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Prospect, Friars Gate Theatre, Co Limerick

7 December 2009 - 27 January 2010
Friars Gate Theatre, Co Limerick

Prospect features five film-works from the IMMA Collection which survey environments that bring together a range of perspectives – from the natural to the manmade, the intimate to the vast and the familiar to the unknown. Artists featured in the exhibition include Paddy Jolley, Clare Langan, Brian Duggan and Isabel Nolan. This exhibition marks the first occasion that Friars Gate Theatre and the National Programme have collaborated.

   Clare Langan, Too Dark for Night, 2001, Super 16mm film transferred to DVD with surround sound, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase 2003Paddy Jolley, Rebecca Trost and Inger Lise Hansen, Hereafter, 2004, Black and white film transferred from 16mm/Super 8 to DVD, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, PurchaseClare Langan, Glass Hour, 2002, Super 16mm film transferred to DVD with surround sound, dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2003

As part of the exhibition Irish artist John Beattie facilitated talks and workshops with local primary and secondary school groups. Resulting artworks are exhibited in the foyer space as part of Prospect. John Beattie frequently works in video, photography and drawing and his practice explores ideas and perceptions relating to the Artist, the Studio and the Audience (viewer, spectator, and participant) in various contexts such as the studio, the gallery, or in more socially engaged environments. The workshops are supported by the Department of Education and Science.

Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, has been operating successfully as a theatre and arts centre since October 1997.  The theatre has a vibrant performing, visual and educational programme. Friars’ Gate is committed to the promotion of arts in their widest form and incorporate the significance of all forms of artistic expression and encourage the participation of all members of the community in activities which enrich appreciation of the arts.

Friars Gate Theatre
Opening times: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm and later on performance evenings.Other times by appointment. 
Address: Friars Gate Theatre, Sarsfield St., Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
Telephone: 063-98727

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