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MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6

Gallery 1: (evenings only) 7pm – 10pm daily
2nd – 7th May 2016

Gallery 2: 1 to 6pm
2nd – 7th May 2016

Curated by Siobhán Mooney

An offer can be defined as an expression of readiness to do or to give, or as the act of presenting something for potential acceptance or rejection. Sometimes, the gesture of offering is enough in itself, and more often, the line between giving and receiving is impossible to find.

You are hereby offered a welcoming invitation to attend an exhibition of new work by Claire McCluskey. Developed for the experimental program at MART Gallery, Rathmines, this informal exhibition/performance/event is a testing ground for new approaches within McCluskey’s practice.

Tea and cake, an environment for reflection, an occasional musical performance; these are all possible options for your consideration. It will also be worth noting what, if anything, you may be offering in return (and to whom?) Each evening, between the 2nd – 7th of May from around 7pm, you are welcome to join the artist in the gallery, to consider how offerings are made.

  • ​images copyright Claire McCluskey, photographs taken by Steven Maybury
  • ​images copyright Claire McCluskey, photographs taken by Steven Maybury
  • ​images copyright Claire McCluskey, photographs taken by Steven Maybury
  • ​images copyright Claire McCluskey, photographs taken by Steven Maybury
  • ​images copyright Claire McCluskey, photographs taken by Steven Maybury

Claire McCluskey is an Irish visual artist with a BA in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology. She makes sculptures, drawings and large-scale, temporary, often intricate installations. She is interested in the situation of the individual amongst the collective and the structural forms this relationship gives rise to, finding that connection, repetition and collaboration often inform her work.

She currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and is a 2014-15 member of the Good Hatchery in Co Offally.

Claire McCluskey Website

Part of the Experiements series

MART Experiments aim to create a space in which practitioners are encouraged to take risks and move beyond traditional models of exhibition and art-making. The temporary nature of the experiments seeks to create a dynamic somewhere between exhibition and event, resisting the exhibition as an illusion of permanence and event as ephemeral happening; and yet suggesting the possibility of both.

MART Experiments

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