Raising funds to raise our game:
In order to support our current relocation and expansion 126 is launching a gofundme campaign. This move is necessary due to our current rent being doubled. However, the new space we are moving to is an exciting development, and will mean that we can offer better services to our members artists and audiences!
Since opening in 2005, 126 has grown a reputation for its commitment to non-commercial contemporary art presented with a meticulous aesthetic, that welcomes anyone to come in, meet us, and interact with exciting new work. We’re raising money to renovate our new premises, so that we can provide Galway with an exciting new public gallery space, create opportunities for emerging artists and give everyone who comes to the city a space to see, think and talk about something different and exciting.
Within 2016 126 will have:
-Offered subsidised residencies to 9 artists
-Provided exhibition opportunities to over 25 artists
-Trained 4 curatorial interns
-Commissioned writing by 14 different writers
-Provided work to 1 graphic designer & 1 illustrator
-Hosted 2 international exhibitions from European Artist-Led spaces
-Shown 12 diverse exhibitions that are free to visit
-Hosted an exciting programme of events and workshops.
-Produced 2 brand new publications
-Given 11,000 visitors* the chance to see something fresh and new.
……but we urgently need your help to get our new doors open!
For this reason we’ve launched a gofundme campaign to raise money for the refurbishments to the new and improved space 126 will open in June.
You can find details of the campaign here.
Please share the campaign widely.
Thanks you for your support.