VISUAL ART: FOYER Monday 20th January - Saturday 20th May 2017
The Cabinet of Wonders is an ongoing visual art project at the Linenhall Arts Centre,
Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It is now in it's third iteration.This imaginative 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 19thcentury.
From the time of the Renaissance, Cabinets of Curiosities (also known as Kunstkabinette or Wunderkammern), were collections of unusual objects which presented the rich and often curious diversity of the natural world and beyond. Taking this as its inspiration, The Cabinet of Wonders #3 presents a series of works by a selection of contemporary visual artists: Paul Bokslag, Cecilia Bullo, Stefania Corbelli, John Gayer, Maree Hensey, Annabel Konig, Chris Leach, Cecilia Moore, and Cosette Olohan. 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.You can view the catalogue for The Cabinet of Wonders #1 here.
VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 3rd March - Saturday 8th April
“The show explores the primary alchemical formula ‘as above so below’ through an endeavour to ‘make’ space. We constantly move in and out of spaces both physical and subtle that hold memories, prompt emotional reenactments, incite awe. The paintings in this show, explore deeply personal preferences of order while simultaneously claiming and offering what was once known but is now on the periphery of awareness. They also offer what is not known, yet deeply within and without us. The images and sound installation suggest a connection to primordial order; mysterious, moody, celebratory; full of shaman ghosts, air and land.”
Visual artist Nuala Clarke lives and works between Co. Mayo and New York City. She is a fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and in the US. http://nualaclarke.com/
Official opening on Friday 3rd March at 7.30pm. The writer Crystal Gandrud will be performing with others at the opening. All welcome.Nuala Clarke will deliver some workshops during the run of her exhibition you can read about them here.
VISUAL ART: GALLERY Thursday 13th April - Saturday 20th May
Robert Dunne works mainly with plaster and used wood, and says his work “is a way to reframe our ‘made’ environment. I try to capture physical and visual elements of my surroundings and reimagine, juxtapose and alter their structure and meaning to make new but vaguely familiar scenarios”.
Robert studied at the National Collage of Art and Design, Dublin and the Museum School of Fine Art in Boston. Last year he showed work in Carlow’s VISUAL, and was awarded a residency from Arthouse in Stradbally. This year he has two solo shows, one here at the Linenhall Arts Centre, and one in Gray Contemporary in Houston, Texas.
Official opening on Thursday 13th April @ 7.30pm. All welcome.
VISUAL ART: FOYER Tuesday 25th April - Saturday 27th May
An exhibition by Rehab Care in Mayo showcasing recent work.
“The work displayed has been painted in support of the Drama Productions theme of Locality, Irish Legends and Stories, ” explains art tutor Emma Gallagher. “The Art Group comprises 20 artists who have been painting and exhibiting for several years. The artists have used poster paint, pencil and markers and canvas of various sizes.”