VISUAL Centre of Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Sky Fold by architects Emmett Scanlon, Jeffrey Bolhuis and Laurence Lord (AP+E) Photo Credit Aisling McCoy

Sky Fold

A project on the exterior of VISUAL by architects Emmett Scanlon, Jeffrey Bolhuis and Laurence Lord (AP+E)

10 May - 30 Sept 2021

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Doorstep Dances

Free dance workshops in person or online for over 65's in Carlow.

June - December 2021

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin MacDonagh

Thursday 14 October 2021

1 M9 A1988 Finghin Collins Photo credit Frances Marshall

Finghin Collins - Wanderer Tour

Thursday 18 November 2021

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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre present

Tuesday 30 November

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Tommy Fleming - 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday 11 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.

Interview with Judy Foley

Artist Judy Foley on how she combines scientific knowledge with ancient traditions of needlecraft


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.

Fiona Mc Donald win ARTWORKS Prize 2021

VISUAL Carlow and Carlow Arts Festival are pleased to announce Fiona Mc Donald as the winner of the ARTWORKS Prize 2021.

Dance Artist Roisin Whelan Receives Propel Programme Award

The Strollers Network, Ireland’s largest Arts Centre network, is delighted to announce Dance Artist Roisin Whelan as the recipient of the Propel Programme Award 2021/22.