VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre


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.

Silver-Tongued Seas

Work commissioned by VISUAL Carlow as part of Iarlaith Ni Fheorais's Speech Sounds programme is presented in an exhibition at Jupiter Woods, London from 16th – 31st October.

Materials Matter Summer Workshops

Clare Breen's account of the Materials Matter Summer workshop series

Materials Matter, Ábhar Ábhar is a container, a holder, a way of thinking and a movement, that explores the production of sustainable art materials. The aim is to bring together practices and forgotten ways of working that are passed along, embellished, reworked, indigenous or partially remembered.

Engaging with Architecture

A project exploring the former Braun building by Emma Geoghegan and 4th year students from TU Dublin School of Architecture.

The former Braun building occupies a 30 acre site on the north eastern edge of Carlow town. A colossal building with over 20,000sqm of floor area, it has loomed large as a physical presence, and for four decades has marked an arrival point into the town. Despite its size, it has always seemed impenetrable, private and slightly mysterious.