Áras Éanna is delighted to announce an open call for artists to apply for residencies for 2024. Áras Éanna is the most westerly arts centre in Europe, located on the small Gaeltacht island of Inis OÍrr in Co Galway. The centre supports artists through its Artist in Residence programme. We offer artists the time and...
Accidental islander Pat has a magical music mix
By Ciaran Tierney When a musical friend invited guitarist Pat Quinn to come to Inis Oirr to play a few tunes over a weekend in June 2001, little did the County Longford native imagine that the windswept island on the Wild Atlantic Way would become his permanent home. Pat had such good fun playing three...
Cormac Coyne ‘Inis Oírr in Lockdown’
Exhibition of Photographs taken during the Coronavirus lockdown on Inis Oirr
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
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...
June 2019: Mick O’Dea ‘Landscapes’
Official opening by cartoonist Tom Mathews – Sat 8th June. Best known as a painter of portraits and historical subjects, O’Dea is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited internationally. He will exhibit selected works for the month of June before he returns to Áras Éanna as September’s Artist in Residence.
June 2019: Sarah Searson
June resident Sarah Searson is director of The Dock, in Carrick-on-Shannon. She was inaugural Head of the Centre for Creative Arts and Media at GMIT.
May 2019: Inis Oírr Artists
A selection of works from the Inis Oírr Winter Art Workshops.
May 2019: Kate Boschetti & Liam Wilson, “Place & Identity”
Contemporary jugglers Kate Boschetti and Liam Wilson met through the project Dodai, a juggling, dance and theatre experiment directed by the German juggler Stefan Sing (Critical Mess).