Earagail Arts Festival, 2009
We hosted a Visual Artists Ireland Info Clinic with their Western Representative Aideen Barry; conducted guided local artists studio tours and held the third annual Féile Soilsí Thoraí on Tory Island!
Féile Soilsí Thoraí - The Festival this year was a huge success once more - with the weather even keeping up its end of the bargain too!
Visitors and locals were treated to performances from Kila, Over & Out, The Clubmen, The Fanzini Brothers as well the rich cultural performers young and old from the Island itself. One of the highlights this year was an even bigger currach race than years before - won by brothers Josie and Seamus Doohan in the restored boat their grandfather handed down to them, and given their grandmother's name.
The festival received national press including a lovely article on the currach race appears in the Irish Times by Ruadhán MacCormaic.
An Gailearaí wishes to extend huge thanks to everyone who made this year's festival such a success; including...
The people of Tory
Paul, Celine & Edel & Earagail Arts Staff
Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Mary & Úna in the Café
Colm Joe & Staff
Jacqui & Jimmy
Pat Eoin & Staff
Tór Mór Ferry Staff...
...The Festival would not have been possible without you!
The Fall of Icarus - Katrina Quille
An Gailearaí presents Donegal artist Katrina Quille to coincide with this years Earagail Arts Festival. Quille has lived in the Donegal Gaeltachta for the last 25 years and has fully participated in arts activities throughout this time. He is an established and accomplished artist of great merit: his works are both skilful and exquisite and An Gailearaí is honoured to present his latest works. The exhibition entitled ‘The Fall of Icarus’ will host large scale paintings and drawings, a ‘must see’ for any one interested in the visual arts.
Exhibition continues until 29th August.
Artist Studio Guided Tours
An Gailearaí will provide 2 one day guided tours of local artist’s studios on Sat 11th & Sun 12th July from 10am – 4pm. This is a great opportunity for members of the public to have a closer look at the working life of some of our local artists. Participants will all travel by minibus accompanied by An Gailearaí staff and lunch will be available at Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewey. Participating artists include Ian Gordon, Sarah Lewtas and the Kane's Pottery Falcarragh.
€15 per day
Visual Artists Ireland Info Clinic
In association with Visual Artists Ireland, An Gailearaí has invited their Western Representative to host a V.A.I. Clinic on Saturday 11th July at its gallery in Falcarragh. Arts practitioners, arts groups and other interested parties can learn about artistic opportunities, residencies, project applications, funding applications and networking.
For any further information about any of the above please contact:
An Gailearaí, 074 9165594, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.angailearai.com