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Fine things for Scariff man Eoin

EAST Clare amateur photographer Eoin O’Hagan has been announced as the Clare winner of the Western Development Commission’s (WDC) LookWest.ie Fine Things photo competition.

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Burren College tutor curating Denver exhibition

RIAN Kerrane, who has taught at the Burren College of Art, is currently curating an exhibition in America.

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Outriders show in Lisdoon

North Clare artists Fiona O’Dwyer and Fiona Woods will exhibit in the Town Hall Pavillion, Lisdoonvarna, as part of the curated show by Clare artist Maria Kerin, entitled Outrider Artists.

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Busy times ahead for Clare Heritage Week

As the busiest ever programme for Clare Heritage Week is announced, a host of arts events take place over the coming week aimed at the promotion of the county’s heritage. On Saturday, August 18, at 7pm, a photographic exhibition will be launched at Parliament Street in Ennistymon in conjunction with Built Heritage Collective (Ireland).Meanwhile on August 20 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, St Cronan’s 10th century church in Tuamgraney will be the venue for the Celtic Traditions Folk Concert, which is being held as part of the Spirit of Lough Derg series of events during Heritage Week. The concert will showcase the best of folk music and dancing from Kate Purcell and an array of local musicians and dancers.Noted local historian Brian Ó Dálaigh will be at the de Valera Public Library in Ennis where he will discuss the background to the newly published Royal Irish Academy Ennis Atlas on Tuesday August 21 at 7pm.Frances Madigan will lead a stroll through …

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Delving into the sociology of Potter mania

LAST week’s conference at UL exploring the cultural influence of Harry Potter had a major Clare influence – Sixmilebridge woman Gráinne O’Brien was one of the organisers.

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Rallying behind the camera

MILTOWN Malbay-based filmmaker Neil Hynes is working on his first full-length documentary, focusing on local rally driver Edward Cogan as he prepares for the Clare Stages Rally.

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Diverting past-times

SCARIFF photographer Sean McInerney’s second exhibition opened at the foyer of the County Museum in Ennis on Saturday.

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Turning Point exhibition in Limerick

LIMERICK Printmakers’ Studio and Gallery are hosting Turning Point, an exhibition of work by Martina Cleary, which has previously been on show at Glór in Ennis. The show was officially opened by Breda Lynch, artist, lecturer and curator recently and will continue until August 9.Speaking about the work, Ms Cleary said, “The work presented at Limerick Printmakers’ Studio and Gallery is part of an extended project carried out during the period 2008-11, supported by the Create Phase 1-Artist in the Community Scheme and the Irish Arts Council. “The works are tableau vivant in style, using the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone as a metaphorical device to address the psychodynamic of recovery from abuse.“While earlier work in this project was of a more documentary nature, the decision to use this allegory as a starting point came from a need to preserve anonymity, to offer cohesion or potential for meaning in events that often seem to have none. “The work was …

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