Art optimism on Misery Hill

Abstract art lovers with an eye to the future should make their way to Hanover Quay, where the Urban Retreat Gallery, a Dublin outpost of the Cill Rialaig Project in Co Kerry, has an exhibition of paintings by Mark Redden.

17th February, 2007

The choice of Redden for this particular location is inspired. For here, on the foundations of what was once Misery Hill, a canal-side slum where pub landlord Joe Kelly used to call time by firing a shotgun into the ceiling, Dublin’s new Docklands is rising. The 21st century apartments are already in situ, as is gourmet restaurant Ely Hanover Quay, and the Urban Retreat Gallery. Soon they will be joined by Daniel Libeskind’s Grand Canal...

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