Things to do in Dublin when you’re goth: Gallery X

It’s fair to say that most Goths like art of some shape or form. We tend to gravitate towards the dark, the macabre, the compelling. Works that are beautiful for unconventional reasons or that are just a trifle unsettling. That’s our thing.

Gallery X has all of this and more. A relatively new venue situated on 65 South William Street, the gallery hosts exhibitions from Irish and international artists, specialising in figurative and surrealist art.

The Gallery X website states:

“Our focus is on the fantastical, the sensual and the macabre; on alternative desire and tormented bodies; on the bizarrely beautiful, the unsettling and the grotesque. Art that will question and entertain.

Our intent is to facilitate, curate and showcase new alternative work from emerging Irish artists and to host visiting artists from the global community.”

Besides being a place for hosting art exhibitions, Gallery X also has space available for book launches, presentations and events.

Currently, Gallery X is celebrating its first year in existence with a special anniversary show featuring a long list of artists from Ireland and abroad. This show runs from 4th to 23rd December. Opening times are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

So, this Christmas, if all the ‘magic and sparkle’ gets to be a bit much, take a stroll along to Gallery X and immerse yourself in all the twisted beauty this ‘dark little space’ has to offer.

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