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MART Studios: Providing a space to support the production and exhibition of visual art.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
To enquire about MART Studios, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 MembersShane Berkery | Dermot Lynskey | Patricia O'Malley | Ciara King | Orlagh O'Neill | Bentley Allison | Darina Meagher| Sophie Murphy | Guida Riba Rovira | Seamus Bradley | Bobby Fitzgerald | Priscilla Robinson | Sebastian Adams | Ali White | Mark O'Connell | Jane Frew
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
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.
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 MembersFirst 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
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.
I am a scriptwriter and playwright and am developing original work with other Mart members.
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 MembersDominique 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
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.
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 MembersThe 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
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 MembersBridget Ryan | Kathy Herbert | tovivito | Julian King | Ruairi Heading | Andy Gaffney Fathers Of Western Thought | Ailbhe Murphy | Aoife Byrne | Joanna Hopkins | Jenny Keogh
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 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
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 MembersYtang 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
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 MembersGum Collective | Barry Gibbons | Vita Ryan | Cara Sturgess | Clowns Without Borders | Siuán Ní Dhochartaigh | Georgina O'Hanlan | Mariann Mentes | Phaedra Vlahos | Michael Bruce Weston
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
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.