VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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Environmental Film Festival

County Carlow Environmental Network

21 April - 16 June 2022

A space to make good decisions

Short Circuit

Short Circuit is a series of four conversation events taking place in Helena Fitzgerald’s exhibition A Space for Making Good Decisions About Place in April and May 2022.

27 Apr - 18 May 2022

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National Drawing Day

A series of workshops for young adults aged 8+ by artist Banbha McCann

21st May 2022

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The Visit

by Deirdre Kinahan 

Thursday 26 May 2022

Juno 2022

Juno and the Paycock

by Sean O'Casey

Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th June 2022

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Neil Delamare

Saturday 17 September 2022

Art & Ideas

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Am I the last person on earth?

David Toop

In response to Christopher Steenson's exhibition Soft Rains Will Come, David Toop reflects on sound, memory, and the long-distance connections forged by shortwave radio

Handful of Earth

A poem by Róisín Kelly, written in response to Ursula Burke’s exhibition Supplicants

Writer and poet Róisín Kelly looks towards Ursula Burke’s work at VISUAL Carlow to reflect on ideas of community, survival and the loss of sharing collective emotion in this specially commissioned poem 'Handful of Earth'.

Against bold visions

Chris Hayes on Iarlaith Ni Fheorais's programme Speech Sounds

An essay for Speech Sounds, bringing a critical perspective towards the politics of art, hope and imagination


VISUAL and Covid-19

Learn how we are ensuring your visit is safe as possible.

The Arts Council and Local Government host Places Matter Conference at VISUAL

The Arts Council and Local Government will jointly host its third biennial conference, Places Matter, on 24 and 25 March 2022 in VISUAL Carlow.

Our Thriving Tribe Book Launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our newest publication Our Thriving Tribe. A collection of 22 interviews conducted with Irish Artists, Arts Workers and Practitioners exploring entrepreneurialism in the arts.