Pallas Projects/Studios with The Irish Georgian Society and Whyte’s present
Among the 90 artists contributing work are three former St. Michael’s pupils: Alan Phelan, Brian Duggan and Gavin Murphy.
The respected artist-run studios and gallery Pallas Projects/Studios is marking its milestone 20 year anniversary by staging a special fundraising auction of Irish contemporary art, with the support of the Irish Georgian Society and Whyte’s auctioneers. Taking place at the magnificent City Assembly House on South William Street on Thursday 15th September, the auction will feature Irish contemporary artists working in painting, print, photography and sculpture, with a number of international colleagues of the art space also contributing work.
The auction will include emerging artists and affordable works, as well as the work of several previous Irish representatives at the world’s biggest art event, the Venice Biennale. Internationally renowned artists include Eva Rothschild, Alice Maher, Atsushi Kaga, and Isabel Nolan, and Ireland most famous living artist, Sean Scully, considered to be one of the world’s leading abstract painters.
Auction date: Thursday 15th September 2016, 6–9 pm
Viewing days: Friday 9th – Wednesday 14th September, 12–6 pm (Closed Sunday)
Venue: Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2
Online Catalogue: here
Alan Phelan studied at Dublin City University and Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Exhibitions include 2016: The Hugh Lane Dublin City Gallery; 2015: Bonn Kunstmuseum; IMMA, Dublin; 2014: Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; Detroit Stockholm, Stockholm; Treignac Projet, France; 2013: Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; Bozar, Brussels; 2012: Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; 2011: Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki; Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco; 2010: Galería Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires; 2009: IMMA, Dublin and Chapter, Cardiff; 2007: Feinkost, Berlin; mother’s tankstation, Dublin; ŠKUC, Ljubljana; 2006: SKC Gallery, Belgrade; The Lab, Dublin; 2004: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work is included in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, The National Self-Portrait Collection, the Office of Public Works and several private collections.
Brian Duggan is an artist who lives and works in Dublin, and throughout 2016 will participate in the residency programme ‘Art and Science’ at University College Dublin (UCD), in the School of Physics. Selected solo exhibitions include: Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Crawford Gallery, Cork; ISCP International Studio Curatorial Programme, New York; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Limerick City Gallery of Art; Visual, Carlow, and Pallas Heights, Dublin. His work is in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. He is represented by balzer projects, Basel.
Gavin Murphy is a Dublin-based artist and curator with an interest in the research and documentation of cultural spaces and histories. He is the recipient of various Arts Council awards, residencies at Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; and is co-director/curator of Pallas Projects/Studios. Solo exhibitions include: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2014 & 2010; Royal Hibernian Academy, 2012; Oonagh Young Gallery, 2012. Group exhibitions include: Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art & Francis Bacon’s Studio, BOZAR, Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, 2013; 40/40/40, touring exhibition from the collection of the OPW: Madrid, Warsaw, Rome, 2013. His publication On Seeing Only Totally New Things, was published by RHA in 2013. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition for Temple Bar Gallery+Studios in 2017. His work is in the collection of the OPW, and The Hugh Lane.