About the Exhibitions Database

The NIVAL Exhibitions Database has been compiled to improve public access to the Library's extensive collection of files documenting art and design exhibitions in Ireland.  The files contain catalogues, press material and ephemera on more than 10,000 solo and group exhibitions from the period 1900 to the present.

The Exhibitions Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish exhibitions including title, date, venue, and artists represented.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

  • Title: Kintsugi (Golden Repair).
  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL EXB/16569
  • Variant Names: 2021 Gormleys Fine Art; exh online: "Kintsugi (Golden Repair)."
  • Date: 2021
  • Group Type: Solo

Scope and Content:

Due to the current covid-19 restrictions the exhibition can be viewed online and by private appointment until the gallery reopens.https://www.gormleys.ie/exhibition/patrick-oreilly-kintsugi/6680/ Kintsugi” (Golden Repair), is the Japanese art of putting broken objects back together; by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted with gold, silver, or platinum. Kintsugi is built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, we can create a stronger & more beautiful piece of art. Spanning a wide variety of subjects, from dolls to rocking horses, hearts to pillars and alabaster blocks, O’Reilly’s new body of work is completed in his signature bronze with new experimentations in resin, and stone.