March 29, 2016 - Lismore Castle Arts - Exhibition programme 2016
March 29, 2016

Lismore Castle Arts

(1) Elizabeth Blackwell, A Curious Herbal, 1707–58. (2) Enrico David, 2016.*

Exhibition programme 2016

Lismore Castle Arts
Co Waterford

T +353 58 54061

Exhibition programme 2016

Lismore Castle Arts
Co Waterford

T +353 58 54061

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present the exhibition programme for 2016, which includes five exhibitions in the Castle Gallery and our project space, St Carthage Hall.

Lismore Castle Arts: Castle Gallery

A Weed is a Plant Out of Place
April 3–September 30
Anna Atkins, Harry Callahan, Pierpaolo Campanini, Mat Collishaw, Dorothy Cross, Latifa Echakhch, Susan Hartnett, Michael Landy, Mateo Lopez, Maria Sibylla Merian, Adrian Paci, Luisa Rabbia, Jeanne Silverthorne, Philip Taaffe, Emma Tennant, Michael John Whelan and Pae White

Curated by Allegra Pesenti

This exhibition explores the interpretation of weeds by contemporary artists within a socio-historical context. Elegant patterns of weeds and wildflowers in specimen books from the 19th century belong to the fascinating intersection between science and art. Examples of these collected specimens from the collections at Chatsworth House will accompany the works by contemporary artists, in an eclectic but focused survey and a carefully orchestrated installation.

Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall

Enrico David
April 2–July 3

This exhibition by Enrico David, introducing newly commissioned work for Lismore Castle Arts, is the artist’s first solo show in Ireland in over a decade. Enrico David's contemporary surrealism challenges our reliance on language and its attendant need for reasoned apprehension. David's practice deftly employs a range of materials and techniques—painting, sculpture and various other traditions of handicraft, always rooted in drawing—to make tangible a body in perpetual metamorphosis.

The Museum of August Destiny
July 8–September 4
Aideen Barry, Amanda Cooga, Mark Clare, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisic and Sarch Pierce

Curated by Emily-Mark Fitzgerald

This is a commissioned group exhibition curated by Dr. Emily Mark-FitzGerald (University College Dublin). Adopting the form of the idiosyncratic "personal" museum, six artists have been asked to respond to visionary ideals set out in the 1916 Proclamation, presenting individual meditations on the State and society’s realization of (or retreat from) the "august destiny" envisioned by the Rising’s leaders.

Oscar Wilde Temple
September 16–October 23
David McDermott and Peter McGough

Curated by Alison Gingeras

For their solo exhibition David McDermott and Peter McGough propose to construct a temple to the legendary Irish poet and author Oscar Wilde. This project draws upon specific layers of socio-political history relating both to the site in Ireland and the artistic practice of McDermott and McGough.  

Origins 2016
October 28–December 4

Origins is an annual exhibition selected by the curatorial team at Lismore Castle Arts from BA Fine Art degree shows in Ireland. Now in its fourth year, it has become known as a great way to spot the most interesting emerging artists. For the 2016, the format will change slightly with one person being selected and given a solo show, with commissioned new work.

For further information, or to request images, on Lismore Castle Arts exhibitions programme, please contact Paul McAree, Exhibitions Manager: gallery [​at​] or T +353 (0)58 54061.


About Lismore Castle Arts
Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 with the aim of presenting and promoting internationally significant contemporary art to audiences in Ireland and beyond. It hosts exhibitions of international significance alongside a series of smaller exhibitions, projects and events as well as a comprehensive education programme. Over the past decade the gallery has played host to the works of artists such as Matthew Barney, Carol Bove, Gerard Byrne, Gillian Carnegie, Hans Josephsohn, Sherrie Levine, Richard Long, Jason Rhoades, Wilhelm Sasnal and Ai Weiwei.

In 2011 St Carthage Hall, a former Victorian church hall, opened as a second exhibition venue for LCA, in the town of Lismore. To date, artists who have exhibited include Dorothy Cross, Camille Henrot, Eddie Peake, Roman Signer, TJ Wilcox and Corban Walker. 


*(1) Elizabeth Blackwell, A Curious Herbal, 1707–58. Volume 1: Poppy. © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. (2) Enrico David, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Michael Werner Gallery.

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