The Time Of Our Lives

The last few weeks have brought us, humankind, to a rare inflection point in our collective history. Rather like our ancestors, who tried to measure the future of their lives at the outbreak of World War, we too find ourselves speculating about a future that seems unknowable. So it is to the past that we turn, either in nostalgic recollection or for a familiarity that is simple in its certainty, to cast the anchor and keep our wits. 

It’s unsurprising that more of us than ever now turn to art, music and literature to interpret our new strange daily lives. Hugo Williams, whose poem The Time of Our Lives, has given us the title of our new exhibition says that poets are different because they are inconsolable. They understand that suffering is at the core of the human condition and are compelled to find meaning in the face of this truth. Williams’ seemingly pithy poem is powered by alternating future and present tenses which is an intriguing device to talk about the past; a place where we are having the time of our lives.
We have asked our artists to provide a work of art and if they so choose, to include a few lines of commentary on the poem. We hope you remain safe and healthy during this current crisis.
Artists Katherine Boucher Beug, Sophia Campbell, Michael Canning, Barrie Cooke, Claire Curneen, Jason Ellis, Paul Gaffney, Liam Flynn, 
Sarah Iremonger, Stephen Lawlor, David Eager Maher,
Ed Miliano, Nick Miller, Hughie O’Donoghue, Laurence Riddell, Jeff Schneider, Amelia Stein, Sasha Sykes, Donald  Teskey, Corban Walker, Sarah Walker,  Samuel Walsh, Keith Wilson.

Showing with Dolan/Maxwell at
Art on Paper
March 5-8
@ booth #C19 Pier 36
299 South Street, New York, NY 10002

Islington Design Centre, Upper Street, London N1 0QH
22-26 January 2020

London Art Fair 2020
/ January 10, 2020 View

Donald Teskey: Haven to Haven

Paintings and Prints

July 12 to August 4, 2019

At the O’Driscoll Building, Levis Quay, Skibbereen. Curated by Catherine Hammond.

 For more than two decades, Donald Teskey has visited West Cork, drawn to its embracing, sometimes dramatic landscapes of sea edges, harbour towns, mountains, forests, farms and waterways.   Haven to Haven brings together 40 of Teskey’s paintings from the Mizen to the Beara peninsulas, as well as Gougane Barra, Broadhaven in Co. Mayo and places in between.  Also featured are the Fractured Shoreline suite of carborundum prints, the first time this work will be shown together.

Crosshaven and Mount Gabriel – 120 x 150 cm – oil on canvas – 2019
Sufflo & Fractured Shoreline carborundum Prints
Exhibition review – Sunday Times Ireland.

In Living Memory | An Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life

Oliver Sears Gallery at Emo Court

In association with the Office of Public Works 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the nation, Oliver Sears Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary Still Life to mark the inaugural opening of the first floor Gallery Rooms of the house.

This newly conserved grand Georgian space will host a collection of some 60 contemporary works by, among others, Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, David Hockney, Hughie O’Donoghue,  Camille Souter, Amelia Stein, Sasha Sykes and Donald Teskey.

In Living Memory brings a selection of artists and artworks, both national and international, to the midlands for visitors to engage with during the summer months.
A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

In Living Memory runs until 29 September 2019

Donald Teskey – Still Life – 2019 -oil on canvas – 60 x 76 cm

Emo Court

RHA 189th Annual Exhibition | at the RHA Gallery, Dublin
Monday 20th May – Saturday 10th August 2019

The 188th RHA Annual Exhibition is Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture.

Donald Teskey – The Bridge Below – oil on canvas – 100 x 120 cm 2019
Donald Teskey – In Plain Sight- oil on canvas- 80 x 90 cm 2019

Unforeseeable Thereness

May 3rd – June 29 2019

Donald Teskey – Outcrop 2017 – acrylic on paper – 30 x 42 ins

National Gallery of Ireland

13 April – 7 July 2019
Beit Wing (Rooms 6-10)

Spanning 250 years, Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art comprises artworks by fifty artists, exploring the relationship between people and the natural world. 

Encompassing a range of artistic media and perspectives, this exhibition examines different land types and uses, revealing the significant role artists have played in visualising aspects of human impact on the environment.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring a selection of expert responses by individuals such as Paula Meehan (poet), Mary Reynolds (landscape designer), Duncan Stewart (environmentalist) and John Tuomey (architect), among others.     

Exhibition curator | Donal Maguire

Donald Teskey — Still Water 2017 – oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 in March of 2019 with eighty-five galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City.


Booth 521

2046 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelpha, PA 19103
p. 267-760-6605

Donald Teskey- Lee Valley-Nature Reserve- 2016- 30″x40″