Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

"What is painting ...?"

Fri 24 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

This exhibition will present outcomes from Guinan’s current investigation into materiality. The painted forms are created using pva and various other types of paint, like gloss, metal paint, emulsions, industrial grade paints and oil paint. Layers of paint are let dry over time and peeled from various surfaces like acetate and glass. The forms created allow the work to divert away from the canvas and ask the question, what is a traditional painting display? The forms are free from any background support with the work intending to be read as a naturally formed entity, which links back to Guinan’s interest in American minimalism and his belief in the importance of the autonomous object. The painted forms invite’s the viewer’s eye to travel along the monochrome surfaces and identify the stillness they may hold whilst enjoying the playful folds that give a hint of tradition. Guinan’s work also likes to highlight the material qualities of the paint that have developed whilst drying, resisting and setting within the boundaries he has set up. 

Marc Guinan’s 14-year construction background continually enhances his process-based practice, which is grounded in painting and mainly focused through a Post Minimalist lens. This is enhanced by his recent completion of a Hons Degree BA Fine Art studies at the DIT this year. He has also been accepted for an MA in Art, Research Collaboration in IADT in September where he intends to further venture into the limitless world of materiality in painting. He is currently creating experimental and sculptural forms with paint and it is his intention to stretch the boundaries of conventional thinking about painting as a medium. Always exploring colour and texture, he invite’s a dialogue of provocation through proportion, form and fracture and question’s traditional ideas around the exhibition space and its relationship to painting.  His work explores the traditional limits of the physical properties of paint, pushing the boundaries between the medium, composition and modes of application whilst acknowledging the installation of the forms to be as important as the creation.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

DON'T MISS ... Artist Talk - Marc Guinan in conversation with Maeve Connolly ... 03 October 1-2pm ... MORE ... 

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The Contemporary Art Mystery

The Contemporary Art Mystery

With Artist in Residence Andrew Carson / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students

Mon 7 Sep 2015

MONDAYS 07 SEPT, 05 OCT, 02 NOV, 07 DEC
4.30PM-5.45PM // COST: FREE
JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE STUDENTS

Using our gallery exhibitions as a starting place and followed by practical workshops in the Artist Studio, our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson invites Junior & Senior cycle students to gain a greater understanding of contemporary arts practice. All materials will be provided.

Free, but please pre-register and book through Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Gallery Preview: Andrew Carson

Gallery Preview: Andrew Carson

Pilgrim

Fri 18 Sep 2015 7PM First Floor Gallery

Please join us for the Preview of Pilgrim by Andrew Carson.

7pm on Friday 18 September 2015 in our First Floor Gallery.

Full exhibition details here ... 

Andrew Carson

Andrew Carson

Pilgrim

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 17 Oct 2015 First Floor Gallery

Pilgrim is an exhibition of new work by Andrew Carson developed as part of his time as Artist-In-Residence at Draíocht. Following on from Andrew’s research into the use and effects of digital devices and social media as the modern ubiquitous means of contact, the work is an exploration of social structures, systems, and methods of interaction. Drawing from elements of science fiction and ancient religious cultures, the works form contemporary shrines, analogous to prehistoric worship centres. These shrines create an arena in which to engage and re-connect with each other. Andrew is a Dublin based artist and graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art in 2010. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions extensively around Ireland and also in the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and Japan.

Join us for the Launch, by Artist Anita Groener on Wednesday 23 September 7pm ... 

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

Culture Night at Draiocht 2015

Culture Night at Draiocht 2015

Youth Theatre / Exhibition Launch / Clown Choir / Film Screening

Fri 18 Sep 2015 7-10PM // FREE

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
Draíocht Workshop Room  // 7PM-8PM
Ages: 14-18 years
D15 Youth Theatre members welcome you into their world … bring a friend, introduce them to Draíocht and dip your toe into the waters of a fun Youth Theatre Workshop. Come along and experience Youth theatre Culture this Culture Night.

EXHIBITION PREVIEW - PILGRIM
First Floor Gallery // 7PM-8PM
Andrew Carson’s exhibition ‘Pilgrim’ opens on Culture Night and will show until 17 October. Pilgrim is an exhibition of new work developed as part of Andrew’s time as Artist-in-Residence at Draíocht (May-December 2015). Read more ... here ... 

CLOWN CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Ground Floor Gallery // 7.30PM-8PM
Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir will perform a selection of songs from their extensive repertoire. This will be the last time the Clown Choir will perform publicly until their show ‘A Ship of Fools’ by Veronica Coburn in October 2015. Read more ... here ... 

FREE FILM SCREENING - NEBRASKA
Main Auditorium // 8PM-10PM
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. The ultimate father and son road trip; the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand. Read more ... here ... 

All Events Free but ticketed – 7PM-10PM – Pre-booking tel 01-885 2622 or register on the night.

Gallery Launch: Andrew Carson

Gallery Launch: Andrew Carson

Pilgrim

Wed 23 Sep 2015

Please join us for the Launch of Pilgrim by Andrew Carson.

7pm on Wednesday 23 September 2015, 7pm in our First Floor Gallery.

To be opened by Artist Anita Groener.

Full exhibition details here ... 

Artist Talk - Marc Guinan in conversation with Maeve Connolly

Artist Talk - Marc Guinan in conversation with Maeve Connolly

Sat 3 Oct 2015 1-2PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Draíocht invites you to join us for a closing discussion, with artist Marc Guinan and Maeve Connolly (Co-Director MA in Art and Research Collaboration, IADT Dun Laoghaire). Using his current exhibition in Draíocht entitled ‘What is Painting ...?’ as a springboard for discussion, Guinan and Connolly will explore the artist’s own practice including questioning the traditional and conventional ways of thinking about painting and its presentation within gallery spaces. Guinan will also touch on his experience of working with a publicly-funded Gallery, and the transition from being a recent graduate to professional artist.

All welcome: Places are free but seating is limited so booking is essential through Draíocht’s Box Office, telephone  01 8852622, through our website www.draiocht.ie or by email at marketing@draiocht.ie


MARC GUINAN is a local artist living in Dublin 15.  A recent Fine Art graduate of DIT with a background in construction, he continually allows this combined experience to influence and inform his art practice. This experience has also complimented and defined his line of enquiry and his ability to experiment and push the boundaries of paint. His physical exploitation of paint forces the viewer to reconsider the difference between paint and illustration. His work directly questions the space in which it is shown, whilst unlocking the possibilities of the materiality of paint. Guinan is commencing an MA in Art and Research Collaboration in IADT this autumn. www.marcguinan.com

DR. MAEVE CONNOLLY is a writer, lecturer and researcher whose work explores changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. Since 2003 she has been a full time faculty member of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) where she contributes to undergraduate and graduate programmes on art and media. Her book ‘TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television’ (Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2014) charts the changing status of television as cultural form, object of critique and site of artistic intervention. Connolly is a member of a number of editorial advisory boards and has contributed as a visiting lecturer to art and media programmes at various international institutions. www.maeveconnolly.net
 

The Contemporary Art Mystery

The Contemporary Art Mystery

With Artist in Residence Andrew Carson / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students

Mon 5 Oct 2015

MONDAYS 07 SEPT, 05 OCT, 02 NOV, 07 DEC
4.30PM-5.45PM // COST: FREE
JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE STUDENTS

Using our gallery exhibitions as a starting place and followed by practical workshops in the Artist Studio, our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson invites Junior & Senior cycle students to gain a greater understanding of contemporary arts practice. All materials will be provided.

Free, but please pre-register and book through Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Martina O’Brien

Martina O’Brien

Continuum

Fri 9 Oct - Sat 21 Nov 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

The role of climate scientists, environmentalists and futurists - the seers of contemporary society – are explored by Martina O’ Brien in Continuum. These figureheads are turned to, to make sense of the increasingly unsure nature of our changing climate, and this can transform our understanding of our future landscape and our place within it. Naturalist book illustrations of the past, such as those seen in Gilbert White’s 1789 Natural History of Selborne and the Collins’ New Naturalist Series of the 1960s, offered environmental information to the public through pictures. Using the aesthetics of naturalist illustration, O’ Brien examines the role climate science plays in the public imagination, and the powerful effect it has in shaping how people see the world.

Martina O’Brien holds an MA in Visual Art Practice at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, 2013, having previously studied at undergraduate level at both Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design.


Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

The Contemporary Art Mystery

The Contemporary Art Mystery

With Artist in Residence Andrew Carson / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students

Mon 2 Nov 2015

MONDAYS 07 SEPT, 05 OCT, 02 NOV, 07 DEC
4.30PM-5.45PM // COST: FREE
JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE STUDENTS

Using our gallery exhibitions as a starting place and followed by practical workshops in the Artist Studio, our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson invites Junior & Senior cycle students to gain a greater understanding of contemporary arts practice. All materials will be provided.

Free, but please pre-register and book through Box Office on 01-885 2622.

The Contemporary Art Mystery

The Contemporary Art Mystery

With Artist in Residence Andrew Carson / For Junior & Senior Cycle Students

Mon 7 Dec 2015

MONDAYS 07 SEPT, 05 OCT, 02 NOV, 07 DEC
4.30PM-5.45PM // COST: FREE
JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE STUDENTS

Using our gallery exhibitions as a starting place and followed by practical workshops in the Artist Studio, our Artist in Residence Andrew Carson invites Junior & Senior cycle students to gain a greater understanding of contemporary arts practice. All materials will be provided.

Free, but please pre-register and book through Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Amharc Fhine Gall X

Amharc Fhine Gall X

Curated by Linda Shevlin

Wed 9 Dec - Sat 13 Feb 2016 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Marking the 10th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall, this exhibition will present a slice of a scene, a scan of a particular moment and reveal the position of Draíocht as an organisation firmly rooted in the Fingal community. Linda Shevlin’s interest lies in lesser-known aspects of history, their intersection with the present and how conceptual traditions in art can be unpicked through research in archaeology, history and ethnography. By presenting the work of artists who bring into play memory, hearsay, oral and archival history so as to construct new readings of the past, the exhibition aims to lay emphasis on the idea that the visual is an assimilatory process continuously at work in the construction of cultural, political, personal, and national identities.

Fingal Arts Office is delighted to showcase recent local art college graduates with its annual exhibition opportunity Amharc Fhine Gall. The show seeks to increase the profile of emerging Fingal artists by giving them the chance to show in a professional, contemporary art space.

Image detail: Extract from John Taylor’s Map of Dublin, 1816. Courtesy of The Map Library, Trinity College Dublin.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.