THE GALWAY Cartoon Festival is back next month with a host of exhibitions, events, and brilliant cartoons and cartooning from October 1 to 9.
The festival’s flagship exhibition will be At Large at the 2020 Hub at the Corn Store. It will be a humorous look, by top Irish and International cartoonists, at how the world has coped with the restrictions of the past 18 months. The Corn Store Hub will also showcase Expo Comic - 20 years of Comic Art from Spain, in association with the Instituto Cervantes.
The Galway City Museum will display works created in Galway by the famous British artist Augustus John, and Iconic Galway Characters, caricatures of contemporary faces about town by local and international artists.
The festival’s featured artist is Brian O’Toole, whose works will go on display at the Town Hall Theatre foyer. The annual ‘Draw on the Wall’ will see several blank wall spaces provided throughout the city to encourage people to draw and discover their inner cartoonist.
‘Meet the Cartoonists’ is a chance to meet some of the visiting cartoonists and caricaturists, see them in action, and perhaps receive a great drawing. There will also be an exhibition of cartoon art as Gaeilge in Tarrain E I nGaeilge (Draw it in Irish ) which will take place at The Corn Store and Aras Eanna, Irish ÓIrr.
As well as this, local caricaturist Allan Cavanagh [pictured above] will be available to draw your caricature, and there will be an art trail, and a historic walk on Augustus John’s time in the city, and shops and businesses featuring mini exhibitions of cartoons in their windows. There will also be a workshop from leading French cartoonist, Fabrice Matray.
For more information see https://galwaycartoons.eu and to support the festival, go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/fszxdm-galway-cartoon-festival-2021