GSA Graduate Exhibition 2018
to Jun 2

GSA Graduate Exhibition 2018

Showcasing over 70 Gorey School of Art graduates, this exhibition has become one of the highlights of the year. With over 400 people attending the opening it's always a great celebration and feast for the creative souls.

Opening: 7pm June 1st 2018

Opening times:

  • Exhibition runs from June 1st to 3rd inclusive
  • June 1st, 7pm - 9pm
  • June 2nd, 12noon - 4pm
  • June 3rd, 12noon - 4pm


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Peripheries 2018 : DESTROY ALL HEROES
to Aug 26

Peripheries 2018 : DESTROY ALL HEROES

Our 8th Peripheries exhibition will be the highlight our annual exhibition programme. 

DESTROY ALL HEROES is a group exhibition presenting artworks that explore the grey matter of thinking and feeling through the medium of drawing and text. Presenting four artists – Laura Fitzgerald, Joy Gerrard, David Godbold and William Murray – the exhibition begins where most superheroes begin, with the ZINE, defined as a cheaply-made, cheaply-priced publication, often in black and white, but brimming with the personalities and passions of its creators. 

The series of zines DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1976-1979) by American “part-time punk band, part-time art collective” (Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, Niagara and Jim Shaw) is an influence that runs throughout the exhibition and its component parts, even in name. But as a mark of respect for subcultural tenets we have inverted Mike Kelley et al’s influence to put the head of the HERO on the chopping block instead of the MONSTER. 

From the outset the production of a ZINE made of Real white paper and Real black ink has been a Real desire, especially with Laura, Joy, David, and William in mind. We felt the DIY ZINE represented a kind of internalised and intimate propaganda for those caught on the edges of the socio-political-economic-cultural swell. We asked the question: Does the internalisation of something like propaganda, something that is meant for the poster/pulpit/throne for politician/priest/king have a different nature, a different purpose in the hands of the artist? 

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to Jan 3


peripheriesOPEN is a new open submission opportunity for artists in Ireland. The exhibition will run for one month from early December 2017 to early January 2018 in our newly refurbished gallery space at Gorey School of Art. This year's selection panel is Paul Carter, James Merrigan and Emma Roche.

Opening: 7pm December 1st 2017

Selected artists include:

Elizabeth Archbold
Chloe Austin
Orla Bates
Tinka Bechert
David Begley
Kian Benson
Ciaran Bowen
Joanne Boyle
Michael Byrne
Louisa Casas
Serena Caulfield
Karen Donnellan
Julia Dubsky
Noelle Gallagher
Helena Gorey
Elaine Grainger
Sean Guinan

Opening times:

  • Exhibition runs from December 1st to January 3rd inclusive
  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on December 25th, 26th and January 1st

Austin Hearne
Denis Kelly
Laura Kelly
Ali Kemal Ali
James Kirwan
Amelia McNamara
Jules Michael
Clodia Morris
Frances O’Dwyer
Brendan O’Neill
Martin Redmond
Ciara Roche
Clare Scott
Lucy Sheridan
Phillip Shiels
David Smith

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