Following the success of Borrowed Memories - the Luan Gallery’s inaugural exhibition - curated as part of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s National Programme, Luan Gallery is delighted to announce their new spring exhibition programme, which has just opened to the public.
Celebrating its central location, the March - May programme is firmly grounded in the work of artists and projects from the Midlands. The gallery will play host to exhibitions by local and regional artists, supporting the career development of visual arts practitioners from the region and celebrating local creative culture.
In residency in the Luan Gallery’s New Gallery space is Engaged, a group exhibition comprising work by artists who have completed residencies in the gallery’s sister venue Abbey Road Artists’ Studios.
This multidisciplinary show includes works by local artists: Carol Kelly, Geraldine Kretsch, Rosemarie Langtry, Ann McGuinness, Margo McNulty, Lawrence O’Neill, Catherine Rock, and Lesley Wingfield.
Showing in the Library Gallery space is A Very Grand Canal, a collection of artistic responses to the Grand Canal in Offaly, commissioned by Offaly County Council under the per cent for art scheme. This exhibition includes work by regional artists: Geraldine O’Reilly, La Cosa Preziosa, Mixed Bag Media, Eugene O’Brien, Veronica Nicholson, and Wayne Brennan.
The River Gallery space will see the next instalment of Longford man Shane Cullen’s ‘Fragmens sur les Institutions Républicaines IV’ displayed.
The staff at Luan Gallery invite teachers, tutors and facilitators from primary, secondary, third-level and special needs schools and community projects to bring their groups to the space and engage in the education programme consisting of guided tours and art making workshops.
Entry to Luan Gallery is free for individuals and groups, there is a small materials cost for workshops. Guided tours, school tours, and group workshops are available by booking on (090 ) 6442154 or by contacting Aedín McGinn, visual art coordinator at [email protected]
Luan Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm.