Gary Farrelly. mimeo dispatches 2014108-2014117 (2014) , RO2 Art, Dallas.

A series of new and advanced artworks by Gary Farrelly will be on public display at this years Dallas Art Fair. The body of work is entitled Mimeo Dispatches and will be installed  at the RO2 Art booth  located at coordinates: F14-A. 

The artwork presented at the Dallas Art Fair resonates with Farrelly’s mail art practice in that each of the ten component pieces is stamped, addressed and primed for individual dispatch to either a new petitionee or an established correspondent. As a single larger artwork incrementally generated by exercises in replication, however, the work seems to resist potential dispersal. Viewed in series it suggests an investigation not only into surface texture and visual cadence, but also into discipline, control and artistic rigour in its human-as-machine production processes. These issues occupy an increasingly central part of Farrelly’s current artistic practice and are strongly emphasised in his 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).

Gary Farrelly, Mimeo Dispatch 2014109 (2014), RO2 Art, Dallas.

The Dallas Art Fair is located at FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery)
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas , TX 75201.

Friday, April 11, 2014
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 13, 2014
12:00 AM to 6:00 PM



Gary Farrelly, Mail dispatches displayed under glass at MSURS Museum of Contemporary Art (2014) Republika Srpska.

Gary Farrelly has been dispatching a series of advanced Mail Artworks to MSURS The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska since January 2013. The correspondence artworks have been dispatched at monthly intervals without envelope and are exposed to procedural disturbance, contamination and even destruction during their international transit. The museum was chosen  as a destination / target for Farrelly's Mail Art series due to various idiosyncratic historical, geographical and cultural considerations. The process was instigated unilaterally by the artist and the initial dispatches were not solicited by MSURS. As the process has developed the artwork has accumulated in Republika Srpska and the curatorial staff at the museum have become active collaborators in the process documenting and archiving every piece upon arrival. In December 2013 MSURS requested that the works be incorporated into the museums permanent collection and subsequently the ownership of the works has been officially transferred to MSURS. In February 2014 a selection the of works were shown as part of a group exhibition entitled Iz/usetnosti (which translates as Extraordinaries). The process of dispatching work to Republika Srpska continues and will be accelerated under the auspices of the artist's 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016).

Gary Farrelly, Dispatch 2013114 MSURS The Museum of Contemporary Art (2014) Republika Srpska.



Gary Farrelly, 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014), image courtesy of the artist.
Gary Farrelly’s 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016) has come in to effect and will govern all aspects of his personal and professional operations during the next 24 months.  Semi-officially code-named The Great Turn after the Soviet Union’s monumental first Five-Year Plan, it is the most detailed and ambitious plan to date. ‘The Great Turn promotes productive behaviours that will generate intellectual capacity, economic growth and cultural enlightenment. Any vestiges of jealous perversion currently resident in the artist will be utterly dismantled by 2016. Auto erotic behaviour is targeted for a reduction of 20% - freeing up vital energy that will be diverted to the artist’s Iranian and French operations.
Mail-art/ Kunst Postal will emphasised in the artist’s studio operations and will be the main vehicle for stunning international expansion. Operations in the main territories are to be agglomerated to the following degrees: Belgium +4000%, Texas +600%, United States (excluding Texas) +200% and Ireland +200%. Operations in Germany, Republika Srpska and Norway are not mentioned specifically in the plan but are taken in to account under the heading Bilateral Collaboration (UNKNOWN KNOWN) +700%. Religious fervour has been realigned to exclude any misdirection or Sabotage by the Saturn Society and will body forth at a rate of 100%.

A massive amount of processing power is being allocated to the measurement of the plan itself, an activity that will grow by 400%. Alcohol and red meat consumption will both be held at their current rates under the austerity diet policy which will remain in effect for the duration of the plan. Other notable allocations: Botanic Husbandry +15%, Quality of Footwear +30% and Romantic Openness +200%. The plans is being dispensed and monitored from the artist’s new headquarters in Central Brussels. 

Gary Farrelly, YES YES YES Programming The Great Turn (2014), private collection, England.



Gary Farrelly, Where I come From 1/6 (2013), private collection, Ireland.

Gary Farrelly has created the cover artwork and interior sleeve artwork for Christy Moore's new album Where I Come From (2013). The work is composed of a series of lists and a map programmed with the names of people and places that appear in Moore's song writing. The artworks are being used for television and billboard advertising for Where I come From as well as functioning as set design for television performances including RTE's Late Late Show.



Gary Farrelly, Statistical composition related to Going Postal (2013), private collection, Dallas.

There were 128 units of mail dispatched by Gary Farrelly to the following locations in the first half of 2013. Texas (41 units/ 32%), Ireland (28 units/ 22%), Republika Srpska (10 units/ 9%), Belgium (8 units/ 6%), France (8 units/ 6%), United States *excluding Texas (8 units/ 6%), Germany (7 units/ 5%), England (6 units/ 4%), Canada (3 units/ 2%), Poland (3 units/ 2%), Iran (3 units/ 2%), Italy (1 unit/ 1%), Greece (1 unit/ 1%), Netherlands (1 unit/ 1%) and Norway (1 unit/ 1%). 

The dispatches break down into the following classifications by order of numeric strength: Personal Correspondence (40 units/  31% ), Mail Art/ Postal Art (38 units/  29%), Personal Administration (30 units/ 22% ), Government Bureaucracy (10 units/ 9% ), Miscellaneous (10 units/ 9% ) .

Of the 38 Mail Artworks dispatched in the first half of the year 16 units/ 43% were sent expressly for inclusion in Going Postal, an exhibition of Postal Art production at RE Gallery in Dallas, Texas. 10 units/ 26% were dispatched to The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska. These were sent as part of an ongoing collaboration with that institution. 7 units/ 18% were received by Marfa based artist Sam Schonzeit. Farrelly and Schonzeit both worked on each artwork rotating it between their respective studios unenveloped in the mail. These collaborative works were also exhibited in Going Postal. 5 units/ 13% went to other parties at miscellaneous locations. 



Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas.

Going Postal - an exhibition of diverse postal art production, processes and materials. Including works by:

Michael Corris
John Pomara
Sam Schonzeit

Opening Reception 7-10 pm Friday August 16
Art Talk/ Pot Luck 7-9 pm Sunday August 18
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat  12-6 pm and by appointment
The show will close on September 14

RE Gallery
1717 Gould Street
Dallas Texas 75215



(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.
(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, [detail] Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.



Gary Farrelly, Mail Art 2013080, RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Gary Farrelly** is participating in a mail art collaboration with Dallas curator Wanda Dye and Texan artist 's Michael Corris, John Pomara and Sam Schonzeit. The project which is called Going Postal will see the artists dispatch artworks without envelope via the standard postal system. Wanda Dye is the receiving hand and is documenting and categorizing each arrival. The collaboration will culminate in an exhibition of the works entitled Going Postal at Dallas's RE Gallery this coming August.

**Mail-Art is a core gesture emphasized in Farrelly's 4th 2 year development plan (2013-2015). Pieces are mailed without envelope in the standard post, thus exposed to bureaucratic alteration and procedural molestation. Whole exhibitions are incrementally transmitted in this manner. 



Gary Farrelly, Leigh Bowery International Airport (2012), RO2 Art, Dallas.

Terminal Compositions
November 9 - December 8, 2012

110 North Akard Street/ Dallas, Texas 75210/ (214) 803-9575/ www.ro2art.com

Friday, November 9, 7 - 10pm

Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Gary Farrelly would like to thank Marina Guinness, Oisin Byrne, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Violet Ogden, Camilla Monroe and RO2 Art for their generosity, support and assistance at all stages in the execution of this project. It is sincerely and profoundly appreciated. 



Gary Farrelly, airport postcard #2 (2012), Parkingallery Projects, Tehran.

A series of small and medium artworks by Gary Farrelly will be shown as part of an exhibition entitled Control Tower at Tehran's Parkingallery Projects. The artworks are mail art correspondence dispatched to the exhibition's curator Amirali Ghasemi as part of an ongoing bilateral dialogue. The mail art pieces will be installed alongside three technocratic drawings created especially for the exhibition.This is the second time the Farrelly has worked with Parkingallery Projects: The first being in 2008 when he participated in The First International Roaming Biennial of Tehran.  

Parkingallery project presents
Control Tower
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Projects
Mona Abbaspour / Mojtaba Adibi / Borna Ahmadi /Mojtaba Amini  / Ghazaleh Bahiraie  / Shilan Borhani  / Anita Esfandiari / Gary Farrelly / Pegah Feizabadi / Amirali Ghasemi / Anahita Hekmat / Honmoz New Art Group  / Yashar Lavaee / Mahta Saghafi / Hamed Sahihi / Parvin Shokri / Martin Shamounpoor / Tehran Carnival and John Mattavosian

11th of April 2012, 15 – 20
Public Viewing: 12th – 24th April 12-20 Thu. 12-18  &  Fri. from 17-20.
Gallery is closed on Saturdays instead of Tuesdays.

No2.Golestan Blvd. Africa (Jordan) Blvd. Tehran



Gary Farrelly, The artist as autonomous coastal city state(2011)[detail] , image courtesy of the artist.

All roads lead to Neustern
November 10 - November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 7 - 10pm
Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tuesday through Sunday, 11 - 5pm



Gary Farrelly, January Data (2010), private collection, Ireland

GuerillaArts is proud to host Great Development: an exhibition of new works on paper by Gary Farrelly curated by Patrick Short. An opening reception is being hosted this Friday, November 12, 2010 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. A second mid run public opening will be held on Friday 19th 17:00 - 21:00hrs. Runs until 27 November 2010 by appointment.

Guerilla Arts,
1900 North Haskell,
Dallas 75204.