News & Events
Following the success of the first Postgraduate Portfolio Day Ireland, we are delighted to announce two Postgraduate Portfolio Days taking place in early 2014. The first will run on Tuesday Jan 28th at The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin while a second international Postgraduate Portfolio Day will be held at Earl's Court, London on Thursday Jan 30th.
For students and artists considering postgraduate studies, this is an ideal opportunity to meet face to face with faculty from a wide...
Burren College of Art students bring the year to a close with two simultaneous exhibitions, opening December 7th and running through to December 11th.
2nd year MFA students Mollie Douthit and Collette Egan present an interim show of their work, leading to their final graduation exhibition in April 2014. Working in oil paint on panel and ink drawings on paper, both artists seek to address the fragile nature of memory and...read more
SS BLUE JACKET
Featuring artists: BERYL COOK, PETER LANYON, SHANA MOULTON, LUCY STEIN, EDWARD STEIN, MERLIN JAMES, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, SIMON BAYLISS, SIMON FUJIWARA
Curated by Simon Bayliss & Lucy Stein
Exhibition & catalogue launch 7pm, 31 October
Until 17 November 2013
KARST, 22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3NY
Left at the helm, long after the Captain of SS Blue Jacket had retired to his wife below deck, the First Mate became...read more
The 10th Burren Annual exhibition opening at Burren College of Art Gallery Ballyvaughan on Saturday, July 6th will feature a major exhibition of work by acclaimed artist Anne Madden.
“Flux and Flow” – paintings of forty years apart; 1960’s and early 2000’s – will trace a Burren influence throughout Madden’s work. Paintings will be on loan from IMMA, the Arts Council and private collections.
“Mullaghmore Reflection”a unique recent Burren painting will be the...read more
From July 1- 7. Ballyvaughan’s “Flower Power” festival will celebrate the enigmatic and unsung local hero- Patrick Bernard O Kelly (1852- 1937). This extraordinary Burren native played a huge role in collecting and popularising the unique Burren flora in the early 1900 ‘s. . Glenarra House – the site of O Kelly’s “Botanic Gardens and Fern Nurseries “ will be open to the public for the week an exhibition in Ballyvaughan village hall will display for the first time, samples of plants O Kelly...read more
Creating a new Dynamic for Ireland in the 21st Century
Renewing Country and Language
The Slovene philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek said recently: “I upset some of my left-wing friends when I said that we should acknowledge that we tried to change the world too quickly in the 20th century. The time has come now to understand it anew, to begin to reflect...read more
Burren College of Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by Gordon D’Arcy, Bird Style, which will open on Saturday June 1st and run until June 28th.
Bird style is Gordon D'Arcy's 11th solo exhibition and his second in the Burren. He has been exhibiting since the late seventies, in Galway, Dublin, Belfast and most recently in the Audubon Society in America.
Nature has been the constant source of D'Arcy's...read more
Burren College of Art is delighted to host this exhibition which shows a selection of images from Carsten Krieger's new book 'Ireland's Coast' as well as some new and as yet unpublished work.
Carsten is one of Ireland's most published photographers and is the author and contributor to several books on Ireland's landscape, nature and heritage. For over 2 years he has been travelling around Ireland capturing all facets of Ireland's coastline. The result is his 6th book 'Ireland's...read more
The Newtown Nature Trail, at the Burren College of Art, has been turned into a Music Trail for the Burren In Bloom Festival 2013. Tiny fairy chime bars among the wildflowers, frog guiros hiding in the woods and big tubular bells echoing the bells of Ballyvaughan church all await visitors to play them in the beautiful setting on the hills of the Burren.
The brain child of composer Fiona Linnane and members of the Ballyvaughan Community Development Group the Music Trail is just one...
MFA Graduate Exhibition by Jill Miller & John Freeman
Burren College of Art
April 13th – 27th, 2013
Opening reception April 17th @ 3.30pm
The Burren College of Art and MFA students John Freeman and Jill Miller invite you to attend Black-Eye, the MFA graduate exhibition opening April 17th at 3.30pm. The exhibition runs April 13-April 27 and features painting and video installation exploring metaphorical interpretations of sexuality,...read more