29 Sept 2007

17 Sept 2007

I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

G126 presents…

"I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours"
Show opens Thursday 20th of Sept at 7pm.

Have you ever been curious about the type of art that artists
themselves buy and collect? Well we were, and with this in mind
decided to invite a number of Ireland's better known artists to show
us their private collections. The resulting exhibition of works
selected from these collections examines the relationships between the
practices of these artists and the artists that they collect.


Blasie Drummond showing the Royal Art Lodge.

John Behan RHA showing Ger Sweeney.

Deirdre O' Mahony showing Sean Hillen.

Tom Molloy showing Mary Molloy.

Aine Philips showing Anne Ffrench.

14 Sept 2007

The but Y section ??

More than 60 arts festivals and groups in Galway city are in line for major funds with this year’s Arts Grants, but it will be October before they receive them.

Monday’s city council meeting was due to discuss the Arts Grants for 2007. Despite appeals from some, approval or otherwise has been deferred until the October meeting as a number of the councillors want to have time to discuss the issue.
However the report has been seen by the Galway Advertiser. In it, city arts officer James Harrold has proposed to grant a total of €350,000 to 69 different arts groups throughout the city. Among the biggest potential recipients of council grants will be
the Galway Arts Festival, which is in line for a €47,000 grant; Macnas is to get €35,000; the ConTempo String Quartet has been earmarked for €24,500; Druid for €30,000; the Galway Arts Centre for €14,000; Galway Film Fleadh for €13,000.
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is to get €13,000; Baboró International Children’s Festival is to receive €10,000; Artspace Studios is to get €10,000, as is the TULCA international festival of visual and multi media art; Music For Galway
is in line for €8,000. Grants ranging from €750 to €7,000 are earmarked for other cinema, theatre, festival, and music
groups and projects. Despite the deferral, it is understood that there is likely to be little problem with passing this year’s grants.

BY KERNAN ANDREWS From the Galway Advertiser. sept. 13th 07

12 Sept 2007

The but Y section ?

Fears have been expressed over the deterioration of the old City Museum located at Comerford House at the Spanish Arch. There are concerns the property is being destroyed due to a lack of upkeep by city management. The historic property was donated to the city council by the Comerford family to be used for community purposes. However, it has now fallen into disrepair, and the remaining artefacts housed in the old museum are being hit by rain and rising damp.

The Galway Civic Trust has expressed an interest in taking over the management of the building. Spokesperson Dello Collier said they are interested in city hall assigning it to them. She said they have a project in mind to keep the building for community use but would not divulge the information at this time.

The issue was raised at this week’s city council meeting. Outspoken Councillor Padraig Conneely voiced his concerns over the upkeep of Comerford House and hit out at the new museum calling it a “white elephant”. City Council official, Kevin Swift said there were issues surrounding Comerford House “by virtue of its listing”

From The Galway Independent, Wednesday 12th of Sept.

11 Sept 2007