Local artist and National College of Art and Design Student, Rian Coulter, will hold an exhibition in the renowned 1582 Archer Inner House, “The Hole in The Wall” on High Street during the Arts Festival.
The exhibition, entitled Providence showcases the latest works of the NCAD student and is ‘an ecletic mix of print and paint’. “The name of the show is apt considering where it is being held as it means in loose terms taking care of the past,” said Rian.
Fully restored over the past 10 years by owner and historian Dr. Michael Conway, the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years.
The tavern evokes the time when the Duke of Wellington and other notables were nightly habitués and the Charitable and Benevolent snug tells of links to 1916. This unique venue is set to provide a perfect gallery to the contrasting contemporary visual art
The exhibition will be officially opened by KCAT pioneer and Camphill Community organiser, Patrick Lydon on August 10 at 7pm and will run for the duration of the festival. All are welcome.