Plane / Potty

126 Artist-Run Gallery is delighted to present ‘Plane / Potty’ an exhibition of work from Galway-based artists Peter Bradley and Laura Angell. The Exhibition is part of our on-going “Unset in Stone” project and is kindly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. 

Exhibition Launch at 6pm, Friday September 14th, exhibition runs until September 30th.

Opening Times: Wed-Sunday, 12-6pm

Residency 2018


126 Artist-Run Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for a month-long paid residency at 126, Deadline is October 5th. The resident will receive a free studio along with support and advice from the 126 team should they require it. Use of the 126 equipment is also available. Particular attention will be given to those looking at ideas around 126’s current project theme “Unset in Stone”. Conceived in light of recent activities surrounding the destruction of National Monuments overseas. These events became ingrained in a collective unconscious, shocking society and provoking much-heated debate. We are inviting proposals which confront the idea that an art object can be considered a monument of sorts: a symbol of the time in which it was made: a representation of society or societal concerns, Materialism also comes into play here, as the longevity of an object in both meaning and physicality, can disintegrate change or produce new meaning.

For more information visit the opportunities/residency section of the website.


Evgenyia Martirosyan and Ronnie Hughes. Curated by Stephan Roche

Outflow will be open daily from the 16th – 29th of July 2018 from 11am – 6pm

Please join us for a preview with light refreshments on 15th July 12pm – 3pm

‘Beyond’ 11th Annual Members Show

126 Artist Run Gallery is proud to present our 11th Annual Members Exhibition; ‘Beyond’.
Our members were asked to respond to the theme of ‘spiritual and uplifting’
Join us this Friday the 22nd of June @ 6pm. Enjoy work in a variety of disciplines by a group of talented artists.

Sara Dowling, Tory Irvine, Anne Marie Deacy, Samir Rana, Gala Tomasso, Amanda Jane Graham, Ruth O’Hagan, Austin Ivers, Tom Mc Lean, Sara Pecanic, Hugh Murphy, Laura Poff, Marlene Dahl, Barbara Dunne, Jason Dunne, Emily Lohan, Steve Cannon

Opening hours:
Wed – Sun 12-6pm

Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity
Every year, 126 welcomes 6 interns to its Internship programme. Every year the interns will work along 126 board of directors and group curate the final show of the year here at 126, gaining first hand experience in the activities carried out in an artist-run space.

Open Call 2018
126 is delighted to announce an open call to all graduates who wish to participate in the 2018 Internship programme. Six interns will be selected for a six month internship running from July to December 2018. The interns will be mentored by the board members and will gain experience in all aspects of running the gallery including: fundraising, curation, marketing, archiving, web design and arts administration. The internship culminates in a project, exhibition or event to be developed and curated by the interns under the mentorship of the 126 board and to take place in the Hidden Valley gallery in December.

Please include a CV and images of recent work (max. 10) and a letter of interest (max 350 words), which should include your expectations for the project in one Pdf document.

Applications should be emailed to: Please subject line: “Internship Programme 2018” in your email.

The deadline for applications is July 1st 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 6th of July and the internship will begin on Sunday 15th of July. The first month of the programme is an induction period to allow the interns to settle into the gallery and into Galway. However the Galway International Arts Festival runs from the 17th – 30th July and is a great opportunity to immediately become involved in the work of the gallery.

Please note that internship at 126 is not a prerequisite for becoming a board member. Applications to become board members from all artists, including recent graduates, are welcomed throughout the year.

Any inquires please contact internship coordinator Sarah Keenan by emailing: