Walking, Painting and the Burren

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Walking, Painting and the Burren

Conor McGrady
14th May 2018 to 18th May 2018

This five-day class immerses you in the remote limestone landscape of the Burren and in the studios at Burren College of Art. Through walking and responding to this unique environment through drawing and gathering visual source material, you will explore and transform your experience of the Burren through painting. Walks will be combined with work in the studio, where you will have the opportunity to explore the potential of paint as a personal expression of your response to place.

Practical demonstrations and presentations will introduce you to a range of technical approaches to handling paint. Participants are welcome to work in either oils or acrylics. This workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and will expand your approach to painting as a visual language.

Conor McGrady is an artist and Dean of Academic Affairs at Burren College of Art. He received a BA Hons from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited internationally, with one-person exhibitions in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Zagreb. Group exhibitions include the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York and the Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-0 Ark Underground, Sarajevo-Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His work has been reviewed in Flash Art, Art Papers, Artforum and Newsweek.




The accommodation in our self-catering college housing is located within 10 minutes  walk from Burren College of Art. The  bedrooms are en-suite, bright and well appointed. Communal areas include a large living room with an open fire, dining room, TV area, well equipped kitchen, laundry and public washrooms.  A roofed patio area with chimney is an ideal outdoor summer gathering space. The housing has WiFi throughout and is wheelchair accessible.

Single rates are charged at €45 per person per night. Twin-room accommodation is also available for those wishing to share a room - please enquire separately for rates.

Although the availability of the college self-catering housing is limited, alternative options are available in various guesthouses and hotels throughout Ballyvaughan. For further information please go to www.discoverballyvaughan.com or contact julia@burrencollege.ie for our accommodation list.