My Brilliant Friend

Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
01 July - 03 September 2016

Michelle Browne will present Mná na hÉireann as part of My Brilliant Friend, alongside work by Ella De Burca, Avril Corroon, Lisa Marie Johnson, Jesse Jones This exhibition asks five artists to consider female solidarity, work, economy, protest and how to negotiate life in Dublin as an artist and a woman in 2016. Economically and politically, the city and the country is changing. As a country, we have become more liberal over the past 30 years and yet Ireland is still one of the most oppressive of European states when it comes to issues of human rights and reproductive rights. Years of austerity have given way to an economic boom, and yet space in the city is at a premium and living accommodation and creative workspace beyond the grasp of many. Living in the city is becoming harder. Perhaps collaboration and community is the only way forward.

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Border Crossings

Galway Arts Centre, part of Galway International Arts Festival 2016
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) brings together curators and visual artists from Ireland and Australia to respond to cross-cultural issues surrounding the legacy of colonialism & the challenges of reconciliation that are relevant to both countries.
Curators: Michelle Browne & Mary Knights
Irish performance artists: Michelle Browne, Sandra Johnston, Dominic Thorpe
Australian artists: Sue Kneebone, Julie Gough, Yhonnie Scarce
Opening Sunday 10th July. Exhibition: 11--24 July 2016
Live performances Saturday 16th July
Artists talk: Firday 15th July, 2pm Image: Sandra Johnston & Dominic Thorpe, Due Process 2, performance, Third Space Gallery, Belfast, 2011.


Galway International Arts Fesitval
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Artworks - part of Carlow Arts Festival 10 -19th June 2016

VISUAL and St Patrick’s College, Carlow, Ireland

Michelle Browne will present Mná na hÉireann as part of ART WORKS, the 37th annual open submission exhibition and art prize. Running for 10 days at VISUAL and St Patrick’s College. The exihibition will also features work by artists selected from open submission as well as 5 invited artists. This year ART WORKS has been selected by Annie Fletcher, Senior Curator, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven & Claire Feeley, Producer Barbican, London.

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Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside March 26-24 April 2016

Ballinglen Art Foundation Gallery, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Michelle Browne will present a newly commissioned work as part of this group exhibition across the county of Mayo. The exhibition takes Kathleen Lynn as its starting point, and Browne will present a work that deals with the politicization of women and their role in politics in contemporary Ireland. The exhibtion is curated by Catherine Marshall and funding by The Arts Council of Ireland.

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Upcoming Project

Border Crossings
SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) brings together curators and visual artists from Ireland and Australia to respond to cross-cultural issues surrounding the legacy of colonialism & the challenges of reconciliation that are relevant to both countries.
Curators: Michelle Browne & Mary Knights
Irish performance artists: Michelle Browne, Sandra Johnston, Dominic Thorpe
Australian artists: Sue Kneebone, Julie Gough, Yhonnie Scarce
Launch 6pm Wednesday 2 March 2016
Guest Speaker: The Honourable, Mr Noel White, Irish Ambassador to Australia
Image: Sandra Johnston & Dominic Thorpe, Due Process 2, performance, Third Space Gallery, Belfast, 2011.

Supported by Culture Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme
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Past work

This website is currently under construction. More past work will be added in the coming weeks.

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