Celebrating 30 Years

Martin Kippenberger & Wendy Judge after the opening of Day in Dub, an exhibition by Martin Kippenberger & Albert Oehlen, Kerlin Gallery, August 1991. Photograph courtesy of Orla O'Brien.

2018 will be the 30th anniversary of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. We would like to take this opportunity to express a heartfelt thank you to all the artists we have had the pleasure and privilege to work with over the past three decades.


We are looking forward to our programme for 2018, which kicks off with Sam Keogh in January and Jan Pleitner in March, followed by two major group shows: an exhibition of sculpture by Dorothy Cross, Aleana Egan, Siobhán Hapaska, Isabel Nolan & Kathy Prendergast in May and an exhibition guest-curated by Hendrik Driessen, Director of De Pont Museum, Tilburg in July. Our first solo exhibition by the American painter Daniel Rios Rodriguez will take place in September, then we will complete the year with Sean Scully in October and Liam Gillick in December.


Museum activity for Kerlin Gallery artists continues to flourish throughout the year, beginning with solo exhibitions by Brian Maguire at the Irish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin (26 January – 6 May); Merlin James at Boxes Art Museum, Shunde (23 March – 25 May); Elizabeth Magill at Ulster Museum, Belfast (11 May – 23 September); Sean Scully at State Russian Museum – Marble Palace, St Petersburg (15 February – 9 April) and De Pont Museum, Tilburg (21 April – 26 August).


Publications by Kerlin Gallery due for release in 2018 include a Brian Maguire monograph in association with Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, New York; Callum Innes in association with Château la Coste, Aix-en-Provence; Merlin James in association with Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York and Sean Scully in association with De Pont Museum, Tilburg.


During 2018, we will undoubtedly see many of you on our travels and at various art fairs, but we also would like to extend a special invitation to you all to come visit us in Dublin in 2018. As useful as JPEGs and PDFs may be, nothing compares to the real thing. Don’t worry about missing the party on a particular date, because we are going to party all year long.

Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous 2018!


The Kerlin Gang