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2021 – January

2021 – January

Interface Online Members Sessions – Interface are delighted to invite their members to these free, online sessions in collaboration with Detroit Stockholm and Pasaj Istanbul. These sessions are a follow on from last year’s informal online sessions for members, which provided much needed connection at a time of isolation. The ...
2021 – January

2021 – January

Open Residency  Spring & Autumn 2022 -Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists ...
2020 – November

2020 – November

County Galway-based artist Residency, Autumn 2020 Proposals are invited from County Galway-based practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface ...
2020 – November

2020 – November

CARRYING THE SONGS On 31st March, Liam Ó Flaithearta of Inis Mór told a story to his Dad, who told it to his daughter, who told it to another islander…and so on. On Wednesday, after a journey of 34 weeks, through 29 countries and 50 languages, the story has landed ...
2020 – September

2020 – September

CONNECT Interface presents site-specific performance, experimental music and exhibition, curated around themes of connection by artistic director Alannah Robins. During the COVID19 lockdown, a group of Interface artists began meeting weekly online. The meetings were initially set up with a view towards overcoming isolation and towards mutual support and stimulus. ...
2020 – April

2020 – April

Artists’ talks and Zoom meet ups – starting in April, Interface is offering its members access to a series of online get-togethers. Artists will take in turn to present their work to one another. The first of these in by Margaret Irwin West.   Share: ...
2020 – March

2020 – March

Carrying the Songs A story is told and recorded on Inis Mór, a small island off the West coast of Ireland. That story is retold, from person to person, travelling across Ireland and Europe, through Scandinavia to Istanbul. Along the way, it is translated, processed by peoples’ own memories, experiences ...
2020 – March

2020 – March

COVID 19 – Restricted access to studio space Share: ...
2020 – February

2020 – February

Artist in Residence – Laura Mc Morrow – Ireland Share: ...
2020 – January

2020 – January

Open Residency 2021 Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists an opportunity to ...
2019 – December

2019 – December

Solstice Lunch – members and friends shared the most wonderful festive feast around the big table Share: ...
2019 – December

2019 – December

Drawing mornings – weekly drawing sessions with Interface members     Share: ...
2019 – December

2019 – December

Arts Council Award – We are delighted to announce that Interface has been awarded €8,000 towards the running cost of the space in 2020, as part of the Visual arts workspace scheme. Share: ...
2019 – October

2019 – October

Sea Week – in association with Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre INTERFACE OPEN STUDIO – 19TH OCTOBER Share: ...
2019 – October

2019 – October

Artists in Residence – Lise-Lotte Norelius and Soren Runolf – Sweden   in collaboration with Galway Jazz festival and with thanks to the Swedish Arts Grant Committee Share: ...
2019 – September

2019 – September

Interface at Clifden Arts festival – Everything is connected – Eileen Ryan 18th-29th September, Gallery beside Hedz, Clifden Station House Share: ...
2019 – September

2019 – September

An Enduring Mystery – Interface members, curated by Alannah Robins 21st – 29th September, Interface, Recess, Co Galway Share: ...
2019 – September

2019 – September

Book Launch – Three new titles to be launched by Dr Eimear O Connor: ‘from dream to dream’, ‘Hatchery’ and ‘Sehnsucht’ Thursday 26th September, 3pm at Omey Suite, Clifden Station House Hotel in collaboration with Artisan House thanks to LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing ...
2019 – July

2019 – July

AN ENDURING MYSTERY Open Call – Members’ Show, Interface 18 – 29 September In his book The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie explores a contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice. He argues that it is only through changing the quality of our attention to the natural world ...
2019 – June

2019 – June

Artists in residence – Michelene Huggard and Melissa O Faherty in association with Notre Dame Global Centre Kylemore Abbey Share: ...
2019 – June

2019 – June

Artist In Residence – Leah Beggs – Galway with thanks to Galway County Council Share: ...
2019 – February

2019 – February

Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists an opportunity to engage with a ...
2018 – December

2018 – December

POSTCARDS TO THE EDGE Open Call. In August of this year it was announced that 159 post offices in Ireland would be closed, eighteen in County Galway alone. As the post office is still at the heart of a lot of rural communities and a lot of the smaller towns ...
2018 – November

2018 – November

Incomplete Nature – Stockholm Ian Wieczorek – Mary Donnelly – Bernie Dignam – Masanori Matsuda – Margaret Irwin – Angela Williams – Noelle Gallagher – Michael Geddis – Nickova Behling Share: ...
2018 – November

2018 – November

Artist in Residence – Selma Makela – Galway with thanks to Galway County Council Share: ...
2018 – October

2018 – October

Artist in Residence – Yriänä Sauros – Finland in collaboration with Galway Jazz Festival  Share: ...
2018 – September

2018 – September

Artist in Residence – Eileen Ryan – USA  Eileen’s research at Interface began by exploring and archiving the Inagh Valley’s geological fingerprint. She collected minerals, plants and natural pigments from the landscape to include in her ‘atlas of places migrated to. Through this process, I was introduced to gorse, a ...
2018 – September

2018 – September

INCOMPLETE NATURE Nineteen artists made up the show Incomplete nature, which was opened at Interface on 14th September by the wonderful Philip King. The work was hung throughout the building, both in the studio and adjacent to the biomedical facility which now shares the space. We also launched the newly ...
2018 – August

2018 – August

Artist in Residence – Darn Thorn – Ireland  Share: ...
2018 – July

2018 – July

INCOMPLETE NATURE – Open call for members’ show: Incomplete Nature @ Interface, Connemara (September 14th – 24th) and Detroit Stockholm (November 8th – 18th). Applications to be made by sending a single PDF, requirements and exhibition theme description can be found here. All media welcome for consideration. Applicants must be members ...
2018 – July

2018 – July

Renovations – We are delighted to announce the completion of a first round of renovation works at Interface, thanks to capital investment on behalf of the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This work has seen a solid fuel stove installed, which heats five radiators, as well as the ...
2018 – March

2018 – March

Artists in Residence – Stéphanie Auger and Vanessa Locatelli explored the use of local plants, lichens and seaweeds for dying fabric.  This project was generously supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts. Share: ...
2018 – February

2018 – February

Open Call Deadline: 2nd March 2018 Calling all artists, musicians and writers interested in residencies Autumn – Winter 2018 and Winter – Spring 2019. Please send a pdf to info@alannahrobins.com. The pdf should include your proposal (no more than 1 page), CV, artists’s statement and eight samples of recent work. ...
2018 – January

2018 – January

Artists in Residence – Ruth le Gear and Kaitlyn Bryson   Ruth and Kaitlin met on the Land Arts of the American West expedition, as part of the Water rights programme at SFAI in 2016.It was there that they learnt that their complementary art practices and epistemological perspectives could demonstrate how artwork can heal ...
2017 – December

2017 – December

Foad Alijani, Masanori Matsuda, Jolene Mok, Sarasija Subramanian & Michael Geddis as Artists in Residence. Iranian artist Foad Alijani should have been artist in residence together with Matsuda, Geddis, Mok and Subramanian. However, due to his not be granted a visa, he was sadly unable to be in Connemara for ...
2017 – November

2017 – November

  @ STOCKHOLM SURFACE TENSION 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 ...
2017 – October

2017 – October

Jasmin Märker as Artist in Residence. ‘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 ...
2017 – October

2017 – October

Brett Sroka and Rauno Nieminen in concert at the Galway Jazz Festival Share: ...
2017 – October

2017 – October

Sluice Biennale HIRAETH Interface and Carousel in collaboration at Sluice Biennial, Hackney, exploring the longing for the homeland, nostalgia and borders. Share: ...
2017 – September

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 ...
2017 –  August

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 ...
2017 – July

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 ...
2017 – June

2017 – June

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

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 ...
2017 – March

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.  with thanks to   Some pictures of Glynn and Dalmazzo at work on site, in interview on Connemara Community Radio, and on a guided shore walk ...
2017 – January

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. ...
2016 – November

2016 – November

Interface in attendance at the ResArtis Conference at Tehran exploring Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity with thanks to: Share: ...
2016 – September

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. Share: ...
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