Open House 2017- Public tour: A tour of Eithne Jordan's exhibiton

Open House 2017 - Public tour: A tour of Eithne Jordan’s exhibition
  • 15 October 2017
Open House 2017
Sunday 15 October / 2pm
Public tour: A tour of Eithne Jordan’s exhibition Tableau with Yvonne Pettitt.
Free, although numbers will be limited.

In conversation: Eithne Jordan with Sherman Sam

In conversation: Eithne Jordan with Sherman Sam
  • 11 October 2017
Wednesday 11 October / 5pm
In conversation: Join us prior to the opening of Eithne Jordan’s exhibition when the artist, whose work exploring architectural interiors is a dialogue about the continuity between the past and the present, will be in conversation with writer and artist Sherman Sam.
Free, no booking required.

"Tableau", Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Eithne Jordan, Dining Hall ll
    Eithne Jordan: Tableau
    • 12 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
    Over the past three decades Eithne Jordan has worked from her roots in neo-expressionism and developed her practice into a considered and meditative representation of space and light. Whether it is the darkness of a February afternoon, the reflected light of a fresh snowfall, or the distinctive hue of Halogen Street lights, her paintings are charged with content that is either to come, or else is taking place just out of view. Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin.
    In her new series of paintings depicting interiors, Jordan invites us to look closely at the multi layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings in our cities. Many of these are museums, or historic buildings that often contain art as a backdrop to civic or commercial activities
    In Jordan's exhibition at The Hugh Lane,
    Tableau, her works inhabiting the rooms of Charlemont House, once domestic, now public, become a Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art. These paintings, like a strange mirror, are observing us, and reflecting a repetition of lives lived. Jordan is working in the realm of the extraordinary, the humdrum extraordinary, bringing to the fore the details and perspectives of our reality, She creates an idea, not of contrast, but rather of dialogue, an indication of the continuity between the past and the present, between old and modern.
    Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology from 1972-76. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship in 1984 to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US and she is a member of Aosdana and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
    A catalogue on Eithne Jordan's work will be published in November 2017.

    "When Walking" Butler Gallery

    Eithne Jordan: When walking
    Exhibition continues until July 30 Meet the Artist: 1pm, Wednesday, July 26
    Open Daily 10am – 5.30pm

    Street II

    The Butler Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new gouaches and paintings by Eithne Jordan, one of Ireland’s leading painters.
    This body of work has been made during Jordan’s one-year residency at the Tony O’Malley Studio on Bridge Street in Callan, County Kilkenny. Armed with a camera and intrepid walking legs, Jordan captured and recorded what she encountered on her frequent walks about Callan and the surrounding countryside. Carefully studying the assembled images back in the studio, tough decisions were made as to which to dedicate to painting.
    Jordan was particularly struck by the vernacular architecture, both the remarkable and the unremarkable, encountered throughout the countryside. This eclectic miscellany of both public and domestic buildings is imbued with character and atmosphere. Familiar bungalows are made singular by their owner’s use of faux Georgian pillars or decorative stone cladding. A melancholic cottage sits abandoned and boarded up, just like so many others throughout this country. Jordan deftly captures a pink-hued sky just before the sun sets; a water tower, a church ruin, leafless trees, each are silhouetted against the late evening light. The unmistakable architecture of a local convent looms tall and makes its presence felt within the landscape. An empty football pitch borders a ghost estate, awaiting the animation of games to come.
    Tony O’Malley’s early works captured the essence of his beloved Kilkenny. Eithne Jordan has taken her own path through his familiar landscape, tenderly responding in her inimitable way, distinguished by her particular eye and life experience.

    Anna O’Sullivan Director

    Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. This has been interspersed with residencies that have provided research material for her work: a three-month residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2005; a six-month residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in 2009, and her current year-long residency at the Tony O’Malley Studio Residency in Callan Co Kikenny. Jordan is a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy. She has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Europe and her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the USA. A forthcoming solo exhibition is scheduled for October 2017 at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

    Drawing Now, Paris



    Drawing Now Paris 2017
    Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain

    Sharka HYLAND (featured artist)
    Eithne JORDAN
    German STEGMAIER
    Lynne Woods TURNER

    We invite you to come visit us!
    March 22 – 26, 2017
    4 rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris
    details at

    top image: SHARKA HYLAND, James Joyce, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man (ch.3) (detail), 2017, 
    Pencil on prepared paper, 12 x 15 15/16 inches




    Dining Hall, 2016, Gouache on paper, 7 x 9 ⅜ inches


    left image: LYNNE WOODS TURNER,

     Untitled (1006), 2012, pencil on paper x 5  inches
    right image:  GERMAN STEGMAIER, Untitled (GS -1444), 2014/2016pencil and glue on paper, 10   x 4 ½ inches

    Gallery Joe, Phildelphia

    Eithne Jordan and Marcel Gähler at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia.

    April 14 - June 11, 2016
      Museum VIII
      Eithne Jordan Museum VIII

      VUE 2015, RHA Gallery, Dublin 2

      Forest V

      Eithne Jordan Forest V 2015 oil on linen 50 x 65cm

      Rubicon_VUE 2015

      A Poem for Raoul and Agnes

      A Poem for Raoul and Agnes
      Ann Craven, Matthias Dornfeld, Roy Dowell, Fergus Feehily, Jane Freilicher, Clive Hodgson, Eithne Jordan, Alex Katz, Markus Karstieß, Winifred Nicholson, Norbert Prangenberg, Audrey Reynolds, Phoebe Unwin
      'A Poem for Raoul and Agnes' selected by Sherman Sam

      3 July ~ 6 September 2014
      Opening Wednesday 2 July, 18.00 ~ 20.00


      Eithne Jordan Office II 2014
      oil on linen, 50 x 65cm

      Markus Karstieß, Ansel Doe, 2010
      glazed ceramic, platinum, sycamore maple, 67.5 x ø 33 cm

      Impatiens, meet touch-me-not.
      Be as close as possible. As close
      as desire, no more, otherwise pass
      each other toward some opposite
      distance. Subscribe our interruption
      of indefinite night. Postpone reticence.
      We more than wounded know nothing
      of flowers but the ripe pod
      scatters its seed regardless.
      (Barry Schwabsky)


      +44 (0)20 7253 4550 Open: Wednesday - Friday 12pm - 6pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm and by appointment.

      Find us on


      Ancient & Modern 201 Whitecross Street London EC1Y 8QP

      In the Land of Tib and Tom


      In the land of Tib and Tom, Rubicon Projects

      Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2  
      In the land of Tib and Tom 
      final week this Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5pm 
      and by appointment +353 1 670 8055 
      until Saturday 31st May 2014 at 5pm

      Rubicon Projects at the Octagonal Room City Assembly House

      Rubicon Projects are privileged to present this exhibition about the real and imagined stories of places in this room. Five artists depict various physical spaces and territories or examine the material traces that linger in buildings over time, as they change form and function.
      Very few man-made things seem as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Most built things are refined and reshaped by their occupants over time. Whatever changes are applied though, the true history, and surely some ghosts and memories will remain as tangible marks, stories and myths.

      The 'Society of Artists in Ireland' built the Octagonal Room at City Assembly House in 1771; it stands as the first purpose built public art gallery in Britain and Ireland (possibly even in Europe). 




      Martin Healy's

      film and photography deal with the issue of belief and its dynamics. He doesn't present us eerie subjects, but merely the contexts within which these things might happen. He features characters to whom, or by whose hand, we can imagine an unsettling story. So a Healy image immediately flips us into the absent narrative, into the story, the folklore, and the myth. 

      Colin Crotty culls characters and scenarios from books, documentary film and from the Internet, these are detached from their original meaning and are re-interpreted to create a disjointed narrative. He evokes a fictional scenario, but one that is familiar as it is ingrained in a collective consciousness. 

      Gabhann Dunne's serenely coloured world has a visionary and elegiac quality. Geographic features, figures, buildings and animals emerge from hazy ground, and the artist demonstrates the haunting, lyrical qualities that can be drawn from paint. In stark contrast to the sublime qualities of his paintings, the underlying message explores something darker.

      Eithne Jordan's interrogation of the urban has been mainly focussed on European cities, often depicted in the light of early dawn and pending darkness. Jordan's painting is held in a modulated tonality, and yet it is loaded with suggested narratives. Newer works venture indoors; timelines are compressed in the architecture and events as a lean contemporary gallery nestles in what was once clearly a fine period home and a large public building hosts an oversized marble-like urn of almost garish flowers.



      Stephen Brandes large and detailed drawings and his smaller paintings are a complex series of fabrications that paint a retro-futuristic portrait of Europe. Whether it is himself or his fictional character whose 'travelogue' is the central motif he allows for sub-plots and departures, fed by personal observations, a leaning towards absurdist invention and references to episodes in modern European history.

      New Acquisitions, The Hugh Lane

      New Acquisitions, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

      Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has acquired Mansion I to be part of their permanent collection.

      Mansion I Eithne Jordan

      New Rehang

      • 02 March 2014 - 27 April 2014
      New rehang A new selection of works from the collection is currently on display in galleries 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.  It includes works by Patrick Scott, Louis le Brocquy, Anne Madden, Brian O'Docherty, Patrick Hall, Patrick Graham, John Kindness, Gerard Byrne, William McKeown, Eithne Jordan and Fergus Martin.  It features new acquisitions including Eithne Jordan's Mansion I and William McKeown's The Lane and Connemara series of watercolours. For further information please contact: Dr. Margarita Cappock Head of Collections and Deputy Director + 353 1 2225557