Open air exhibition keeping the arts alive in Galway

Galway Daily arts Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme

Museums and galleries may be closed, but Galway City itself is being turned into an exhibition, with displays of art, poetry, and stories in the coming months.

To kick things off, the rest of October will see an exhibition of photography by Dr. Chaosheng Zhang, a Prof of Geography at NUI Galway, at Eyre Square Shopping Centre.

Dr Zhang’s stunning photos of Galway have been freely shared and widely admired on Twitter since 2017, and from this Thursday

This space will see different exhibitions showcasing a different aspect of the incredible artistic community in Galway each month.

November will showcase imagination and creativity of young people in the City and December will have an exciting Christmas themed exhibition.

This is a project funded through Galway City Council’s Creative Ireland funding as part of the Irish Government’s campaign ‘Getting Through Covid-19 Together’.

The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year culture based initiative that emphasises the importance of human creativity for individual and national wellbeing.

“I would encourage everyone to check out what is happening and to take the opportunity to attend or take part in Creative Ireland projects around the City,” said Councillor Mike Cubbard, Mayor of Galway.

“You never know what will spark your imagination and creativity. We have all seen just how much creativity and the arts support health and well-being during the last few months. As the Mayor of Galway City I’m proud of our creative reputation.”