Laois artists called to exhibition

THIS year’s Eigse festival is shaping up to be better than ever with a host of music, art, fun and games for audiences to enjoy. The festival takes place in Carlow and runs from June 8 to June 18.

THIS year’s Eigse festival is shaping up to be better than ever with a host of music, art, fun and games for audiences to enjoy. The festival takes place in Carlow and runs from June 8 to June 18.

Artists interested in exhibiting at the festival now have the chance to do so as the Eigse open submisssion festival is now in full swing. It is open to all artists, who may submit up to two pieces in any medium and craft work is considered. The selectors are Barbara Dawson who is director of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane and artist Brian Duggan.

Works selected will be exhibited in the Studio Gallery in the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art from Friday June 8 until Sunday August 26. The Éigse Award of €3000 will be presented for the ‘most outstanding work in any medium’ at the opening of the Festival on Friday June 8.

Organisers are asking artists to consider the title ‘Civilizing the Wilderness’ as a broad curatorial theme for the Eigse 2012 Open Submission, which will be exhibited in the Studio Gallery in Visual. In the adjacent main gallery there will be a large-scale installation from artist and co adjudicator Brian Duggan comprising a number of elements including a replica 1890s Wyoming timber barn, inspired by Michael Cimino’s 1980 film Heaven’s Gate.

Artists may submit original work or images and where images are being submitted by email, they must be in .tif or .jpeg format at 300ppi resolution. All submissions should be labelled with title; name; address; contact number and email. For more information and terms and conditions, visit info@eigsecarlow.ie.