Mother's Tankstation
Review of Dublin Avant-Garde Art Gallery: Group/Solo Exhibitions, Contemporary Artists, Opening Hours.

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Mother's Tankstation Gallery

Founded to fill a specific gap in the avant-garde art market in Dublin, Mother's Tankstation aims to acquaint new and more established buyers with the idea of 'difficult-to-collect' art. On the other hand, the organization expects its artists to produce artwork driven primarily by quality before commercial viability. Mother’s Tankstation produces an annual catalogue with commissioned critical texts of each year’s program.

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Innovative Approach

Although this new contemporary 'art-space' may look and function very similar to that of an alternative 'museum', or non-profit gallery and is in a narrow sense a commercial gallery, all profits generated by the sale of works (after artists fees have been paid) are invested in the continuance of the gallery, and the promotion of the artists.

Art shows and other projects at the gallery typically run for longer than those of more conventional commercial art galleries, to allow for "greater breathing time for the artists and audience alike". In addition, "Curated group exhibitions, based on ‘kunstverein’ models, are a crucial dynamic, furthering the range of artists and galleries with whom Mother’s is forging international links."

The creative power underlying Mother's Tankstation is the artist Finola Jones, who sees the project as an extension of her own art practice, but being run in collaboration with its artists.


Exhibiting Irish artists at Mother's Tankstation include: David Sherry, Margret H Blondal, Ian Burns, Ciaran Murphy, Alan Phelan, Nina Canell, Mairead O'Heocha, Atsushi Kaga, Petri Ala Maunus, and Garrett Phelan.


Gallery Opening Hours

Thursdays-Saturdays: 12pm-6pm.
Other times, by appointment.

For the latest details about the artists represented, or forthcoming projects at this exciting Dublin venue for contemporary visual art in Ireland, please contact:

Mother's Tank Station
41-43 Watling Street
Ushers Island
Dublin 8
Phone: 01-671-7654

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