News & Events
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
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which shows a selection of images from Carsten Krieger's new book 'Ireland's Coast' as well as some new and as yet unpublished work.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
This two day event focuses on the collaborative work of the leading Irish Live Artist Áine Phillips, showcasing her work with collaborators Alex Chase White (UK), Rachel Davies (UK), Vivienne Dick (Ireland), Spike (UK) and Manuel Vason (Italy/UK). Funded by Culture Ireland and staged by Kingston’s University Visual & Material Culture Research Centre, the programme features three forms of artistic collaboration: a display of photography and film, a performance by Áine Phillips &...read more
BURREN COLLEGE OF ART
The PhD and The Studio: Sharing The Experience
What does it mean to do a PhD in Studio Art?
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
This symposium is aimed at artists and art students considering a PhD in studio art, as well as those already engaged in one. Experienced PhD researchers and supervisors will provide insider views of the experience of undertaking...read more
Redoubt consists of a series of drawings produced during Conor McGrady’s residency as Artist/Teacher Fellow at Burren College of Art.
Works in gouache examine architectonic hybrids, where the modernist vision of architecture as the embodiment of social progress is merged with that of the fortification or military bunker. Buildings
designed to be filled with light and space fuse with the language of force to become brutalist enclosures and quasi-monumental edifices. In large-...