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Niamh O'Malley

Niamh O’Malley’s art is in some respects connected to Irish landscape painting, and despite its phenomenological emphasis on processes of seeing, looking, and perceiving, it can be surprisingly Romantic. It would be a little far-fetched, but not entirely wrong, to suggest that at the core of her work there is a melancholic attraction to darkness, intimacy, and reflection, even though layering, enfoldment and fragmentation keep the excesses of Romanticism at bay.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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