From politically-fuelled embroidery to Courtney Love’s kebab-fuelled adventures, check out our October highlights.
After making a splash with their inaugural showcase and Crayola-chic dressing last April, this all-female art collective are returning to A4 Sounds for a long weekend of multi-disciplinary works (painting, photography and illustration play central roles). Catch their opening night on Friday 19th, with a smattering of guest artists showcasing alongside this ‘avant-garde quartet’.
Until 22nd October – @lit_ladies_dublin
Following from a successful first outing at last year’s Culture Night, Above the Fold are primed for their annual pressure-test of creative skill-sets. Ten round of questions have been carefully curated across the realms of visual art, fashion, film, photography and all manner of design – throw in the surrounds of Lucky’s on Meath Street, and you have a pub quiz taken to unprecedented heights. 30th October, €40 per table, four to a table – www.atftalks.com / @atftalks
Fusing the classical and the contemporary through deeply stirring subject matters, Ursula Burke lays societal insecurities bare in this RHA showcase. Harnessing her principal mediums of porcelain, embroidery and drawing, a multi-dimensional tapestry is woven of ascending global tensions, sparring politicians and interplay with traditionally antique tropes. Until 21st October – www.rhagallery.ie
These Fade Street merchants are unwavering champions of idiosyncratic talent, spotlighting artistic neophytes and creative veterans with equal aplomb. Among vibrant new releases from Pilpeled and Sorcha O’Higgins, this month marks photographer BP Fallon’s solo-exhibition debut, The Camera and I; capturing some visually-arresting scenes like “Courtney Love’s adventure in a London kebab shop”. That’s begging to be hung on your breakfast-room wall. www.hensteethprints.com / @hensteethstore
With two Turner Prize nods under his belt – and a permanent presence in leading modern-art museums across the globe – Sean Scully has bought his signature stripes to the Kerlin Gallery. An emotive exploration of gestural abstraction, seven paintings have been plucked from his acclaimed Landline series; their brooding hues melding land, sea and sky. Until 17th November, Dame Lane – www.kerlingallery.com / @kerlingallery
Words: Amelia O’Mahony-Brady