Dublin Gallery Weekend is on this weekend – programme details…

Posted 9 months ago in Arts and Culture, Event Preview, Festival


Dublin Gallery Weekend is on this weekend with a plethora of talks and exhibitions to enjoy. Entry to all is free but do book your place in advance via caga.ie/dublingalleryweekend

As always, there’s nearly always a space to be found for you if you really want to catch something.

Events | Friday 10th November

4.00pm Panel talk with artists from the exhibition ‘A HOLY SHOW’ @ Hillsboro Fine Art

Cecilia Bullo, Miracles, 2018

4.30pm In Conversation: Richard Gorman & Catherine O’Riordan @ SO Fine Art Editions

5.00pm In Conversation: Callum Innes & Fiona Bradley, Director of Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh @ Kerlin Gallery

Callum Innes

5.30pm Artist talk with John Doherty @ Taylor Galleries

John Doherty, Connollys of Main Street, Skibbereen

6.00pm Launch of exhibition by Laurence Riddel @ Oliver Sears Gallery

6.30pm Launch of exhibition by David Fox @ Olivier Cornet Gallery

David Fox, Ulster Says Yeoo, 2023

6.30pm In Conversation: Scott Lyall and Totally Dublin’s art critic Tom Lordan @ Green on Red Gallery

 Scott Lyall

6–8pm Late opening of all galleries – drinks receptions, all welcome


Events | Saturday 11th November

11.00am Guided Tour: Meet the Gallerist

Meet outside Hilsboro Fine Art
Visiting: Hilsboro Fine Art – John Daly; Olivier Cornet Gallery – Olivier Cornet; Green On Red Gallery – Jerome O’Drisceoil

11.30am Guided Tour of Four Galleries

Meet outside Oliver Sears Gallery, 33 Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Visiting: Oliver Sears Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Solomon Fine Art, Kevin Kavanagh

11.30am Visual Thinking Strategies Tour of 2 Galleries for Families

Meet at SO Fine Art Editions
Visiting: SO Fine Art Editions, Solomon Fine Art

12.00pm In Conversation: Richard Proffitt and John O’Donoghue @ Kevin Kavanagh

1.00pm In Conversation: Professor Yvonne Scott & Gabhann Dunne @ Molesworth Gallery

1.00pm Demonstration: Japanese Woodblock Printing @ SO Fine Art Editions

Talks on Collecting | Saturday 11th November, 2–5pm

Curated and moderated by Sean Rainbird

Venue: The Auditorium at ‘Making It Work’, Magennis Court, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 FK76
Free entry


2.20 – 2.45pm

Opening remarks/introduction by Sean Rainbird

Sean Rainbird is a Historian and Museum Director, having held roles as Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (2012–2022); Senior Curator at Tate and Director of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. He has edited and written several major publications on the work of artists Max Beckman, Joseph Beuys and Sean Scully.

Keynote speech by Dr. Clare McAndrew

Dr. Clare McAndrew is the founder of Arts Economics, a Dublin-based research and consulting firm, established in 2005, that works with international art fairs, dealers, trade associations, auction houses, and national and transnational public institutions. She has published widely on the economics of the art market, including her book entitled Fine Art and High Finance, published by Wiley Press. She also produced an annual macro-economic report on the global art market for The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) from 2005 to 2015. Since 2016, this annual global research on the art market has been produced for Art Basel and UBS. The Art Market, An Art Basel & UBS Report is the industry’s benchmark report on all of the major trends in the global market for art and antiques.

Panel discussion: Corporate and state collections

Speakers: John Daly (Hillsboro Fine Art), Christina Kennedy (Head of Collections, IMMA), Christine O’Donovan (Mason Hayes and Curran), Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh (Artist)


Coffee break

Panel discussion: Private collections

Speakers: Diana Copperwhite (Artist), Michael Corrigan, Danielle Ryan, Oliver Sears (Gallerist)

Diana Copperwhite

Q&A / Closing remarks

2.45 – 3.30pm

3.30 – 3.45pm 3.45 – 4.00pm 4.00 – 4.45pm

4.45 – 5.00pm

The Contemporary Art Gallery Association aims to encourage and develop a greater culture of collecting contemporary art in Ireland. This talks programme has been developed to allow us to place a spotlight onto ideas of collecting, encourage discourse and discussion on the subject and uncover insights into the motivations and mindsets of our top collectors of contemporary art.


Events | Sunday 12th November

12–2pm Sunday Social Club: brunch, bubbles and a curated playlist in the gallery

Kerlin Gallery

1–2pm Elsa Quartet musical performance featuring Áine Gallagher, Eibhlín Ni Chathasaigh, Lioba Petrie and Suzanne Anglim @ SO Fine Art Editions

1–3pm Art and Food for thought – free lunchtime buffet and discussion on the current exhibition of work by David Fox @ Olivier Cornet Gallery

2.00pm In Conversation: Eilis O’Connell RHA & Dr Riann Coulter, Director of FE McWilliam Gallery @ Solomon Fine Art

2.00pm Guided Bike Tour of Dublin Galleries

Meet at Green On Red Gallery
Visiting: Green On Red Gallery, Oliver Sears Gallery, Kevin Kavanagh

3.00pm Guided Walking Tour of Three Dublin Galleries

Meet at Kerlin Gallery
Visiting: Kerlin Gallery, Molesworth Gallery, Taylor Galleries

4.00pm Visual Thinking Strategies Tour of 2 Galleries for Families

Meet at Molesworth Gallery at 4pm Visiting: Molesworth Gallery, Kerlin Gallery



Open all weekend

Free entry
Friday, 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 6pm


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