‘I Had A Dream’ & ‘Hybrid Portraits’ - new works by MrsRedhead and Alan Wells
Opening 11th June at 8pm in the Courthouse Gallery.
The exhibition runs from June 11 - July 7
I HAD A DREAM by MrsRedhead
MrsRedhead grew up in Poland, surrounded by lush forests that initiated her love of folklore and fantasy. Moving to Ireland 13 years ago was the opportunity to bring to life the fairy tales.
Irish legends have always inspired her and she found a way to show surrealism and exploration into the human soul. MrsRedhead holds a Masters degree in Pedagogy from Poland, which made her learn to better understand feelings and hidden thoughts, so in this way her photography is often a means of self- expression.
“I ask people about their dreams and try to peek into their soul and explore their individual personalities”, she says, “this helps me choose unique locations perfectly. My recent work is an in depth journey into the mystical locations I have found on this spell-bounding Island.
In my own imagination, every abandoned place is an unexplained world that has a lost soul and a story that begs to be told. I want to awaken it, bring it to life, give it a reason to breathe and inspire again, through the lens of my camera”.
HYBRID PORTRAITS by Alan Wells
A new series of paintings based on famous portraits and self-portraits by well known artists re-imagined as animals.
The works in this exhibition are primarily acrylic on canvas.
Alan does also interior murals and some illustration work.
Originally from Ennis, Co. Clare but now based near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary. He graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design in 1999 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting).
As well as taking part in numerous group shows, his most recent solo show was in the South Tipperary Arts Centre in 2015.
'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
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. July 15th - August 11th 2016
Josephine Quigley is a native of Glasson, Athlone where her childhood summers were spent at her Grandparents’ home in Inchmore off the shores of Lough Ree. This picturesque and idyllic Island was Josephine’s rich source of inspiration and first introduction to explore Nature and Beauty. These early memories would never leave her. 28 - October 28 2016
Entering Other Territories was a month long project held in October 2016 including an evolving exhibition, workspace, and Public Engagement Programme (see Public Programme list of activities below), created by Maeve Collins and a collection of creatives.
Please join us between 7-9pm on Friday 30th June for the opening of our new exhibitions:
Drawing together three artists with disparate practices working in varied media, the new exhibitions at The Courthouse Gallery explore the environment, from the wild Atlantic coast to unnamed fiery worlds and a mysterious yet beautiful frozen landscape.
In the main gallery, West of Ireland based artist Isabelle Gaborit has mastered the ancient art of encaustic, or painting with pigmented wax, a technique mastered by the Greeks.
Hanne T Fisker meanwhile, is drawn to the wildness of the Clare coastline, photographing what she terms its ‘sea explosions’ at close quarters. In our Red Couch space, Cork-based artist Kathryn Kelly’s installation of photographs and light evoke explorations of the self, its cool ambiance belying the turmoil of the unknown.
A multi-media exhibition by the Elephant Collective to commemorate women who have died in our maternity services (2016)
8th September 13th October
Opening reception Friday 7th September 7.30pm, with guest Shelagh Honan
20th October – 24th November 2018
Opening reception 7.30pm Saturday 20th October
20th October - 24th November
Opening reception with speaker Pauline Goggin 7.30pm Saturday 20th October
8th December 2018 – 12th January 2019
Opening Reception 7.30pm Friday 7th December. All welcome
Trasna 8 marks the final chapter (for now) in The Courthouse Gallery’s annual open submission of small works, where all work is accepted and exhibited.
The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is delighted to welcome artist Cléa van der Grijn with her exhibition JUMP, which opens at 7.30pm on Friday 18th January 2019 and runs until 23rd February.
19th January – 23rd February 2019
Opening Reception 7.30p, Friday 18th January
Sadhbh Gaston’s debut solo exhibition at The Courthouse Gallery & Studios Red Couch Space
2nd March – 27th April
Curated by Dominic Thorpe, the show features new work from Ennis artist Ronan Murphy and existing work by KCAT co-founder Andrew Pike.
O’Leary’s first solo exhibition in the West of Ireland brings together a selection of the artist-photographer’s personal work, made in Finland, Lanzarote, the UK and Ireland.
Opens Thursday 2nd May. The Ennistymon School of Art annual exhibition of work by its QQI students opens on Thursday 2nd May and runs until the 10th May.
Worms in Your Head: A Journey presents a constellation of drawings and works on paper by the Irish artist Stephen Dunne. 18 May - 6 July 2019
Matthew Mitchell is a fine artist painter based in Co Clare and Dublin. He draws his materials from the local environment, incorporating its fabric into his work. (Until 6th July)
Place & Movement was the exhibition created by the participants of the Young Curators Project, and drew from the Clare County Council Art collection.
The project was funded by an Arts Council Young Ensembles Grant (2017) and the exhibition was opened by Clare Arts Officer Siobhán Mulcahy at 6.30pm on Thursday 18th January, and ran from 19th January – 24th February 2018.