The Tara Open Studio began in July 2014 as a two month exhibition of the art of Courtney Davis, the event proved very successful and at the end of the exhibition Courtney was asked if he would like to stay on for an indefinite period.
It was clear in the short time he was here that there was a need for a space for people to enjoy the peace and tranquility the place offered. Over time the gallery gradually evolved into a venue for various spiritual activities and also later evolved into a shop selling holistic items.
3 years later the Tara Open Studio runs between 25 to 30 events each month as well as a creative open space for people to see the progress of Courtney’s new art as it develops.
In the summer of 2014 Courtney set up a marquee in the grounds behind the gallery to run full day events, this proved extremely popular and was a great loss when it eventually had to be taken down in the Autumn. Thankfully there was a solution when it was suggested that a floor could be put into the roof space of the gallery, the new space Courtney named Anam Na Teamhrach ( Soul Of Tara) and became a dedicated room for meditations, workshops, therapies, visiting spiritual groups and private events such as weddings and even gong bath hen parties
The space continues to evolve and will be interesting to see its development in the future.