A major mid-career retrospective of the work of the Donegal born, Danish based artist, Eamon O’Kane is the centre-piece of a series of great exhibitions on the theme of art & architecture at the RCC this summer. Eamon is a prolific artist who has exhibited all over the world during the past 20 years. He has a long and close relationship with the RCC, his MA show was exhibited at the old Letterkenny Arts Centre in 1999 as part of that year’s Earagail Arts Festival and the RCC commissioned his major ‘The House and the Tree’ project in 2008. Following successful art rooms in recent summers, the RCC will once again create a large-scale, hands-on, art-room where visitors can find out more about the exhibitions on display and make their own artworks. The 2017 room will be created in partnership with Eamon O’Kane and will be based on his Frobel studio project. People of all ages will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of ideas and materials to create their own masterpieces.
The 10th anniversary of the RCC, which opened in July 2007, will be celebrated in two exhibitions. Spectacular photographs by John Soffe of live music concerts at the RCC over the past ten years illustrate the great quality and range of world class acts that have performed there to date. Plans, models, photographs and reviews of the building, designed by the Letterkenny based MacGabhann Architects will also be exhibited. It will include the ‘Rising from the Ground’ photographic essay on the construction of the building by Declan Doherty. The final exhibition by Cathal McGinley, RCC artist-in-residence (2017-2019) includes drawings, photographs and a sculptural installation built out of paper, relating to an ongoing project on Inishbofin Island. Exhibitions are open July 9th to September 23rd, from 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.