Burren College of Art is a small, independent art school situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on the northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland. It is located in the Burren, a region famous for its natural beauty and unique ecosystem. It is an internationally recognized Irish non-profit college specializing in undergraduate, postgraduate and alternative approaches to fine art education.
Art students learn by studying and doing what artists do: making, debating and exhibiting art. It follows that an art gallery is a necessity to any high quality art college.
The gallery mounts regular exhibitions of student work and exhibitions curated by students as part of their educational programmes. Also part of the educational experience of the college’s students, the gallery aims to become a platform for contemporary art that will be unique in Ireland because of its remote location and commitment to the highest levels of art practice.
All exhibitions are open to the public free of charge and in this way they assist the college to fulfil its commitment to the artistic life of Ireland and the community of the Burren.