VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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The Drew House Band - Remembering Ronnie with Phelim Drew


Friday 16th September 2022

Talking Hands Emanuel 1

Speech Sounds

Curated by Iarlaith Ni Fhearois

09 Jun - 21 Aug 2022


Anthotype Workshop - A sustainable photography process

With Artist Kasia Kaminska

21st August 2022

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Future Light from Distant Stars

David Beattie

09 Jun 2022 - 31 Dec 2023

Connie byrne

Shakti Yoga with Connie Byrne

06 Aug - 20 Aug 2022

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An Evening with Rory's Stories and Special Guests

Thursday 15th September 2022

Art & Ideas

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The Stream Will Rise

Michaële Cutaya

Writer/researcher Michaële Cutaya responds to Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burcá's exhibition One Hundred Steps

Am I the last person on earth?

David Toop

In response to Christopher Steenson's exhibition Soft Rains Will Come, David Toop reflects on sound, memory, and the long-distance connections forged by shortwave radio

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'.


Deirdre O’Mahony and The PLOT 1 at VISUAL Carlow

Deirdre O’Mahony's work explores sustainable agriculture, food systems and how farmers and rural communities are navigating this terrain. Her ongoing project The Sustainment Experiments is a form of public inquiry that considers what actions can be taken concerning farming and food consumption in the context of the ecological and climate crisis. As part of Sustainment Experiments, Deirdre has been working with VISUAL over a number of years. Currently, on a piece of land on the grounds of VISUAL, Deirdre is growing sainfoin, a fodder crop that has fallen out of use in Ireland but has many wonderful benefits, including inproved animal health, promoting nitrogen fixing in soil and supporting biodiversity.

South East Venue Network Bursary 2022 awarded to Waterford dance theatre artist.

Dance theatre artist Rachel Brennan has been awarded the South East Venue Network (SEVN)’s Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary for 2022.

Vacancy - Learning Programme Facilitator

Visual is hiring a Learning Programme Facilitator. Closing date is August 17th 2022 at 5pm.