What's On

Thursday 1 November - Saturday 1 December , 10am - 5pm daily, free of charge

Look Beyond

presented by See Change

Look Beyond – a photovoice research exhibition, will visit glór as part of its nationwide tour. The photography exhibition is the work of 16 people with lived experience of mental health difficulties. Look Beyond challenges perceptions of mental health in order to encourage positive conversation.
Look Beyond is the output of a photovoice research project conducted by Dr. Maria Quinlan and Dr. Etáin Quigley. Photovoice is a research and advocacy methodology which uses photography as a way of giving voice to people who often feel unheard and unseen in society.

The exhibition will be launched with a Talk by Ann Marie Flanagan on Thursday 1 November at 12pm. Ann Marie Flanagan is the Mid-West Regional Development Officer for SHINE - an organisation supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health. 

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, James English, 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, sculpture 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.

An Artist's Talk & Guided Tour of the exhibition with Mick O'Dea will take place on Saturday 15th December at 11.30am in glór's Studio. Free of charge but please pre-book on 065 6843103. 

A Dementia Friendly Exhibition Tour for People Living with Dementia & their Family, Friends & Carers will take place on Thursday 10th January at 11.30am. Please pre-book with Sinéad Cahill on 065 6845370 or scahill@glor.ie

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.