Illuminating Art & Ideas

Martina O’Brien

Quotidian 28th November – 29th January Quotidian is a seven-channel video installation by visual artist Martina O’Brien. This new series of work is developed through engagement with seven people based in … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Form Ever Follows Functions

  Ireland’s most innovative art and literature magazines, The Pickled Body and gorse, have joined forces to present a groundbreaking exhibition at Illuminations, the digital-visual exhibition space at NUI Maynooth. Form … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sam Keogh – Videos

For his show at Illuminations Gallery, Sam Keogh presents a selection of videos which have come out of his performances and installations to date. Each video is formally specific to … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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