Crumlin Gallery & Studios



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65 Crumlin Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12


The 11 studios of the MART’s Crumlin Gallery & Studios are based in Lower Crumlin road, nearby to the scenic Grand Canal. Featuring large spacious rooms with tall windows and high ceilings, these bright, airy spaces make an ideal working environment. 

Location

Across the canal is Dolphin’s barn, and this studio is also close to a number of residential areas: Rialto, Crumlin, Kimmage and Harold’s Cross. Only a short bus or Luas ride from the city centre. This building is home to a range of visual artists and creative professionals and is an ideal space for working in a calm, peaceful atmosphere.

Transport

The Crumlin studios are situated on bus routes 17, 27, 56a, 77a, 151. Ten minutes walk from Suir Road Luas Stop.

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 Our Studio Members

The Dublin Inqurier | Cormac Dillon | Horhay Ruiz | Merce Canadell | Jennifer Kavanagh | Leah Canning | Kate McDaid | Alice Brady | Caroline Power | Sonia O’Dwyer | Barbara Cermak | Paola Invernizzi | Aoife Caffrey | Elaine Chapman | Vanessa Power | Georgina Diaz | Daisy Gaffney

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Visual Artist

Elaine Chapman

As an autistic person who has newly reconnected with art, I wish to use my art as a way to help others, from all walks of life, to connect with art as well. I wish to use my art as a way to show how autistic people connect with the world, and all its creatures, in many beautiful and unique ways. I will do this through exploring the world around me and using its many vibrant colours in my works.
As part of my work I like to explore connections, whether it is connections with colour, plants, animals, or the people around me. My ‘special interest’ as an autistic person, has always been animals, their rather unique characters, and how they in particular experience the joy of the world. I feel that, in many cases, autistic people see the world in such a way, but are often overwhelmed by social pressures and modernity.
Animals, and the quiet places in nature are what allow us to reconnect to the world, and it is these connections, and why we should all engage with them, that I wish to explore.

Street Artist

Shane Ha

I’m a creative designer and mainly paint murals around the country for a range of clients and communities. I enjoy adapting my painting style between graffiti characters through to photorealist portraits and signwriting, depending on the brief that I’m working on.

Media

The Dublin Inquirer

Dublin Inquirer is an member-supported newspaper with original stories about the city.

Language / Technology Consultant

Laura Casanellas

I help companies start using automatic translation technology (MT); from learning the essential concepts to choosing the right technology, training their staff and language teams, developing an MT program and deploying it into their existing workflow environment.

Photographer

Rudy Jakma

I am a part-time photographer, tourist guide and (final year) mature student. And an “AOP” as well.

Visual Artist

Aoife Caffrey

Aoife’s work explores the body. Using a mix of lens based media and drawing she creates interactive situations, usually where the artist and viewer are present, to challenge physical, emotional and mental boundaries or perceptions.
Aoife is interested in the bodies response to the outer world. The conscious and sub conscious behaviors that are both individual and collective. How we internalize information, where we hold this energy in our bodies and how we project it back into the world.
Audience participation is key to most of her work. She sees art as a platform to examine parts of herself in the presents of others. The goal is always to connect with the viewer and encourage them to feel open, included, expressive and adventurous about bodies in art.




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Helen Mac Mahon




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View: Artist CV | Artist Portfolio | Artist Reviews

Helen Mac Mahon is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin and exhibited in Ireland, Europe, the US and Asia. Her work takes the form of installations, sculpture and photography that explore light and perception.

“My practice is concerned primarily with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. The work strives to observe and reveal the ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements that exist in a perpetual state of transformation. Changes occurring in each facet has a perceptible impact on others, revealing previously overlooked properties and characteristics.

My investigation of these elements is experimental in nature, and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece, the unpredictability of the techniques often being key to discovery.  I use commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses that have the potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Each component acts as a catalyst, bringing to light unseen potential in the simplest of materials. Maintaining the integrity of the materials is also important, so the viewer is allowed to experience the everyday objects  in  new and often unexpected ways.”