News Archive 2007-2015

Borderland

July 5 – July 30 Borderland was a cross-border participatory public art project that explored the cultural and social complexities of the Donegal/Derry Border by reflecting on the memories, lived experiences and current realities of communities living in an evolving post-conflict society.The exhibition consisted of photographs and film created by…...

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Millar-World

July 3 – September 25 Screenwriter & Film Maker Mark Millar (X Men) joined forces with the RCC to curate a major series of exhibitions examining contemporary graphic works & films. From Joss Whedon (Sugar Shock), My Chemical Romance’s front man Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy), Mike Mignola (Hell Boy)…...

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Seminal Sixties – Richard Hamilton

July 5 – September 25 British artist Richard Hamilton (1922) is one of the most important figures in post-war art.A founding member of the Pop art movement in the 1950s, his practice encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, collage and installation.The exhibition showcased some of his seminal works from 1960–1970, presented…...

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ID – Imaging Donegal

July 5 – July 30 Over the previous year, the RCC had commissioned local, national and international artists to document particular aspects of the county. Each one was invited to produce a thematic series of images in one of Donegal’s five County Council electoral areas – Richard Wayman (UK) in…...

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Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art

February 2 – March 20 ‘Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art’, surveyed the extensive terrain of art made in Ireland during the first decade of this millennium. This exhibition selected some of the most exciting contemporary master-works of the Noughties, including seminal works by leading Irish artists including Tom…...

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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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