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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Events Art in the Landscape 26th May | 13th July | 14th September | 19th October Booking essential | More information here Kindly supported by Creative Ireland Woodland Symposium Open Day Saturday 1st June – 2pm Encaustic Painting workshop with Isabelle Gaborit Encaustic Painting workshop with Isabelle Gaborit  15th/16th June...
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Art in the Landscape – Walks & Workshops

We are delighted to be partnering with Creative Ireland to deliver an exciting programme of workshops & walks, starting on Sunday 26th May. Art in the Landscape invites you to participate in a series of workshops partnering ecologist Marie Louise Heffernan & archaeologist Michael Gibbons with individual artists Helena Doyle...
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Supermarket Art Fair & Iceland

We were delighted to bring the work of Louise Manifold and Olivia Hassett to Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, where we got a really wonderful response to our work. It was a great pleasure to meet Ambassador Barbara Jones at the Fair, and to introduce her to many of our collaborative...
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Philip Fogarty at Interface – March 2024

Open Day 2pm, Saturday 23rd March We are delighted to be hosting Philip Fogarty. Philip Fogarty is a composer, performer and sound artist. He has toured his work with live ensembles in various configurations both in Ireland and abroad. His output ranges from his roots in Irish traditional to rock...
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Open day with Icelandic musicians in residence JFDR & Josh Wilkinson

Join us on Sunday 3rd March at 2pm for a performance by Jófríður Ákadóttir and Josh Wilkinson JFDR is Jófríður Ákadóttir. As a 14 year old in Reykjavik Ákadóttir began her musical career exploring the vast universe of experimental music while retaining a massive heart at her core. Over the...
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In CONVERSATION

Saturday 20th January at 2pm at Galway Arts Centre Michael Gibbons, archaeologist | Marie Louise Heffernan | Eimear Reidy, cellist in conversation about the Woodland Symposium project as part of the branch the fork the harrow Eimear Reidy will play live to Noelle Gallagher’s film Forest/ry, while Marie Louise Heffernan...
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Glaoch Oscailte | Open Call

Galway City & County based artists | ealaíontóirí, scríbhneoirí agus ceoltóirí atá lonnaithe i gceantair Ghaeltachta Galway City and Galway County based artists: 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...
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Sea Week: Artist’s Talk by Noeline Kavanagh & Workshop with Seçil Yaylalı

Noeline Kavanagh was the Artistic Director and CEO of Macnas Spectacle & Street Company from 2009-2022. In 2020 Macnas was awarded The Irish Times special Tribute Award for outstanding contribution to Irish culture. A graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Noeline also attended Central School of Speech...
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From Africa to Appalachia

Tuesday 19th September at 5pm From Africa to Appalachia explores the historical connections between the music of West Africa and the Americas, with a particular focus on the music of Southern Appalachia and the important impact of the n’goni, akonting and other lutes brought over by enslaved Africans on the development of the American banjo. Africa to...
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Ceramic Tile making workshop with Kay Aplin

Learn how to make your own relief tiles using a variety of techniques working with clay over 2 Saturdays in Connemara Saturdays 9th & 16th September 10am -4pm at Interface                                 Kay Aplin was artist...
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All the Dark Places exhibition

All the Dark Places in association with Galway International Arts Festival opens 13th July opening hours 12-6 daily, 14th-30th July All the Dark Places is a site-specific exhibition curated by Alannah Robins. In the unique environs at Interface, a visual artists’ workspace in the Inagh Valley, Connemara, this exhibition brings...
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Print making workshop with Clare Henderson

Dry point workshop with printmaker Clare Henderson – 19th July 11-3  Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal. In principle, the method is practically identical to engraving. The difference is in the...
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Open Day with Kay Aplin and Joseph Young on 24th June followed by feedback session

Join us at Interface on Saturday 24th June for an artist talk by resident artists Kay Aplin and Joseph Young, followed by dinner and a brainstorming/feedback session on the future of Interface Artists Talk: 2-4pm Kay Aplin and Joseph Young are current artists in residence at Interface, here for the...
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Immersion into Encaustic Painting with Isabelle Gaborit

Interface is delighted to host a weekend workshop with Isabelle Gaborit on the 8-9 July. About the workshop During this weekend workshop,  Isabelle will demonstrate various techniques which can be used by artists working with encaustic painting, focusing on geological activity and phenomena in relation to notions of time. Like...
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Serpentine Choir and Workshop-Sat 17th June 1-5pm

Serpentine Choir is a vocal ensemble based out of Bulbancha (New Orleans), Louisiana. Through sound installation and the creation of activated space, Serpentine collaborates with spirit, and with community, to facilitate places for transformation and healing. Jane Cassidy will lead a workshop of listening and group performance exercises on the...
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Residencies Awarded at Interface for 2023 and 2024

Interface is delighted to announce our artist residency recipients for 2023, 2024 & 2025. Artists were selected by an artist panel earlier this year. Galway County Council Arts Office Residency for 2023 was awarded to Noeline Kavanagh. Noeline Kavanagh is an award winning director receiving critical acclaim for their pioneering approach...
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Woodland Symposium Open Day

Please join us for the Open Day of the third Woodland Symposium, to see the work of Brett Sroka, Christine Mackey, Helena Doyle, Linda Schirmer, Noelle Gallagher & Sarah Roseingrave. 2-4pm, Saturday 29th April The hatchery building where Interface is located is surrounded by 37 acres of Sitka Spruce forest...
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Interface Receives an International Residency Scheme Award from the Arts Council

Interface was delighted to receive an International Residency Award this year from the Arts Council of Ireland. This award will fund a series of residencies in Ireland, Sweden and Turkey. The artists selected are Anna Macleod, Kathryn Maguire, Eliška Kováčiková, Kate Fahey and Zahra Zavareh. Each artist will undertake 5...
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Mark Andreas-Memory of a Spruce-Thursday 6th April

We have been delighted to have artist Mark Andreas on residency this month. Join us on Thursday 6th April at 6pm when Mark will present his new sculpture “Memory of a Spruce” made from one Sitka Spruce tree. The work is exploring the beauty of a tree within the larger...
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Open Call

OPEN CALL – 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...
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2022 – November

OPEN CALL – Call out for artists-International Residency Programme-Partnership Interface, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Pasaj (Istanbul) and Detroit (Stockholm) Interface is delighted to issue this call out for a fully funded series of exchange residencies in 2023. This open call is directed to Ireland-based artists at all levels of their practice...
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2022 – November

Tá ann áthas orainn beirt ealaiontóir a óstail le tacaíocht mhaoiniú Ealain na Gaeltacht i mbliana: Caitríona Lane agus Blaithín Mac Donnell. Is file agus scríbhneoir dátheangach í Caitríona Lane. Tá cónaí uirthi i gConamara áit a fhaigheann sí inspioráid chun dul i mbun pinn ón saol nádúrtha agus osnádúrtha...
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Artists at Risk

ARTISTS at RISK is a network-institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. As a platform dedicated to persecuted art practitioners, the work of AR encompasses mapping and advocacy of arts professionals at risk, addressing their practical needs and advancing their artistic practice. To achieve this, carefully selected...
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Woodland Symposium Open Day

Woodland Symposium Brett Sroka | Christine Mackey | Linda Schirmer | Noelle Gallagher | Sarah Roseingrave Sea Week Singing Workshop with Anna Jurkiewicz – Saturday 22nd October 2-4pm Woodland Symposium Open Day – Saturday 29th October 2.30-5pm   Share:...
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2022 – September

Falling in Love Outward, in association with Clifden Arts Festival, is open from 11-6 daily 15th-25th September. The show is augmented with a works by Dolores Lyne|Tim Acheson|Lelia Ní Chathmhaoil|Bernie Dignam|Noel Arrigan|Eileen Ryan|Olivia Hassett|Mary Donnelly|Bryan Gerard Duffy|Selma Makela|Betty Gannon|Angela Williams| Margaret Irwin West|Linda Schirmer|Geraldine Behan The nine original artists are...
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Performance Ecologies

Performance Ecologies is curated by Áine Phillips and Alannah Robins and will take the form of a weekend of performance and talks exploring ecology and the environment. An afternoon of new performances will take place at Interface 2pm – 8pm on Saturday 27th August with an artists’ breakfast meet n...
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Falling in Love Outward

Falling in Love Outward Taking its title and impetus from The Ecology of Perception, an interview by Emergence magazine with philosopher David Abram, the exhibition urges a Falling in Love Outward as the only path towards ecological recovery.  Falling in Love Outward is curated by Interface artistic director Alannah Robins. The nine artists are...
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Origins – Storytelling Event – May 2022

Join storyteller Órla Mc Govern for this site-responsive performance at Interface on 21st May. Featuring live music from Yvonne & Liz Kane & Niceol Blue. In the lapping of the lake, in the bristling of the leaves, you’ll find them. They are hiding in the whispers of a neighbour, in...
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2022 – April

Glaoch Oscailte Tá iarratais á lorg againn ó ealaíontóirí, scríbhneoirí agus ceoltóirí atá lonnaithe i gceantair Ghaeltachta. Tabharfar tús áite dóibh siúd a bhfuil baint ag a gcuid saothar leis an teacht le chéile idir cúrsaí taighde san eolaíocht agus na healaíona. Tá stiúideo Interface lonnaithe in áitreabh atá á...
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Open Call – Galway City & County

Open Call for Galway City and Galway County based artists: 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...
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Chris Steenson & Peter Sheehan at Interface | Interface artists in Stockholm

Chris Steenson as artist in residence & students of GMIT Letterfrack at Interface with designer Peter Sheehan. in love out – exhibition of Interface artists at Detroit Stockholm – 24th  March – 1st April – Breda Burns|Selma Makela|Tim Acheson|Lelia Ní Chaithmhaoil Share:...
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2022 – February

Jo Kimmins & TECA Collective as artists in residence, and a visit by Red Bird Collective. We are delighted to have opened out doors for Jo Kimmins our first artist in residence of 2022, currently engaged on a fine art PhD at LIT to research whether water has a soul...
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2022 – January

Zahra Zavareh & Breda Burns in Exchange – In December 2021 we welcomed Iranian Zahra Zavareh to Interface, and in January 2022, Breda Burns was welcomed to the Detroit studio in Stockholm. This was the first exchange between the two artist-led organisations. Share:...
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2021 – November

Woodland Symposium – Five artists have been invited to reflect on the planned restoration of Sitka Spruce to native woodland. They are being led by ecologist Marie Louise Heffernan and archaeologist Michael Gibbons. The intention of the project is to initiate a slow-art response with longevity, which will evolve with...
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COTHÚ – in collaboration with GMIT Letterfrack

COTHÚ – Led by Jeremy Madden, the 4th year students of GMIT Letterfrack furniture college were invited to design and construct shelter for oak saplings. The saplings have grown from acorns planted by the jay, most likely transported from the Derryclare ancient oak forest across the lake from the hatchery...
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Passepartout Duo

Passepartout Duo at Interface – Passepartout Duo make music that escapes categorization, their ongoing travel around the world informs the multi-disciplinary collaborations, instrumental compositions, and music videos that constitute their body of work. Join us at Interface – 2pm, Saturday 23rd October – for a short concert and presentation by...
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Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels is a site specific, international collaborative arts project curated by South African artist Brent Meistre and programmed in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Clifden Arts Festival. Louise Manifold (IRL), Anne Marie Deacy (IRL), Noelle Gallagher (IRL) Christine Dixie (SA), Lesego Rampolokeng (SA), Monique Pelser (SA) Brent...
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2021 – August

Carrying the Songs at Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr August 10th – 22nd Share:...
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2021 – May-July

Since restrictions were lifted in May, we have been flat out hosting artists in residence, starting with Noelle Gallagher, who is making a response to the woodlands restoration project together with Colm Hogan. Ceramicist Rebecca Philbin’s residency was supported by Galway County Arts Office. We were delighted to finally host...
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2021 – April

Interface Online Meet Ups – On Tuesday 20th April, we had the last of this series of our online meetings in collaboration with Pasaj Istanbul and Detroit Stockholm. We finished with cake & candles, in a celebration of Mo’s (Margaret Irwin West’s) 95th birthday. We sang what can only be...
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2021 – March

Interface Online Members Sessions –  We are now halfway through this series of the online meet ups, which have been really well attended by members of Interface Inagh, Pasaj Istanbul and Detroit Stockholm. Sessions so far have included Cassandra’s Flight Workshop by Joanne Grune Yanoff (D); The Artist’s connection to...
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Online Meet Ups for members of Interface, Pasaj Istanbul & Detroit Stockholm

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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2020 – March

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

Artist in Residence – Laura Mc Morrow – Ireland Share:...
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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...
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2019 – December

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

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

Sea Week – in association with Conamara Environmental Education & Cultural Centre INTERFACE OPEN STUDIO – 19TH OCTOBER Share:...
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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:...
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Everything is Connected – Eileen Ryan

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

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

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...
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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...
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Michelene Huggard & Melissa O Faherty in association with Notre Dame

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

Artist In Residence – Leah Beggs – Galway with thanks to Galway County Council Share:...
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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...
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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...
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2018 – November

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

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

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

Artist in Residence – Darn Thorn – Ireland  Share:...
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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...
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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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2017 – October

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

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

Our deadline of 6th July for the open call of residencies Autumn/Winter 2017 is fast approaching. Share:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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2016 – November

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