December Drink & Draw

Just a quick update, our Intern Drink& Draw event has been moved to December 11th from 6 pm, Please join us for what is sure to be a bit of fun and a laugh or three Admission is €5, all proceeds go towards the intern exhibition in January 2019. 

Time After Time

126  Artist-run Gallery is proud to present “Time After Time” by Paddy Joe Rickard and Cliodhna Timoney.

Preview: Thursday 22nd November 6-8pm.
Exhibition Run: Friday 23rd November- Sunday 9th December.
Opening times: Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm.

Time After Time offers a portrayal of the artist’s studio and the quotidian processes that occur within. Rickard and Timoney provide a situation where the audience can participate in the processes of looking viewing, assembling, rejecting and thinking. Presenting the terra incognita of their practice, the exhibition invites the viewer into a customarily private space.
Here Rickard and Timoney have staged a studio that gathers their common interests in line, colour, materiality, form. Time after Time is grounded in a trove of references borrowed from pop culture, craft and art history. The combinations are homogenous and repetitive in display, a conglomeration of overlapping ideas, systems and conversations.

Paddy Joe Rickard is an artist based in Dublin and London. He makes drawings, paintings and sculptures. Rickard graduated from IADT’S Visual Arts Practice with first class honours in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Young Folks, Solo Exhibition, YMCA Sports Hall, Dublin (2018), Stream/2, The Complex, Dublin (2018), The Hike I Never Went On, Block T, Dublin (2016), Winter Open, Rua Red, Dublin (2016), ART WORKS, Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow (2016), unFold, Mart Project Space Dublin (2015), IADT Graduate Exhibition, IADT Dun Laoghaire (2015), The Beholders Share, The Project Space IMMA (2015). He was awarded the Fingal County Council Artist Bursary Award 2018, Fingal County Council Artist Bursary Award 2016 and was the recipient of Fingal Graduate Award in Partnership with Block T 2015. 

Cliodhna Timoney is an artist currently based in London. Using familiar imagery, materials, objects and forms, Timoney removes their function, deliberately misconstrues and intentionally distorts their character in an attempt to examine communication and sensibility. Chancing failure and accidents, she intuitively allows the works to take on transitory, provisional and awkward states. Timoney graduated from IADT’s Visual Arts Practice with first class honours in 2015. She is currently undertaking an MFA at The Slade School of Fine Art. Recent Exhibitions include Whoops, SoloExhibiton, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2018), Tatty Green Lampshade, Solo Exhibition, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2018), all shimmers here, The MART (2016), Very Good Waves Now, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2016), A Knowing Nature, The Dock, Carrick-On Shannon (2016), IADT Graduate Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire (2015), The Beholder’s Share, IMMA, Dublin(2015). She was awarded the Felix Slade Scholarship 2018 and was the recipient of Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award & Bursary 2016.

126 Artist-Run Gallery is proudly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council and Fingal Arts.

“Affordable Art, Christmas Market” Fundraiser

“Affordable Art, Christmas Market” Fundraiser.

126 needs your help!!! As many of you know 126 is a not for Profit voluntary run organisation which aims to support and provide professional opportunities to our members. Every year we must fundraise for up to 14,000 to cover just the core costs of running the gallery from electricity and heat to repairs/upgrades and rent. This Christmas we invite our generous members to take part once again in 126’s week-long “Affordable Art, Christmas Market” from December 14th to 23rd. The idea is to submit works of various scale no larger than 50cm x 50cm, so make something new or use an old piece. The Market will be anonymous and therefor it will only be revealed who the artist is once the piece has been sold.

There are a few ways our members can support the fundraiser:

1) donate a piece to 126,

2) donate the piece and allow 126 to split the sale 50/50 or

3) pay a €10 handling fee per piece and if sold 126 will not take any commission.

We believe this will allow all our members at every stage or circumstance to take part and hopefully make some money this Christmas. There is a cap of €100 on the price of all work. You may also submit up to 3 pieces. All sold works will be paid for and taken by the buyer at time of purchase.

We would be forever grateful to all those who take part, without our members 126 would not exist. When so many artist lead spaces which kicked off in the early 2000’s have over the years been forced to close or give up their premises’, 126 because of its members remains and in fact is stronger than ever. But like most arts organisations in Ireland we forever hang by a thread and it is fundraising events like this which allow us to keep the doors open.

Please send the work to 126 Artist run Gallery, 15 Saint Bridgets, Place Galway City,

Include in the postage Title, Artist name, Price, and which of the three options outlined above you wish to take, all work must be delivered on two drop days, December 10th and 11th, any work being posted should be securely wrapped and posted no later than December 6th to allow time to arrive and be hung. If choosing option 3 please pay the handling fee via the donate option on the website before delivery of work and notify 126 or if personally delivering work at the drop days bring it along then.

There will be “Gammy Geansaí” Christmas fundraiser event to launch the market on the 14th of December from 6-9pm with music and drinks reception and prizes for the most gammy geansai’s. €5 at the door, free to all artists participating.

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