Out & About in Mayo

Triple artist exhibition opens in Ballina

Do not miss this thrilling thought provoking exhibition called Sites for Temporary witness, by Caroline Doolin, Meadhbh O’Connor and Molly O’Dwyer. The mental representations the artists create in the minds of their audience are abound within Sites for temporary witness. By means of video, photography, sculpture and installation each artist's practice engages the mechanics of other fields of expertise and methods of inquiry. The exhibition will run until Saturday April 27 in the Ballina Arts Centre.

Barbara next up for Linenhall Film Club

The next screening at the Linenhall Film Club on Tuesday April 16 at 8pm is Barbara, a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War drama set in 1980. Barbara is a Berlin doctor who has been banished to the stifling grind of a rural East German medical centre as punishment for applying for an exit visa. Continually harassed by a local Stasi official, and plotting an escape to the West and her West German boyfriend, she finds herself growing more attached to a young fellow physician, a gentle loner whose intentions are never quite clear, and she is eventually thrown into a dilemma between the need for freedom and the warmth and gratitude she receives from others. An Oscar-nominated film from writer/director Christian Petzold. Admission is €5 and the Linenhall Film Club screens a film every second Tuesday.

Advice for artists talk in Ballina

Patrick T Murphy, Director, Royal Hibernian Academy will offer useful advice for artists on exhibition submissions, artists’ statements and other aspects of professional development in the Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday, April 20 at 11am. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to access real professional expertise by one of Ireland’s leading visual arts figures. Admission to the talk is €10 and booking is essential.

Strahan exhibition continues in Linenhall

Substratum, a new body of work by Irish artist Vauney Strahan continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of April. Substratum, meaning an underlying layer, is an exhibition of paintings, in oil on board, that captures the artist’s interpretation of the relationship between the spaces that surround us and our own inner world.

The Celtic Zoo at the Custom House

Limerick sculptor, Tom Fitzgerald’s exhibition The Celtic Zoo will run until Sunday, week April 14. The Celtic Zoo is a set of twenty four mixed media drawings on paper, completed in 2011. The drawings are an attempt to document, in an absurd and satirical manner, the ineptitude, greed and corruption of recent years in Ireland, with particular reference to the Celtic Tiger period. Also running in the Custom House until, April 14 is an exhibition of paintings by Bartoz Kolata entitled Patience.

Competition for young trad radio presenter on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Are a young musician interested in radio presenting? If so, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta is running a competition that may be of interest to you. As part of Tots, Tweens and Teens week on RTÉ of young people’s programming, Raidió na Gaeltachta is offering one young presenter the opportunity to co-present Sunday morning traditional music programme Béal Maidine with Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha on Sunday, April 21 from 8am to 10am in the station HQ in Casla, Connemara. To enter the competition, you need to record yourself introducing a piece of music, as Gaeilge, and send it to Comórtas Bhéal Maidine, c/o Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Casla, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe. You can contact Neansaí on [email protected] .

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