Illuminating Art & Ideas

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

Niamh O’Malley ‘Views’

Curated by Aoife Tunney Niamh O’Malley uses video, drawing, painting and sculpture, to examine ways in which we try to access the world through images. Her works often act as … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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