VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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Cinema: A screening of the documentaries 'Floating on a Dead Sea' and 'Gaza'

All proceeds from this screening go to Palestine Children's Relief Fund and Palestinian Circus School.

Sunday 23rd June 2024

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Behind the Curtain - Little VISUAL Summer Camp 2024

An action packed drama and art summer camp for young people aged 6 - 8 years.

Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July 2024


Behind the Curtain - VISUAL Summer Camp 2024

An action packed drama and art summer camp for young people aged 8-16 years.

Monday 8th July - Friday 12th July 2024

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Cinema - Jaws

Seventies blockbuster movie, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Thursday 20th June 2024

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Tom Moran Is A Big Fat Filthy Disgusting Liar

Have you ever told a lie? How bad was it? And how far would you go to keep it a secret? Tom Moran brings his critically acclaimed show to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in association with the Abbey Theatre Dublin.

Tues 18th & Weds 19th June 2024


Mary Byrne - Check Me Out

Mary Byrne returns to her roots to share her incredible story in her own words, live on-stage at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre.

Friday 21st June 2024

Art & Ideas

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Wendy Erskine

Author Wendy Erskine responds to VISUAL’s Spring Visual Arts Programme. Using a subjective and fragmented approach, Erskine fuses her insights on the artists' work with memories and anecdotes on different places and spaces

What I see when I see Eyes Skinned (1988, 4 minutes, 4 seconds)

Chitra Ramaswamy

A response to Mona Hatoum's video works by the award-winning non-fiction writer Chitra Ramaswamy

The Geometry of Failure

Sheila Armstrong

In nature, chaos reigns – or does it? Author Sheila Armstrong looks at the wonders of geometry, geology and fractals that can be found across the natural world and in Sonia Shiel's exhibition Medusa In Pieces


Job Opportunity: Learning Curator (Maternity Cover)

VISUAL Carlow seeks a creative and motivated candidate to cover the position of Curator of Learning on an 8 month contract. This person will join a vibrant team of creative professionals and be responsible for the delivery of a dynamic learning programme

Open Call: South East Venue Network Artist Bursary Award 2024

The South-East Venue Network (SEVN) is delighted to announce details of its’ Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary award for 2024-25, which includes €14,000 in financial support awarded to an artist living and working in the South-East region

Open Call for Volunteers

VISUAL Carlow seeks enthusiastic volunteers to join its team!