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Minecraft opens new online door for exhibitions

Ground-breaking Minecraft Exhibition this May

Our doors may be closed, but we continue to serve the community

MODERN gaming technology has allowed us to team up with our next Virtual Artist-in-Residence, Joe Fahy, to present a gallery experience like no one has seen before, thanks to the hugely popular game Minecraft.

Following on from last week’s first auction in aid of Chef Aid Letterkenny, which raised €350, our Artist-in-Residence Redmond Herrity has another sculpture up for grabs in aid of the charity.

We continue to highlight our full Spring 2020 Online Programme and keep you informed on the latest developments in our ongoing projects.

The positive feedback keeps flooding in as new members join in the various initiatives every day and it really lifts our spirits. If you would like to leave us some feedback on Facebook, CLICK HERE.

Continue reading the RCC Blog for all the latest from your Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Thank You!

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly supported by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.

VIRTUAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES

The RCC launched its first ever Virtual Artist-in-Residence Programme last month, beginning with the inimitable Little John Nee who tonight (Thursday), 16th April, gives his fourth performance on his Facebook Page, to a worldwide audience from 8pm.

The programme was started to support leading Irish artists from multiple disciplines during this difficult period and just yesterday, we announced our third Virtual Artist-in Residence, multi-disciplinary artist and inventor of The Minecraft Gallery, Joe Fahy.

As part of his residency the RCC and The Minecraft Gallery, a virtual exhibition space launched this month, will co-produce two exhibitions over the month of May, while Joe will also continue to develop his initial concept with the idea of facilitating 3D sculpture and sound art in the future.

The first exhibition is OPEN SUBMISSION and we are calling on artists to submit a 2D image and short statement to be considered. Click below HERE out more about this ground-breaking project!

Meanwhile, our second Virtual Artist-in-Residence, Redmond Herrity has also been very busy.

Tomorrow (Friday), 17th April, the RCC will hold its second auction with the renowned Donegal sculptor.

As part of his month-long residency Redmond is documenting the process of creating three small pieces that are being auctioned each Friday with all proceeds going to Chef Aid Letterkenny.

Last week’s first auction was a great success with €350 being raised for the charity by the time bidding closed at 6pm.

For more information on the residency and its fundraising element, click HERE and keep posted on social media.

RCC SOUNDS – A COMMUNITY MIXTAPE

We tasked a mix of local and national musicians to each curate a playlist under a theme of their own choice. This community mixtape, lovingly selected by musicians to help keep us company during this period of unknown, will be released at least twice a week.

Tomorrow’s RCC SOUNDS 007, is presented by norh-west event promoter Lochláinn Kelly (Why.gigs) who has brought a lot of new talent to the RCC.

Click below HERE all playlists to-date by John O’Neill (The Undertones), Gabriel Paschal Blake (The Murder Capital), John Muldowney and more.

STILL (A)LIFE ART CHALLENGE
Curated by The Glebe House and Gallery

The RCC asked the The Glebe House and Gallery in Churchill to curate an art challenge for adults.

Every Tuesday The Glebe posts photographs of a still life set up using items from the Derek Hill Collection on its Facebook page.

At the end of the week it posts photos of your artworks on The Glebe House and Gallery Facebook page.

This week it’s a still life from Derek Hill’s bedroom. The lovely red velvet chair sits beside the morning light with a book and one of his Donegal tweed suit jackets.

The book is called ‘Romantic Donegal in Songs, Poetry and Ballads’ featuring Earagail on the cover.

Use any medium you like, have fun with this and be adventurous – e-mail jpegs of your drawings to glebegallery@opw.ie

THE REMOTE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

We’re asking Donegal residents to help us document their experiences during COVID-19 isolation in Donegal. A selection of submissions made during the challenge will be printed and exhibited at the RCC in the near future.

Join the Remote Inspiration Challenge by clicking on the button below and start posting your photos in the group (please limit it to one submission per day).

If you do decide to leave the house please remember to observe social distancing at all time and stay local. If you arrive at a busy area, turn around and either go somewhere quiet, or go home.

CEOL AGUS QUARANTINE

With so many people sharing their talents online, the RCC team created the ‘Ceol agus Quarantine’ group on Facebook aiming to help promote musicians, storytellers and poets doing live streaming sessions during.

The team would be delighted to hear from you if you have any ideas or would like help promoting content!

Come join the other over 1,000 members in Ceol agus Quarantine!

For further information on the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny’s Spring 2020 Online Programme, click on the above links (headlines), browse our website and follow the RCC on social media!

The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is proudly funded by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.

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