Date(s) - 01/02/2020 - 16/02/2020
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
126 Artist-Run Gallery
126 Gallery is pleased to invite you to the preview of CAOL ÁIT cuid a dó, Saturday the 1st of January, 6 – 9 pm. The exhibition will run Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 6 pm until the 16th of February.
CAOL ÁIT features the work of the four artists selected for the 2019 Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award (EIARA) at the Burren College of Art: Tara Carroll, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, Siobhán O’Callaghan, Blaine O’Donnell.
The EIARA, now in its fourth year, gives four selected artists a one-month residency award followed by exhibitions in the Burren College of Art gallery and with us, the 126 Gallery.
Of uncertain historical origin, the Irish term caol áit -commonly translated as a thin place– describes locations of traditional significance where it is believed that the separation between the physical world and spiritual realms is thinner, less substantial, more easily traversed.
Caol áit alludes to the artists’ shared interest in the rich material and intangible cultural heritage of the Burren. Bringing together four diverse practices, the exhibition features works that have emerged from their research into local archaeology, folklore, geology, language and customs.
The exhibition will also host a live performance by Tara Carroll on the evening of the opening.