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Redemption – The Architecture of Robin Walker

17.10.18-16.11.18 To coincide with the launch of Maynooth University’s new Strategic Plan, Illuminations revisits Robin Walker’s iconic Arts Building (1970-1977). Built on the North Campus as an educational hub, housing … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Portrait of a (Working) Mother

7 June-30 June 2018 Images: Marina Cavazza Words: Eglė Kačkutė Part of the “Motherhood, Mobility, Migration” Symposium held at Maynooth University on 14-15 June 2018, the exhibition Portrait of a (Working) … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Film-poems

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | Film-poems | 10 April-15 May 2018 Doireann Ní Ghríofa is one of the most original, exciting and brilliant voice in contemporary Irish poetry. Illuminations is delighted to showcase … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Susan MacWilliam – Observations and Communications

Susan MacWilliam | Observations and Communications Susan MacWilliam’s videos, photographic works, sculptures and installations investigate obscure and overlook histories; and reflect on the research, experimental apparatus, and personalities of those … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bos | Maria McKinney

Maria McKinney’s exhibition for Illuminations gallery considers a possible co-relation between two seemingly disparate subject areas – genetics and pagan ritual. In pre-Christian Europe, people annually performed customs in relation … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

David Beattie | the distance between things

  David Beattie | the distance between things | 16 October-17 November Assembled from a variety of everyday materials, David Beattie’s work attempts to provide a framework for assessing our … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Becks Butler | Pushing Boundaries

‘Pushing Boundaries’ is an ongoing project which celebrates the institutional and intellectual empowerment of women. In 1842, Anna Atkins, the first recorded female photographer, began her investigation of British algae … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sean Lynch ‘For the Birds, For the Birds’

Sean Lynch’s exhibition at the Illuminations gallery considers the medieval myth of Buile Suibhne, an ongoing topic in his investigations of how folklore and history can be liberally inherited and … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s film installations depict archetypal or generic locations that have been transformed into a dream-like theatricality. Whether a flooded library inhabited by birds of prey or a disused … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Aleana Egan

Illuminations is delighted to host a retrospective of the work of Aleana Egan. Aleana Egan’s art is predominantly intuitive and subjective; she uses simple materials, assembled or barely transformed, to … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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