Studios & Members

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About Our Studios

Rathmines | Portobello | Kilmainham | Crumlin | Blackpitts

MART Studios: Providing a space to support the production and exhibition of visual art.

Check Out our Available Studios Here.

Through MART Studios we pride ourselves on sustaining a community of studios that offer affordable, cooperative and professional environments for the development of all things cultural! We do this by working with local landlords and authorities to inhabit spaces that facilitate artists’ studios and workspaces for creatives. We cater to emerging and established practitioners with a range of studios and project spaces for all forms of creativity. We are the largest supplier of independent space for the arts, cultural and creative community in Ireland, now supporting 170 members in nine studio buildings across Dublin.  

Our members and studios have a strong impact on the local and national Creative Economy. Our studios have great transport links and neighbour some of Dublin’s best bars, cafés, restaurants & vintage shops.  At MART we redevelop buildings, work with local communities, attract and create jobs and improve localities through our main values:

  • Cultural Advocacy: We advocate for the arts and visual culture, promoting inspiration, education and freedom of expression. We develop creative platforms to support and challenge artists. We dedicate all of our activities to supporting creativity.
  • Community Building: We regenerate vacant and derelict buildings, allowing them to serve their locality. We create communities of artists allowing for opportunities of collaboration and support.
  • Sustainability: We operate as a self-supporting organisation and provide a safe studio environment allowing artists to concentrate on their work and sustain their practice in a dedicated space, free from worry.

All income generated by the organisation is invested back into our not-for-profit activities: creating platforms for artists through studios and exhibitions, building refurbishment, providing employment and encouraging the growth of artistic communities.

Key Statistics:

  • 50% Artists & 50% Creatives
  • 40% of our members work internationally
  • 60% of our members collaborate together
  • Main disciplines include: Visual Art, Illustration, Photography, Painting, Design, Creative Industries
  • 70% of our MART Studio Members believe having a studio has increased their growth and practice
  • Members use studios for: Creative Community | Collaboration | Professionalism | Raise Profile | Creative Working Environment | Push Boundaries | Peer Support | Less Isolation | Opportunity to Grow

Our Story:

MART was set up by artists for artists. It began in 2007 by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin as a way to create exhibition opportunities for emerging artists. MART seeks to create opportunities by providing creative platforms to support creatives from all stages of their careers to test new ground. As a curatorial partnership Ciara & Matthew have curated over 200 artists through 50 exhibitions across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Japan. In 2013 MART opened two art galleries in a converted old fire station in Rathmines, Dublin 6, and as of 2018 has become the largest provider of studios in Ireland.   

Public Opinion:

  • 70% believe MART has had large Dublin 6 & 8 cultural, social, economic growth in the past 5 years
  • 70% believe action should be taken to keep MART and similar organisations sustainable and open
  • 82% believe Studio Spaces like MART are vital in Dublin City
  • 80% believe MART’s Artistic Platforms rate 8/10

Solo & Shared:

MART is proud to provide a wide range of creative studios varying in sizes. We have small and large workshop spaces, contemporary studios and several large Georgian rooms with exposed brickwork and high ceilings. We cater to individuals, small groups and assist in pairing if you’re looking for a comrade to share with.


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  • Monthly Members Group Critiques.
  • Regular Open Studio evenings.
  • Safe & Comfortable Space.
  • All Artists Featured on Website.
  • Free use of gallery space for personal use (documentation of work, photoshoots, rehearsals, etc) – max. four hours at a time up to twice a month (working hours only, subject to availability).
  • On The Radar For Exhibitions.
  • Access To Tools & Equipment.
  • Heart of Vibrant Creative Community.
  • Studio access from 7am to 11pm daily.
  • You can check out our Health & Safety Guidelines here.

 To enquire about MART Studios, please email

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MART Fire Station Gallery & Studios

190a Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART Fire Station Gallery & Studios are bespoke Visual Art Studios based in the old fire station in Rathmines. The building hosts 2 galleries & 8 studios in the oldest part of The MART – the Georgian home. With large bright windows, high ceilings, exposed brickwork and creative patchwork from years of renovations it really is an inspiring place to work.

Our Studio Members

Louise Brady

Louise Brady is a Dublin based visual artist. She was selected as the fifth annual Graduate Resident at IMOCA, 2012-2013. Brady's recent work is centered on women’s role within film and gender dynamics. Through text based video installation she examines the paradoxical nature of cliche and the disintegration of romantic ideals.

Stephanie Golden

Stephanie is an installation based visual artist. Her installations incorporate elements of sculpture, light, animation & sound. Her practice expands into areas of set design & visual design for live performances, festival & events.


Priscilla Robinson

I make interactive, off-site work like "The Robinsons’ Sunday Roadshow Café" and the "help me! help me!" charity shop where I swapped 600+ my things for help. And I make shows like "KuddelMuddel", which I performed in my flat, and "The Show about The Show" which starred my mother. 


Meadhbh Haiceid

Meadhbh is a performance-maker, writer and founding member of waterdonkey theatre company. At the moment, she’s into designing task-based performances in which what is at stake is the nature of reality. She believes that art will save our souls. She enjoys playing with (in alphabetical order): ambiguity, authenticity, comedy, dreams and questions?


Margaret O'Brien

I work with installation and sculpture using a variety of materials such as electrical currents, live sound, light, and kinetics. My approach embraces an experimental use of materials that disturb a pre-existing or familiar relationship to the object. Within my practice, I develop immersive installation as a means of connecting materially, physically and psychologically to a space, drawing on the physical and psychological relationship of the viewer to the environment and manipulating an immediate, involuntary response to the work. Check out

Seamus Bradley

Seamus' work uses a number media, including lens media, electronics, live performance, software and sculptural installation. Issues surrounding the nature of chaos and the philosophy of Absurdism inform the work. 


Shane Berkery

I am a painter based in Dublin and a graduate of NCAD. I am half Japanese, half Irish and I have lived in America, Japan and Ireland. My main objective in painting is to create an intense sense of presence in both the depicted figure within the painting, and the painting within the space it is displayed. In trying to achieve this I have several streams of work. The main one takes inspiration from old photographs that my Japanese grandparents took when they were my age. The other streams of work include figure studies and working from my own personal photographs. Check out my work at


Bentley Allison

I am a Dublin based painter and visual artist. I graduated from Visual Communications at IADT in 2013. I held my first solo painting show in the MART firehouse in rathmines in April, 2015 and am currently working towards a joint exhibition with my studio partner Orlagh O'Neill.

Sebastian Adams

Sebastian Adams is a composer, viola player and co-director of Kirkos contemporary music ensemble.

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Coach House Studios

190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Coach House Studios is located behind our Fire Station Gallery in Rathmines. It is home to one studio and the MART Team office. 

Our Studio Members

El Harrington

El Harrington is an artist and designer based in Dublin. She works in ceramics and digital and darkroom processes, capturing actions and processes of transformation, to explore human gesture, material legacy and objecthood.

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Lennox St Gallery & Studios


34 Lennox Street, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 8

Lennox Street Gallery & Studios is home to our Lennox St Gallery & 6 visual art studios. 

Our Studio Members
Marianne Cassidy

Marianne Cassidy

Marianne is a writer of personal essays, pop culture analyses and speculative fiction. Common themes in her work include gender, sex , body image, dating, fictional worlds and digital culture. She has a BA in Drama Studies and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Digital Publishing from Oxford Brookes University.

John Rooney

John Rooney

John was given his first pack of crayons at the tender age of 1, ever since he has barely coloured outside the lines at all. His art is inspired by little-known actors, comic books, old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bucky O'Hare cartoons and those really detailed spaceships off of Star Wars. Since graduating from University of Ulster in Visual Communication in 2008, he has been freelancing and exhibiting in Dublin City as well as being a member of the BLOCK T collective.

Fatti Burke

Kathi Burke

Kathi 'Fatti' Burke is an illustrator whose work revolves around the things she loves – food, home, memes, animals and tradition. Her first two children's books, Irelandopedia (2015) and Historopedia (2016) both topped the bestseller list in Ireland. She works primarily digitally and considers a simple colour palette and bold, childish shapes to be her speciality.

Ross Dungan

I am a scriptwriter and playwright and am developing original work with other Mart members.

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Parker Hill Gallery & Studios

Parker Hill House, Parker Hill, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Right in the heart of Rathmines The MART Parker Hill Gallery & Studios boasts 1 Gallery and 11 creative studios, providing a home for visual artists.

Our Studio Members

Steven Maybury

Steven Maybury is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin whose practice is primarily concerned with drawing. He is currently working towards a publication with his drawings supported by The Fingal County Council, an exhibition with The Drawing Works and future solo exhibitions in 2017. Steven is also involved in several creative projects, including The Mundi Project commissioned by Luciano Benetton. Steven’s work has been invited to present itself on The Drawing Suite, European drawing blog in 2015 and The Drawing Works, a blog and platform for drawing based in London in 2016. Since leaving art college in 2012, he has been awarded a number of artist bursaries, awards and residencies, and in 2013 took part in a European touring exhibition, ‘40-40-40’, which showcased new talent in Ireland’s state art collection. Solo and two-person shows include: ‘Jigsaws, Combs and Rulers’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Groove Chronicles’, Market Studios, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Radical Line’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2014); and with Claire McCluskey: ‘Synthesis I’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2013), and ‘Synthesis II’, Tactic Gallery, Cork (2013). In 2014 he also was invited to present his drawings on The Drawing Suite, a blog for contemporary European drawing. Recent group exhibitions include: The RHA Annual, Dublin (2015 – invited); Glitch art fair, Rua Red (2015); ‘Re-ignite’, Customs House, Westport (2015); and ‘On Beauty’, Roscommon Arts Centre (2015); The Drawing Works, Camden Image gallery, London (2016) Anicca, The Library Project (solo, 2016); Dukkha, Platform Arts (solo, 2016)

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Chiara Benedetti

Chiara is an Italian Visual Development Artist born in Modena in 1991. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember and after attending art school in Modena, she studied in Florence as a Visual Development Artist, 2D/3D Animator and 3D Generalist. Chiara enjoys using different mediums in her works and she frequently mixes watercolours, acrylic paints and ink with digital techniques. As an art lover herself, she follows a lot of contemporary artists on the web, which helps her learn from them and incorporate certain elements into her style. Chiara draws inspiration from anything and everything, including visual images, sounds and smells that keep her mind active.


Alice Brady

Alice is a passionate embroiderer whose love of place and detail is central to her work. She uses her extensive knowledge of embroidery and textile techniques to create contemporary wall art. Alice is interested in the environments around us – more specifically, the aspects that get overlooked or taken for granted. Her embroideries capture these details in order to create pieces which accurately convey the atmosphere of a particular place. Currently she is working on a series of pieces inspired by Dublin, the place she knows better than any other. The county of Dublin is a perfect example of how the landscape transforms from rural to urban, and it is this dialogue which is celebrated in Alice’s work. Through a process of drawing, photographing and editing, Alice selects the colours, textures and motifs that define a place. Each location that Alice works from inspires the techniques and materials she uses. An array of traditional hand embroidery techniques are presented in a contemporary context. Alice graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2017 with a BA in Hand Embroidery. She has worked on a number of high profile projects such as the Nicholas Oakwell for GREAT Britain Campaign and the HBO Game of Thrones Hardhome Embroidery. In 2016, her work was displayed in the Craft Study Centre in Farnham as part of a work in progress show running alongside the ‘Make It OK?’ exhibition. 

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Crumlin Gallery & Studios

65 Crumlin Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

The MART Crumlin Gallery & Studios are based in lower Crumlin road, 11 high-ceiling Georgian studios providing a bright and clean working environment for visual artists.

Our Studio Members
Cecilia Bullo

Cecilia Bullo

Cecilia Bullo is an Irish-Italian visual artist based in Dublin. Her work investigates the ritualistic implications involved in the healing processes (of the mind and body) and how myth, folklore and common belief hold responsible, objects such as amulets or physical locations with healing properties. She is also interested in the ambiguous and uncanny, questioning our relationship and preconceived notions of objects.

Philip Kavanagh

Philip Kavanagh is a Dublin based artist and writer whose practice is orientated around non-habitual sites of encounter. Working in an expanded field of objecthood, he makes performances in which bodily gesture, material form, juxtaposed metaphor and ritual duration are drawn on to produce evental images and shared transformative fictions. Kavanagh is a recent graduate of the National College of Art and Design where he graduated with a joint Honours Degree in Sculpture and History of Art.


Eric Browne

An experimental composer and digital artist, Eric is currently developing mediums that will allow for the unearthing of otherwise hidden creative ideas. He is doing so through building alternative performance methods, platforms, environments and interfaces. His experimentation to date is culminating in the mediums of sound, visual art and video, drawing on these to articulate the user's vision and build on the output in real time to allow for full and dynamic exploration of often subconscious and evolving innovative expressions. A Dublin native, Eric has been active in music and performance from an early age and graduated with a BMus (Music) from University College Cork in 2015. While in Cork, Eric collaborated and performed with Cork Audio Visual Ensemble (CAVE), attending and performing at the International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece in 2014. Eric also directed and composed and performed for UCC’s New Music Ensemble. Eric's current work will form part of his final thesis submission for an MA in Digital Music and Media Composition.

Rodolphe Coré

I am working in an nearly exclusive way on a panel theme. That is the most radical way that I have found to go further in my research. These panels, are a kind of signature. These panels, rectangle in a rectangle (old painting theme, isn't it?) can be in a landscape or not, and they are always free of any inscriptions on them. They can be abstracts, minimals, expressionists, they evocate in their own ways the history of the painting. They are always speaking about passing time, about time cycle, about the slow, inexorable and beautiful erosion of everything, like an acceptation of destiny, of what is and has to be. They invite you to a kind of contemplation, of wisdom. I want to make something calm, pleasant for eyes and mind both.

Collette Flores

I am based in Dublin and create Bespoke lampshades from vintage, antique and newly designed digitally printed fabrics.

Niamh Hannaford

Niamh was born in 1987. She was 3.16 kg, 54 cm. She had a small tuft of curls on top of her head, which her mother dressed in a bow. In 2017 she weighs 70 kg and is 174 cm. Her hair is shoulder length and she still wears a bow. She uses her work to explore her inner fears with a playful curiosity. Still, she is constantly terrified.

Joe Lynch

I'm Joe, Dublin based illustrator/painter. I graduated from animation (2011) and illustration (2014) in BCFE. Previously I worked as a graphic designer, fashion design intern and a tattoo apprentice so my work takes extensive influence from these past ventures. I've taken part in two collaborative exhibitions to date which were held in Ballyfermot library and Farmleigh, the goal of this new venture is to exhibit more and have fun doing it. Instagram.

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Kilmainham Gallery & Studios

76-77 Old Kilmainham Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The MART Kilmainham Gallery & Studios are based in Old Kilmainham, minutes away from IMMA and NCAD. With 1 Gallery & 8 contemporary studios providing a comfy working environment for visual artists.

Our Studio Members
Philip Stewart

Philip Stewart

Philip Stewart is a freelance composer who has contributed music and sound design to a broad spectrum of genres including theatre, dance, documentaries and short films. His work incorporates aural elements outside the scope of traditional musical composition using facets of Foley and field recording allowing considerations of tone, rhythm and cadence to be explored in the wider context of the work. At its heart his work strives to convey a cohesive sonic aesthetic where musical and non-musical elements are intrinsically linked, blurring the boundaries of our perceptual conventions.

Abalonia Koomans O’Reilly

Abalonia studied Costume Design at Inchicore College of Education. Since graduating in 2015, she has worked in both theatre and film, on productions such as 8 Women in Smock Alley Theatre and on BBC’s Ripper Street. Abalonia also works in styling; she has worked on TV ads and music videos, as well as working on artistic installations for events such as Offset. Alongside this, she is working on a personal project, designing costumes for a self-directed performance which will take place next year. This project is about showcasing her skills and demonstrating her personal style as a designer.

Eims O'Reilly

Eims O'Reilly is a writer who also works in the arts and theatre in Dublin city. At present her work explores personal narratives and revisionist memories by way of performance and multimedia art.


Kathy Herbert

Kathy Herbert is an artist with 30 years experience. Her work is mainly sculpture and drawings. The themes explored throughout her practice centre on the human connections and interactions with the Earth and how art can articulate that relationship.

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House Gallery & Studios


46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The MART House Gallery & Studios are based in Lower Rathmines in a large terraced building. It hosts one Gallery & 15 studios ranging from shared to solo occupancy for visual artists.

Our Studio Members
Eleanor Lawler

Eleanor Lawler

Eleanor Lawler is a performance artist concerned with ideas of social and literal structure. She uses the narrative quality of textiles to investigate, explore and unravel these structures. Performer and part curator, she curates and co-curates LIVESTOCK, a bi-monthly performance event, she has an independent studio practice and feels herself in a unique position as a mature artist. Using her knowledge of textiles, teaching a variety of textiles based classes, she uses her skill sharing as a way of socialising personal narratives and undermining the overwhelming fabric waste generated by the textile industry. Her performance work is increasing interested in investigating how age is performed physically and poetically through movement and most recently movement using water and textiles as metaphors.

Laura Seed

Laura Seed

Laura Seed is a graphic designer from Liverpool who currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. In 2016, she graduated with a BA Honours in Graphic Design from Dublin Institute of Technology. Although she's a recent graduate she's been working with Local Irish Businesses for the past two years whilst completing her degree. She has a love for creative, colourful design that often starts with the sentence "I have this crazy idea...". She has worked among a range of mediums and is up for trying out everything at least once.

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Paula McGloin

Paula McGloin is a published illustrator, surface pattern designer and coffee lover! She lives and works in the bustling city of Dublin in Ireland. Her vibrant designs are warm and playful with a distinct retro inspired style. Possessing a fascination for ornament and bold colours, she draws her inspiration from nature, everyday life, travel and a love of vintage fabrics. She has worked on a variety of illustration projects, creating unique designs for fabric, packaging, accessories, ceramics, appliqué and stationery collections. Some of her previous clients include Marks & Spencer, Target, Urban Outfitters, Poetry Ireland and Bewley's Ireland. 

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SC Walsh

SC Walsh is a painter and printmaker interested in creating strong compositions. Much of her work, while realist in essence may appear abstract/ semi-abstract.

Aoife Byrne

Aoife Byrne is a Student of Photography in DIT. She is currently working on a project focusing on artists, living, working and showcasing their work in Ireland. She is taking photographs of the artists with their work in studios, pubs or exhibitions, really anywhere the artists have their work. The photographs all are unique, as the artists choose the location and this makes all of shoots different. Lighting changes, the art changes and the person changes, this creates a different atmosphere though out the images. That is the reason she shoots portraits due to the spontaneity and capturing the one singular moment in time. A moment in time can never be recaptured as it is simply that a moment, it will never happen again in that exact way and should be treasured. It is not the photographs that are interesting it is the people that make the photographs happen. She has many other interests both in photography and many other fields.
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Matthew Stickland

Having grown up in the city centre, defensive and hostile architectures were a natural part of the environment that surrounded me. It was only when I first tried to engage with a space that had these forms of architecture incorporated into them that I was able to acknowledge them. I wanted to skateboard around the city but it quickly became apparent that a lot of the spaces that I was trying to skateboard in would incorporate defense mechanisms into the spaces design in order to stop any potential for skateboarding. I felt as if this limited the way I could engage with the city. After this I became very aware of where and how the potential of a city is capped. Buildings and public spaces being designed in such a way that their use can be controlled and any activities from skateboarding to rough sleeping to accumulating groups of people can be prevented. This was when I decided that I would like to design my own forms of street furniture to combat the job of the defensive architecture. Offensive architecture. My interest in this subject lies in the idea of an authoritarian view of space around the city. The idea that the space in a city can be controlled but I can also make myself the authority of a space and by physically building my own attachments onto these locations I can give it the functions which I would like to see it have. My work is an investigation into a cities potential for interaction and use. I travel through the city and find locations with hostile or defensive architectures built into them and examine exactly what potential has been taken away from the space through the incorporation of the defensive architecture. By documenting and taking the exact measurements of these different examples of defensive architectures around the city I am then able to design and build using various basic mixed mediums such as wood and steel, my own forms of architecture which slot into or cover over these spaces and combat the job of the defensive architecture. These become my own personal interventions with the city in an attempt to reclaim the potential of these spaces and return their fluidity. These interventions with the city are then documented through a combination of film and digital photography to display the functionality of my intervention with the city and its defensive architectures.

Derek Fitzpatrick

Derek Fitzpatrick is a Dublin-born artist and graduated from DIT with a Degree in Fine Art. He has showcased his work in a range of private and public collections including in Villa Tittoni in Milan, Office of Public Works, Dublin and various art centers and galleries around Ireland. Fitzpatrick’s work aims to provide insight into the human condition and what it means to be human and is highly imaginative and intuitive: The paintings do not aim to illustrate a specific reality rather they use the form of ‘landscape’ or ‘figure’ as a vehicle to allow for a looser more subjective exploration of the tactile quality of paint. They do not represent real spaces but rather the work could be seen as an attempt to give the sense of a psychological state. “I am interested in the mediums potential to portray feelings and my paintings sometimes include features which can be identified as belonging Fitzpatrick’s work takes the viewer beyond seeing nature and into an experience more felt then seen.

Ivan Matančević

I’m an artist living in a Dublin, I have diploma in art education from UAOS (Academy of Arts in Osijek),Croatia, last project I was working on was how tv become foundation of personal and social life, changing the way we communicate, influencing our knowledge and free time and at the same time changing face of families by reconsidering social and individual values. The same new “pop culture” whose interests and needs are create by mass media are sending cultural codes and messages for future global consumer, in my intention to show influence and effects of “soul of 20th century”, as Senaldi describes television in his essay (M. Senaldi, Teleestetic), as trustworthy as possible, I reflected my own experience by observing myself and people in my life in unique atmosphere which this media creates. I’m working in different medias always depend on what I’m working on, but I prefer painting, I was exhibiting on several group exhibitions and I was awarded with two Osijek Academy Awards one was for multimedia and the second one was for painting (last project I was working on).


Elizabeth Curran

Elizabeth Curran’s work is laced with old Irish mythology. Tales told through speech and writing in a mystical language incomprehensible to man. This language, written in handmade books is accompanied by drawing and painting in an other worldly approach. The artist’s interest in old Irish heritage, music and folklore plays a strong part in her work which borrows magic from the past to create a foretelling from a different land.

Sean Clarke

Sean Clarke is a Dublin based director and cinematographer. His first love was shooting humanist drama in the short form, an interest that has expanded into the realms of music videos and commercial cinematography. Always keen to explore new projects and collaborate, he can be reached at

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Owen Costello

Owen Costello is a Dublin based director, cinematographer and editor. His love of producing all things visual has led him down the paths of music television with JBTV Chicago, narrative drama, music video production and commercial cinematography. For more info reach out to him at

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Alice Rekab

My work explores the role of the artist in the production of affective dynamics between objects and subjects of attraction. Through investigations into mimetic, amateur, viral and regional methods of creative production I develop a practice of film, performance and sculpture making. This practice in turn forms part of an investigation into the possibilities, limits and possible exit points from what I have been taught to call contemporary art. By exposing myself and my work to the contingencies of collaboration my work catalysis its own innovation. I try to test the capacity of my work to free itself from aesthetic and cultural enclosure and interrogate the origins of my own self censorship through displacement and negotiation. Through the formation of relationships with other art-forms and practitioners working outside the orbit of the contemporary art world I produce my own models of what art can be. Some of my recent projects include; Conjuncture In-Film, VC Ten at The Showroom Gallery, London, Affective Vectors, a Performance for The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old at The Collection & Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Vector/Attractor, a solo exhibition, for the Return Gallery, at Goethe Institut Dublin, A Maguffin and Some Other Things, at the Project Art Centre, Dublin, Circling the Square for Gracelands, at The Milk Market, Limerick City, Worlds Combine #1 for EVA International, Limerick City, Units of Potential For The Lir Academy Dublin, This is Going to Take More Than One Night at The Model Niland Gallery, Sligo, Multiple T for The Floor of the Forrest at The Barbican Art Gallery, London and Resonance1 a commission for Resonance FM at Frieze Art Fair, London.

Morgan Fiebig

I’m an Australian filmmaker, photographer, writer and amateur naturalist. I make stop-motion animations about creatures that live in the horizon, I write personal manifestos in henna, I shoot films to raise awareness of causes that I care about, I explore the scientific potential of endogenous psychedelics through sculpture, mobile apps and storytelling, I host pop-up dinners, I make dream-catchers and I work full time as a writer and freelance as a photographer. I’m also somewhat of a nomad, having lived in New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and London. Currently based in Dublin, I always have half a thought elsewhere.

Ali Waked

A social business experiment using the profits and market establishment from its productions to enable purposeful commerce of indigenous artisanship and heritage. Incausa partners with Indigenous cause initiatives developing non-profit trade posts and market placement. Using social entrepreneurship to reignite indigenous heritage, Incausa uplifts cultural values and builds sustainable opportunities.  

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Nessa Finnegan

Nessa specialises in drawing from commercial imagery and text to supplant socio-political material within her work using a diverse range of means including illustration, print making and sculpture. Instagram/ Twitter @nessafinnegan Facebook @shopnessafinnegan

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Malpas Street Gallery & Studios


Argus House, Malpas Street, Blackpitts, Dublin 8

The 6 studios in MART's Malpas Street Gallery & Studios are based in a historic block providing a warm working environment for an array of multidisciplinary artists. It is host to 1 gallery & 6 studios.


Our Studio Members

The Gum Collective

GUM is a collective of Dublin based visual artists, established in 2013. Originating from printmaking, our members and skill set have evolved beyond print into sculpture, assemblage, video, performance, animation and paint, whilst maintaining the community ethos and sensibilities associated with printmaking.   We have created an environment of analytical discussion and open debate about visual art. Through the sharing of ideas, methodologies and materials our work has diversified and developed, while maintaining distinctive qualities individual to each member.  Our constant aim is to produce exciting and engaging art for both ourselves and the viewer. Striving to increase accessibility and engagement in the Visual Arts.  We are: Aaron Burns, Aaron Smyth, Alex de Roeck, Aimee Gallagher, Ciara O'Brien, Ciaran Gallen, Clare Marie Ryan, Luke O'Meara, Sadbh O'Brien, Sofya Mikhaylova and Stephen Lau. Check out: &

Eileen O'Sullivan

Based mainly in Dublin, I work mainly in oil paint. Ideas about the personal and everyday are the basis of my work. The question of a critical process hinges upon taking the very familiar and transposing it into something special through a process of painting. “Start with what you know”. The constant, the comfortable, the familiar. This subject matter allows me to be grounded and emotionally attached while I explore the versatility, freedom and language of paint.  Working from deliberately staged photographs and photos from family albums often the lack of information recorded can lead to a deeper consideration of the potential use of paint - the light, the build up of colour, the composition, the orderliness or untidiness may result in a kind of improvisation. Noël Carroll states “Paint does not determine how it will be used, but the purposes for which paint used determine the relevant features of the medium for the task at hand.”

Elaine Leader

My practice involves drawing, architectural models and temporary experiential installations. These are psychological, disrupted, in-between spaces, which are activated by the viewer. They employ familiar kinetic architectural and engineering mechanisms from everyday life and repurpose them in a way to de-stabilise our preconceptions of space and how we move through it. Check out:

ontinuum Triptych Oil, oilstick, ink and acrylic on canvas 46 x 61cm

Elva Mulchrone

My practice is concerned with the rhythm in relationships and the consequences of repeat patterns in both a societal and personal domain. It is informed by detailed analysis of data and research. Conceptually driven, my practice examines the essential component of maths and truth in aesthetics. It raises a narrative inquiry to social science concerns and is committed to an examination of the parallels between mathematics, economics, aesthetics and choreography and motivated by the questions raised.

Maggie O'Connor

I am a ceramic artist based in Dublin . I make both sculptural and occasionally functional pieces.

Phaedra Vlahos

Phaedra is a painter and illustrator with work that loosely surrounds the fantastical, intimate and colourful. The distinguishing feature of her work is her bold, sharp colours and the engagement of emotion created through them. From people, to moongazing wolves and leaping foxes, the plane is open to all things living and moving.

Eimear Noctor

Dublin based graduate of design for stage and screen production design, with a key interest in set design for television. My work centres around the design of sets for television, film and theatre in digital 3D models, physical models, floor plans and drawings. I also have experience in scenic painting and props making. My work was showcased at IADT's graduate show in June 2017.

Clowns Without Borders Ireland

Clowns Without Borders Ireland, a group of professional street and circus artists, brings smiles and laughter to children and their communities who are in crisis in Ireland and around the world. All of our teams donate their time and skills on a voluntary basis. No child without a smile.

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Portobello Creative Hub

MART Creative Hub, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

The MART Creative Hub, Portobello operates an active collaborative approach, providing a supportive platform and opportunity as a means of showcasing and promoting cultural cooperation. We actively use methods of pooling resources and creative exchange to resource art, develop and build artistic and civic communities.

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