Visual Arts

Project 45

Project 45’ is an exhibition of artwork made by the 4th class students from St Vincent’s GNS. 2019 marks 45 years since restoration began on The Royal Canal. Its potential as a recreational, educational and ecological amenity was recognised. In a rapidly changing environment, the exhibition presents a vision of The Royal Canal over the next 45 years.

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Marino College    Free event Visual Arts


Better than Chocolate an exhibition by LYCS

An exhibition of art by members of the Adult Programme at LYCS: Lourdes Youth and Community Services. From beginners to very accomplished, the talent and commitment of the artists is evident in the exciting diversity of this showcase. Ceramics, paintings, drawings, stained glass and sewn works are on show; some are for sale.

We would be delighted to see you at the opening of “Better than Chocolate“, Jack Gilligan will launch the exhibition
Beaver Street Wednesday 3rd April 1 p.m.

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th     9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    LYCS Free event     Visual Arts


North Wall Stories by Paul Kelly

‘North Wall Stories’ introduces the viewer to a community that is filled with human stories often played out in a very public arena. Filming is ongoing and the team will produce a full-length documentary in 2020.

Friday 5th 6:30 p.m.     Marino College Free event booking Eventbrite Visual Arts

From Monday 1st to Saturday 6th     Marino College     Visual Arts

Thursday & Friday     5:30 p.m.    Odeon at the Point     Free event Theatre and Film


An Ghaeilge Mor Thimpeall Orainn
Seeing the language

‘An Ghaeilge mór-thimpeall orainn /Seeing the Language’ is a photographic project which illustrates the visible presence of the Irish language in everyday discourse in Ireland. The underlying objective of the project is to raise public awareness of how the language is in many ways subtly and visually embedded in our lives. It is hoped that this work would encourage more diverse use of visual signifiers of a “Gaeilge agus Fáilte” atmosphere.

All the images are a combination of Irish text from signs, social media, automated machines etc. combined with portraits of people.

The project is  a collaboration between photographers Fionán O’Connell and  John Carroll.

From Monday 1st to Sunday 7th     Talbot Street shopfronts     Visual Arts


Circles, Colour and Light

Martina Galvin’s project with St. Laurence O’Toole’s newly amalgamated National School will involve working with 6th Class senior girls, senior infant boys and girls.

From 1st to 30th April     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Charleville Mall Library   Free event     Visual Arts for kids


Terrain Group Show

A group show featuring artists Cora Cummins, James Hanley, Jonathan Hunter, Stephen Loughman and Alison Pilkington. Terrain brings together artists who have a connection to the Five Lamps area. They respond to the theme of ‘place’ both physical and psychological. Their work highlights the different approach visual artists take to the idea of landscape.

Tuesday 2nd     6 p.m. Cloud Cafe   Free event Visual Arts

From Monday 01st to Sunday 07th     8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloud Cafe   Free event Visual Arts


Art of the Wake, “riverrun exhibition”

Finnegans Wake is a timeless masterpiece which Carol Wade believes wasn’t written for the academic but for the ordinary man and woman. It is the voice of Dublin, the voice that breaks through a dream, filled with humor, honesty and unpretentiousness. The objective of this exhibitions is to create an environment where this work will resonate with those who view it and begin conversations about Joyce’s Dublin.

Carol keeps a Twitter diary recording the progress of her work through individual pieces with annotations and explanations. It is also a means of connecting with like-minded Joyceans. There are almost 5,000 people actively monitoring and commenting on the platform sparking international interest and offers to speak at Trieste, Texas and Mexico City.

The Vienna Centre for Irish Studies have bought the rights to use one of Carol’s Finnegans Wake illustrations for their summer school this year. She will also be featured at the Burning Man Festival through a group project.

The Exhibition will premiere at the Five Lamps Arts Festival 1st April and Carol will follow to Mexico City, invited to present her work at the Joyce Without Borders symposium in Mexico City in June 2019 and to Austin Texas after that. .

Monday 1st 6 p.m. Waterways Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Dock Free event Visual Arts

From Monday 1st to Sunday 7th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Waterways Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Dock Free event Visual Arts


Fiona Dowling – Public Painter of Postcards

The artist will sit at a desk, ready with materials. People come to the venue and tell the artist about a person in their lives that they would like to get a postcard made for and describe a particular image that would be meaningful to that person and the artist makes the postcard for them.

Wednesday 3rd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cloud Cafe Free event Visual Arts

Thursday 4th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marino College Free event Visual Arts


“The Magic of Water” with Vanessa Daws

This is an art installation created by local swimmers with the artist Vanessa Daws. The work is based on the myth of Hy Brasil. The groups involved have created floating sculptures and a sound piece that will be brought to life with a performance choreographed by synchronised swimmer Aoife Drumm.

Photos: After Schools Education and Support Programme

Wednesday 3rd 6:30 p.m. Sean McDermot St Community Swimming Pool Free event booking Eventbrite Visual Arts for kids


The Gramophone

The Gramophone made its debut at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival. The larger-than-life gramophone travelled to 3 locations every day over the course of a week. It will be located outside Charleville Mall Library and also Marino College on North Strand.

Saturday 6th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Outside Charleville Mall/Marino College Free event Visual Arts