A talk by Gerry Mullins and Martina Cleary
Gerry Mullins author of ‘Dorothea Lange’s Ireland’ and visual artist/researcher Martina Cleary, will discuss photography, memory and place related to iconic works by Dorothea Lange, from her 1954 visit to County Clare. Several original images from Mullin’s (1998) book are included in the exhibition ‘The Suitcase Archive’ running at The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon from 20th Aug – 16th Sept.
Tuesday, September 20
Yoga for Strength and Flexibility – Intermediate Level
10:15-11:30 am 6 weeks €75
Tuesday, September 20 @ 11:45-12:30 am 6 weeks €65
Wednesday, September 21
Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
Beginners 6:30-7:45 pm 6 weeks €75
Intermediate 8-9:15 pm 6 weeks €75
Contact Helga 086 896 0959
Hello dear Friend of Lessedra,
It is again my pleasure to invite you for the upcoming 7th International Art Exhibition in
A VERY SMALL SIZE.
Painting, Drawing, Watercolour, Collage, Photograph, Digital, Mixed Media…
With a respect to the quality of Art not to the size of Art
We start collecting of the works in September according to the conditions
(not updated yet, but the only changes are the dates…)
Deadline for sending packages is November 10th.
Looking forward to continue our cooperation…
Thank you very much for your attention.
With my best wishes from Sofia.
July 15th – August 11th 2016
This exhibition presents a film installation, ‘Other Possibilities’ in the main gallery by Sarah Fuller, and a series of presentation-performances, ‘Actualities’ by Maria Kerin.
Since 2007 Fuller and Kerin have often met to explore playfully and experiment through an open ended creative process that has centred on embodied movement. Out of these movement sketches a shared theme revealed itself; The Space Between.
Sarah Fuller investigates this through an artistic response to memory loss and dementia, exploring the abstract space between what is there and what has past. This body of work was kindly supported by The Arts Council, Create, and the Clare Arts Office and is the result of a long period of research and development with people affected by dementia. It incorporates storytelling, shadow, object play and moving image.
Maria Kerin investigates this through somatic movement exploring inherited identity, focusing on arthritis from the female line of her family, expressed through a participatory presentation-performance with emphasis on hands.
The raised space in the gallery will hold the W.B. Yeats Outrider friendship calendar, curated by Maria Kerin, which includes work by Sarah Fuller, Maria Kerin and Sven Eric Stanberg who is also exhibiting in the Red Couch Space at this time.
RED COUCH SPACE July 15th – August 11th
‘I live and work in the small borough Viimsi in Estonia. Since 1997 I have been exhibiting my work in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, USA and Ireland. Exhibition “Above the Clouds” consists of giclee prints from my new collage series. Before materialisation all combats and battles are held on the idea level or so to speak, above the clouds or in the spirit.’ Sven-Erik Stamberg.
and we sense something
when it echoes back
out of our memory,
an enduring murmur and
in the thicket
the smell of longing
Féile Latino 2016
Featuring Duo Pablo and Lola – Folk Music from Argentina
James Sheppard – Ennistymon Singer Songwriter
Clare To Here – Irish Song and Dance
Noirin Lynch / Paddy Mulcahy / Clara Buteler / Lenka Hoffmannova
Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery
Saturday 25th of June – 7.30pm – Entry 5 Euro
All profits to go to Burren Chernobyl Project
The Shipibo people are an ancient tribe who live in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. They still practice their spiritual customs and traditions after thousands of years. In the last forty years, there has been a continual rise in people’s interest in tradi- tional indigenous cultures that engage with the unseen forces of nature and altered states of consciousness. ‘ Look deep into nature then you will understand everything better’ – Einstein.
In the Amazon, hunters can smell urine at forty paces and tell you what species left it behind. The taxonomy of Amazonian shamans is remarkable when they begin to characterize and systematize creation. They can consistently distinguish different plants at great distance. You ask a shaman what the foundation of their taxonomy is and they say, ‘Well, the plants talk to us’. To our rational mind, it is nonsense to think that plants can talk. Yet, it is only nonsense because it does not fit in our paradigm. When we consider the possibility that different society’s belief systems create different levels of perceptions but also different realities, what does that say to you?
Sulmira is a Shipibo shaman, whose name means grounded bright shining light. It is custom for Shipibo people to ingest thousands of different plants, flowers and trees that induces an altered state of consciousness. Ayahausca is an entheogen and master plant in Shipibo culture. They have the intention to connect with the spirit of each plant while living in isolation for 2-6 months and eating a very simple diet. Sulmira spoke to me about a plant called Marosa, which taught her about love and protection. This plant has a feminine vibration, she continues. ‘Each plant has a different personality just like people. People will receive differ- ent messages from each plant depending on how they get on.’
Shipibo shamans receive healing songs or ‘icaros’ from the plants while there are in a trance after ingesting the plant. They use these songs as healing tools in aya-hausca ceremonies. Icaros are then translated into geometric colourful tapestries, which embody the healing messages of the icaros.
Nothing is really solid. Everything is connected; we are constantly moving within a vibrational matrix. There is consciousness in all living things. Consciousness communicates continuously by vibrations of electromagnetic frequencies. Earth is alive and holds the knowledge that we seek, our state of consciousness affects what Earth reveals.
Let´s celebrate together
with the Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Bowls and
all the Blessings we receive from the
Summer Solstice and Full Moon!
Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30
Price for the session: € 12