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Dath an Dóchais exhibition
Friday August 5 - Tuesday September 13
An exhibition which celebrates 40 years of visual artists in the Gaeltacht will take place at Áras Éanna in August.
Údarás na Gaeltachta and Ealaín na Gaeltachta will celebrate 40 of the Gaeltacht’s visual artists in a superb exhibition which will take place on Inis Oirr from August 5 to September 13.
It marks 40 years of support for visual artist in the Gaeltacht region.
The exhibition, curated by Úna Campbell and the team at An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, will launch at the Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne gallery on August 5.
It celebrates the breadth and diversity of work being made by artists who live and work in the Gaeltacht, featuring the work of several generations of artists.
Widespread access to the arts has always been a priority for both Údarás na Gaeltachta and Ealaín na Gaeltachta through the past four decades.
“As a Gaeltacht community, we are deeply indebted to our artists. Imagine a life without their vision, without their dreams,” says Rónán Mac Con Iomaire of Údarás na Gaeltachta.
“They make the world aware of who we, as a Gaeltacht community, are and they also make us aware of who we are as a community. They nurture us as a community and, as a community, we are grateful for that.
“This exhibition provides, not only an insight into 40 years of Gaeltacht art, but also an insight into 40 years of Údarás na Gaeltachta and forty years of the community spirit which demanded the establishment of Údarás na Gaeltachta. That spirit still remains.”
Ealaín na Gaeltachta promotes the development of the contemporary and the traditional arts in the Gaeltacht and has been joint venture between Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council since 1997.
The 40 artists whose work will be exhibited as part of Dath an Dóchais are: Áine Ní Chíobháin Alannah Robbins Andrew Duggan Aoife Casby Bernadette Cotter Bob Quinn Brendan O’ Sullivan Brian Bourke
Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile Cathal McGinley Ceara Conway Ciara O’ Flynn Clare Langan Clare Cashman Danny Chóil Dan Ó Flatharta RIP Deirdre McKenna Donnacha Quilty Heidi Nguyen Helen Quill Ian Gordon Ian Joyce Katrina Quille Karol Mac Gairbheith Kevin McGee Lelia Ní Chathmhaoil Maria Simonds-Gooding Niall Naessens Nuala Ní Fhlathúin Róisín Ní Chionnfhaolaidh Sandra Landers Sarah Lewtas Pádraic Reaney Patsy Dan Rodgers RIP Ruairí Rodgers Seán Cathal Ó Coileáin Seán Ó Flaithearta
Tadhg McSweeney RIP Tomás Ó Cíobháin Úna Ní Shé Úna Quigley.