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The new brochure for 2014 with upcoming exhibitions and events is out. You can download it on the following link : ECG14_weblinks & print a copy.


Thank you all for collecting a notebook!  - ALL 100 NOTEBOOKS are gone!!

Looking forward to Culture Night on 19th September 2014  to celebrate and seeing the notebooks back!

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Clare Notebooks 2014a summer to remember…”   OPEN CALL

 To celebrate Culture Night on 19th September 2014,

The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, will host “Clare Notebooks 2014 – a summer to remember…”

The Courthouse Gallery is extending an open call to visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, architects, musicians and anybody who is interested in participating, to work on a notebook during the timeline July – September, in any form they wish. The invitation is open to anyone based in County Clare or Clare people living abroad.

Essentially, for those involved in Clare Notebooks 2014, it is an opportunity for any engagement with the notebook that they may choose, be it creatively questioning, observing, recording, writing, making scores, planning, drawing, observing, mark-making and self-reflection etc.. All forms of intervention are welcome. Everybody starts with the same blank notebook, so it creates a timeline of creativity during the summer of 2014 in Co. Clare. (There is no requirement to complete the notebooks).

The notebooks will be shown at The Courthouse Gallery on Culture Night 19th September. They will be accessible for all to see, picked up, opened and touched.

We hope that people involved will be able to attend the event, to celebrate, socialise, to meet and to experience each other’s notebooks. This project is limited to one hundred notebooks supplied for free by The Courthouse Gallery on a first come first served bases. The notebooks will remain the property of each individual and will be available for collection after the exhibition.


The Courthouse Gallery, which is part of the Courthouse Studios and Gallery, is a centre of artistic excellence and an integral part of Ennistymon and North Clare life. Five artists’ studios, a sound recording studio, a main art gallery, and the smaller Red Couch gallery space are based in the newly renovated building.

The gallery is an exhibition and cultural events space, run to the highest professional standards, serving the local and wider communities with art exhibitions, film, performances, music, and community cultural events including workshops.