Category: Munster


Place & Movement | Young Curators Project at Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Clare

19 January to 24 February 2018

The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is announces its new exhibition for January 2018, Place & Movement.

Drawing from works held in the Clare County Council Art Collection, the show is curated by students from Scoil Mhuire and Ennistymon VEC, following four months of workshops and field trips investigating the role of the curator. The Young Curators Project participants have chosen 17 pieces from the Collection, including work by Eithne Jordan, Louis le Brocquy, Jean Regan, Deirdre O’Mahony and Brian Bourke. The group have also made their own work in response, which will be show in the Red Couch Project Space. The project is funded by the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme and is supported by Clare County Council.

The exhibition will be opened by Clare Arts Officer Siobhán Mulcahy and is accompanied by a limited edition catalogue available from the Gallery. For more information about the Young Curators Project, please visit the website.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


Optic Nerve | Group Exhibition at South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel

12 January 24 February 2018

Four artists from the KCAT Studio (Callan, Co. Kilkenny) with a particular connection to Tipperary will be exhibited in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Eileen Mulrooney will show paintings inspired by her observations while working in Camphill Ballytobin. Thomas Barron presents large scale paintings of his renowned colour compositions and Francis Casey will show work from his current serious of famous faces. Sinéad Fahey draws on memory by imaginatively recalling and documenting important people and moments in her life and in the life of her friends.

South Tipperary Arts Centre,
25 Gladstone Street
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877
E: info@southtippartscentre.ie
W: southtippartscentre.ie


10 Stories to Dust | Keith Currams at Garter Lane Arts Centre

4 to 27 January

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present ’10 Stories to Dust’, a solo exhibition by artist Keith Currams. The R+H Hall building on Waterford’s North Quay has, at different times, been a landmark, a source of employment, an eyesore but always a talking point for anyone who has spent time in Waterford City. It was one of the last structures of an industrial past and symbolic of Ireland’s shared industrial heritage.

When the demolition of the building was confirmed, the artist began to visually document this process. The resulting series of photographs charts the very public process of destruction through abstract and pictorial compositions. Depictions of the interaction of man, machine, pigeon and structure encourage reflection on the dismantling of the last behemoth of our shared industrial past. The series of large scale photographic prints are presented with accompanying audio installation; a social history of first-hand accounts, anecdotal recollections and contemporary opinions about the significance of the R&H Hall building.

This exhibition creates a dialogue about industry and cultural identity in Waterford and how industrial decline has impacted the City socially and culturally. An eyesore to some, an icon to all and always a curiosity; 10 Stories to Dust explores many facets of this building and its demise visually and aurally.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


Taciturn | Anne Tweedy at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

4 to 27 January

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Taciturn’, a solo exhibition by Anne Tweedy. Anne Tweedy is a recent graduate of the Waterford Institute of Technology Department of Creative and Performing Arts and 2017 recipient of the Garter Lane Graduate Studio Bursary.

Her work explores the effect of childhood experiences on our adult lives. Her work examines childhood vulnerability, influenced by the Syrian refugee crisis and, closer to home, the Tuam babies scandal.

‘As children, we have no power to protect ourselves and no voice to speak out- we are dependent on our caregivers, as well as chance or circumstance- my work focuses on the vulnerability of childhood and how these experiences impact us into adulthood.’
This new body of work employs both sculpture and photography to explore the suffering endured by children and the impact of their damaged lives.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


Art of the Heart | Group Exhibition at South Tipperary Arts Centre

1 December to 6 January

‘The Art of the Heart’, a group exhibition of Tipperary artists, with work by Gerry Davis, Mary Finn, Noel Long, Marie O’Driscoll, Ciarnad Ryan, Philip Ryan, Dóirín Saurus and Andy Whelan, curated by Denise Meagher.

South Tipperary Arts Centre
25 Gladstone Street
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877
E: info@southtippartscentre.ie
W: southtippartscentre.ie


1985 | Alé Mercado at The Source Arts Centre

8 December to 20 January

‘1985’ is a graphic novel drama set in rural Ireland not that long ago; artist and illustrator Alé Mercado does his personal interpretation of Federico García Lorca’s classic The House of Bernarda Alba. Relocating the story to Ireland, we see a family in crisis following the death of their father as each struggles to come to terms with their own place at home and in their community. The full novel will be displayed on the walls of the Gallery.

Alé was born in Granada, the same place where Federico García Lorca (whose work is the base of 1985) was from. Although he studied and worked as an industrial engineer, his passion always was comics. That took him to eventually quit his job with a major corporation and focus on graphic design, illustration, and comics (which he considers the same discipline). Alé has been working in all areas of design as well as publish his own children books and comics. Over the years his work has been gathering some recognition. Recently he was shortlisted for the prestigious Observer/Comica/Jonathan Cape Short Story Competition and earlier in the year he was also shortlisted for the IDI Irish Design Awards. He is based in Kilkenny since 2003 where he lives with Siobhán and their two children.

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The Source Arts Centre
Cathedral Street,
Thurles,
County Tipperary
T: +353 504 90204
E: boxoffice@sourcearts.ie
W: thesourceartscentre.ie


Interfaces | PhD/MFA Interim Exhibition at Burren College of Art

9 December to 23 January

Burren College of Art is pleased to host the PhD|MFA Interim Exhibition, “Interfaces”, along with the Study Abroad undergraduate end-of-year exhibition, “Soup and a Bage”l, and postgraduate Open Studios.

Interfaces presents the work of Tanya de Paor and Melissa Cayford who are exploring connections between the environment, the human body and the era we live in which is referred to as the anthropocene.

The exhibition will be opened by Anne Mullee, curator of the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.

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


Trasna VII | Open Exhibition at The Courthouse Gallery

9 December to 13 January

Trasna is The Courthouse Gallery & Studios’ annual open submission exhibition featuring A5 work in any medium, and is open to everyone including professional and non-professional artists.

This year Trasna VII will take place in our Red Couch Space.

All works will be priced at €50.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


AONTACHT | Fundraising Exhibition at The Courthouse Gallery and Studios

9 December to 13 January

The Courthouse Gallery and Studios is proud to present AONTACHT (‘unity’) a winter fundraising exhibition featuring works by 21 artists from Co Clare and beyond. As well as providing an opportunity to acquire work by luminaries such as recent Savills Art Prize winner Samuel Walsh or emerging painters Kay Maahs and Mollie Douthit, AONTACHT offers an insight into the practice of these generous artists. Working in media including ceramic, print, painting and textiles, the works demonstrate both the diversity and quality of art being produced in Ireland, and in the county. AONTACHT will operate a ‘silent auction’ where visitors can bid on works over the course of the show, or they can secure a print or painting they love by opting for the ‘buy it now’ price. All works will offer a reserve or buy-it-now cost significantly less than the artist’s guide price.

The full catalogue of works is available on the website.

Exhibiting artists: Samuel Walsh, Gerry O’Mahony, Kaye Maahs, Josephine Geaney, Mike O’Connor, Fionola Graham, Judy O’Sullivan Jackie Askew, Fiona O’Dwyer, Mollie Douthit, Cormac O’Leary, Mary Fahy, Isabelle Gaborit, Christine Porter, Trudi van der Elsen, Cassandra Dorer, Sara Foust, Joke Burrsma, Zuzana Jezikova, Will O’Kane, Ian Wieczorek.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


Draiocht na Nollag | Christmas Group Show at Joan Clancy Gallery, Co. Waterford

2-3; 9-10; 16-17 December
Exhibition opening on Saturday 2 December, 3pm

Joan Clancy Gallery is best known for showcasing paintings by some of Ireland’s finest established and young emerging artists.

Draíocht na Nollag will feature exciting new works by Damaris Lysaght, Ciara Gormley, Andrea Jameson, Katarzyna Gajewska, Noeleen Crossan, James O’Donoghue, Blawnin Clancy, Rayleen Clancy and others.

Located in Mweelahorna, Ring, between the Cunnigar Beach and Coláiste na Rinne overlooking Dungarvan Bay in the unspoilt Co Waterford Gaeltacht in Ireland’s Ancient East, the renowned gallery is sometimes featured on radio and TV arts and culture programmes.

Joan Clancy Gallery
Mweelahorna, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
T: 086 813 4597
E: info@joanclancygallery.com
W: joanclancygallery.com


CRÍN, Morley Hill | Nik Taylor at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

6 November to 8 December

Towering in Siamsa Tíre’s vaulted gallery, CRÍN is a skeletal monolith of wooden forms; a stilted mechanical monument to the forgotten triumphs of modernity.

Constructed on-site using locally found materials, its origins are in science fiction themes, architectural folly and the local surroundings.This exhibition also features a new series of paintings on paper and recently made small-scale mechanical Chrinetics.

CRÍN is the first Irish project from Morley Hill. It follows on from sister exhibitions, CHRINE in London’s Block 336 gallery (2013), and KRIN in Norway’s Kurant gallery (2014).

Morley Hill is one of multiple pseudonyms used by the UK born artist Nik Taylor. Through the Morley Hill project, Taylor channels his fascination with the found object and its everyday chance encounter. He constructs incongruous throwaway worlds governed by self imposed rules and, what he describes as, ‘anti-rules’. His fairy tale, absurd and sacred assemblages challenge the limits of our imagination as they endeavour to rekindle the forgotten impulses of our personal and cultural histories. Often cryptic and wilfully ambiguous, Taylor mingles Art Historical motifs with moments from literary fiction, architecture and science. Wooden forms, glued and screwed together are articulated into a visual language that signposts real and imagined events from personal narratives and an ongoing journey of self-discovery.

Siamsa Tíre
Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry
T: +353 66 7186191
W: siamsatire.com


Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair at Garter Lane Arts Centre

28 November to 23 December 2017

Explore the finest range of exclusive gift ideas handmade by local craftspeople at the annual Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair. Over 40 craftspeople have come together to showcase some of the superb range of high quality products currently available anywhere in Ireland. The Waterford Crafts Christmas Craft Fair is a must see during your visit to the Winterval Festival. Everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping is all under one roof in this; the 34th year of the Southeast’s longest running Christmas Craft Fair.

Waterford Crafts members produce a wide variety of craft products from handwoven baskets and rugs to hand cut silver jewellery, water colour and oil paintings to quirky ceramics, handmade timber products and wood-turned creations to hand stitched leather belts and handbags, and luxury silk textiles to organic and aromatic skincare products and candles.

Why not create your own Christmas gifts this year and participate in one of the Waterford Crafts Workshops taking place in the Garter Lane Studios during the Winterval festivities. Learn how to make bespoke Christmas cards at the Festive Quilling Workshop with Karolina Laser on the 29th November, create your own Christmas willow decoration at the Festive Willow Workshop with basket weaver Cathy Hayden on Wednesday 6th December and on Wednesday 13th December make your own Christmas themed monoprints at the Festive Card Making Workshop with Sharon Fleming.

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


UISCE | Group Exhibition at Garter Lane Centre, Waterford

3 to 25 November 2017

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present Uisce, a group exhibition of seascapes by eight Irish artists – David Smith, Carol Kennedy, Verona Stellet, Blawnin Clancy, Barry Edwards, Maria Dowling, Cathy Walsh and Rachel Ryan. This exhibition presents seascapes which document a series of real and imagined coastlines and water scenes, through a variety of media including painting, drawing and installation.

Uisce explores the sea and the coast as a source of creative inspiration and a wider metaphor for the ebb and flow which we experience in our lives and which the poet Pablo Naruda presents in his poem, It is Born (Nace).

Admission free and all are welcome. Free guided tours for primary, post primary and third level student groups, adult learners and community groups are available – for bookings, contact gallery@garterlane.ie

Garter Lane Arts Centre
O’Connell Street, Waterford
T: 051 855038
E: gallery@garterlane.ie
W: garterlane.ie


Shadows of the Earth | Patsy Connolly at Burren College of Art

2 November to 1 December
The exhibition will be opened by Mary O’Flaherty on Thursday 2 November, 6pm

Burren College of Art is pleased to host an exhibition by Burren-based artist, Patsy Connolly.
The works in this exhibition express the notion of duality: darkness and light, death and rebirth, consciousness and the unconscious. They underscore the multilayered and mysterious nature of our lives, where spirits, ghosts, ancestral influences, inner voices, and untold stories all have their place and need to be integrated if we are to attain some semblance of wholeness.

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


Fragments | Carolyn Wall at Red Couch Space, The Courthouse Gallery

28 October to 2 December

Working in glass and ceramics, Carolyn Wall is interested in the transformative powers of the kiln, which can mutate materials into new objects. For this exhibition she uses a combination of recycled glass, ceramics, hessian, copper wire and flax to create Fragments, an installation suspended from on high. Investigating ideas of presence and absence, the work also uses light and shadow as an invisible component, playing on notions of human strength and fragility.

The Courthouse Gallery,
Parliament Street,
Ennistymon,
Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


Daniel Chester, Carin McCana and Brian Twomey at The Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare

28 October to 2 December

Three new exhibitions in our main gallery explore themes of rural commonage, the modern and medieval mind and the perspective of a rural postman. While appearing to have a disparate relationship to one another, each artist is concerned with teasing out representations of landscape, place, superstition and reality.

Beyond the Plains | Daniel Chester
Daniel Chester explores rural commonage through his large-scale landscapes painted on aluminium, which draw on 19th century romantics including David Caspar Friedrich and William Blake. Like the Romantics, he is interested in the natural world with its seasonal cycle of birth, death and resurrection. His landscapes are charged with atmosphere, and occasionally, menace, curiously devoid of people and animals.

New Age Medieval | Carin McCana
Drawing on Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece The Cure of Folly, Carin McCana is interested in parallels between the medieval and the modern mind. Bosch often warned his viewers not to be swayed by superstition, while at the same time giving form to the spirits and gremlins imagined by his subjects. In this exhibition, McCana investigates modern suspicion around science and logic, her vibrant figurative compositions offering a departure from previous abstract works.

A Postman Connects | Brian Twomey
In his daily rounds as a postman in North Clare and South Galway, Brian Twomey has seen many changes along his regular route. He uses these years of observation to build a picture of the area as seen through his eyes, at once connected to the place yet distanced by his role as the viewer inside the post van. At times riotous, always joyful, and charged with energy, Twomey has a keen eye for the detail of country life and the developments of the modern world.

The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
T: 065 707 1630
E: info@thecourthousegallery.com
W: thecourthousegallery.com


Here and Through | Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica at South Tipperary Arts Centre

9 October to 27 October 2017

Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica invite the audience to experience the present as a personal journey via an interactive mixed-media installation. A short video piece will be shown as part of the work, representing the endless voyage of a soul through past, present and future.

‘Here and Through’ will be the opening event of the Tipperary Dance Platform Internation Dance Festival.

All are welcome.

South Tipperary Arts Centre
25 Gladstone Street
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
T: 052 61 27877
E: info@southtippartscentre.ie
W: southtippartscentre.ie


Halcyon Days | Group Exhibition at glór, Ennis, Co. Clare

13 October 2017 to 13 January 2018

glór is delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon Days, a group exhibition of mixed media work from both established and emerging artists on Friday 13th October at 6.30pm.

Artists nationwide were asked to respond to the theme of Halcyon Days, a phrase which we now use nostalgically, recalling the seemingly endless sunny days of youth.

Ceramic work is presented by Helen Griffin, Niamh Harte and Jane Seymour; textile artists include Joke Buursma and Nicola Henley, and beautiful fine art prints come from Ria Czerniak-LeBov; Norah Brennan; Debbie Godsell; Maeve Coulter; Johnny Horne and Louise Leonard. The work of two photographers features – that of Hennessey Award nominee Gerry Blake and Mark Baker with his Portraits of Hebron. Sara Dowling has produced a fascinating video and performance piece, whilst Maree Hensey and Catriona Moloney have created work that is both poignant and magical, and laden with nostalgia.

Painters featured include Nathalie El Baba, Vivienne Bogan, Imelda Bradly, Tom Climent, Wil Gilchrist, Kevin Lowery, Jill Miller, Adam Pomeroy and David Smith. Each painter has responded to the theme differently and has created captivating and inspirational work for glór’s gallery spaces.

One artist will receive a €2500 Curator’s Award on the opening evening of the exhibition.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday 13th October by Dr. Eleanor Flegg, Writer and Craft Historian.

glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
T: 065 684 3103
E: info@glor.ie
W: glor.ie