There are some interesting and thought provoking exhibitions taking place in various galleries and museums around Ireland at the moment. Perfect to while away a few hours. We’ve put together a few here to inspire you. But be sure to check InspireMe.ie to find out what’s happening near you. And best of all, the exhibitions listed below are free. Here’s our pick of what’s on….
Hunt museum, Limerick until May 20th
Fashion meets art in Limerick. This exhibition of the works of Sybil Connolly highlights some of the designers most iconic pieces and designs. Find out more here.
South Tipperary Art Centre, Clonmel until June 16th
Celebrate the the spirit of 1968 with this thought- provoking exhibition. On display are limited edition prints by Robert Ballagh. In addition, you can see ‘VIVA CHE 1968!’, the original red and black Che Guevara poster reproduced exactly from the original artwork. This was first shown in the ‘Viva Che’ exhibition in London in May 1968. There’s even a protest wall for a bit of self-expression. Find out more here.
The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely until May 25th
IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH features the work of three artists. The exhibition explores how, in different ways, they address our relationship with a constantly changing environment. New and existing work reflects on the role of art and ecological practices in highlighting historical and contemporary complexities of land use. Find out more here.
The Model, Sligo until July 1st
FUTURE PERFECT is a collection of Contemporary Art from Germany. The collection includes films, photographs, sculptures, objects, painting, and collages by sixteen artists who look at visions of the future and speculations on the course of history. Find out more here
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny until June 23rd
Damien McGinley’s solo exhibition explores the dialogue between humans and the persistent urban realism that envelops them. This is a fantastic opportunity to see his work displayed in his native Donegal. Find out more here.
Garter Lane, Waterford until June 23rd
Beyond Belonging’ explores three artists adoption of intuitive and automatic approaches to drawing and the illusive figures which emerge during their working processes. Andrew Kenny, Judy O’ Sullivan and Rory van Dokkum each have a distinctive style and a different story to tell. Find out more here.
Solstice Art Centre, Navan until June 22nd
Industry is an exhibition that brings together a group of artists whose practices relate – either thematically, or in terms of the processes and materials that they use – to industries traditionally associated with County Meath. Farming, horse breeding, the manufacture of furniture and carpeting, engineering, food production, mining and tourism are all represented in the show. Find out more here.
Finally, all of these events are correct at the time of publishing. However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel. We have lots of more on InspireMe.ie. Sign up here and save your favorites.