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Communities gather to celebrate Culture Night

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Over 100 events are taking place around Galway City and County as part of the annual Culture Night, which will be celebrated on September 20.

In Oranmore the Active in Age Group and Respond Housing Association are jointly hosting a batik workshop and film screening in the Respond Old Convent Building, while the Galway artist group Akin are displaying their work in the 15th century Oranmore Castle.  Reflecting the diversity that exists in the county, Oranmore’s Afro-Renaissance group will host an intercultural dance and music event in the Maree Community Hall.

In Athenry Michael Loftus, Tom Ward and Máire Greaney Daly will be in the town’s library at 6.30pm, revisiting old poetic favourites and discovering new treats as they share the pleasure poetry gives them

At 7pm the Athenry Heritage Centre will present an evening of heritage and culture with local historian, Ronan Killeen and a film presentation from fifth class students in Athenry Boys School. Culture Night in Athenry will conclude with Concertos by Candlelight at 8pm in Athenry Castle where selected movements from popular concertos will be performed by students and staff of Athenry Music School. This promises to be an atmospheric and magical performance in a wonderful setting.

Portumna has been awarded the title of County Galway Village of Culture 2013-14 for its line up of events involving the whole community. Details of the Portumna Culture Night activities, which are taking places as part of this year’s Shorelines Festival, can be seen in the front page of the Connacht Tribune Lifestyle section.

Clarinbridge Culture Night kicks off from 3pm in the village’s parish hall, with exhibitions showcasing art, local historic pieces, craft and videos. From 4pm there will be a pop-up café, a drama group session, a history talk of the parish hall and some readings. The Galway Ensemble in Residence, ConTempo Quartet will be performing there at 9pm and Culture Night will wrap with some traditional Irish music.

West of the county some Culture Night highlights include events in Clifden and on Inishlacken and Inisbofin Islands.

Weather permitting, members of the public are invited to a day on Inishlacken Island from 2pm where there will be an exhibition featuring the work of the Inishlacken Project artists in residence. Soul landscape/Presiding Spirits includes work by Mick O’Dea, Margaret Irwin, Pearl Kinnear, Caroline Wright, Kathleen Furey, Eamon Colman,  Joseph McWilliams, Catherine McWilliams, Simon McWilliams, Gavin Lavelle, Jennifer Cunningham, Helen McDonnell, Rosie McGurran, Susan McKeever, Leonie King, Deborah Watkins, Catherine Gaston, Jay Murphy and Gerard Dillon. The exhibition will open with a traditional music session and poetry reading by Belfast poet Maria McManus.

In Clifden, the Tullyvoheen Residents’ Association and St Joseph’s Court Residents Association are hosting a Culture at the Courtyard afternoon from 4-8pm in the Courtyard of the Station House Hotel (weather permitting), showcasing traditions such as music, song, dance, art, crafts and traditional crafts.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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Ceramic artist who found her creative home in Galway

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Tatiana Dobos...creative space in Galway.

A ceramic artist who made her home in Galway a decade ago is one of twelve creative pioneers to feature in a new series of abstract short films available for viewing on the TG4 Player.

Samhlú Croí Cruthaitheach is a season of twelve commissioned abstract short films featuring artists and creatives – among them Moldovan born Galway-based ceramic artist Tatiana Dobos.

Tatiana was born in 1982 in Bujor, and studied all kinds of ‘numbers’ till she was 27, when she discovered clay accidentally while doing sculpture in an art studio.

She describes it as being like arriving home for the first time. She had to quit my job, erase everything she studied and start her forever journey with clay which, since then, is a constant learning and discovering process.

She came to Ireland in 2010, and Galway felt like home from the first walk on its streets.

“Ten years later I can say that Galway is the true and only home to me,” she says.

“My studio is located in Knocknacarra, very close to the sea where I cycle almost every day for refreshing swims, and also close to Barna Woods, a place for reflection and reconnection. It feels really inspiring to be so close to Connemara and Burren, places that invite to rediscovering oneself,” she adds.

From her little studio, Tatiana creates ceramic artworks inspired by human emotions.

She seeks to materialize in her works the mechanisms of the inner battles, at the same time exploring the anatomy of the aftermath.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Land, Sea and Mind at heart of Kinvara show

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Some of the works from a new exhibition by Patrick Kenneally, set for the KAVA Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara

An exhibition of new work by artist Patrick Kenneally opens at the KAVA Courthouse Gallery in Kinvara, on Saturday week and runs until Sunday, August 8, from 10am to 4pm daily.

Of Land, Sea and Mind is a new series of oil paintings by the artist which is inspired by the mind’s adaptation and reaction to the restrictions placed on the mind and body by lockdowns over the past year.

“As an artist, being in and with the landscape is a vital stimulation for the creative process. You listen to the silence and vastness of the Burren. You take in the salty air of the Atlantic breeze,” he explained.

“The mind, without the direct stimulation of the environment you are so used to being in, will stitch you a new patchwork of colours, compositions and perspectives based on memory, thoughts and feelings. These “mindscapes” allow me to revisit the places that are restricted to me,” he added.

The paintings are a reflection of the self in isolation; a boat on the horizon, a windswept tree in the Burren, a single cloud in the sky, a rolling wave. The self is not present in the landscape but is present with the landscape.

 

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Galway-made box office hit returns home to Film Fleadh

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Galway hit…a scene from Two by Two Overboard!

A Galway-made animation movie which outshone the big-budget studios at the box office is making a homecoming of sorts this weekend – in the open air.

Two by Two Overboard!, produced in Galway by Moetion Films, was the number one film at the UK box office in November 2020.

The film has also proved a big hit at home with top three spots in all Irish cinema during Christmas 2020.

This weekend, Galway audiences will be treated to a special showing during the Galway Film Fleadh on Saturday at noon, in the specially constructed open-air cinema located in Father Burke Park.

Distributed by eOne Entertainment, the film opened in multiple locations across the UK in late October 2020 – but now as restrictions ease, it is set for release in France, Spain, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Estonia and elsehwere.

Made in 3D animation, the film tells the story of young Nestrian Finny and his best mate Leah, a Grymp, who accidently fall off Noah’s ark and are swept out to sea.

Adrift on a flood, the two misfit castaways struggle to reunite an unorthodox family, out-run a volcano, and negotiate a peace deal on a creaking Ark.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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