Public invited to free tours in Connemara and Galway city next week

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Free tours in Connemara and Galway city will take place next Tuesday, 12 July as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) Summer School. 

A free public walking tour and workshop will be held at the Marconi Wireless Station near Clifden in Connemara, and a tour of the Irish Pavilion from the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale will also take place in Galway city.

The IAF Summer School is tying in with the Galway Arts Festival exhibition ‘Entanglement’, which represented Ireland in 2021 at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

‘Entanglement’ Exhibition Tour will take place on Tuesday from 11am to 12 midday at Fairgreen Gallery, Fairgreen Road in Galway city.

Architect and ANNEX curatorial team member Donal Lally will lead the exhibition tour at the venue.

The workshop and walking tour at the Marconi station will take place on the same day, from 2pm to 6pm.

The meeting point is the ‘Entanglement’ exhibition, Fairgreen Gallery, where a complimentary bus will depart at 2.00pm and arrive at 3.15pm at the Marconi Wireless Station.

Cultural producer and arts educator Frank Monahan will facilitate site-specific creative challenges at the Marconi Wireless Station, Connemara, while leading Irish field archaeologist Michael Gibbons will lead a walking tour of the location.

An on-site workshop will take place from 3.15pm – 4.30pm, with attendees arriving back at Fairgreen Gallery in the city for 6pm.

Curated by ANNEX collective – a group of artists, architects and urban researchers – ‘Entanglement’ addresses the environmental, cultural and human impact of data, and aims to reframe the way we understand data production while exploring its impact on everyday life.

The events taking place as part of the IAF Summer School at ‘Entanglement’ are free and open to everyone.

The Sumer School is concluding with an online seminar on Thursday, 21st July, 1pm to 2.30pm, featuring members of the ANNEX curatorial team.

For more information and to book, go to https://architecturefoundation.ie/news/iaf-summer-school-2022/