Visual Arts Archive


new connectionsIrish Encounters
Irish Encounters is an exhibition by American artist Jim Collins, best known for his large-scale public art sculptures Collins carefully constructs evocative box collages from found objects and recycled materials 
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Derek Culley

Derek Culley is a self-taught artist from Dublin, now living in Southport, Merseyside. He has been working and exhibiting since the mid-eighties, with shows in England, Ireland, Germany, Wales, France, Spain, USA, China, Macedonia 


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Eamon Coleman

Before the dark gets stronger than the light is a new body of paintings by Eamon Colman. Rendered in acrylic and oil paint on Somerset paper, these large-scale paintings portray abstracted, experienced landscapes. new connections
New Connections

New Connections is a continuation of Alternative Entertainments' series of exhibitions over the years in which it groups the works of emerging and established contemporary Irish artists in exciting juxtaposition to each other. off the wall link
Off The Wall

Alternative Entertainments are dellighted to present the work of Marie Hanlon & Margaret Tuffy.louis link
Louis le Brocquy

The Square Management are celebrating their 20th birthday and are delighted to 
present an exhibition jackie link
The Wrack Line

The exhibition will open to the public on Mon. 9th August and will continue until Sat. 28th August 2010.gaetano link

Gaetano Tranchino
Alternative Entertainments are delighted to present the work of renowned Sicilian painter Gaetano Tranchino. Gaetano was born in Syracuse, Sicily in 1938 and this is his first solo exhibition in Ireland. 
  

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A multi-media exhibition which connects a new generation of emerging Irish artists with more established artists. In keeping with Alternative Entertainments current visual arts strategy to provide resources mythical army link
Sheila Gorman
Sheila Gorman worked in business for 15 years before going to art colleges in Dublin to study art and design. It was while studying at NCAD that she developed an intense interest in military uniforms. She obtained an MA in the History of Art in 1992 for her thesis on British military uniforms of the Crimean and Great War eras. Later she began writing fiction and had several short stories broadcast and published in Ireland and abroad. 
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Eoin Butler
Eoin Butler is a native of Mullingar, and currently lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. His career in, and commitment to, art education spans from 1968, when he established the Dun Laoghaire School of Art (now IADT) to his position as Head of Visual Arts Dept. in St. Patrick's College (DCU), Dublin. In parallel, his career as an artist has seen him work and exhibit extensively in drawing and painting while having also amassed a body of ecclesiastical stained-glass design work. 

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Louis le Brocquy
Louis le Brocquy is regarded as one of the foremost living figures in the history of Irish art. He is known primarily as a painter, but is also renowned as printmaker. He began to explore the possibilities of printmaking in the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London in 1947, and lithography has remained his preferred print medium ever since. 

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The Leinster Print Studios

The Leinster Printmaking Studio, founded in 1998 by Margaret Becker in Clane, Co. Kildare, represents a group of professional artists coming together to share resources knowledge and expertise. of this earth link
Derek Fitzpatrick and Ben Readman

Of this Earth is a deeply emotive exhibition, imbued with an intriguing and intuitive response to subject and theme on the part of both artists. Fitzpatrick's landscapes stem from an innate and spontaneous experience of landscape rather than a cerebral approach to direct representation, creating works that are invitingly multilayered and evocative. jack pacham link
Jack Pakenham

Jack Pakenham was born in Dublin 1938 but has lived in the North of Ireland since 1939. He graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 1959 in French, Spanish and Philosophy. He spent 1959 to 1960 writing and painting on the island of Ibiza. He taught English in a Belfast school from 1961-1990. Now working full time as a painter, Jack is self-taught and also a published poet. 

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Gerard Cox graduated from National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1979 and went on to Dusseldorf Art Academy for a Post Graduate Sculpture year. In 1983 he had his first solo exhibition 'Sculptures' in the Project Art Gallery, Dublin and won the Guinness Peat Aviation Awards for Emerging Artists. Since then he has exhibited sculpture in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, England, Germany, Korea and Japan. terry link
Terry Monaghan

Using the golden section as a formal point of Classical reference and the mediums of charcoal and graphite as echoes of the origins of mark making, Terry Monaghan’s drawings are about formality and abstraction. derek link
Derek Culley

Born in Walkinstown, educated in Tallaght and Crumlin, Culley is now based in Birkdale, NW England. Culley is mainly self taught and intuitive in approach. Strong chiaroscuro, heavy impasto, vigorous brushwork and direct expressive handling are characteristics of Culley's work, in which Celtic imagery and associations are important. aai 2008 linkArchitectural Association of Ireland Awards 2008
This annual travelling exhibition of AAI Awards for excellence in Architectural Design will feature the Bronze medal winning project, Award winners and Special Mentions. And will also include all other submitted projects. The official presentation of the Downes Bronze Medal and AAI Awards took place on the evening of Friday 6th May 2008. gabhann link

Gabhann Dunne
Gabhann Dunne's new exhibition, 'Theckla's Wood', a personal narrative capturing his current research, beliefs and relationships, opens on the 12th April and will run until 29th May 2008 in Alternative Entertainments Gallery at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

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The Contemporary Music Centre

The Contemporary Music Centre presents The Art of Sound, a photographic and multi-media exhibition. The exhibition features Irish photographer Eugene Langan's dramatic and perceptive photographs of Irish composers and their music, alongside original manuscripts and graphic scores. 
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Dublin based artist Colette O’Connell first began painting and drawing in Barcelona, where she attended Leonardo Da Vinci' Estudi d'Arts Plastique in Barcelona. Colette returned to study in Ireland, and graduated from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology in 1999 with a BA in Fine Art (Hons). Her work is held in both private and public collections. 
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Cited as Ireland's most important contemporary artist Patrick Graham was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath in 1943 and studied in the National College of Art, Dublin from 1959 - 63. He has exhibited in Ireland and internationally since 1966 and is represented in major public and private collections at home and abroad. eoin link
Eoin Llewellyn

Eoin Llewellyn and Alternative Entertainment Gallery launch Llewellyn's New Works from the 8 September to 30 September, 2007. The opening reception will take place on 8 September from 3-5pm with an opening speech by Patrick Dunne, author of the Lazarus Bell. carolyn link
Carolyn Walsh

Carolyn Walsh is a young artist from Kerry, who has recently graduated with an honours degree from GMIT Galway. Carolyn has shown in several group exhibitions around the country. This is her second solo exhibition. aai2007
New Irish Architecture 22

This annual travelling exhibition of AAI Awards for excellence in Architectural Design will feature the Bronze medal winning project, Award winners and Special Mentions.brice link
Brice Issaurat

A new exhibition featuring the work of Brice Issaurat, a young French artist, recently graduated from the Beaux School of Arts, Beasancon. France. Brice has already exhibited in Ireland and France. This will be his first solo show in Ireland. anthony link
Anthony Pilbro

The exhibition contains new work examining a continuous theme in Pilbro's work exploring the question 'What is life about?' Pilbro's inspiration comes from such eclectic sources from popular culture to high culture, from Morrissey through to T.S Eliot, John Milton and Baudelaire. group print link
Alternative Entertainments' Group Print Show 2006

Featuring the artists: Margaret Becker, Gerard Cox, Terry Dempsey, Jean Dillion, Niall Flaherty, Orla Gargan, Anthony Hackett, Rebecca Humprey, Eileen Keane, Eoin Llewellyn, Terry Monaghan, Aidan O'Neill, Gaye O'Neill, Geraldine O'Reilly, Radek Parol, Amelia Peart, Rebecca Peart, Deirdre Shanley, Michelle Sweetman, Carolyn Walsh. trajectories link

Brice Issaurat, Julien Cadoret and Frederic Weigel
Alternative Entertainments presents 'Trajectoires' an exhibition featuring the work of three French based artists, Brice Issaurat, Julien Cadoret and Frederic Weigel.

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Orla Gargan

A wonderful selection of brightly coloured photographs, collagraphs, monoprints and drawings from a young and enthusiastic Dublin artist. The work being exhibited has been done by Orla over a time frame of two years where the subject matter stayed the same but the work took a new angle in its process.jimmy link
Jimmy Clarke

From exotic hand painted backgrounds in Victorian times to the lavish and vibrantly coloured backgrounds used by modern artists such as David La Chapelle, the sitter (person being photographed) could be placed in an environment far removed from their normal, everyday situation.incursion link
Paul Lynam

These photographs were taken on regular visits around Ireland, in Mayo and Donegal, in my home county Limerick and on trips to Clare and Dubrovnik in Croatia.sunshine link
Sunshine Children's Art Exhibition

The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in conjunction with Alternative Entertainments, will showcase a selection of Vietnamese street children's art at Alternative Entertainments Gallery, the Civic Theatre, Tallaght on 9th March 2006.a natural world link
Patrick Graham

The three members of Group '06 studied Fine Art together at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Having kept in regular contact after graduation they formed a group as a means of mutual support and encouragement in 'a difficult time for painting'. As well as being primarily painters they found also that their individual practices shared a concern with nature. richard link
Richard Gorman

Richard Gorman's final words in his informative essay The Process of Painting, in which he describes the evolution of his works from the construction of the timber frame to the last brushstroke. Colm Toibin, who has written an essay for Richard''s new show and book Paintings,has identified this close association between artist and work.