Brainchild was the result of a 126 members exhibition which took place in both 126 Artist Run Gallery and in Revolve Gallery in Ashville, Western Carolina University.

The 126 Board was very happy to make ties with Western Carolina University, which allowed our members this fantastic opportunity to exhibit across seas.


Aran Crotty, Noelle Gallagher , Paul Kearney, Breda Lynch, Evgenia Martirosyan , Sean O’ Riordan , Shane O’ Malley, Sarah Lundy


‘Blow-Ins II’

An exhibition of a selection of works by MFA students and faculty of Western Carolina University School of Art and Design.

126 Gallery has been working side by side with the university to provide residency opportunities and international exhibitions for our members. This exhibition is the result of our exchange with the artists of Western Carolina to exhibit in Ireland, and our selected members will in turn have their work exhibited in America.

Join us for the opening night Friday 26th of Jan to see a wide array of art disciplines and enjoy the light refreshments provided.

Chelsea Dobert-Kehn , Jon Jicha , Lauren A. Medford , Javier Fox , Raymond Baccari , Sara Method , David Skinner , James K Kirkpatrick , Donald Sawyer, Matt Hellgeth , Morgan Kennedy , Zachary Rogers, Greg McPherson , Brendan Best , Kylie Price , Susan Alta Martin , Tom Ashcraft , Matt Liddle , Richard Tichich, Martha Neaves

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Saturday 12.00 – 18.00
Sunday -Monday Closed


Each year 126 takes on a team of interns for a six month period. During this time the interns take on roles in the gallery and learn new skills such as fundraising, curating, installing an exhibiting and what it takes to run a gallery. At the end of the six months they then have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in 126 Artist-Run Gallery.

B D G R L (Bad Girl) is a new exhibition curated by 126 Gallery Interns, Chloe Austin, Sarah Keenan and Saffron Lily.

This inaugural exhibition features individual works from artists Emily Lohan, Eden Mitsenmacher, Katie O’Grady and Samir Rana.

These works were created in response to our open call that focused on navigating a discussion on society’s expectation of women, how younger generations of women are pressured to portray themselves as overly sexualised as a way to claim cultural power and the origins of the phrase ‘Bad Girl’.

Internship Programme 2017

126 is delighted to announce an open call to all graduates who wish to participate in the 2017 Internship programme. Six interns will be selected for a six-month internship running from July to December 2017. 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 contactg@126gallery.com. Please subject line: “Internship Programme 2017” in your email.

The deadline for applications is July 1st, 2017.  Successful candidates will be notified by Thursday 6th of July and the internship will begin Saturday 15th 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 gives a good 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 Connor Robertson by emailing: contactg@126gallery.com