13 Jul 2008


Above photos by Dave Ruffles

G126 and the Galway Arts Festival present:

July 14th – August 16th 2008

Opening Reception: 7pm Thursday July 17th

Rainer Ganahl is a Swiss artist based in New York. His work encompasses grand narratives and Google searches, EBAY and embroidery, explores how the incidental and banal are inextricable from the political. He has recently shown at the Istanbul, Venice and Moscow Biennials. G126 is delighted to make possible his first appearance in Ireland.

DADALENIN is an ongoing project that asserts that V. I. Lenin was a founding member of the Dadaist movement; That Lenin was a regular at the Cabaret Voltaire when in Zurich in 1916; That he operated in disguise and most other Dadaists weren't aware of it; That Lenin even wrote poems for Tristan Tzara, had a secret relationship with him and participated in a diverse range of early Dadaist advances. In the latest Irish installment of this project Ganahl has included James Joyce as a collaborator. Joyce was also present in Zurich at the same time as Lenin and the Dadaists. Ganahl uses DADALENIN to prove these assertions by connecting historical events, artifacts, images, readings, internet searches, even other artworks and historical figures. Making serious points through a comedic methodology, DADALENIN addresses the lost causes of the 20th century's problematic history.

G126 is a democratically run, artist-led gallery and project space in Galway, which promotes experimental artworks that wouldn't be shown in conventional institutions such as commercial galleries.

Unit 11, Ballybane Ind Est
Tuam Rd. Galway Ireland

Open everyday of the Arts Festival 12- 5.
Regular gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday 12-5



10 Jul 2008

G126 Raffle at the G Hotel

L to R: Mayor Conneely and G126 Board member Aoife Cassidy

L to R: G126 Board members Jim Ricks and Aoife Cassidy, Mayor Conneely and Blaise Drummond.

And the winner is... Sharon O'Grady!!!


Special thanks to Blaise Drummond, Galway City Mayor Padraig Conneely and the G Hotel.

Join G126 at the G Hotel on Saturday the 26th of July for the raffle of a painting by Galway-based artist Blaise Drummond, which will be drawn by Galway City Mayor Padraig Conneely.

Blaise Drummond has kindly donated a painting for this raffle, 'Island No. 6'. His work has been exhibited widely across Europe and America. His work sits in the IMMA collection, Ireland's museum for modern and contemporary art and in many important collections around the world.

Drummond's paintings, whether seen as a series or in isolation, explore the tenuous relationship between nature and culture. His works attempt to excavate hope of an abiding natural world, amidst the debris of civilization's relentless progress.

Tickets cost 20 euro and are available at the Galway Arts Centre and G126.

For further information please see the G126 Blog that also contains an image of the painting for raffle, 'Island No.6' OIL AND GLOSS ON BOARD 91.5 X 91.5CM.

G126 office number 091 761626, our regular hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 - 5pm. Additionally, we will be open everyday of the Arts Festival 12-5pm.

Unit 11
Ballybane Industrial Estate