Project Arts Centre presents Mark O'Kelly

Exhibitions

EMPIRELAND

Dates: 01 Apr - 28 May

Free admission Mon – Sat from 11am

Opening: Thu 31 Mar 6pm – 8pm

Empireland
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.

Join in the conversation:
#ProjectArts
#Empireland

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

Click here to see photos from our opening reception on Facebook.

The
Big, Bold
Book Now
Button

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Last From the Newsroom

2019/20 Season at Project Arts Centre

Welcome to a brand new season of theatre, dance, performance and visual art at Project Arts Centre. We can’t wait for you to experience some of the many exhilarating, thought provoking and fun events and collaborations we’ve assembled for you throughout the 2019/20 season.  We’ll be announcing more works for the season in the coming months, but in the meantime, we have over 40 productions, events and exhibitions for you to experience. This year we have approached our programme in a new way.  We want to take you beyond a list of events and instead put an equal focus on…

Read More

Open Call: Future Forecast Curator

Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom