Galleries With[out] Walls – Vol 1 – Opens this Weekend

Friday November 12, 2021

New programme aims to find new formats for presenting work

A NEW programme aiming to allow artists to experiment with innovative new formats for presenting work opens in Letterkenny this weekend.

Galleries Without Walls is a collaborative programme by the Gallery of Photography Ireland, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny and Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry.

In March 2021, three letters were suddenly everywhere, NFT (non-fungible token), which became the talking points of evening news segments, Twitter threads and memes.

NFTs had captured the attention, imagination and discourse of the entire internet as millions scrambled to understand the impact the abbreviation would have on their industry. Is this a case of the emperor’s new clothes, or are NFTs the next frontier for artists? The three organisations asked the artists to decide.

In this first Galleries Without Walls iteration, Volume 1 – NFTs: The next frontier for artists?, five lens-based artists and five audio composers explored the world of NFTs.

They reimagined current bodies of work for online dissemination, and collaboratively developed new digital artworks that will be exhibited both online and in-person at the RCC.

Artists featured included Michael Boran, Ciaran Dunbar, Mark Duffy, Jeremy Fitz Howard, Úna Keane, Nina Maalej, Keith Mannion, Orri McBrearty, Steve McCollum and Ruth Gonsalves Moore.

The exhibition going on display at the RCC featured text written by DJ Mag Tech Editor and Letterkenny native, Declan McGlynn.

For more information on Galleries Without Walls, Volume 1 – NFTs: The next frontier for artists? and the respective collaborations, click HERE

Galleries Without Walls iteration, Volume 1 – NFTs: The next frontier for artists? runs from Saturday, 13th November until Saturday, 18th December. For more on the exhibition, visit and follow the centre on social media.

The Galleries Without Walls Programme is supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media – Cooperation with Northern Ireland Funding Scheme, Donegal County Council and Foundation or Art and Blockchain.

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