3 to 19 November
The official launch will take place at the Connacht Tribune Print Works on Friday 3 November, 7pm
The 15th TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, titled They Call Us The Screamers, is curated by Matt Packer. It features the work of Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette Monahan, Yoko Ono, Plastique Fantastique, Richard Proffitt, Bob Quinn, Florian Roithmayr (with Meredith Monk), Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Marie-Louise Vittrup, and Lucy Stein, including 13 new commissions and projects.
The exhibition is presented across six venues in Galway: Galway Arts Centre, 126 Artist- Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, Connacht Tribune Print Works, Barnacles Hostel, and University Hospital Galway.
They Call Us The Screamers takes its reference from a book written by Jenny James that gives an account of the primal therapy commune that she established in County Donegal in the mid 1970s and the controversy that followed. The reference provides the title and thematic compass for the exhibition, with artworks orientated to ideas that are held together by the historical episode, including ideas of withdrawal and selfhood, autonomy and self-sufficiency, voice and neurosis, and future culture.
Opening Weekend Performances & Events
All performances and events are free and open to all. No booking required, but capacity is limited in all venues so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Friday 3 November, 6pm: Performance By Plastique Fantastique. Venue: Nuns Island Theatre, Nuns Island
Friday 3 November, 8pm: Performance By Oisin Byrne. Venue: Connacht Tribune Print Works, Market St
Saturday 4 November, 1pm: Performance By Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. Venue: Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick St
Saturday 4 November, 2pm: Performance By Plastique Fantastique. Venue: Nuns Island Theatre, Nuns Island
Monday 6 November, 2pm: Artist Talk, Sue Rainsford in association with GMIT. Venue: Life Drawing Room, CCAM, GMIT, Monivea Rd
For a full programme visit: tulcafestival.com