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Amharcealaín - Visual Art


Barrett St, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

T: 096 73593




Hughie O’Donoghue: North Mayo Retrospect – Selected Works from Irish Public & Private Collections 1990-2010

Official Opening: Thursday 5th May, 8pm

North Mayo Retrospect- Selected Works from Irish Public & Private Collections 1990-2010 is an exhibition of work by one of Ireland’s leading painters. Hughie O’Donoghue was born in Manchester in 1953 and spent many childhood summers in Bangor-Erris, Co. Mayo – where his mother had come from. This experience has informed much of his work in the past twenty years. This special exhibition – drawn from public and private collections in Ireland – features a selection of O’Donoghue’s North Mayo works, in both painting and print.

A full colour, illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

Free admission. All are welcome to attend, exhibition runs until 25th June.


Exhibitions Programme 2012

Applications are invited for the 2012 visual arts exhibition programme at the redeveloped Ballina Arts Centre in Co. Mayo.

Ballina Arts Centre is fast becoming one of the ‘must-visit’ gallery spaces in the west and north-west region, with recent exhibitions including ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: North Mayo Retrospect’, Altered Images, ‘Jack B Yeats & the West of Ireland’, as well as numerous Irish artists such as Maria McKinney, Niall Kerrigan, Susan Tiger and many more

Individual & group submissions, across all media are welcome.

Applicants should provide the following:

1        Up to 10 visual examples of their work *

(photographs, slides, digital images on CD will all be accepted)

2        Current Curriculum Vitae and Artist’s Statement

3        Any other supporting material

An external, independent panel will assess applications.

Applications to arrive by 4pm, Friday 29th July 2011, to:

Visual Art 2012, Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo

(Please enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of visuals.)

For further information, please contact Ballina Arts Centre, T: +353 (0)96 73593, E:

Submissions will not be accepted by email.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo.

Tel/Fax 096 43184




"Images from North Mayo"

"Images from North Mayo" an exciting new exhibition of work by Irish and International artists who have participated in the Ballinglen Residency Programme.

Exhibition open Monday - Friday 10-12, 2-4 or please contact the office above for an appointment.




Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.

T: 094 9023733




Friday 3rd - Saturday 25th June

Paul Musgrove - Way Out West

An exhibition of unique woodblock prints by printmaker Paul Musgrove inspired by a sea trip around Scotland’s Small Isles, the West coast of Skye and the Outer Hebrides, and the thick fog that accompanied, and inspired, the artist on much of the journey . Paul commenced his artistic career in the 80s working in glass, and turned to printmaking in 2009. He has exhibited widely in the UK, and also in Japan. In addition to Way Out West, Paul will also be showing a selection of recent etchings, drypoint and woodblock prints.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this exhibition possible.

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 3rd June at 7.30pm. All welcome.





T: 097 81079


Bealtaine Festival 2011 – ‘Hearth’ Exhibition

The Bealtaine Festival is a unique and groundbreaking Irish festival celebrating creativity in older age. Join us in Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, on Wednesday, May 25, at 1.00 p.m. for the exhibition launch of ‘Hearth’. ‘Hearth’ is new and exciting art programme for older people underway in Mayo. It is an initiative which has grown out of previous work that has been ongoing with older people in care settings throughout the county for the past ten years. The success of this work has led to the idea of bringing art to older people in their own homes - people who are isolated geographically or restricted for other reasons. The programme targets rural isolation through the medium of creativity. Weekly visits from a professional artist enable the older person to gain confidence and gradually build their own personal art programme at home. ‘Hearth’ is supported by Atlantic Philanthropies and Southwest Mayo Leader. Come along and see for yourself the stunning art work by local participants of ‘Hearth’. Refreshments and music provided. Admission is free and all are welcome. Exhibition will run until June 24th 2011. 



Mayo Education Centre


Telephone: 094-9020700



Change Links

An exhibition of paintings by Therese Duffy, Rita Flannery, Mary Lavelle-Burke & Marian Mc Hale.

This group show features four painters who share common ground in their concern about global change and its affect on their localities. Though their artwork is diverse and they have very different and unique styles, they share an affinity with individual preoccupations.

Official Opening - Friday May 6th at 8pm.

Exhibition runs until Friday June 10th 2011.

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

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Culture Night 2016

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