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Arts Exhibitions 2009


March 17th - April 17th
Opening of The NatureQuest Gallery, Kilrush featuring Green an exhibition showcasing solely local artists. Selected works of Daclan Hally, Naomi Doyle, Brian Wilson, Astrid Adler, Madeleine Shinnick, Angela Verner Margret Whelan and Dave Dakin will be on display. An art performance will mark the opening. All are welcome.
Opening hours of the Gallery are Thursday to Saturday 1-4pm. The Artists will be attending the Gallery at set times.

March 14th - April 4th
A Selection of fine-line etchings and woodcuts
The Red Couches Space, The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Saturday,14 March 2009
Roving Project presents Open Space - Work by: Sean Naftel, Erin Treacy, Chris Attenborough, Joe & Jasper Ryan, and Zach Nash
The Diving Pig, Ballyvaughan
Roving Project is a wandering gallery project that occupies vacant storefronts, transforming them into short-term gallery spaces.

February 27th – March 20th
Exhibition by Michelle O’Malley (Hand Made and Dyed Decorative Paper Images) and Sean Durack (Landscape Painter)
The Snug, Mountshannon, Co.Clare
Open Friday & Saturday 6p.m. – late
Sunday 4 – 9 p.m.
For further information contact Sadie Monks at or 061 924732

15th February-29th March 2009
Wise Ways
An Exhibition of artwork by visitors to Raheen Community Hospital Daycare Centre, East County Clare.

X-PO, Kilnaboy, Co.Clare

February 11th - 28th, 2009
Three simultaneous exhibitions in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
Premonitions of Encroachment II - an exhibition of fine detailed ink-drawings on cottonpaper by Boz Mugabe -
Life Drawing Exhibition, (in The Small Room).
Exhibition of paintings by Brid Harhen (in The Red Couches Space)

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6th-21st February 2009
The Dreaming - An Exhibition of Aborigine Art (From Central Desert, Australia)
De Valera Library Gallery, Ennis, Co. Clare

January 10th – 29th, 2009
Sceal Eile'- the first solo show of London-based, Clare artist Valerie Driscoll
The Courthouse Gallery,Ennistymon

The Courthouse Gallery,Ennistymon, Co Clare presents 'Sceal Eile'- the first solo show of London-based, Clare artist Valerie Driscoll from the 10th to the 29th January with the opening reception on Saturday the 10th at 4pm. It is an exhibition of photographic and sculptural installation that tells the story, as a courthouse might, of something that is hidden. The daily engaging in the private domestic procosses is played out in the gallery as home. Driscoll explores the dichotemy between domestic realities and public display. Phrases such as 'behind closed doors' and 'airing dirty laundry',she says add to the ambiguity as well as to the curiosity.

The inherent hardship,banility and private experience of the Irish domestic situtation is exposed and shown to be infused with hope. A series of photographs entitled 'A few things around my father's kitchen' is an intimate portrait that reveals a quirky and private universe. Driscoll uses object and image to reveal experienced as well as created environments.This is a poignent,revelatory body of work that at the same time betrays and comforts.

Driscoll worked as a teacher in London for 10 years. She recently gave up teaching to persue a career in photographic art. Driscoll has exhibited in London at the Sassoon Gallery and Nolias Gallery. She also showed work at Isaacs in Cork City during the European City of Culture.

See also:
Arts Exhibitions 2010
Arts Exhibitions 2008
2008 Clare Graduate Exhibition

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