Dublin City Arts Office
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

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Past Exhibition

idirlinn, shifting silence

July 14 - August 27 2022

The LAB Gallery presents idirlinn, shifting silence an exhibition by Rosie O'Reilly. Journeying through the layers of mythology, local wisdom, animism, blue humanities and ecophilosophy, this body of work by Rosie O’Reilly searches for new and hybrid ways to exist in 'the mesh' - a place of acknowledged ecocide and climate chaos.


In this exhibition, both process and materiality overlap through materials that embody themes of metamorphosis and transformation.


It asks us, how can we dissimagine the inevitably of things and form new layers of meaning, in order to build new worlds together?



Curated by Sheena Barrett and Shannon Carroll



Opening reception July 14th 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition runs July 14th - August 27th



Artist Biography

Rosie O’Reilly is visual artist working across installation, written work and drawing based in Dublin. Currently an artist in residence on the Leitrim Sculpture Centres ‘Land, Ecology and Environment’ program her ongoing commitment is to   

Solo shows include ONONO, Rotterdam (2019), performance lecture, CIMMAR Porto (2018), Fringe, Dublin (2014); group shows include Model, Sligo (2021) Platform, Belfast (2019), Sirius, Cork (2019), Tulca, Galway (2018), Guest Appearance, The Museum Building TCD, April (2018), Tombolo (2017) and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto Gijon, Spain (2014). Recent written work includes being published in the Winter Pages (2018) and a commissioned essay for the ‘The Sea Around Us’, The Model Sligo (2020). She has been awarded a number of national and international residencies including, UCD Parity Studios 2020/2021, Basic Space residency (2019), Callen Workhouse Union residency (2018), Lay of the Land (2017) and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto Gijon, Spain (2014). Collaborative projects include ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)(2017) and PIIGS: An Alternative Geography to Curating, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, Italy (2016). She released the collaborative audio project EP Headfoot, in 2019 with performances nationally and international and she continues to contribute to sound and audio festivals, including All Together Now (2019). She holds a BA in Philosophy and sociology from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Art & Research collaboration at IADT.

Past Exhibitions

Twice Steps, Twice

Twice Steps, Twice

Lorraine Elder, Breege Fahy, Laura Flood, Madeleine Hadd, Aisling McConville, Sorcha McNamara, Padraig Sinnott, Emer Wang

December 13 - January 06 2024

Shahid شَـاهِد

Shahid شَـاهِد

Diaa Lagan and Basil Al-Rawi

September 15 - December 04 2023

HOLDING ON lightly

HOLDING ON lightly


September 15 - December 04 2023