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Huge paintings on view at GIAF Gallery

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 10:56am

Story by David Burke
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Huge paintings on view at GIAF Gallery

A VISITOR enjoying Night Cargo. Photos: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

Huge paintings on view at GIAF Gallery

A VISITOR enjoying Night Cargo. Photos: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

AS an autumn rather than a summer festival, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) emits a different vibe this year, but in a time of pandemic we are grateful for anything to lift us from the plodding everyday experience.

One of the big features of the usual GIAF, apart from the music in the famous festival Big Top, is the range of exhibitions.

This year that number is reduced also, but the Festival Gallery is back. In the past this has hosted some spectacular shows in its various venues, from David Mach's nail-studded sculpture in the Galway Shopping Centre to Patricia Piccinini's incredibly lifelike mutants in the old Connacht Tribune Printworks.

The gallery returns to its city centre location on William Street courtesy of An Post, and this this year stages two significant exhibitions, Night Cargo, a major new exhibition by celebrated Irish artist Hughie O’Donoghue, and Three Women by the internationally acclaimed video artist Bill Viola.

Read the full feature in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online www.tuamherald.ie

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