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Cregal Art…for all your art supplies

cregalartCregal Art, on the Monivea Road, close to the big Eircom telecomms tower, has an extensive range of products to cater for the serious and not so serious artist.  They have plenty of parking there too, it’s very much a convenient artists, pop in store.  Tell them ArtistsofGalway sent you!

Visit their website at Cregal Art

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A co-operative of Galway artists?

a co-operative of artists?

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A co-operative structure was suggested to artistsofgalway and we thought we would run it by the viewers of the website and the artists in particular.  Would you personally support the idea? If so, let us have your comments via the website or by emailing your views to artistsofgalway@gmail.com

ICOS (www.icos.ie) is a national organization that supports the start-up or co-operatives. Such a structure would be advantageous to a group of new artists as it would;

  • formalise a structure of support and co-operation
  • reduce costs for everybody concerned
  • afford opportunities for group purchase e.g. discount on artists’ materials
  • create a brand
  • improve marketing and sales scope

Let artistsofgalway know what you think, please!

Arja Sweeney – 4 paintings

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Expressions of interest sought….participants for a city gallery

ArtistsofGalway is looking for expressions of interest from artists from all the disciplines who would be interested in seeing their work on display in a prominent Galway city venue.

The website has been approached by a long established Galway businessman who would like to pursue the idea of opening a gallery and display area with interested artists.

Such a development would be largely dependent on the support of the artists  themselves and subject to terms and conditions in everyone’s interest. The lead-in time would be a matter of weeks but the timing should dovetail nicely with the Christmas period,  a traditionally good time for selling.  At this time we are looking for comments (via the website itself), issues, queries or any matter that you, the artist, might like to air as we take a measure of its viability.

Comments may be made or questions raised via the email address too ; artistsofgalway@gmail.com.

If visitors to the website, artists, and any other interested party express interest in such a venture we will compile a very short audit with interested parties based on the issues raised e.g. cost, security, insurance etc.  Get writing and share your views .  A further consideration will be to organise a meeting of interested parties over the coming weeks to discuss further potential development plans.  All of the above will depend largely on your personal level of interest.

Comments of a positive or negative nature are being invited and the author of the comment will not be identified without his or her prior consent.

As the old adage goes…”opportunity comes to pause and not to stay”!

Bernice Walsh

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Mary Teresa Keane

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Kernan Andrews

Kernan Andrews is from Galway. He is the Arts Editor and Political Correspondent for the Galway Advertiser newspaper. He holds an MA in English and a H Dipp in Applied Communications (Journalism) from NUI Galway.

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Guest artist…Peter Heelan

Our guest artist this month is Peter Heelan, originally from Dublin.

Peter’s work can be seen by clicking the link here

Artists of Galway now has followers in the UK and the USA as our site statistics show.

So to all you overseas followers of Artists of Galway, here’s a reminder of our contact details including the international code

artistsofgalway@gmail.com

+353 83 3284079

Raidió na Gaeltachta…go raibh maith agaibh!

Thanks to Raidió na Gaeltachta who carried the story of ArtistsofGalway.com on the popular programme Iris Aniar this morning.  It also featured as a news item on their Western news bulletin  at 1pm and 6pm.   The recording of the programme will be uploaded to the site presently so that you can hear it for yourself!  Describing art on radio is a challenge but no doubt the broadcast will attract additional traffic to the website.  ArtistsofGalway.com will continue  to spread its word anyway it can!

You can also listen to it by following this link

iris aniar

and starting at a point 27 minutes and 55 seconds into the programme! (Slide the expanding green bar forward to the 27th minute mark.)

Municipal art gallery?

We lack a municipal art Gallery in Galway city.  Think of its magnetic tourist attraction if we had one! It is appartent to Artists of Galway, given the response that this website has received, that there are scores of artists whose combined work could contribute to the economy of this city.  AOG made an approach to Galway City council with a view to having, as a temporary measure, art works displayed in the new Knocknacarra Community Centre.  The response was positive, but of course, the logistics have to be worked out.  De réir a chéile a tógtar na caisleáin…..