Townhall Cavan Arts Space - Life Drawing


Townhall Cavan Arts Space




Life Drawing For the Experienced and the Terrified – Visual Art - Wednesday 6.30pm - 8pm €10 drop in until April 20th

6 week course of drawing sessions in the Townhall front room facilitated by Sally O’Dowd. Call Sally 085 125 0696 for booking and further information. Age 16+


Try drawing the nude figure from observation. Guided drawing exercises will provide safe and encouraging starting points and helpful strategies. Explore a range of media and imaginative/dynamic approaches to drawing the figure to aid observational drawing, inspire your interest in the subject or access new and innovative ways of approaching your drawing.

This is a 6 week course of life drawing sessions taking place, each Wednesday evening from March 2nd, 6.30pm until 8pm until April 13th, in Townhall Cavan's front room.

Suitable for complete beginners and those wanting a refresher. Please bring your own materials. Age 16+

Facilitated by Sally O’Dowd, professional artist, registered teacher and experienced life drawing tutor. Call Sally 085 125 0696 for booking and further information.






VISUAL ARTS – ArtChat Artists Sessions, Tuesday May 10th, 6.30pm – 9pm

 A space for artists to come and share the workings of their Visual Arts Practice in Two part evening with peer-to-peer artist presentations followed by open forum chats, facilitated by Artist Sally O’Dowd. All welcome. 

 Suggested Donation E5

FILM - Strictly Arthouse Monday May 16 8pm

A monthly film night dedicated to the most daring visions in world

FILM - Strictly Arthouse, Monday, May 16 8pm


COMEDY - Ed Salmon Vs Cancer,Friday May 20




VISUAL ARTS - ‘Untitled (Black on Grey)’ by Liam Crichton, Friday June 3 to June 25


Opening evening: Thursday June 2nd

Open: Friday June 3rd to June 25th , 11am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Exhibition Title: ‘Untitled (Black on Grey)’ by Liam Crichton

Liam Crichton will create an experimental new installation for his show in Townhall Cavan Arts Space. Based on the Rothko painting of the same name, the work follows in the artists’ developing research into contemporary ideas surrounding the void, the sublime and is in response to the built environment of Cavan Town and County.


Crichton creates large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate physical space. Containing references to and elements of a post-minimal realisation, his aesthetically driven and predominately site specific work is often characterised by a sense of dichotomy that challenges traditional perceptions and cultural surroundings. In an abstract systematic reductive process he breaks down the impression of the familiar to its bare essence. He operates through a non-linear, conceptual and formal vernacular sculptural praxis. Crichton has recently exhibited in Edinburgh, London, Philadelphia, Dublin, and Belfast.



MUSIC - Lisa O’Neill, Friday June 10


FILM - Strictly Arthouse,Monday June 13


WORKSHOP - Pricing and Costing your work with Patricia Clyne-Kelly,

Saturday, June 11 10am - 4.30pm Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 12-14.

WORKSHOP - Writing about your Work with Joanne Laws

Saturday, June 25 10am-4.30pm Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 10-12.


WORKSHOP - Pricing and Costing your work with Patricia Clyne-Kelly

Saturday June 11th, 10am-4.30pm

Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 12-14.

Professional Development workshop in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland, Townhall Cavan Arts Space and Cavan County Council Arts


Whether submitting a commission proposal, working to a project budget or selling your work, it is essential to know how to calculate costs and to have confidence that the price you ask will be sufficient to cover expenses and generate an income and funds for future research and developments during the quiet times.

This workshop will look at basic financial accounting and is simplified into a structure that will assist artists with money matters. It looks at developing a day rate for your work as an artist, building in ongoing overheads into your costings for projects of all kinds whether: workshops; commissions and exhibition fees or pricing individual works of art.

There will be some hands on exercises that Patricia may ask you to do so please do come prepared with pen and paper.

Patricia Clyne-Kelly is an artist, a freelance curator and freelance art project consultant. Director/owner of The Clyne Gallery and art consultancy, Dublin. Art consultant to Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland since 2004. Director/owner of Access to Arts since 2003 and co-founder / project manager of The Cube -creative hub, Cork Street D8 since 2012.

Part time lecturer at IADT, module on Professional / Business Skills Development, 3rd yr photography students. Other teaching experience includes VAI, Sculpture Factory, and mentor panel of the Crafts Council of Ireland.



WORKSHOP - Writing about your Work with Joanne Laws

Saturday June 25th,10am-4.30pm

Cost E40/20 (VAI Members) Places 10-12.

Professional Development workshop in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland, Townhall Cavan Arts Space and Cavan County Council Arts

Joanne Laws is an arts writer and researcher based in the west of Ireland. She is curious about ethnographic and archival functions of the arts, as well as the role of arts education and research in generating new forms of knowledge. Joanne Laws is a member of AICA and a regular contributor to The Visual Artist’s News Sheet, where she serves on a panel of exhibition reviewers for the Critique section.

She has previously published writing in Afterimage Journal of Media, Arts and Cultural Criticism (U.S), Allotrope (N.I), Art Papers (U.S), Art Monthly (U.K), Axis (U.K), Cabinet (U.S), Enclave Review (IRL), Frieze (U.K),Variant (U.K), and Visual Artists News Sheet (IRL), as well as Irish online publications such as Paper Visual Art Journal and Billion Online Art Review Journal.



Is Linn é : 2016 June 21 7pm

Celebrating and Commemorating 1916

Children from four national schools; Corlurgan, Crossreagh, Arvagh and Milltown National Schools with lead musicians Liam Mc Cabe and Brian Dillon will perform new music they have written to commemorate the events of the past and looking towards the future.   Poet, Noel Monahan visited the school and spoke to the children of the poetry and songs popular in the 1916 era and interesting stories of the period.  This project is a joint initiative of the arts and heritage offices, Cavan County Council.




VISUAL ARTS - Siobhan Harton Exhibition, Saturday July 8th to 30th



Forthcoming exhibition with Siobhan Harton, Visual Artist Saturday July 8 to 30.


Supported by Cavan County Arts Office







Date and time:

04 April 2016 to 30 April 2016

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