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

Forced Perspective - MFA Interim Exhibition

Forced Perspective - MFA Interim Exhibition

Forced Perspective

MFA Interim Exhibition

Chetan Bhakuni | A.S. Dutton | Nell O’Leary | Jet Rodriguez 

December 7, 2019 – January 24, 2020
The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Newtown Castle | Ballyvaughan | Co. Clare



Gallery hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Please note that the Gallery will be closed over the holiday break from December 23 – January 2

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Upcoming Events at Burren College of Art

Forced Perspective – MFA Interim Exhibition – December 7 – January 24

PhD Research Exhibition – January 30 – February 21

Video by Johns Hopkins University students

Made in Summer 2019 at Burren College of Art.

Faculty and Student Work

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