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Belfast Exposed
Belfast Exposed Photography, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF, N. Ireland. T: 0044 (0)28 90230965;; Twitter: @BelfastExposed. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Catalyst Arts
Ground Floor, 5 College Court, Belfast, N. Ireland, BT1 6BS. T: 00 +44 028 90 313 303;;; @Catalyst_Arts. See the centre's website for exhibition details.


Fenderesky Gallery
105 Royal Avenue Belfast, BT1 1FF. T: 028 (048 from ROI) 90235245;; Fri & Sat: 2pm-5pm or by appointment. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Metropolitan Arts Centre, Exchange Street, Belfast, B21 2NJ. T: Booking - +44 (0)28 (048 from ROI) 90235053 or administration - 028 90892960; Mon-Sun: 10am-7pm. See the centre's website for exhibition details.


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB. T: +44 0 28 90440000;; Twitter: @UlsterMuseum. See the museum's website for exhibition details.



Millennium Court Arts Centre
William St, Portadown, BT62 3NX, N. Ireland. T: +0044 (0)2838394415;;; Facebook: Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm. See the centre's website for exhibition details.



Visual Centre for Contemporary Art
Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and GB Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road, Carlow. T: 059 9172400;;; @VisualGBShaw. Tues-Sat: 11am-5.30pm; Sun: 2-5pm. Free adm.

From Oct 3 Just Left of Copernicus (The Roof of the Story) Niamh McCann



CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Wandesford Quay, Cork. T: 021-4335210;;; Gallery contact: Nicola Carragher. Open Wed-Sat: 10am-6pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork. T +353 (0)21 490 7852;;; @CrawfordArtGall. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm;
Late Thurs until 8pm. Free adm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Lewis Glucksman Gallery
UCC, Cork. T: 021 4901844;;; @glucksman. Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm. Free adm.

Until Nov 8 Boolean Expressions - Contemporary art and mathematical data Darren Almond, Aram Bartholl, Mel Bochner, Hanne Darboven, John Gerrard, Sol LeWitt, Tatsuo Mijajima, Aisling O'Beirn, Matthew Ritchie and Lynne Woods Turner


Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh. T: (021) 481 3790;; Wed-Fri: 11am-1pm; 2-5pm; Sat-Sun: 2-5pm. Closed Mon-Tues. See the centre's website for exhibition details.


Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen. T: 028 22090; F: 028 23237;;; @WCAC_Uillinn; Facebook. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm. See the centre's website for exhibition details.



Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. T: 4070750; fax: 4070760;;; @CBL_Dublin. Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 1-5pm. Free adm. See the library's website for exhibition details.


Cross Gallery
59 Francis Street, Dublin 8. T: 353 1 473 8978;; Tues-Fri: 10am-5.30pm; Sat: 11am-5pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College Dublin 2. T: 353 1 8961116; F: 670 8330;;; @DHG_Dublin. Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm; Thurs: 11am-7pm; Sat: 11am-4.45pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Sq. N. T: 353 1 2225550;;; @TheHughLane. Tues-Thurs: 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm. Closed Mon. Admission free.

Until Oct 4 Perspectives of Europe 1980-2014 Stephen McKenna

Until Oct 4 Wreckage in May Declan Clarke

Ongoing: WB Yeats: The Municipal Gallery Revisited

Ongoing: Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss

Ongoing: Francis Bacon’s Studio; Sean Scully Gallery; Stained Glass Room


Ellis King Gallery
Unit 7, White Swan, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. T: + 353 (0) 1 453 7605;; Wed-Sat: 12pm-6pm or by appointment.

Until Oct 17 System of a Down Vito Acconci, Yuji Agematsu, Lutz Bacher, Nanni Balestrini, Jordan Belson, Jason Benson, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Olga Chernysheva, Cindie Cheung, Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Dunne and Raby, Horacio Garcia-Rossi, Yngve Holen, Alain Jacquet, Jean-Paul Jungmann, Erin Jane Nelson, Morag Keil, Quasar Khanh, Sam Lipp, Emanuele Marcuccio, Puppies Puppies, Aldo Rossi, Lisa Ruyter, Hayley Silverman, Michael E. Smith, Zhou Tao, Zoe Zenghelis. Organised by Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Michele D'Aurizio, Emanuele Marcuccio, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou.

From Nov 6 Flavio Merlo


Farmleigh Gallery
Castleknock, Dublin 15. T: 353 1 8155900; Tues-Sun and bank hol:10am-5pm. Last admittance to the Farmleigh Estate is 5pm-gates close at 6pm. Free adm. OPW-managed heritage property.

From Oct 24 Imaginary World The world of book illustration.


Graphic Studio Gallery
Through the arch, off Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (behind Central Bank). T: + 353(0)1 6798021;;; Facebook; Twitter: @GraphicStudioG. Tues-Fri:10am-5:30pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Closed Mon & Sun.
See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Hillsboro Fine Art
49 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. T: (01) 8788242;;; Mon-Fri: 10.30am-6pm; Sat: 10.30am-3.30pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. T: 353 1 6129900; F: 6129999;; @IMMAIreland. Tues-Fri: 11.30am-5.30pm; Sat: 10am-5.30pm; Sun/bank holidays: Noon-5.30pm. Closed Mon. No entry to galleries after 5.15pm.

Until Oct 18 The Artist and the State El Lissitzky

From Oct 10 Shot at Dawn Chloe Dewe Mathews

From Nov 7 3 Different Nights, recurring Grace Weir

From Nov 19 Remains Willie Doherty

From Nov 19 IMMA Collection: Approaches to Paper in Studio Practice

From Nov 19 IMMA Collection: Meetings: Into the Studio of Edward McGuire


Kerlin Gallery
Anne's Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin 2. T: 6709093; F: 6709096;;; @KerlinGallery. Mon-Fri: 10am-5.45pm; Sat 11am-4.30pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
Chancery Lane, Dublin 8. T: 4759514;; Tues-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm; Sat: 11am-5pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Mother's Tankstation
41-43 Watling Street, Usher's Island, Dublin 8. T: 353 1 671 7654.; Thurs-Sat: 12-6pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


National Museum of Ireland
Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Three locations in Dublin: Archaeology, Kildare Street; Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks; and Natural History, Merrion Street. Free admission. T: +353 (0) 1 677 7444; F: +353 (0) 1 677 7450;;; Facebook; @NMIreland. Bookings (Tues-Fri, 10am-1pm): T: 01 6486453 F: 6791025; Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm. Closed Mon (including bank hol). See the museum's website for exhibition details.


Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon
dlr LexIcon, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. dlr Arts Office – T: (01) 236 2759 or email

Nov 20-Jan 16 Finders and Keepers Artworks from the collection of the Office of Public Works. In March 2015, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council and the OPW invited a group of older people from the county to work with artist/curator Claire Halpin to select and curate an exhibition of artworks from the State Art Collection. Over a period of 10 weeks, 45 artworks were selected by the group for the Finders and Keepers exhibition at the gallery. The accompanying exhibition's Learning Programme will include a series of talks and workshops. Further information from dlr Arts Office: T (01) 236 2759 or email


OPW/DFP Annual Touring Exhibition 2015
Art Management Office, OPW, 52 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. T: 01 6476812;;

Oct-Jan: Construct A selection of 29 artworks from the public collections managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) in Northern Ireland. The artworks have been chosen by 11 undergraduate students from the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. The exhibition was curated by the students who explored the themes of identity and self under the following headings: Solitude, Spectate, Narrative and Now. Exhibition dates & venues - Oct: Omagh Library, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Nov 6-Mid Dec: Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Dec 18–end Jan: Bray Institute of Further Education, Bray, Co. Wicklow.


Royal Hibernian Academy
Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2. T: 6612558; F: 6610762;E:;; @rhagallery Adm. free. Mon-Sat: 11am-5pm.

Until Oct 18 – Galleries I & II: I’ll sing you a song from around the town Amanda Coogan

Until Oct 18 - RHA Ashford Gallery: Into the Woods Gary Coyle RHA

Until Oct 18 - Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery: Selection from the Waterford Municipal Collection

From Nov 18 – Galleries I & III: Futures, An Anthology

From Nov 18 – Gallery II: Ailbhe Ní Bhrian

From Nov 18 – RHA Ashford Gallery: Sean Molloy

Ongoing – RHA Foyer: Buoyed Michael Quane RHA

Ongoing – RHA Atrium: Bilderstreit, A German Requiem John Noel Smith


Rua Red
South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24. T: 353 1 4515860;;; @RUARED. Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm.

Until Oct 24 Deadeye Curated by Paul McAree, with work by Martin Healy, Lorraine Neeson and Niamh O’Malley.

From Nov 28 Oisín O Brien. Hand-crafted, manipulated and procured objects

From Nov 28 - Gallery 1: Winter Open Exhibition Sculptures, floor pieces, photography, prints and paintings by artists from across Ireland, selected by an open-submission process


Taylor Galleries
16 Kildare St, Dublin 2. T: 353 1 6766055; F: 6766642;;; @TaylorGalleries. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 11am-3pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. T: +353 (0)1 6710073;;; @TBGandS. Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Free admission.

Until Nov 7 Huddle Tests Rhona Byrne

Nov 19-22 Dublin Art Book Fair 2015



Higher Bridges Gallery
Clinton Centre, Belmore St, Enniskillen. Contact: Arts Office, Fermanagh District Council; T: +0044 (0)28 66325050;; Gallery website. Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 11am-3pm.

Oct 1-Nov 7 Rhythm and Hues Julian Friers RUA

Oct 2 Drawing on Experience Life Drawing workshops with Julian Friers. For details, contact Fermanagh Live Arts Festival Committee at T: 079 2734 8517 or

Nov: Ardess Art Association Group Exhibition by a Fermanagh visual arts organisation from Ardess. Drawing, print and painting.



Siamsa Tíre
National Folk Theatre & Arts Centre, Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry. T: 00 353 (66) 7186191; Box office & general enquiries: T: 00 353 (0)66 7123055;;; @siamsatire; Facebook.

Oct 31-Dec 4 Holding True Ground Lisa Fingleton. Drawings, found objects, documentary and installations. Supported by Siamsa Tíre, Create, The Arts Council, Kerry County Council Arts Office, and Leader.

St. John's Theatre and Arts Centre
The Square, Listowel. T: 068 22566;; Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; 7pm-11pm on show nights. See the centre's website for exhibition details.



National Craft Gallery
Castle Yard, Kilkenny. 056 7796147.;; Facebook. Tues-Sat: 10am-5.30pm; Sun: 11am-5.30pm.; Mon: Closed (except bank holidays: 11am-5:30pm). Free adm.

From Oct 9 Ó (meaning "from" in Irish) Works in stone, glass, ceramics, wood and textiles from more than 25 designers. Curated by Steven McNamara. Furniture from Snug, Aodh Furniture and Klimmek & Henderson; woollen rugs from Ceadogán; ceramics from Jack Doherty and Andrew Ludick; contemporary lighting from Mullan Lighting; stoneware products in Connemara marble from Hennessy & Byrne; colourful glass from Catherine Keenan and textiles from Foxford Woollen Mills and 31 Chapel Lane. For free events, activities and tours, see



Dunamaise Arts Centre
Church Street, Portlaoise. T: 057 8663355;;;; Twitter: @dunamaise. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm.

Oct 8-Nov 7 Laois: A Land and its People Portlaoise Camera Club. Third annual collection of portraits documenting Laois people and their relationships with locations in the county

From Nov 13, 7pm Open Exhibition Annual open-submission group show selected by a guest curator. Supported by Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office



The Dock
St. George's Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. T: 0719650828.;; @thedockarts; Facebook; Blog. Mon-Fri: 10am-5.30pm; Sat: 10am-5pm. Free adm. See the centre's website for exhibition details.



Bourn Vincent Gallery
Foundation Building, University of Limerick, Limerick. T: 061213052; F: 061330316;

Until Oct 30 Hyphae Original lithograph prints from John Cage, Lois Long and Alexander H. Smith’s Mushroom Book, on loan from the LCGA, and new work by Helena Grimes and Softday’s Acouscenic Listening sound-maps.

From Nov 10 Gaze A selection of artist films, including works from the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland


Hunt Museum
The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick. T: 061 312833;;; @HuntMuseum. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm: Historic Collection: Charges apply. Free admission to other exhibitions. See the museum's website for exhibition details.


Limerick City Gallery of Art
Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick. T: 061310633; F: 061 310228;;; Twitter: @limerickgallery. Mon-Fri: 10am-5.30pm; Thurs: 10am-8pm; Sat: 10am-5.30pm; Sun: 12pm-5.30pm. Closed on public & bank holidays. Free adm. Celebrating 30 years, 1985-2015. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.



Droichead Arts Gallery
Stockwell St, Drogheda T: 041 9833946;;; Twitter: @DroicheadArtz. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Adm free. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.


Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery
Laurence Street, Drogheda. T: +353 (0) 419803311; F: 041 9803313;;; @Highlanes. Mon-Sat: 10.30am-5pm; Closed Sun. Adm: Free. Visit our award-winning Relish Café and Foodhall.

From Oct 16 One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People A touring exhibition from the UK's Arts Council Collection. Curated by Jennifer Higgie. A selection of 20th-century paintings by artists such as Walter Sickert, Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Richard Hamilton. Includes recent acquisitions to the Arts Council Collection, with works by Michael Fullerton, Rose Wylie and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.



Ballinglen Gallery
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle. T/F: 09643184;;;; @BallinglenArtsF.
Details of workshops for 2016 are available on the foundation's website or by contacting Una at

Until Oct 13 The Litterol Karen Hendy.


Custom House Studios
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo. T: 098 28735;;
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun (Bank hol): 1pm-4.30pm.

Oct 1-25 Land, Sea and Sky Seán Mc Sweeney, Sheila Mc Sweeney and Tadhg Mc Sweeney. Recent works in painting, photography and sculpture, in celebration of Sean McSweeney's 80th year.

Oct 29-Nov 22 Paul Crook


National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. T: +353 (0) 94 9031755; F: +353 (0) 94 9031628;;; Facebook; @NMIreland. Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm. Closed Mon (including bank holidays). Bookings (Tues-Fri, 10am-1pm): T: 094 9031751 F: 094 9031498; See the museum's website for exhibition details.



Hamilton Gallery
4 Castle Street, Sligo. T: 353 71 91 43686; F: +353 7191 0365;; @HamiltonSligo; Facebook. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm.

Oct 1-31 Tonn Gwen O’Dowd

Nov 5-28 Icons and Inscape John Behan and Ger Sweeney


The Model
The Mall, Sligo. T: 071 9141405;;; @modelsligo; Facebook. Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm; Thurs: open late till 8pm; Sun 12-5pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.



Garter Lane Arts Centre
5 O'Connell Street, Waterford. T: 051 877153;;; @garterlane; Facebook. Tues-Sat: 11am-5.30pm and during performances.
Free adm. See the centre's website for exhibition details.



Luan Gallery
Grace Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. T: 090 6442154;; Tues-Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 12-5pm. See the gallery's website for exhibition details.



Wexford Arts Centre
Cornmarket, Wexford. T: 053 9123764; F: 053 9121765; E:;; @wexfordarts. Tues-Sat: 10am-5.30pm.

Oct 18-Nov 21 Yeats & Son: John & Jack B. Yeats Selected works from The Niland Collection. On loan from The Model, Sligo.

Oct 19-Nov 20 Selected Works 2004-13 Nick Miller



Mermaid Arts Centre
Main Street, Bray. T: 012724030;;; Twitter: @mermaidarts; Facebook. Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; On performance evenings: 10am-8pm. Free adm.

Until Oct 31 Between the Woods and the Water Elisabeth S. Clark and Adrian Williams. Curated by David Upton.