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Amharcealaín - Visual Art

Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Civic Offices, Arran Place, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

T: 096 73593




Image > Act > Actual: Peter Spiers / Traced Memory : Michelle Browne

Official Opening: Friday 6h August, 8pm

Image > Act > Actual, an exhibition of photography and video works by Peter Spiers, addresses the possibilities of the image from a phenomenological position. It examines the state of the image in its relation to Actuality, taking references from diverse subjects as Mikhail Bakhtin, Jacques Rancière and Laurel & Hardy films. Spiers explains: “Usually we engage with images through a system of representation; of signs, signifiers, appropriations, referents and stand-ins. This exhibition turns on its head our usual way of engaging with the image”.

In Traced Memory, Michelle Browne will present a series of performative participatory works made for public spaces. The exhibition will consist of documentation and reports from the performances, seeking to capture the essence of the experience of such an event. Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin, Ireland. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of the NCAD Student Prize, The RDS James White Art Award, The Arts Council of Ireland Artist Bursary and support from Culture Ireland. This work is kindly supported by The Arts Council.

Free admission. All are welcome to attend, exhibition runs until 28th August.




The Quay, Westport, Mayo  

T: 098-28735.              




Bernie Masterson July 22nd – August 15th                                                                                  

Exhibition of paintings.  Her works emerge from a personal interaction with and reaction to the landscape, the environment, nature and with life. The “Total” experience of what is seen or felt becomes part of the human psyche. During the creative process, that essence is revisited and the emotionality of the subject matter becomes an expressed experience instead of being an internally exclusive one. The end result the finished work becomes a testimony to a sense of an emotional personal connectedness to that original total experience.


David Finn August 19th - September 12th 

His practice involves a continuous process of accumulating found materials and imagery. He is interested in the richness of the abstract visual language that exists within these found materials. t stimulates ideas for new work and sometimes becomes the work itself. His work is to a large part minimalist abstract painting. Recently he has started to exhibit other forms together with these paintings, such as the found objects themselves.




Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo. 

T: 094 9023733




ON THE EDGE Friday 6th - Saturday 28th August

An exhibition of contemporary glass from Ireland and South West England, featuring works by Roísín dé Buitléar, Sean Campbell, Donna Coogan, Debbie Dawson, Fiaz Elson, Sally Fawkes, Rosalind Grimshaw, Chinks Grylls, Joseph Harrington, Susan Kinley, Mary Mackey, Caroline Madden, Emma O’Toole, Emmy-Gai Palmer, Colin Reid, Louise Rice, Killian Schurmann, Keith Seybert, Will Shakspeare, Suzannah Vaughan and Carole Waller. A touring exhibition organised by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Chinks Grylls and Mary Mackey in partnership with Crafts Council of Ireland.

Official opening by poet SM Minish on Friday 6th August at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Adm.: free





T: 097 81079


Local Artists’ Exhibition

Following last year’s successful exhibition, Áras Inis Gluaire is delighted to host the second annual local artists’ exhibition, which will run for the month of August. This exhibition will showcase the talent of artists from the Erris area. Call 097 81079 for more info.


"TOUCH”, Art Exhibition by Castleboyle Artists

Castleboyle Artists includes eight graduates from Castlebar GMIT Art &Design 2009. 


The Exhibition will continue until september 10th in Feely Stone,Boyle.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

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