Friday, 14 June 2013

Too Many Dinner Parties at The Shed and 126 Artist-led Gallery June 27th to July 21st


Too Many Dinner Parties is a series of exhibitions and events involving three curatorial projects by PS² (Belfast), Economic Thought Projects (Galway) and Paul Hallahan (formely SOMA Contemporary, Waterford). These events and exhibitions take place over Summer and Autumn 2013 in The Shed, 126 Artist-led Gallery and various locations in Galway City. The work produced in this exhibition focuses specifically on participatory art and collaborative engagements. Engage studio members, national artists, disparate groups and people from different cities and communities were invited to respond to one-of-a-kind curatorial programme. Too Many Dinner Parties is an Engage Studios Project that has been generously funded by The Arts Council of Ireland through the Visual Art Project Award and is coordinated by Engage Studio members Shelly McDonnell, Carol Anne Connolly and Vicky Smith. It is is kindly facilitated by The Galway Harbour Company and Adapt Galway. Adapt Galway is a coalition of visual arts organizations working together to create a united vision for the arts in Galway.

http://engageartstudios.com/
http://www.pssquared.org/index.php
http://economicthoughtprojects.blogspot.ie/
www.fuck-shit-piss.com
www.paulhallahan.com
www.somacontemporary.com
http://theshedgalway.blogspot.ie/
www.126.ie
http://puredesigns.ie/

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Adapt Fundraiser at The Harbour Hotel, June 6th at 9pm!



Come one Come all....

Adapt Galway Fundraiser | The Harbour Hotel | June 6th |9pm. Music by The Hardcore Priests of Yemen, My Fellow Sponges and DJ’s DELETIA and FEED ME WEIRD THINGS, admission only 5 yo yo’s on the door! Proceeds on the night will go toward Adapt Galway @ The Shed.

Adapt Galway took up residency at The Shed located on the Centre Pier of Galway Harbour in April 2012 with the generous support of The Galway Harbour Company. Over a year on and it is going from strength to strength. The organization has hosted four workspace projects and seven exhibitions with almost 5,000 visitors coming through its doors!

The Shed has ultimately become a site for experimentation – for making, exhibiting and performing. The programme consists of an almost non-stop, year-round schedule of events and has included the works of some truly innovative local, national and international artists and curators.

Adapt Galway @ The Shed is determined to continue supporting artists in this city and thrives to provide a unique platform for artists to showcase their talents at a local and national level, it is entirely run by unpaid volunteers, from local visual art organizations and does not receive any state or local funding, YET! This is why we would appreciate your continued support, so please come by to The Harbour Hotel on June 6th!

Prior to the fundraiser, opening @ The Shed, 7pm, the exhibition 22˚AT THE DOCKS presenting work by third year students from the Ceramic & Sculpture Departments at The Centre for Creative Arts & Media, GMIT. After Party @ The Harbour Hotel!







Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Angry Hammers Present LET THERE BE @ The Shed


  • LET THERE BE
    Preview Friday May 24 | The Shed | 8pm
    Runs until Tuesday May 28th
    1 - 6pm Daily

    "Only fullness leads to clarity
    And truth lies in the abyss"
    Friedrich Schiller

    "Roadrunner, roadrunner
    Going faster miles an hour
    Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
    With the radio on"
    Roadrunner, The Modern Lovers

    Artist collective Angry Hammers present 'Let There Be' a new multi media installation in The Shed exhibition space in the Galway Docks. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday the 24th of May at 8pm and runs daily, 1 - 6pm through to Tuesday May 28th.

    'Let There Be' stems from a common bond shared by every member of Angry Hammers, the fact that each member’s parents owned a Fiat 127. Reacting to this they have created an immersive multi-media installation that explores physics and science fiction within the context of 20th century pop culture references to cars and the freedom they represent. 'Let There Be' responds to The Shed’s look and location, a large corrugated steel warehouse flanked by a working docks and a scrapheap, transforming the venue into a sinister place that falls somewhere between a laboratory and a film set. Angry Hammers will create a new vehicle; the Fiat 137, a car of potential, the car of the past, present and future in an effort to explore the ideas of escape and freedom that cars represent.

    The installation is particularly inspired by ‘Cargo Cults’. These religions popped up in the Pacific Islands after World War II when natives built bamboo radio towers and landing strips hoping to lure back the American planes that overflowed with cargo while the islands were occupied during the conflict. The handmade sets were created in an effort to re-enact or revise the past in order to assert control over the present and future. Taking this source, Angry Hammers have added more contemporary references to physics, science fiction and psychology, particularly the concept of the multiverse and the mysteries surrounding the number 137. The prime number 137 directly references the Golden Circle, a symbol of perfection and balance that holds importance in science, religion and mysticism. Much like the Cargo Cults attempted to recreate a nostalgic time through reenactment, Angry Hammers have remade the Fiat 127 into the Fiat 137 in an attempt to revisit the seemingly simpler and more perfect past. The above quotes reflect these themes found in the show, the first being a favourite quote of pioneering physicist Niels Bohr and the second, lyrics from one of the best songs about driving and listening to rock and roll.

    Angry Hammers is the moniker for a number of contemporary artists who collaborate together on unique exhibition opportunities. We use improvisational techniques to create ambitious, challenging, experimental and playful work that embraces the unforeseen. Angry Hammers take their inspiration from the Bertolt Brecht quote "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it”.

    Kindly supported by Galway City Council, Adapt Galway and The Galway Harbour Company.
















Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Images from the exhibition: 'If you cut through the present the future leaks out' presented by Expanded Draught, March 2013



'If you cut through the present the future leaks out'
presented by Expanded Draught @ The Shed, March 2013

expandeddraught@gmail.com

Exhibiting Artists:
Kit French Virginia, USA.
Cyril Briscoe, Galway Ireland.
Joanne Dolan, Galway, Ireland.
Danielle Burns, Tennessee, USA.
Lindsey Maestri, Arkansas, USA.
Tyler Mackie, Oregon, USA.
Alwyn Reville, Galway, Ireland.
Cody Arnall, Okalhoma, USA.
Hannah, M. Sanders, Georgia, USA
Kyle J. Bauer, Maryland, USA.
SCANALYSER
Megan Singleton, Missouri, USA
Suzanne Dolan, Galway, Ireland.
Allison Regan, Galway Ireland.
Jacob Hauck, Missouri, USA.
Yoojeung Park, Seoul, South Korea
David Carpenter, Arkansas, USA.
Dave Callan, Galway, Ireland.
Ian Harte, Dublin Ireland.


 Photo Credit: Brendan Goode



 Photo Credit, Allison Regan





Monday, 8 April 2013

LORG PRESENTS....


Lorg Presents... An Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking



Thursday April 11th // 7-9pm // The Shed 






Lorg Presents...brings together works by over 16 national and international artists working in a variety of contemporary print media, spanning from traditional printmaking, sculptural works, photography, collage and book art.

Anastasia Artemeva | Fiona Burke | Ramona Burke | Tom O'Dea | Stefanie Dykes | Dominic Fee | Aoibheann Greenan | Fiona Kelly | Lynne O' Loughlin | Alicia Lydon | Sumi Perera | Tim O'Neil | Paul Maye | Matthew Quain | Dolores De Sade | GMIT Printmaking Students

Contributing artists have responded to ideas of the dialogue between the production and consumption of information, focusing on the subjectivity of data and culturally adopted conventions.



Exhibition dates: April 11th - 27th
Opening times: Tuesday- Saturday, 12-6pm, or by appointment.
Lorg Printmakers

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A Year on … Adapt Galway @ The Shed





A Year on … Adapt Galway @ The Shed



When you hear the words docks, harbour and shed what is the one image that springs to mind? Art? maybe not a few years ago, but since the launch of The Shed by Adapt Galway a year ago this April, Galway Harbour is now a hive of creative activity.

Adapt Galway took up residency at The Shed in April, 2012, facilitated by the generous support of the Galway Harbour Company and Galway City Arts Office. A year on and it is going from strength to strength. The Shed has ultimately become a site for experimentation – for making, exhibiting and performing. The programme consists of an almost non-stop, year-round schedule of events and has, over the year included the works of some truly innovative local, national and international artists.

There are some extraordinary things happening in art in this city and Adapt @ The Shed is determined to continue supporting this. Adapt and The Shed is and continues to be, entirely run by unpaid volunteers and thrives to provide a unique platform for local artists to showcase their talents at a local and national level. Adapt also hopes to highlight the great potential of such vacant spaces around the city and how they could be used in the future.

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing our residency at The Shed for another year! We are currently finalizing our programme for 2013/2014, so watch this space for updates and news! 

The very successful exhibition If you Cut Through the Present the Future Leaks Out" presented by the international collective Expanded Draught just ended. Lorg Printmakers are the next Galway based organization to take over The Shed, opening Thursday April 11th at 7pm.  Presenting An Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking: Lorg Presents… 
bringing together works by over 16 national and international artists working in a variety of contemporary print media, spanning from traditional printmaking, sculptural works, photography, collage and book art.

Featured artists include:

Anastasia Artemava | Fiona Burke | Ramona Burke | Tom O'Dea | Stefanie  Dykes | Dominic Fee | Aoibheann Greenan | Fiona Kelly | Lynne O' Loughlin | Alicia Lydon | Sumi Perera | Tim O'Neil | Paul Maye | Matthew Quain | Dolores De Sade | GMIT Printmaking Students
Please show your support and join us for the opening April 11th at 7pm
Adapt Galway is a coalition of visual arts organizations. These groups are working together to create a united vision for the visual arts in Galway.
Adapt Galway is comprised of representatives from and supported by Engage Art Studios, 126 Artist-Run Gallery, The Loft, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers, Artspace, The Forge, The Kitchen Table Collective, MOVE, Expanded Draught, Angry Hammers, TULCA and welcomes the support of other interested organization involved with visual arts in Galway.
theshedgalway.blogspot.com, adaptgalway@gmail.com

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Expanded Draught @ The Shed




 Opening reception @ 7 p.m. March 9th. The Shed. Galway Harbour 

Each member of the collective will present work they have created under the theme;

"If you cut through the present the Future leaks out".



Artists exhibiting:

Alwyn Revill, Galway
Joanne Dolan, Galway
SCANALYSER™
Kit French,Virginia
Allison Regan, Galway
Dave Callan,Galway
David Carpenter, Arkansas
Tyler Mackie, Oregon
Cody Arnall, Oklahoma
Ferg Flannery, Galway
Suzanne Dolan, Galway
Cyril Briscoe, Galway
Yoojeung Park, S.Korea
Kyle Bauer, Maryland
Jacob Hauck, Missouri
Megan Singleton,Missouri
Hannah March Sanders, Georgia
Danielle Burns, Tennesse
Lindsey Maestri, Kentucky
Ian Hart, Dublin

Expanded Draught is an international artist collective founded in Galway city in 2006. From Galway it has expanded, to Dublin, England, Canada, Korea, America: Maryland, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Ohio, New york, Colorado, Tennessee, Oregon, and Georgia. They have exhibited collaboratively in both America and Ireland; the aim is to continue and expand further afield. Commitment to support visual artists in the creation of high quality dynamic art works is at the fore.  The collective promote collaboration and the sharing of information, skills and knowledge through the facilitation of workshops, talks, discussions and exhibitions.

Expanded Draught aspire to create a platform for diverse artists to showcase their work and form relationships with artists from various countries around the world, creating large scale individual /collaborative works, interactive and inclusive projects using both unconventional and conventional spaces.


This show has been Kindly Sponsored By:

Bierhaus
The Roisin Dubh
Gym Repair Galway
Studio Say Do 


And facilitated by the generous support of Adapt Galway and The Galway Harbour Company 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Adapt Galway --> First Exhibition of 2013!





 @ The Shed

We are back ...  now that the weather is getting warmer Adapt Galway are ready to host our first exhibition of 2013 @ The Shed ----> Starting March 9th Expanded Draught international artist collective will present an exhibition under the theme of when you cut through the present the future will leak out.


 Opening reception @ 7 p.m. March 9th. The Shed. Galway Harbour