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TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2012

TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2012

“What Became Of The People We Used To Be?”

Curated by Gregory McCartney 9th - 23rd November

“Whether it is arrogance, over-confidence or simply complacency we tend to take our personal landscapes for granted - until there is a seismic shift and we are left wondering what went wrong and who exactly is to blame.”Gregory McCartney

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Galway Arts Centre is delighted to be one of the venues in the 10th edition of Tulca Festival of Visual Art. Tulca 2012 will open to the public on November 9th at 8pm in the Tulca Festival Gallery, Fairgreen Building, Fairgreen Road, Galway.

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Galway Arts Centre’s gallery will play host to artists Seamus Murphy, Eimearjean McCormack, George Shaw, Susan Lynch, Brigitte Ziegler, David Hepher, Lisa Malone and Nicolas Keogh. Screen based works by Niamh O’Malley and Megs Morley & Tom Flanagan will be shown in Nuns Island Theatre.

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Tulca presents a variety of local, national and international contemporary artists in multiple venues around Galway city and county. This year’s festival brings together 41 artists in over 10 locations with work including photography, performance, installations, painting and video art. Tulca 2012 will focus on landscape, on the ideas of progression and regression, which in essence is a focus on change. It is about psychological landscapes as much as the physical geography, as an interest in landscape is, at its heart, an interest in people and how they react to transformation.

Alongside visual art TULCA will present a full programme of educational talks, tours and workshops as well as playing host to a site specific Public Art Installation at Inis Bearacháin in Connemara. This Puiblic Art Installation is commissioned by Galway County Council and supported by Ealaion na Gaeltachta.


Tulca Festival of Visual Arts is free to all visitors.

For more information go to the website www.tulca.ie,, follow Tulca on Facebook

www.facebook.com/tulcafestival or Twitter http://twitter.com/TulcaGalway

Dr Gregory McCartney is the founder and project coordinator/editor of the ‘Abridged’ project. He is a former director of the Context Gallery and is currently a member of the Void curatorial committee. He is also a freelance visual arts curator, poet and archive co-ordinator. He has extensive experience in curating, coordinating and managing projects and exhibitions as well as managing the publication of various journal and periodicals. In 2013 he is preparing three major public art/garden projects for Void for the 2013 City of Culture celebrations in Derry city along with continuing with ‘Abridged’. He has recently completed a PHD in ‘The Curation of Archives as Tools for Regional Arts Regeneration in North West Ireland

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