As part of the Galway International Arts Festival, the Print Works Gallery hosts ‘One Hundred Years and Four Quarters’, an exhibition of new paintings by Hughie O’Donoghue evoking four different characters of the 1916 Rising. Elsewhere, Frank O’Dea uses upcycled mannequins and musical instruments to form a colourful art piece on board ‘The Bonny Roy’, a disused trawler at Claddagh Pier. In ‘Border Crossings’, curators and contemporary artists from Ireland and Australia investigate cross-cultural issues surrounding ethnic conflict, the legacy of colonialism and the challenges of reconciliation. ‘Making Ireland Modern’ at NUIG explores the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation. This year’s Galway Fringe offering includes theatre, music, comedy, dance, poetry and visual arts. The ‘Exhibition of Visual Art’ will take place at the Galway City Gallery, and a highlight of the programme is an exhibition of pop art by a group of artists from Pont Aven, Brittany.
Arts Festival: 11 – 26 July
Fringe:11 – 25 July
Image: Frank O’Dea