OCAP (Oughterard Courthouse Arts Programme) is delighted to present RIANTA – Traces of our past which is the first Exhibition of our Summer Arts Programme for 2020 and features the work of uachtarARTS Community Art Group. The Exhibition had originally been planned as part of the SET IN STONE project which was selected for Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas programme. SET IN STONE is based on the research of local archaeologist and historian Bill Daly, who has traced the history of Oughterard back to neolithic times, each of our Summer Exhibitions feature work in response to this research. The project has been postponed till the Summer of 2021 due to covid 19 but we plan to host the Exhibitions online at www.ocap.ie
RIANTA – Traces of our past features the work of Artists Catherine O’Leanachain, Clare Hansen, Deirdre Stephens, Gil Cusack, Grainne MacManus, Jess Walsh, Kathleen Hinde, Lelia NiChathmhaoil, Mary Byrne, Maureen Mooney, Maria Hutton, Molly McHenry, Olga Magliocco, Philippa Maguire, Shona Butler, Simon Hamnell and Susanne Keane. The Exhibition represents the broad range of skills of the members of uachtarARTS.
uachtarARTS aim is to raise the profile of the arts in the Oughterard area, support artists and craftspeople and develop innovative ways of engaging with the arts in an inclusive environment. The group meets on Tuesday mornings in The Courthouse in Oughterard to skill-share, run workshops and provide a social resource for artists and community members interested in the arts. uachtarARTS would like to thank Galway County Council, the Clann Resource Centre and The Courthouse for their continued support.
Image: Susanne Keane “Cave”