Summer of Love

Preview at 6 pm on Friday 26th May and run until the 22nd of July 2023.



The Courthouse Gallery & Studios is delighted to invite you all to Summer of Love Exhibition, our 2023 edition of our long running annual Summer Open Exhibition.


Our open submission exhibition is a vital part of our annual programming, serving as a celebration of diverse visual arts from Co. Clare and all over Ireland. It brings together artists and the community, fostering a sense of connection and appreciation. This year, we have themed our exhibition "Summer of Love," aiming to counteract the turmoil and trauma prevalent in the world. As visitors walk through our exhibition, they will be immersed in joyful artwork that embodies happy moments, love, and peace. The exhibition, hosting 96 artists and 119 artworks, is open to all artists, regardless of their level or style. Taking place during International Pride Month, we have created a warm and inviting environment that embraces love and positivity.



Aleksandra Skibniewska, Amy O'Riordan, Anna Podlewska, Anthony Carey, Anthony D Kelly, Antoinette O'Mahony, Auveen Byrne, Brenda Kennelly, Brendan Egan, Carol Feeney, Christine Jenkins, Ciara Lee, Claire Buckley, Claire O Reilly, Clare Bradshaw, Clare O’Connor, Daithi Magner, Daniel Mc Keon, Davinia Johnson, Deirdre Larkin, Dia Thomas, Éadaoin Glynn, Eamon Baines, Eileen Collins, Elaine Quinlan, Emily Mc Gardle, Emma Healy, Frances Crowe, Frances Wren, Gary Byrne, Gary Plummer, Gerald Dunne, Gillian Kenny Shinnors, Greg Hallahan, Heather Flynn, Heike Heim, Helen Mulqueen, Henryk Podlewski, Ilsa Thielen, Irene O Neill, Iwona Blasi, James Wellwood, Jenny Mahony, Jessica Baron, Joan Finnegan, Joan Kilfeather, Joseph Kelly, Josephine Boland, Josephine Geaney, Juliette Morrison, Kathy Cronin, Katrina Tracuma, Kris Kirwan, Lorcan Cassidy, Louise Barrett, Louise Cherry, Maeve Brennan, Mags Dunne, Malgorzata (Gosia) Kamieniecka, Marcus O'Connor, Mary Butler, Mary Geeleher, Mary Louise Hynes, Mary O'Donnell, Mary O’Keeffe, Mary Ryan, Michelle Gunning, Myra O'Reilly, Nadia Corridan, Naoise Sheridan, Nicole O' Donnell, Norma Healy, Nuala O'Sullivan, Olga Evenden, Olivia Henchy, Oonagh Latchford, P.E.MOULIN, Patricia Doyle, Patricia Kelly, Penny Cahill, Reuben Brown, Rico Zimmer, Roger Cummiskey, Ronan McMahon, Rosaleen Marion, Ruth Cassidy, Sara Foust, Sarah Buckley, Siobhán Collins, Stephanie McLaughlin, Suzanne Dolan, Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh, Tony Gunning, Trudi van der Elsen, Will O’Kane, Zita Reihill







We are also delighted to host An outdoor exhibition of murals created during a workshop with artist Sufek West by young people. The project was part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 - A day of free creativity for children and young people. The exhibition will run alongside the Summer Open until July 22nd.