The Mondrian’s Room Gallery, (was) located in South Anne Street, Dublin. They showcased last November 2008 some unique glass plates (autochromes) by The Lumiere Brothers, which represent the invention of colour Photography. Despite the fact that such a relevant collection of artifacts was offered for public enjoyment, very little was mentioned in all ‘expert’ media and the everyday papers. What a pity.
I just happened to be walking by the area when I saw one of the plates on the window display. I couldn’t believe it!
(Find more at Mondrian’s Room site)
The shop is now closed, but here’s what is coming from them in 2009:
For a start, our gallery and activities will become more mobile.
As major renovation works will be commencing shortly on the South Anne Street buildings, over the next 6 months Aebhric and I will be focussing our energies on developing future exhibitions, and travelling around Europe to source new artworks and collaborating with European curators and collectors. We hope to reopen our gallery space in Autumn.
In early May, we will be relaunching our website with lots of new content and features, to broaden the reach and services of Mondrian’s Room.
During the Summer, we will be working on a new TV programme designed to excite people about international art and photography, and continue exposing Irish audiences to a whole new world of artworks never before seen here. Sneak-peaks will be available on our website.
Our consultancy services will also be expanded, due to growing demand. In February, Mondrian’s Room worked on the installation of the major James Coleman exhibition, currently on view until 26th April at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hibernian Academy, and Project Arts Centre. (James Coleman)
As usual, we will also be sourcing specific artworks for our clients and providing investment advice. Whether you’re looking for drawings, photos, or paintings from any period or country, we will be very pleased to help you in any of your art enquiries.
NEW IRISH PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS
Presented on rue Baudanoni, off rue de la Roquette, Arles:
Friday 11 July, la nuit de l’année,
21.00 – 00.00hrs
Ireland [an insider’s view] presents a brief overview of emerging Irish photographic talent.
In recent years Ireland has undergone an unprecedented process of change. The country has developed from an inward-looking society into a modern, competitive, diverse and wealthy nation.
In particular the cultural landscape of the country has undergone significant changes. Increased funding for the arts and the emergence of photography degree programmes have created a new generation of critically informed photography graduates. The emerging Irish photographic talent is playing a key role in the investigation of contemporary issues within Irish culture.
The works selected here reflect a diversity of concerns as Ireland struggles to make sense of itself: the new generation of young ‘post-conflict’ northern Irish Diaspora: the effects of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ boom on the landscape; suburbanisation of the rural landscape; the hedonistic night life of the capital city. The images selected reflect a brief account of these insiders’ views.
Kollektiva is an exhibition of contemporary photography by 3rd year
students of the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Opening on Tuesday the 13th at 6pm at the Back Loft/La cathedral, 7/8 Augustine Street, Dublin 8.
Daily openings 11am-7pm until Saturday the 17th.
Got this brochure on the snail-mail recently. I cant help but wonder “why? why now?”, do they know something I dont? Most likely. I, in any case, feel now very well prepared, thanks to this piece of reading. Its a pity it is just an introduction…