What's On

Exhibition: Friday 7 September – Saturday 27 October, 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge
Launch: Friday 21 September as part of Culture Night,

Adam Pomeroy: Nocturne

presented by glór

glór presents an exhibition of new work by Adam Pomeroy.

Adam is a one of Ireland’s leading contemporary figurative artists and his work has been shown widely in Ireland and the UK. Paintings from his biblical series can be seen in Galway and Ennis cathedrals, and have also been shown in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The work in Nocturne is concerned with minimalist realism, paring down representation to the essential without sacrificing the integrity of the subject. Nocturne is as much about what is not painted as what is.

A stillness pervades his work…He casts a melancholy spell, but the work is far from gloomy. In his concentrated attentiveness there is also a delight in sheer vitality.’ Aidan Dunne, Irish Times

Thursday 11 October to tuesday 16 October in the glór Spás, free of charge

Fruit & Veg: Still Life Exhibition

presented by Ennis Food Festival

To celebrate and complement Ennis Food Festival, Fruit & Veg, a still life group art exhibition will be launched at glór on Thursday October 11. It will include the work of artists: Dorothy Ledwith, Helen Lowe, Richard Sharp, Rena Casey Lewis, Larisa Bevillard, Patsy Ricks, Gloria Pahad, Vonnie Mahar and Angela Butterfield.

Friday 7 December – Saturday 19 January, 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge
Launch Friday 14 December,

Mick O’Dea Selects…

presented by glór

Mick O’Dea Selects… is one of the most significant exhibitions of contemporary Irish art in recent years, and will open in glór this December. The exhibition is a return of the hugely successful glór Selects… series, which sees a renowned Irish artist curate an exhibition of artists whose work has influenced or inspired their own work.

For the 2018 Selects…exhibition, Ennis local and President of the RHA, Mick O’Dea has pulled together an extraordinary line-up of artists from the senior council of the RHA. Artists whose work will be on show in this landmark exhibition include Una Sealy, James Hanley, Blaise Smith, Colin Martin, Donald Teskey, Abigail O’Brien, Eithne Jordan, Carey Clarke, Geraldine O’Neill, Eilis O’ Connell, and of course work from Mick himself.

With a diverse mix of work including landscape, streetscape, portraiture and still life, Mick O’Dea Selects… promises to be a unique and exciting exhibition of Irish Art, reflecting the vitality of contemporary art in Ireland, and is a must see exhibition.

Friday 7 December in the Spás, 1.30pm, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Deirdre O’Mahony - Matt Packer

in association with Clare Arts Office and The Artists' Resource Room

The Artists’ Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare. First Fridays is a monthly series of talks and interactions with some of Ireland’s leading visual arts practitioners, both curators and artists, this season curated by Deirdre O’Mahony.

Deirdre O’Mahony’s art practice is grounded in collaborative engagements with different rural publics and contexts. In Clare, She developed X-PO, a former rural post-office in Killinaboy as a social and cultural public exchange for different communities.

Matt Packer is the Director of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art and has curated numerous exhibitions in Ireland and internationally.