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Donegal Visual Artists Get Together

19/12/2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Are you a professional visual artist in Donegal? Bring artwork to display at a pop-up exhibition, meet other Donegal based artists and have your say on how we programme county-wide professional development for visual artists over the next year. Tea, coffee and light refreshments made by two of our extremely talented Syrian friends will be […]

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Haptic (paused) | Mhairi Sutherland at WILD TULIPS

10/12/2021 – 18/12/2021 @ – WILD TULIPS presents Haptic (paused), an exhibition by Mhairi Sutherland. Preview: Friday 10th December 2021, 5 – 7pm. Exhibition runs 10 / 12 / 21 – 18 / 12 / 21 Open Thursdays to Saturday 12 noon – 5pm. Haptic Foto is a photographic project exploring and revisiting concepts and practices of the ‘haptic’ (touch) […]

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Take A Long Slow Look | Maeve Clancy at The Dock

10/12/2021 – 29/01/2022 @ – Artist Maeve Clancy creates an explorable environment made from cut paper, card, drawing, and painting. Looking at natural habitats, she is working on environments in her own vicinity: hedgerow, marine, and bog. Maeve lives on Achill Island in Co Mayo and all of these habitats are within two kilometers of her home. Much of Maeve’s […]

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Observing Plains | Group Show at The Dock

10/12/2021 – 29/01/2022 @ – An exciting new exhibition opens on the 10th of December at The Dock which celebrates the creativity and independent ideas of young people – highlighting their voice and vision, curated by Laura Mahon. ‘Observing Plains’ reflects a series of dynamic interactions between artists and young people, with a consideration of the narratives created within this […]

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£2.7 Million in Covid Support to Creative Individuals

Northern Ireland Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has released £2.7million to support creative people impacted by the pandemic. Minister Hargey said: “I am delighted that my Department, through the Arts Council, will be awarding grants to 1,433 individuals to help encourage them to remain within the creative sector here. “This sector has been seriously impacted by…

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Array Collective are announced as the winner of Turner Prize 2021, the leading international award for contemporary art, at Coventry Cathedral. Picture date: Wednesday December 1, 2021. The Turner Prize exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is a highlight of the city's year-long tenure as UK City of Culture. Photo credit should read: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

Array Collective Win Turner Prize 2021

We are beaming with pride that Belfast-based art collective, Array, have won this year’s Turner Prize – the first Northern Irish artists ever to have received the prestigious award. The jury awarded the prize to Array Collective for their hopeful and dynamic artwork which addresses urgent social and political issues affecting Northern Ireland with humour, seriousness…

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Applications Open for VAI Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Applications are invited for the 2022 Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. The Residency is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. This year VAI will provide a two month research based residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Accommodation, one…

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D., announces almost €2 million to support the promotion of Irish arts globally

From the Department Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., announced funding of almost €2 million by Culture Ireland for the promotion of Irish arts globally in 2022. The funding is to support Irish artists, arts organisations and Irish cultural centres abroad…

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