The Luan Gallery shows ‘Asymmetrical Warfare’, works by painter Conor Walton. The title comes from a piece in the show – a humorous self-portrait which depicts the artist riding into battle on the back of a dinosaur. The ‘dinosaur’ represents his artistic practice, which, although ancient, he believes still has teeth. Working in an academic figurative style, Walton previously studied old master techniques at the Charles H Cecil Studios, Florence.
Conor Walton: 17 July – 13 October
Aileen Hamilton’s ‘Out from in-between’ at the Linenhall Arts Centre features drawings, paintings and sculptural work that explore walking and the act of moving through and connecting with the landscape. Central to Hamilton’s work is the perception of space and time and how an imagined sequence of events unfolds within the limits they impose. Inherent in these works is a consideration of ecological cycles and organic processes, exploring the delicate balances and repetitive patterns that bind the natural world to form.
Aileen Hamilton: 9 August – 7 September
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