Tipperary Artist Features In Major Touring Irish Art Exhibition

Bansha artist Alice Maher features in one of the most significant exhibitions of Irish artists in recent years, 30 Years, Artists, Places, which will be launched in glór Ennis on December 7th ahead of an extensive nationwide tour.


The exhibition marks 30 years since Local Authorities embarked on providing for the arts locally, featuring 30 artists and 30 places.


Renowned artists such as Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, John Kindness, Norah McGuiness, Sean McSweeney, Sean Lynch and John Shinnors alongside emerging artists Cora Cummins, Cleary Connolly, Lisa Fingleton, Jenny Brady, Vanessa Lopez and David Stephenson and many others feature in the exhibition, which is being funded by the Arts Council.


In tandem with the exhibition opening, the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers has organised a seminar for December 7th looking at the current challenges facing local arts development and examining the rationale behind the exhibition.


Key contributors include Dr. Ciarán Benson former Chairperson of the Arts Council, Pat Cooke Director of the MA in Cultural Policy at Arts Management at UCD and Martin Drury Strategic Development Director with the Arts Council. Muireann Ni Chonaill, Laois Arts Officer and exhibition curator will be speaking about the exhibition along with Lynn McGrane from the National Gallery of Ireland, who devised the accompanying education programme.

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