In the gallery 4th May 8pm a concert, small talk and show of a short 9 minute film.
North Indian Classical Music and the Foreign Phenomenon
This event explores the unique experiences of foreigners undertaking serious study of North Indian Classical Music. Beginning with a discussion by Australian born Mattu Noone, who is a long time student of the North Indian 25 stringed lute called the sarode, this evening will give the audience an insight not only of the music of North Indiabut the physical, emotional and mental challenges of it’s discipline. Dara O’ Brien, a Cork based sitar player, will also present ideas from his recent PHD material on the spiritual beliefs of North Indian musicians. A short film entitled, We are Nocturnal Animals, will be presented which outlines the experience of the concert season in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Finally, Mattu, Dara and tabla player, Sadanand Magee, will present a recital of North Indian instrumental music. This item will be a jugal bundi or conversation between sarode and sitar.
Ennistymon Vocational School
April 27th – May 3rd 2012
The annual end of year Art show by the FETAC Level 5 and 6 students of EnnistymonVocational School
opening this Thursday April 26that 7pm.
The exhibition is a culmination of the years work. The title and theme of the exhibition is ‘Depth’ which represents the many ways the students looked at their art this year.
depth n 1 the extent, measurement or distance from top to the bottom, from the inner to the outer, downwards, backwards, or inwards. 2 intensity of thought or objects, emotion, silence colour etc. 3 the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas.
The collection demonstrates the self expression and skills development of the course participants and this is clearly seen in the variety and exploration of media and subject matter. Ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting and drawing unite to make an eclectic, bold and exciting body of work.
The FETAC Level 5 and 6 Art course in Ennistymon is a full time course running from September to May each year. It is open to anyone who has an interest in, and wishes to expand their knowledge and skills in art. The course is always well subscribed and appeals to both mature students and school leavers who wish to explore their creativity or embark on art as a career. If you are interested in joining the group this September contact EnnistymonVocational School
on 065 7071375 http://www.artroomennistymonvs.blogspot.com/
On Friday the 4th of May 2012 Aideen Barry, Western Representative for Visual Artists Ireland will host a VAI Info Clinic at the Ennistymon Courthouse. This is the second time the artist has run a VAI Info Clinic and follows on from the success of the last clinic in 2008.
The Clinic is open to all artists, art students, artist led initiatives, curators and cultural practioners working in the visual arts. Aideen is keen to meet everyone and to have a chat about the needs and concerns of visual artists in the Clare region. The Clinic is an informal way for you to come and find out about the Visual Artists Ireland Organisation: its professional development courses, recent opportunities and information on the services that the organisation provided for artists and organisations.
Aideen Barry is a full time practicing visual artist as well as the western representative for VAI she also Lectures in Limerick School of Art and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.
The clinic runs from 12pm to 2.45pm and is free for all.