2008

The Sweet Stuff

November 25 – January 16 The Sweet Stuff was a specially commissioned exhibition to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny. The show featured works by leading international artists including Sonja Alhauser, Marlyn Dintenfass, Becca Albee, Patrick Amiot and Oatfield’s photographer in residence Abigail O’ Brien.…...

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The New Leonardos

September 16 – November 14 As part of the LEONARDO/OLATS Art & Technology Foundation 40th Anniversary Celebrations, RCC will curate an exhibition of the key works of art/technology from the last 40 years. Including, Jeffrey Shaw’s Legible City; Tom Van Sant’s Desert Eye; Frank Malina’s Brainwaves and Nicolas Schoffer’s cybernetic…...

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Chilean Arpilleras

September 11 – October 11 Arpilleras are three-dimensional appliqué textiles of Chile, whereby rags were used to create images and then embroidered on large pieces of cloth. After the military coup in 1973, which introduced the Pinochet regime, the Association of Relatives of the Disappeared in Chile began to make…...

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James Dixon

July 10 – October 10 Works from Tory Island by one of Europe’s great primitive painters....

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The Táin – Louis Le Brocquy

July 10 – August 30 This exhibition displayed Louis le Brocquy’s inspired illustrations of Thomas Kinsella’s version of the ‘The Táin Bó Cuailnge’, the dramatic record of Ireland’s proto-historic past. This was a Collection of the Arts Council. A lithography display, it told the story of the war between Queen…...

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Le Mouvment 2008

July 8 – August 30 In 1955, Victor Vasarely and Denise René curated an exhibition entitled Le Mouvment at Galerie Denise René, Paris. The exhibition examined Kinetic Art with an overview of optical art. Alongside Vaserely, Calder and Duchamp exhibited Agam, Bury, Jacobsen, Soto and Tinguely. Our aim was to,…...

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Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997)

July 8 – August 30 The Regional Cultural Centre in association with the Vasarely Foundation and the Vasarely Museum in Pécs, Hungary, curated a retrospective of Victor Vasarely, focusing on the key aspects of his career as an artist. The exhibition had references to his place of birth in Pécs,…...

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James Fitzgerald (1899 to 1971)

May 20 – June 28 Major exhibition on the American artist James Fitzgerald. Focusing on his Donegal series of works (never exhibited before), in association with the Plattsburgh Museum, New York. James Fitzgerald was born in Milton, Massachusetts in 1899. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art from 1919…...

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Diane Arbus

April 29 – June 28 Exhibition of Diane Arbus, one of the most influential documentary photographers of the post-war era. Arbus’s substantial body of work has had a lasting impact on photography, and her legacy – though fuelled in part by controversy – remains strong ever since her death in…...

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Faoi Bhláth

April 8 – June 21 This exhibition by Jane Talbot was an exquisite photographic display of flowers and plants from the West of Ireland. From the buttercup to the bog cotton, ‘Faoi Bhláth’ was an in-depth celebration of our surrounding nature. Jane, a Donegal native and long-term Galway resident, is…...

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