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Small Town Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay


  • Friday 18 October 10:00am
  • From Friday 18 October to Saturday 18 January

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This exhibition will launch on Friday 18th October at 6.30pm
glór Gallery is open 10am - 5pm
Free of charge

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glór is delighted to present a mixed media exhibition featuring the work of both established and emerging artists. glór launched its open call exhibition asking artists nationally to respond to the theme of Small Town Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay. The work was selected by an independent panel of Curators and includes print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and textiles as well as photography and painting and showcases the diverse range of work being made both locally and nationally.

Featured artists include Eoin Mac Lochlainn; Conor O’Grady; Brian Gallagher; Lucy Peters; Joanna Hopkins; Suella Holland; Catherine Delaney; Miranda Blennerhassett; Sophie Kate Curran; Rajinder Singh; Hilary Morley; Anne Kiely; Stephen Doyle; Ana Colomer; Caitriona Moloney; Christopher Banahan; Evelyn Sorohan Daly; Rita Scott; Christine Mackey and Verona Stellet.

The exhibition will open on Friday 18th October at 6.30pm sharp and a Curators’ Prize of €2000 will be awarded by glór on the opening evening.

glór gallery glór is home to a wonderful gallery space that presents high quality exhibitions in a county where visual art is alive and thriving. glór’s policy is to present work in context and to exploit thematic or artistic links between our visual and performance artists. Work from emerging artists features along with that of more established artists, with a focus on artists whose work reflects the unique landscape and culture of Clare.

Exhibitions of note include Learning from Art by The National Gallery of Ireland, (2009); Black & Tan by Mick O’Dea PPRHA, (2010); the annual Clare Arts Office Embrace Exhibition, and of course our Selects…series, curated respectively by Lorraine Wall, John Shinnors, Walter Verling, Seán McSweeney and Mick O’Dea PPRHA. In winter 2020 glór will once again collaborate with the RHA presenting an all-female exhibition of work selected by Abigail O’Brien PRHA. This exhibition will be unique in that it will be the first all-female exhibition of RHA members and will celebrate the work of contemporary women artists.

Other major group exhibitions include CRUX – A Dialogue in Metal, (2017); In Colour, on loan from The Arts Council and AIB, (2011), comprising 20th century Irish artworks from artists including William Leech, Manie Jellet, William Orpen, Martin Gale and Louis Le Brocquy; and of course, the biennial Open Call exhibition.

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