The Complex Gallery is a space which works to bridge a gap between established and emerging artists. Providing space and support to encourage artists from various stages of their professional arts practice to collaborate and present works together. The Complex has retained most of the building's original architecture to develop a non traditional gallery influenced by Off-site exhibition settings.
The Ground Floor Gallery curators accept proposals for a multitude of mediums on a rolling basis. We encourage artists to get in touch and develop dialogues around future projects, exhibitions and studio visits.
When Jaki, Locky, and myself sat down for our first in-person meeting, coincidentally, we had all arrived with the same starting point for the exhibition: Anne Tallentire. In the process of building an initial framework for the exhibition, both artists respond to a specific piece of work by their dear friend, Setting Out 3 (2021).
29 October - 10 November 2022
GAZE partners with The Complex to present new queer film in a gallery setting as an official part of our international LGBTQ+ film programme for the first time. Our programme has been curated from work by local, national and international artists and will include artists in conversation.
04 - 15 October 2022
Sophie Gough, Daire O'Shea
Curated by Sara Muthi
The German word Materialgerechtigkeit loosely translates to ‘material justice’. This principle holds that any material should be used where it is most appropriate and that its nature should not be hidden. This is a principle that is deeply held by materially-driven sculptors Sophie Gough and Daire O’Shea.
19 August - 01 September 2022
Blaine O’Donnell, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch
The Complex building displays the abundant material traces of its diverse historical uses, from possible synagogue to fruit-ripening warehouse. The gallery space itself has been added to and subtracted from in various ways throughout its existence, leaving scars and residues within the brick walls from unknown periods.
16 - 29 July 2022
The Red Thread is a monumental new production and limited ephemeral performance created by Kerry Guinan with an international team of collaborators. It will take place at The Complex Gallery, Dublin as part of the ‘Art Factory’ programme.
04 - 10 May 2022
TAP is the title of an energetic exhibition of new works by artist Joe Hanly featuring a cacophony of 3D installations of 2D paintings and montages in the Gallery of The Complex.
26 March - 08 April 2022
The Complex has a proactive approach to engaging people from the community to take part in its programme. 'The Girl with the Blue Umbrella' is the first of our 2022 Community Initiative visual art exhibitions with Andrea Martin ...
18 - 20 January 2022
Emma Roche creates a site specific exhibition reflecting enquiries into labour, employment and motherhood. Roche’s paintings combine methodologies of knitting or tapestry with painting to form layered and textured works.
04 - 16 December 2021
‘Slabs’ is an ongoing, growing and open-ended photographic archival project. In its essence it consists of a series of used painter/decorator wallpaper-pasting tables, or slabs, used as carriers for presenting ...
12 - 25 November 2021
Aleana Egan, Áine McBride, Dennis McNulty, Conor O'Sullivan
An exhibition of newly commissioned work. These artists were selected based on their use of familiar materials which can awaken deeply ...
16 - 28 October 2021
Rónán Ó Raghallaigh
In 390 BC, a group o Celts invaded and took over Rome. After lootin it, de chieftain Brennus agreed t leave if dey were paid a thousand pounds o gold. One o de Romans complained dat Brennus’ scales were tampered ...
03 - 09 September 2021
Alex De Roeck, Ann Ensor
“In many ways the ground beneath our feet is as alien as a distant planet. The processes occurring in the top few centimeters of Earth's surface are the basis of all life on dry land" ...
07 - 20 August 2021
Allotment is a series of paintings made over a six-month period from November 2020 to April 2021. The large pieces are oil paint on wooden panels on a ground of handmade chalk gesso, and the smaller pieces...
10 - 15 July 2021
Ann Ensor, Austin Hearne
For Culture Night The Complex presented a duo exhibition, showcasing the works of two artists scheduled to exhibit in The Complex Visual Arts Programme 2021, Ann Ensor and Austin Hearne.
19 - 30 September 2020
Working over a period of 18 months, artist John Busher has often traded back and forth between painting and printmaking. In Shopping (Without Haste), 2019, a barely-there figure appears, shrouded or masked.
24 July - 4 August 2020
The Complex was delighted to welcome the work of Leipzig based artist Tine Günther to the Ground Floor Gallery for a solo presentation of her new exhibition titled ALL ONE.
06 - 18 March 2020
The gap between noise is a site - specific installation by visual artist Elaine Grainger. This is the artists first solo exhibition since graduating from her MFA at NCAD in 2018.
06 - 14 December 2019
Robert Dunne, Barbara Knezevic, Pádraig Spillane
An out-of-place artifact (OOPArt) is an artifact of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest found in an unusual context, which challenges conventional historical chronology...
09 - 21 November 2019
Glenn Fitzgerald, Liliane Puthod, Richard Proffitt, Sibyl Montague
Inspired by the Ground Floor Gallery’s new location adjacent to the Victorian Fruit Market in Dublin 7.
13 - 26 September 2019
Louisa Casas, Alex de Roeck, Jane Fogarty, Riin Kaljurand, Paul McGrane, Mark O'Gorman, Ronan O'Reilly
STREAM have stumbled upon a forgotten art storage space in Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7.
24 - 27 May 2019
Siobhán Kavanagh, Adam Gibney
Combines live experimental vocal composition with generative technological assemblages which will react to and be created in the gallery.
02 - 14 August 2018
Alex de Roeck, Ciaran Gallen, Mark O'Gorman, Paddy Joe Rickard
Paul McGrane, Peadar Jolliffe-Byrne
Leonard Traynor, Ronan O'Reilly
STREAM is a practitioner founded group of Dublin based artists.
10 - 17 May 2018
Aaron Smyth, Alex de Roeck
Ciaran Gallen, Mark O'Gorman
Paul McGrane, Sofya Mikhaylova
Six artists investigate the overlap of instant and eternal gratification that defines the contemporary human condition.
18 - 21 January 2018
Taking place on the eve of the Irish Referendum to legalise abortion 'the child She didn't want, but the State did' is a performance that can be considered as a ‘swan song’ of support ...
24 May 2018
Eileen Hutton, Kevin Smith, Paul Rosser
Stream is a trio of artists that organises, curates and presents exhibitions. Stream will occupy the ground floor space of The Complex for Culture Night, marking their third Dublin exhibition.
20 - 23 September 2017
Léann Herlihy, Stephen Lau
Mark O'Gorman, Ronan O'Reilly
For Stream’s second exhibition, we are asking the artists involved to produce work which considers the human tendency to worship.
27 July - 02 August 2017
EL Putnam, David Stalling
Ember is a multimedia performance encompassing live action and electroacoustic improvisation. Fibre optics create an affective weaving of visual and sonic engagement...
21 December 2017
Annemarie Kilshaw, Angela McDonagh, Austin Hearne
“Still” brings together four artists that are actively engaged with contemporary live art and installation.
06 - 09 October 2016
Roger O Neill
O'Neill's semi representational paintings form “almost landscapes” where geometric forms and shapes are presented, reformed and combined with constructed objects.
25 - 28 February 2016
Alex de Roeck, Bassam Al-Sabah
Paddy Joe Rickard, Paul McGrane
Peader Joliffe Byrne, Leonard Traynor
Mark O'Gorman, Ronan O'Reilly
The concept behind Stream is to provide a platform for recent graduates ...
20 - 23 April 2017
Robery Suchy, Austin Hearne
Anne Ebeling, Tara Carroll
Rob McGlade, Siobhan Kelly
Robbie Maguire, El Putnam
Paula Guzzanti, Joan Somers Donnelly, Aine O'Hara, Michal Lubinksi
30 October 2017
Arthur Clay, Branwen Kavanagh
Ciana Spellman, Ciarán Nash
Emma Brennan, Karmel Daly
Kate McElroy, Lieselle McMahon
Lisa Freeman, Sarah Diviney
Livestock presents ‘Body Talk.'
04 November 2016
Amy Guilfoyle, Ciana Spelman and Anne Ebeling Ciaran O'Keeffe, Day Magee, Dylan Kerr, Francis Fay, Ollie Bell, Paul Francis Quinn, Ryan Backer
Sticky Biscuits, Tales Frey, The Pink Triangle, Vickey Curtis
"QUEERSTOCK" highlights work that pushes the norms of artistic expression.
20 January 2017
Emily Aoibheann, Elaine McCague, Karen Anderson, Niamh Creely
Paper Dolls begins with a quiet ambient track with Emily Aoibheann coming centre stage walking along the outstreched rope across the stage floor.
14 - 19 September 2011
This exhibition of works by Annmarie Kilshaw encourages the viewer to explore the concept of waiting. Through an installation of found objects, placed in a temporary setting...
15 - 23 March 2012