Sunday, January 20, 2013

Salon d'Exploration


Opening: 6pm -10pm Wednesday 13th February
Continuing til Wednesday the 20th of February 2013

Salon D’Exploration’, is a collaborative initiative between La Cat Salons, the in-house programme of La Catedral Studios/The Back Loft and Art-House, a group of seven fine artists recently graduated from NCAD and DIT, which aims to establish an art studio in Dublin.

The Back Loft is a multi-disciplinary space in what was a Victorian textile factory for the Saint Bernard Brand. During the 80s it was also a warehouse space used to store rental televisions and it was hence nicknamed “Telly building”.

Most of the work in the Salon’s exhibition is site-specific since it explores the architecture and the history of the Back Loft building. The artists use a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, embroidery, photography, projection and video work. One of the artists will be collaborating with Eamonn Kennedy who’s doing a PhD on the Physics of nanoscale imaging and its application to cancer research.

This exhibition will also feature the Back Loft Café, a recently built-in charming cafe-saloon created with reclaimed materials and inspired by art deco style, where members of the audience will be invited to relax and mingle whilst sampling creative delights during the Salon’s rich calendar of satellite performances.
As part of the Salon, Art House will also host a number of events including a poetry performance night, a piano music salon and a series of curator and artist talks. A list of these events and a calendar will be available at, and


Art House Artists:
Ian Nolan
Ruth Kerr & Eamonn Kennedy
Steph Gallagher
Nollaig Molloy
Amanda Doran
Aisling Ní Chlaonadh
Dona Stankune

Curated by Roisin Power Hackett