Our current exhibition is by artist Astrid Adler .
Shela na Gigs and other Gods
This is an interactive art exhibition (part 3 of a series)
This body of work comes out of the project : “Search for the divine female”. A research into Clare /Ireland communities’ mind, practice, images and knowledge of divine females/female goddesses and places dedicated to them supported by the Clare Arts Office in 2010. The search brought up carvings of Shela na Gigs, stories of Gréine, Biddy Early and Aibheal or the healer women with the symbol of the double dragon from Scattery Island.
The series of paintings are mostly (oil) pastels on black carton taking form from wisps to stonelike sculptures. Why she hid the paintings for so long is a mystery to the artist herself. Adler presents a possible pantheon of gods inspired by the spirit of Clare.
The visitor is invited to write down what the Gods stand for, are good for or useful for, if female or male or even names.
At this stage the paintings are for sale.
A closing celebration at the exhibition will be held on March 28th, 2020 at 7.30pm and all are welcome.
Exhibitions are on display during building opening hours. Opening hours Monday + Wednesday 1.30pm -5.30pm & 6pm -8pm. Tuesday, Thursday + Friday 10.30am -1.30pm & 2pm -5pm.