What's On

Friday 6 February - Saturday 28 March, free of charge

To Be Or Naught To Be Is Written In Sand

An exhibition of work by Carmel Doherty, Richard Sharp, Brian McMahon, Will Gillchrist and Mick O'Dea

The idea behind the exhibition is that a selection of poems were given to the artists and the artists picked a poem which they liked and used it as the catalyst in the creation of their painting.  At the exhibition the poem which inspired the artist will be displayed next to the art work.  The title for the exhibition "To be or Naught To Be is Written in Sand" is an excerpt from a Patrick Stack poem called ROTA.

Altogether there are approximately 10 poets, three women poets and the rest are male.  All of these poets and artists live in Co. Clare.

Friday 3 - Thursday 30 April, free of charge,

A Journey With Metal: Contemporary Work By Jane Murtagh

Jane lives and works from a farm on the North bank of the Shannon Estuary.  She has been developing a visual language combining contemporary practices and sensibilities with ancient techniques in metalworking - casting, repoussé, etching, patination and gilding.

Man-made and natural features in the surrounding landscape have informed much of her recent work. She has a particular interest in the interpretation of this landscape by 17th and 18th century cartographers.  Another area of study has been the work of a number of Irish explorer botanists of the 19th century and in particular Augustine Henry. Plants identified and brought back to Ireland by this plantsman have evoked images that she translates into metal.

Wednesday 6 - Friday 29 May, free of charge

Embrace Exhibition 2015

with Clare Arts Office

The Embrace Programme present a special exhibition of creative work produced by people with disabilities from throughout the county.

WIth a launch concert on May 6.