Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Stop Motion Animation workshop at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
with artist Vanessa Daws.
MONDAY 9 / 10 /11 & 12 AUG, from 12 - 4 PM
For teenagers & adults
2 x 2 day course
€25 per day, minimum of two days

During the workshops participants will use different stop motion animation techniques such as sand animation, bringing drawings to life, claymation and making objects appear to move by themselves.
In groups the participants will develop storyboards, build characters and sets, use sound and take lots of photos! When these photos are played at 12 frames per second the characters they created will magically come to life.
All the animations will be edited with music and DVD's sent out to all the participants.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

To book a place, please contact the Courthouse Gallery: 065-7071630 or send an email: ennistymoncourthousegallery@gmail.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Site Meetings160710"

Site Meetings 160710: Ennistymon based artists Alexandra Boettcher, Maeve Collins and Maria Kerin will be performing a site-specific , once off work in the gallery on Friday 16th at 8pm sharp. This interactive performance includes skyping live to an audience in America. The audience here are welcome to experience this free multimedia performance of non-stylised embodied movement with live sound that explores points of meeting from different perspectives in the gallery space.
See www.sitemeetings.blogspot.com for more information.

Artists statement:  Ennistymon based artists Alexandra Boettcher, Maeve Collins and Maria Kerin are creating through live performance and new media. Through a variety of media: drawing, film, internet, sound, instillation and dance they perform through non-stylised movement a response to the site as it offers a place of arrival, a meeting place for a live embodied movement process that stems out of a shared daily movement practice. As visitors to a site they  receive and give, trusting that the space will provide a point of resistance and potential for transformation through creativity they explore presence with meeting points in contemporary culture. 

Riches of Clare

Riches of Clare 
Lunchtime Concert
Friday 16th July 1pm - 2pm   FREE EVENT

Traditional Irish Music
Johnjo Kelly, Liam Joyce, Carmel O'Dea & Treasa O'Dea

Monday, July 12, 2010


'ENNISTYMON HORSE FAIR' new paintings by Michael Hanrahan

MICHAEL HANRAHAN ‘Ennistymon Horse Fair’

2nd July – 29th July opening 3 July at 5 pm

Michael Hanrahan is a studio artist at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co Clare. he is just back from a world cruise on the largest ocean liner in the world.
He was the Art instructor on board of the Cunard's flagship 'Queen Mary 2'.
He travelled and taught Watercolour painting as he cruised from Cape Town, to St.Helena, Rio de Janeiro, Barbados, Florida, New York, and back to Southampton.
Michael has followed up a long banking career with a move to the world of Art.
He studied at NCAD and at the Burren College of Art.

His new work is inspired by the Horse Fair held each April and November in the busy market town of Ennistymon. He captures the colour, the excitement, and characters of the horse fair. http://www.michaelhanrahan.net

This exhibition is in conjunction with the O’CONNOR, PRENDERGAST, SHARP exhibition : LANDSCAPES OF N & W CLARE in the Main Gallery of the Courthouse.