2017 marks both our tenth anniversary and our biggest year yet. Click here to check out all our planned activities for this year.
Gallery & Curation
Nevin & Scanlan have curated over 100 artists through previous exhibitions, events, festivals and art fairs across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Japan. In 2012 the pair embarked on a 16 month journey to transform the old Rathmines Fire Station, launching two galleries in 2013 as a new home for contemporary art in Ireland. MART primarily supports sculpture, video, new media, installation and performance, art making practices that break new ground, that test and stretch the material and immaterial, and challenge conventions of ‘the norm’. In 2016 we had our biggest reach to date, as we signed on eight Artists to be represented by The MART Gallery in a first for the organisation. MART’s 2017 programme was supported by The Irish Arts Council.
We are the largest supplier of independent, affordable space for the arts, cultural and creative community in Dublin city. We operate on a not for profit basis, meaning that all profits raised from studio rentals are in-invested back into our mission to develop and promote contemporary art. We now support over 120 members in eight studio buildings across Dublin. Check out our studios info pack.
In the past MART has run successful platforms for the showcase of contemporary art through our Hired Gallery Programme, Residency Space, Online Gallery, Project Space, and MART Experiments. MART has received local and international Press through strong marketing drives. Check out our latest booklet and other publications.