• Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, EVA International. Photo: Deirdre Power
  • Austin Hearne, Death Bed, 2018
  • Dennis McNulty, the here and now/crystalline space, 2008. Photo: Ros Kavanagh
  • Cliodhna Timoney, Tatty Green Lampshade, 2018
  • Susan Buttner, Architecture, spaces of interaction and everyday power, 2018
  • Stephen Loughman, Wolf Walking (Diptych), 2018
  • BASIC TALKS – Sue Rainsford


Periodical Review #8

The Irish Times, Pallas Periodical Review: a lively look at the state of Irish contemporary visual art.

Bassam Al-Sabah, Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Basic Talks, Megan Burns, Susan Buttner, Sophie Daly, Robert Dunne, Marie Farrington, Austin Hearne, Sam Keogh, Stephen Loughman, Brian Maguire, Dennis McNulty, Celina Muldoon, Ciara O'Neill, Fiona Reilly, Sean O'Rourke, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Cliodhna Timoney, Lee Welch

Selected by James Merrigan, Aisling Prior, Mark Cullen & Gavin Murphy

Gallery hours: 12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday
7th December 2018 –  19th January 2019

Please note change to our Christmas opening times: Closed from Sat 22nd December – Reopens Fri 4th January

Preview: 6–8pm, Friday 7th December 20178

Event: 1pm, Friday 14th December 2018 at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
BASIC TALKS ~ Sue Rainsford, presented in conjunction with Periodical Review #8

An artwork is like a book, not made up of individual words on a page – each of which with a meaning – but instead "caught up in a system of references to other books, other texts, other sentences" Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Knowledge, 1969

Periodical Review is an annual survey of recent Irish art, selected in collaboration with invited curators/peers from around Ireland. Each year, Pallas Projects invite two peers – artists, writers, educators, curators – to review and subsequently nominate a number of art practices, selected via an editorial process. Such a review-type exhibition within Irish art practice acts to revisit; to be a reminder, a critical appraisal and consolidation of ideas and knowledge; to facilitate and encourage collaboration, crossover and debate.

Not a group exhibition per se, Periodical Review is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (the field talking to itself). This is the exhibition as resource, in which we invite agents within the field to engage with and re-present what were for them significant moments, practices, works, activity, objects: nodes within the network.

In looking at self-organised exhibitions, off-site projects, commercial gallery and museum shows, performances and publications, Periodical Review looks to share a spectrum of practices, creating dialogue and critical reflection to help develop and support Irish contemporary art as a whole; and to act as an accessible survey of contemporary art for a wider audience, expanding the access to and experience of art practices from around the country.

Previous co-selectors of Periodical Review: RGKSKSRG (Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain); Brian Duggan, Sarah Glennie, Jenny Haughton & Declan Long; Daniel Jewesbury & Anne Kelly; Mary Conlon & Paul Hallahan; Matt Packer & Michele Horrigan; Eamonn Maxwell & Padraic E. Moore; Ruth Carroll & Carl Giffney.

Periodical Review is an initiative of Pallas Projects/Studios and is supported by Dublin City Council

School visits: A dedicated schools visit programme takes place during the run of the exhibition, covering both primary and secondary level. If your school would like to take part, or for more info, please contact: info@pallasprojects.org