Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to bring you First Thursdays Dublin On the First Thursday of every

month a selection of gallery & creative spaces are opening their doors after hours offering you an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6–8pm

5 APRIL, 6 – 8pm
For more information visit templebar.ie 1 2 Blue Leaf Gallery Whitaker Court, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, D.2 Cow’s Lane Designer Studio West Essex Street Old City Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Debbie Paul Studio and Gallery Contemporary Jewellery ] sculpture 1 Cows Lane, Old City, Dublin 8 designist 68 South Great Georges Street Dublin 2 Douglas Hyde Gallery Trinity College Dublin D. 2 Somewhere Else by Susan Block. Mixed Media on paper. www.blueleafgallery.com Cow's Lane Designer Studio is a treasure trove of handmade Irish art and design. This creative space is run by a group of independent artists who make by hand ceramics, furniture, jewellery and clothing design. www.cowslanedesignerstudio.ie Debbie Paul invites you to her combined gallery and studio space, here you can gain an insight into Paul's work, her aesthetic, and her making process, furthering your understanding of Irish Contemporary Jewellery. www.debbiepaul.com designist open until 8:30pm on FTD, 5 April. A design store specialising in affordable, clever and creative design by Irish and international designers. See unique stock from innovative furniture design to gifts and lighting. www.designist.ie Open until 7pm, Gallery 1: Last – An exhibition of twenty recent works by Irish or Irish-based artists. Gallery 2: The Paradise [30] by Stephen McKenna. The works in this exhibition were chosen by McKenna, one of Ireland’s most distinguished painters. www.douglashydegallery.com Exchange Dublin is pleased to present two exhibitions: Textural Prints and Watercolours by Lynne Mulville http://www.facebook.com/LynnesART and Miniatures by Alessandro, including miniature sculptures of restaurants and various buildings including an exquisite miniature version of Exchange Dublin! www.exchangedublin.ie THREAD – Special private view on FTD @ 6:30pm. Featuring the work of Linda Brownlee, Rich Gilligan, Sean Jackson, Liam Murphy, Andrew Nuding, Johnny Savage, Gerry Balfe Smith. A collaboration between the Gallery of Photography and THREAD magazine to present the first ever exhibition devoted to fashion photography. www.galleryofphotography.ie |threadfashionmagazine.tumblr.com Ultra Vires - Joe Ryan & New Works - Tracy Sweeney. Opening on FTD, 5 April. Joe Ryan’s work is inspired by the theories of Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon and Michel Foucault’s institutions and heterotopias. Tracy Sweeney’s work stems from days and months of traversing the city of Stockholm. www.graphicstudiodublin.com Jam Art Factory, gallery and design shop on Patrick Street has a new range of work from the ever technical art of Paddy Duffy, the quirky illustration of Sarah Cunningham and the nostalgic tshirt designs of Mysterious Man. Check them out here https://www.facebook.com/jamartfactory From this Position by Hugh Delap. Hugh Delap will be in conversation with Robert Armstrong, Head of Painting at NCAD for FTD, 5 April from 18:00. www.monstertruck.ie

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Exchange Dublin | Fish-Bowl Gallery, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, D.2

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Gallery of Photography Meeting House Square Temple Bar, D.2

8 Graphic Studio Gallery Through the Arch, Off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 9 Jam Art Factory 64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8

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Monster Truck Gallery & Studios 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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National Gallery of Ireland Clare Street Entrance Dublin 2

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NGG - No Grants Gallery The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Masterpieces of the Collection. Free Entry (Rooms 2-10). ART STUDIES LECTURE: Cabinets of Curiosities: National Museums, Lecturer: Dr Marie Bourke, NGI (Tickets €8.50, Gallery Shop) GUIDED TOUR OF THE COLLECTION: Especially for the Blind/Visually Impaired (prebooking essential, contact education@ngi.ie) www.ngi.ie Brillo - A solo show by Ken Lambert of more than fifty selected drawings, animations and sculptures. This exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events including talks, music & film screening. www.Kenlambert.com | www.templebar.ie Thursday April 5th is the last opportunity to view the 'Convergence' group show. Visitors will also get a sneak preview of the next show: 'Placescapes’ featuring work by Seán Mulcahy which will be open to the public from April 13 to April 30. www.oliviercornetgallery.com | info@oliviercornetgallery.com Thurs 05.04.12 12:00-20:00 | Last chance to catch EDIBLE at Science Gallery! Since opening in Feb., EDIBLE has been exploring the future of food in an exhibition that features local and international exhibits alongside a kitchen in the gallery. For the final day of the show, Science Gallery will revisit the best of EDIBLE Feeding Times. Check out www.sciencegallery.com/edible for more details. The Exile's Return - an exhibition of paintings and prints by Kevin McSherry. This exhibition deals with the artist's recurrent theme of cultural disconnection. He relates his narrative-laden paintings, sometimes with humour, other times more darkly, but all his works play with the viewer’s imagination and wit. www.thecopperhousegallery.com Under the Cover of Trees - an exhibition by Geraldine O’Reilly. This exhibition, in natural form, mirrors the mathematical grids of Systemic Art. This exhibition shows the beginning of a journey for Geraldine O’ Reilly in her engagement with the subject of woodlands and surrounds. www.thedoorwaygallery.com Peter Knuttle | Recent Watercolours and Prints. www.thegreengallery.ie Human Nature, paintings by Micheál Rowsome. Micheál's work focuses on the use of colour and light and movement. Themes of love, truth, nature, and energy run through most of his creations. He's drawn to bring a certain sense of flow and life to an image thus reflecting the energy that flows through all of life. www.facebook.com/TheIcon-Factory Other-stuff by Catherine Delaney. Catherine Delaney's other-stuff consists of a make-shift recycling centre housing within the gallery where other people's stuff is everywhere strewn about the gallery to be plied, picked over, abandoned or reused. www.thelab.ie

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Olivier Cornet Gallery The Wooden Building Exchange Street Upper, Old City, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin Pearse Street The Naughton Institute The Copper House Gallery Synge Street Dublin 8

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The Doorway Gallery 24 South Frederick Street Dublin 2

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The Green Gallery St Stephen’s Green Centre, D.1 The Icon Factory Aston Place Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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The LAB Foley Street Dublin 1

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First Thursdays Dublin