Culture night 2022 at VISUAL - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Culture Night 2022 at VISUAL

VISUAL is delighted to be apart of Culture Night for 2022 on September 23rd. There are many free events planned with the galleries remaining open until 9.30pm.

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The evening will begin with the official launch of our Autumn/Winter Season at 6pm by the CEO and Artistic Director of VISUAL, Emma Lucy O'Brien. This season will feature work by Elizabeth Cope - The Palpable Bump at the Bridge of the Nose, Clíodhna Timoney - Flashes of Light and aemi - In the long now. These will all run until the 8th of January 2023. All are welcome to attend the launch and light refreshments will be served.

Later in the evening, you can join Áine Donohoe on Button Accordion, Lisa De Buitléir on Fiddle, Megan McDonald on Concertina and Jack Gladney on Guitar this Culture Night in VISUAL at 8.15pm. Having connected through the love of traditional music and session trails, this dynamic traditional quartet are regularly sought after musicians both in Carlow and around the world having each toured and performed in various corners of the globe.
Performing expressive and adventurous arrangements of traditional Irish music, this group are sure to lift the spirits and rise the dust!

Also on the night, to celebrate the opening of a new season of exhibitions at VISUAL, local painter Bridget Flannery will facilitate an outdoor painting workshop in response to the work of Elizabeth Cope. Participants will experiment with mixing paint in the changing evening light, amidst the festivities of the opening of a new season of exhibitions, and create their own paintings to take home. All ages and abilities welcome and painting will take place outside, weather permitting or inside if required. Materials will be provided and the workshop starts at 7.30pm. This will be a first come first served basis event so be early to avoid disappointment.

Theatre maker Anna Galligan will host free storytelling session for children young people and their families throughout the evening. You can just drop in from 6pm and enjoy the stories in the surrounds of our beautiful theatre.

Following speeches from the launch, artist and chef, Rudi-Lee McCarthy will prepare a selection of tasting dishes to open a conversation about food provenance and scarcity. This is in response to the ongoing Future Light From Distant Stars project by artist David Beattie.

Remember that all events are free so don't miss out.