VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Concentration map 23 May 2020

Cloud Studies

Forensic Architecture

10 Nov 2021 - 21 Jan 2022

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Ursula Burke

15 Nov 2021 - 21 Jan 2022

The Corona 2021 film still

The Corona

Commissioned by CYPSC, Carlow

05 October 2021 - 21 January 2022

Cian mini workout 4

Mini Workout

Cian Kinsella

15 November – 21 January

Jerry Fish Christmas Cab Web Copy

Carlow Live and Local

November and December 2021

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Showcasing Carlow design and craft this Christmas

December 2021

Art & Ideas

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Interview with Fiona Mc Donald

Fiona Mc Donald discusses her data-driven artworks in Woman in the Machine

Artist Fiona Mc Donald explains how she uses coding and electronics to represent nature in data-driven artworks. The first in a series of interviews with artists from VISUAL’s Woman in the Machine exhibition.

George Bolster Screening and Q&A

Screening of two short films by George Bolster and artist interview with VISUAL's Director Emma Lucy O'Brien


Sue Rainsford presents the second commissioned response to Woman in the Machine

Art writer and author Sue Rainsford hones in on the works of four artists in Woman in the Machine, using imagination, poetic language and literary references to untangle ideas of extraction and ooze


VISUAL and Covid-19

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

Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows this December 2021

We are sad to confirm that the annual Panto by Striking Productions, Freezin, The Quare Cold Panto will not go ahead.

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.