Art Market Budapest 2018


MART at Art Market Budapest

October 11 – 14 2018

Curated by Deirdre Morrissey

For Art Market Budapest 2018 MART has selected four Irish artists at different stages of their professional careers working across painting, drawing and sculpture whose work takes innovative approaches to traditional media. The exhibition of the artists work at Art Market Budapest is driven by a three pronged curatorial objective aimed at: widening access to the artists individual practices, driving sales, and promoting MART Gallery as a dynamic platform for visual art in Ireland.

James L Hayes‘ art practice is multi-faceted but rooted in sculpture. His work aims to draw out the often-incongruous relationships between finished art objects, and the industrial aspects of the processes that produce these revered objects.

Shane Berkery is a young emerging artist who is fast developing a following of collectors of his beautiful paintings. Shortlisted for the prestigious National Gallery of Ireland Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2017 he was winner of the RHA Hennessy-Craig Award and RHA Whytes Award in 2016.

Steven Maybury’s practice is primarily concerned with drawing although often develops into sculptures and installations. His work has been purchased for the OPW state collection and has been sold to private collectors in Ireland, England, Switzerland, Spain, USA and Canada.

Niamh Hannaford uses her work to explore her inner fears with a playful curiosity. Still, she is constantly terrified. With her background in metalwork, B.A in Metal work National College of Art and Design 2010, Niamh Hannaford now primarily focuses on her painting practice. Her work focus on aspects of play with the aim to create a feeling reminiscent of childhood wonder and curiosity.

ART MARKET BUDAPEST, the international art fair established in 2011 presents a unique artistic composition in a vibrant and exciting region and in one of the culturally most attractive cities in Europe, that gives an emphasised presence to fresh and inspiring galleries and artists including the now emerging stars of the future, and places new artistic inspirations in the focus.

With thanks to Culture Ireland, Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin, & Team at the MART Gallery Dublin.

MART at Art Market Budapest




MART is excited to announce a call for proposals from established creatives for the use of our POP UP creative hub space at Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8 running from October 1st until Dec 31st 2018. 

Rate negotiable


  • Established / Emerging Collectives, Organisations, Creatives, Artists, Entrepreneurs.
  • Studios | Workshops
  • Creatives | Designers | Storage | Photography | Film

Unfortunately we are not looking for any venture that requires Public Access; markets, commercial enterprises, late events, permanent food vendors, sport & leisure, mainstream commercial activities or big fit outs of the space.


  • 120m2  
  • Side Warehouse | Great Natural Light from windows directly onto the square | Own Entrance |
  • Superfast Broadband & further benefits that come with being a member of Dublin’s largest creative community.

Email with any questions.