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Circa Salon2

Friday May 29, 5.30-9.30 pm

Live performance begins at 5.30

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Exhibition Open Sat May 30 and Sun May 31 , 2-7pm

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Fluxus with Larry Miller

APR 26 – MAY 16

thisisnotashop is proud to announce a unique exhibition of work by Fluxus artist Larry Miller in tandem with a series of Fluxus inspired events & performances orchestrated with the artist including the first Fluxus Concert ever held in Dublin.

Overview of Events:

Larry Miller Live Performance: Figure/Ground
Sunday April 26, 3-4pm in Phoenix Park

Exhibition: Larry Miller Figures in The Ground
May 1-16, Opening Thu April 30, 7-9pm at thisisnotashop

Fluxus Concert Dublin
Friday May 1, 8pm at The Banquet Hall above Cultivate (Former SS Michael&Johns)
Tickets 10 euro

Artist Talk with Larry Miller
Friday May 1, 1-2.30pm at NCAD

Flux Clinic
Saturday May 9, 2-4pm at The Market Studios

Exhibition and Fluxus with Larry Miller program curated by Jessamyn Fiore.

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Friday April 17th, 7-9pm

Dublin Art Collective Eek presents the first in a series of collaborative projects exploring the relationship between the written word & art.

Onesheet is a series of single-broadsheet publications, each featuring the inspired collaborative art work of a visual artist and writer.

To launch the series, visual artist Dáinne Nic Aoidh and poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin have created ‘Constellations’ , an exhibition of printed imagery, paintings and art installations in response to words.

Onesheet featuring work from the ‘ Constellations’ exhibition will be launched at Thisisnotashop Gallery, Benburb Street, where the full exhibition will run until Sunday April 19th.

More Information on the publication or exhibition go to

FLUXUS is coming!

Thisisnotashop is bringing Fluxus to Dublin with special guest artist Larry Miller… more


Andrea Stanislav

MAR 20 – APR 2



Opening Thu Mar 19th, 7-9 pm

Gallery Opening Hours: Wed-Sun, 2-7 pm

Fogtíogarburn is a multimedia installation project that presents a spectacle event of the “ghosts” of Smithfield Market, Dublin.  The work begins with an event/video shoot in Smithfield and following that, an exhibition of 3D souvenirs saturated in pink glitter that evoke the “ghosts” of the Smithfield Market in the gallery space.  A video of the event will be projected in the gallery’s front window. 

The gallery space is configured so that it’s optimally (and briefly) viewed from the “Luas” — a ghostly slice of a dream space for flaneurian passengers that is paradoxically filled with souvenirs of pink fog and posters of forgotten events that have been re-remembered.

Andréa Stanislav lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and New York City. Born in Chicago in 1968, Stanislav received an MFA from Alfred University in 1997 and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. She is currently a PhD candidate in New Media and Communication at the European Graduate School, Saas Fee Switzerland. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota and regularly exhibits her work both in the USA and abroad. This is her first exhibition in the Republic of Ireland.

See Andrea Stanislav article in Totally Dublin:


James Merrigan

FEB 27 – MAR 8



Opening Thu Feb 26th, 7-9pm

Exhibition Hours: Wed-Sun, 2-7pm

For thisisnotashop, Merrigan has fabricated a site-specific installation that plays with the image of a hardware store as a site of possibility. From this fabricated stage, he invites the audience to extract the end, beginning and centre of a potentially hazardous narrative. James Merrigan’s recent work has been focused on the idea of the event, and how we, as an audience, capture or read the event. He fabricates these events from videos and paraphernalia that are crudely cut fractions of a bigger happening. His work is a lead in, or the afters of an event, and centers around ideas of crisis, horror and ritual.

Born in Dublin in 1976. Recently completed an MFA at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Awarded NCAD Graduate Studentship, 2008. Has taken part in a number of selected group exhibitions in Dublin and Galway. Most recently selected for a solo show at Queen Street Gallery, Belfast. Reviewed in CIRCA twice in succession for Solo Show ‘…could we talk before and after… (PART 1),’ Queen Street Gallery, Belfast (2008); and for CIRCA’S CRITICS CHOICE AT DEGREE SHOWS (2008).  Lives and works in Ireland.


Wendy Judge

JAN 30-FEB 12


Works of the World United
More… Great Works

Opening Thursday January 29th, 7pm-9pm

Exhibition Hours:
Wed-Sun, 2pm-7pm

More Great Works takes a surveillance view of no go hazardous areas, where the sometimes-intense secrecy surrounding such places leads to the breeding of rumors and conspiracy theories as to what their function really is.

Wendy Judge works mainly though sculpture and drawing. Her art practice is concerned with the anomalous within the landscape, both in structures on the land and also within the land itself.

These landscapes are recreated through models. It is not only the representations and the approximations that interest her but the dynamic between the actual and the imagination, the relationship between the objects, and what that may trigger.

This work is driven by connecting threads, associations and coincidences found through cultural references such as literature, historical painting, popular culture and film. This process of cross-pollination helps propel odd dialogues and private conversations though to a querying of the mechanisms of culture, power and politics.

This current project is a continuation of Great Works, work shown in the Goethe Institute in 2008. The work is accompanied by a publication with texts by Sarah Pierce and Antonio Beecroft.

January Break

Thisisnotashop is closed for most of January in order to gear up for a fantastic 2009 program. We will open our first exhibition of the year at the end of the month so watch this space for details…. Happy New Year!

On Sunday January 18th we will be open from 2-5 pm for anyone who has yet to collect their work from the Christmas Art Fair. Please email us with any questions- thanks!

2nd Annual Christmas (Art) Fair

Thursday Dec 18th and Friday Dec 19th


2nd Annual Thisisnotashop Christmas (Art) Fair

Open 3pm-9pm

Artists can hang work from 7pm-9pm Wed 17th or 10am-3pm Thu 18th 

Come down and celebrate the season- show off your creativity and pick up a few stocking stuffers- it’s all about the holiday cheer thisisnotashop style! 

Artists: bring down your work during the designated times and claim your spot on the wall- first come first serve. We don’t curate, we don’t take a commission- it’s totally up to you!

Everyone Else: Come down to the most unique Christmas Fair in Dublin that includes a massive variety of different work by different artists- from paintings, to jewelry, to toys, to much much more….

We provide a suitably lively holiday atmosphere with fairy lights, mulled wine, music, and Christmas films galore…

Plus in our back room we’ll be holding a hands on “make your own plush toy” workshop led by Louise Bagnall- so get crafty and make your own Christmas decorations and toys!