The Laois Arthouse and Laois County Council are pleased to present In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. an exhibition celebrating 10 Years of artist residencies and exhibition making at The Laois Arthouse, curated by Monica Flynn.
Exhibition Preview: 14:00 Saturday 4 December, 2021.
Runs: Tuesday 7 December 2021 – Friday 25 February 2022.
Viewing (13:00 – 17:00) Tues. – Thurs. and by appointment.
With works from over 50 artists, who have engaged with and have been supported by The Laois Arthouse, over the last 10 years, since its establishment by Laois County Council Arts Office in 2011. Artists including: Alice Maher, Bernadette Madden, Cathy Callan, James Hayes, John Keating, Mary Burke, Martin Gale, Nick Miller, Rita Duffy, Patricia Hurl, Steve Shaheen, Therry Rudin, Una Sealy, to name but a few, have responded to a poem The Window Seat by renowned poet Pat Boran.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication and essay by art critic Aidan Dunne. The exhibition highlights the importance of artist spaces in providing platforms for making and showing work and the benefits of cultural spaces as a catalyst for cultural place making in rural communities.
Image Credit: Blank canvas to the blaze (PH painting, study 2021) Nick Miller. Oil pastel on paper, mounted on linen, 30 x 30 cm.