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glór calls for Submissions from Artists for a Major Group Exhibition to open this Autumn

Small town Decline: Rural Patterns of Decay

Autumn Open Submission Exhibition 2019

Opening Friday 18th October. Deadline for Submissions is Thursday 5th September 

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 and is open to artists nationwide. The exhibition will be selected by an independent curatorial panel and all decisions are final.  The exhibition will run until early January 2020.

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.

Selected Artists will receive a €100 contribution towards their costs and a curators’ award will also be awarded.

For guidelines on applications and all details, please see Guidelines and Application details here

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 CRUXA 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, Mainie Jellet, William Orpen, Martin Gale and Louis Le Brocquy; and the recent open call Halcyon Days exhibition, (2017).


Guidelines and Application details here

For further information, please contact glór at 065 6845 370 or

glór acknowledges the financial support given by Clare County Council and The Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon in making this programming possible.