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Clifden Arts Festival 2022Visual Arts

Visual Arts Exhibition Opening Times.

By August 20, 2022September 12th, 2022No Comments

Tuesday 13th September


HAIL THEE: We Come in Reveries of Change

Connemara designer and creative director Alison Conneely presents a project commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), whose activities promote global standards for social justice, human rights and climate justice.

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Station House Museum

Wednesday  14th September


Affinity – Colleen Fitzpatrick, Maria Laffey and Mary Hession

This exhibition presents work by artists Mary Hession, Colleen Fitzpatrick and Maria Laffey, each with a different style but united and inspired by awe and awareness of our natural world; the result is the subjective experience of nature made visible from three unique perspectives.

Time: 5 pm

Venue:  Above the Signal Bar, Station House Hotel

‘Praise in which I live, and move and have my being.’

Local photographers respond to a line taken from the poet and Clifden Arts Festival favourite Paul Durcan’s last anthology of the same name published in 2012. We live and love and have our beings sometimes unconsciously in a temperamental timeless place. Praise is sometimes far from our lips but never from our eyes.

This exhibition is a prism of contemporary Connemara experience and vision to convey their inspiration here through the lens of six different viewpoints. Kevin Griffin, Brian Kelly, Cliodhna Prendergast, Mark Furniss, Aoife Herriott and Mark Joyce.

Time: 7pm
Venue: Clifden Town Hall


Thursday 15th September


Traces (Isobel Gabrodit and Janet Mercier)

In this joint exhibition, artists Isabelle Gaborit and Janet Mercer are exploring themes of the physicality of art-making and materials and the physical properties of the landscape.
Time: 4.15pm
Venue: Upstairs Downstairs



Friday 16th September


Entanglement – The West Family

This is the collected works of one prodigious family, a genetic mycelium of creativity enfolded and unfolding over generations and mediums.

The exhibition is being opened by John Behan.

Time: 6pm
Venue: Christ Church

Connemara – A Mirror of my soul A collection of seascapes and landscapes. Oil on canvas by Kate Noonan

In this exhibition, Kate has captured the many challenging moods of the seascapes and landscapes which surround her each day, constantly changing due to the extraordinary light unique to Connemara.
Venue: The Corner Gallery, Station House Complex


Saturday 17th September


A Love of Ground – Bernie Dignam

This exhibition celebrates ground, from which growth springs and provides for our physical, mental and emotional health. These new works are inspired by an appreciation for the soil that nourishes us daily.

Time: 4pm
Venue:  Connemara Creative Studio, Tooreen, Moyard, H91HCR7

Monday 19th September


Falling in Love Outward – Interface

Time: 5pm
Venue:  Interface, Inagh
2023 Festival Programme