Everyone, everybody, every person, every person, every person, every person, | Tadhg Ó Cuirrín at Engage Art Studios, Galway


Date(s) - 28/08/2020 - 18/09/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Engage Art Studios





Engage Art Studios is delighted to announce that we are reopening the gallery on Friday 28th August, after nearly 6 months of being closed, with a solo exhibition by Galway artist Tadhg Ó Cuirrín. The opening event will take place from 4pm-8pm. In line with public health guidelines, face masks are to be worn. There will be a maximum of 6 people allowed in the gallery at once, in 30 minute intervals to allow for physical distancing. Advanced booking is advised but not required. (please see below for booking or email engageartstudios@gmail.com)

“Everyone, everybody, every person, every person, every person, every person,” is an exhibition of work that addresses how we communicate with one another, or fail to do so, at a personal level and as participants in a society. Friends, family, partners, colleagues, internet strangers.

We can, with grim regularity, thoroughly misunderstand one another’s words and intentions. We struggle to find a way to communicate the things we want to say, leading to varying degrees of anguish. The quality of our communication will form a large part of how well we meet future challenges, both personal and public. Are we going to, or indeed, can we find a way to communicate with one another in a way that allows us to meet the challenges that face us? Or retreat into cynicism, resentment, comfort, consumption, conspiracy and blame?
This exhibition will seek to combat solipsism and cultivate attention. It will provide a platform for you to have a voice and be heard. To delight yourself and thereby delight others. To make a song your own and dispense it as a gift.

Comprising elements of painting, print, video and karaoke, the exhibition also touches on a number of other themes including; dreams, conspiracy theories, holidays and travel, loneliness, and environmentalism


Tadhg Ó Cuirrín is an artist and teacher currently based in Galway. He received an honours degree in Fine Art, Painting from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009. He works in a variety of media, and has worked for a number of Irish artist-run spaces and organisations in the past.
In June 2019, he exhibited a body of new paintings in a solo exhibition entitled ‘Lift Yourself’ at Pallas Projects/Studios in Dublin, as part of their Artist Initiated Projects. He also recently received support from the Art Council for ‘Brass Waterbed’, a new video project. The work in his current exhibition is supported by the Galway County Council. Engage Arts Studios is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council.

Design: Eimearjean McCormack

Image: courtesy of the artist


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