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The Coronas in welcome return to Arts Festival

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A group who sold out the Big Top at the Galway Arts Festival two years ago, The Coronas, are on their way back to the city for a gig at the Fisheries Field on Saturday, July 19, next.

Galway Arts Festival and the Roisin Dubh announced this week that The Coronas will be joined by up-and-coming young Irish band Walking on Cars at the Festival Big Top this summer.

With a new album in production and sold-out live shows in Ireland and the UK in 2013, the rise of The Coronas has been quite staggering.

Winners of a prestigious Meteor Best Album Award in 2010, despite competition from the likes of U2 and Snow Patrol, The Coronas have become the biggest-selling independent group in Ireland.

Their three albums to date, including their most recent release, the hugely popular, Closer to You, have earned them a loyal following.

The Coronas performed one of the most memorable concerts at the Festival Big Top 2012, and make a welcome return to the Galway stage for this year’s Arts Festival, which had already confirmed a headlining show by The National some months ago.

Walking On Cars have not been long on the road, but they gained a huge fan base and extensive radio play initially through their infectiously melodic debut single Catch Me If You Can which stayed in the Irish Charts for over 20 weeks, gaining the number No.1 spot on the iTunes chart.

The band’s second single Two Stones enjoyed similar popularity and despite being relatively new on the scene they have notched up an impressive array of live shows from The Academy to Other Voices and a plethora of festival gigs in 2013.

With their debut EP As We Fly South produced by Tom McFall (REM, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Editors) Walking on Cars, creating a beautiful sound, are one of the most unique and original bands to emerge on the Irish music scene for some time.

• Tickets are priced at €35 and are now on sale from galwayartsfestival.com, roisindubh.net, ticketmaster.ie and from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Tickets can also be bought in person at the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway and OMG, Shop Street, Galway.  Phone bookings can be made with Ticketmaster on 0818 719300 and 00353 1456 9569 for international customers and OMG on 091 509660.

 

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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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