What's On

Friday 18 May – Saturday 16 June, 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge

Embrace Exhibition

The annual Embrace exhibition highlights the artistic achievements of people with different abilities participating in the Embrace programme run by the Arts Office of Clare County Council. Over 30 groups in 2018 are working with professional artists across numerous art forms which include film, painting, ceramics, textiles and sculpture. Be prepared to be amazed and astounded by the dazzling display on show in the gallery space, an explosion of colour and creativity.

 

Friday 1 June, 11am , free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips - Emma O’Grady

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 in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.

Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am.

Emma O’Grady is a Laois-born, Galway-based actor, writer, production manager and lighting technician. She has an MA in Drama & Theatre Studies, (NUIG) and was co-founder and co-artistic director of Mephisto Theatre Company 2007-2014. Her first play What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside?, which is based on tape recordings her grandfather made shortly before his death, was performed to critical acclaim at Galway Theatre Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival 2017.

Friday 6 July, 11am , free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips - Eileen Hutton and Verónica Alvarez

presented by Ennis Street Arts Festival in association with Clare Arts Office, glór 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 in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates. Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am.

The Ennis Street Arts Festival invited Verónica Alvarez, Director of Spanish Environmental Art Centre, Valdelarte, to collaborate with local artists. One of these collaborations will be with Eileen Hutton, artist and lecturer in the Burren College of Art. Both Eileen and Verónica will talk about their practices, their projects and their future partnership in art. A short documentary film, Rebirthing the Hawthorn, by Ana Colomer, Lena Hughes and Veronica Alvarez, exploring the hawthorn, its lore and history as a common link between The Burren and Valdelarte will be also screened on the day.