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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

SOLSTICE GALLERY

Solstice Arts Centre has two gallery spaces and hosts an average of 2-3 exhibitions per season. These exhibitions display exceptional pieces from a range of international, national and local artists. 

Gallery Opening Times:

Level 3 Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm (The gallery closes for 30mins at lunchtime)

Foyer Gallery: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 4pm

 

CURRENT

 

 

SURVEYOR 2019

Open Exhibition

Opening: Saturday 9 November, 2.30pm

2020Solstice Arts Centre invites artists living in or from County Meath to submit works of all disciplines for inclusion in our eighth SURVEYOR open exhibition. SURVEYOR serves to support, value and encourage Meath artists in the development of their practices and creative careers. The exhibition presents an overview of contemporary visual arts practice throughout the county. This year will also see the continuation of the Solstice Visual Arts Award, with a new increased value of €2,000. This will be awarded to a work of distinction in any medium.

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UPCOMING

Faces in the Clouds: The Michael J. O Connor Collection

Thursday 16 – Friday 31 January

This collection belonged to the late Michael J. O Connor of Walterstown, Co. Meath. The paintings were collected during the 1980s and have never been exhibited. The collection comprises a folio of watercolours, oils and gouaches.

To mark the opening of this exhibition A Rich Inheritance will screen at Solstice Cinema on Thursday 16 January, 7:30pm.

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You Are Made of Stardust

George Bolster

Saturday 8 February - Friday 20 March

Solstice is delighted to present George Bolster, You Are Made of Stardust, an exhibition of new and recent work by New York-based Irish artist George Bolster. This exhibition features new works which will be exhibited for the first time as well as recent large scale works that were developed during his residency at the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) and subsequent research with the Kepler Mission scientists from NASA Ames in Northern California. Two important works in the exhibition are You Are Made of Stardust (2019) a suspended mobile that echoes a cosmic array appearing above the heads of the viewer, and Our Life Mirrored by Two Suns: Kepler 16b (2018), a panoramic tapestry in the form of a three-metre high enveloping circle.

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Overblown Flowers in Contemporary Art

Michael Canning, Anya Gallaccio, Ori Gersht, Michael Landy, Mairead O'hEocha, Alan Phelan, Kathy Prendergast, Marcel Vidal

Saturday 4 April – Friday 12 June

Overblown is a themed group exhibition which explores varied representations and meanings of flowers by a range of Irish and international contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the temporality and aesthetics of flowers, the genre of still-life and flower painting in the history of art, and its associated cultural narratives, and works inspired by nature. The exhibition includes established and younger generation artists who explore the meaning and language of flowers in their practice in intriguing and different ways. 

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