Ciall 2011

Ciall 2011
Seán Ó Flaithearta, Winning piece. Fishermans Jumper, Food of the Poor.
Dinny Mc Ginley, Bernadette Cotter (judge), Maireid Ní Mhaonaigh, Angie Shanahan (Judges Award) Seán Ó Flaithearta (Overall Prize Winner), Geraldine O Reilly (Judges Award), Daithi Alcorn , Eileen Burgess.
Visual Artists Open Submission Exhibition – Ciall 2011

Overall Prizewinner €5,000 – Seán Ó Flaithearta
2 Judge's Prizewinners €1,000 - Geraldine O'Reilly and Angie Shanahan

Ciall translates as ‘sense’.

To quote Theo Dorgan from his book ‘Sailing for Home’ the speaking of Irish ‘forces us out of the language set of the boat. Irish has become an escape for Simon and me into a wider world’.

In this sense, together they felt they were the smallest Gaeltacht in the world which took them beyond the notion of a small island nation. Furthermore, it provides them with a different way of seeing, experiencing and understanding the world. An Gailearaí, Donegal, invites visual artists throughout Ireland to respond to the above and to consider the following:

Ciall 2011 Selected Artists - Marvin Baldemor, Patrick Barry, Geraldine Behan, Leo Boner, Ursula Burke, Gillian Kelly Campden, Grace Campion, Monica de Bath, Dónal de Buitléir, Michael Doherty, Nora Duffy, Brian Gallagher, Susan Hughes, Abi Joffe, Ferdia Maglochlainn, Aodán McArdle, Maura McGlynn, Deirdre McKenna, Margo McNulty, Joan Murray, Bairbre Ní Chathasaigh, Caitlín Ní Ghallachoir, Seoirse ó Dochartaigh, Seán Ó Flaithearta, Geraldine O'Reilly, Caroline Patten, Helen Quill, Angie Shanahan, Colm Sweeny, Sandra Turley, Helene Willems Bögels.