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On Solid Ground – an exhibition of paintings by members of the Inis Artists runs for the month of October. 
                                           All are welcome.  


The 14 members of the Inis Artists will be celebrating as part their 20th anniversary this year in style at the with an exhibition of  new work at Friars’ Gate.

The group was founded back in 1999 when some artists who were part of the Clare Crafts Association decided to set up their own group. They have been extremely active ever since with up to 14 exhibitions around the country every year. Some of the original founding members are still part of the group such as Denise Borge and Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh. The late Sonia Schorman had a leading role in the setting up of the group. The main aim was to promote the visual arts in Munster, the group includes a number of Limerick and Clare artists.  It was she who decided that artists should come together and form a sort of cooperative to organize and display their works in as many places as possible. She recognized the difficulty of artists on their own trying to find venues and put enough works together for an exhibition.  So far the group has exhibited in three of the four Provinces.

The Inis Artists members consist of both professional and highly talented amateur artists based in Clare and Limerick. The Inis Artists represents some of the major representational artists in Clare today. The group was formed to promote visual art not only in Clare but throughout Ireland. To this end they regularly exhibit in 3 of the 4 provinces.  

There will be up to 30 works on sale which will consist of landscapes, townscapes figurative pieces and, in many mediums including oils, watercolours and acrylics. There are a wide variety of works produced, representing the diverse techniques and versatility of the group.   Some of the well-known artists include Tom Daly, Margaret Ray, Tomás O‘Maoldomhnaigh, Alan Shoosmith, Gerardine O’Leary, Denise Borge. The artists all accept commissions including portraits and would be delighted to discuss any potential paintings.