Christmas Greetings

Kathryn, Dara, Crissie, and Trudi wish you all a  Happy and Peaceful Christmas,

& a Creative New Year!

Thank you to everybody especially our volunteer helpers and friends who supported the Gallery throughout the past year.

TRASNA III  will run until 3rd January

The gallery opening times for the holiday season are as follows:

Friday 21st and Saturday 22ndDecember……….. open 12 – 4pm

Thursday 27th, Friday 28thand Saturday 29th  December  ………… open 12 – 4pm

Monday 31st   December  ………open 12 – 4pm

Tuesday 1st January 2013 Closed

Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rdJanuary …….open 12 – 4pm

Friday 4th January the gallery will be closed 

The Courthouse Gallery like to thank all artists who submitted work to the Trasna III exhibition and made it a great success!

The Courthouse Gallery invites you to

Trasna III

Opening Reception
 & Christmas Party
With Silent Auction

December Fri 7nd at  8pm

Trasna III 
an exhibition of postcard-sized works by national and international artists continues until January 4th2013

Following the overwhelming success of Trasna I and Trasna II, the Courthouse Gallery are delighted to be bringing to your attention Trasna III small artworks, exhibition, which promises to be the best yet!

With more than 400 original small artworks, from your favourite local, national and the occasional international artist, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase artworks for loved ones in the upcoming festive season.

Drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media artworks, from country sketches to contemporary photoworks, there is something for everyone.

To encourage you to share in this event there will be a wine reception and a humorous auction on the opening night Friday 7th at 8pm. Members of the public are invited to come early and place an opening bid on their favourite pieces before the auction, the gallery will be open from 7pm.

The pieces will be auctioned by Chris Wallisand Sarah Fuller

There is a reserve price of €40 on each work, giving people the chance to have something truly original on their walls at this accessible price. This is a silent auction, meaning artists are anonymous until after works are purchased.

The exhibition will run on until January 4th, giving the public a chance another chance to view this wonder captivating exhibition and chose the perfect gift for someone they love, including themselves!

In keeping with the community spirit, upstairs, in the Red Couch Exhibition Space there will on display a patchwork quilt made by the Irish Aid Development Sewing Class.

In this work the participants reflect on the importance of water in the lives of the people of Pemba Island, Tanzania and Ennistymon, Co.Clare. At the heart of the project was a focus on ethical choices that make the world a fairer place to live. This patchwork quilt made by a voluntary group of women in Ennistymon is called ‘Uisce’ and illustrates scenes from both communities.

‘Uisce’ – Irish for Water

A Patch work Quilt made by Irish Aid Development Education Sewing Class

In the Red Couch Space from 7 December – 4 January

Official opening 7 December at 8 pm

The course was delivered by Clare Adult Basic Education Service, Adult and Community Education Service, Clare VEC with funding made available by Irish Aid. It took place in CABES classroom, LibraryBuilding, Ennistymon.

The sewing class participants wanted to reflect the importance of water in the lives of the people of Pemba Island, Tanzaniaand in Ennistymon, Co.Clare. At the heart of the classes was a focus on ethical choices that make the world a fairer place to live in.

Pat and Neilus O’Doherty and others who have volunteered to work on PembaIsland with the local people were the inspiration to learn more about the lives of the people who live there. The talks and updates given to the group by Pat inspired the group further to make their designs. Every square represents something different.

The Patchwork Quilt is called ‘Uisce’ the Irish word for water.

The designers: Nicola Barnes (tutor), Mary Brosnan, Julie Carr, Marilynn De La Mair, Sheila Edwards, Melissa Gamble-Harhen, Una Haugh, Jacqui Freda Hersey and Deirdre Riffel.