Project Arts Centre presents Mark O'Kelly



Dates: 01 Apr - 28 May

Free admission Mon – Sat from 11am

Opening: Thu 31 Mar 6pm – 8pm

Mark O’Kelly

A newly commissioned painting of monumental scale, Empireland grapples with Ireland’s history as a state.

With images, icons, symbols and figures relating to Ireland’s religious, medicinal, corporeal and cultural histories, Mark O’Kelly’s ambitious history painting is interwoven with elements of conceptual and renaissance art history.

Produced on the structure of a motorway gantry sign, the depicted engines of culture and democracy churn up a complex and layered image – an abstract roadmap of Ireland’s evolution born of rebellion.

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Curator: Tessa Giblin

Images credit: Mark O’Kelly, Empireland, 2016, (Front) oil on oil primed metal plates, 280cm x 900cm (Reverse) Powder coated metal plates, metal rail and bracket assemblage system installed on motorway sign scaffold.

Gallery guide

Empireland scarf

Empireland scarf - Mark O'Kelly - Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Artist Mark O’Kelly and Project Arts Centre are delighted to launch a limited edition scarf, produced on the occasion of O’Kelly’s Empireland at Project Arts Centre. Click here for more.

Under the sign of painting

Under the sign of painting - Visual Arts Events at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Thu 19 May 4.30pm
Join Francis Halsall for a conversation with Mark O’Kelly and Mairead O’hEocha, two of Ireland’s most expressive and intuitive artists. Click here for more.


Opening reception

Empireland by Mark O'Kelly - Exhibitions at Project Arts Centre, Dublin

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