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Merlin James

In the Gallery

Merlin James is a painter of small pictures in the ‘easel’ tradition. He is very much aware of the history of the medium, and the weight of the past is evident in everything he paints: it is both burden and ballast in a world of postmodern relativity. But James doesn’t produce nostalgia or pastiche; nor does he opt for distance or irony. There is stubbornness in his approach to painting, and determination not to be daunted by the difficulties of engaging both with the past and the present.

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A collage image of a black person with glasses on the left wearing a button-up shirt looking down at the prism shaped object in their hands. There are beige squiggly lines this person. On the right there is a sculpture and a framed photograph. In the centre there is a tree in the background and a person with blonde hair wearing a grey furry coat.
Alice Rekab
FAMILY LINES PROJECT

FAMILY LINES is a multi-platform project by artist Alice Rekab in collaboration with Éireann and I: A community archive for Black migrants in Ireland, and with contributions from Holly Graham, Salma Ahmad Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES  explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There

From Here to There brings together artists David Lunney, Katie Watchorn and Áine McBride. Over six weeks, they will work onsite at The Douglas Hyde using the gallery as a studio; a space to think, build, experiment, and make new work. The project began on the 20th September with the artists’ arrival into the gallery, […]

Upcoming Exhibitions

Leslie Hewitt
The Artist's Eye

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Eric N. Mack

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