‘Displacement and Belonging’ – Home: Spring Open
Bernie Masterson, Jeanette Lowe, Olivia O’Dwyer, Roisín McGuigan, Lorraine Cleary, Vidya Vivek, Jackie Hudson Lalor, John Conway, Jo Killalae, Sorcha O’Brien, Gemma Crowe, Michael Croghan, Beata Daly, Mary Fahy, Sylvia Hill, Edel Hogan, Seiko Hayase, Lauren Kelly, Cara Donaghey, Daithi Magner, Myfanwy Frost-Jones, Sarah Jayne Booth, Joanne Murphy, Ciara McMahon, Susan Dolan, Mel French, Rayleen Clancy, Naomi Sex, Janet Morris, Niamh Clarke, Joseph Heffernan, Sharon McKeown, Mary Burke, Emily McGardle, Chris Finnegan, Aoife Herrity, Ishmael Claxton, Ellen-Rose Wallace, Derval Tubridy, Nasrin Golden, Caoimhe McGuckin, Sheena Malone, Maelisa Lennon, Órlaith Cullinane, Conor Horgan, Blaine O’Donnell, Karen Donnellan, Eve Li, Olivia Normile, Oswaldo Alvarez, David Fox.
Throughout 2023-24 Rua Red’s new programme will focus on the themes of hospitality, hostility, displacement, and belonging within the context of our newly arrived communities who have made south Dublin county their home. Communities who have been displaced through war, conflict, persecution, terrorism, natural disasters, or other environmental factors. At Rua Red we create a space where diversity is wholly embraced, all are treated equally and respectfully. Through our new programme we believe there is a need to engage more with the obstacles that create social and cultural disconnection and a sense of belonging; to this end, we will open up our space as a place of exploration and discussion.
To kick start our new programme ‘Stories of Displacement and Belonging – Hospitality/Hostility/Hospitality’. Rua Red has extended this theme to our Spring Open annual exhibition. We invited artists to submit work exploring the idea of ‘Home’ within the context of displacement and belonging. What is home? Where is home? Is this my home?
Spring Open is Rua Red’s annual open exhibition of fine and applied arts. This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established Artists living in Ireland, or who have made Ireland their home (including the North of Ireland) to exhibit their work in Gallery 1. The overall winner of the Rua Red Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in Gallery 2 at some point during the ensuing 12-month period.
The Spring Open is Rua Red’s annual open exhibition of fine and applied arts. This open submission is an opportunity for graduates, emerging and established Artists living in Ireland (including the North of Ireland) to exhibit their work in Gallery 1. The overall winner of the Rua Red Art Prize will be awarded a solo show in Gallery 2 at some point during the ensuing 12-month period.
Rua Red has a policy of supporting artists at all stages of their careers. One of the new ways that Rua Red will implement this policy will be to select and purchase works from the Winter Open and Café Wall exhibition to form a collection for the organisation. The works will go on show within the building on a rotational basis in the Conference and Meeting Room areas.
The selection panel for this year’s Spring Open is Maria McKinney (Artist, Rua Red Studio), Maolíosa Boyle (Rua Red), Hugh McCarthy (Rua Red), and Órla McGovern (Rua Red).
Tallaght, Dublin 24
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00