VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Concentration map 23 May 2020

Cloud Studies

Forensic Architecture

10 November 2021 - 06 February 2022

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Ursula Burke

15 November 2021 - 30 January 2022

The Corona 2021 film still

The Corona

Commissioned by CYPSC, Carlow

05 October 2021 - 06 February 2022

Cian mini workout 4

Mini Workout

Cian Kinsella

15 November - 30 January 2022

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Atlantic Arc

under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny

Sunday 6 February


Man Down

Róisín Whelan Dance

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February 2022

Art & Ideas

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Hurricane Ida: what can I do to help?

In solidarity with the communities affected by the issues addressed by our current Forensic Architecture exhibition, here are five things you can do to help.

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.

Cancelled and Rescheduled Shows

Due to the reduction of audiences to indoor live events by 50% some up-coming shows have been cancelled or rescheduled.

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.