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Focus on New Quay exhibition

Readjust the Focus, Remember the Absence, is the new exhibition opening at the Russell Gallery in New Quay, Clare on Saturday, June 30, at 6pm.

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Traveller children get a handle on Cant

YOUNG Travellers in Clare have put pen to paper to document their cultural and linguistic heritage in a new children’s book.

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A piece of Newmarket destined for the Áras

NEWMARKET-on-Fergus-based painter Philip Brennan is to present one of his paintings to another distinguished Newmarket-on-Fergus man next week, which may lead to the painting going on display at Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Where the wild flowers grow

ON Friday, former TD and Senator Mary O’Rourke will launch The Wild Flowers of Loophead, which has just been published by Clare visual artist, poet and author Carmel T Madigan.

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Don’t be scared, just take a quantum leap

CONNECTIONS and quantum physics collide in North Clare this month as two very different exhibitions run concurrently in an Ennistymon gallery.

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Digging deep in lost and found

An exciting art project, instigated by three artists including Ennis’ Marie Connole, explores the idea of object identity, the stories behind lost or stolen items and finds new ways of appreciating objects found or confiscated. Faber Studios artists Marie Connole, Caelan Bristow and Aaron Lawless will showcase their project Re-possession to the public for the duration of Eva International festival, which runs from May 19 to August 12 at venues in Limerick.The multi-part work addresses the idea of object identity, particularly the stolen or confiscated objects that are found in the lost and found storage of garda stations, train and bus stations and other Limerick institutions. The trio work in different mediums and all bring their individual talents together in this project. Marie’s background is in painting but she also delves into sculpture and installation. Caelen Bristow is from an architectural background and has worked on models and collaborative projects, while Aaron is a sculptor. Part one of the project …

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Liens exhibition is bound to be good

AN exhibition of work by Fanore artist Finola Graham and her Parisian counterpart Pauline Turmel has kicked off at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon and will continue until June 7.

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People with disabilities Embrace creativity

THIS year’s Embrace exhibition opened in Glór last Thursday, marking ten years of the Clare Arts Office initiative to help local people with disabilities to access the arts. Many of the founding groups, such as the Brothers of Charity, Enable Ireland and the Dulick Centre, continue to regularly take part in the twice yearly programme of workshops that are part funded by the Arts Council, Clare County Council and the groups themselves.Since its beginning in 2002, the Embrace Programme has helped many hundreds of participants from around the county to enjoy a wide variety of creative activities including painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, mosaic, music, dance and drama.The county’s first citizen, Mayor Pat Hayes was at Glór to launch the exhibition and he praised the work that went into getting it ready. “It gives people with disabilities the arena to express their own artistic interests and the people who help them out do great work. They work with a lot of …

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