The historical use of Burren plants: foraging, folklore and more

The North Clare Historical Society continues this season’s lecture series

Tuesday October 29th at 8pm

with a talk by herbalist Vivienne Campbellclip_image002

The historical use of Burren plants: foraging, folklore and more 

Originally from the Scottish isles, Vivienne is based in CountyClare. She trained to be a Medical Herbalist, qualified in 2003 and moved to CountyClare. She has an herbal clinic in Ennis, and teaches popular courses on herbal remedies and natural cosmetic-making.  In the summer months she leads guided herb & foraging walks in The Burren. She is a popular guest speaker and contributor of specialist articles on Herbalism. She co-presented a hit RTE television series (Corrigan Cooks Naturally) that featured foraging and remedy-making.

She is currently writing her first book.

Admission  €5

All welcome

An Evening of French Language and Culture Wed 30th Oct @ 8

“Je ne Sais Quoi”

An Evening of French Language and Culture

Our aim is to speak some French ( with a glass of wine) and watch a movie  

“Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert”

 Wed 30th Oct 8pm in the gallery

In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.

Addmission €3

 

Trasna IV opening with auction, Christmas Party & Dutch Clouds an exhibition by Eric Knoote

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 Trasna IV opening and Christmas Party in the Courthouse Gallery

Thursday 28th November at 7 pm

On 28th November we will open the doors for our fourth Trasna exhibition “Trasna IV” in the main gallery of the Courthouse. This is our annual exhibition which allows both established and emerging artists to show their work.

Trasna was started by Marie Connole and Maeve Collins 4 years ago, as part of the Christmas show titled ‘HAS BEEN + IS GOING’, which they curated at that time. Trasna was a big success and has continued to be ever since. Every year seems better than the last. This year we have a submission of over 200 original art works.

Special thanks to Steve Mathieson, our job-bridge intern since September, who organized this year’s Trasna.

The official opening will be on Thursday 28th November with a light hearted, silent auction.

The reserve price on each piece will be €40 of which 25% of the selling price will be donated to the running costs of the gallery and the remainder to the artist.

Trasna IV exhibition will run from

28th November –  4th January at 4pm.

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In The Red Couch Space at the same time

‘DutchClouds’ 

a mixed-media exhibition by Eric Knoote  

from 28th November – 4 January

opening on Thursday 28th November at 8 pm

Eric Knoote is a mid-career Dutch artist exhibiting his work for the first time in Ireland. This work consists mostly of abstract painting, in the tradition of the abstract art related to Dutch artists Piet Mondrian and Jan Schoonhoven.

The Abstract Art tradition of going back to the essence of a subject, by stripping off all the fringes – representational, moral and social – by concentrating on the qualities of line, colour and shape plays a significant part in the resulting purity and beauty of his works of art.

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In this exhibition Eric uses a mixed media technique on paper marking a spatial perception of Dutch landscapes.

Knoote paints in a pure, rectilinear and fixed way in a formalistic approach (stressing form over content) while still being playful and inventive, yet always in his own distinctive, characteristic style.

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He plays with lines and forms to create work where many different emotions can be perceived as coming together.

Eric shows us that painting with less, can be more.

For more information on Eric’s work, please check his website: www.ericknoote.nl

Feasting On The Wind

Poster GUAC

An exhibition by the Ground Up Artists Collective,  from Oct 25 – Nov 21

Official opening by Siobhan Mulcahy, on Friday Oct 25th at 8 pm 

 This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ground Up Artists Collective (GUAC) and the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery will play host to their annual members exhibition ‘Feasting on the Wind’, opening on the 25th October.

Throughout the years GUAC have been involved in a number of public interventions, by inserting contemporary art into the rural environment they instigate debate and discussion between contemporary artists and the rural constituency. Members have come and gone leaving their own imprint on GUAC and the communities they worked with yet the issues of isolation, public engagement, contemporary practitioners coming together to inspire and inform one another remain an integral part of GUAC.

This years’ exhibition consists of a core group of ten artists, Monica de Bath, Maeve Collins, Marie Connole, Kieran Donnellan, Trudi van der Elsen, Barry Charles Foley, Pauline Beatrice Goggin, Lewis Goodman, John Hanrahan, Marianne Slevin.

A dynamic range of work encompassing architectural interventions, Photography of mental asylums, Painting, Sculpture, Animations, Video and Installation all come together to explore issues of isolation, connectivity, natural history, coastal & land use.

The GUAC collective have been making use of one of the Courthouse Studios, since August and will continue with this until December. This has become a lab space for dialogue, reflection on process and collaborations. Much of the work that has resulted from research forms part of ongoing projects. It is hoped that this process will continue to evolve through the exhibition period and beyond.

As part of the 10 year anniversary Barry Charles Foley has also been tasked with curating an exhibition ‘Common Ground’ that will feature some of the past members and their works. In conjunction with Occupy Space in Limerick City this exhibition will bring GUAC and the rural into that urban setting and will run in conjunction with this year’s annual members show.

In a related event, Pauline Beatrice Goggin will host a free workshop, before the exhibition opening, in the GURU TEA HOUSE, Ennistymon, at 6.30 pm. This event, which will be filmed, will be part of her on-going project ‘Public Worry’, which seeks to create  space for an intimate political public and their voices. All are welcome.

For further information about the Exhibition, artists and work please contact the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery at info@thecourthousegallery.com or visit  the Ground Up Artists Collective website: http://guac.ie/

VAI Professional Development Training Programme in the Courthouse Gallery

To register online: http://visualartists.ie/education-2/current-programme/

Writing the Artists Statement & CV with artist Aine Philips.

Thur 5 Dec (10.30 – 16.30) @ Ennistymon Courthouse

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Cost: €80 / €40 VAI Members

Developing Proposals with Marianne O’Kane Boal

Tues 5 Nov (10.30 – 16.30) @ Ennistymon Courthouse

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Cost: €80/ 40 (VAI Members)

Working with Galleries with Helen Carey

Friday Nov 8  (15.30 – 17.30) @ Ennistymon Courthouse

Talk open to Ennistymon Studio artists and artists in the area

Cost to non-studio artists: 20euros / 10euros VAI Members

Free to Ennistymon Studio Artists

Places: 20+

 

 

Lystia

Wednesday, October 16th  @ 8pm

Lystia

Lystiä is a vibrant Finnish folk music group who play old and new Finnish folk music. Their variety of instruments gives the audience a whole hearted listening experience. Lystiä members have a long history of playing music together and this is the first they have brought their music to Ireland.

Noora Karjalainen: vocals, clarinet and harmonica
Maija Koskenalusta: piano, flute, kantele, jaw harp and vocals
Antti Havia: fiddle, guitar and vocals

No admission charge

TRASNA IV – TRASNA IV – TRASNA IV – TRASNA IV

Dear Artists and Art Lovers,

In November we will hold our fourth Trasna exhibition “Trasna IV” in the main gallery of the Courthouse.

This is our annual exhibition which allows both established and emerging artists to show their work within the same venue.

The official opening will be on Thursday 28th November with a light hearted, silent auction.

The reserve price on each piece will be €40 of which 25% of the selling price will be donated to the running costs of the gallery and the remainder to the artist.

We will have an open theme and cordially invite all artists, both established and emerging to submit a maximum of 3 artworks through our open submission which is free.

In the last few years we have had a great response to this exhibition which featured local, national and international artists.

So if anyone out there is interested in submitting A5 sized artworks or if you know of an artist who would like to submit please encourage them to do so. 

Submissions from artists should be a maximum postcard size of 20 x 15 cm (A5) in any medium. Or sculptural / 3D pieces in any medium of no more then 20 x 20 x 20 cm.

Deadline for submission is Friday 22nd November!

Please send an email to the Courthouse Gallery to ask for

a Trasna IV Application Form:

info@thecourthousegallery.com

Send your Submissions and  Application Form with a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn : Trasna IV submissions,

The Courthouse Gallery,

Parliament street,

Ennistymon,

Co. Clare.

Trasna IV opening and Christmas Party in the Courthouse Gallery

Thursday 28th at 7 pm

Trasna IV exhibition will run from 28th November –  4th January at 4pm.

If you need any further information or have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the gallery.

Yours Sincerely,

Steve Mathieson

The North Clare Historical Society

The North Clare Historical Society

Commences its new lecture series at the Courthouse Gallery

On Monday 30th September at 8pm.

With a talk by John Cunningham

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John Cunningham is a lecturer in History at NUI Galway and currently

joint-editor of ‘Saothar: Journal of Irish labour history’. He is author of

several books, including “Labour in the west of Ireland: working life and
struggle, 1890-1914”
 and “Unlikely radicals: Irish post-primary teaches and
the ASTI
, (The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland), 1909-2009″.

All are welcome

Admission €5