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Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby, UK

28 March – 30 May 2020





Chiesa Rupestre San’Antonio Abate, Matera, Italy

10 – 31 Jan, 2020











Paul Kane Gallery Pop-Up

The Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

2 – 12 October 2019





Senso del Luogo

Casa Cava, Matera, Italy

23 September – 2 October, 2019





Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co Armagh

5 – 24 September, 2019






Paul Kane Gallery Pop Up 2018farfromhome_sml

The Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

8 – 16 December, 2018






Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

8 December, 2017 – 21 January, 2018


The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin
2 – 19 November, 2017



Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2017
Dept. Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Killarney
22 September – 13 October, 2017



The Paul Kane Gallery at The Irish Architectural Archive 
Merrion Sq, Dublin
Fri 9, Mon 12 – Fri 16 December, 2016


Including works by: Veronica Bolay R.H.A., Mary Clancy, Aidan Crotty, Megan Eustace, Mary A. Fitzgerald,

Ita Freeney, Niall Kerrigan, Roisín McGuigan, Deirdre O’Brien, Marc Reilly, Zita Reihill, Almha Roche, Wesley Triggs and Hazel Walker.


Unearthing Place II
Upstairs Gallery, Craftmakers, Ashe St, Tralee
13 October – 26 November, 2016

An exhibition of new paintings that evoke territories and places which are unknown yet familiar. Drawing from the boundaries of landscape and referencing topographic representations, the work encourages the


viewer to personalise these places through a fundamental instinct to recognise and belong.



Unearthing Place
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry
4 – 31 August 2016

This exhibition will also be on show in the


Upstairs Gallery at Craftmakers on Ashe Street Tralee, Co. Kerry from 13th October – 26th November 2016.


Pop Down II
Group Show at The Paul Kane Gallery
Basement Gallery Rooms, RIAI, 8 Merrion Square
Private View 6 – 8 pm Thursday, 10th December 20i5

Opens Friday 11th December, noon – 6pm


Burren Shore - McGuigan30 Years, Artists, Places
Opens 7th December 2015
Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare

30 Years, Artists, Places is a group exhibition of work in a range of media by leading Irish artists drawn from the collections of Local Authorities throughout Ireland. It is organised by the Arts Officers Association to mark their 30th anniversary. The exhibition will tell many stories in many layers, but curatorially the threads of place, home and people prevails. Accompanying the exhibition is a substantial education programme developed by Lynn McGrane and a catalogue with a Foreword by President Micheal D Higgins.30 Years, Artists, Places is supported by an Arts Council Touring Award.

Touring to Ballina Art Centre (Mayo), Regional Cultural Centre (Donegal), Johnston Library (Cavan), Draoícht (Fingal), Droichead (Louth), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Dunamaise Arts Centre (Laois), Model Niland (Sligo).

Robert Ballagh, Jenny Brady, Cleary Connolly, Sean Cotter, Cora Cummins, Micky Donnelly, Lisa Fingleton, John Kindness, Frances Leach, Vanessa Lopez, Sean Lynch, Alice Maher, Julie Merriman, Roisín McGuigan, Nora McGuinness, Theo McNabb, Sean McSweeney, Tadgh McSweeney, Constance Short, Gary Robinson, John Shinnors, David Stevenson, Patrick Stevenson, Linda Shevlin, Jan Voster


Hand Painted Transparencies, 2015Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

18th September – 16th October 2015
Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Killarney

A curated exhibition highlighting the best in contemporary visual arts practice by artists working across County Kerry.


Group Show at The Paul Kane Gallery
Basement Gallery Rooms, RIAI, 8 Merrion Square
Opens Friday 12th December, noon – 6pm

Private View 6-8pm, Thurs 11th December

untitled, oil on canvas, 60'' x 60'', 2014

The Middle of Everywhere 

July 18 – August 8, 2014
The Gallery, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

The Burren College of Art will celebrate its 20th anniversary in July 2014 with an alumni exhibition entitled The Middle of Everywhere.
Selected artists’ works explore the relationship of place to space, especially in the unique location of BCA. Place can be defined as an open articulation of connections, a site in the flow of human relations that can offer a space for culture and society to generate itself.


Earth, oil on opal perspex, 2012The Absence of Realism
April  16 – May 4 , 2013
The Lavit Gallery, Cork

The Absence of Realism focuses on artists working in the vein suggested by the title. The exhibition features the paintings of Ellen Barrett, Alan Boardman, Tom Climent, Sam Curtin, Michael Gemmell, Carol Hodder, Roisin McGuigan, Jacqueline O’Driscoll, Charlo Quain, Wesley Triggs and Sabine Weissbach .
The works in this exhibition may all have an absence of realistic description but “there is a sense we are looking at something which is familiar” which is what Wesley Triggs says about his own work but which could also apply to much of the other work in this show which creates expression through abstract means.


Burren, oil on tracing paper, 30'' x 40'', 2009Synthetic Earth
Works on Perspex and Transparent Paper: 2009 – 2012
June 14 – July 21 2012, Ivy Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry

The paintings in this exhibition are distilled from and on-going series of work exploring the landscape, a traditional subject, on non-traditional painting grounds – Perspex and semi-transparent papers.

Roving Project in conjunction with Line of Sight presents
Feast and Famine
an exhibition of photography, painting, and sculptures
December 2011, Ellicott City

Studies for Heaven & Earth #6

Chris Attenborough (Baltimore)
Erin Treacy (New York)
Mike Vance (Massachusetts)
Ryan Walker (Maine)
Roisín McGuigan (Ireland)
Sean Naftel (New York)

Midnight Madness
Friday, December 2, 6-12 pm    

Saturday, December 3, 6-9 pm

Historic Howard House
8202 Main Street
(intersection of Old Columbia Pike and Main Street)
Ellicott City, Md 21043

www.rovingproject.com  www.line-of-sight.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Erin Treacy, etreacy26@yahoo.com


Work to feature in Government Art Exhibition 

Washed Away, purchased by the Dept of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland in 2010 will be included in a touring exhibition featuring artwork from collections of both the Dept of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland and the OPW. ‘Titles’ will launch in Belfast this September and travelling to venues in Armagh, Dublin and Mayo from October to December.


Forty Shades of Sky

1 – 16 Sept, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry Co. Down

An exhibition of work by Roisín McGuigan will open on Thursday 1st September at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry. Although originally from the area, this will be the first exhibition of her work in Northern Ireland.

The exhibition contains work from the Sky Series, which looks at the visible boundary of our landscape with the focus on what happens above, rather than below it. In this fresh interpretation of the landscape genre the image has become universal not specific; these horizons and skies without their supporting landscapes can belong to anyone, anywhere. The existence of boundaries is undeniable, we are all familiar with them either personal or imposed, everyone has a boundary they either need or need to cross. In these paintings the sky evokes a range of feelings such as angst, torment, peace, freedom, while the blank horizon allows the viewer room to interpret it from their own personal perspective and context.
For information contact the Arts Centre on 02830 313180.

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