The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, is proud to have the honour of hosting ‘UNFOLD’ an exhibition of contemporary art from the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland, opening November 28th at 8 pm by Minister of State Simon Harris, TD
The 2014 exhibition is a selection of 30 artworks from the public collections, north and south, chosen by nine young curators from the Institute of Technology in Tallaght. This is the first time since 1997, that the OPW has invited curatorial input from the public.
[caption id="attachment_1941" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 'Following the Blue Fox' by Jane Locke[/caption]
The OPW has been working in conjunction with the DFP in relation to art exhibitions since 1997 and the joint exhibitions have toured extensively throughout Ireland – to arts centres, libraries, civic offices, colleges and Heritage properties – and to several venues abroad. The artworks included in these exhibitions have mainly been purchased for public buildings located throughout the island. The OPW endeavours to increase public awareness and access to State art through its annual touring exhibitions and catalogues.
The ‘UNFOLD’ exhibition was in RUA RED in August. It then toured to the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry in September; Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast in October; and finishes in The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon in December. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Courthouse will be giving guided tours to secondary students in Clare
[caption id="attachment_1951" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "] 'Luxembourg Rose' by Jason Ellis[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1952" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "] 'Nature Morte - Road Kills' by Veronica Nicholson[/caption]
Link to the catalogue of 'UNFOLD' the current exhibition of contemporary art of the Office of Public Works and the Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland in the Courthouse Gallery.
.A film by Fergus Tighe
The exhibition continues until 8th January 2015.