30 Jun 2013

Opening Night of Fuck Shit Piss

Photos from the opening night of Fuck Shit Piss
27th June in 126
A great night had by all, the highlight being a performance by Fuck-Shit-Piss artists Lee Welch, Paul Hallahan, Simon Cummins and musician Sarah Grimes



Fuck-Shit-Piss 27 June - 15 July

Lee Welch, Paul Hallahan, Simon Cummins
27 June - 15 July
Part of the Engage Art Studios Project "Too Many Dinner Parties"


12 Jun 2013

Artist Studio Open Call


July - September 2013

Closing Date for Submissions, by email only, 19th June, 4pm

 As part of our continued support to our membership, 126 are delighted to announce an open call out for our 1st studio residency at 4 Commerce House, Flood Street. We are extremely grateful to all our members for their financial and moral support, which is why we are so delighted to be able to present this new opportunity.

Applications are now being accepted for a three month residence in our new premises on Flood Street, Galway. The studio space is located within 4 Commerce House, behind our gallery/exhibition space. In addition to 24 hour studio access, the successful applicant will have access to wi-fi internet, kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as 126 events free of charge for the duration of the residency. We will be renting the studio at a rate of €100 per month, including all utilities.

This residency is open to all artists working in contemporary visual arts. It will commence on 1st July and run until 30th September 2013. At the end of the residency period the artist will be featured on the 126 website and blog.

Submissions are by email only to contact@126.ie. Please title the email "Studio Proposal"
The deadline for applications is  4pm,  Wednesday 19th June.
Applicants will be informed of the decision by 21st June.

Submissions for this open call are invited from 126 members. In order to apply for this studio, artists must be a member of 126. Membership details are at  http://www.126.ie/member.htm
The financial contribution of our membership is invaluable. It helps support our strong programme of unconventional and international art exhibitions. One year's membership costs €10 to students/unwaged or €20 to those with a wage. You can also support us further by becoming a 'Friend of 126' for €50 or 'Patron of 126 for €250. Just drop in to the gallery to join up or you can use paypal through our website www.126.ie. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 that supports our aims.

Members are encouraged to make exhibition proposals throughout the year. In addition to this, 126 members will have access to discounted rates on a number of events throughout the year including, workshops, seminars and screenings. Invitations and opportunities to take part in 126 projects and collaborations throughout the programme year are offered to current 126 members only. Members can also avail of listing a link to their website from the 126 website.

ARTFarm Residency Recipients 2013


July : Siobhan McGibbon
August : Ciara Healy & Karl Musson

126 are delighted to announce the recipients of our ARTFarm residency for 2013.

Siobhan McGibbon (Ireland) has been awarded the July residency, and Ciara Healy and Karl Musson (Wales) have been awarded the August residency. Residencies will lead to an exhibition of work shown in 126 Gallery.

McGibbon has a keen interest in science, particularly medical science and the practice of diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities. She is engrossed by the body’s ability to stretch and morph itself almost beyond human recognition. Uncommon conditions such as neoplasm’s, caused by abnormal proliferation of tissues, which can be caused by genetic mutations, dominate the artists practice. The artist finds delight in the very thought that the vessel in which we live in is capable of developing these mammoth forms that can almost consume oneself.

Healy and Musson's arts practice focuses on the meaning of the concept of ‘Thinness’ in contemporary thinking. Thin places are traditionally understood to be portals or thresholds that allow souls to connect to Other Worlds. 
Their proposition is that ‘Thinness’ can induce a feeling that the whole universe of concrete objects as we know them, swims with us in a wider universe of abstract yet interconnected ideas, which the 19th Century philosopher William James described as a “belief that there is an unseen order.” The concept of Thinness is currently being employed in Ciara Healy’s doctoral research and Karl Musson’s creative practice in order to meet what we argue is a serious contemporary need.

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the ARTFarm residency, and we look forward to offering more opportunities in the near future.