Group Exhibitions

Work Showing in Dublin by Pat Byrne

I have 2 paintings on show in the Soul Noir Festival of the Dark Arts in Dublin this week. The Gothic and macabre themed festival is curated by friend and artist Sinéad Keogh and is running at the Chocolate Factory Arts Centre. It’s the second year of the festival being run, last year it was held in an old Georgian house in Dublin 1, I was delighted last year to receive The Best Emerging Artist Award during the 2017 festival.

 This years poster, designed by  Shota Kotake

This years poster, designed by Shota Kotake

I was up today to install the work and the exhibition looks great again this year and the space works really well too, there are a lot of artists working in different media so I have a link to the Soul Noir website here for more information and the festival Facebook page and Twitter can be found by clicking on each one.

  To the Unknown Spectator , one of the 2 oil paintings that I have in  Soul Noir

To the Unknown Spectator, one of the 2 oil paintings that I have in Soul Noir

The festival opens Wednesday October 31st at 6pm with live music by Midnight Chimes, and then there will be live performances by Fergus Byrne and Ricí Ní Chléirigh. Then on Thursday the space is open from 1pm and there’s a lecture by Ann Marie Curran/The Dead Authors and a live performance later by Aepril Schaile

Work Showing in Westport by Pat Byrne

Back in July I had 2 small paintings in a group exhibition called Island Life at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin. That exhibition is being taken over to Westport, Co. Mayo to go on show at Custom House Studios and Gallery and will be curated by Ingrid Lyons and Kevin Kavanagh.

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It opens on the 25th of October and runs until the 25th of November and contains work by 18 artists, 6 more than the show in Dublin:

Nevan Lahart, Aileen Murphy, Sonia Shiel, Kathy Tynan, Marcel Vidal, Joe Scullion, Stephanie Deady, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Stephen Loughman, Pat Byrne, Cecilia Danell, William O’Neill, Mark Swords, Julia Dubsky, Robert Armstrong, Dermot Seymour, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Salvatore of Lucan.

  Lower we Fell , Oil on Canvas, 2018. One of the 2 small paintings that I have in  Island Life

Lower we Fell, Oil on Canvas, 2018. One of the 2 small paintings that I have in Island Life