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Past Exhibitions

past exhibitions at the Eden Gallery


Past Exhibitions


Springtime from Rose Cottage Exhibition

An Exhibition of New Work by Pauline Halton.

From 30th March - 15th April 2016


Travellers' Stories

An Exhibition not to be missed

‘ Travellers'  Stories and Memories’

For the first time ever the travellers of Cavan have put together  a collection of their photographs, stories and memories of life on the road from years gone by.  

Official opening will take place at Cavan County Museum


Tuesday 15th October ’13

at 11 a.m.

Everyone welcome.

Exhibition will run Museum until the end of October.


Dark Palaces

Ruth McDonnell: Dark Palaces


Although many cinemas are no longer used for the purposes for which they were built, they remain part of our collective memory. By focusing upon them in these paintings and drawings, Ruth McDonnell calls the surviving buildings as witnesses to a universal interest in storytelling.


In these new works McDonnell has selected cinema buildings that have personal significance for her and close associations with her life. The work is informed both by her professional background in film and television production and a personal passion for cinema. For most of the last century these buildings, carrying such evocative names as the Majestic, Stella, Regal, Ritz and Broadway, were woven into urban and rural communities and streetscapes across Ireland.


These cinemas stood for glamour, their dim and luxurious interiors representing the possibility of a temporary and pleasurable release from sometimes humdrum lives. Inevitably, then, they also came to represent something illicit, attracting the attention of nationalists made anxious by the exotic images carried on cinema screens up and down the country; and of conservative moralists articulating what Sean Rothery has called a ‘puritanical disapproval of romanticism and escapism’.


In juxtaposing these instantly recognisable buildings against the cinematic representations taking place each day in their shadowy interiors; McDonnell explores our love and pursuit of glamour and romance, as a temporary escape from the texture of our everyday lives. And more: McDonnell’s paintings, with their emphasis on surface, pose an oblique question: to what extent did these buildings deliver on their beguiling promises?  


  McDonnell’s materials – oil on linen and oil on wood panels – also carry film resonances, echoing as they do film sets which are constructed in plywood. She carries these cinematic associations through to the very size of these paintings, each of which mirrors film frame format and draws on her previous experience in film and television production.






Ballyjamesduff; Our Community, Through Our Eyes


By the parents and friends of Ballyjamesduff Community Creche Peace III Project


Project supported by the European Union's PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the County Cavan PEACE III Peace and Reconcilliation Partnership




An Exhibition by
Artists Pawel Kleszczewski and Kasia Zimnoch
Saturday 16th March 2013, 3 p.m.
Welcome by Cllr. Fergal Curtin, Vice -Chair, Cavan County Council
Official Opening by Rev. Fr. Rafal Siwek
Wystawê artystów
Paw³a Kleszczewskiego i Kasi Zimnoch
W Sobotê 16 Marca 2013
O godzinie 15.00
Zapraszamy wraz z radnym Fergal Curtin, wiceprzewodnicz¹cym
Cavan County Council
Oficjalne otwarcie przez ks. Rafala Siwka



Bah! Humbug


Seamus Heaney's Field Work

 Helon heron explores Seamus Heaney's work through the media of fabric and thread, exhibition launches October 11th at 8PM with addresses by Frances Sawaya and Paddy O'Reilly.




Close To Home

Roisin Duffy is an Irish artist and poet, originally from Co. Cavan and now living in Co. Monaghan. She has had four solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions, both locally and nationally.
Her work is included in the collections of Cavan County County Council, Bonfire Advertising Agency, the Airfield Trust and Pike Insurances, and in many private collections from Iceland to Japan.
Her slate sculptures have been accepted into the “Sustainable Futures” exhibition in the Limerick City Gallery.



Charity Auction


Charity Art Auction

Friday 29th June

at 8 p.m.


Featuring Artists

Paul Henry,

Brian Ballard,

J. P. Dunleavy,

Brian Brennan,

Joey Burns

and many more.


Auctioneer Damien Matthews


Viewing of work in the Museum’s Eden Gallery


Proceeds to the Vivion White Benevolent Fund




Pixie Dust

Exhibition of artworks by 5th Years at St. Clares College, Ballyjamesduff




Joys of Summer

Exhibition of artworks by Eamon Reilly


An Awakening

Rikki Van Den Berg