Friday, December 06, 2013
All Things Integral
Solo Show by Lisa Sweeney at Norman Villa Gallery, Galway
Lisa's exhibition 'All Things Integral' continues the themes she has been developpiong over the last years. She says "I am intrigued by the banal, the everyday, the often overlooked and undervalued elements within the landscape and our perception of it." Motifs like the crows and the rooks are the means by which she conveys her vision of the world by making "unimporant things important".
Friday, December 06, 2013
Laura Angell is taking part in a group show of over 30 artists selected by Elain Grainger and Aimee Nolan at the Talbot Gallery Dublin
Friday, November 22, 2013
'Taking Note or the Curious Eye'
Organised by Robin Jones in association with the Arts and Theatre Office NUI Galway.
An exhibition around the idea of noticing and taking note, featuring the work of a wide variety of people, such as the notebooks of Brendan Duddy and Robert Cresswell courtesy of NUI Galway Archives, John Huston's personal copy of the stroyboard from the film 'The Misfits', and a great number of Artspace and other artists.
Friday, October 04, 2013
I am shapeful and gracely, a creature of the air I'd say - Robin Jones
Robin Jones is showing at 126 Artist-run Gallery Galway. He works with a range of materials to make three dimensional objects and wall based works. He uses a variey of media; wood and bolts from DIY shops, paper, cloth etc., through which he invents and reworks a vocabulary relating to adaptable, mutable forms and structures.
Friday, September 20, 2013
RESONANCE - Artspace Studios
Artspace Studios, Galway's longest established artists' studios, have collaborated with visual artists, recent graduates, academics, writers and community groups to create a vibrant collective project. The work selected for and generated by this project, explores collaboration as a process and a methodology.
This project has been facilitated by Dr. Aine Philips.
Collaborating groups include: Monica Collins and Danika Casey; John Dowling and Nial Murphy; Kathleen Furey, Mary Clancy, Colette Nic Aodha and Dr Cairiona Clear; Ben Geoghegan and Marielle Mac Leman; Marie Hannon and Ramona Burke; Robin Jones and Sarah Farrell; Louise Manifold and Kevin Barry; Anne O'Byrne, Elodie Rein and Anthony McGrath; Catherine O'Leanachain and Marja van Kampen; Mary Ryan and Brendan Flynn.
Artspace will showcase their work in The Shed, Centre Pier, Galway City Harbour,
20th September to 6th October 2013.
As part of the RESONANCE exhibition, Artspace artists will give a talk in The Shed on Sunday 6th October, 2 - 4 pm. The talk will centre around the process and methodology of collaboration. Each team will talk about their practical experience, examining the essential elements of the workings of collaboration. The session will be led by Dr Aine Phillips, who is a performance artist and lecturer at Burren College of Art.
Guest speaker will be Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development manager from Create.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The MART Gallery - Anne O'Byrne
Anne O'Byrne is showing as part of the premiere exhibition launching
The MART Gallery in Dublin.
The MART is a new visual arts depot, located in the iconic old fire station in Rathmines, Dublin. It has been re-appropriated to house multifarious elements, including several galleries, an art shop, a workshop space and studios.
This exhibition has been curated by Ciara Scanlon and Matthew Nevin.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
'Circulation' at the Monster Truck Gallery Dublin - Anne O'Byrne
Anne O'Byrne is showing in the Black Church Print Studio group exhibition 'Circulation' at the Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar. This show has been curated by Paul Mc Aree.
Monday, August 12, 2013
A Swallow's Tale in a Thousand Skies - pictures, words and messin' from dialysis - Mariell Mac Leman
Marielle Mac Leman is showing an exhibition of work created as part of the Arts Participation Project Award that has been awarded in 2012 by the Arts Council to Galway University Hospital Arts Trust. Visual artist Marielle Mac Leman has been working with patients and staff of the dialysis department in Unit 7, Merlin Park University Hospital.
With this exhibition she is also celebrating the launch of the book
'The Magician and the Swallow's Tail' at the Galway Arts Centre.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
KATHLEEN FURY - ON PAPER
Galway University Hospital Arts Trust in association with Galway Arts Festival present works 'On Paper', a solo show by Kathleen Furey. The official launch will be tomorrow by Dr. Caitriona Clear, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, NUI Galway.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Robin Jones in Muscailt
Robin Jones created a number of temporary works for Muscailt 2013, the NUI Galway annual Arts Festival. This new body of works explores both overlooked spaces on campus and the broader possibilities of painting and drawing.
The works will be exhibited on site in various locations around the campus from 4th February until the end of the month.
Friday, March 15, 2013
IN DEATH AND FICTION
Louise Manifold is showing - IN DEATH AND FICTION - at
The Gallery - Siamsa Tire - Tralee - Co Kerry - 16 Feb - 30 March 2013
In this current work Louise Manifold explores the human relationship with the inanimate, the extinct and post death constructs found in collective cultural life. Drawing from sources such as Samuel Beckett, 19th century French Neurologist Jules Cothard, to decayed buildings and optical viewing. Manifold creates a journey of disjointed narratives in which belief, reality and fiction overlap.
Friday, May 25, 2012
New Chairperson at Artspace Studios
Artspace Studios are delighted to welcome the new chairperson, Anne O'Byrne. Anne has been with Artspace Studios since 2006. Anne also sits on the board of 126 Gallery, and has been active in Galway visual arts since graduating from Cluain Mhuire, GMIT in 2010. Anne represents Artspace Studios on the Adapt Galway board.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Artspace at The Docks Shed, Galway
From 1st-22nd May, 2012, Artspace artists will take up residency in the Docks Shed, Middle Pier of Galway Harbour. The artists will make use of the large space of The Shed to create ambitious new work for the duration of their stay while open to the public throughout. For more information on the 2012-2013 programme of events at the Docks Shed, please see
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thank you to our fundit supporters
Artspace Studios would like to thank the following generous people who contributed to our fundit campaign to raise funds for a film commission by Michael Fortune. Thanks to Paul Fahy, Terence Black, Ronan Kavanagh, Graham Wood, Juliette de la Mer, Mark Kelly,Aideen Barry, Margaret Flannery, Triona Mac Giolla Ri, Triona Mc Kee, Brian McKee, Maeve Mulrennan, Anne O'Byrne, Phil Sun, Leah Beggs, Anne-Marie McKee, Kathleen Furey, Cecilia Dannell, Helen Caird, Mairead Ni Chroinin, Gerard Ward, Megs Morley, Peter Connelly, Billy Shine, Catherine O'Leanachain, Colm Mac Giolla Ri, Isabelle Gaborit, Grainne Lynch, Caroline Lynch, Madeleine Flanagan, Joan Sugrue, Paul Maye, Sarah Farrell, Robin Jones, Lisa Sweeney, Louise Manifold and Simon Fleming.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Artspace 25: Collective Consciousness
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Artspace is a member of Adapt Galway.
Adapt Galway is a group of visual arts organisations working together to create a united vision for the visual arts in Galway.
For more information, visit www.adaptgalway.com
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Artspace goes to Stockholm
Artspace has been invited to participate in Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden in February 2011. The fair will host 25 nations and Artspace is proud to be representing Ireland this year. Supermarket Art Fair runs from 18th -20th February 2011. Opening reception: Thursday 17th February @ 6.30
Artspace will present 'Interstice'
"Interstice is a group project which questions the monetary value system
imposed on the traditional art trade. The aim of this project is to create a dialogue
about art value, reflecting on worth and relevance, by creating a temporary system
that asks the viewer to verbalize and quantify their desire for a specific work,
in exchange for that work."
Participating artists include, Anne O'Byrne, Lisa Sweeney, Lisa O'Donnell, Laura Brennan, Ben Geoghegan, Paul Maye, David Finn, Juliette De La Mer, Catherine
O'Leanachain, Simon Fleming, Aideen Barry, Triona Mac Giolla Ri,
Louise Manifold and Kathleen Furey.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Artspace Show in Lorient, France
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Project Room Residency
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, May 15, 2009
Galway Culture Night 2008
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Images from Artspace Studios Exhibition 'In Situ' 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
David Finn and Lisa Sweeney in the Hallward
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Anne O'Byrne 'A Terrible Beauty' at the Town Hall Theatre
Thursday, April 17, 2008
John Brady at The Dock and Norman Villa Galleries
John is part of our Artspace Studios collective and is taking part in two exhibitions at the moment.
1. Gigantic Cart
The artist will build, on site, an enormous cart using railroad sleepers and a chainsaw. When finished, the cart will be placed beside the pillar in the front courtyard of The Dock. The cart will be a site for the stacking of everyday objects, which will change periodically, and for which the artist is open to suggestions from the public.
This exhibition can be viewed from Saturday 05th April - Saturday 17th May from 10am - 6pm daily. Admission is free. The Dock is situated in St. George's Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
2. John is also involved in Y.G.A 2 in Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, Galway with Maeve Curtis and Angela O’Brien. Exhibit will be on view until 26th of April, Wednesday to Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Juliette de la Mer at the Custom House Studios
Juliette is a current Artspace Studio artist who believes that a chance movement during the making of her work or a change in temperature can totally alter it and that it is this unpredictable element that adds to the excitement of each piece’s creation.
Juliette invites you to view her work at The Custom House Studios gallery which will be available to view until the 4th of May 2008. The Gallery is located on The Quay, Westport, Co.Mayo. For further information please contact 098 28735.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
ARTSPACE STUDIOS are celebrating their 21st Anniversary with a major Exhibition during the Galway Arts Festival 2007.
The exhibition will showcase the work of the 60+ artists who have been associated with the Studios over the past 21 years.
The exhibition, ARTSPACE 21, will take place in Galway Technical Institute, Fr. Griffin Rd., Galway, from 16th – 29th July 2007.
"Bedsittingroom (Red Carpet)", Dave Holland "Chloasma 1", Erwann Tirilly
"Cable Car ", Dave Smith "West on Track?! (Gort 2007)", Joanne Hynes
"Intersection II", Kevin Mooney
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Ben Geoghegan and John Brady exhibit in Artspace Studios
"Buzz" and "Cloud"
"Descent from the Cross" and "To title or not to title, that is the title"
Ben Geoghegan and John Brady, two current Artspace Studios artists recently held an open studio event/ exhibition "Two artists try to take over the world" with various site specific interventions sited throughout the studios. Jelly beans and wine were provided!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Artspace Studios Exhibition will take place during the Galway Arts Festival 17-30 July
Artspace Studios is pleased to announce the opening of “Chimera” an eclectic exhibition of painting, print, multi-media, installations, and live performance art, featuring the work of their 27 current resident artists, providing the perfect opportunity to view a showcase of Galway’s most exciting contemporary visual artists alongside some of its more established ones. Artspace Studios is Galway’s longest established studio group, supporting the work of professional emerging and established artists for over twenty years. Artspace artists are regular exhibitors and award winners in a wide variety of national and international shows; this exhibition includes the work of the winners of the Claremorris Open 2005 and 2004 and several participants of Eva 2006 and the RHA Summer Shows. Artspace are honoured to have Maurice Foley to officially open the exhibition on Saturday 22nd July at 1.00pm. Maurice Foley is the Deputy Chair of the Arts Council, former Chairman of the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and an avid collector and patron of the arts in Ireland for over 30 years.
The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday 18th July and continues until 30th July.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Aideen Barry Performs in the National Sculpture Factory, Cork
Aideen Barry will perform her Wheel performance "Whatgoesaroundcomesaround"
in the National Sculpture Factory in Cork on Thursday 20th of April 2006 at 13.00hrs as a part of the new residencies launch at the factory. Admission is free. Barry is dedicating the performance to the memory of Malcolm Ryan who worked with her on the creation of the wheel for the 2005 European Capital of Culture.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Solo Exhibition of New Work by Artspace Director Catherine O' Leanachain opens in the Norman Villa Gallery 13th April
A solo exhibition of new paintings “Night and Day” by Catherine O’Leanachain the Director of Artspace Studios opens in the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, Galway on 13th April at 6.00 pm.
The guest speaker is Hilary Morley the Creative Project Manager .
The exhibition addresses the dual nature of the West of Ireland Landscape, the intimacy of the land, field, rocks, sheltering trees and the residue of human presence versus the majesty of its natural elements, the wild winter sea the rolling howling winds, the changing moods of the grey skies. O’Leananchain intuitively deals with her subject in a symbolic manner bordering on abstraction utilising natural materials like twigs and bog grass to draw with pigments, inks and oils as a cathartic link between past, present and future.
Exhibition continues until 29th April. For more information please contact: Norman Villa Gallery Tel:091 521131 Email: email@example.com Web: www.normanvillagallery.com
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Artspace Have Expanded into New premises
Artspace have expanded their premises into the neighboring unit in Addley Park, Liosban Industrial Estate. This has allowed us to facilitate and extra fourteen artists including the artists group 'Enso' from March 1st. Their details will updated into the site over the coming weeks.We would like to take this oppurtunity to welcome all the new artists into the Artspace Studios.
Sunday, January 26, 2003
Open Days During Tulca 2003