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Josephine’s Ireland on show in Kilkee library

Cultúrlann Sweeney library in Kilkee is currently hosting a photographic display of Ireland, both south and north by local photographer Josephine Glynn. The exhibition, entitled Josephine’s Ireland, opened on Wednesday evening. Over the years Josephine’s experience as a national tour guide has given her the opportunity to get to know her country well. In this exhibition she returns to many scenic places and observes many aspects of Ireland some of which are not well-known.Josephine has been taking photos and making videos since 1993 when she returned from working in Australia and bought a video camera. She has done many courses in filmbase and the Galway Film Centre but now directs her attention to still photography. She completed a video of reminiscence commissioned by Age Action The Good Old Days in two day centres in Galway and Castlebar which was widely distributed portraying a very positive approach to ageing. In June 2012 this video received an award at an international conference …

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Sun shines on Brian at the Cliffs

A NEW exhibition, Sunshine Photography has opened at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, featuring works of North Clare photographer Brian Cosgrove.

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Portrait of a cartoonist as a Bannerman

GOOD political or current affairs cartoons can be a huge addition to a newspaper but for some reason, relatively few Irish local papers use them.

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Ciaran Fawl from Newmarket displays his self-portrait during the launch of the St Anne's School Art and Craft Exhibition at Corrovorrin in Ennis. Photograph by Declan Monaghan

Talented St Anne’s artists enjoy their new space

  AT a recently opened exhibition at St Anne’s School, it was not just the artworks on display that showcased the talent of the school’s pupils. The art space itself has been developed by the school’s Leaving Certificate Applied students. Their efforts were used to fantastic effect as the space highlighed the art, workwork and textiles of pupils at the school going back to 2008. The exhibition opened last Wednesday, with the works continuing to be prominently displayed in the school’s concourse through the coming months. The launch of the exhibition was attended by pupils, parents, staff and friends of St Anne’s, with Alan Shoosmith, co-ordinator of the Embrance Arts Programme in Clare performing the official opening. David Bell, Leaving Certificate Applied co-ordinator at the school explained, “The initial concept for the art space was first developed by the Leaving Certificate Applied class of 2008. And this year’s students decided to further develop and revamp the space as part of …

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Albanians celebrate 100 years of independence with exhibition

CLARE’S Albanian community have come together to celebrate their heritage as part of a photography exhibition, which is set to be launched in Ennis this weekend. The exhibition has been created in honour of 100 years of Albanian independence and it will be officially launched this Saturdayin the Clare Museum by Dr Jack McCann, chairman of the Irish Friends of Albania.

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Young Clare artists seen as the best

THREE Clare children have been recognised as being among the best young artists in the country at the Sightsavers’ Junior Painter Awards.

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Carsten zooms in on time and space in Kilbaha

MORE than a decade ago, Carsten Krieger and his wife, Ina, packed their belongings and hit the road. Swapping their careers as paediatric nurses in Stuttgart, Germany for a new home on the isolated westerly tip of Clare required guts and imagination. Their families and friends were not convinced that they would last long in Kilbaha.

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Circus comes to Ennistymon

CIRCUS Europe: an international collaboration featuring poetry and images, is getting underway at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon this Saturday and will continue until February 1.The official opening takes place with a reading and book launch at 4pm, followed by the launch of the exhibition at 5pm.The exhibition includes eight collages by Dutch artist Machteld van Buren. The eight large collages illustrate how the struggle for survival is being waged in various European countries.Eight poets were invited to offer their interpretation of the images. Four of these are Irish, Jo Slade, Frank Golden, Jessie Lendennie and Patrick Chapman, while the other four are Dutch; Arnoud van Adrichem, Martin Reints, Lieke Marsman and Peter van Lier. Clare-based publisher Salmon Poetry is publishing a booklet of this project in English.Machteld van Buren is an established artist and her work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.In this project, …

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