Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing Sessions at the Courthouse will continue from 11 April 2015 on Saturdays  from 12 – 2 pm.

This session is non tutorial and is a great opportunity to meet other artists, discuss your work and support your creative process. 
If you are interested please let us know by email: or call: (065) 707 1630 
We need to get at least 8 people to hold the session. 

Please bring your own materials. 

Cost: €10 per session

VAI Professional Development Training Programme in the Courthouse Gallery

To register online:

Writing the Artists Statement & CV with artist Aine Philips.

Thur 5 Dec (10.30 – 16.30) @ Ennistymon Courthouse

Places reserved for Ennistymon Studio and Staff members 10

Max space for outside artists 1- 2

Cost: €80 / €40 VAI Members

Developing Proposals with Marianne O’Kane Boal

Tues 5 Nov (10.30 – 16.30) @ Ennistymon Courthouse

Places reserved for Ennistymon Studio and Staff members 10

Max space for outside artists 1/2

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+




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:

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

Attn : Trasna IV submissions,

The Courthouse Gallery,

Parliament street,


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

Surfaces and Depths

Solo exhibition in Brittany of Co Clare Artist Sara Foust.

Exhibition celebrates 21 years of twinning between Lahinch and Arzon.

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“Surfaces and Depths”, An exhibition of new paintings by Co Clare artist Sara Foust will be launched on 6 September in Arzon, Brittany, France. The paintings capture the changeable moods of the Atlantic as it breaks on Ireland’s western shore and the boats of the independent fishermen of Liscannor.

This exhibition celebrates 21 years of the twinning of Lahinch, Co Clare with Arzon, Brittany.  The two communities have grown close over the decades and this exhibition emphasizes the maritime culture they share in addition to their celtic links.

The gallery, Moulin de Pencastel, is an ancient mill located on the Gulf of Morbihan, on the Rhuys peninsula. The building has been converted to a gallery and is modeled on the successful Courthouse Gallery and Studios in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

‘Surfaces and Depths’, artist Sara Foust’s exhibition of paintings, will be launched by Arzon Mayor Gérard Labove at a reception hosted by the Arzon-Lahinch Twinning committee on 6 September.  The exhibition will run from 6 September to 28 September 2013 at the gallery Moulin de Pencastel in Arzon, Brittany, France.

For More information, contact Sara Foust at


Dear artists,
Thank you all for your submission for an exhibition in the Courthouse Gallery.
We were delighted with the response to our call, we had over 100 applications and we are evaluating them at present and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Trudi van der Elsen

Call for Submissions

The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare is seeking submissions for the new exhibition programme starting in October 2013

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 27 February 2013

The Courthouse Gallery features a main art gallery and a smaller Red Couch Space.

We are interested in exhibiting a wide range of visual art, including collaborations and multi-media projects for exhibition in both our gallery spaces. We also welcome proposals that are participatory led or involve some engagement with the community.

We wish to focus on exhibiting emerging artists based locally and nationwide.

If you are interested in applying, please send your submission, including:

1. Artist’s CV
2. Brief artist’s statement,
3. Description of proposed show,
4. 6-8 jpeg images and/or mpg file on CD

Please send submissions to:
Trudi van der Elsen – Curator,
Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery,
Parliament Street,
Co. Clare.

Selection will be made in March and all artists will be contacted after that.

For more information and/or a floor plan please contact:
T: 065-7071630

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Wednesday 27 February 2013