Regional Cultural Centre Presents: 

Visual Arts 

RCC Gallery 1, 2, Foyer & Workshop 3

Launching for Culture Night…

IN THE RUINS, a photography and film exhibition by Charlie Joe Doherty.  Following on from the success of Charlie Joe and Gabriel Blake’s IN THE RUINS photography ‘zine released in June 2021, RCC artist-in-residence Charlie Joe Doherty will present a selection of prints and film work inspired by and featured in his publication.

A PORTRAIT OF ME: Following on from two exhibitions ‘I am Donegal’ in 2018 and ‘When I was a Child’ in 2019, Letterkenny artist Peadar McDaid has invited 50 artists to create a work of art based on the theme of “A Portrait of Me” which will be unveiled on Culture Night.

The work will not be a portrait in the traditional sense, but a reflection of the artist, be it in the form of a landscape, a place, a room, an animal or an object.

Last Chance before it closes…

TURAS | JOURNEY – featuring work by Anthony Haughey and the Global Migration Collective,

Celina Muldoon, Sarah Lewtas, Paul Hallahan, Ursula Burke, Cliodhna Timoney and more.

Mockingbird Theatres Lockdown Film Festival 

RCC Auditorium

Mockingbird Theatre, in partnership with the Regional Cultural Centre, presents “The Mockingbird Theatre Lockdown Film Festival.’ Since the stages have been shut-down, the team at Mockingbird Theatre began creating a series of standalone comic films, which are produced by Anne Gallagher and Ronan Carr and filmed during lockdown. On Culture Night, four original standalone comic films will be screened to a live audience for the first time. The films premiering are:

“My Monologue Hell or A Derry Mother takes Stephan Rea to be Shot”

“The Final Cut”

“Monster Mashed”

“Tabhair dom do Lamh“.

The films average eight to nine minutes in length and will be screened on a loop in the RCC throughout the evening, allowing viewers to enter and leave the screenings as they wish. Numbers will be strictly limited in line with current government guidelines.

Performance Art

RCC Foyer

‘A Pound Of Feathers’ by Wild Swans Performance Art showcases site-specific performances, writings and filmed from the shores of Rathmullen on Lough Swilly, Girona, Spain and Puerto Rico. They explore migration, voyages of discovery and exile and small changes and patterns in movement that has dramatic consequences on survival and extinction.
Wild Swans is a performance art collaboration founded by artists Bernadette Hopkins Co. Donegal, Ireland and Dr. Denys Blacker, Girona, Spain in 2019 as a performance art research and exchange between Spain and Donegal. Wild Swans attempt to develop collaborative and public engagement in performance art and culture and encourage exchanges of skills and peer learning to take place.

Wild Swans aim to develop our art practice and research, create excellence in our work and to invite and support other artists who want to develop and experiment with performance art in their practice. The selected artists for projects represent a variety of different approaches to performance art and their work is brought to a wide audience through exhibition, screening and presentation of the artists creative text which accompany each performance. The projects emphasise collaboration and discussion throughout the creative process meeting on a weekly basis the months prior to the performances.

Musical Installation

RCC Workshop 3

A PLACE IN SPACETIMEArtist and instrument inventor Ed Devane has designed and installed a large musical instrument in the Regional Cultural Centre’s workshop space that can be performed using sensors (no touch).  Playable by up to 4 people at once, A Place in Spacetime is open to all ages and all music abilities!