Exhibitions

Cabinet of Wonders #4

VISUAL ART: FOYER Fri 23rd June - Sat 23rd September

Cabinet of Wonders #4

The latest manifestation of the Cabinet of Wonders has been unveiled in the Foyer of the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar. This imaginative ongoing project takes its inspiration from the fashion for Cabinets of Curiosities, which found their beginnings in the Renaissance and were still much in fashion till the late 19th century.

Cabinet of Wonders #4 presents a series of works by a selection of contemporary visual artists: Cecilia Bullo, Lorcan Cassidy, Jenny Fox, Pauline Garavan, Maree Hensey, Julianne Knowles, Morwenna Lake, Fiona Maye, Sandra McCall, Áine O’Hara and Caroline Walshe. Inspired by the eclectic approach of the original collector-curators, the project presents a range of works “to engage, intrigue, surprise and delight”. Come and see for yourselves.

Cabinet of Wonders #4 will run until the 23rd September. Cabinet of Wonders #5 will be revealed at the beginning of October.

The Cabinet of Wonders project is devised, curated, installed and managed by Ian Wieczorek.

You can view the catalogue for The Cabinet of Wonders #1 here.

You can view the catalogue for The Cabinet of Wonders #2 here

You can view the catalogue for The Cabinet of Wonders #3 here


Niamh O’Doherty - On Stagnation, Standing at the Still Point

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 22nd September - Saturday 21st October

Niamh O’Doherty - On Stagnation, Standing at the Still Point

“If there is true freedom it can only come about in the course of our lifetime by our going beyond our original situation and still not ceasing to be the same.” - Maurice Merleau Ponty

The exhibition On Stagnation, Standing at the Still Point consists of two contrasting video works, The Perpetual Present (2017) and The Long Still (2014). Both works center on themes of repetition and stagnation: The Perpetual Present reflects on the negative aspects of stillness, while The Long Still 2014 considers the potential in learning to accept and embrace stagnation.

A graduate of Chelsea College with a Masters from NCAD, Niamh O’Doherty has exhibited in the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

Adm: Free

Official opening on Friday 22nd September @ 7.30pm. All welcome.


Draw

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 27th October - Saturday 18th November

Draw

What is drawing? A pencil mark on paper? A swipe across a screen? A double yellow line? Where do we draw the line - or do we? Visit this exhibition of a whole multitude of drawings from some of Ireland’s leading mark makers. Find drawings made from materials such as pencil, ink, paint, pixels, chalk, pastels etc... by architects, visual artists, illustrators, furniture designers, animators, and more. Visitors can also explore drawing for themselves at the exhibition process stations.

Featured mark makers include: John Brady (visual art), Cartoon Saloon (animation), Rex Bangerter (archaeology), McCauley Day O’Connell Architects, PJ Lynch (illustration)*, Alice Maher (visual art), Graeme King (furniture design), Maeve Clancy (visual art, comics), Michael Scott (architect), Betty Gannon (visual art).

Join us and explode your understanding of drawing.

Curated by the Linenhall Arts Centre especially for children.

*see The Big Picture

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 27th October @ 6.00pm. All welcome.


Mayo Artists Show

VISUAL ART Friday 1st December - Saturday 13th January

Mayo Artists Show

It’s here again! The Linenhall’s ever-popular biennial celebration of the visual arts in Mayo makes a welcome return. And this year it’s in two venues, the Linenhall Arts Centre and Ballina Arts Centre. The show will be selected by Catherine Marshall. Catherine is a noted art historian and curator.

Open to artists from or living in Mayo over the age of 18, the show presents a cornucopia of work in all manner of media and offers a fascinating snapshot of the breadth of arts practice in the county. And with something for all tastes (and prices), this might just be the ideal opportunity to find that elusive and unique Christmas gift…

Adm. Free

Official Opening on Friday 1st December: Linenhall Arts Centre @ 6.00pm; Ballina Arts Centre @ 8.00pm. All welcome.

NB: A FREE bus will be provided on the night; booking is ESSENTIAL (through the Linenhall Arts Centre ONLY) and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Bus generously sponsored by Michael Moran Bus Hire.

See Mayo Artists Show submission details here


Castlebar Camera Club

VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 22nd September - Saturday 7th October

Castlebar Camera Club

Castlebar Camera Club celebrates its 40th year with an exhibition in which the current members were asked to submit images that best represented their work. “The sole aim of Mayo Photographic Club is the enjoyment of photography. The club caters for anyone who is interested in photography, whether just starting out or advanced. We help each other to improve - there is always something to learn and everyone is a teacher. At club meetings members show their work and explain how they made each picture. We run courses and have workshops on different genres of photography such as portrait, landscape, fine art and wildlife. The club has regular talks presented by national and international photography experts. We have competitions and exhibitions and, of course, the odd cup of coffee! Members come from all over Mayo and everyone is welcome. Club meetings are always informal and friendly with lots of discussion. We meet Monday nights, 8-10pm, at Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. All are welcome.”

Contact the club at mayophotographicclub@gmail.com

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 22nd September at 7.00pm by Camera Club founder member Michael O’Sullivan. All welcome.


The Big Picture

VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 27th October - Saturday 18th November

The Big Picture

Internationally renowned author, illustrator & Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch, is working with the 5th and 6th class students from Newport National School as part of his Big Picture project, to create a large scale visual narrative on the Linenhall Arts Centre’s foyer wall. They’ll be illustrating a very special story: The Young Prince and [the] Giant. The story was collected in incomplete form by the children at Skerdagh National School in the late 1930s as part of the Irish Folklore Commission’s Schools Collection initiative. The young artists from Newport are working with Fighting Words Mayo to creatively engage with this old story from their local area. With their contemporary young voices they’ll complete the story, before illustrating it under the guidance of PJ Lynch.

The Big Picture is an element of the Linenhall’s exhibition Draw curated especially for children (see p22), and is presented with the support of Laureate na nÓg, Fighting Words Mayo and the National Folklore Collection.

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 27th October @ 6.00pm. All welcome


Paper, Light & Shadow

VISUAL ART: FOYER Tuesday 10th - Monday 23rd October

Paper, Light & Shadow

Throughout late July and August a group of teenage refugees recently resettled in Mayo participated in a visual art and animation project at the Linenhall Arts Centre. The group came up with a number of stories and told them using visual imagery in the form of animated paper cut-outs. Under the expert guidance of artist Maeve Clancy, assisted by designer Jeni Roddy, they imagined, conceived, wrote and conveyed the stories using artwork they created during the project. Working in the Linenhall, they had the chance to meet, collaborate, speak English, learn visual art and animations skills and produce their own short animated film. This exhibition is the culmination of their creative endeavours.

The project was initiated and funded by Mayo County Council Arts Office through a Cultural Diversity Partnership initiative, supported by the Arts Council under the Invitation to Collaborate Scheme.

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 16th to 22nd October 2017. For further information contact community@mayococo.ie

Adm. Free

Official opening on Tuesday 10th October @ 5.00pm.

All welcome.