Galway Arts Festival Takes Flight

A festival garden created at Eyre Square will be the destination for many as the location gets geared up for a line up of events that will amaze. A fringe program that is set to delight is in the pipeline and will include comedy, visual art, music, film, and children’s events. The highlight of this program is a masquerade ball and the awards ceremony, which takes place on the 29th July, 2018. The highlight of the event for many and a heartbreaking scene for others is the destruction of the displays following the close. The Arts Festival ends on the 29th, but you can enjoy the fringe program until the 30th of July. Brace yourself as more than 700 artists and performers from every corner of the world are gearing up to take over the city.

Art That Speaks

As the curtains closed on the Galway Film Fleadh on Sunday, the opening of the Mach’s exhibition at the Festival gallery opened. Catch a glimpse of South Africa through the production, The Fall, which is influenced by the controversy surrounding the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. Black Box Theater will have the honor of hosting the show. There is so much to see that you will be hard pressed when it comes to making decisions on what to do first.

Politics in Art

This is a strange combination yet one that has achieved major success. The “Art of Protests,” which opened in the Kenny Gallery on Saturday is phenomenal. The exhibition put on Ms. Corless displays work of art by a number of artists, each piece based on a political theme. While politics can be a somewhat sticky bone of contention, the art speaks more than words ever could. Open your eyes and mind to the possibilities that await you.