Exhibitions & Events

Past Exhibition: Zombie Carnival

July 15, 2011toJuly 26, 2011

Image Copyright: Andreas Gradin, Fotalia
Zombies will be here, there and everywhere walking the streets of Dublin on July 23rd. In collaboration with the Dublin Zombie Walk the Clyne Gallery will host an exhibition, (The Zombie Carnival) of portraits: paintings, drawings, and sculpture in the spirit of the walking dead procession. Profits will be donated th the Irish Cancer Society and RNLI as the chosen charities of the Dublin Zombie Walk 2011.

The exhibition opens on Friday 15th July and runs to 26th July. The Zombie Carnival party will take place in the Clyne Gallery on Thursday 21st July from 6pm to 10pm. €4 suggested donation. The party will have ghoulish gourmet delights, live (Dead?) music, presentation of prizes for best Zombie art work, and a wicked Dead-Man’s Punch to kick the life back into you. You can also have a Zombie makeover, or book to have your Zombie caricature done from a photograph. So bring a few x-tra Euro to join in the fun!

Full details on the Dublin Zombie Walk can be found here

Image copyright: Andreas Gradin, Fotalia

FILM NIGHT: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ ,special screenings of the black and white original movie.

To continue with the Zombie theme, Clyne Gallery will metamorphose into an intimate film theatre on Friday 22nd July @ 7.30pm and @ 9.30pm. to show the ‘Night of the Living Dead’ . The film will be introduced by novelist, playwright and script writer Paddy Kelly. Tickets ( €8 to include refreshments) from Clyne Gallery on a first come basis by email to info@clynegallery.com Tickets will need to be collected from the gallery on receipt of payment and a copy of the confirmation email.

Only 30 tickets are available for each screening so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: (please be prompt as no access will be allowed after the start)
Extra screenings may be arranged for Saturday evening to suit demand.


Special Events: Live Art @ Clyne Gallery

July 15, 2011toJuly 24, 2011

Clyne Gallery will invite artists to lead a series of LIVE ART sessions throughout the Made in Temple Bar festival. This will involve solo artists, collaborative creative duos and teams working in the gallery space and the gallery’s secret garden to provide entertainment and art at give-away prices.

The sessions will be diverse and offer opportunities to artists to avail of all media that art embraces. Visitor participation will be encouraged at special sessions.

Details as they develop will be posted here, keep checking in!

Some LIVE ART sessions have been confirmed These include:

Live Painting and Afternoon Jazz
On Saturday 16th July Japanese guitarist Hirokazu Niwa is accompanied by a saxophonist for an afternoon session of improvised jazz. The duet will perform some of their programme in the gallery secret garden so that passers by may enjoy the music too.

Artist Sarah Sheil (featured in the Zombie Carnival exhibition) will be in the gallery, painting live between 2pm and 6pm. Sarah will be creating small works all afternoon, which will also be for sale.

Gallery Talk
On Friday 22nd July @ 1pm the Clyne Gallery will be host to a talk by novelist,playwright and script writer Paddy Kelly. This is titled ‘The History of Zombies in Film’. 20 seats @ €6 are available to include light refreshments..Please book by email info@clynegallery.com

Paddy Kelly
Mr. Kelly, novelist and playwright, has to date directed two dozen professional theatrical productions, written half a dozen feature film scripts and is a regular contributor to various film industry publications.

He has just finished his third novel, The American Way, the second novel in his Building of Empire series, due out in September.

In the course of his career Paddy has also written a cookbook as well as writing and directing a cookery television programme.

Mr. Kelly, who attended undergraduate school in New York City and holds an M.Ed. from Boston has been writing and directing full time, for the last 12 years.

For further information: Google: writer paddy kelly.

Danilo and PJ
On Saturday 23rd July @2pm (free event) painter Danilo Quo Vadis and singer songwriter PJ Healy perform a visual and musical duet as Danilo creates visual masterpieces on interior doors whilst PJ charms him with his music. Please notify the gallery if you have a door you would like to commmission Danilo to paint. Images of Danilo’s work are included in the past exhibitions section below.

Pj is member of the band Lost at the Station, check out their music on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/lostatthestation


Past Exhibition: Summer Collective

July 4, 2011toJuly 13, 2011

To mark the national Year of Craft, the Clyne Gallery has invited several makers to showcase their work this July. A rich collection of ceramics, glass and wood are on show with exciting new paintings and drawings to create an interesting group show, showcasing creative talent from all over Ireland.

The Summer Collective is open late this Thursday, 7th July, as part of First Thursdays Dublin

Image credit: ‘Gangland Related 3′ by Derek Bermingham


Past Exhibition: Danilo Quo Vadis – “Anomalya II”

June 4, 2011toJune 18, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, 4th June 2pm to 4pm
Preview: Thursday, 2nd June 6pm to 8pm

“Anomalya II” runs 4th to 18th June

Italian born painter Danilo Quo Vadis has been interested in the underground creative scene since his teens. He paints on any material, depicting characters that ‘are left out of society’. He has instinctively developed his work on walls in abandoned and forgotten places, cinemas, clubs and squats from Krakow, Sarajevo, Lisbon and Berlin, preferring places where he has control over colours, music and space. He is a compulsive painter and has chosen to settle in Dublin,’ a place in which his characters, animals and views seem to find their colours, sustenance and smiles.

‘Anomalya’ is a momentary vision of estranged concepts, vivid sensations and soliloquy painted thoughts. This is atypical in the ‘street art scene’, devoid of icons and pop-up characters. It is a return to classical painting with an underground feeling.

The series of portraits painted on bread boards, are complex, severe and commanding and are the core of the show. The faces, proud of the wall surface, stare out into the show with an arrogance or fear. The images continue beyond the boundary of the board and wander freely over the walls. The paintings are segments of the greater whole; a small part of the bigger picture. Other works show Danilo Quo Vadis’ paint on found objects.


Past Exhibition: David Folan – Flight Test

May 19, 2011toMay 31, 2011

Clyne Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition featuring the work of Irish sculptor David Folan from the 19th to 31st May 2011. The exhibition, entitled Flight Test, includes a series of framed sculptures and installations dealing with ethics in contemporary society by exploring themes such as transience, the commodification of living creatures and complicity.

The focal piece in the exhibition consists of a series of resin cast life size quails suspended from the gallery ceiling. The accompanying installations also feature cast life forms. Clear glass bottles hover above a shelf displaying rat pups and words, which construct a poem by the artist when seen together. Another striking piece comprises dozens of white spoons projecting from the wall of the gallery, each of which holding a coloured cast chick. When experienced together the colours form an intended pattern.

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Past Exhibition: Garvan Gallagher – Wearing Purple

May 3, 2011toMay 14, 2011

Clyne Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of work entitled Wearing Purple, by artist Garvan Gallagher, as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival, a unique and groundbreaking Irish festival celebrating creativity in older age.

Artist’s Statement:

“This is a story about growing old. It is a story of a small village in Co. Donegal, in the North West of Ireland and of some of its inhabitants; the people photographed are adults from my childhood.

It is a story of their perfectly normal lives photographed in their normal homes. This project brought me back to the adults I knew as a child, who now happen to be in the social category of ‘senior citizens’. The subjects range from 65 to 98 years of age – the eldest in my hometown and include my secondary school principle, the lady who taught me the accordion, the postman who was simply called ‘John the Post’, my very first teacher and some neighbours that I have only recently come to know. Each subject stares into the camera under an artificial light holding the cable release that runs back to the camera, each in control of their own portrait.”

Full details on the Bealtaine Festival are available at: www.bealtaine.com


March 2011: Rotating Exhibition

March 1, 2011toApril 9, 2011

March sees the continuation of a rotating group show of Clyne Gallery artists. The exhibition is loaded with work from some of Ireland’s strongest creative talents – it is a distinctive fusion of applied art and fine art: an up to the minute cross-section of visual art being created in Ireland today. The exhibition is rotating so purchases can be taken away after purchase.

March opening hours:

Fridays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
First Thursdays (March 3rd): 1:00 pm to 8:00pm

Image Credit: Myra Jago


Christmas Exhibition 2010

December 1, 2010toDecember 23, 2010

The Gallery is a kaleidascope of colour and curiosities. It is filled with art works in various media from all over Ireland to entice the discerning gift hunter. Artists include Cormac Boydell, Anthony O’Brien, Alison Kay, David Earl, Derek Bermingham, Jenny Walsh, Tracy Sweeney, Patricio Cassanoni, Attracta Manson, Annika Berglund, Myra Jago, Daniel McKeon, Sarah McEvoy, Thomas Kay, Andrea Cashell, Judy Carroll Deely and many more.

Image Credit: Andrea Cashell


Winter Exhibition

November 8, 2010toNovember 30, 2010

Winter ExhibitionTemptation reigns! New artists show off bold new work in strong colours and sexy shapes. Ceramic forms by Alison Kay sit centre stage in the Gallery surrounded by paintings, prints, mixed media and David Fulan’s controversial and exquisitely executed mouse traps….ideal to add that je ne sais quoi to every interior. All art collectors and lovers and curious shoppers welcome.


Autumn Collective

September 1, 2010toOctober 30, 2010

Autumn Collective

Group exhibition featuring photography, glass, ceramics, bronze, oils, and acrylics.

The show includes accomplished sculptures by Annika Berglund, ceramics by Cormac Boydell, glass by Killian Schurmann and miniature landscapes by RDS award winner Ann Marie Webb. Patricio Cassinoni embarks on new work of photography with oils and Daniel McKeon’s new colours are so delicate. Sarah Manson’s prints captivate the innocent and photography by Frances Nolan, David Earl and Derek Bermingham add drama and mystery.

Image Credit: Annika Berglund


Culture Night 2010 – Friday 24th September

September 24, 2010
5:00 pmto11:00 pm

Culture Night - Clyne Gallery Number 33 on Map

On Friday 24th September we are staying open until 11pm as part of Dublin’s annual Culture Night, which is set to be the biggest to date.

We’re number 33 on the map and are part of the Temple Bar & North Liffey zone. If you’re in Temple Bar during the evening please call in! On show will be an exhibition of works in glass, ceramics, bronze, oils, acrylics and watercolours.

An initiative promoted by Temple Bar Cultural Trust, this year a record 132 cultural venues in Dublin will open their doors for Culture Night including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Light House Cinema, Freemasons’ Hall, National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, The Custom House, Quakers Meeting House, Irish Film Institute, National Leprechaun Museum, St Mary’s Abbey, not to mention the Clyne Gallery.

For full information on Culture Night, check out www.culturenight.ie, where you can explore the participating venues and download a copy of the brochure and map for the evening.


Debut: The Opening Exhibition

July 15, 2010toAugust 28, 2010

The Clyne Gallery will debut in July with the work of several contemporary artists, some of whom graduated in recent years, others are mid career and some are well seasoned and established professional artists. An eclectic and engaging mix of work will be shown in ‘Debut’ to offer an opportunity to view, enjoy and buy into ‘up to the minute’ Irish art.

An annual calendar of exhibitions will be established offering a series of continually changing and revolving exhibitions as well as feature exhibitions. Please watch this space for evolving information.

Image Credit: Frances Nolan