Gibbons & Nicholas


Ciara Gibbons
4 Greenview
Seabrook Manor, Portmarnock
D13 YC59 Dublin
Ireland
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ABOUT

  • Ciara Gibbons  
  • Natacha O' Brien  

Gibbons & Nicholas was founded in 2016 and is curated by Ciara Gibbons, former director of BlueLeaf Gallery. Gibbons & Nicholas works with established Irish galleries to present the best of contemporary Irish art to an international audience. This allows the artists to connect with international buyers, galleries and curators and promotes significant cross-cultural exchange.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Peter Burns  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Peter Burns - As it was, so shall it be

      As it was, so shall it be

    • Peter Burns - Forest of Blood

      Forest of Blood

    • Peter Burns - Faith & Death

      Faith & Death

    • Peter Burns - Joe

      Joe

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  • Mark Cullen  (+)

    Biography : Mark Cullen was born in Dublin in 1972. Cullen works with various media. He was artist in residence in the School of Physics, University College Dublin in 2013 – 2014 and exhibited Mandala: As within so without, in the O'Brien Science Centre, UCD in November 2014 – June 2015. He is the co-editor of Artist-Run Europe Practice/Projects/Spaces a substantial publication due to be published in June, 2016 on artist run practice throughout Europe. Recent group shows include: Welcome Disturbances, The Lab, Dublin, (cat), Cosmic Dust, Visual, Carlow, Lacuna 3, Taylor Galleries, Dublin and XL Group Exhibition, Dublin (cat) in 2014 Works include ARK, Dublin Contemporary, MAIM XI for Irish Museum Modern Art, Temporary Portable Reservoirs at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Siege House, London, Cosmic Annihilator, an installation at Pallas Heights and Open EV+A (curated by Dan Cameron) Limerick City Gallery. Works in 2010 – 2014 include MAD Art Fair Madrid, curated by Jim Ricks, Carpet, Difference Engine: Accumulator II, Oriel Myrrdin Gallery, Wales, Probe, Difference Engine: Accumulator, West Cork Arts Centre, Ark: I could sleep for a thousand years, Dublin Contemporary, Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space, Triskel, Cork, Temporary Portable Reservoirs, Dorm, Model, Sligo, and Difference Engine, Substation, CSV Cultural Centre, New York, Wexford Arts Centre, The Black Mariah, Cork & SOMA, Waterford. He has several works in the Collection of the Office of Public Works including Dunsink Observatory, and is also included in the Chamber of Commerce Collection in the City of Hefei, China. Since 2009 he is a member of Difference Engine - a self determined art group which instigates an evolving exhibition methodology, a model of self organisation, with artists Wendy Judge, Gillian Lawler & Jessica Foley, featuring Gordon Cheung, Paul Green and other collaborators. In 2005 he completed a Masters in Visual Arts Practices at DLIADT and was an award winner

    Detailed Description : Statement My work explores cosmology. I am particularly interested in how the western scientific paradigm comes to terms with its own uncertainty as it confronts the horizon of perception and thought that exists in complement to it in traditions outside the western canon and in dealing with its own consciousness.

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  • Gabhann Dunne  (+)

    Exhibition : Gabhann holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (DIT) and a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from the National College of Ireland Dublin. He is a former winner of the RDS Taylor Art Award and the Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was described by Cristín Leach - writing in The Sunday Times in May, 2015 - as ‘one of the best Irish painters of his generation’.

    Detailed Description : The work deals with the space within which rational language has failed and meaning is found in emotional contemplation. This is what Philip Guston described as ‘the third hand’. Positive psychology refers to it as autolectic flow where through the action of painting, the poles of reality and imagination can be reflected upon. And the metaphysical spectre of meaning overcome in an exchange for a movement away from limitations of human concerns towards a greater inhuman realm of existence that can be had in the observation of animals, environment and landscape. Placing ourselves not as separate to these but as participants and subjects of change. Informing the practice is a widespread of literature, social commentators and ecologists such as John Gray, Mark Rowlands and Emma Marris. Painting is not used analytically but to interrogate how different forms or techniques can be used with each other to create tension, power and the sacred. Beauty can be used as a substitute for a sense of rightness - an awkward stroke for the unknowable. A forest becomes soft almost edible or figures obscured behind a film of rich glazes. Imagery leaks from the canvas onto walls and floors, anchoring the work in the space of its showing, a loop of flowers, a small pillow to break the fall of a painted animal. While the subject of the work may seem overly dark and nihilistic there is humour here, compassion, apology and a desire to protect.

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  • Anita Groener  (+)

    Biography : Anita Groener is a Dutch born artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Her work, like her life, is grounded in a transcultural perspective. Notions of home and displacement within modern geopolitical realities drive the enquiry directed through drawing. Of particular interest is how this becomes manifest through temporality and in a relationship with place. Her practice comprises large scale installations, drawings and film that she exhibits internationally. Her most recent large-scale commission is at Facebook’s EMEA Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Exhibitions include Citizen at Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland; Poggiali & Forconi Gallery, Florence, Italy; Point B, Williamsburg NYC, US; Second Drawing festival and Amsterdam Drawing Art Fair with Witteveen Visual Arts Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands; I Am Always Touched By Your Presence Dear, Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin; Into Irish Drawing | Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France and Land at Rubicon Gallery Dublin as part of Dublin Contemporary programme. Groener’s work is included in the collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council Ireland, State Art Collection Ireland OPW, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Irish Contemporary Arts Society, AIB Bank, ABN-AMRO Bank, The National Drawing Archive and many private international collections. The artist is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation that recognises outstanding contributions to Irish culture.

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  • Marty Kelly  (+)

    Biography : Marty Kelly has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally since graduation from University of Ulster, Belfast in 2000. Past solo exhibitions include Whitespace, the Mordes Collection, Florida; BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin; Art London; Estudio Nomada, Barcelona and Townhouse Gallery, Belfast. Group Exhibitions include Gordon Gallery, Derry; J Cacciola Gallery, NYC; Art Toronto; Fabriktheatre Moabit, Berlin; “Wildly Different Things: New York and Dublin”, BlueLeaf Unlimited; Estudio Nomada, Barcelona; BlueLeaf Gallery, Dublin; Menier Gallery, London; 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, London; Art Miami; Art Chicago; Edinburgh Art Fair; The Glebe Gallery, Donegal; John Martin Gallery, London; Royal Dublin Society; Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast; Art Holland; IONTAS, Sligo Art Gallery; Beaux Arts, Bath, UK; London Art Fair; Townhouse Gallery, Belfast; Cavehill Gallery, Belfast; Woolff Gallery, London; Art Select, Dublin; Arts Society of Ulster, Queens University, Belfast; Steading Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Kelly’s work is part of collections including Department of Environment, Northern Ireland; Bank of Ireland, Dublin; Mandate Trade Union, Dublin; Collection of the Dept of Finance, Northern Ireland; Wedgewood Inc, Los Angeles and is held in private collections worldwide.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Marty Kelly - Elixir (the way of the tiny dog)

      Elixir (the way of the tiny dog)

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  • Sean Molloy  (+)

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    • Sean Molloy - Landscape with Cow

      Landscape with Cow

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  • Kevin Mooney  (+)

    Biography : Kevin Mooney is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Re-imagining Irish art history, an interest in Irish culture and folklore, and historical research into cultural migration- these are the key factors which inform his practice. His own family background of migration, and his early experiences as a UK born Irish person growing up in Ireland, have been crucial in developing his work. Through working on a long series of interrelated paintings over an extended period of time, the work evolves like a slowly unfolding folklore. The sources and motifs of his work continue to be adapted, developed and intertwined to create a rich and darkly humorous world of history, imagination and myth. Kevin graduated from the Masters in Fine Art, NCAD in 2012. Solo shows include Ormston House, Limerick, 2016 (forthcoming, part of the "Depot" series) “Wave”, Pallas Projects, Dublin 2014, “Dog Island Tales”, Talbot Gallery, Dublin 2014, Nag Gallery, Dublin 2010, “Timeline” Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, 2010 and “Facade”, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2009. Selected group exhibitions include "What Is and What Might Be", Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 2015, “Making Familiar”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2012, “Horizon Sprawl”, Ormston House, Limerick 2012, and “Video Killed the Radio Star”, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2010. He received a Visual Artists Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Thames and Hudson publication “100 Painters of Tomorrow”. In 2015 he was also shortlisted for Wexford Arts Centre's Emerging Artist Award.

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  • Janet Mullarney  (+)

    Biography : Born in Dublin, Ireland sculptor Janet Mullarney lives and works between Italy and Ireland. “Her sculptures are a little like Angela Carter’s novels, where the everyday and the ordinary can suddenly plummet into the surreal and the mythic. Tables and stairs, trolleys and mattresses are the props that carry extraordinary characters. Subjects mined from the natural world and anthropo-morphized to play out human joy and human tragedy.” Patrick T.Murphy. She has exhibited extensively in both Ireland and abroad and has held solo exhibitions at venues including Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the Royal Hibernian Academy; Crawford Municipal Gallery; Limerick City Gallery; Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca, Mexico; Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno; Group exhibitions include “Views from an Island” Irish Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing and Shanghai Art Museum; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Palazzo Mediceo di Seravezza, Italy. Mullarney’s sculpture is part of the collections of Arts Council, Irish Museum of Modern Art, (IMMA); Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; Limerick City Gallery of Art; Office of Public Work and Allied Irish Banks. Work in public workspaces that can be singled out would be Gröningen, Waagstraat Project, (architect Adolfo Natalini), Holland; Royal Victoria Hospitals, Belfast; St.Ultans, Cherry Orchard Primary School, (architects O’Donnell+Tuomey) ,Ballyfermot, Dublin. She has been awarded with the RUA Perpetual Silver Medal, Prize 2009; The RHA Sculpture Award 2008; Irish American Cultural Institute’s O’Malley Award 2005; The Pollock Krasner Award 1998. Dept.of Foreign Affairs 2008 Awards 2003/2001/2000/1991/1989. Janet Mullarney is a member of Aosdana (The Irish Arts Council established Aosdána in 1981 to honour artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland). She is represented by the T

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Other Represented Artists

  • Helen O'Leary

    Biography : O’Leary’s work draws on her Irish background and explores with deftness, rigor and craft, the idea of origin, of how everything we subsequently become has been framed by the visual, cultural, moral and emotional lines of definition that are drawn around our formative childhood worlds. Helen O’Leary is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is currently a Professor of Art at Penn State University. O’Leary has exhibited widely around the world: the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Ireland; the Coleman Burke Gallery in New York, the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; Stad an Zee Museum, Belgium; Glasgow Museum of Art, Scotland; and the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, India are among the many venues to have mounted solo exhibitions of her work. Her art has been honoured with two Pollock-Krasner awards and a Joan Mitchell Award for painting and sculpture. In 2010, Helen was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • David Quinn  (+)

    Biography : David Quinn lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Solo exhibitions include seam (2015), dunkelbunt (2014) and pewter (2012) in the Taylor Galleries, Dublin and d-esque (2012) in the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. Group shows include Éigse 30 year Retrospective (2013), Proper Nouns and Adjectives, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast and Marathon Irish, Dialogue, London (2012). He received the Tony O’Malley Studio Residency Award in 2015. Public collections include Bank of Ireland, Electric Ireland, OPW / State Art Collection, Eaton Corporation and the Morrison Hotel, Dublin. He is represented by the Taylor Galleries,Dublin

    Detailed Description : David Quinn sees painting as a type of silent poetry and his own small pieces as visual haikus. In spirit they are related to the intimism of Bonnard and Vuillard (an art described by André Gide as "speaking in a low tone, suitable to confidences") and the pure expressionism of the New York School of abstractionists. They are also partly inspired the patina of Dublin's inner-city, old paperback books, musical notation and the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi amongst other things.

  • O'Mullane Suzy

    Biography : Suzy O’ Mullane has been practicing and exhibiting consistently in Dublin, London, NY, Berlin and LA since 1996. She is former co-founder and director for 6 years of ArtTrail Cork, which ran from 1996 to 2012. Notably, her work has been presented at Art Miami from 2010 to 2013, Art Toronto from 2010 to 2012, and also Art Chicago, Art Wynwood and Art Palm Beach. She has held solo exhibitions at the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Triskel Arts Centre, Solstice Arts Centre, Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Blueleaf Gallery, and Origin Gallery. Her work is represented in many public and private collections in the US and Europe, including Crawford Municipal Gallery, TCD, UCC, and OPW. In 2016 and 2017 she has been invited to exhibit in Beijing, Shanghai and Melbourne. O’ Mullane’s work conceptualises emotional experience and memory through the mediums of painting, drawing, video, performance and writings. Each body of work relates to specific events centring around a particular identity, place, memory, personal connections. Formally, her paintings and drawings are executed in oil and charcoal on canvas or paper. Scale oscillates between very large (maximum 7ft x 10ft) and small/intimate. More recent video and performance work supports and intersects with the 2D work, and relies on written narrative and layers of associated imagery.

Elixir (the way of the tiny dog) - Marty Kelly

Marty Kelly Elixir (the way of the tiny dog)

mixed media on board, 91 x 121cm

As it was, so shall it be - Peter Burns

Peter Burns As it was, so shall it be

oil on canvas, 61 x 91 cm, 2016

Forest of Blood - Peter Burns

Peter Burns Forest of Blood

oil on canvas, 112 x 142 cm, 2016

Faith & Death - Peter Burns

Peter Burns Faith & Death

oil on canvas, 20 x 30 cm, 2016

Joe - Peter Burns

Peter Burns Joe

oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm, 2017

Landscape with Cow - Sean Molloy

Sean Molloy Landscape with Cow

Oil & enamel on canvas, 90 cm x 120 cm