2009

Oatfield – Abigail O’Brien

November 14 – January 16 The Oatfield Sweet factory, like all chocolate factories, has all the hallmarks of a mythical place. A place were sweets are magically transformed from base ingredients into sumptuous treats. To mark the 80th Anniversary of the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny, Internationally renowned Irish Artist…...

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Fireworks With Soul – Pierre-Alian Hubert

Craftsman, performance artist of the sky and a dealer of dreams, Pierre-Alain Hubert, from Marseille, France, is considered to be one of the great Pyrotechnic artists of our time. For over 35 years he has enthralled audiences the world over from Athens to Zimbabwe, with his spectacular creations. In his…...

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Rockwell Kent – A Retrospective

November 1 – December 3 Once considered a perennial favourite in the halls of New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Rockwell Kent by choice and by chance has virtually vanished from the museum and gallery circuit. Few artists become legends in their own time and yet Rockwell Kent (1882…...

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11th Annual Suila Na nÓg

October 13 – October 31 The Donegal Art Teachers Association presents a wonderful exhibition showcasing the talent and creative energy of Junior Certificate students from across the county. The 2009 exhibition was officially launched by Sylvia Corcoran, Art Inspector, (Department of Education and Science)....

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Lovely Weather

September 2 – October 29 Lovely Weather was a major three year collaboration with Leonardo / OLATS: Arts & Science Foundation and examined artistic approaches to weather, climate and their modifications. Western societies have progressively dissolved their ancestral link to climate, a link that was critical: it was ultimately, the…...

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Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2009 – Taispeantás Seoid na nOileán (Islands Exhibition)

24 – 31 Deireadh Fómhair Chuir ealaíontóirí as oileáin bheaga Dhún na nGall taispeantás ar bun dar tideal ‘Seoid na nOileán’ le linn Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2009. Ghlac ealaíontóirí as Inis Fraoigh, Gabhla, Inis Bó Finne, Oileán Ruaidh agus Inis Mhic an Doirn páirt sa taispeantás seo. Artists from the…...

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Portrait Of 21st Century Pop Icons – Sir Peter Blake

July 9 – September 26 Peter Blake is one of the world’s most famous and respected Pop artists. He came to popular attention in 1962 with the Ken Russell film ‘Pop goes the Easel’ and is best know for his collages and long list of album covers for The Kinks,…...

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The Face Of God

July 2 – August 4 The Face of God compares the structures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (the three tribes of Abraham) and how they depict God through historical and contemporary art. This exhibition will reflect the current scholarship in the field and is curated by Dr. Pervaze Mohammed (Islam),…...

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Paul Rooney – Reflections in 4 Lights

June 4 – September 26 Award winning Donegal artist Paul Rooney has spent the last number of years documenting the physical and social changes in the fabric of the county. ‘Reflections in 4 Lights’ brought together selections of these works in a specially commissioned show....

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Modernism, Activism, Bauhaus – Constructive Tendencies in Hungary 1910–1930

June 4 – September 26 The years between 1910 and 1930, were a period of great accomplishment for Hungarian art. In post-Habsburg Hungary, modernist artists were involved in the creation of a brave new world, were everything was up for grabs. Society was being redefined and with that, the place…...

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