House Warming – a party – is an occasion to invite in friends and new neighbours and warm the house up, before settling in.
This inaugural exhibition for RUA RED, South Dublin's new arts centre, celebrates these spaces by bringing together eight artists whose practice demonstrates different approaches to art making – with many of the artists making new work or developing an existing work specially for this occasion.
The combination of artists working in different media, subject matter, scale and concepts marks a plurality of approaches that exploits the possibilities of these new gallery spaces.
These artists also epitomise the strength and vibrancy of visual arts in Ireland, now being recognised in international circles. We hope that the exhibition, like a good housewarming party, celebrates these gallery spaces as a new home for the arts in Dublin.
Jesse Jones, Liam O'Callaghan, Bea McMahon, Sean Lynch,
John Jones, Claire Langon, Beth O'Halloran & Vera Klute.
Curated by Cliodhna Shaffery and Ruiri O'Cuiv.
The Bell Tower (wood, bell & rope, 2009)
Untitled Building Series, No.16 (pencil on paper, 2009)