Saturday, June 26, 2010

O'Connor,Prendergast, Sharp, Landscapes of N. & W. Clare

2nd July - 29th July

This exhibition will open on Saturday 3rd July at 5pm

These three artists roam the roads of Clare; no longer with knapsack and easel but driving as we all do, and suddenly seeing something across a field or even in the wing of a mirror.

Mike O'Connor arrives home with scrapes of notes and pencil-drawings, which also may stay pinned in view for many months before being processed as a black and white or multicolour linocut. The need then, since a print is made through indirect stages, is to restore the energy of the first viewing - through varied style / technique of block cutting and hand printing.

Tom Prendergast hunts by road , from Kilkee to Kilbaha, often spending painstaking hours on a postcard size oil painting onto hardboard. Other images are brought home to be formalized into strong, simple elements with cutout paper.

or Richard Sharp and his dog there will be a screech of brakes, a clatter of dulex cans, and some bright thing will be rapidly recorded in pastels, Indian Ink or gloss paint, on canvas or MDF board. Some will be completed in minutes while others may wait their turn for a year before being resolved.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne

Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. She will give a concert tonight in the Courthouse Gallery at 9pm.  She will be playing in a duet with Graham Dunne.      Admission €13

Site Meetings 170610

Site Meetings 170610 was performed today by Maria Kerin and Maeve Collins and broadcast from a specific street sculpture site in the AbunDANCE International Choreography and Dance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden. It was broadcast using Skype new media and video projection, and our audience experienced it  LIVE  here in the Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

                                        Maeve Collins

Maria Kerin

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