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Three Women by Bill Viola

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Three Women is part of the Transfigurations series, a group of works that reflect on the passage of time and the process by which a person’s inner being is transformed. The Sufi mystic Ibn al’ Arabi said, “The self is an ocean without a shore. Gazing upon it has no beginning or end…” Three Women expresses this profound vision of the eternal nature of human life.

Bill Viola is an internationally recognised artist. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, helping to greatly expand its scope in terms of technology, content and historical reach.

Pre-book your free ticket on giaf.ie The Festival Gallery has extended its opening hours to 9pm for Culture Night.

Time: 3pm - 9pm

Genres: Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Festival Gallery, William Street, Galway

Website: http://www.giaf.ie/festival/event/three-women-bill-viola

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Placing Home: Hidden Stories

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This online exhibition brings together photographs that resonate with the theme of home, and examines personal stories of displacement, migration and belonging. Central to Sarah Hickson’s photographic practice is an exploration of the relationship between people and place, and an intention to convey emotion and empathy through the lens.

This online exhibition refers back to Hickson’s remarkable show ‘Sounds Unseen’, presented at GIAF 2018, and her work-in-progress exhibition at GIAF 2019. It looks forward to a new body of work which Hickson is creating for GIAF 2021 with people who have experienced, or are living in, Direct Provision in Galway.

Time: Any Timepm - Any Timepm

Genres: Photography / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly

Website: http://www.giaf.ie/festival/event/placing-home-hidden-stories-1

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Night Cargo by Hughie O'Donoghue

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Considered one of the leading painters of his generation, O’Donoghue’s paintings frequently combine rich colours and textures, addressing a particular event or history. Night Cargo brings together a group of new and related paintings.

Hughie O’Donoghue has a long association with Galway International Arts Festival. His first exhibition with the Festival in 2006 was followed by major shows in 2011 and most recently in 2016, when GIAF commissioned the artist to create a major exhibition of new work, marking Ireland’s centenary celebrations: One Hundred Years and Four Quarters.

Galway International Arts Festival is committed to prioritising your health and safety. Entry to the Festival Gallery is free but ticketed to comply with public health guidelines. Maximum capacity  is 50. Pre-book your free ticket on giaf.ie The Festival Gallery has extended its opening hours to 9pm for Culture Night.

Please select a time slot at the using the Book Now button below. Time at the Festival Gallery is limited to 45 minutes. Your ticket allows entry to the Gallery to view both Hughie O’Donoghue and Bill Viola’s exhibitions. In line with HSE guidelines about face coverings in indoor settings, please wear a face mask in the Festival Gallery. For more details about planning your visit, please visit GIAF.ie

 

Time: 3pm - 9pm

Genres: Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Festival Gallery, William Street, Galway

Website: http://www.giaf.ie/festival/event/night-cargo-hughie-odonoghue

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Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard

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Mirror Pavilion was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival for Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020.

The Pavilion is a striking structure, with three sides and the roof clad in a highly reflective mirror and the fourth wall a high–resolution LED wall. This structure will host two new artworks: Corn Work and Leaf Work filmed in different locations, but both broadcast on the LED screen.

Mirror Pavilion is a response to the escalating climate crisis and fearlessly pushes the boundaries of digital art using simulation. Gerrard has taken digital technology usually employed by the commercial gaming industry to create virtual worlds that simulate extremely detailed and authentic landscapes. The characters and landscapes we see on the LED screen may look like video or film but they are not; they hover in what the artist describes as the ’slippery space’ between the realistic and the unreal.

These two astonishingly real virtual worlds are meticulously constructed by digital means by the artist, a team of modellers and programmers. This world unveiling will be a dazzling moment on the Irish landscape.

Time: Any Timepm - Any Timepm

Genres: Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Claddagh Quay, Galway

Website: http://www.giaf.ie/

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