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Samhain | Shannon Patterson at CCA Derry~Londonderry

29/10/2021 – 31/10/2021 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – For this year’s Awakening the Walls 2021 CCA Derry~Londonderry has invited artist Shannon Patterson to produce a new animation in response to the festival themes of Samhain, spirit worlds and folklore. This new commission will be projected at large-scale from the City Walls onto the front of the CCA building on Artillery Street each evening […]

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Changing Horizons | Nóirin Dodd and Fergal Flanagan at Signal Arts Centre

26/10/2021 – 07/11/2021 @ – Fergal Flanagan’s paintings consist mainly of rural scenes with the emphasis on land, sea and sky, with some local scenes, painted at different times of the year to compliment the works. Mostly painted ‘en plein air’ and completed back in his studio, they capture the beauty of the countryside using a bold colourful palette. His […]


Hill Top Lough | Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh at CCA Derry~Londonderry

23/10/2021 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Join artist Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh and CCA offsite at a hill top lough in Donegal for an illustrated talk, with tools, large circular table (in two semi-circular halves) and a canoe designed and built for the setting on Saturday 23 October 2021, 4:30pm. The lough in question has undergone a huge ecological shift in the […]


BURNING | Noel Molloy at Knockcroghery Roscommon Hand Ball Alley

23/10/2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – 23rd October at 1:00 PM Live performance collaboration with Noel Molloy- performance Art and South Roscommon Singers Circle Singers in Knockcroghery Hand Ball Alley, supported by Project Knockcroghery and South Roscommon Singers Circle Festival. Festival runs from 22nd to the 24th October 2021.

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€25m for Pilot Basic Income Scheme for Artists Announced in Budget 2022

The maintenance of the Arts Council funding at €130m, and €25m for a basic income scheme for artists are among the key points for the arts and culture sector announced in this year’s Budget. Highlights in Culture and Arts include: €25m to pilot a new Basic Income Guarantee scheme for artists and arts workers. Significant…

The VAN Podcast – Episode 6: Aideen Barry

The VAN Podcast – Episode 6: Aideen Barry | Out Now!

The VAN Podcast is a podcast series from Visual Artists Ireland. Published every two months, The VAN Podcast features online conversations, recorded remotely, with various contributors to each issue of The Visual Artists’ News Sheet. This gives opportunities to discuss some of the ideas arising from published texts, while also offering insights into wider practice.…

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The Arts Council Announce almost €1 Million in its Festival Investment Scheme Round 1

Every year, hundreds of arts festivals in every part of the country apply to the Arts Council for assistance in organising their artistic programme. This year, the Arts Council announces €924,989 investment in Festivals taking place January to June 2022. We received 73 applications of which we were able to fund 59 Festivals across 16…

Visual Artists Ireland: Arts News & Views

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Ready to open your doors? We can help with that. After a year of uncertainty and staying at home, VAI welcomes the return of many in-person events, exhibitions and shows. We are excited to see so many vibrant artists showing their work in galleries and exhibitions across Ireland. With so much going on so suddenly,…

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