Ealaion At Lunasa

Galway Arts Centre, University Hospital Galway and Galway City Museum present ‘Ealaíon At Lunasa’

Opening reception Thursday 30th July 2009:

5pm University Hospital Galway - 6pm Galway City Museum - 7pm Galway Arts Centre

Galway Arts Centre, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust & Galway City Museum have joined together to produce a large scale exhibition of Galway artists over 3 venues. Opening on the 30th, audiences will experience 3 large and diverse exhibitions, including painting, print, sculpture, drawing and video. All three exhibitions will run through August until the 29th.

It is unusual to open anything arts related in August, everyone is either on holidays or at least in the holiday spirit. The Galway Races are also a major thing that we associate with the summer. However this year a lot more people are choosing to either stay in Galway or to come here on holidays. In the current climate we felt it was necessary to offer the people of this town something that is free and suitable for everyone, whether they know a lot or nothing about art, there is something for everybody.

The diverse exhibition includes work by established artists such as Siobán Piercy, Declan Holloway, Seán Ó Flaithearta and Joan hogan and also includes emerging artists Maravillas Sola Lopez, Jennifer Cunningham and Eimearjean McCormack. The exhibition celebrates the enormous amount of talent in Galway City and County, and while it is not representative of all the artists living and working in Galway, it does show that there is a wide array of work being made at the moment.

So come along on the 30th July, starting in the University Hospital at 5pm, and celebrate our city of culture. The celebrations will then continue to the Museum at 6pm, before finally finishing up in Galway Arts Centre at 7pm. All are welcome and people of all ages are encouraged to come.

For more information please go to www.galwayartscentre.ie or contact GAC on 091 565886

Artists: Galway City Museum: Christina Mullan, Joe hogan, Triona Mac Giolla Ri, Suzannah Vaughan, Declan Holloway, Joan Hogan, Hiroto Hakamada, Sean O Flaithearta, Margaret Nolan, Kathleen Furey, Norma Maher.

University Hospital, Galway: Lilian Ingram, Trion Mac Giolla Ri, Cecilia Danell, Eithna Joyce, Leah Beggs, Lorna Mooney, Lynda Reynolds, Majella Dowdican, David Fox, Patricia Lambert, Ruth Le Gear, Siobán Piercy, Brid Egan, Jennifer Cunningham, Eimearjean McCormack, Leah Beggs.

Galway Arts Centre: Lisa Sweeney, Maev Lenaghan, Cecilia Danell, Grace Mitchell, Jane Queally, Mara Sola Lopez, Pat Byrne, Tadhg O Currin, Gráinne McHale, Jennifer Cunningham, Charlotte Kelly, David Finn, Declan Holloway, Edith Pieperhoff, Karena Ryan, Kevin Mooney, Lisa O’Donnell