|9.30am to 5pm*, Mon to Fri, Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday.
*Open till late on any days that we have evening performances.
OFFICIAL OPENING: Fri 4 May at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
Damien McGinley continues to explore the dialogue between humans and the persistent urban realism that envelops them in this solo exhibition, the first in his home county in many years.
“Damien McGinley’s cityscape canvases exude life and painterly technique that captures the atmosphere and rush of being in the big city.” Ruthie Tucker M.A (Former Executive, Guggenheim Museum, New York).
McGinley’s key solo exhibitions over the last number of years include ‘Intro’ (Brussels, Belgium 1999), ‘9th and Hennepin’ (Novi Sad, Serbia 2003), ‘CCTV Blues’ (Donegal, Ireland 2005), ‘Shadow Boxer’ (Berlin, Germany 2008), ‘Eurekastraat’ (Antwerp, Belgium 2012), ‘Hectic Eclectics’ (London, UK 2013), ‘Mirrorball’ with sculptor Miodrag Peric (Antwerp, Belgium 2014), ‘Excess Baggage’, again with Peric (Paris, France 2016) and ‘Kicking Tyres & Lighting Fires’ (Nottingham, UK 2017).
Collaborations include creating the artwork on several novels in Poland, photo journals in Serbia, as well as album cover designs in the Netherlands. He has also participated in a number of large collective exhibitions, most notably ‘De Keltische Tijger’ (Antwerp, Belgium 2003), ‘PC 100-Best Of’ (Berlin, Germany 2009), ‘80Q-Show Your Hope’ (global tour 2010-2012), ‘ART 3F’ Expo (Nice, France 2015), ‘London Calling’ (London, UK 2016), ‘Castle Galleries Summer Exhibition’ (Birmingham, UK 2016), ‘Future Landscapes’ part of the Architecture Biennale (Venice, Italy 2016), ‘Arte e Collezionismo’ (Florence, Italy 2017), and ‘Catalystic Counterpoints’ (New York, USA 2017).
McGinley has held the role of Artist In Residence in Prima Center (Berlin, Germany 2008), as well as the Victor Vasarely Foundation (Marseille/Provence, France 2013). He also has works in permanent collections worldwide, including Gallery Monteoliveto (Nice, France), the Irish Embassy (Athens, Greece), Galerie Campo & Campo (Antwerp, Belgium), the Irish State Art Collection, the Siena Art Institute (Italy), & Amsterdam Whitney Gallery (New York, USA).
Awards include Culture Ireland Exhibitions Awards in 2008 & 2013, an Irish Embassy Award in 2008, an English Arts Council Exhibitions Award in 2013, as well as an In;Sight nomination in the UK in 2016.