Concerning The Other

Artists Panel Talk at Concerning The Other Exhibition @ 6.30pm on Friday 6th October

Last chance to get to see Concerning the Other exhibition with the Artist Panel Talk on Friday 6th October at 6.30pm at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street.

This panel discussion with the curators and some of the collaborating artists will explore various elements of the project – how the artists dealt with each other’s work, how they found the process of having their work altered, how the public engaged with the process week by week, how people responded to the final works, what effect (if any) the works had, and many more questions that have arisen since the beginning of the project.

It promises to be a very interesting evening as they will be talking about their experience during the project and answering any questions you might have. This free event will be chaired by Michael Coyne who is currently undertaking an MA in Visual and Critical Studies with the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT.

Concerning the Other a collaborative art project which involved ten contemporary artists working together on one hundred pieces of art, to promote diversity and concern for minorities in these days of mounting racism and intolerance.

The Artists:   Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, 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

Concerning the Other:

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Culture Night at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Friday 22nd September until 11pm

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As part of the 2017 edition of Culture Night this coming Friday (22 September), the Olivier Cornet Gallery would like to invite you to come and experience
‘Concerning the Other’. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 11pm
Concerning the Other’ is a collaborative project/exhibition curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Lochlainn. It brings together 10 contemporary artists to work over each other’s artworks. The idea: in these days of conflict, growing racism and intolerance, artists can lead the way in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and refugees. Artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra. Visitors will be able to see the prints resulting from this collaboration and meet some of the artists.
A joining-the-dots session with one of the Concerning the Other images pared down by one of the artists. You’ll be sitting around our humongous Georgian table in the Blue Room above the gallery (once the living room of the Lord Norbury). Surrounded by an impromptu exhibition* curated by the gallery’s interns, you will be able to indulge in a bit of colouring or even drawing. You can then confront your masterpiece with the original image somewhere in the gallery… Suitable for children if accompanied by an adult. 4pm to 7pm.
*The exhibition in that room will include paintings of fireplaces and domestic objects, very relevant if you missed our show ‘Silent Stories’ at the Belltable Limerick earlier this year…
(Please note that during the performance the public won’t be able to browse through the exhibition)
More about Pearse and the band Nocturnes:
Gallery artist Kelly Ratchford who will open her studio (3rd floor) for the night.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street(beside Belvedere College off Parnell Square), Dublin 1

Concerning The Other Exhibition – Opening this Sunday 3pm-5pm at Olivier Cornet Gallery

After 9 months working on the Concerning the Other project  with Olivier Cornet and Eoin Mac Lochlainn an exhibition is born!

We are delighted that Patrick Murphy, Director of the RHA will officially open the exhibition this Sunday 10th September from 3-5pm at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.




Concerning The Other – Opening at Olivier Cornet Gallery – Sunday 10th September at 3pm

Concerning The Other – Project Launch – 22nd May 2017



The concept for this curatorial project is that in these days of uncertainty, conflict, mounting racism and intolerance, artists can take a lead in promoting diversity and showing concern for minorities and for refugees from areas of conflict. The curators believe that a collaborative project where artists must respond to and take account of each other’s work is particularly relevant at this time.

Ten selected artists have been invited to develop an initial image which will then be emailed on to the next artist in the group. The second artist will respond to it by working over it or manipulating it in some way and then emailing it on to the third artist who will also respond to it and pass it on. The process will continue until each of the ten artists have worked on each of the ten images.

This will be a very creative and engaging experience for the artists involved, each gaining a lot from encountering and engaging with the varied working methods and creative processes of the other artists. The outcome will be 100 collaborative artworks, each piece constituting a new artwork at each stage. High quality prints of the final 10 artworks will be printed as well as a selected number of ‘in-between’ prints. This selection will be exhibited in a curated exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery in September 2017.

Each artist has also been asked to exhibit an individual artwork for the exhibition – either a newly developed piece or an existing work, in any medium, responding to the theme of Concerning the Other or in response to their collaboration in the project.

Crowd funding is also a part of the project, an element which is there to primarily raise awareness for the project as opposed to raising a large amount of finance. The main costs of the project will be the printing of the final artworks for exhibition.

We chose, an Irish online organisation, and the project launched there on Tuesday, 9th May. Here is the link :

Have a look at the awards. It would be wonderful if you could join us in this project by pledging your support for the work of 10 artists. You’ll also get a real insight into the creation of the collaborative works.

The curators plan to tour this exhibition to other venues in Ireland and internationally.

Invited Artists participating in this project: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.


Above: Initial Images from Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra