The Source Arts Centre programmes a range of professional solo and group visual art exhibitions in varying media several times a year. The Source Gallery is jointly programmed by the Artistic Director, Brendan Maher and local artist and visual art advisor to The Source Arts Centre, PJ O'Connell. The Source was delighted to work with Curator in Residence, Annette Moloney in 2015-16. This programme was supported by the Arts Council.
The Source Gallery shows the work of professional artists of national, regional and local interest. It also brings work to Thurles from national collections. The gallery endeavours, where possible, to provide an outreach programme to accompany each show. The outreach programme generally includes a public talk by the artist and an educational element in the form of an artist talk or workshop for local school children.
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, 2 to 5pm on Saturday and from 7pm when there is an evening performance.
If you are interested in exhibiting in The Source Gallery, please note that exhibitions are curated and the gallery is fully programmed for 2017. However we do welcome written submissions. They should be sent to the Artistic Director must include:
• An artist's biography
• An exhibition proposal
• Copies of press reviews
• A cd of images or current URL showing the work proposed for the exhibition
Submissions are reviewed by an expert panel once a year. All submissions will be considered by the panel and it's decisions are final. The selection process is based on achieving a balanced programme for the gallery. Please do visit the space and exhibitions to get a feel for the work presented at The Source Gallery prior to submitting a proposal.
Gallery Dimensions:14mtr X 14 mtr X 7 mtr X 14 mtr and it is 4mtr high
The floor in the exhibition space can take up to 7.5kN/sq.m or 0.75 of a ton
Thurles Library makes the gallery available to non-professional artists and community groups who are from County Tipperary. Enquiries should be directed to Gerard Flannery, Executive Librarian on 0504 29720.
To get a better idea of the Gallery space, view the following video clip:
Limerick Printmakers and The Source Gallery - Full Up. 24 Hour Printmaking Studio: 1 and 2 March 2013