ART WORKS

Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL present Hotron Art Prizes & Exhibition Launch

EXHIBITION: VISUAL / Wed 7 June (until 3rd September) 2017 / 11am-8pm daily

LAUNCH EVENT: VISUAL / Wed 7 June 2017 @ 7pm

Selected Artists: Kevin Gaffney, Lee Welch, Aisling O’Beirn, Susan MacWilliam, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Sarah O’Brien, Jonathan Mayhew, Vera Ryklova, Pádraig Spillane, Karl Burke, Martin Boyle, Robert Moriarty, Damien Flood, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Tom Fitzgerald, Lorraine Neeson and Saidhbhín Gibson. Invited artists: Miguel Martin, Emma Haugh, Tonya Mc Mullan.

Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL present Hotron ART WORKS ‘17, the 38th Annual Open Submission exhibition and Hotron Art Prizes. Selected by Eoin Dara, Head of Exhibitions at DCA (Dundee) and Emma Lucy O’Brien, Curator, VISUAL, the exhibition celebrates the energy, creative power and diversity of visual arts practices in Ireland.

“The shortlisted artists form a really eclectic and exciting mix of approaches to contemporary practice. With artworks ranging from painting, drawing and photography, to experimental film, installation, and performance, this exhibition will be a wonderful opportunity for audiences to get a sense of some of the pertinent ideas and concerns both emerging and established artists across Ireland are exploring in 2017.” - Hotron ART WORKS ‘17 selector Eoin Dara

The Hotron Éigse Prize of €3000 for an outstanding piece of work and the Hotron ART WORKS prize of €1000 for work by a recent graduate will be presented at the exhibition launch of the Hotron ART WORKS at VISUAL on June 7 at 7pm. All Welcome.