Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opening of Fiona O'Dwyer's exhibition 'Strange all the rooms we've lived in'

Photographs from the opening of Fiona O'Dwyer's exhibition 'Strange all the rooms we've lived in'. A great night was had by all and thanks again to all who attended.

The opening took place on the 18th September and the exhibition runs until 19th October.

Poetry Night on Thurs 1st Oct at 9pm (National Poetry Day)

Salmon Poetry in association with Poetry Ireland presents an Evening of Poetry as part of All-Ireland Poetry Day in the Courthouse Gallery.

Featuring Salmon Poets:

Celeste Auge
Gerry Hanberry
Stephen Roger Powers
Jean Kavanagh

With music by Dan Jeffery.

On Thursday 1st October @ 9pm.

Free Event and all welcome to attend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Outdoor Film Screening

As part of the “Strange the rooms we've all lived in” a new multimedia exhibition by Fiona O’Dwyer in the Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon from 18 Sept - 19 Oct, there will be a special outdoor screening of “I Was Happy Here” on Wednesday 23rd September at 8.00 pm at Egans Pub, Liscannor, Co. Clare. The film was shot in Co. Clare in 1965 and was directed by Desmond Davis and starred Cyril Cusack and Sara Miles.

Time: 8.00pm
Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Where: Egan’s Pub in Liscannor
Admission: Free!

A collection of archive material from the film will be exhibited in Egan’s pub at the same time.
The screening will take place outdoors under a canopy with outdoor heating, but please be advised to dress warmly. Put your fold up chair in the boot in case it is needed! The event is weather dependent and as a result may need to be moved indoors or rescheduled.

For more information and updates on film and video screenings and related events see

Recording Studio Open Day - Thurs 24th Sept 10am - 3pm

Ennistymon Courthouse Recording Studio is holding an open day on Thursday 24th September from 10am - 3pm. All are welcome to call in and have any questions you might have answered. A chance to have a good look around!

Questions you might have...
What is the Courthouse Recording Studio?
Who can use it?
How much does it cost?
When can you use it?
How do I book it?

Recording: Live Demos, Bands, Traditional Music, Singer Songwriters

Mixing / Remixing
Audio Restoration
Eductional Programmes

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Life Drawing Classes start on 24th September

The Autumn season classes in the Courthouse Gallery are commencing again starting with the weekly Life Drawing Sessions on Thursdays. Life drawing begins on Thursday 24th September 2009 from 10am - 12pm and costs €10 per session. These are drop-in classes so no need to book in advance. Please bring your own materials. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursdays @ 10am - €10.
Call the Courthouse for further information on 065 707 1630.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Strange the rooms we've all lived in" by Fiona O'Dwyer :: 18th Sept - 19th Oct 2009

Strange the rooms we've all lived in is an exhibition of new multimedia work by artist Fiona O'Dwyer to be shown at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare from the 18th September to the 19th October 2009. It will be opened by Fiona Woods on Friday 18th September at 8pm.
Commissioned by Clare Co. Arts Office the exhibition will include photography, video/sound installation, drawing, print, and archive material. Spilling out from the gallery spaces, using the town as her set the artist’s work echoes the making of the film I Was Happy Here shot in Co. Clare in 1965.
In the video piece Endless Return O’Dwyer as the performer is seen cycling around in an endless circle while her reflection in the wet sand seems to be pedalling backwards. She is pulled in two directions, in a constant moment of divergence between herself and her other.
“In a play between duration, movement and form the artist pursues a strategy of repetition and endless return. At the centre of the work she has placed a set of moments and objects/images; these have been turned over and over, picked apart, troubled and worried by the artist, subjected to a variety of processes and practices, staged and re-staged as a series of events. Fiona Woods 2009.
There will be a special outdoor screening of I Was Happy Here on Wednesday 23rd September at 8.00 pm at Egans Pub, Liscannor, Co. Clare. For more information and updates on film and video screenings and related events see

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Benefit Night

A big thank you to all who supported our recent benefit night for the Courthouse Gallery with Paddy Mulcahy's VIBE Musical Youth Club, the Kavanagh girls, and Nolad Folk on Thursday 20th August 2009. A great night was had by all!

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Call for Submissions for 2010

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery is seeking submissions for the forthcoming year, 2010.

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 2nd October 2009

The newly renovated Ennistymon Courthouse building features a main art gallery, the smaller Red Couch gallery space, five artists’ studios, and a sound recording studio. The Courthouse Gallery seeks to attract local and national audiences by exhibiting work of the highest standard by local, national, and international artists.

We are interested in exhibiting a wide range of visual art, including collaborations and multi-media projects for exhibition in both our gallery spaces. We also welcome proposals that are participatory led or involve some engagement with the community.

We wish to focus on exhibiting emerging artists based locally and nationwide.

If you are interested in applying, please send your submission (which should include):

*biography/ CV
*artist statement,
*brief description of proposed show,
*6-8 images on CD or hard-copy photos

25% commission charged.

Please send submissions to:
Trudi van der Elsen - Coordinator,
Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery,
Parliament Street,
Co. Clare.

Selection will be made mid October and all artists will be contacted after that.

For more information or a gallery viewing please contact:
T: 065-7071630

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 2nd October 2009