Category: Connaught – Galway


Identity | Art Link Collective at The Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library   Recently updated !

24 October to 14 November 2017

Preparations are underway for this year’s annual art exhibition by the Artlink Collective. Working under the theme of “Identity” the artists – Jackie Eastwood, Ness Porter Kelly, Kate Desmond Kelly, Anne Towers, Lucy Desmond Kelly, Rosemarie Langtry, Noreen O’Sullivan, Catherine Patrickson and Tom Finn – will come together to show their work in a wide variety of mediums including paint, ink, ceramics and encaustic. The artists come from the counties of Galway, Roscommon and Westmeath.

The art exhibition will be officially opened by on Tuesday, 24th October by internationally renowned writer Nuala O’Connor at 6.30pm in Ballinasloe Library’s Church Gallery. All are very welcome to attend. The exhibition will run until Tuesday, 14th November.

During the exhibition an artist’s talk will take place on Tuesday, 7th November at 6.30pm in the Church Gallery. This year’s speakers will be Anne Towers and Catherine Patrickson and they will talk about their work in the exhibition.

Church Gallery
Ballinasloe Library, Society Street
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
T: +353 90 964 3464


Keeping in Touch | Group Exhibition at Arts Corridor, University Hospital, Galway   Recently updated !

20 October to 1 December 2017

Artists: Loretta Costello,Cathy Hopkins, Elaine McHugh, Stephanie McLaughlin,Deirdre Murphy, Meadhbh Ní Eidhin, Julia O’Keeffe, Fiona Rooney, Clodagh Wade.

A group show by nine artists who studied Fine Art (paint) together at GMIT Galway. It is a culmination of many years of shared experiences and artistic endeavour by the group.

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University Hospital Galway
Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71
T: (091) 524 222
E: guhartstrust@hse.ie


Aesthetic Fusion | Group Exhibition at Church Gallery, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway   Recently updated !

10 to 20 October 2017

Artists Grainne Coughlan, Ruth Millar, Patricia Kavanagh, Elizabeth Lartey and Matt Kavanagh.

A mixed media exhibition hosted by a group of Galway Artists who have come together through their common love for art and creativity.

This exhibition promises to have something to appeal to all.

Come along and enjoy the diverse range of art on show from landscape paintings and portraiture to ceramic sculptures.

Contact Grainne Coughlan: grainne.coughlan@live.ie

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Church Gallery
Ballinasloe Library, Society Street
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
T: +353 90 964 3464


RESIDUE | Phoebe Cummings and Gail Mahon at Galway Arts Centre

12 to 27 October
Official opening by Katharine West, Artist and Lecturer in Ceramics at Gmit CCAM; Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Thursday 12 October, 6 pm .

The 4th edition of Contemporary Clay titled RESIDUE curated by Kate Howard and Rob D’Eath features the work of UK based clay artists Phoebe Cummings and Gail Mahon.

RESIDUE- aims to explore ceramic traditions and new creative developments. It will focus on clay-based work of a nonfunctional nature by the acclaimed ceramicist Phoebe Cummings from the UK and recent Royal College of Art MA graduate Gail Mahon from Derry. Taking a variety of forms—from large scale to site-specific sculpture installations, the work in this exhibition underscores artists’ enduring relationship with clay.

October 12, 11am: Artist Talk – at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Monivea Rd. Free event, booking required at contemporaryclay@gmail.com

Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Engage Art Studios Open Studios for Culture Night

September 22, 6pm-8pm

On Culture Night Engage Art Studio will once again open the doors of their studio in the old pro-cathedral. Meet the artists, view their studios and discuss their practice. Engage are also delighted to welcome the public for the first time to their new studios at 7 St Francis St which were opened in June.

Engage Art Studios is an artist-run studio space in Galway city centre. Now in its 6th year, Engage supports contemporary artists in a professional environment.

Studio members include:
Ilaria Pellizzaro, Paul Malone,Peter Bradley, Maeve Curtis, Cecilia Danell, Bríd Egan, Nuala Ní Fhlathúin, Noelle Gallagher, Michelle Hill, Seamus Keane, Eimearjean McCormack, Angela O’Brien, Vicky Smith, Joan Sugrue

Engage Art Studios
Cathedral Building
Middle Street
Galway, Ireland
E: info@engageartstudios.com
W: engageartstudios.com


CCAM Creative Practice MA Graduate Show 2017, Galway

14 to 28 September

Exhibiting Artists: Noel Arrigan | Deirdre Deegan | Maeve Gallagher | Helen Garvey | Nicola Gunwhy | Redmond Burke | Teresa Ward

CCAM GMIT are proud to present the first MA in creative Practice end of year show. The MA in Creative Practice offer artists, designers and filmmakers a creative and critically informed environment in which to develop and consolidate their practice.
The course supports imaginative, experimental and interdisciplinary enquiry through a range of media and approaches.

The exhibition will run over two venues in Galway city: The Connacht Tribune Printworks Gallery, 15 Market Street and and 126 Artist-Run Gallery, 15 St Bridget’s Pl, Galway.

126 Artist-Run Gallery
19 St Bridgets Place,
The Hidden Valley,
Woodquay, Galway
T: 0864491366
E: contact@126.ie
W: 126.ie


EP’17 Fine Art Print Exchange at The Blackgate Cultural Centre, Galway

22 to 23 September

An exhibition of printmaking from artists across Ireland in The Blackgate Cultural Centre brings together and celebrates a part of print that makes it such a unique art-form, sharing. EP’17 is a fine art print exchange established by Galway Print Studio. The exchange is an open, non-curated project, and a unique opportunity for artists to connect with other artists in Ireland.

Printmaking by its nature is collaborative and can be seen in the establishment of the studios around the country. Represented in this exhibition are artists from Dublin’s Graphic Print Studio and Black Church Print Studio, Limerick Printmakers, Belfast Print Workshop, Custom House Studios Westport and Cló sa Chró Printmaking, Claremorris.

Artists taking part in this exchange produce an edition of twelve prints in a theme of their choice. They receive ten randomly selected prints from the other artists. Moreover, each print will be available to buy from The Blackgate Cultural Centre and the Studio website. A boxset containing ten prints from the exhibition, presented in a beautiful case from Kennys Bindery, will be the main prize in a fundraiser draw. A second set of ten artworks will be also up for grabs plus some other prizes including a voucher from Cregal Art, Galway Print Studio and more. Tickets cost just €10 and can be purchased on Galway Print Studios website.

The draw will be held on Culture Night the 22nd of September. This exchange is a celebration of Fine Art Printmaking in Ireland and all proceeds from the draw go towards Galway Print Studio, a non-profit arts collective keeping the tradition of Fine Art Printmaking alive in Galway.

For more information visit www.galwayprintstudio.ie where you can view the work and to buy a ticket to be in with a chance to to win a truly beautiful set of ten prints by professional Irish Printmakers.

The Blackgate Cultural Centre
Francis Street,
Galway
E: blackgateculture@gmail.com
W: blackgate.ie


Clifden Arts Festival 2017, Co. Galway

14 to 24 September

The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 40th year and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2017 programme.

Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival.

Visual art cxhibitions include:

Alannah Robins — She’s Like a Briar
Imelda Healy — Aqua
Beth Trepper — Ethereal Ireland
Cyril Ó Flaithearta — Oilithreacht
Mary Donnelly — New Works
Angela Williams — Felix Anniversario
Margaret Irwin West, Katherine West and Manon West — Triple
Yvonne King — Connemara Light
Marie Fitzpatrick — Shifting Sands

Full programme online: www.clifdenartsfestival.ie


Aaron Holton Exhibition at Clifden Arts Festival

14 to 24 September
Exhibition opening Saturday 16 September, 7pm

An exhibition of new works by Aaron Holton for Clifden Arts Festival 2017.

In this series, Aaron uses the exceptional unfiltered light that is native to Connemara to push the theme of negative space that is ever present in his work. Replacing the surrounding landscape with negative space and using a strong light source to play across the cows, it is his intention that the viewers imagination recollect and make a comparison of a minds-cape to their choosing.

The Little Tin House
Bridge Street,
Clifden,
Co. Galway
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Head in the Hedgerow | Hugh Barr at University Hospital, Galway

8 September to 16 October 2017

‘Head in the Hedgerow’ by artist Hugh Barr opened at University Hospital, Galway. The exhibition features a series of paintings showing the diversity of plants and flowers found within the hedgerow.

Hugh Barr’s paintings are inspired by the nature surrounding him, the small things that make up the bigger picture. Hugh states; “I began to see the plants and signs of animals. I noticed the seasonal changes and even saw how the plants reacted to the daily effects of weather and light. I always considered that I had been aware of these things before, but now I was taking a closer look. This enabled me to understand the diversity of life that is sustained by the hedgerows and the important role that they play within the countryside.”

Open daily from 9 am to 8:30 pm.

headinthehedgerow.com

 

University Hospital
Newcastle Rd
Galway
H91 YR71
W: facebook.com/guharts


Something Momentous Germinating | Aoife Desmond at Galway Arts Centre

15 to 27 September
Exhibition Opening 15 September at 6pm

The solo exhibition Something Momentous Germinating marks a new body of work by interdisciplinary artist Aoife Desmond, made over the last three years. Comprising drawing, sculpture, film and photography this work takes as its starting point moments of renewal and transformation within the everyday. Linking to acts of clearing and renovation in the artist’s family home, everyday occurrences, such as the play of light through the building, the change and growth of the garden and the potency of household objects to become sculptural material or material for performance actions form the basis of a formal enquiry. These new works play between abstract and more literal interpretations of deeply familiar territory.

This exhibition will also feature a special one off free screening of Desmond’s new 16mm film work RetroReflection at 7pm on September 30th in Nuns Island Theatre. Filmed on location at the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) UCC Cork, RetroReflection is a meditative visual essay which examines the intersections between science, nature, art and architecture. Aoife Desmond will present a short introduction and she will be joined by Alice Butler and Vivienne Dick for a discussion after the screening.

Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Notions: Art | Group Exhibition at 126 Artist Run Gallery

1 to 9 September
Opening Night: Friday 1 September, 7pm

An Áit Eile art editor Gianna Tasha and artist Susan Roche bring together the work of artists who are based in or originally from Galway and whose creativity and work reflect the transverse between the aae.ie subsections of art, ecology, music, theatre, literature, film and fashion.

This exhibition looks at the idea of the collective show as something which can present the transdisciplinary nature of culture and which can bring seemingly disparate ideas together under the collective banner of locally produced, locally themed creative work.

Each work will be accompanied by an original piece of writing produced to specifically illuminate the relationship of the artwork within the ethos of An Áit Eile along with the relationship of the artist to the multiple elements of culture experienced at grassroots level in Galway.

Artists featured include Selma Makela, Dave Creane, Laura Angell, Vincent Hughes, Jennifer Cunningham, Joe Nix, Suzi Coombs, Senan O’Connor, Tim Acheson and Steve Cannon.

Curated by Gianna Tasha Tomasso and Susan Roche.

126 Artist-Run Gallery
19 St Bridgets Place,
The Hidden Valley,
Woodquay, Galway
T: 0864491366
E: contact@126.ie
W: 126.ie


Gathering the Threads | Group Exhibition at Oughterard Courthouse, Co. Galway

1 to 10 September

Gathering the Threads is a group textile show by five members of uchterARTS, a community arts group based in Oughterard, Co. Galway. The artists are Barbara Dunne, Anja Sammon, Maureen Mooney, Grainne MacManus and Jess Walsh. The exhibition runs from

The exhibition takes place at the beginning of September, the traditional time of year for harvesting crops. The theme of harvest is reflected in this exhibition. To harvest is to gather in, to take in and reflect on the year’s growth. The artists have drawn their inspiration from the Connemara landscape, ancient folklore and family.

As we gather together as artists for this show, our aim is to reflect on our growth and process in the last year. We are gathering our harvest of work and taking it into the Courthouse. Like the harvest festivals of old we seek to display and celebrate the work done in the last year. Our threads come in many forms, wool, felt, quilting, batiking, weaving and crocheting, to name a few.

Oughterard Courthouse
Oughterard, Co. Galway
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Through A Glass Darkly | Margaret O’Brien at Galway Arts Centre

11 August to 9 September
The exhibition will open on 11 August, 6pm. The same evening, Margaret O’Brien in collaboration with two contemporary dancers will present Be-ing, a free performance in Nuns Island Theatre.

Margaret O’Brien works with installation and sculpture using a variety of materials and methodologies including electrical currents, live sound, light, moving image and kinetics. Her approach is not prescriptive, and involves an experimental use of materials that disturb a pre-existing or familiar relationship to the object, for example chimney brushes, copper piping and neon tubing. With strong sensitivities to gallery site and context, O’Brien develops immersive installations as a means of connecting materially, physically and psychologically to a space, whilst challenging passive modes of viewing in the audience. O’Brien draws on the physical and psychological relationship of the viewer to the environment and manipulates the psyche in an immediate, involuntary response to the work.

On Friday 11 August Margaret O’Brien will present Be-ing, a free live dance performance with Eve Rogers and Elizabeth Clarke that marks a new departure in her practice. The 6 minute performance will run at 6.45pm and 7.45pm. Through repetition and the reflexive structure of Be-ing, the piece explores philosophical ideas of time, space and self, using flash lighting and the movement of dance. The work produces after-images on the retina of the viewer that are equally as present and compelling as the brief moments the live scene is illuminated and perceived.

Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Dark Night of the Soul | Ana Maria Pacheco at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

Ana Maria Pacheco looks fearlessly into the dark heart of humanity and seeks out the light. This powerful solo exhibition by the Brazilian–born artist features major works that have rightly brought her international critical and popular acclaim.

Ana Maria Pacheco is a painter, sculptor and printmaker who was born in Brazil in 1943 and has lived in England since 1973. The first non–European associate artist of the National Gallery, London, Pacheco’s nineteen figure installation Dark Night of the Soul [pictured here] was inspired by her time in residence there.

Pacheco encourages the viewer to get close to her figures and exploits the respective scale of each to challenge the audience’s physical and moral equilibrium. Her work deals with issues of control and the exercise of power, drawing upon the tensions between the old world of Europe and the new world of her Brazilian birth and looks unflinchingly upon the perilous world we encounter.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 18 July, 2pm

Festival Gallery
Market St
Galway
www.giaf.ie/events/anamariapacheco


Golden Record | Group Exhibition at Galway Arts Centre for GAIF 2017

17 to 30 July

The Voyager Golden Records, created to go on board Voyagers 1 & 2, contained recordings varying from two people kissing to mathematical equations. This group exhibition looks at our need to record, document and create objects in order to make sense of the world and our place within it.

Featured artists include Dorothy Cross, Laura de Búrca, Ed Devane, Jane Locke, Susan MacWilliam, Lucy McKenna, Suzanne Mooney, Lorraine Neeson, Paul Nugent, Niamh O’Malley, Richard Proffitt and Jennifer Walshe.

Curated by Maeve Mulrennan.

Galway Arts Centre
47 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
T: (091) 565 886
E: info@galwayartscentre.ie
W: galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Impressions | Group Exhibition at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

Impressions 2017 represents all that is happening in the print world right now providing a unique platform for emerging and established artists including some of the biggest names in Irish contemporary art.

Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Creative Arts and Media and Galway Print Studio.

Curated by artist Jason Hicklin.

Centre for the Creative Arts and Media,
GMIT
www.giaf.ie/events/impressions-open-biennale


Inscriptions | Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain is a Cork–based artist who works with film and photography.

The photographic series Inscriptions combines imagery from a number of different sources, referencing museum artefacts, expansive landscapes and studio debris.

The work takes its starting point from a text by Samuel Quiccheberg entitled Inscriptions of the Immense Theatre. This is the earliest published text on museology and outlines the methods for the collection and categorisation of objects, images and artefacts from across the world.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 19 July, 2pm

Festival Gallery,
Market Street,
Galway
www.giaf.ie/events/ailbhenibhriain


After The Raft of Medusa | John Beard at Galway International Arts Festival 2017

17 to 30 July

John Beard’s version of The Raft of the Medusa allows one to comprehend the Romantic grandeur and powerful beauty of the great masterpiece by Theodore Géricault which hangs in the Louvre, Paris.

Géricault’s painting depicts the horrifying fate of sailors dying on a raft after the shipwreck of the French frigate Medusa off the West African coast 200 years ago, in July 1816.

For GIAF 2017, the artist is creating a second much darker, life–size mirrored version of the work which will hang, at adistance of 30 meters, opposite his painting After The Raft of the Medusa. The installation of both of Beard’s enormous works evokes questions of the viewer about aspects of reality, illusion, imagination and memory.

Backstage at the Festival
Gallery talk with the artist, 17 July, 2pm

The Shed,
Galway Docks
www.giaf.ie/events/johnbeard