Helen Mac Mahon – New Living Art V, IMOCA


Helen Mac Mahon will be taking part in IMOCA’s 5th New Living Art exhibition, NLA V, which will be held in the Steambox Galleries on School Lane. The show opens Friday 12th September and will run until the 12th of October.

More information here – http://the.imoca.ie


-BATTERY+, Foundation14


Ormond Studios graduate award winner Avril Carroon and Ormond member Helen Mac Mahon will be exhibiting work in  -BATTERY+ as part of Foundation14 in Tullamore,  Offaly from the 15th to the 28th of September.

“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” – Sol LeWitt

For more information about Foundation14 and the events being held as part of the festival check out its webpage and facebook page –



James Ó hAodha – Foaming at the Mouth 4


Ormond’s James Ó HAodha will be taking part in ‘Foaming at the Mouth 4’ in the Stag’s Head on Wednesday 3rd of September.Its the final event of this visual art spoken word series, curated by Tracy Hanna and Emer Lynch, so don’t miss it! Speakers include

Isabel Nolan
Fergal Gaynor
Eleanor Flegg
Joseph Noonan Ganley
James Ó hAodha
Stéphane Hanly
Dennis McNulty
Garrett Phelan
Lee Welch

For more information, check out : fatm-dublin.tumblr.com or contact : emerlynch.tracyhanna@gmail.com

Graduate Residency Recipient 2014 Announced

9 avril corroon out the hole, around the tree and back in again

Ormond Studios is delighted to welcome our graduate award recipient Avril Corroon. She will have a studio space for six weeks and we are really excited to see what she will produce during this time!

If you would like to have a look at some of Avril’s work, here is a link to her website.


Ormond Studios and TBG&S present Kathryn Ashill


Image: Mother Time (2012) – Photo credit: Freya Dooley

Ormond Studios with TBG’s Studio 6 open programme are delighted to welcome Welsh artist Kathryn Ashill for a presentation of her recent work. Two short performances will frame this informal evening. The event will take place in Temple Bar Gallery and Studio’s Studio 6 on Wednesday 6th of August at 5pm. Everyone welcome!

Graduate Residency 2014


Ormond Studios is delighted to announce a residency opportunity for a 2014 graduate. The selected graduate will receive the use of a studio space from mid-August until the end of September with a solo exhibition at the end of the residency. In addition they will have peer support from studio members, access to a larger project space and use of studio equipment.

The residency will be awarded on the basis of applications to this open call. Submissions to include up to 10 images of work (jpeg or pdf), an artist statement, a project outline for the duration of the residency and a link to website/blog if the applicable.

Please submit your application by 5pm on Friday 25th of July to ormondartists@gmail.com Please write ‘Residency application’ in the subject line.


Ciara O’Hara – Summer Shows

June is set to be a very busy month for Ciara O’Hara who will be exhibiting work in three shows! Image ‘Parts’ Gallery 26 26 Dublin Street (formerly Hennessy Fine Foods) Carlow 07th – 15th June Opening Hours 11.00am-6.00pm Parts, an exhibition by Ciara O’Hara, Ruth Power and Adam Bohanna, is based on the premise that life depends on the interaction of parts for nature to flourish. This reflective study will allow us to consider not only the art in nature but also the nature of art. Image ‘A Natural Selection’ Touring exhibition RDS Member’s Library 11th June – 4th July Opening reception on Wednesday 11th June at 6.30pm. Entrance is free and open to the public. Image Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo 14th June – 29th August Opening reception on Saturday 14th June at 2pm. Visit her website for more information on the shows http://ciaraohara.com

Ciara O’Hara – PARTS

Ormond’s Ciara O’Hara will have a number of works in the group show ‘PARTS’ in Gallery 26 as part of the Carlow Arts Festival.
The opening reception will be on the 6th of June and the exhibition will run until the 15th.

Gallery 26
26 Dublin Street formerly Hennessy Fine Foods

Opening Hours 11.00am-6.00pm

Parts, an exhibition by Ciara OHara, Ruth Power and Adam Bohanna, is based on the premise that life depends on the interaction of parts for nature to flourish. This reflective study will allow us to consider not only the art in nature but also the nature of art.

Mary Jo Gilligan – ‘Fathom and Span’

Ormond member Mary Jo Gilligan will be exhibiting her new show ‘Fathom and Span‘ in the Broadcast Gallery in DIT, Portland Row from the 7th – 16th June 2014. The opening reception will be held on Thursday the 6th of June at 6:30pm. Its sure to be a fascinating event!

Fathom and Span
Exhibition by Mary-Jo Gilligan (IE)
Broadcast Gallery, DIT, Portland Row, Dublin 1
7th – 16th June 2014, opening reception 6th June at 6:30pm

Public, private and directed gestures collectively form this curatorial project by Emer Lynch – recipient of the Broadcast Gallery Emerging Curator Award 2014.

Interested in editing the traditional strands of exhibition-making (art and writing about art) at a distance from each other, Lynch co-mediated two stands of this curatorial project concurrently. Beginning with inviting Dublin based artist Mary-Jo Gilligan to intercede with Broadcast Gallery site-specifically, Fathom and Span is a solo exhibition that crosses boundaries with theatrical experience – not as audience but in the role of players. Gilligan’s exhibition deals with the curatorial intention of the project: to consider the gallery’s withdrawal from its own architecture in anticipation of the institution’s move across the city. This very architecture is exploited in the work as a way to investigate how things and people are a unit of something else. The pre-constructed space is the subject, whilst scripted functions and roles bleed into the fabric of the room.

Lynch also worked in the capacity of collaborator with Berlin based artist Achim Lengerer to produce the publication Scriptings#38. These publications exist in response to, but outside of, Gilligan’s exhibition. In anticipation of the opening of Fathom and Span, Lengerer will perform Scriptings#38: Layout for Broadcast Gallery; a live performative lecture which will investigate the ways in which collected social spaces are negotiated in-between medias. This event will also feature a reading by artist Tracy Hanna (IE).

Further information:

Mary-Jo Gilligan is based in Ireland where she works as an artist independently and collaboratively. Her practice is typically site-specific and includes live events, public art, performance, exhibitions and curation. She has produced work with various commissioning bodies including RGKSKSRG, Portlaoise County Council, Out Of Site and Culturstruction, and has undertaken residencies with Roscommon County Council, ID11 Netherlands, The Performance Corporation, VOID, Fís and Greenstar. Founder of the architectural research body Dublin City Agency for the Sensory Investigation of Constructed Space, Gilligan has also co-curated site-specific projects with Parking Meter Arts and The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Gilligan was the recent recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from Kildare County Council (2013) and was awarded a Studio Residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2012/2013).