Custom House Studios and Gallery

The Custom House Studios

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

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Custom House Studios at Westport Quay are pleased to present CHAIR by Mary A Kelly opening by Catherine Marshall Thursday 6 June from 7- 9pm. This is a  Touring Exhibition initiated by West Cork Art Centre, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and Custom House Studios, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Exhibition runs every day until June 30th 2019.


Jack Kornfield in A Path with Heart describes taking the one seat in the centre of the room, opening the doors and windows and seeing who comes to visit. When we take the one seat in Buddhist meditation it is said we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things including sorrow, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration and happiness.


The focus of investigation in this series is the chair, armchair and couch, as physical objects in space. It provides a resting place, container, location and position. Its position on its own or with another or other chairs is a conversation about relationships with people, objects and self.