Friday, November 20, 2009

'A Festive Review' - Christmas Show 2009 opening Friday 27th November at 8pm

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery presents ‘A Festive Review’ Christmas Show, celebrating the creative achievements of the past year.

Courthouse Gallery is launching the annual Christmas show on Friday 27th November at 8pm with live music from local musicians Christy Barry and Colin Nee. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.  A Festive Review will run from Friday 27th November until Thursday 14th January 2010. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 12pm – 4pm daily. No admission fee.

A Festive Review celebrates the creative achievements of the past year. The gallery is proud to look back on 2009, highlighting 23 artists who contributed to the artistic excellence and success of the gallery in 2009. Each artist will show new works which will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. The opening provides a wonderful opportunity to see the work and meet the artists. The show highlights the work of local artists, with a national and international aspect.

Participating artists:
Fiona Woods
Sara Foust
Michael Hanrahan
Sinead O'Connell
Fergus Tighe
Vicky Lennie
Judy O’Sullivan
Fiona O’Dwyer
Jacqui Hersey
Fergus Cronin
Frank Golden
Dessie Mc Loughlin
Niall McCormack
Jan Ploeg
Josephine Geaney
Marianne Potterton
Mary Foudy O'Halloran
Madeleine Irene Smyth
Robin Grace
Maria Kerin
Valerie Driscoll
Brid Harhen
Olga Leszczynska

For further information, please contact Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, or telephone 065 707 1630, or email:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One week left to come see "Dress Drawings" by Judy O'Sullivan

One week left to come see "Dress Drawings" by Judy O'Sullivan! 

An installation of drawings and projected images by the Lisdoonvarna based artist.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mutual Exchange - by Clare artists in the Red Couch space

Mutual Exchange is an exhibition of work by Clare artists in the Red Couch space at The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon.

Each of the six artists based in the Courthouse studios have invited another artist to show a work and to select a work by their host, the mutual exchange described by the title.

This exciting concept, initiated by Trudi van der Elsen of the Courthouse Gallery, is a way of extending the connections between the Courthouse Gallery and artists in the area. It also opens up possibilities for the studio artists to work in a new way. A diverse range of practices will be on show.

Studio-based artist Fiona Woods has invited well-known artist and curator Maria Kerin to collaborate with her on the creation of a new time-based sculptural/performance work. This piece of work will evolve and change over the course of the exhibition.

The exhibition will also feature work by the acclaimed painter Vickie Lennie, who has invited sculptor Barbara Roder to exhibit.

Local artists Sara Foust shows recent 
paintings alongside her invitee 
Debbie Horn.

The delicate ceramic works of Sinead O’ Connell, which have proven very popular at previous exhibitions, will be shown alongside her invited artist Sara Comerford.

Michael Hanrahan shows a

recent painting alongside invitee 

Mary O’Brien


Two photographers – studio artist Olga Leszczynska 

and her guest Jarek Szczucki – 

will bring an international dimension to the exhibition.

Mutual Exchange takes place to coincide with the exhibition of new work in the main gallery by North Clare artist Judy O’ Sullivan.