Category: Munster

Annual Members Exhibition

17 August to 23 September

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art is proud to announce its second annual members open exhibition of fine and applied arts.

The exhibition contains a variety of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, new media, printmaking, photography, and installation by twenty three Artists.

This Annual members exhibition is an open opportunity for graduates, emerging and established artists from Ireland and abroad.

6 Lombard Street
Waterford, Ireland
T: 087 196 1923

Dr. Nadia Kelbova | Justyna Kielbowicz at South Tipperary Arts Centre

10 August to 3 September

Dr. Nadia Kelbova was born in 1961 in Krasnogorsk, a small city in Russia. After she graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology she moved to the United States to continue studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kelbova was very passionate about physics, particularly quantum physics. At the age of 23, she began to work at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey, where she spent her days and nights searching for questions to the answers that she had in her mind. She was almost immediately recognised by her peers as an exceptional talent and celebrated internationally for her research involving electromagnetic, light and gravitational waves.

Kelbova’s experiments were being published widely when she began to work on a project to free the minds of all humans from the horrible and terrible technologies created at the end of Second World War and through to the Cold War. When she was sure she was right, Kelbova presented her most spectacular research to date, this time about the use of psychotronic weaponry in Europe, Asia and the United States. Her success was rewarded differently this time and jealous competitors suggested a harder tap of the democratic stick should have been administered the day she landed in the free world.

South Tipperary Arts Centre
25 Gladstone Street
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877

Passage of Sound | Shelagh Honan at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Co. Clare

14 to 21 August

‘Passage of Sound’ is an outdoor video installation commissioned by Clare County Council for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 hosted in Ennis. This 22-minute audio-visual film was created specifically to integrate with the architecture of the site surrounding the River Fergus in the oldest part of the town and to explore our relationship to the living landscape through the traditions of Irish music and dance. On every evening of the Fleadh between August 13th and the 20th after dusk, ‘Passage of Sound’ can be seen from the Club Bridge area of Ennis.

The narrative features a lone character who crosses the landscape encountering music and dance along the way. The journey is a metaphorical one, presenting the experience of the artist who travels to the edge in search of music and sound.

Extraordinary Ceramics | Charlie Mahon at Mill Cove Gallery, Cork

10 to 24 August

Charlie Mahon graduated from Crawford College of Art in sculpture and then went to the University of Mississippi, USA to study ceramics with Professor Ron Dale. On returning to Ireland he concentrated on using clay as an art form. He uses his sculptural background with his wild and witty imagination to bring forth images moulded in clay. His work has a great sense of enjoyable comedy.

Mill Cove Gallery
The Beara Peninsula
Co. Cork
T: 353 2770393

ON EDGE | Mira Cantor at Burren College of Art Gallery

10 August to 30 September

Burren College of Art is pleased to host an exhibition by Boston-based artist, Mira Cantor. Cantor’s paintings and drawings have been inspired by the Burren and issues of climate change, water and the disruptions in our natural world.

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T: +353 (0)657077200
E: Lisa Newman

The Human Flock | Clare Langan at Lismore Castle Arts

5 August to 1 October

We are living at a critical moment in time, with major political, economic and ecological shifts and crisis, and The Human Flock shines a light on the fragility of humankind and the planet. The film sees a group of people navigate their way through an abyss of black water and fog. Somewhere between this world and elsewhere this emotive work looks at isolation and alienation of the individual, conflict and strife, and the need for connection and unity. The film equally suggests some form of underworld while having deep resonances with our contemporary lives.

Lismore Castle Arts
Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford
T: (058) 54288

Under the Same Stars | Blawnin Clancy at Tipperary Excel Arts Centre

25 July to 25 August

Under the Same Stars is Blawnin Clancy’s response to time spent on Artist Residencies at Convento Sao Francisco de Mértola, Portugal and in Cill Rialaig in Co Kerry.

These locations both hold a resonance of those who lived, worked and worshiped there. She based her work on the coming of the evening time; the cooling of the air, the sounds of the night, the smell of the herbal plants, the dry earth radiating out the heat of the day into the atmosphere and the familiar appearance of the stars in the sky. The exhibition comprises of 25 small scale works in oils, watercolours and photography. The exhibition is free and all are welcome. Show runs until 25 July 2017

Tipperary Excel Arts Centre
Mitchell St.
T: (062)80520

Recent Graduate Exhibition at Joan Clancy Gallery

14 to 29 July

As part of Joan Clancy Gallery’s ongoing commitment to promoting emerging talent, we have selected three CIT Crawford College of Art + Design graduates Roisin Downey, Brendan Ryan and Robyn Deasy to exhibit in Joan Clancy Gallery.

Roisin Downey’s awards include two CIT Purchase Prizes and one piece was purchased by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for the State Collection. Brendan Ryan is the recipient of two exhibition awards and an Internship from the Ceramics Dept in Crawford, his work is also in the OPW, CIT and PM Group collections. Honoured with three awards at the Crawford graduates exhibition, Robyn Deasy is part of the Cork City Council Collection.

Joan Clancy Gallery
Mweelahorna, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
T: 086 813 4597

About Women | Manuela Madeira at The Old Market House Art Centre, Co. Waterford

16 June to 30 July

In this new body of work, her figurative and abstract images of women explore and demonstrate how their experiences, emotions and sensations as the female of the species are expressed and can be seen in depictions of their physical presence.

Manuela, a Mozambican born artist, creates challenging pieces imbued with layers of meaning that invite the viewer to develop a relationship with the subject of the painting and to explore, understand and imagine the storyline underlying it.

The Old Market House Art Centre
Co. Waterford
T: (058) 48944

Adrift With Uncertainty | Kathryn Kelly at The Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare

30 June to 29 July

“Adrift with Uncertainty’ is a series of landscape-based photographic works, taken during a time when Kathryn Kelly was living abroad during a period of personal significance. Working with the medium of photography she undertook to document her observations of the natural environment as a means to create and reveal accounts of emotional, psychological and sensory experiences. The works which are figurative in nature are a contemplation on our position in, and connection to, place and time within our outer surroundings and inner experience. They act metaphorically, to express the fragility and transience of the passing of time.

The Courthouse Gallery
Parliament Street,
Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630

Alchemy | Isabelle Gaborit at The Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare

30 June to 29 July

In her studio on the scenic shores of Lough Derg, Isabelle Gaborit has rekindled the ancient painting process of encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax. Her creative process involves the application of semi-transparent layers of wax, paint, photography and pigment, striving to create depth and translucency without compromising the spirit of the medium or subject matter.

In this exhibition Isabelle Gaborit was compelled to explore the primal theme of light embedded in our connection to watery depths and fiery furnaces. She strives to conjure up a sense of mystery in the works, in order to ignite the imagination of the viewer and reflect on the aesthetic power of light enhanced through layers of translucent beeswax. Beeswax has been used since ancient times to preserve, protect and seal. The encaustic layering process allows the capturing of the dynamics of flow, light and imagery emerging in unexpected ways, luring the viewer to dive in ghostly pools and through fiery gateways.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630

Puppet | Screening at Glor, Ennis

7 July

Ennis Street Arts Festival is delighted to present and Premiere ‘Puppet’ a Film, at Glór, Ennis. A fascinating study of American puppetry’s fraught history, from its marginalisation as children’s theatre to its sudden explosion in popularity as high art.

David Soll’s Puppet Film tracks the making of New York puppeteer Dan Hurlin’s production ‘Disfamer’, based on the life of eccentric, Depression-era Arkansas photographer, Mike Disfarmer whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever. Puppet Film gives a wider view of the art of puppetry, which provides the audiences with an understanding of how puppeteers bring life to these creations and how emotions are projected onto them and into the audience.

If you are an artists, film maker, film producer, art student or just love performance art, this documentary will inspire your creativity and will provide you with a rare networking opportunity with these fantastic artists from New York.

Puppet Film will be followed by a Q+A by David Soll, Film Director (NY), Hannah Rosenzweig, Film Producer (NY), Chris Green, Puppeteer(NY) and Tommy Baker from Your Man Puppets (Ireland).

glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
T: 065 684 3103

Ag Feachaint Siar | Exhibition at Siamsa Tire, Co. Kerry

26 June to 16 September 2017
Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry

Almost 50 years ago, the first performance by the National Folk Theatre was presented to an audience in Balloonagh School in Tralee. Now, safely housed in our purposed-built theatre, we take a look at that first production, Fadó Fadó which still features in our Festival of Folk, along with more recent productions. Ag Féachaint Siar presents images, costumes and memorabilia from these shows and gives an insight into how the performances and staging have changes over the years.

The Burren Annual 2017 | Susan Giles and Jeff Carter at Burren College of Art

22 June to 28 July

The Burren Annual 2017 features sculpture, video, and sound art by Chicago-based artists, Susan Giles and Jeff Carter. By physically constructing the moment of recalled experience through material interpretations of gesture, Giles seeks to provide the viewer with the opportunity to reflect on the way multiple individuals’ memories are part of the collective experience of public monuments. In his sound installation, Carter is guided by the idea of the castle as an architectural “body” where history of place and acoustical architecture are explored.

Contact: Lisa Newman

Burren College of Art
Newtown Castle, Newtown, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T: (065) 707 7200

Lucid Dream | Emma Barone at Middle Country Cafe + Crafts, Co. Tipperary

18 May to 24 June 2017
Middle Country Cafe + Crafts, Main St, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary

Lucid Dream by Emma Barone.
All Barone’s work is connected, strong colours, imagery and the way that they amalgamate are consistent in all her work, past and present. Elements of trees, water, space, sky. The microcosm and macrocosm of nature weren’t intentional, they just appeared in the paintings as if there was a higher power at work.
Barone’s inspiration comes from visions that arise from lucid dreaming, where she becomes conscious when asleep and aware that she is dreaming, manipulating the dream as she desires, taking elements of the dreams, using that imagery and then actually making the work, not to mention the visual intermixture at play, the colour combinations and the way it all works together in creative harmony. |

The Visual Time Traveller | Alison Hackett + Origin Creative, Garter Lane, Waterford

17 June to 26 August 2017
Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford
Openings: 16 June, 1pm University Hospital Waterford
17 June, 2.30pm  Garter Lane Arts Centre

The Visual Time Traveller encapsulates 500 years of history, art and science in a series of unique designs which emerged from a collaboration between author, Alison Hackett and Origin Creative. Most recently exhibited as part of the Global Irish Design Challenge, The Visual Time Traveller now travels to Waterford where 500 years of history will be told across two venues- from the artistic movements of the 16th to 18th centuries in University Hospital Waterford to the medical discoveries and historic milestones of the 19th and 20th centuries in Garter Lane Arts Centre.
The Visual Time Traveller opens in University Hospital Waterford on Friday June 16th at 1pm and in Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford on Saturday June 17th at 2.30pm, with live illustrative performances by members of Illustrators Ireland and The Comics Lab from 3.30pm
Opening Hours: Tues- Sat 11am- 5.30pm and during evening performances.

The Visual Time Traveller book will be available from The Book Centre Waterford and Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Image reproduced by permission of 21st Century Renaissance. Copyright Alison Hackett, 21st Century Renaissance. Designed by Origin Creative, Dublin.

Without the Words | Group Show at Garter Lane, Waterford

17 June to 26 August 2017 | Opening: 17 June, 2.30
Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell St, Waterford

In most circumstances, an illustrator will respond to a brief which is communicated either through written or spoken word. As supporters of visual literacy, Illustrators Ireland tell visual stories, putting the pictures first- without the words. Here they tell their stories; visually stimulating the imagination to respond by creating an individual narrative rather than a prescribed story.

Illustrators Ireland is a community of professional illustrators working together to actively raise the profile of Irish illustration as a dynamic and cutting edge art form. Over 30 illustrators feature in Without the Words including Steve Simpson, Alan Clarke and current Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch.

Without the Words opens in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Saturday June 17th at 2.30pm with live illustrative performances by members of Illustrators Ireland and The Comics Lab from 3.30pm. The experience will be a fully immersive storytelling performance which combines music, sound design, projected illustration and live performance in what feels like a cross between theatre and animation. Featuring: Sarah Bowie, Eoin Coveney, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Debbie Jenkinson, Elida Maiques, Ale Mercado, David McClelland and Fintan Taite. |


Launch of Gaining Ground, Major New Public Art Programme Co. Clare

Thursday 15 June, 2pm

Re-Imagining our Futures through lasting Public Art Encounters
Clare County Council Public Art Programme 2017-2020

Clare County Council’s Arts Office is embarking on a new chapter in its encounter with Public Art. Gaining Ground is a major new Public Art Programme. The aim of the programme will be to utilize the pooled resources of the Per Cent for Art Schemes of Clare County Council and the Office of Public Works to maximise their potential. The programme comprising of four strands will take place in North and West Clare, Shannon and Ennis, between 2017-2020 and includes the projects:

1. ‘Legacy I and II’ – North Clare – 2017-2019 – 4 six-month residency projects will be selected to take place over a 2 year timeframe
2. ‘ Re-imagining the Rural’- West Clare – 2017-2018 –A single residency project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
3. ‘Dancing Together’ – Shannon – 2017-2018 – A single project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
4. ‘Reflections’ – Ennis – 2019-2020 – Publication and Symposium

The launch of Gaining Ground will be held at glór, Ennis, with guest speaker Annette Moloney (curator, public art specialist) and Rusangano Family. Following the launch, Siobhán Mulcahy (Arts Officer) and Sally O’Leary (Programme Co-ordinator) will be available to answer questions.

The programme has been devised to have a strong community ethos and therefore it is anticpated that both artists and community groups will be interested in attending the launch to learn more about the details of the programme.

Details available from; and or contact Sally O’Leary