THE MYTHOLOGICAL story of Hy-Brasil, which legend says lies off the west coast of Ireland, is the starting point for this year's TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, curated by Mary Cremin.
TULCA, which will run in various locations around Galway from November 13 to 29, will explore myth, history, and current concerns about climate change. TULCA will take place ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and will seek to create a platform for artists to respond to this issue. There will also be a programme titled Hy-Brasil Dialogues, a series of talks and discussions around climate change, archaeology, ecology, and sustainable architecture.
TULCA have also put out an open call for proposals from individual artists or groups that respond to the themes for this year's festival. Ms Cremin a Dublin based writer, art historian, and independent curator, said: “The open call provides a platform for practitioners from different disciplines to engage with the subject of the exhibition through existing work or new propositions. It’s also an exciting opportunity for the curator to select works of high quality that add to the ambition of the exhibition”.
The deadline for submissions is July 5. For more information see www.tulcafestival.com