Monday, July 13, 2009

Vanessa Daws 'Escapade' Mixed Media Exhibition

Launch on Friday 17th July at 8.00pm and exhibition runs from 15th July – 7th August 2009

Vanessa’s work is an eclectic mix of brightly coloured paintings, sculpture, drawing and animation. She is inspired by art where the viewer can discover aspects of the work that they can manipulate, manoeuvre or peer into.

As children we look at the world differently, creating our own stories and mythology parallel to the ordinary world; as we grow older this world gets put to one side. Vanessa’s art work explores possibilities of access to these parallel worlds and allows the viewer to temporarily escape the mundane.

Interactive art and participation plays a major role in her own work, this comes from years of working in community arts and having the desire to make art accessible for everyone to share, respond to and enjoy.

Since moving to Ireland in 1997 Vanessa has been working in community arts starting out as a volunteer to designing for art groups such as Macnas in Galway and St Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin. Since 2007 she has been concentrating on pursuing her own visual art practice.

For further information, please contact Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery on 065 707 1630 or

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm.

No admission fee!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Free lunchtime traditional music concert

Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon


A free lunchtime traditional music concert

as part of the Riches of Clare 2009 series.

Friday 3rd July @ 1pm

The concert will take place this Friday, 3rd July 2009 at 1pm in the gallery.
Performers include Conor Crimmins, CaitlĂ­n Nic Gabhann & Damien O’Mhuiris.
Admission is free and all are welcome!

Friday 3rd July
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Admission Free

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