Exhibition: Hold Steady: Creative Spark | 10th October – 7th November 2020 | Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre
A selection of new works completed during Creative Spark’s residency programme 2019-2020 in the medium of printmaking, weaving, mixed media and painting.
Artists: Naoimh Larkin (Down); Annie June Callaghan (Fermanagh); Riley Waite (California); Jane Campbell (Louth); Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll (Dublin)
Hold Steady is Creative Spark’s sixth residency programme exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre. Residency programmes are established to support artists through offering studio space, research time, resources and creative opportunities they may not otherwise have in their own studio or practice. To date the Creative Spark residency has supported 35 artists over six years.
A supporting exhibition of work by Creative Spark Print Studio members will run concurrently in the gallery.
Two Artists. Two Generations. In Conversation.
Live in the Gallery
In-Person & Online
To mark the opening of this two-person exhibition, Simpaticojoin artists Raphael Hynes & Carey Clarke (online & in person in the gallery -whatever your preference) as they discuss their practice, their ways of thinking, making and the processes they engage.
Former student and tutor at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, painters Raphael Hynes and Carey Clarke, share many influences, and have connected and professionally and personally over 30 years, but their practices differ formally and conceptually.
The exhibition opens Friday 4th September at 7.30pm, and continues until Saturday 31st October, 2020.
Please note the gallery’s new opening days/hours are:
Wednesday – Saturday 11.00am-4pm, closed 1-1.30pm
Contact tracing, face-covering, hand sanitising, and one-way system are the newbies, but everything else remains the same including a wholesome welcome from our team.
Booking for this event’s livestream can be made below and through Eventbrite.ie
Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection, and take a leisurely stroll around our beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in the first in a series of virtual tours.
Our physical buildings may be temporarily closed, but you can transport yourself behind our walls by taking a virtual tour of our rooms, where you are free to navigate and explore the works on display at your own pace.
|NEW TOUR ADDED
Explore the place of the horse in Irish life and art from the eighteenth century to the present day. Discover the relationship between artists and their equine subjects, and the heroism of jockeys including Ruby Walsh and A.P. McCoy.
This landmark exhibition was originally set to open in the Gallery in April 2020. In our commitment to bring people and art together, we now present the exhibition online for people to enjoy for free.
|VIRTUAL TOUR OF MURILLO EXHIBITION
For the first time in decades, see this series of works by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682) hanging side by side in the National Gallery of Ireland. Six remarkable paintings depicting the parable of the Prodigal Son have been conserved and researched at the National Gallery of Ireland.
|VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE DARGAN WING
Take a virtual tour of the Dargan Wing which covers the Grand Gallery, Rooms 45-48 and the Shaw Room
Begin in the spectacular Grand Gallery, and discover large-scale paintings like Jan Wyck’s The Battle of the Boyne, and Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont. Then, make your way past Canova’s marble Amorino and choose to go upstairs to Rooms 45-48 where paintings by Goya and Gainsborough await, or take the sweeping staircase down to the Shaw Room and see Daniel Maclise’s impressive historic painting, The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife
Virtual tours by room
Or, you can explore specific spaces in the Gallery and find information about each work of art on display.
This project was generously supported by the Annenberg Foundation.