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 provides an outreach or workshop programme to accompany each show. The outreach programme includes a number of public talk by the artist or artistice director of the Centre for the public and for students. Teachers who wish to avail of a Gallery talk should contact the Centre in advance of a visit by calling our Box Office on 0504 90204
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 2020 and 2021. However we do welcome written submissions. They should be sent by email or hardcopy to the Artistic Director and must include:
• An artist's biography
• An exhibition proposal
• Copies of press reviews
• A cd/memory stick of images or current URL showing the work proposed for the exhibition.
Submissions are then reviewed once a year. All submissions will be considered and 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 0761 066131
Documenting your work
If you are a visual artist and you wish to photograph or video your work for documentation, the Gallery is available at various times during the year for this purpose. Please contact Brendan Maher the Artistic Director in advance by email: director@source arts.ie
The venue also acts in a consultative role for Artists. If you wish to have your work reviewed, identify opportunities or just have a general chat, we can offer that time for you. Please contact Brendan Maher the Artistic Director in advance by email: director@source arts.ie