David O’Reilly, Frances Crowe, Niamh Smith, Rajinder Singh, Joshua Armitage, Michaela O’Connell, Gabhann Dunne, Enda Burke, David Lunney, Stephanie McGowan, Margaret Corcoran, Lynn Kennedy, Rosie Nugent
These Past Three Months. has been created in response to the sped-up timetable of re-opening after COVID 19 and this period of isolation. The Courthouse Gallery & Studios believes it is important for us to mark the reopening of our gallery and the re-ignition of the sector with an exhibition which is indicative of the time we are in and which can reflect on our experiences over the past three months. The exhibition also forms a path for the gallery to support a range of artists as we emerge from lockdown and isolation.
These Past Three Months. the exhibition will bring together artworks which exemplify the lived experiences of people and artists during these extremely difficult times. 111 days from the 12th of March to 29th June -the official reopening of galleries and museums in the Republic of Ireland, this exhibition will take a moment to reflect and provide a meaningful experience for visitors back into the gallery after so long away. The work explores themes of isolation, frustration, race and the activities we undertook to stave off boredom and loneliness. From exploring our local areas through physical activities and that scruffy head of hair with home haircuts to work created in the lead up to and during this time.
There will be a digital opening event to mark the first day of the exhibition with images and a live walk around on the 3rd of July at 6 pm. These past three months will run until the 1st of August. There will be some digital events and resources for those who can not make it to the gallery yet and will be open to the public at our regular opening times of 12 to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Please be considerate of others when visiting the gallery, use sanitiser provided at the entrance and follow all social distancing and hand washing guidelines to help prevent any further spread of the virus.