I’m sure this isn’t the worst January on record. But with flu epidemics, storm after storm and  dry-january/veganuary/whatever-misery-you’re-having-yourself-uary we need some cheering up. There are some gorgeous art exhibitions happening all over the country.  We’ve put together a few here to inspire you. But be sure to check InspireMe.ie to find out what’s happening near you. And best of all, the exhibitions listed  below are free. Just perfect for a pre payday outing!

 

Wicklow

Youth Arts – Design Through The Ages – The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely

There is a lovely exhibition of the work of over 300 National and Secondary Students from South Wicklow on display until Friday 26th January.  Nothing like the talent of the next generation to inspire confidence in the future!

 

Cork

Art Exhibition
Buzz and Hum

Buzz and Hum – West Cork Arts Centre, Skiberrean.

This wonderful art exhibition is the work of two artists Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh. Both artists combine vibrant colours and expressive patterns.  Just what’s needed to brighten up a dull January.  The exhibition runs until February 20th

 

Dublin

Music In Glass Exhibition – The Ark, Temple Bar.

As part of Tradfest Children’s Hub 2018, The Ark is hosting a beautiful exhibition of work by Irish glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. The exhibition features a series of glass objects that capture the essence of musical sound and pitch in glass form. In an increasingly virtual world, children will be fascinated by the translucent beauty.  A treat for the senses, each Saturday until February 10th.

 

Donegal

Art Exhibitions
Exhibition: Gareth Nee

Exhibition: Gareth Nee – An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny.

Local man Gareth Nee has used a wide variety of media such as stone carving, ceramics, painting, printmaking and drawing to retell the Star Wars story. The exhibition runs until March 16th in a Galaxy not so far away…..

 

Sligo

Exhibition: Turbulence – The Model, Sligo

For an exhibition dealing with one of the most pressing issues of our time, look no further that The Model, Sligo. Turbulence is a major exhibition that explores the way in which contemporary artists are responding to the refugee crisis today. This art exhibition takes takes key works by Jack Butler Yeats as it’s point of departure. Food for thought until April 22nd.

 

Finally, all of these events  are correct at the time of publishing. However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel. We have lots of more on InspireMe.ie. Sign up here  and save your favorites.