The Burren Annual exhibition brings Irish and international artists working with diverse modes of practice to the Burren to engage local and visiting audiences. Inaugurated in 2004 it foregrounds Burren College of Art as a site for discourse and artistic engagement and prioritises the rural as a hub for building local and international creative networks.
The opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Thursday, June 22nd from 6pm – 8pm.
From 1pm on Friday 23rd there will be symposium ‘Monuments, Memory& Perceptions of Place’ taking place in the Lecture Hall.
This half-day symposium will examine the contemporary interpretation of monuments, history and place, focusing on the Burren and related rural environments. Participating Burren Annual artists Susan Giles and Jeff Carter will discuss their projects based on Newtown Castle with writer and researcher Michaele Cutaya. Renowned musician and sound artist Susan Stenger will discuss her audio work in relation to place and ‘sonic geology’. NUI Galway Emeritus Professor Rod Stoneman will present on the relationship between monuments and tourism, and the Burren GeoPark will foreground the context for the stewardship and mediation of monuments in relation to the Burren as a protected landscape.