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Burning Bright 2013

Galway Arts Centre, in partnership with Galway City Council, Galway County Council, and
Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, are pleased to invite you to the opening of this year's
Burning Bright exhibition.

This is an annual event celebrating the creativity in older age, celebrating its 10th year on
Wednesday May 1st until the 31st in Galway Arts Centre. This is an annual exhibition with a
series of visual art residencies in Care Settings throughout the City and County of Galway.

Burning Bright is part of the Bealtaine Festival, which takes place nationwide throughout
the month of May. Throughout the spring, professional visual artists gave workshops
in residential facilities, exploring creativity with different art materials, focusing on this
year's theme; 'Mapping and Memory'. The artists and residents worked together to create
individual artworks which will be on display in Galway Arts Centre.

This year's participants are St. Francis CNU, St Rita's in University Hospital Galway, Units 5
and 6 in Merlin Park University Hospital Galway, Solas in Mervue, St. Anne's in Clifden, Ionad
Lae in Carraroe, Aras Ronán in Inis Mór, Aras Mhic Dara in Leitir Mealoan, Portumna Day
Centre, Maryfield in Athenry, and Brendan's CNU in Loughrea.

The launch will take place in the Galway Arts Centre on May 1st at 1.30pm, and is opened
by Micheal O Muircheartaigh and Tom Kenny. This will be followed by a tea dance in Nuns
Island with a traditional Irish band formed specially for the occasion.

“Art knows no age.
The body may grow old,
But the imagination
Still burns bright.”
Jane Alexander,

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