The Irish Patchwork Society was founded in 1981 and now has eight branches around
the country. This September ‘Quilters’ work will hang in the gallery.
Axis Ballymun are delighted to announce the Irish première of the acclaimed photographic exhibition, #IAmIrish.
#IamIrish is a celebration of diversity. The photographic exhibition is making its Irish debut in celebration of Black History Month, October 2017 in Axis.
Inspired by a persisting lack of representation of the Black Irish experience, Lorraine Maher launched the project #IamIrish to celebrate Mixed race Irish people and to question the concept of ‘Irishness’ and what an authentic Irish identity means for Irish communities today.
Lorraine has collaborated with photographer Tracey Anderson to make an intimate study of the faces, lives and experiences of 24 mixed race Irish people. The exhibition will be complimented by a series of schools visits and conversations exploring how the world perceives Colour, Culture Identity and Heritage and the challenges we face in today’s society. A free public panel discussion will take place on Wednesday the 25th of October at 7pm in Axis. To register your interest in attending this event, or in hosting a visit to your school or community group in October, please contact email@example.com
Lorraine and Axis are very grateful to The British Council, Ireland and Dublin City Council Arts Office for their generous support in helping to make this exhibition and the important conversations that lie at its heart possible.
Paul Mc Cormaic’s love of Byzantine and Renaissance art is evident in the work of his exhibition ‘Th Secular Icons’. Their delicate simplicity, their singular message and the serene jewel-like glow of gold leaf. Paul’s icons take advertisements that deal with the family, motherhood, fatherhood, food production and consumption and re-present them in the style of classical icons.
Back by popular demand. Following its success in July axis Gallery will host this exhibition for two
more weeks this December.
Amateur wildlife photographer and a member of Birdwatch Ireland, Michael Keating first started birdwatching in the 70’s and began taking photographs in 2013. During the last 4 years, his photographs have been published in local newspapers and in the UK. This exhibition celebrates Ballymun’s wildlife which Michael has captured in the vivid photographs. These wildlife stills will brighten axis’ gallery throughout the new year.