Summer Gallery Guide 2021

To mark the much-anticipated reopening of galleries, museums and art centres, we have compiled a Summer Gallery Guide to inform audiences about forthcoming exhibitions happening in July and August across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

These exhibition details have been collated based on organisational websites and correspondence. All information was correct at the time of writing; however, dates may be subject to change. Visitors are advised to contact individual galleries before attending.

Dublin

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  • ‘Tangled’, group exhibition (continues until 18 July)
  • Gary Coyle, ‘On Returning’ (24 July – 26 September)

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Douglas Hyde Gallery

  • Gallery 1: Yuri Patterson, ‘The Engine’ (continues until 31 July)
  • Gallery 2: Steve Bishop, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ (continues until 31 July)

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Dublin Castle

  • ‘Vicereines of Ireland: Portraits of Forgotten Women’ (continues until 5 September)

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Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

  • Maud Cotter, ‘a consequence of – a dappled world’ (continues until 8 August)
  • ‘Joseph Beuys: From the Secret Block to ROSC’ (14 July – 31 October)
  • ‘Cecil King: Present in Time Future’ (continues until 28 November)
  • PASS FREELY: Hugh Lane Gallery Asbestos Project (street art installation, O’Connell Street) (continues until December)

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Gallery of Photography Ireland

  • Martin Parr, ‘Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography’ (continues until 5 September)

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Gormley’s Fine Art

  • Dublin: Didier Lourenço, ‘New Works’ (continues until 10 July)
  • Belfast: ‘Art & Soul: International Art & Sculpture Fair’, Culloden Estate & Spa in Hollywood, Belfast (continues until 18 July)

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Green on Red Gallery

  • ‘Refuge’ (continues until 1 September)

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Hillsboro Fine Art

  • Cecilia Bullo, ‘Bleach Those Tongues: Dystopian Assemblages’ (8 July – 7 August)
  • John Noel Smith, ‘Passage’ (12 August – 11 September)

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IMMA | Irish Museum of Modern Art

  • Main Galleries, West Wing: ‘Ghosts from the Recent Past’ (continues until 26 September)
  • Courtyard Galleries: ‘Northern Light: The David Kronn Photography Collection’ (continues until 10 October)
  • Project Spaces: ‘Visual Voices & Bok Gwai’ (continues until 18 July)
  • Freud Centre: ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project’ (continues until 8 August)
  • Online: ‘IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Artist’s Mother’ (continues until 8 August)
  • IMMA Main Galleries: ‘The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now’ (30 July 2021 – 2022)

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Kerlin Gallery

  • Elizabeth Magill ‘Red Stars and Variations’ (continues until 10 July 2021)
  • Kathy Prendergast ‘Road Trip’ (continues until 10 July 2021)
  • Marcel Vidal, ‘Stuck on Dawn’ (17 July – 28 August)

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Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

  • Sonia Shiel, ‘The Dangers of Happy’ (continues until 10 July)
  • Stephen Loughman (opens 15 July)

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Molesworth Gallery

  • Alan Phelan, ‘Joly Screen Photographs – Fleurs Tarabscoté’ (9 – 30 July)
  • Helen Blake, Recent works (9 – 30 July)
  • Simon Watson, ‘Portrait of a house (12 Henrietta Street)’ (12 – 27 August)

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  • Ciara Roche, ‘of late…’ (continues until 3 July)

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National Gallery of Ireland

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Newbridge House

  • ‘Guest’, curated by Marysia Więckiewicz-Carroll (continues until 19 September)

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Oliver Sears Gallery

  • ​Donald Teskey, ‘Mapping the Peripheral’ (continues until 1 July 2021)

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Olivier Cornet Gallery

  • Kelly Ratchford and artist Jaki Coffey, ‘Less Jam, More Havoc’, two-person exhibition (15 July – 15 August)

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Pallas Projects/Studios

  • Niamh Hannaford and Tara Carroll, ‘Strike your offended senses: A modest exhibition of artistic frivolity’ (continues until 10 July)
  • Florencia Caiazza, ‘Mismatch’ (16 – 31 July)
  • ‘Pallas Workers’ (6 – 7 August)
  • Suzanne O’Haire, ‘manic panic’ (13 – 28 August)

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PhotoIreland Festival

Multiple venues (1 – 31 July)

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Project Arts Centre

‘All Our Relations / Ár gCaidreamh Uilig’ (15 July – 21 August)

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Royal Hibernian Academy

  • Denis Kelly, ‘Look, then Look Again’ (continues until 11 July)
  • Robert Ballagh, ‘Home’ (continues until 1 August)
  • Damien Flood, ‘Tilt’ (continues until 1 August)
  • Barbara Knežević, ‘Pleasure Scapes’ (19 July – 29 August)
  • Ashford Gallery: Miriam O’Connor, ‘Tomorrow is Sunday’ (19 July – 29 August)

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RUA RED

  • Amanda Coogan ‘They Come Then, The Birds’ (continues until 18 September)

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The Complex

  • Alex de Roeck and Ann Ensor, Lost Green’ (7 – 20 August)

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Temple Bar Gallery & Studios 

  • Michele Horrigan, Catriona Leahy, Laurie Robins, Libita Sibungu, ‘Agitation Co-op’ (continues until 10 July)
  • Lucy McKenzie, ‘Tour Donas’, curated by Pádraic E. Moore (22 July – 18 September)

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The LAB Gallery

  • Aoife Dunne, ‘7th SENSE’ (continues until 27 August)
  • Ann Maria Healy, ‘Hypnagogia’ (continues until 3 September)

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Leinster

An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

  • ‘Chrysalis’, North Louth Artists (continues until 10 July)
  • ‘Sweeney’s Descent’, group exhibition (15 July – 28 August 2021)

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Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

  • John Moloney, ‘Sculptureworks’ (10 July – 28 August)

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Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

  • Joy Gerrard, ‘Precarious Freedom: Crowds, Flags, Barriers’ (continues until 31 July)

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Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

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Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

  • Isabel Nolan, ‘A delicate bond which is also a gap’ (3 July – 28 August)

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Connacht

Ballina Arts Centre

  • ‘I Am What I Am’, curated by Sinead Keogh (continues until 31 July)

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Cairde Arts Festival

  • Multiple venues (3 – 11 July)
  • ‘Far In – Far Out: A Visual Arts Trail’ (3 – 27 July)

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Galway Arts Centre

  • Jennifer Trouton, ‘One of Many’ (5 June – 17 July)

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Galway International Arts Festival

  • Multiple venues (28 August – 18 September)
  • John Gerrard, ‘Mirror Pavilion, Leaf Work’, Derrigimlagh Bog, Connemara (28 August – 18 September)

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 Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

  • Heidi Wickham, ‘Inside the Circle – Exploring Cold Spaces’, part of Cairde Festival 2021 (continues until 31 July)
  • ‘Meditations in Time of Civil War’ (continues until 29 August)

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Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

  • ‘Human Signature: A lens-based exhibition’, part of Cairde Festival 2021 (3 – 24 July)

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Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton

  • ‘Landscape, Ecology & Environment Research (LEER) Residency Exhibition 2020/21’ (continues until 16 July)

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 Luan Gallery, Athlone

  • Colm Mac Athlaoich, ‘Percept’ (11 May – 11 July)
  • ‘QUEER AS YOU ARE’, Summer group exhibition (20 July – 19 September)

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Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

  • ‘Turas / Journey’, group exhibition (continues until 17 September)

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Roscommon Arts Centre

  • Anna Spearman ‘New Works’ (continues until 30 July)
  • Mick O’Hara ‘The Proposition of Objects’ (7 August – 10 September)

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The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

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The Model, Sligo

  • ‘Jack Butler Yeats: Salt Water Ballads’ (continues until 30 March 2022)
  • ‘Jack Butler Yeats: Highlights from The Niland Collection’ (continues until 30 March 2022)
  • Alison Pilkington ‘I Build my own Island’ (10 July – 26 September)

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Cork

Backwater Artists Group

  • ‘The Human Animal’ (continues until 12 November)

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Ballymaloe House

  • Open-air sculpture exhibition, curated by Richard Scott Sculpture (continues until 31 August)

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Crawford Art Gallery

  • Zurich Portrait Prize (continues until 11 July)
  • Dara McGrath ‘For Those That Tell No Tales’ (continues until 29 August)
  • Doug Fishbone, ‘Please Gamble Responsibly’ (continues until 29 August)
  • Laura Fitzgerald, ‘I have made a place’ (continues until 19 September)
  • ‘Menagerie: Animals by Artists’, group exhibition (continues until 6 March 2022)

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Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh

  • ‘Royal Cork Yacht Club, Queenstown/Cobh, 1854-1966’ (27 August 2020 – 18 September)

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The Glucksman

‘Home: Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland’ (continues until 31 October)

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The Lavit Gallery

  • Katherine Boucher Bueg, ‘Still – Life’ (continues until 10 July)
  • ‘Lúnasa’, group show curated by Stephen O’ Connell in conjunction with Design and Craft Council of Ireland (5 – 28 Aug)

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Triskel Arts Centre

  • Amanda Rice, ‘Material and Immaterial Worlds (continues until 12 September)

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Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

  • ‘Standstill’ an exhibition of photography (continues until 10 July)
  • Kate McElroy Studio Exhibition (continues until 10 July)
  • Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Members and Friends Exhibition (continues until 15 July)
  • Stephen Brandes ‘La Place des Grands Abysses’ (24 July – 4 September)

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Munster

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

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Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon

  • ‘Abstract View’, group exhibition (continues until 17 July)

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EVA International

  • Phase II of the 39th EVA International, multiple venues (2 July – 22 August)

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Glór, Ennis

  • ‘Sinterella: an exploration of storytelling through material-based visual art’ (8 July – 22 August)

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Limerick City Gallery of Art

Maighread Tobin, ‘Common Thread’ (8 July – 5 September 2021)

Thomas Brezing & Vera Klute, ‘The loneliness of Being German’ (8 July – 12 September)

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Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford

  • ‘Light and Language’ (continues until 10 October)
  • Alicia Reyes McNamara, curated by Berlin Opticians (10 July – 22 August)
  • St Carthage Hall: Kaye Donachie (28 August – 31 October)
  • A Space for Lismore 2020/21: Dervla Baker ‘The Lismore Photo Project’

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South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel

  • Rachel Rothwell, ‘Green Streets’ (3 – 11 July)
  • Sean Taylor, ‘Clonmel Community Manifesto’ (3 – 11 July)
  • Claire Murphy, ‘Here Is Where I Am’ (3 July – 28 August)

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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

  • ‘Sky Fold’, a project by architects Emmett Scanlon, Jeffrey Bolhuis and Laurence Lord (AP+E) (continues until 30 September)
  • Deirdre O’Mahony and VISUAL, ‘Sustainment Experiments: The Plot’ (continues until 30 September 2023)
  • Kari Robertson, ‘Wet Signal Voice Garden’ (continues until 12 September)
  • ‘CAre B0t’, written and designed by Caroline Sinders, programmed by Alex Fefegha of Comuzi (continues until 31 December)

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Wexford Arts Centre

  • ‘Ochre’, a two-person exhibition by Ciara Roche and Emma Roche (continues until 7 August)
  • ‘The Age of Reason/Unreason (Part 3)’, group exhibition by Na Cailleacha, curated by Catherine Marshall (16 August – 6 October)

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Northern Ireland

Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards

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ArtisAnn Gallery

  • Neil Shawcross RHA RUA (July and August)

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Belfast Exposed

  • Gallery 1: Marcel Rickli, ‘Aeon’ (continues until 17 July)
  • Gallery 2: ‘A Lightness of Touch’, MFA Photography Graduates (continues until 17 July)
  • Gallery 3: Yan Wang Preston (continues until 17 July)

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Catalyst Arts

  • ‘And, if we observe the present’, Belfast Photo Festival (continues until 10 July)
  • Publication launch, SAM’S EDEN, 1 July
  • ‘Concealed in half-light’ (5 August – 2 September)

catalystarts.org.uk

CCA Derry~Londonderry

  • ‘Irish Modernisms’ (continues until 18 September)
  • Project Space: ‘ART NIGHT’, films by Alberta Whittle (6 – 17 July)

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Craft NI Gallery

  • August Craft Month 2021

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Engine Room Gallery

  • Jack Pakenham ‘A Broken Sky Re-visited’ (528 August)
  • ‘Evidence of Making’ (528 August)
  • ‘Gallery Artists’ (528 August)

engineroomgallerybelfast.com

FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge

  • ‘Sculptors at Work: Photographs by Anne-Katrin Purkiss’ (continues until Autumn 2021)

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Fenderesky Gallery

  • Paddy McCann, ‘Friary – New Paintings’ (continues until 31 July)

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Golden Thread Gallery

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MAC Belfast

  • Sunken Gallery: Jaap Pieters: The eye of Amsterdam (continues until 8 August)
  • Tall Gallery: Maya Balcioglu (continues until 8 August)
  • Upper Gallery: Ambera Wellman: UnTurning (continues until 8 August)

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Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh

  • Sebastian K Akehurst ‘Outskirts of the Toybox’ (continues until 17 July)

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Naughton Gallery

  • ‘Sorry, Neither’ (continues until 11 July)
  • Zanele Muholi ‘SOMNYAMA NGONYAMA’ (continues until 8 August)
  • ‘VAMOS NIPPON!’, fourth annual sports exhibition (20 July – 5 September)
  • Supporting programme: ‘Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow’, via the Naughton Gallery’s social media channels.

naughtongallery.org

 North Down Museum

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R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

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Ulster Museum

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University of Atypical

  • David Vintiner & Gem Fletcher, ‘I Want to Believe’ (continues until 8 July)

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Void Gallery, Derry

  • Elizabeth Price, ‘CHOREOGRAPH’ (continues until 21 August)

derryvoid.com