My career as an installation artist and ocean advocate was ignited, fostered and strengthened here.  This art program pushes interdisciplinary action throughout all variations of thought, research, collaboration and creation and exists in a landscape that radiates with energy like an exposed nerve.  It is not possible to create here without thinking of our planet’s power, health, potential and future.

-JD Whitman, Post Baccalaureate, 2014 and Alumni Residency Award recipient, 2019.


Burren College of Art is a small, independent art school situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on the northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland. It is located in the Burren, a region famous for its natural beauty and unique ecosystem. We are an internationally recognized Irish non-profit college specializing in undergraduate, postgraduate and alternative approaches to fine art education.

Current Exhibition

New Artistic Research

New Artistic Research

New Artistic Research

Practice Based Research at Burren College of Art

Qi Chen | Tanya de Paor | Kelly Klaasmeyer | Robbie Lawrence

January 30 – February 21, 2020


The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Newtown Castle

Ballyvaughan | Co. Clare | H91 H299


Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

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Upcoming Events at Burren College of Art


New Artistic Research (exhibition) – January 30 – February 21

Trudi van der Elsen (exhibition) – February 27 – March 27

MFA/Graduate Exhibition – April 11 – April 24

Video by Johns Hopkins University students

Made in Summer 2019 at Burren College of Art.

Faculty and Student Work

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