Artist in Residence 2020
Ceramic artist and facilitator Etaoin O’Reilly is An Táin Arts Centre’s artist in residence for 2020. Etaoin is a graduate of NCAD (2014), and of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills and Design Course (2016). She is also a former artist in residence at NCAD (2016) and LSAD (2018). Etaoin hopes to explore the fading industry and skills of bone china factory workers, with an exhibition of new works planned for the month of September.
Etaoin will be in residence in the Basement Gallery studio during July, August and September 2020. Follow her progress on Instagram @etaoinreillyceramic #antainartists
A Drawing a Day focuses on the idea of journaling through drawing in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Artist Els Borghart lives and works in Drogheda and her drawings are a creative response to the impact of social distancing and isolation as the new normal. During the artist’s An Táin Arts Centre Instagram take-over in May 2020, quick one hour drawings explored visually how this narrative evolved over the course of 31 days. This exhibition of work marks An Táin Arts Centre’s return to the Basement Gallery following the closure of the building on March the 12th 2020.
Els is a founding member, co-director and curator with ELS + DECLAN and EDDE Art. She exhibits regularly in Ireland and Belgium. Her work was shortlisted for the renowned Zürich Portrait Prize 2019 by the National Gallery of Ireland and subsequently became part of the Belgian State Art Collection.
Artist Zoom Talk: Friday 24th July at 8pm: Join us for an online launch with the exhibiting artist in discussion with Director/CEO Paul Hayes. Full details here.
Virtual Exhibition ‘How We Live Now’ Runs until Friday 17th July
‘How We Live Now’ is an online exhibition exploring these strange days, presented in a virtual gallery setting.
The Artists: Ciara Agnew, Orla Barry, Patrick Conyngham, Siobhan Conyngham, Mary Cowan, Orlaith Cullinane, Marty Garland, Declan Kelly, Alistair Livingstone, Geraldine Martin, Sean McGuill, Sarah McKenna, Grainne Murphy, Omin, Anna Marie Savage.
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.
Drawn From Borders is a project led by artists for artists that explores the concept and reality of borders, specifically the border created 100 years ago by The Partition of Ireland.
The project supports the Artlink Members participating in the project to research and develop work collectively and independently that was initially planned to be exhibited in 2020 at the Tower Museum Derry~Londonderry. A key element of the project was to meet face to face as often as possible. After the lockdown we started to meet online with the view to creating a virtual exhibition of the participants’ work. This will be in addition to the ‘real life’ exhibition at Artlink Fort Dunree which has been rescheduled for 2021.
On Thursday 21st May at 12.30pm the exhibition preview was published on a Facebook Live event on Artlink’s Page https://www.facebook.com/Artlinkfortdunreepage as part of Culture Ireland’s #IrelandPerforms.
Ireland Performs is presented by FACEBOOK Ireland and Culture Ireland, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and delivered in partnership with First Music Contact and Poetry Ireland and in association with RTÉ. The programme is intended to support Irish artists (in English or Irish) and ensure that the arts continue to be enjoyed online during the Coronavirus crisis.
Drawn From Borders is a free creative engagement programme exploring key moments in Ireland’s history, delivered by Artlink, Nerve Centre and the Tower Museum.
The programme is part of the ‘Understanding the Decade of Centenaries’ project being delivered by the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Tower Museum and supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).