What's on in Connaught

Ennis: Lightening Bolts

Ennis: Lightening Bolts

Glór in Ennis presents ‘Lightening Bolts of Ordinary Things’, an exhibition that brings together the work of Kaye Maahs and Will O’Kane. Both artists’ paintings elevate the everyday and the ordinary, giving rise to works that convey both a sense of experience and memory that transcends surface and meaning. An artists’ talk and dementia-friendly tour will accompany the exhibition’s opening.
*Due to the COVID pandemic the gallery is currently closed until further notice. Please check our website for further updates.

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Sligo: The Sea Around Us

Sligo: The Sea Around Us

‘The Sea Around Us’ at The Model, Sligo, is an ambitious, large-scale group exhibition that explores our complex relationship with the ocean. The visual and sound-based works in this exhibition reflect the motion of the sea and humankind’s multi-faceted relationship with it. Work by John Akomfrah, Forensic Oceanography, Shaun Gladwell, Karen Power and Suzanne Winterling will be included.
The Sea Around Us: until 31 May

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Carrick-on-Shannon: TULCA Festival

Carrick-on-Shannon: TULCA Festival

The Dock hosts an exhibition of work by Austin Ivers as part of the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts and Galway 2020. Titled ‘The World at War’, Ivers presents a new multi-screen video work, photography and installed objects, along with a programme of screenings, readings and a publication, all exploring the effects of the Cold War on popular culture. Alongside this, the centre will also host Louise Manifold and Jamie Cross (the latter as part of a new three-year partnership with IADT that offers a graduating BA student the opportunity to exhibit their work).
*Due to the COVID pandemic the gallery is currently closed until further notice. Please check our website for further updates.

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Castlebar: Ronayne at Linenhall

Castlebar: Ronayne at Linenhall

At the Linenhall Arts Centre, Mary Ronayne will exhibit paintings inspired from imagery collected from literary sources, old prints and paintings, photographs and magazines. Ronayne brings together a wide variety of source materials to create blithe, cartoon-like characters and spaces. Using enamel paint, there is a Hogarthian quality to her work, hinting at farce, satire and allegory.
Mary Ronayne: 27 March – 2 May

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Galway: Rediscovering The Claddagh

Galway: Rediscovering The Claddagh

Galway Rediscovering The Claddagh A long-term exhibition ‘A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty’ on the history of the Claddagh Village shows at the Galway City Museum. Located on the mouth of the River Corrib, in the 19th and early 20th centuries the village was occupied by Irish-speaking fishermen and their families and was widely represented by artists and travel writers. While the traditional cottages disappeared in the 1930s, this exhibition offers a glimpse of the old village through paintings, sketches and photographs. Image: Trish Findlater
Galway City Museum: until May 2020

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