New Work Selected for Cairde Visual 2019- Opening at The Model Sligo, 6th July 2019

Seed Vault, Oil on Gesso on Board, 37cm X 57cm, 2019

Delighted that my new work Seed Vault has been selected for Cairde Visual as part of Cairde Festival opening at The Model, Sligo

Opening reception Saturday, 6 July, 6-8pm. Opening remarks by artist Nick Miller.

The Model presents Cairde Visual, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s sixth annual open submission exhibition. Building on two years of successful partnership with The Model, this dynamic and colourful show features work from both Irish and international artists across a broad range of media.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm & Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm


Varnishing Day at 189th RHA Annual Exhibition

Very busy day at Varnishing Day at the 189th RHA Annual Exhibition! Delighted to see my two new Raft paintings glowing on the main stairway and featured in the catalogue. Raft V and Raft VI were also purchased on the day!

189th RHA Annual Exhibition opens at Royal Hibernian Academy from Tuesday 21st May and continues to Saturday 10th August.

RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2



New Paintings selected for 189th RHA Annual Exhibition – Varnishing Day 19th May













189th RHA Annual Exhibition – Varnishing Day 19th May 2019

Delighted to have two new paintings – Raft V and Raft VI accepted into the 189th RHA Annual Exhibition!

Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art, the RHA Annual Exhibition, returns for its 189th year! Open to the public, with free admission, from Monday 21 May the Annual Exhibition attracts a large audience with over 51,000 visitors during 2018 viewing works by 416 artists working in paint, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and architecture. A high point of Ireland’s cultural calendar, this exhibition has proven to be a great opportunity for both first time and experienced buyers alike.

21 May 2019 – 10 Aug 2019

Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Concerning The Other at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk – Opening 2nd March at 2pm

Currently touring exhibition Concerning the Other,is a collaborative art project which brings together ten artists to create a hundred collaborative artworks.

The concept for this project is that in these days of uncertainty, mounting racism and intolerance, artists can take a lead in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and for refugees from areas of conflict. Ten selected artists responded to and took account of each other’s work in a collaborative process which took place over ten weeks in 2017.

The collaborative nature of this project is particularly relevant in these turbulent times and it resulted in surprising and engaging artworks.

The Artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley R.H.A, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.

The Curators: Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Curator and participating artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn commented ‘with Concerning the Other, we were trying to promote compassion, diversity and concern for minorities in these days of mounting racism and intolerance. We wanted to do something to try and bring healing to the situation.’

Director of An Táin Arts Centre, Paul Hayes, says,“I saw this exhibition in Dublin at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in 2017 and was very impressed by the collaborative nature of the work and the themes it explores”

Preview reception takes place on Saturday 2nd March at 2pm and all are welcome. Booking is not required. For more information contact An Táin Arts Centre, Crowe Street, Dundalk or Tel: An Táin Arts Centre, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Box Office: 042 9332332

Leinster Printmaking Studio’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Leinster Printmaking Studio’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk continues until 16th February. Delighted that my print – Raft 1, Drypoint, Edition 1/10, 2018 was selected for this touring exhibition.

An edition of this print was acquired for the OPW State Collection at the Leinster Printmakers 20th Anniversary exhibition at Kilcock Art Gallery in December.

Leinster Printmaking Studio

An Táin Arts Centre

Claire Halpin, Raft I, Drypoint, Edition 10. 2018

Somewhere between perception and reality – Exhibition Opening at Olivier Cornet Gallery – 9th December at 3pm

Somewhere between perception and reality

An exhibition first presented at VUE 2018, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair ( RHA, Dublin)

Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1  (beside Belvedere College)

Exhibition Opening Sunday 9 December 2018 – 3pm

Afghan Tour, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2016






The show features work by gallery artists


The exhibition also features works by our AGA members, namely

‘Somewhere between perception and reality’ is an exploration of the world of appearances, of surface scratching and the way we have to read between the lines -or images and layers- to get to the core of things.


Sometimes we have to look within to understand what’s without, but are we really looking? In the current climate of fake news, half-truths, rushed verdicts and online knee-jerk reactions, maybe art can help us navigate the tortuous roads of reality by asking us to look again and again, to consider how others perceive our world. Then we might see theirs or at least find common ground…


Opening hours

Tue-Fri  11am-6pm (till 8pm Thu)  Sat-Sun  12-5pm

Monday closed, by appointment only.

This exhibition runs until 17 February 2019.

The gallery will be closed from Sunday, 23rd December 2018 to Friday, 4th January 2019. Our show will resume on Saturday, 5th January 2019.

image: Claire Halpin, ‘Afghan Tour’, oil on canvas, diptych, 60x150cm


Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square), Dublin 1

Opening hours:
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays), Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm, Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)
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Raft I Print at Leinster Print Studio 20 year exhibition at Kilcock Art Gallery

The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare was formed 20 years ago.

This Major Touring Exhibition starts in Kilcock Art Gallery from 17 Nov – 8th Dec 2018

Then on to An Táin Gallery Drogheda from 9th Jan – 16th Feb 2019, Wicklow, Waterford, Dublin and Galway venues to follow.

54 Original Prints. Artist include: Margaret Becker, Amelia Peart, Alice Beresford, Pamela de Brí, Claire Halpin, Val Hennigan, Michele Sweetman and many more.

Invited artists: Lars Nyberg, James McCreary, Alice Hanratty, Constance Short, Geraldine O’Reilly, Brian Lalor, Brian Barry and many others. All 54 artworks similar sizes and prices 200 unframed and 275 framed.