Event Details


12/04/2024 – 17/04/2024




Galway Arts Centre | Nuns Island Theatre



Event Type


Arts Alive Galway are delighted to unveil two exceptional audio-visual pieces created in collaboration with artist Jane Cassidy. Identity delves into the multifaceted identities of ten artists with intellectual disabilities.

People with intellectual disabilities are often marginalised in society, they can go unseen and their voices unheard. By showcasing the identity of 10 individuals with intellectual disabilities IDENTITY aims to challenge preconceived notions around people with intellectual disabilities and reshape the way the world sees them. By showcasing their perspectives and lives the exhibition seeks to dismantle stereotypes and to amplify their voices.

“Portraits of our Lives” uses animation, video, and voice over to delve into the talents, interests, and dreams of the ten artists in Arts Alive. Each digital portrait aims to celebrate the richness of their individuality and platform their diverse identities. The piece was created in collaboration with Jane Cassidy and Laura O’Connell, it uses animations created on Procreate, video pieces and voice overs all created by the artists over a 5 month period.

“Projections of an Artist” is a multimedia digital art film that was created by the 10 artists in Arts Alive Galway in collaboration with artist: Jane Cassidy, choreographer: Gary Walshe and film maker: Alison McDonnell- White. The 10 artists developed individual digital art pieces creating imagery that reflect something important in their lives. Their artwork in the film is projected back onto the artists as they move, dance and connect with their artwork. This exhibit also offers the audience an experience of immersing themselves within the projections that the artists have created. Original music by Jane Cassidy.

Proudly supported by Galway City Arts Office and Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.

Accessibility Information

We invite the audience to take time to watch the two pieces individually. Both pieces have a combined running time of 30 mins. We will have lots of places to sit so you can rest while you enjoy the two pieces. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Audio description and subtitles available. Relaxed viewings. Masks can be worn if required.

Company Biography

Arts Alive is a new community based arts programme set in the heart of the West End in Galway City, Ireland. We provide an innovative programme of arts training where young adults with an intellectual disability can focus on both personal and artistic development. We also enjoy working as an ensemble, bringing performing arts projects and exhibits to a high standard and giving our group a voice and a place in the artistic community.