Galway - Galway City

Hope It Rains

Drowned Galway, self-directed walking tour with audio commentary


Take a self-guided walking tour, with audio commentary, of the Drowned Galway exhibition. Find yourself immersed in a near-future Galway, where the abnormal has become normal, and floods and sea level rising have transformed the city.

Hanging on building facades, in shop windows and car-parks, large-scale photomontages by Joe Lee feature Galwegians in designs by Arran Murphy, Ríonach Ní Néill, Deirdre Kennedy and Emily Ní Bhroin and visualise how we might cope with this enormous and imminent change. 

Audio commentary by project director RĂ­onach NĂ­ NĂ©ill, the artists and climate activists Brendan Speedie Smith and Alistair McKinstrey give insights into the artists’ processes and address the impact of sea-level rising in Galway.

How close does the future have to come before we care enough to act? 

A Hope it Rains | Soineann nĂł Doineann project, commissioned by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

The photomontages hang in 5 locations in Salthill and Galway city centre.

Time: Any Timepm - Any Timepm

Genres: Tour / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Galway City


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