Always and Again


‘Always and Again’ is a transforming installation of video work,presented in a sequence that ripples through the space to create one seamless experience. The show includes recent works by artists Laura Cooper, Robert Crosse, Ian Giles and Séamus McCormack. The artworks are revealed to the viewer with the aid of a performer—who is alwayspresent in the space throughout the duration of the show— allowing for the installation to hover between an event and exhibition. Works explore repetitive and sequenced human activities as processes, structures or rituals for personal and collective transformation.

Always and Again
Group Exhibition
Laura Cooper,
Rob Crosse,
Ian Giles and
Séamus McCormack

Opening 24th

Dates/times 25th-27th 12-5pm


Exhibition June 5th-9th

“It’s such shit! HEAVY METAL RULES. Heavy metal rules. All that punk shit sucks. It doesn’t belong to us. It belongs on Mars, man. What the hell was punk shit? And Madonna! Madonna can go to hell as far as I’m concerned. She’s a dick. Seriously… heavy metal definitely rules. Poison Sister, Judas Priest, Dokken, Ozzy, Scorpion; they all rule! Yeah, she’s tripping Jack Daniels, it all rules, all that shit rules. This punk circle, circle of shit and the dicks and all, that can go to hell. I don’t care. You know, I don’t really give a shit about that kind of punk-fuck.”

“Shred”, is a group exhibition comprising of 7 artists work, exploring the periods after reactionary politics where apathy towards power and culture are employed. Reams of information are destroyed and censored in efforts for no one to see. Ideological pasts are distanced and nihilism is enforced as a defence mechanism.

Simon Cummins, Michelle Doyle, David Fagan, Niamh Forbes, Aoife Mullan, Daniel Tuomey, Marcel Vidal

Steambox Studios, D8

Runs from June 5th – 9th
Opening reception: June 5th

Under Compulsion


Under compulsion is a group show from 17

diverse visual artists and printmakers

showcasing their most recent work.

Opening on Thursday the 19th of May,
with a wine reception at 7pm, in the Steambox Gallery, School St,
Dublin 8. The show will run until the 1st of June.



Aaron Burns

Aaron Smyth

Aimee Gallagher

Alex deRoeck

Aoife Cassidy

Ciara O’Brien

Ciaran Gallen

Clare Marie Ryan

Coralie Lhote

Eoin O’Reilly

Kelsey Dawn Pearson

Luke O’Meara

Melissa Ellis

Michelle Haley

Sophia Mikhaylova

Stephen Lau

Sadbh O’Brien


St. Kevin’s College, Graduate Photography Show


St. Kevin’s College, Crumlin

Graduate Show Photography.

Opens Friday 16th May 6pm.

Open daily 10am – 5pm

Closes Monday 19th May.




Exhibiton of 3rd Yr Media Students from NCAD

Opens Thursday 8th of May at 6pm

Runs until Saturday 10th of May

Open daily 12-5

what / paul hallahan

steambox gallery, school street, dublin 8

opening reception march 13, 6-8pm

march 14 – 30 , 2014

opening times : tuesday – sunday 12pm – 5pm

supported by tiger beer


what lives, what grows, what learns, what fails, what if, what does, what looks, what sees, what feels, what can, what will, what cares, what pains, what loves, what hates, what plays, what fights, what climbs, what rests, what drinks, what talks, what eats, what works, what moves, what shits, what hears, what says, what ignores, what fucks, what shouts, what falls, what hurts, what runs, what stays, what destroys, what will, what builds, what feels, what withers, what dies.

paul hallahan is an artist based in kildare. he has just completed his term on the broadstone invited artists project, which comprised of two curated and invited exhibitions, a lamb lies downfuckier, shittier, pissier (stick up fir tree, irishise) and a live gig by martin creed. he set up soma contemporary in waterford city and ran it between 2009 and 2012. he has shown his work both nationally and internationally. his works look to and take from any and all aspects of the world from what he sees around him to things learnt and moves through many mediums.


Prospective by Dan Raul Pintea

‘Prospective’ by Dan Raul Pintea

Exhibition Launch January 22nd @ 6pm until 8pm

Steambox Gallery from January 23rd – February 1st.

Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Curated by Jennette Donnelly

We put so much emphasis and time into what we believe to be mindfulness and it’s pursuit that we fall down in finding it’s actual message. We practice Tai Chi in the lush surroundings of a nearby park and give up after three sessions because a) it’s too cold, b) our specially purchased clothing really does not fit the bill, or c) we believe that we have fully mastered mindfulness and it’s time for chips. Books on Reiki, Yoga and Feng Shui gather dust and barely have their spines broken but look impressive on the coffee table and provide an interesting conversation starter when pointing out a perfectly positioned lamp. New Year resolutions come and go with initial well-meant intentions and ferocious attempts but gradually succumb to a coronation street-fueled haze. We are spoon fed destination guides, but the journey should be what we seek.

Dan Raul Pintea has created a visual striving to capture the essence of mindfulness represented by the prism of perfection that is a rainbow. Never ceasing to amaze and create awe wherever it appears, the rainbow has long stood as a representative in Irish mythology as the pathway to richness and gold, guarded greedily by the Leprechaun. Society has bred the notion that we must ‘keep up with the Jones’s’, live to work and strive to find the pot of gold waiting invitingly at the end of the rainbow. Making money is our mantra, we toil, slave and die for it, all the while missing precious moments in our lives, the fleeting instances in the tangled web of time.

Mindfulness in Buddhism teaches awareness of one’s body, mind and feelings. Being completely present, in the present. Pintea has created work which carries the beautiful moments of the past into the present and looks towards the future. Family memories are inter-dispersed with delicate drawings and imagery containing hints of a chakra-like spectrum of colour. These hints of colour representing the need for attune awareness, a ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ reference to our beloved rainbow. After all, if we are not completely aware in our present, we will never notice the rainbow.

Dan Raul Pintea (b.1981) is a Romanian artist. In 2004 he graduated fine arts at the University of Arts and Design from Cluj Napoca (RO), were he also sustained his MA in 2006. Since 2007 Pintea has exhibited at Ivan Gallery (RO), 26 Gallery (RO), Anca Poterasu Gallery (RO), Victoria Art Centre (RO), Sala Dalles (RO), Trypthycon (DE), 115 Gallery (RO), Visual Kontakt (DE), Program Gallery (PL) Pavilion (RO) and Studiobruck (RO)
In 2010 – 2013 was represented by Anca Potersau Gallery, with whom he participated to Preview Berlin, The Emerging Art Fair from Berlin, in 2011. He lives and works in Sibiu.

‘Prospective’ runs at Steambox Gallery from January 23rd – February 1st.
Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Exhibition Launch January 22nd @ 6pm until 8pm

Curated by Jennette Donnelly
Sponsored by Bavaria and Inov8 printing


Avenue Road Draughtsman Award 2013 Shortlist Exhibition







Avenue Road Draughtsman Award 2013 Shortlist Exhibition

Launch: Steambox, December 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Exhibition Duration: December 13th – 21st

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12-5 pm

Avenue Road is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates of the

2013 Draughtsman Award. These are Michael Geddis (University of

Ulster), Aoife Lynch (D.I.T), Ellen Byrne (Crawford College of Art and

Design), Jess Cody (Limerick School of Art and Design), Kate Buckley

(I.A.D.T) and Dan Farrelly (N.C.A.D)

2013 marked the launch of this award and a commitment to creating a

developmental opportunity for Graduating Draughtsman from the

Republic, and North, of Ireland. The award was created to encourage

and support fine art graduates pursuing the art of drawing, in all of its


The recipient of the award will be announced at the Launch and will

receive a solo exhibition, an award of €300 and mentoring from

Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú a recipient of the RDS James White Award for

Drawing and the AXA Insurance prize for drawing, Royal Hibernian

Academy 181st Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Both the solo and shortlisted

exhibitions will be curated by Jennette Donnelly.


Steambox Members Exhibition 2013



Steambox Members Exhibition,

May 2nd, 6 -9 P.m.

Runs until May  12th

Amy Keeley

Barry Hughes

Brendan Fox

Brian Lowry

Christine Browne

Claire Chaney

Joy McGovern

Lauralee Guiney

Niall Flaherty

Paul Monaghan

Sarah Edmondson

Sean Healy

Stephen O Rourke

Will St Leger

@Steambox, School Street, D8


NLA III: The 2012 New Living Art Exhibition

NLA III: The 2012 New Living Art Exhibition

Curated by Pamela Myers and Gerald Heffernan


Opening in Steambox 6pm, November 15 [til Dec 02]
Opening in Moxie Studios 6pm, November 16 [til Dec 09]
Show times 12 -5 Tuesdays – Sundays


danila anca

daire irwin

andrei varga

gerry davis

ramon kassam

damien magee

paul o’neill

rouzbeh rashidi

paul quast

aoife flynn

david upton

siobhan mcgibbon

padraig spillane

rob ireson

emer ni chiobhain

rory mullen

kevin tuohy

liam slevin

margaret o brien

adam gibney

stephen mcglynn

moya clarken



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