Studios & Members



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Enquire Now to become a MART Studio Member




If you are interested in joining MART Studios, please complete our ENQUIRY FORM to help us find the right studio for your creative needs.

If you haven’t yet done so, check out our Studio About Page for details on our all our studio buildings, members and benefits.

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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.

Benefits: 

  • No Bills.
  • Curator Visits.
  • Fire and burglar alarm, monitored 24hrs a day.
  • Superfast Broadband.
  • Parking where possible.
  • 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 barbara@mart.ie

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MART Fire Station Gallery & Studios




190a Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6


The eight studios in MART's Fire Station Gallery & Studios are bespoke visual art Studios based in the landmark Old Fire Station on the Rathmines Road. With large bright windows, high ceilings, exposed brickwork and creative patchwork from years of renovations it really is an inspiring place to work.

Location

Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery's, Mother Reilly's), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.

The Building

From the exterior, the large red doors are an eye-catching reminder of the history of the building and open to reveal the MART’s main gallery. Above this, located in the former Georgian home, are the MART’s very first studios. Featuring exposed brickwork, wooden floors, and the cosy, lived-in feel of a building with a long history, these studios are home to a range of visual artists, designers and photographers.

Transport 

The Fire Station is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

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Our Studio Members

Shane Berkery | Dermot Lynskey | Patricia O'Malley | Ciara King | Orlagh O'Neill | Bentley Allison | Darina Meagher| Sophie Murphy | Guida Riba Rovira | Seamus Bradley | Elise Missall| Priscilla Robinson | Sebastian Adams | Ali White | Mark O'Connell | Jane Frew

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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. aroomforimprovement.org 


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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 shaneberkery.com

 
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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. www.helpmehelpme.com 

 

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 Gallery 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.

Elise Missall

I am a mosaic artist from Hamburg, Germany. I work with mixed materials, mainly upcycled ceramics and glass, but also assorted metals and stone. I have a strong interest in the broken, the discarded and unwanted, and take joy in collecting and assembling these materials into a new form. While I have mainly worked on usable items (mirrors, tables, bowls and plates), current exploration is leading me toward 3D mosaic, sculptures and installations.

Sophie Murphy

Enjoys semantics and MCing, so is a curator & auctioneer? Founder of Taproot Art. taprootart.com

David Coonan

As a composer I’ve written music for a wide variety of situations, including orchestral music, chamber ensembles, choral and vocal, and music for theatre and dance. In recent years I’ve worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, RTE Symphony Orchestra, RTE Contempo Quartet, and for the Abbey Theatre. soundcloud.com/david-coonan

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Coach House Studios




190a Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6


The MART's Coach House Studios are home to one studio and the MART team office. Located behind our Fire Station Gallery and Studios, this former outbuilding has been transformed into a cosy bespoke workplace.

Location

Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery's, Mother Reilly's), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.

The Building

This former Coach House acted as a stable and storage building for the Old Rathmines Fire Station during its time of operation. With studio space on the lower level and the MART's team office located in the loft, this building is features exposed brickwork, wooden floors, and the cosy, lived-in feel of a building with a long history. 

Transport 

The Fire Station is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

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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. elharrington.ie

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Lennox St Gallery & Studios




 

34 Lennox Street, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 8


The six studios in MART's Lennox Street Gallery & Studios are bespoke visual art Studios based in the a small terraced building in a quiet, peaceful residential street in one of Dublin’s most beautiful neighbourhoods: Portobello. Upstairs you'll find First Draft Coffee - a cafe space serving some of Dublin's finest speciality coffee, while also providing a space for some of MART's members to display their artwork to the cafes visitors. Below this is a number of studios housing artists, writers, designers, and creative professionals. 

Location

Located close to a range of cafes (First Draft Coffee, Wall & Keogh, Grove Road Cafe, Brother Hubbard South), bars (The Lower Deck, The Barge, The Bernard Shaw, Whelan’s), banks (AIB, Ulster Bank). Just a couple of minutes walk from Camden Street, and ten minutes walk from Stephen’s Green.

Transport 

The Lennox Street is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Harcourt Luas stop. Fifteen minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

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Our Studio Members

First Draft Coffee | James O'Brien Moran | Matthew Smyth | Sara O'Loughlin | Marianne Cassidy | Ross Dungan | Eoghan Gahan-Mullen | Laura Kinsella | Mick Heffernan | Denis Kilty | Sean Corcoran

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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.


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


The eleven studios of MART Parker Hill Gallery & Studios are located right in the heart of Rathmines, just around the corner from our HQ in the Old Fire Station.

Location

Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery's, Mother Reilly's), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.

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This former office space is subdivided into a number of individual and shared spaces by bespoke wooden walls. A comfortable and quiet space, these studios are home to a number of creative businesses and artists. The space includes a cosy kitchen and social area, and with only a small number of studio members it serves as a tidy, tranquil working environment.

Transport

Parker Hill is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

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Our Studio Members

Dominique Crowley | Gympluscoffee | Fintan Wall | Deb Fanning | Steven Maybury | Alex Counihan | Spencer Glover | Allen Kiely | Chiara Benedetti | Giuseppe dell'olio | Ciaran Meister | Sam Kay | Sean Millar | Hunt & Gather | Jennifer Kiernan | Paula Brennan

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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)

Visit stevenmaybury.com for more info.

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. chiara-benedetti.tumblr.com

 

Fintan Wall

Fintan Wall Design is a Dublin based graphic designer and illustrator. He creates fun pop culture inspired art. Check him out at shop.fintanwall.com | Instagram: @WallHello.

 
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Crumlin Gallery & Studios




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 | Vijaya Bateson | Alice Brady | Caroline Power | Joe Lynch | Paola Invernizzi | Niamh Hannaford | Aoife Caffrey | Collette Flores | Vanessa Power | Annie Gahan | Leonie Connellan | Hugh Travers

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Collette Flores

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


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. niamhhannaford.com


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.


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. bealicetextiles.wixsite.com/be-alice 

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Kilmainham Gallery & Studios




76-77 Old Kilmainham, Kilmainham, Dublin 8


The nine studios of MART Kilmainham Gallery & Studios can be found in the calm surrounds of residential area old Kilmainham, a neighbourhood with a long history that is now on the doorstep of the Irish contemporary arts scene. The space is only a few minutes from walk from IMMA, and ten minutes from NCAD, with Kilmainham Gaol and St James’ Gate also located nearby. 

Transport

Bus routes 13, 40. Five minutes walk from James’ Luas stop, or ten minutes walk to Heuston Station. Twenty five minute walk from Dame street.

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Our Studio Members

Bridget Ryan | Kathy Herbert | tovivito | Julian King | Ruairi Heading | Andy Gaffney Fathers Of Western Thought | Ailbhe Murphy | Aoife Byrne | Joanna Hopkins | Jenny Keogh

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Tovivito

"tovivito" is a collaboration project between Toni Llorca & Vir Molina where they explore various audiovisual techniques inspired by their social concerns. Toni, inspired by his musical background uses K3 as his personal creative lab. Vir, is a freelance designer working essentially in interiors and events/ set design projects. She is also opening new creative landscapes with her own jewellery design & art collection.

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. kathyherbert.ie


Joanna Hopkins

Joanna Hopkins is a visual artist working with video, installation, drawing and interactive art. She explores digital technology and psychology, experimenting with multiple mediums to create interactive video installations to explore digital society. She has exhibited across Ireland, UK, Europe, USA & Asia. She has been commissioned and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Mayo County Council, Galway City Council and the SFI. Web: joannahopkins.com Twitter: @joannahopkins


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.
Facebook @aoifesphotography

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House Gallery & Studios




 

46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6


The twenty studios in MART's House Gallery & Studios are bespoke visual art Studios based in the landmark Georgian Home on the Rathmines Road. With large bright windows, high ceilings, and creative patchwork from years of renovations it really is an inspiring place to work.

Location

Rathmines Road Lower, a busy shopping street in the heart of Dublin 6. Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery's, Mother Reilly's), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.

The Building

This former office building has been transformed into a bustling hub of creativity, with a range of open-plan spaces and self-enclosed studios giving a home to a wide range of visual artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers. This four storey building forms part of a terraced row dating back to the 19th century, and has been furnished with a clean modern interior. Secure building with automated, monitored alarm system.

Transport 

The House is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 83, 140. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

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Our Studio Members

Ytang Morcillo | Sean Clarke & Owen Costello | Podcast Department | Elma Fenton | Laura Skehan | Derek Fitzpatrick | Philip Moran | Paul Rosser | Michael Mangan | Tony Kinlan | Rob O'Connor | Eleanor Lawlor | Colette O'Connell | Darragh Ashe Bowden | Matthew Strickland | Maria Johnston | Laura Seed | Eoin Heaney | Nora Windeck | Ben O'Connor  | Sara Walsh | Lisa McCormack  | Kieran Gallagher| Gavin Harding | Sharon Green | Ali Waked | Giovana Medieros | Patrick McCann | Freya Oatway | Paula McGloin | Juliet Williams | Geraldine Coakley | Robert Campbell | Robyn Carey | Patricia Hennessy | Jill O'Reilly | Keara Quinn

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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. eleanorlawlerartlover.blogspot.ie


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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. www.lseeddesigns.com

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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. www.paulamcgloin.com 

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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.

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. derekfitzpatrick.com


 
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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 seanclarkefilm.com.


Owen Costello

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 owencostellofilm@gmail.com.


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.  
Website: incausa.eu
Instagram: @Incausa.eu
Facebook: @incausa.eu

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Malpas Street Gallery & Studios




 

2/3 Argus House, Malpas Street, Blackpitts, Dublin 8


The six studios in MART's Malpas Street Gallery & Studios are based in a historic block on the edge of the Liberties, located close to NCAD, as well as a range of cafes (The Fumbally, Two Pups, Cathedral Cafe), bars (John Fallon’s, The Headline, Whelan’s, Against the Grain), and restaurants (Sova Vegan Butcher, Boojum, Konkan). This cosy former office space is now home to a range of artists and creative professionals working across a number of disciplines.

The Building

Situated on the upper floor of an office block, this building has windows on two sides for lots of light and great views of the Liberties skyline. A large shared kitchen and social space gives studio members the opportunity to get to know their neighbours.

Transport

The Malpas Street studio is situated on bus routes 49, 54a, or five minutes walk to 27, 56a, 77a, 150 and 151. Fifteen minutes walk from St Stephen’s Green Luas Stop.

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 Our Studio Members

Gum Collective | Barry Gibbons | Vita Ryan | Cara Sturgess | Clowns Without Borders | Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh | Georgina O'Hanlan | Mariann Mentes | Phaedra Vlahos | Michael Bruce Weston

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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:   gumcollective.com & facebook.com/gumcollective


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. phaedrasart.com


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.  www.cwbireland.com


Michael Bruce Weston

Studied Architecture in Lima, Peru and and worked both as an architect and an artist since college years. I have worked with/in different media but mainly with low cost/recycled materials, in different sizes/formats. mbwworks.wordpress.com


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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.

Location

Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months. Located close to a range of cafes (First Draft Coffee, Wall & Keogh, Grove Road Cafe, Brother Hubbard South), bars (The Lower Deck, The Barge, The Bernard Shaw, Whelan’s), banks (AIB, Ulster Bank). Just a couple of minutes walk from Camden Street, and ten minutes walk from Stephen’s Green.

The Building

This is a large spacious warehouse space with minimalist interiors. The exterior is decorated with a stunning mural by street artist Dan Leo which has become something of a local point of interest. This is MART’s largest single space, allowing the freedom to explore large scale projects. Secure building with automated, monitored alarm system.

Transport

Bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Harcourt Luas stop. Fifteen minutes walk from Dublin City Centre. Situated immediately beside a Dublin bike station.