Future Exhibitions

1 April - 15 October 2017

Anthony McCall

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Anthony McCall, bringing together seminal early works such as ‘Line Describing a Cone’ (1973), alongside complex new works such as ‘Swell’ (2016). This will be Anthony McCall’s first solo exhibition in Ireland and presents a rare opportunity to see this important and groundbreaking work.

Anthony McCall (born 1946) is a British-born New York based artist and was a key figure in the avant-garde London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s. His earliest films are documents of outdoor performances that were notable for their minimal use of the elements, most notably fire, in the work ‘Landcsape For Fire’ (1972) which will feature in the exhibition.

Works such as ‘Line Describing a Cone’, are based on simple, animated line-drawings, projections which strikingly emphasize the sculptural qualities of a beam of light. In darkened, haze-filled rooms, the projections create an illusion of three-dimensional shapes, ellipses, waves and flat planes that gradually expand, contract or sweep through space. In these works, the artist sought to deconstruct cinema by reducing film to its principle components of time and light and removing the screen entirely as the prescribed surface for projection. The works also shift the relationship of the audience to film, as viewers become participants, their bodies intersecting and modifying the transitory forms.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.


1 April - 27 May 2017


Lismore Castle Arts presents the first solo exhibition in Ireland of Massimo Bartolini, in association with Frith Street Gallery, London. Massimo will create a new body of work specially for the space. Born 1962, Massimo Bartolini’s work embraces various materials and techniques, from sculpture and performance to photography. These, often sensual, artworks induce in the viewer a meditative state that is still highly experiential, making us reflect on the relativity of what is stable and unchangeable.



3 June - 29 July 2017


Curated by Belfast Exposed

In Spring 2015 Belfast Exposed commissioned a programme of archive-themed exhibitions and events produced in response to its collection of community photography. ‘Short films about learning’ is a single channel video installation which juxtaposes a selection of images taken from the Belfast Exposed archive with excerpts from a lecture series entitled ‘Introduction to Psychology’ by Paul Bloom, a professor at Yale University. The work invites the viewer to consider the images, and the subjects they represent, as a series of codes, patterns of learned behaviours and universal tendencies.


In conversation with the artist, Saturday 3 June, 3.30PM


5 August - 30 September 2017


Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present a new film  work by Clare Langan. Clare studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at New York University in 1992. Her films are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK


In conversation with the artist, Saturday 5 August, 2.30PM