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Dath an Dóchais exhibition

Dath an Dóchais exhibition

A very special exhibition which celebrates 40 years of support for visual arts in the Gaeltacht opens in the gallery at Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne, Inis Oirr, tomorrow (Friday, August 5, 8.30pm). Údaras na Gaeltachta, in partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta, is delighted to celebrate Gaeltacht visual artists by bringing ‘Dath an Dóchais’ to the...

Prodigal Son Mick returns to Inis Oirr

Prodigal Son Mick returns to Inis Oirr

By Ciaran Tierney Not many 70-year old Irish people wear purple suits. Then again, not many 70-year old Irish artists have staged major exhibitions as far afield as Africa, India, South Korea, and Australia during the course of their careers. For a man who has sampled the joys of indigenous cultures all across the world,...

Old Aran in Colour

Old Aran in Colour

(July to September 2022) Visitors to Inis Oirr are in for a special treat this summer when Áras Éanna hosts an outdoor exhibition of colourised old photos from the three Aran Islands. Based on the success of the books ‘Old Ireland in Colour’, NUI Galway academics and co-authors John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley are bringing...

Nowhere to Hide at Sea

Nowhere to Hide at Sea

One of Ireland’s most famous expressionist artists, Mick Mulcahy, will unveil a retrospective of his work – and new paintings from a recent residency on Inis Oirr – in the Áras Éanna art gallery from Friday July 8, to Sunday, July 31. Mulcahy was the first artist ever to hold an exhibition in the building...

Curacha – the exhibition that inspired

Curacha – the exhibition that inspired

By Ciaran Tierney It was the exhibition which captured the imagination of thousands of visitors to Inis Oirr last summer and now you can celebrate it with a superb new colour poster which has gone on sale online. Áras Éanna has teamed up with Charlie Byrne’s bookshop in Galway City to sell copies of the...

A whole new take on ‘Happy Days’

A whole new take on ‘Happy Days’

The spactacular landscape at the back of Inis Oirr provides the setting for the first ever run of an Irish language version of ‘Happy Days’ by Samuel Beckett as part of the Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) next week. Director Sarah Jane Scaife has had a passion for both Inis Oirr and the works of...

Carrying the Songs

Carrying the Songs

Imagine starting a story on the Aran Islands and bringing it all the way to Istanbul in Turkey, via more than 400 people, 50 languages, and 29 countries. This elaborate game of ‘Chinese Whispers’ forms the basis of the ‘Carrying the Songs’ exhibition which runs at Aras Eanna in the Summer of 2021. The story...

August 2019: Margot Quinn

August 2019: Margot Quinn

Official Opening Fri 2nd August. A representative of Margot’s work which is about the ordinary everyday and can be anything from a pile of washing up to some bizarre models or a newspaper headline. Margot is an Irish visual artist based in Co Leitrim. She completed a fine Art degree in London Guildhall university in...

July 2019: Macnas Associate Artists An Criú 2

July 2019: Macnas Associate Artists An Criú 2

An Criú 2 is an exhibition of theme-less, aim-less, point-less cross-disciplinary artwork; sculpture and painting, video and sound, big things and small things, inside and outside, síos ann agus suas an seo at Aras Éanna and around the island of Inis Oírr. The work is created by over 25 artists who usually work with Galway-based street performance and spectacle...

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