Galway International Arts Festival 2021
It's a summer like no other ... but now the time is right to do something extraordinary.
Galway International Arts Festival have announced their 2021 programme, which will be running between 28th August to 18th September in Galway city and county. Indoors and outdoors, in person and online, all with your safety in mind.
See a full list of events here and use our Promo Code 'GIAFHOTEL2021' to avail of a 10% discount on the full price of the tickets.
See below some exciting Visual Art installstions that will surely ignite the imagination of everyone, be they young or old.
Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival for Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.
This year, Mirror Pavilion will host a new artwork, called 'Leaf Work', which will unfold on the LED screen presented in the spectacular 4,000–year–old Derrigimlagh Bog in Connemara throughout Galway's International Arts Festival 2021.
Elevate is the Galway International Arts Festival’s new commissioning/bursary strand to support Irish artists, and artists based in Ireland, as they create and present original, contemporary and captivating ideas to engage both live and digital audiences.
The Elevate 2021 artists are Joselle Ntumba and Beulah Ezeugo for their work on a digital archive called Éireann and I; dancer and choreographer Kristyn Fontanella who will create a new short solo dance; director Andrew Flynn and writer Donal Ryan will workshop a new play adapted from Ryan’s novel From a Low and Quiet Sea; musician and composer Michael Chang for his project Cuimhne Uisce; and singer–songwriter Niamh Regan will record and release new music In The Meantime.
These projects will be developed and performed across 2021 and 2022, so there will be plenty to go and see in the upcoming months.
Combining dance, physical theatre, music and poetry, After Love is a powerful exploration of the end of a long–term relationship. Based on a debut poetry collection by Dani Gill, this new dance show charts what we carry within us, the presence of another that lingers long after that person is gone.
Dance and poetry fuse in a visually stunning premiere with an original musical score from Anna Mullarkey and Adrian Harte, After Love promises to be an original, haunting and evocative new dance work, rooted in the west of Ireland.
Tickets on sale Friday 16 July, 10am.
Broken Vessels is a site specific, international collaborative arts project curated by South African artist Brent Meistre.
Situated in the unique environs at Interface, a visual artists’ workspace in the Inagh Valley, three Irish and three South African artists will collaborate to respond to structures located at this former salmon hatchery. They will engage with themes of containment, displacement and rebuilding across a range of practices, largely focusing on the moving image and sound art. The Irish artists are Louise Manifold, Anne Marie Deacy and Noelle Gallagher with Christine Dixie, Lesego Rampolokeng and Monique Pelser from South Africa.
A wonderful fusion of sound, dance and image, this live multimedia performance presents renowned choir Resurgam, Luminosa Orchestra, cellist Adrian Mantu, accordionist Dermot Dunne, pan–flutist Iulian Puşcă, organist Raymond O’Donnell, dancer & choreographer Jérémie Cyr–Cooke, and visual artist Mihai Cucu.
This unique fusion of sound, dance and image, e–Motions brings audiences on a memorable journey, facilitated by a variety of deep and powerful music which includes works by Irish composers Raymond Deane, Joan Trimble, Jane O’Leary and Ina Boyle as well as the thrilling Stabat Mater of Knut Nysted.