glór is delighted to present a mixed media exhibition featuring the work of both established and emerging artists.
glór launched its open call exhibition asking artists nationally to respond to the theme of Halcyon Days. Work selected includes print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and textiles as well as painting and showcases the diverse range of work being made both locally and nationally. The Halcyon is a bird of Greek legend and the name is now commonly given to the European Kingfisher. The ancients believed that the bird made a floating nest in the Aegean Sea and had the power to calm the waves. Our current use of ‘halcyon days’ tends to be nostalgic and recalling of the seemingly endless sunny days of youth.
glór is home to a great gallery space that holds excellent visual art exhibitions. Our exhibitions have been extremely successful, not to mention award-winning. Exhibitions of note include The RHA Biennial Drawing Exhibition; Learning from Art by The National Gallery of Ireland; Black & Tan by Mick O’Dea PRHA and the annual Clare Arts Office Embrace Exhibition. Major group exhibitions have included CRUX – A Dialogue in Metal, featuring work from the finest art metalsmiths in Ireland, Burst into Bloom, featuring work by local and national artists; In Colour, on loan from The Arts Council and AIB, comprising 20th century Irish artworks from artists including William Leech, Manie Jellet, William Orpen, Martin Gale, Barrie Cooke and Louis Le Brocquy; and the recent Clare Arts Office Edge to Edge exhibition, featuring work from Camille Souter, Sean Keating, Deirdre O’Mahony and Aideen Barry.