What's on in Connaught

Sligo: Carman at the Hamilton

Sligo: Carman at the Hamilton

‘Trans-formation’ is an exhibition of work by the artist Cathy Carman at the Hamilton Gallery. Carman – whose public sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and plaster are to be seen in many locations around the country – is working in the medium of tempura on wood panel for this exhibition.
Cathy Carman: 3 October – 2 November

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Clare: The Burren

Clare: The Burren

‘Naples Yellow’, an exhibition by Kirsty Berenga and Rita Wobbe opens at the Burren’s Russell Gallery. Over the past year, the two artists have worked together to challenge the isolation often experienced by artists. The resultant paintings examine human behaviour and meditate on how daily life is experienced and interpreted.
Naples Yellow: 5 – 25 October

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Galway: Boots and Stories

Galway: Boots and Stories

‘Old Boots and Other Stories’, an exhibition of paintings in the Kenny Gallery by Liam Jones shows works that move from small detail – the door of a shed – to wide panoramas in Connemara. Originally from Mayo, the artist returned to painting the West of Ireland landscape after travelling widely in Europe and America, and seeks to capture the ever-changing moods and light of the landscape.
Liam Jones: 11 October – 14 November

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Carrick-on-Shannon: Cotter in the Dock

Carrick-on-Shannon: Cotter in the Dock

Maud Cotter’s ‘a consequence of – a breather of air’ shows in three galleries of the Dock in the second iteration of a body of work developed over three years for three venues: the Limerick City Gallery of Art last year; the Dock in the autumn; and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in 2020. Cotter’s evolving body of work plays with scale and balance using everyday materials – cascading plastics, paint and extruded metals.
Maud Cotter: 7 September – 2 November

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Sligo: Lauschmann at the Model

Sligo: Lauschmann at the Model

Torsten Lauschmann’s first solo exhibition in Ireland opens at the Model. His work is notable for its innovative and idiosyncratic approach across a range of formats including photography, sound, video, online projects, performance and installation. The exhibition features his most recent work, The War of the Corners, as well as a specially adapted installation, At the Centre of Everything a Row of Holes.
Torsten Lauschmann: 7 September – 16 November

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Galway: Rediscovering The Claddagh

Galway: Rediscovering The Claddagh

Galway Rediscovering The Claddagh A long-term exhibition ‘A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty’ on the history of the Claddagh Village shows at the Galway City Museum. Located on the mouth of the River Corrib, in the 19th and early 20th centuries the village was occupied by Irish-speaking fishermen and their families and was widely represented by artists and travel writers. While the traditional cottages disappeared in the 1930s, this exhibition offers a glimpse of the old village through paintings, sketches and photographs. Image: Trish Findlater
Galway City Museum: until May 2020

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