Donegal Creatives Breakfast, Artist Talks and New Exhibitions

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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In its continued commitment to supporting Visual Arts throughout the North-West and beyond, the Regional Cultural Centre has an exciting few days ahead.

The RCC is delighted host the first ever Donegal Creatives Breakfast tomorrow, Thursday, 28 March, from 10 to 11.30am. Artists from all mediums and practices are invited to share information, talk art and create new ideas together at this first informal meet-up for breakfast. All Welcome!

Artist talk with Amanda Coogan, Julie Griffiths & Maeve Collins
Also on Thursday, 28 March, the second in a new series of conversations aiming to create dialog and to provoke critical thinking around art and culture and the contested ‘value’ of culture in society will be hosted at 7.30pm.
Chaired by Bernadette Hopkins, this month’s guests for ‘Radical ReThink – Conversations in Contemporary Art Practice’ are critically acclaimed artist, Amanda Coogan, Donegal-based artist Julie Griffiths, currently Artist-in-Residence at Oxford Island, Lough Neagh and Artist in the Community with Leitrim Arts Office, and trans-disciplinary artist Maeve Collins. This event is free and everyone is welcome! Find our more HERE
Field notes from The Border and other exhibitions

A major new contemporary art exhibition opens on Friday 29th at 7pm,  featuring works by two leading Irish artists. Field notes from The Border is an exhibition series which presents specially devised exhibitions and installations by artists working along the border in Ireland. Friday will see the launch of exhibitions by Raymond B Newman & Anthony Haughey.

The political alignment in the north of the island of Ireland is fractured between a consideration of both Irish and British identities. Raymond B. Newman’s exhibition Unsettled Border reflects on an institution within one of these divides, the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland.

Anthony Haughey’s exhibition and installation responds to the perceived imminent threat of Brexit to peace and stability in Ireland. New video works, photographs and texts reflect on Ireland’s ‘seamless’ border and considers how function, meaning, and effect are often in a state of flux. Everyone welcome to the opening. Exhibitions continue to 18 May.

Field notes from The Border is curated for the RCC by The Gallery of Photography as part of the ‘Reframing The Border’ programme and is supported by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund.

To download your RCC Spring Programme 2019 pdf, click here.

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