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glór Open Call Autumn Exhibition: Smalltown Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay


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

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glór, Ennis is delighted to invite submissions from artists, both established and emerging for an autumn exhibition, entitled Smalltown Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay.

The exhibition will be held at glór and will open on Friday 18th October. The deadline for completed entries is 5pm on Thursday 5th September. The exhibition will run until early January 2020.

The exhibition will be selected by an independent curatorial panel and all decisions are final.  Selected Artists will receive a €100 contribution towards their costs and a curators’ award will also be awarded.

Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile. Artists are asked to submit work based on the theme of Smalltown Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay.

The exhibition is open to artists nationwide. More than one piece may be selected for exhibit from successful submissions. Please note that work in other formats is not eligible.

Please read the guidelines and terms and conditions carefully. Please note that due to the volume of applications received by glór, applications that are received after the deadline or that do not adhere to the application guidelines will be deleted without response

Please see full entry requirements here. Please note that clicking this link will download a word document to your PC. Submissions and Queries to

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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 The RHA Biennial Drawing Exhibition, (2006); 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.

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 the open call Halcyon Days exhibition, (2017).