Station HQ.
Our next international curation project takes us to Los Angeles. The Irish Art review wrote about Activating Pangea: Destroy These Walls.
Katherine Nolan was interviewed on Near FM about her exhibition, The Mistress of the Mantle. Click here to listen.
“Behrens is our guide to the auditory unconscious, to sound that we won’t hear or can’t hear, to the confused swarm of elemental noise.” UK publication Drenched Art Reviews on MART Gallery exhibition Phantoms by German sound artist Marc Behrens, presented in association with the Goethe Institut. Read the full article here.
Article on our Fundraising Raffle for the Fire Station Roof! Evening Herald October 14th 2015.
The team behind Mart, a local arts organisation that runs a visual arts gallery, provides studio space and puts on community events, are afraid they could be kicked out of the beautiful old Rathmines Fire Station they restored. This probably wouldn’t be an issue if a Dublin City Council bureaucrat hadn’t mistakenly given protected status meant for […]
Katherine Nolan gave a tour of MART Gallery. Featured on the 1pm & 9pm news as a preview for Culture Night 2015. www.rte.ie/news
In How Music Works, Niall Byrne talks to those who make a living in the Irish music industry about their job. This week: we talk to Homebeat’s Emmet Condon about promoting independent shows. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/how-music-works-homebeat-promoting-an-independent-musical-spirit-1.2294646
MART continues to shine as one of the city’s premier, not-for-profit creative spaces… Full article here
“Under the watchful eye of the four-faced clock: Let’s move to… Rathmines” Full article here.
Doubles. It happens in tennis; in marriage it’s couples; in singing there’s the duet. And here’s a special, on-going double act on canvas. It’s of him and her, Terence Erraught and Ciara Scanlan: she paints him, he paints her. And they are not done. The plan is to contribute to and change this painting over […]
An afternoon of discussions about what comes next for music in Dublin as part of 12 Points and MusicTown Check out full article here: http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord/2015/04/09/music-futures/
The David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards are open to all Arts, Business and Social Enterprises that have been in operation for between 1 and 3 years. MART was originally established by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scalan to provide Dublin’s creative community with ‘high quality and affordable studios, galleries and event spaces to foster and promote […]
Homebeat return to the intimate surrounds of MART gallery in Rathmines next Wednesday (March 11th) with live music from Valerie Francis & Elephant. Following a series of shows at the South Dublin venue, which included I Have A Tribe, Hilary Woods & Chequerboard in the past, Homebeat will complete the series with a very exciting […]
MARKET MUSIC I Have A Tribe, Hilary Woods, Biggles Flys Again Mart, Rathmines Also Tuesday, mart.ie, Adm free Get your Christmas shopping polished off (or, in our case, started) and scratch your live music itches in one fell stroke tonight and on Tuesday at the old firestation Mart in Rathmines. The main room will host […]
Dublin Cookery series. Simon Lamont returns home to Dublin to embrace the social food movement that is taking hold in the capital… Lazy Chef Simon Lamont travels all over Ireland, cooking exquisite meals that are quick and easy to rustle up. Unlike most cookery shows, The Lazy Chef will cut every corner to make effortless […]
The Rebirth Of Rathmines One of the key components to this new sense of self that Rathmines has acquired has been brought about by Mart. Operated by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan. It comprises an art gallery housed in the old fire station, various artists’ studios and a café/collective space called the Martcade. I sat […]
Martcade Mart’s continuing success as a new studio and gallery space over the last year has been an extremely satisfying addition to Rathmines. This autumn they are launching the Martcade Market, as bi-monthly weekend market based in a warehouse cafe space (seperate from the former fire station premises) in a Georgian building at 46 […]
Art exhibitions can be enjoyed in The Mart, located in the old fire station http://lovindublin.com/dublin/lovin-dublin-city-spotlight-rathmines
If you’ve walked through Rathmines recently, there’s a good chance you’ll have noticed the word “Mart” popping up all along the street. Coming from the canal, you see it first on your left, on the front of one of Rathmines Road Lower’s old townhouses. Then it’s on your right, above a casino. Finally, on your […]
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani at MARTPosted in October 3rd, 2014 by Liam in Events, Exhibitions, Video Last Wednesday saw the opening in MART of an exhibition of two video works by internationally respected Berlin based artists Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani. At the exhibition opening. L->R: Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin, Nina Fischer, Maroan […]
Novemeber 2010 MART Curators on NBC Jackson Mississippi Nov 2010 from MART on Vimeo.
Meanwhile, In Rathmines 6:05 pm October 7, 2013 Emily O’Callaghan Scenes from the opening of Mart on Rathmines Road, Dublin last week. Formerly a derelict fire station; now a softly-lit art space, studio and damn hipster hotspot. Who will douse Dublin 6′s fires/retrieve their cats now? Conceptual artists?? *shakes fist, runs* From top: Mart exterior: Matthew […]
Wine Soak no. 12: “Telling Private Tales in Public Places” October 6, 2013 Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself unwittingly divulging private and possibly incriminating information at the ‘Implicate Collaborative’ exhibition, Implicated, in the MART Gallery space in the former fire station on Rathmines Road Lower. As I was drifting back to Ligvine HQ, […]
LAURA BUTLER – 04 OCTOBER 2013 The sister of Katy French has told her own issues with privacy helped produce her latest artwork.Jill French is the co-curator of ‘Implicated’, the first exhibition by Implicate Collaborative, along with Emily Bruton, daughter of former Taoiseach John Bruton. Ms French has five pieces of her own in the collection, […]
EXHIBITION: Jill French, sister of Katy French, and Emily Bruton, daughter of ex-Taoiseach John Bruton, at the Mart Gallery, Rathmines. JOYCE FEGAN – 29 SEPTEMBER 2013 JILL French and fellow artist Emily Bruton of Implicate Collaborative have both had first-hand experiences of living a life in the public eye. Jill, sister of model Katy French, and […]
Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism Does it pay, does it sell, does it make money? Increasingly, the validation of most art practice has become synonymous with value. Many argue that enlightenment and the arts go hand in hand, authenticating a free society which openly critiques ideological status quos but continuously, the main mechanism that tends to legitimate […]
Celebrations, Congratulations and Carrie Bradshaw at MART Chris O’RourkeTulsa Theater Examiner On a perfect September evening an appreciative audience of admirers and well-wishers, warmed by the sun and a sense of celebration, attended the long awaited opening of The MART Studios on the Lower Rathmines Road. Housed in the iconic, old Firehouse, The MART Studios […]
SAM GRIFFIN – 05 SEPTEMBER 2013 THE sounds of sirens at one old Dublin fire station have been replaced by contemplative silence. The building at 190a on Lower Rathmines Road has been host to a variety of services in its 180-year history, including the civil defence as well as one of the capital’s busiest fire stations, […]
http://www.metropolispress.gr 15MAR2013 Young artists and crisis Kika Kyriakakou topics An energetic Irish duo decided to turn the crisis into a game and set up a prototype project that evolve in three European cities that are in the eye of the financial storm: in Athens, Lisbon and Dublin.The young artists and curators Matthew Nevin and Kiara […]
March 2013 http://www-en.elculture.gr/elcblog/article/zero-sum-art-552008 MART present “The Non Zero Sum Art Games” in Athens An art event based on inventivity and the joy of playing in the age of crisis stories from the sea 06.03.2013 Written by: Stella Pekiaridi E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org MART is an artist initiative set up in 2006 by Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan. MART’s primary […]
Artecapital El Culture Culture Ireland Irish Association metamatic:TAF Press Releases Press Release TAF – Dept of Foreign Affairs The Irish Times – March 8th 2011 View Online Article Here
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2011 http://www.vulgo.ie/voices/invite-or-reject-by-matthew-nevin/ ‘Invite or Reject’ by Matthew Nevin The Irish Diaspora consists of Irish emigrants and their descendants are estimated to be over 80 million worldwide. These inspiring numbers led myself, Matthew Nevin and Ciara Scanlan, both Artistic Directors of MART (www.mart.ie) and curators of MART’s latest show ‘Invite or Reject’ to put together […]
February 23 2011 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/02/la-irish-arts-festival-.html « Previous | Culture Monster Home | Next » Premiere of opera based on Oscar Wilde’s ‘Being Earnest’ highlights Irish arts festival’s L.A. offerings (updated) February 23, 2011 | 6:00 pm Without even trying, the Irish have had a huge impact on American arts and culture over the past 150-plus years. Now, with the roaring “Irish Tiger” […]
Jan 2011 http://technologyvoice.com/2011/02/01/crowdfunding-creative-financing-through-social-media
November 2010 http://www.millsaps.edu/news_events/2010_november_millsaps_hosts_touring_exhibition_an_instructional.php
November 2010 Y101 Radio Interview Jackson – Tim Murphy Interviews Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin from MART on Vimeo.
Article on ‘An Instructional’ European leg of the tour in Nov/Dec 2010 issue of VAN newspaper. http://visualartists.ie/van-ebulletin/visual-artists-news-sheet/van-november-december-2010/
November 2010 MART’s An Instructional News Report on Fox News from MART on Vimeo.
Various Websites in Advertising ‘An Instructional’ : Toytown , 42Live , Wergethin , Wooloo , Fair-News , OpenPR , Presseanzieger, Jackson Free Press, Flash Art Online
Summer 2010 http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/4620/mart-bratislava Artycok piece on MART in Bratislava from MART on Vimeo.
28 April 2010 http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4283032&tpl=archnews&force=1
Radio Interviews: Galway Bay FM – May 2008 – The Launch Phantom FM – Jan 2011 – on MART’s Invite or Reject Exhibition and Kickstarter campaign.