Cavan Arts e-bulletin: ISSUE 15: Rianta Winter Exhibition . Caught in a Loop Exhibition by Jackie O' Neill. Developing Creative Practice Across Borders
Cavan County Council
  • Rianta Exhibition
  • Caught in a Loop
  • Leonardo Project

Caught in a Loop
“Caught In A Loop” is Jackie O' Neill's first solo exhibition and is inspired by a trip made to Japan earlier this year during the cherry blossom season.

During her 3 week stay in Japan she based herself in Tokyo but travelled to Hakone, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Nara. This new body of work is based simply on her observations of modern Japanese Culture through the medium of photography, illustration, textiles and print.

The title “caught in a loop” represents this highly populated country that seems to be run so efficiently, everything is moving in order, the streets are busy but the energy is calm. The cherry blossoms appear in the city every year  amongst the nearly cartoon like streets of Harajuku, they come, they bloom, they leave again.

The fashion is changing, the sense of tradition is strong, the people are respectful, the streets are clean and crime free, the gadgets are savvy. The loop continues………

“Caught in a loop” opens Thursday, December 5 at 7pm in The Johnston Library, Main Street, Cavan. Special guest: Actor/Playwright Charles McGuinness. Exhibition run’s Friday, 6 to Saturday, 14 December in conjunction with library opening hours.

Further Info

New Cavan Arts Website
We at Cavan Arts are currently upgrading our website to best promote the incredibly vibrant arts scene here in Cavan. This website acts as a vehicle to promote what artists are doing throughout the county and beyond.

It will continue to provide people with all the latest news, events and opportunities which become available.  Watch out for our new website in the coming weeks!

Rianta Winter Exhibition

Image: 'Berries' by Denise Walsh

Rianta welcome you to join them on opening night Wednesday, 27 November at 7pm for seasonal refreshments of hot mulled wine and mince pies in a relaxed, inspiring environment showcasing a diverse range of high quality contemporary art for sale by Artists connected with Cavan.

This large high-ceilinged venue, bathed in natural light at the heart of Cavan town works well with the Art. One can get up close to the works in this specially selected show and really interpret them. Acquire a beautiful piece of Art directly from the Artist that you or a loved one can treasure for a lifetime. On offer is a range of unique and lovingly made original works which would make excellent Christmas presents. This is the perfect way to start off a budding art collector.

The Artists showing are: Denise Walsh, Muriel Allen, Sandra Vernon, Freda Young, Orlagh Murphy, Judith Cullivan, Paul Galligan, Kim Doherty, Amna Kiran, Dr. Khalid, Pauline Halton, Eamon Reilly, Margaret McKenna, Loreto McCormick, Kim Hannigan, Imelda Bradley, Colette Kearney & Caroline Fay.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 to Saturday, 30 November: 12.00 noon to 6.00pm Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and continuing Wednesday, 4 December to Saturday, 7 December; 12.00 noon to 6.00pm

Official Opening: Wednesday, 27 November at 7pm
Location: At the Teachers Centre on Main Street, Cavan Town. County Cavan.

For questions or inquiries please use contact email
Further Info

Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Developing Creative Practice Across Borders

Paper Museum in Tartu

This is an EU Partnership Project offering a European Work Experience opportunity for artists, called Developing Creative Practice Across Borders.

Cavan County Council invites applications from artists to take part in a two week work experience placement programme during 2014 where you will be based with one of six European host partners.

The placements are relevant to artists in print, creative writing, sound, animation, multimedia, film, theatre, performance and visual arts.  Transport, accommodation and subsistence costs are provided.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 6 December 2013.

There will be a selection process including short-list for interview.

This opportunity is open to Cavan artists and to other artists resident in Ireland. Eligibility conditions apply. Applicants must be aged 18 or over

The programme, called Developing Creative Practice Across Borders, is funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme (Lifelong Learning) through Leargas.

Further Info on application

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