2017 – November




exhibition travels to Stockholm for one weekend. This show groups together the work of twelve of the members, and Australian award winning artist in residence, Anna Glynn. Work by Alannah Robins, Anna Glynn, Angela Williams, Dolores Lyne, Ian Wieczorek, Jane Cassidy, Kate Fahey, Linda Schirmer, Liz Quirke, Louise Manifold, Mary Donnelly, Sarah Wren Wilson, Yvonne Hennessy

Open from 11-18.00, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November

Detroit Stockholm, Roslagsgatan 21


Storm-lands, Louise Manifold

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2017 –  October

Galway Jazz Festival

Brett Sroka and Rauno Nieminen in concert at the Galway Jazz Festival



Interface and Carousel in collaboration at Sluice Biennial, Hackney, exploring the longing for the homeland, nostalgia and borders.

2017 –  September

SURFACE TENSION @ Interface –  Exhibiton of members and artists in residence, in collaboration with Clifden Arts Festival.

11am- Saturday, 16th September
11am-Monday, 18th September
4pm-Wednesday, 20th September 
8pm-Friday, 22nd September in collaboration with Culture Night

Meeting at Lidl Carpark Clifden for car pool. Please ring Alannah @ 086 1993878 to book a place.

Brett Sroka
Madelaine Sillfors

Anna Glynn

Sarah Wren Wilson
Louise Manifold
Angela Williams
Margaret Irwin
Dolores Lyne
Ian Wieczorek
Kate Fahey
Jane Cassidy
Liz Quirke & Yvonne Hennessy
Alannah Robins & Linda Schirmer

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2017 –  August  


SURFACE TENSION – Open call for members’ show: Surface Tension @ Interface, Connemara (September 13th – 24th) and Detroit Stockholm (November 2nd – 5th). Applications to be made by sending a single PDF containing the following: Artist’s statement (max A4),  description of work for submission, up to 5 images and list of requirements for installation. All media welcome for consideration. Applicants must be members of Interface, criteria for membership can be found here. Deadline: 1st September.

2017 – July

We received over 30 applications from around the planet and the full programme for Autumn is now realised:

September –  Madelaine Sillfors, Brett Sroka and Rauno Nieminen. In collaboration with Galway Jazz Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and Culture Night we are delighted to announce the arrival of these fine artists. Four site visits will give an audience a chance to experience the work of Sillfors and Sroka together with a member’s show at Interface during the Clifden Arts Festival. Anyone still around Galway for the Galway Jazz Festival (5th – 8th October) will have the opportunity to hear Nieminen and Sroka in concert.


     Jasmin Marker.  “My primary material interest lies in the microbial kingdoms. By engaging with fungal and bacterial cultures I seek analogies to societal cultures, exploring relevant scientific concepts and their philosophical paradigms.
The nature of my work is very experimental. My project ideas frequently stem from scientific hypotheses of how something affects something, but my artistic imagination takes it from there. Thereby I negotiate possible intersections of art and science.”


Sarasija Subramanian (India)

Foad Alijani (Iran)

Michael Geddis (Ireland)

Masanori Matsuda (Japan)

2017 –  June

Our deadline of 6th July for the open call of residencies Autumn/Winter 2017 is fast approaching.

2017 – April


We proudly announce that Surfacing –  Linda Schirmer and Alannah Robins – is being screened as part of Limited Access 7, festival for moving images, sound and performance, Tehran this month.

In September, coinciding with Clifden Arts Festival, Interface will host Swedish artist, Madelaine Sillfors.“My work takes place in the field of drawing and sculpture in a way that I focus on the architecture, and spiritual information I hear/see when working in a space. I often use the spatiality of the room as a reference point, and at Interface I would work spatially with the old salmon hatchery and the very interesting architecture of the old water tanks. I have started to work with the concept of the function of the sift. Filtering…with the filtering function of many living creatures in the sea.” New York composer, musician and sound artist, Brett Sroka comes to Interface in late September/early October.“The liminality that defines electro-acoustic sound, the transition between those aural phenomena, has been a recurring theme in my work, which has manifested itself in acoustic pieces that are transformed into electronic reflections of  themselves in real time, performance techniques that confound the physical and the aural, or generative sound installations that grow out of improvisation or audience interaction.”

Glynn and Dalmazzo

A few images and links to Cusp and Fusion, some excerpts of work by Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo, completed during their residency at Interface.


2017 – March


Some pictures of the Interface presentation stand at Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm. It was a fantastic event, with lots of meetings with wonderful people. 


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Some pictures of Glynn and Dalmazzo at work on site, in interview on Connemara Community Radio, and on a guided shore walk with Marie Louise Heffernan of The Ecology Centre.


2017 – January

We are delighted to announce that Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo (Australia) will be artists in residence from early March to mid April. A multi media artist and a bioloist, both are experienced professionals in their respective fields and enjoy collaboration with each other as well as others in the community.

Glynn has received a number of Awards including: in 2013 she was a finalist in the ‘Australian Art in Asia Awards’ which recognised her ongoing commitment to international collaboration, in 1998 she received an International Women’s Day Award for contribution to ‘Women, Art & the Community and in 2009 her painting ‘Brave Hunter’ was chosen as the iconic Australian image for the cover of ‘A Concise History of Australia’. Dalmazzo received the 2015 Shoalhaven City Arts Boards Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.

“Our love of nature is a strong influence on our professional practices. Anna’s multimedia works embrace narrative within nature, fleeting layers of time, past and present. Peter has broad interests from fish to birds, algae to terrestrial vegetation. His research on underwater sounds led to the creation of the Catalogue of Australian Marine Animal Sounds…We are applying as a couple working with diverse skills in multimedia art and science. A residency through Interface in the Inagh Valley would provide us with uninterrupted time to collaborate and utilise our interdisciplinary skills to research and develop new projects. We would observe, record, reflect and work together ‘where art and science meet’ – combining multimedia art and environmental endeavour.”

2016 – November


Interface in attendance at the ResArtis Conference at Tehran

exploring Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity with thanks to



2016 – September

Linda Schirmer (DE) and Alannah Robins (IE) have been working on their current collaborative project, ‘Surfacing’. Using the old water tanks at the facility, they have explored qualities of water, of submersion and surfacing through dance, projection and film.