VISUAL ART: FOYER Tuesday 25th April - Saturday 27th May
An exhibition by Rehab Care in Mayo showcasing recent work.
“The work displayed has been painted in support of the Drama Productions theme of Locality, Irish Legends and Stories, ” explains art tutor Emma Gallagher. “The Art Group comprises 20 artists who have been painting and exhibiting for several years. The artists have used poster paint, pencil and markers and canvas of various sizes.”
VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 26th May - Saturday 1st July
A multimedia exhibition of video, photoetchings and photographic prints based on the experiences of the artist’s grand uncle, who was detained as one of many Republican internees in the 1940s in the Curragh camp in Kildare. The exhibition also connects with the subject’s family home on Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
The work concerns itself with the intersection of personal and public histories and how these histories and meanings can be embedded in material objects. Recent Irish exhibitions include the Museum of Country Life, Roscommon Arts Centre, and Claremorris Open Exhibition, and recent international group shows include Paris, Cologne, Leuven (Belgium) and Poland. McNulty studied Fine Art in GMIT and completed a Masters in Fine Art at NCAD, Dublin. She is currently a member of Graphic Studio and lectures in the Design Department in AIT
Official opening on Friday 26th May @ 7.30pm. All welcome.
VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 7th July - Saturday 12th August
Laura Angell is a Galway-based artist from Sheffield. Her work/obsession/raison d’être is manifested via multidisciplinary installations using images and handmade objects to tell an intended narrative. Her work focuses on failure, status, success, and anxiety. Describing herself as an ‘emotional flasher’, the essence of Laura’s work is the juxtaposition of darkness and the humour she employs to navigate and dissect these emotive themes. For this exhibition she focuses on the theme of ‘pornography: a societal failure’. “Sexualized images of the female body are constantly around us, apparently offering women the platform to take control and reveal ourselves as strong, independent empowered beings. This has stemmed from and is often influenced by pornography; it creates pressure that offers no alternative ideology. Struggling to agree or accept that any of it empowers women, the only form of attack is to make this exhibition, ridiculing the clichés of pornography and sexual parlance in order to divert the viewer to the political. This is a protest.”
Adm. Free Note: Content of a sexual nature.
Official opening on Friday 7th July at 7.30pm. All Welcome.
VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 18th August - Saturday 16th September
“I will build a great wall - and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me - and I’ll build them very inexpensively.” - American President Donald Trump
The exhibition title was based on Duffy’s naïve intervention, the act of surveying the innards of a decrepit Israeli army tank left isolated on the roadside in the Golan Heights region prior to the 2014 bombings on Gaza. He scaled a wall to invade the tank; he later crossed “the wall” to Bethlehem. The show explores the social consequences of these wall structures and the process of navigating them through the everyday. It presents a volatile playground composed of hideaways, shelters, and interactive materials tempting the viewer to touch.
Bryan Gerard Duffy’s work investigates notions of psychological and physical displacement. The Castlebar native is a multi-disciplinary artist having graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 2009. He has exhibited work in the US, throughout Europe, Africa and The Middle East. www.bryangerardduffy.com
Official opening on Thursday 18th August @ 7.30pm. All welcome.