News Archive 2007-2015

The 5th Birthday Show

9 July – 31 August This was a specially organised group exhibition curated by RCC Director Shaun Hannigan to mark the venue’s 5th anniversary.The show was comprised of a wide range of artworks associated with County Donegal and the visual art programmes of the RCC and Letterkenny Arts Centre over…...

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Fiddle Case

June 12 – July 1 “Fiddle Case”,was a large-scale art and social history exhibition that explored the North Atlantic Fiddle Tradition as a living tradition encompassing both music and dance. It introduced people to the incredibly rich array of traditional music played by fiddle players from different countries on both…...

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Selected Works – Paul Rooney

9 July – 28 July The innovative artist and photographer’s ongoing work focused on the constant change in Letterkenny, encouraging viewers to take a second and deeper look at what appears familiar at first glance.The exhibition contained selected works, new and old, inspired by Paul’s particular relationship with his hometown....

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Altered Images Art & Disability Exhibition

13 May – 25 June Accessible, interactive and inclusive in ethos, ‘Altered Images’ aimed to enhance people’s engagement with the works through the tactility of relief models and by listening to the artists’ descriptions on audio.Aimed at those with a disability in particular, the exhibition included works by artists Thomas…...

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The Coercion of Substance – Samuel Walsh

April 3rd – May 26th A major exhibition originally initiated by Visual Carlow, depicting the work of Sam Walsh, one of Ireland’s leading painters over the past thirty years. He describes his practice as one that emerges “from endless dualities: drawing and painting, line and colour, art and audience, seeing…...

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Space For Learning

14 February – 16 March This exhibition from the Irish Architecture Foundation was an innovative show full of creative ideas developed by architects and secondary school students.There were a number of free events to accompany the exhibition including a Panel Discussion featuring exhibition curator Rachel McAree and one of the…...

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Oatfield – Abigail O’Brien

November 14 – January 16 The Oatfield Sweet factory, like all chocolate factories, has all the hallmarks of a mythical place. A place were sweets are magically transformed from base ingredients into sumptuous treats. To mark the 80th Anniversary of the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny, Internationally renowned Irish Artist…...

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The Sweet Stuff

November 25 – January 16 The Sweet Stuff was a specially commissioned exhibition to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny. The show featured works by leading international artists including Sonja Alhauser, Marlyn Dintenfass, Becca Albee, Patrick Amiot and Oatfield’s photographer in residence Abigail O’ Brien.…...

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Sweet Dreams – Redmoon Theatre Group

December 6 – January 31 Redmoon Theatre Company from Chicago were commissioned to conduct a 7-week residency at the RCC working with 3 local primary schools. The project was inspired by the history, workings and aesthetic of the Oatfield Sweet Factory. Developed throughpoetry, image making, music and performance, the project…...

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