Tom McLean with his painting, The Art of Love and Work, for which he won the Screaming Pope Prize.

Patience and talent bring rewards for artist Tom

Galway-based artist and graduate of GMIT’s Centre for the Creative Arts and Media, Tom McLean has won the Screaming Pope Prize V1 at the K-FEST arts event in Killorglin, County Kerry. Tom was awarded...
The Politicians, an embroidery sculpture by Ursula Burke.

Arts Centre show explores issue of social insecurity

The Precariat by Belfast-based artist Ursula Burke is running at the city’s Galway Arts Centre until early July, In this exhibition, which has previously been shown at Dublin’s RHA Gallery and the Dock Arts Centre...
The restored pre-Famine cottages at Cnoc Suain in Spiddal.

Restored Connemara hill-village launches Kickstarter campaign

Cnoc Suain Cultural and Creative Retreat in Spiddal, a restored Conemara hill-village that aims to bring people close to nature, biodiversity and Irish culture, has won many awards and accolades since husband and wife...
Gerry Carthy, one of the founder member of Galway City's Crane Sessions, is now based in Santa Fe in the USA.

Musical stalwart returns for Ballinasloe show

Mayo-born musician and singer, Gerry Carthy, who now lives in the USA, will perform at Ballinasloe’s Pillar House folk club on Thursday next, June 20, while legendary blues-man Don Baker will make his first...
Just the Roisin Dubh this Friday night

Ethereal electronic five-piece can clearly cut the mustard

Groove Tube with Cian O’Connell There’s something about the ethereal, electronic dream-pop of Dundalk five-piece Just Mustard that makes the group’s sound seem both welcoming and abrasive. Falling under the bracket of ‘shoegaze’ music, the...
Artist Marja van Kampen in her studio surrounded by work for her latest show, Recollections in Harmony and Colour.

Marja returns to Galway for new show at Kenny Gallery

Arts Week with Judy Murphy “Accomplished and courageous”, is how novelist Nuala O’Connor has described the work of Dutch-born, Irish-based artist Marja van Kampen. The Ballinasloe author of the critically acclaimed Becoming Belle was speaking as...


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