Illuminating Art & Ideas

Kevin Kirwan – Deeps Removed

DEEPS REMOVED  The word ‘remains’ can be traced back to the Latin word remanēr, which is the equivalent of ‘to stay’. Remains could be described as ‘the parts left over … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marie Farrington – These Circular Ruins

Marie Farrington’s sculptures trace the intimate intersections between history, knowledge and the act of making through an exploration of the subtle forces and entropies contained within spaces and materials. These … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dragana Jurisic – ‘YU: The Lost Country’

‘YU: The Lost Country’ – Dragana Jurisic 1st-19th February In ‘YU; The Lost Country’, photographer Dragana Jurisic uses Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon as a guidebook, taking her … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behind the Tendrils

Behind the Tendrils is a series of three exhibitions curated by Aoife Tunney for Illuminations. Dragana Jurisic, YU.  1st February-19th February. Marie Farrington, These Circular Ruins.   22nd February-11th March. Kevin … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skawennati, TimeTraveller™

Skawennati is a Mohawk artist, writer, and curator, based in Concordia University, Montreal, whose projects have included CyberPowWow (, a virtual gallery and chat space, and Imagining Indians in the … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

David Monahan ‘On Leaving’

David Monahan’s On Leaving is at Illuminations from 20 October-13 November 2015. On Leaving charts the phenomenon of emigration in post-crash Ireland through a series of night-time portraits of emigrants and … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Clare Langan

Clare Langan’s work is sublime, ethereal and intensely imagined. Whether focusing intently on one small natural phenomenon or replicating the evolutionary time of landscapes, Langan’s work enters the points at … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

New for Autumn 2015

Clare Langan – River and Waterfall: 5 October-16 October Clare Langan unveils two pieces of work commissioned for the new Eolas Building, Maynooth University, which officially opens on 5th October. … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kildare Artist Notebook Project

New at Illuminations, the Kildare Artist Notebook Project. The Kildare Artist Notebook project was established by Kildare County Council Arts Service in 2011. Artists in all genres and at all stages … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment


Have look at the title screen for our current exhibition ‘Midlands’, Martin Cregg’s photography of developed and recession in the Irish midlands. Title screen by Aiden Grenelle.

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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