The autumn mid-term break is always a great time to take in some art exhibitions in the city. Here’s our roundup of some great Dublin exhibitions to catch before they close in the next few days.
Little Houses at National Museum of Ireland
As quarantine measures were imposed throughout 2020, schools closed and children were required to isolate and learn from home. At the same time, the team at the National Museum were putting their heads together, trying to figure out new strategies to engage with the public in spite of the fact that their doors were shut.
The result was a collaborative exhibition featuring artworks created by local children during Lockdown, encapsulating a record of their experiences of the pandemic and its impact on the community, and society. Catch it at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History before it closes on Monday Nov 6th.
Fancy a deeper dive online? Check our Artsdesk feature, Little Houses, Big Ideas here.
Person, Presence, Perception at Casino, Marino
The Casino is currently hosting a fascinating portrait exhibition entitled Person Presence Perception, featuring creations by forty artists examining how people are depicted in artworks, how we form impressions of others based on how they are depicted, and how we form our own relationship with the image and our understanding of it.
The exhibition includes photographs of pieces by Alice Maher, Charles Harper, David Quinn, Philip Flanagan, Vanessa Jones and Eva O’Donovan. Kick through the leaves and take in a guided tour of the Casino before it closes for its winter break on November 6th.
The exhibition runs at The Casino, Marino until November 6th.
Shelter at The National Gallery
A vibrant, thought-provoking show, Shelter is a group exhibition featuring work from the five members of the Shell/Ter Artist Collective (S/TAC) which is on display in the National Gallery until November 12. Artists include Sharon Murphy, Diana Copperwhite, Allyson Keehan, Niamh McGuinne and Geraldine O’Neill.
Recently, one member of the group, artist Sharon Murphy contributed an article to Totally Dublin for our In The Frame feature, describing her work Interval, which is part of the show. Interval forms part of a series that celebrates the transformations of the self and of the everyday that occur through the alchemy of light, space and the body on stage. Read the piece online here.
The exhibition runs at the National Gallery of Ireland until November 12th.