St Carthage Hall Exhibition Programme 2018

St Carthage Hall is the project space of Lismore Castle Arts.

Juneau Projects: A Space for Lismore. January to April 2018

Every Spring Lismore Castle Arts runs the A Space for Lismore project, which seeks to invite and work with the local community in Lismore. For 2018 we have invited Juneau Projects (Phil Duckworth and Ben Sadler) to work in Lismore, working in different ways with the idea of the local, folk, community and collaboration. The artists will visit Lismore several times over the project and will use St Carthage Hall as their base for the project.


Maeve Brennan: The Drift: 14 April – 20 May

The film is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore.

In The Drift, Brennan traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film moves between three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley; a young mechanic from Britel, a village known for trading automobile parts; and an archaeological conservator working at the American University of Beirut.


When Facts Don’t Matter. Group exhibition, 26 May – 8 July

A group exhibition about how artists are responding to surveillance and data capture. The exhibition looks at various aspects of online data capture and our willingness to offer up our own autonomy in the new virtual world we inhabit. Are we enslaving ourselves in a neo-liberal virtual reality?
With artists Alan Butler, Constant Dullaart, Eva & Franco Mattes, Trevor Paglen, Suzanne Treister

Image courtesy Alan Butler


The Expanded Field. Group exhibition in collaboration with Askeaton Contemporary Arts. 14 July – 19 August

Askeaton Contemporary Arts and Lismore Castle Arts present ‘The Expanded Field’, with artists The Centre for Land Use Interpretation, The Domestic Godless, Olivia Plender, Superfolk, Philip Van Dingenen, and Stuart Whipps.
The artists have been resident in both Askeaton and Lismore, exploring themes of rurality, suburbia, industry, history, social makeup, and much more, tackling a range of subjects as their research develops.
The programme runs from June 2017 to September 2018, with events planned in both key venues and in other locations identified by the artists. There will be an exhibition at St Carthage Hall in Lismore to mark the end of the research and present some of the artist’s research and outcomes.


Origins – graduate award. 25 August – 14 October.

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present ORIGINS, selected from the 2018 undergraduate shows across Ireland.
We have this year invited Alissa Kleist - curator at CCA Londonderry - to curate the exhibition. Alissa will visit every degree show exhibition in Ireland and select work which merits exhibiting at St Carthage Hall.


 Kevin Atherton, 27 October – 25 November 2018

Kevin Atherton (born 1950) is a Manx artist who has been based in Ireland since 1999. His work includes performance, sculpture, film and video, installation and site-specific public art. The audience has been central to the becoming of his artworks, from the Brixton Platform sculptures, to his direct address of the invisible demarcation of 'high' and 'low' culture in Coronation Street. Atherton has used the art gallery as 'theatre' to question art and the artist 'performer' relative to the wider cultural influences of mass entertainment, including the performer in vaudeville or stand-up comedy. For St Carthage Hall, Atherton will take one of his most public pieces, Cathedral, at the Forest of Dean, and present a new work based on the piece in the former Victorian church hall in Lismore.


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