What's On

Wednesday 8 July - Monday 31 August, free of charge

Summer Open Submission Exhibition

Inside Out

glór’s annual open submission gives Clare artists, both established and emerging, an opportunity to showcase their work. This year’s exhibition has been selected by Mary Conlon, Artistic Director of Ormston House Gallery in Limerick.

This exhibition will feature work from Trudi Van Der Elsen; Mary Foudy O’Halloran; Amanda Patten, Dominic McNamara, Marian Killeen, Emma Stewart Liberty, David O’Rourke and Will O’Kane. In addition a Curator’s Prize of €500 has been awarded to Amanda Patten, for her painting, Lift Your Voice.

glór is firmly committed to exhibiting work from both emerging and established Clare artists, and as part of this year’s Open Submission Exhibition, Maeve Mulrennan, Curator of Galway Arts Centre and board member of the Tulca Festival of Visual Art, will deliver a workshop, entitled Presenting Your Practise for all artists who submitted work.

All work from the exhibition is for sale.

Friday 4 September - Saturday 3 October, free of charge

On View

New Work by Dorothy Ledwith

On View features a diverse and varied mix of new work from Ennis artist Dorothy Ledwith, with landscape, still life, urbanscape and print all presented.

Using a colour palette of muted dusky tones, landscapes show the fantastic expanse of countryside, whilst Ennis’ urban surrounding is also showcased with paintings of sun light on gable ends and old chimney pots, forming an acknowledgement of the beauty of everyday routine. The artist’s signature still lifes will also feature in this beautiful exhibition.

Come along and see if you can spot your own house immortalised in paint.

Opening on Culture Night, Friday 18 September

Friday 9 - Saturday 31 October, free of charge

In Berlin by Samuel Walsh

An Exhibition of Paintings, Studies and Drawings

In Berlin stems from a number of visits - most recently in June 2015 - made by Samuel Walsh to the city since 2005. Much of the work is small and of a study nature, with a number of these small studies turned into larger works, both paintings and drawings. The work in this exhibition showcases the artist’s signature use of bold colour as well as his technical brilliance.

Samuel Walsh is one of Ireland’s leading exponents of abstract art and he has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally.

Friday 6 - Saturday 28 November, free of charge

Between You, Me & The Wall…

An Exhibition of photography by John Kelly

Celebrating 25 years at The Clare Champion newspaper, glór and The Clare Champion are showing a selection of staff photographer John Kelly's work.

Working out of the west of Ireland, John Kelly is an evocative and original multi award-winning photographer. As staff photographer with The Clare Champion he has chronicled the life of Clare over the past two decades; his unique photographs scratch beneath the surface of everyday activity within the county.

John’s photographs have appeared in many publications and his work backboned the acclaimed publication, The Scattering. For this project, John travelled to England, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to record the story of those who left Clare for further fields.

Opening on Fri 6 Nov