HERITAGE WEEK - The Celtic Revival & Contemporary Art
NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK
The Celtic Revival & Contemporary Art
2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage, a year of events, activities and celebrations all around Europe. Cultural heritage is the fabric of our lives and societies. It surrounds us in the buildings of our towns and cities and is expressed through natural landscapes and archaeological sites. It is not only made up of literature, art and objects but also by the crafts we learn, the stories we tell, the food we eat and the films we watch.
National Heritage Week takes place from 18-26 August, and is all about sharing stories and making connections. The Galway Arts Centre building was built in the 1840's and was originally the residence for the Persse family, whose most famous member was Lady Augusta Gregory, patron of the Arts and co-founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. During National Heritage Week we will be celebrating Lady Augusta Gregory and her influence on the Celtic Revival Movement.
The Celtic Revival & Contemporary Art is a contemporary response to Lady Gregory's influence on the Celtic Revival Movement examining her contribution to Irish storytelling, Celtic art, and the fast-fading Irish language through multi-disciplinary approaches including visual, literary and audio visual works.