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'Aperture - Where the light gets in' by Shelagh Honan & 'Return' by Judy O'Sullivan

‘Aperture – Where The Light Gets In’

An exhibition of large and small-scale video installations by Shelagh Honan.
Official opening by Maria Finucane of Limerick School of Art and Design
on Friday
17th October at 8 pm
Exhibition runs from 17 October to 12 November


A body of work that’s rooted in time, history and place and brought to life through the media of video installation forms the basis for an exciting new exhibition that opens in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co Clare on Friday, October 17.
The exhibition is the work of Ennis-based artist Shelagh Honan in a show that has been conceived especially for the Courthouse Gallery and features a series of large and small-scale video installations and visual imagery.
The inspiration for the exhibition is drawn from a range of contrasting sites, stories, histories and objects that have found their way in to the artist’s studio. Places like Ennistymon and Coole Park and their associated narratives are intertwined and woven to create a series of short video pieces that hover between the realms of fact and fiction.
In ‘Wood From The Trees’ a video from the woodlands in Coole Park is projected onto a bowler hat which rests inside a display cabinet reminding us of the unfathomable histories of the woods, the house and those that inhabited these places.
Two video projections occupy the main gallery space, suspended on to large canvas backdrops. These feature a young woman who appears to float timelessly through the rooms of a large Georgian house, while on a separate canvass we see her plunge deep into uncertain waters before drifting out to sea.
This story is continued through another prism, within two copper domes, fixed to the wall. Here we see yet another aspect to the story - as she now appears to drift across old lace christening gowns.
‘Aperture – Where The Light Gets In’ is an exhibition unique to the Courthouse Gallery, as it presents a series of installations that have been tailored and designed specifically with the space in mind.
Shelagh Honan MA, is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design where she completed her undergraduate degree in sculpture, while she completed a master’s degree in interactive media at the University of Limerick.
Ms Honan has been a full-time practicing artist for 20 years and is also a part-time lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design. She has recently curated a series of multimedia exhibitions and has also recently shown in The Fullbright Centre in Philadelphia. Her practice is based at the Tulla Stables Studios.
Ms Honan is available for interview.
Contact details:  Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone – 087-2207567

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Judy O’Sullivan at the Red Couch Space

‘Return’ is an installation of drawings, prints and mixed media work on paper, canvas and wood by Clare based artist Judy O’Sullivan , Friday, 17h October at 8 pm.
Exhibition runs from 17 October to 12 November


Focusing on the interior of what used to be her family home, a small street house now standing empty, Judy O’Sullivan explores the Japanese idea, ‘mono no aware’, literally ‘the pathos of things’, the awareness of their impermanence and transience and the wistfulness of their passing.

Through a process of photographic documentation followed by a combination of drawing, painting and print she explores familiar often overlooked spaces of everyday life. Emptied of everyday life they acquire a different character. What is left? The unseen imprint of lives lived.

‘And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time’

T.S Eliot The Four Quartets

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