LCGA Exhibitions

The artist’s studio is thought of as a mythical place where creativity is inspired, closeted from the world. Behind Smoke and Mirrors presents an alternate view, allowing you direct insight into the spaces where art is made and to the processes artists employ. This laboratory project presents the studio as it is in real terms, an active space of ideas and experimentation. After the residency the artists will spill out encompassing the whole gallery presenting an extensive exhibition of their new work. We invite you come in, meet the artists and explore the studios!

Open Studio Residencies 15th June – 10th July
Exhibition 17th July – 30th August

Aideen BARRY

Aideen Barry Artist on Residency Picture ThumbnailArtist in Residence

Aideen Barry is a Visual Artist, working in the mediums of performance, film, musical composition, drawings and animation. She recently was awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Projects: New Work Award towards the creation of a new work filmed in Zero Gravity.

Bernardine CARROLL / Maggie SHIRLEY

Bernardine Carroll & Maggie Shirley, Artists on Residency, Picture thumbnailArtist in Residence

Bernardine Carroll and Canadian collaborator Maggie Shirley graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008.  Bernardine is currently perusing a Masters programme in Art in Public in University of Ulster, working within a relational sphere she has exhibited and initiated various projects throughout Ireland . Maggie returned to Canada and since then has worked on various projects and exhibitions including working with the Banff Centre.


Garvan Gallagher, Artist in Residence, Picture thumbnailArtist in Residence

Garvan was born in Donegal in 1974 and is currently an artist and photographer based in Dublin . He completed his BA in photography at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology in 2008. He recently held his first solo exhibition, Domestic Bodies, at the Screen Directors Guild, Dublin.


Carl Giffney, Artist On Residency. Thumbnail PictureArtist in Residence

Carl Giffney graduated from the National College of Art and Design Ireland in 2007. Since this time he has been involved in many diverse projects both nationally and internationally. Between exhibiting and travelling he holds a permanent studio at The Good Hatchery.


Emma Wade, Artist in Residency, Picture ThumbnailArtist in Residence

Emma Wade is a Wexford born visual artist based in Dublin. She works with installation, digital media, video, audio, photography and performance. Her work is often playful, largely interactive and audience focused.

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