Exhibitions

Aileen Hamilton - Out from in-between

VISUAL ART: Gallery Friday 9th August – Saturday 7th September

Aileen Hamilton - Out from in-between

Out from in-between is an exhibition by Aileen Hamilton featuring new drawings, paintings and sculptural work. Aileen reflects on walking and the act of moving through and connecting with the landscape. Central to her work is the perception of space and time and how an imagined sequence of events unfolds within the limits they impose. Aileen considers ecological cycles and organic processes within her drawings, exploring the delicate balances and repetitive patterns that bind the natural world to form. Isolated, fragmented landscapes appear suspended or floating in a fragile or exposed state. Aileen applies directional lines to depict a flowing energy that seeps in and around her work. This energy grows from a central point - expanding, diffusing and folding back on itself. Recurring motifs emerge and set up rhythms among vivid and muted tones. Using a variety of media, Aileen shifts her focus back and forth between flatness and depth. Aileen Hamilton graduated in Fine Art Painting from NCAD in 2001. She has had solo exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Japan and Sweden.  www.aileenhamilton.eu

Adm: Free

Official opening on Friday 9th August at 1.15pm. All welcome.


RehabCare Summer Exhibition

VISUAL ART: Foyer Friday 9th August - Saturday 14th September

RehabCare Summer Exhibition

The Artists at Rehabcare in Castlebar invite you to their summer exhibition. Works included in the show are created in our fun and informal class setting. Each member of the group picks their own subject matter, quite often gifting their artworks on completion. We have had many happy recipients and even have requests sent in! All the artists and tutor, Emma Gallagher, hope you enjoy.

Adm. Free

Official opening on Monday 12th August 2.30pm

All Welcome.


Robert Ryan – Forgotten Existence

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 13 September – Saturday 12 October

Robert Ryan – Forgotten Existence  exhibition Linenhall Arts Centre Mayo

“My images are of a universal landscape where generic creatures wander like lost souls.” Referencing post-modernism, Ryan’s lyrical, beautifully rendered and hauntingly evocative paintings borrow qualities from European old masters, using traditional characteristics in a modern context. Robert Ryan paints landscape, but his work cannot be described as ‘landscape painting’. Rather, the works explore allegorical concepts including the infinity of space and time, solitude, vulnerability, fragility and the cycle of life. “This is work that ultimately celebrates the commonality between man and all other creatures – past, present and future.” Born in County Limerick in 1963, Ryan graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1987. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad and his work is included in many important collections including the National Portrait Collection, National Contemporary Drawing Collection and Office of Public Works Collection. http://www.robertryanireland.com/

Adm. Free

Official opening on Fri 20 Sept at 6.30pm, followed by a talk by the artist as part of Culture Night events. All Welcome.


In My Grandfather’s Time: Photographs by Jack Leonard

VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 4 October - Monday 14 October

In My Grandfather’s Time: Photographs by Jack Leonard

Jack (J.J.) Leonard was born in Crossmolina in 1882 and emigrated to England in 1900, where he trained with the Illustrated London News (ILN) in journalism, illustration and photography. He returned to Ireland in 1906 and set up his photographic business. His work took him around County Mayo, to ordinary families who put on their best attire to have ‘their likeness recorded’; the ‘Big Houses’; the Clergy; and the local and national media. He photographed many political meetings in the lead up to the 1910 election. Politically active, he was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians before joining the Irish Volunteers. During the War of Independence and Civil War he continued to take photographs, with images including Volunteers at training camps, funerals of Volunteers, as well as images which functioned to provide panoramic views of possible ambush sites. This exhibition is a selection of Jack Leonard’s photographs curated by his grandson Anthony Leonard.

Adm. Free

Presented in association with Wild AtlanticWords


Vanya Lambrecht Ward - Fold / Unfold

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 18 October – Saturday 23 November

Vanya Lambrecht Ward - Fold / Unfold Exhibition Linenhall Arts Centre Mayo

An exhibition exploring paper folding. The art of paper folding, generally known as origami, allows us to form a bridge between our 2D and our 3D understanding of the world, with all sorts of applications from space travel to medicine. One fold and we move from the flat surface to the world of objects. Folding can be free form or structured, and the results can be both aesthetically pleasing and intellectually intriguing. This is the Linenhall’s 20th annual visual art exhibition curated with young audiences in mind.

Vanya Lambrecht Ward has worked in the arts over the last two decades, from theatre and television, to visual art and architecture. She has worked with KidsOwn Publishing Partnership for the last 10 years, lectures in theatre design at IT Sligo and is currently Creative Engagement Resident Artist in The Dock. Her practice is centred around our built environment and combines photography, sculpture, painting and all things spatial. Folding is an essential tool in her practice and explorations.

Adm. Free

Official Opening on Friday 18 October at 3.00pm. All welcome.

Paper Folding Day on Saturday 2 November 11.00am-4.30pm see website for details

Fold / Unfold is co-commissioned by Linenhall Arts Centre and Riverbank Arts Centre.


Luisne Art Project : Postcards and Other Tidings

VISUAL ART: FOYER Thursday 24 October - Wednesday 20 November

Luisne Art Project : Postcards and Other Tidings

Luisne Art Project is a nationally recognised arts programme for people with disabilities, based in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Postcards and Other Tidings is an exhibition of new work created in 2018/19. Throughout 2018 Luisne artists collaborated with Scannán Technologies and Ridgepool Training Centre to produce the film Postcards, a shadow play istop motion film about friendship. This can be viewed at the exhibition, along with drawings and paintings made by the Luisne artists in 2019.

Luisne Art Project is supported by Mayo County Council Arts Office and Western Care with administrative support provided by Tacú, Ballinrobe Family Resource Centre. This project has provided participants from Crann Mór Centre with the opportunity of exploring their creative potential. The group has attained a very high level of artistic excellence and this show promises to be an engaging and inspiring experience, not to be missed.

Adm. Free


Mayo Artists Show

VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 6 December – Saturday 11 January

Mayo Artists Show

The Mayo Artists Show is back for 2019!

This year the Mayo Artists Show will take place over two venues, with Ballina Arts Centre joining forces with the Linenhall Arts Centre once again.

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 visual 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.

Official opening on Friday 6 December:

Linenhall Arts Centre @ 6pm; Ballina Arts Centre @ 8pm

All welcome.