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Unison




Unison: December Showcase

Featuring: Nicola Anthony, Sonia Behan, Aoife Byrne, Elaine Chapman, Roisin Cunningham, Natasha Conway, Billy Dante, Cormac Dillon, Fran Fitzgerald, Katarzyna Gajewska, Spencer Glover, Niamh Hannaford, Kathy Herbert, Joanna Hopkins, Lisa Keegan, Sinead Kelly, David Lunney, Jason Minsky, Michael Mangan, Ciaran Meister, Colette O’Connell, Caroline O’Toole, Claire Prouvost, Guida Ribé Rovira, Craig Starkie, Ruby Staunton, Derval Tubridy, Sarah Walsh, Michael Bruce Weston, Sarah Wilson, Phaedra Vlahos

Opening: Friday 6 December at 5pm

Runs: December 7-8 | December 11-15 | December  18-22 | 12-7pm

MART Gallery

190a Rathmines Road Lwr, Rathmines, Dublin 6

In conjunction with our annual Christmas Market, MART is delighted to present the first iteration of a new annual December showcase exhibition – featuring work from 30 members of our artist studio community. 

This show – titled ‘Unison’ – represents a chance for our members to display and sell both original pieces of visual art and specially selected prints. Alongside our Christmas market selling handmade crafts and bespoke gifts, ‘Unison’ offers visitors a chance to discover unique artworks, all while supporting local independent artists. 

A key part of MART’s mission is to support our entire community of members. Providing an opportunity to exhibit work publicly allows artists to raise individual profiles, widen their access to audiences and sell their work. For Unison, members from our network of studio buildings in Rathmines, Harold’s Cross, Crumlin and Kilmainham have the chance to unite and share a snapshot of their various artistic practices.

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A Negative Infinity | Richard Forrest




Solo Exhibition by Richard Forrest

Runs 26th September to 21st November 2019 | Tues-Sat 1-6pm

Opening Reception: Thursday 26th September at 6pm – The MART Gallery Rathmines

Artist: Richard Forrest

Curator: Matthew Nevin

A Negative Infinity is a new body of work by Richard Forrest that  has emerged from Forrest’s research into our economic system and his attempt to understand it as a whole.  This work aims to reimagine capitalism as a living sculptural entity with the intent of revealing some of its key behaviours. This project looks at how the circulation of capital within a system creates areas of accumulation, points of extraction, unequal distribution and moments of crises due to expansion and contraction. 

The title A Negative Infinity refers to the work of the economic geographer David Harvey {Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason} who describes how the flow of capital and the internal contradictions of capitalism (such as infinite growth), have allowed it to be resilient and flexible yet they also contain the seeds of systemic catastrophe. This project seeks to contribute to a critical conversation at a time when our interlinked economic, social and ecological systems are in a dysfunctional state of flux. 

About the Artist

Richard Forrest is a contemporary visual artist working in sculpture and digital media, currently based in the Hague, the Netherlands. In 2011 he graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design and in 2019 completed a Masters in ArtScience in The Hague. Richard has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, Europe and the USA in both solo and group shows. Most recent achievements include a residency in Eindhoven, exhibiting in Los Angeles and being selected for the 2017 Royal Hibernian Academies FUTURES exhibition. He has also received numerous commissions from institutions such as Facebook, for their Dublin based European Headquarters, and the Glucksman Gallery (Cork) and currently he is on the board of directors for The Visual Artists Ireland.

www.richardforrest.info

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, and Stroom Den Haag.

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Just Words: Gaelic Woodland Project Fundraiser




Poetry, Storytelling and Spoken Word Fundraising event

Friday, 13 September 2019 | 7-9pm

The MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

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Poets: Philip Lynch, Niamh Hannaford, Bernard O’Rourke, Rachel Quinlan, Lisamarie Johnson,  David Grant, Adriana Ribeiro and Jasmina Susic

An evening that brings a chance to connect with people and to raise funds to help Gaelic Woodland Project in their mission of replanting native Irish woodland. We will have poetry, stories, short films, stalls provided by Gaelic Woodland Project, speeches, free wine, tarot card readings, music and a raffle with great prizes!

You will have an opportunity to hear some of most loved Irish myths and honour ancient bardic traditions of Ireland.

The theme for the night is Irish mythology, music and culture.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/just-words-gaelic-woodland-project-fundraiser-tickets-68115091071

DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/gaelic-woodland-project?fbclid=IwAR0kCWzkQMsFAyKsnAcILfb0HUGL-zgMUpykrZthLDqNOMNpbK4_Zhos0pc

More about Gaelic Woodland Project: https://gaelicwoodlandproject.wordpress.com/

More about JUST WORDS – poetry and spoken word – : https://www.facebook.com/JustWordsPoetryAndSpokenWord/

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2019 Dublin Exhibition Programme




2019 will be a busy year of exhibitions at The MART Gallery Dublin with exhibitions featuring Richard Forrest, James L Hayes, Jane Fogarty, plus awardees Emma McKeagney (Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Award) and Eanna Heavey & Sarah Diviney (MART CIT Crawford Graduate Award) and an exhibition featuring work from MART Studio members.

In addition to our exhibitions we will also host a fresh series of SMART Talks throughout the year, with presentations from artists, creatives, and funding & support bodies.

This exhibition programme is made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council.

 


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