The Gallery

  • Surface Tension MFA Graduate Exhibition
    Surface Tension MFA Graduate Exhibition

Art students learn by studying and doing what artists do: making, debating and exhibiting art. It follows that an art gallery is a necessity to any high quality art college.

The Gallery mounts regular exhibitions of student work and exhibitions curated by students as part of their educational programmes. Also part of the educational experience of the College's students, The Gallery aims to become a platform for contemporary art that will be unique in Ireland because of its remote location and commitment to the highest levels of art practice. All exhibitions are open to the public free of charge and in this way they assist the College to fulfil its commitment to the artistic life of Ireland and the community of the Burren.

Established in January 2005 as a learning resource for the graduate and undergraduate programmes of the Burren College of Art and as a high quality public gallery, The Gallery was designed by architect John O'Reilly as part of a new complex that includes the MFA studios. This bright, airy and spacious gallery of 25ft x 50ft with a 14ft x 20ft project room is capable of showing large scale wall and floor mounted work, performance, installations and video. The adjacent MFA studios are fitted with moveable walls which can be rolled back to provide additional gallery space, resulting in a total gallery capacity of 6500 square feet. Configured in this way the gallery is one of the largest art galleries in Ireland outside Dublin.


Gallery Schedule 2014

Mixed Media Group Show                              Nov 12 – Nov 30

Interim MFA 2 Show                                      Dec 7 – Jan 18

Mixed Media Group Show                              Feb 17 – Mar 8

Transmigrators                                              March 18 - 28    

Surface Tension: BCA MFA Show                   April 12 – April 27

Surface Tension Extended Dates                    May 2 – May 10

Rita Wobbe: Timeline                                     June 5 – July 4                                  

The Middle of Everywhere/Burren Annual          July 14- Aug 8

Crisis Farm Lab: Art & Ecology MA Show        Aug 7 – Aug 15

Cecilia Condit                                                Aug 14 – Sept 27

Shane Cullen                                                 Oct 3 – Oct 31

126 Group Show                                             Nov 7- Nov 28

Interim MFA 2 Show                                        Dec 5 – Jan 17