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