Claire Halpin visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland

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Augmented Auguries by Claire Halpin opens at Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin, 8th Sept 2022

Fantastic opening night of Augmented Auguries at Olivier Cornet Gallery! Great crowd, great conversations, great response to the work and insightful and beautifully eloquent opening speech by Joy Gerrard. Augmented Auguries is accompanied by a text of conversations with Brenda Moore McCann.

The exhibition continues until 9th October 2022.

Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, D01 NV63, Ireland

info@oliviercornetgallery.com    087 288 7261 https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11am-6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays)
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon-5pm

Olivier Cornet Gallery presents – Augmented Auguries – solo exhibition by Claire Halpin – Opening 8th September @6.30pm

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is excited to present Augmented Auguries – Claire Halpin first exhibition at the gallery since the monumental Jigmap series of works was acquired and exhibited at IMMA in its museum wide exhibition The Narrow Gate of The Here and Now – Chapter Four: Protest and Conflict. This has significantly positioned Claire’s paintings in an international context of contemporary and historically acclaimed political artists looking at protest, conflict, contested histories and responding to the global issues of our times. It has also brought a wider audience nationally and internationally to her work and practice.

This timely exhibition – Augmented Auguries – brings together an ambitious body of Claire’s work developed over the last two years building on themes and concepts previously explored in her paintings. Responding to sites of conflict and contested histories internationally from the Pandemic, storming of the Capitol, to the war in Ukraine, now Claire turns her lens to national conflict and protest in Northern Ireland. The spectacle and theatrics of conflict and protest are documented and recorded through paint. The works attempt to navigate the complexity of the contemporary theatre of war and cultural wars as battlefields move to the battlespace of the online and livefeed of news, images and social media. All played out in the steady stream of content, real, fake and created by whom for whom and for what intent and future consequences in writing history.

The exhibition title – Augmented Auguries – links the livefeed of news and social media via satellite and drones to the ancient Roman practice of augury – the interpreting of omens from the observed behaviour of birds, and the sometimes fabricated auspices that could be used to pervert a political course of action.

With the recent paintings I have attempted to respond in a more immediate way through a loosening of the handling of the paint, allowing a movement and blurring on the gessoed surface – a slight shift from the heavily worked complex compositions of the Jigmap Series. Attempting to create a painting of a particular event, incident, atrocity – contesting history and recording future history. All to the backdrop of the canon of art history, the complex compositions and multiple narratives of Early Renaissance and Byzantine painting.

The exhibition is accompanied by a text of conversations between art historian Dr Brenda Moore-McCann and Claire Halpin in her studio.

The exhibition continues until 9th October 2022

Olivier Cornet Gallery

Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, D01 NV63, Ireland

info@oliviercornetgallery.com    087 288 7261

Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Friday: 11am-6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays)
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon-5pm

Augmented Auguries – Claire Halpin at Olivier Cornet Gallery/ 8th September – 9th October 2022

Claire Halpin: The Towers That Be, Belfast, Oil on Gesso, 30cm x 40cm, 2022

OLIVIER CORNET GALLERY

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

Augmented Auguries

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Claire Halpin.

8th September – 9th October 2022

Exhibition Opening by artist Joy Gerrard ARHA.

Thursday 8 September, 6.30pm.

Olivier Cornet Gallery is excited to present Claire Halpin’s first exhibition at the gallery since the monumental Jigmap series of works was acquired and exhibited at IMMA in its museum wide exhibition The Narrow Gate of The Here and Now – Chapter Four: Protest and Conflict. This has significantly positioned Claire’s paintings in an international context of contemporary and historically acclaimed political artists looking at protest looking at protest, conflict, contested histories and responding to the global issues of our times. And has brought a wider audience nationally and internationally to her work and practice.

This timely exhibition  – Augmented Auguries –  brings together an ambitious body of Claire’s work developed over the last two years building on themes and concepts previously explored in her paintings. Responding to sites of conflict and contested histories internationally from the Pandemic, storming of the Capitol, to the war in Ukraine, now Claire turns her lens to national conflict and protest in Northern Ireland. The spectacle and theatrics of conflict and protest are documented and recorded through paint. The works attempt to navigate the complexity of the contemporary theatre of war and cultural wars as battlefield moves to the battlespace of the online and live feed of news, images and social media. All played out in the steady stream of content, real, fake and created by whom for whom and for what intent and future consequences in writing history.

The exhibition title – Augmented Auguries – links the live feed of news and social media via satellite and drones to the ancient Roman practice of augury – the interpreting of omens from the observed behaviour of birds, and the sometimes fabricated auspices that could be used to pervert a political course of action.

With the recent paintings I have attempted to respond in a more immediate way through a loosening of the handling of the paint, allowing a movement and blurring on the gessoed surface – a slight shift from the heavily worked complex compositions of the Jigmap Series. Attempting to create a painting of a particular event, incident, atrocity – contesting history and recording future history. All to the backdrop of the canon of art history, the complex compositions and multiple narratives of Early Renaissance and Byzantine painting.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a text of conversations between art historian Dr Brenda Moore-McCann and Claire Halpin in her studio in Summer 2022.

https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/claire-halpin-augmented-auguries-solo-show-2022

Olivier Cornet Gallery

Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, D01 NV63, Ireland

info@oliviercornetgallery.com    087 288 7261

@olivier_cornet_gallery

Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Friday: 11am-6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays)
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon-5pm

New Work at Cairde Visual at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo – Opening 2nd July

Delighted to have new work Storm IV selected for Cairde Visual at Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. Part of Cairde Sligo Arts Festival.

Cairde Visual makes a welcome return this year in the brand new setting of Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. Now in its 7th edition, this dynamic and vibrant open exhibition will feature a range of work from both Irish and international artists across all media. Cairde Visual is an artist led initiative which has been founded and facilitated by Sligo based artists. The exhibition selected and beautifully curated by the exhibition team at Cairde – Lorna Watkins, Aidan Crotty, Marlin North, Heidi Wickham and Cormac O’Leary.

Lovely opening and great to meet with so many of the exhibiting artists at the opening after three year gap. Great work by Maree Hensey, Emma Stroude, Sheila Naughton, Brian McDonagh, Daniel Chester, Marlin North, Elizabeth Hogan, Gráinne Dowling, Maeve Brennan and many more.

Delighted that my work sold on the opening day!

Thanks all at Cairde and The Hamilton Gallery. Cairde Visual continues at The Hamilton Gallery until 31 July 2022.

Outrageous, Obscene and Offensive opens at Olivier Cornet Gallery

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present this Bloomsday 2022 group art exhibition on the theme of censorship. We are also delighted to announce that this show is part of the official Bloomsday Festival organised by the James Joyce Centre, Dublin. The exhibition will include work by Yanny Petters, Claire Halpin, Miriam McConnon, Kelly Ratchford and Susanne Wawra as well as Mary A. Fitzgerald, Aisling Conroy, David Fox, Nickie Hayden, Vicky Smith and Sheila Naughton. The artists have been invited to explore censorship in a wider context too, not just in literature but in other disciplines and fields, such as visual art and films.

Great exhibition opening of Obscene, Outrageous and Offensive at Olivier Cornet Gallery on 13th June. Really interesting work by all the artists on the theme of censorship and really well curated by Olivier bringing together the disparate works. Enlightening opening speech by Dr. Brenda Moore McCann, art historian and critic exploring the theme of censorship in its many forms and manifestations across society weaving together the personal, public and political and the historical.

Outrageous, Obscene and Offensive

at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College) until 31 July 2022

www.oliviercornetgallery.com

192nd RHA Annual Exhibition 2022

Varnishing Day at the 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition!

What a fantastic day we had! Very proud my brother Tom had a photographic work selected for this years exhibition. So we were very proud of ourselves. And what a great exhibition it is this year! Fantastic work and brilliantly curated by Abigail O’Brien, President of the RHA, Patrick Murphy, Director, and the Selection Committee and Exhibition Team. With 4038 artworks submitted and shortlisted 549 works to the 378 works selected from the open submission. Some feat! Some achievement! All showcased across all the galleries at the RHA. The exhibition continues until Sunday 24th July 2022.

192nd RHA Annual Exhibition

Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2

www.rhagallery.ie

Outrageous, Obscene and Offensive at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Opening 2pm Sunday 12th June

The Olivier Cornet Gallery would like to invite you to the opening of

‘Outrageous, Obscene and Offensive’

A group show on the theme of censorship, part of the Bloomsday Festival organised by the James Joyce Centre, Dublin,

featuring work by

Aisling Conroy, Mary A. Fitzgerald, David Fox, Claire Halpin, Nickie Hayden, Miriam McConnon, Sheila Naughton, Yanny Petters, Kelly Ratchford, Vicky Smith and Susanne Wawra

Sunday 12 June 2022 from 2pm to 5pm.
Dr Brenda Moore-McCann, art historian, critic and writer, will open the show at 3pm.

Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1

www.oliviercornetgallery.com

192nd RHA Annual Exhibition – Painting Selected

Mis En Abym (Rembrandt), Oil on Gesso, 28cm X 32cm 2021. Claire Halpin.

Delighted that my painting – Mis En Abym (Rembrandt) has been selected for the 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition. Varnishing Day is on Sunday 22nd May.

Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual attracts a large public and critical audience. With sales in excess of €600,000 in 2021, the Annual is a key event in the art calendar for both public and private buyers of all levels. Works selected through the open submission process make up approximately 60% of the exhibition with the rest of the artworks from Academicians and invited artists.

The 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition Viewing Room will be online here on the 23rd May, for all to view and purchase works.

Exhibition open to the public from Monday 23rd May until 24th July 2022.

Royal Academy of Arts
Gallagher Gallery
15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
D02 A213, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 661 2558
Email: info@rhagallery.ie

https://rhagallery.ie/

Claire Halpin- Coffee Conversation at Hugh Lane Gallery/ 11am Wednesday 4th May

Yeoman Yemen, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 60cm X 150cm, 2019 (IMMA COLLECTION)

Artist talk by Claire Halpin

I am delighted and honoured to be invited by the Hugh Lane Gallery to do an in-person artist talk for the Coffee Conversation at the Gallery on Wednesday 4 May at 11am when I will be discussing my art practice with reference to Untitled No. 7 by Agnes Martin in the Hugh Lane Gallery Collection.  This talk is followed by tea or coffee with the speaker to allow for further discussion.

Fee for talk €5, includes tea or coffee.  No booking required, although spaces are limited.

Image: Claire Halpin, Yeoman Yemen, oil on canvas, (2019)

https://hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3601-coffee-conversation-4-may-2022

www.hughlane.ie

DECK – A Collection of Found Playing Cards at The LAB Gallery, Dublin: Events and Workshops

DECK – A Collection of Found Playing Cards continues at The LAB Gallery until 23rd April 2022. Since the busy opening night the exhibition has received a great response with lots of intrigued viewers and visitors both inside and out. Lots of great conversations and snap chats. And some additional found cards added to the glass cube. Thanks Louis Haugh for the super photo documentation.

As part of the DECK engagement programme we have had a number of school visits and workshops with Central Model S.N.S and St.Mary’s N.S Fairview where we talked about the collection of found cards, played some Snap, Switch and Chase the Ace and designed our own playing cards. Thanks to Julia Moustachia for the photos.

Switch, Snap, Spit, Hold your Horses?
AN EVENING OF CARD GAMES AT THE LAB GALLERY

24 March 2022/ 7.00-9.00pm

Switch, Snap, Spit, hold your horses? What?? An evening of card games at The LAB where house rules are Claire’s rules. No money on the table. Just matchsticks and spot prizes! Put your name down to play a hand in the evening or come along to spectate and cheer along your favourite card player. So dust off the poker faces and the snappy fingers… and get ready to play some cards. Dressing as your favourite suit is optional!
We had a fantastic night for card night! Everyone joined in and had some very enjoyable games of cards….and winners tournaments in Snap, Switch and knockout game of Chase the Ace!
Thanks to all who joined us on the night!

Thanks to The LAB Gallery, Dublin City Arts Office, Sheena Barrett (Curator) and Julia Moustachia at Tandem Arts.