Opening Reception: Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will launch ‘Shul’ on Wednesday 21st September

Opening Reception Time: from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dates: Wednesday 21st September – Sunday 9th October

Gallery Hours: 10am- 6pm Monday-Friday and 12 noon – 6pm Sundays

Featuring the work of artists Paul Hickey, Judy Foley, Roger O’Neill and Jane Locke , ‘Shul’ is a Tibetan word meaning a mark that remains behind- a footprint; a scarred hollow in the ground where a house once stood; the channel worn through rock where a river runs in flood; the indentation on the grass where an animal slept last night.

Working from this idea, all four artists have explored the concept of ‘shul’ through a series of creative sessions. This in-house exhibition is the result of this work and brings together painting and multi-media installations.

The exhibition encourages the viewer to look for the past within the present, where The Complex itself provides a space for the artists to exhibit in a setting that enhances their work both within the physical aspect of the building and its contemporary context.

“It is always hugely interesting to visit exhibitions such as this, where more questions are posed than are answered.  And, isn’t that what art is all about?  It is my intention and that of the Governments to make the arts and culture a central part of our identity a part of who we are.   I am pleased that, despite the hardship of the last few years, we have managed to keep our commitment to the arts alive. In the years to come, I know we will see that we were right to do so” Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht speaking about SHUL