The MART’s Coach House Studios are home to one studio and the MART team office. Located behind our Fire Station Gallery and Studios, this former outbuilding has been transformed into a cosy bespoke workplace.
This former Coach House acted as a stable and storage building for the Old Rathmines Fire Station during its time of operation. With studio space on the lower level and the MART’s team office located in the loft, this building is features exposed brickwork, wooden floors, and the cosy, lived-in feel of a building with a long history.
Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery’s, Mother Reilly’s), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.
The Coach house is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.
Matthew Nevin is an Artist, Curator, and Co-Director of The MART Gallery & Studios Dublin and CIACLA – The Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles. As a cultural producer he is devoted to providing artists with the support, guidance and resources they need to create and display art. His aim is to generate experiences that inspire curiosity while challenging perceptions and promoting the arts.
Through MART he supports over 150 studio members across eight buildings in Ireland’s largest studio network. Matthew works closely with artists at all stages of their career and has curated over 60 exhibitions in Ireland, UK, Central Europe, USA and Japan, leading projects on national, European and international projects for MART, CIACLA, PQ, IrelandWeek, EUCIA and Imagine Ireland.
Matthew is a passionate advocate for the arts, with a keen interest in sculpture, installation, experimental film and performance art. Through his own artwork, such as ‘The Core Project’, he looks to create conversation and dialogue about key world issues, directly connecting the audience with a relatable narrative. He has a particular interest in the creation of spaces and projects that break down barriers and maintain an inclusive ethos.
Matthew completed a Degree in Film & TV and Scenography from University of Wales Aberystwyth and a Masters in Art in the Contemporary World from National College of Art & Design Dublin. He also works as a Film & Television Art Director and Designer in the UK, Ireland and the US and has previously worked for the BBC, MTV, RTE, TG4, Element Pictures and ITV.
Matthew has secured funding from Culture Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland, Kildare, Galway & Dublin City Councils, Visual Artists Ireland, IFA Germany, Alliance Francaise, David Manley Awards, JEC Fund, Dept of Foreign Affairs Ireland, Creative Ireland and received a commission from Ralph Lauren.
Ciara Scanlan is an Artist and Curator based in Dublin. She holds a Masters in Art in the Digital World from NCAD Dublin and graduated from Crawford College of art in 2005 with a First class BA in Fine Art. In her Art practice she is interested in the ever-present force of the media and its ability to both unify and segregate society. Ciara works primarily through the medium of Video, performance, web based interventions. She is a founding Director of MART since 2007; a multidisciplinary arts organisation that is committed to the development and promotion of Contemporary Visual Arts.
El Harrington is an artist and designer based in Dublin. She works in ceramics and digital and darkroom processes, capturing actions and processes of transformation, to explore human gesture, material legacy and objecthood.