Grand Re-Opening Party 24.6.16 7pm

Grand Re-Opening Party 24.6.16 7pm

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Earth is Our Chrysalis Re-Opening Poster

Join us for the Grand Re-opening of 126 is a new bigger, space with more possibilities for art in the west. Drinks, an exhibition preview & a fabulous time!

We’re back, Re-Opening bigger than ever!

We’re thrilled to announce our grand re-opening! Please join us this Friday, the 24th June for the grand re-opening of 126 in its new home on St. Bridget’s place, Woodquay (aka The Hidden Valley). Its been a long few weeks for the team at 126, who’ve dismantled, packed and un-packed, painted and renovated, to transform what was once an old gym (and previously a pine furniture showroom) into Galway’s newest non-commercial contemporary art space. We can’t wait to welcome our members and audiences to our new space, and to raise a glass to all those who’ve helped us get there. You can find their names here.

We still have uite a way to go in order to raise all the monies we need for his major transition. If you can spare even a few euros, or share our fundraising campaign with those who can, you’ll be helping to support the development of a much needed cultural hub in Galway that will bring international contemporary art to everyone in the city, paying its exhibiting artists, every time. If this fresh way of seeing culture sounds good to you, please support our gofundme campaign. //gofundme.com/126bigmove

Our opening celebrations are kindly sponsored by: McGinn’s Hop House, The Traditional Cheese Company and Sheridan’s.

The Exhibition

Anon | Laura Angell | Judith Bernhardt | Anne O’Byrne | Dave Callan | Maeve Curtis | Ashleigh Downey | Hazel Egan | Dan Flaherty | Marcel Badia Ferrer | Betty Gannon | Johanna Kavanagh | Sarah Lundy | Siobhan McGibbon | Marielle McLeman | Laura McMorrow | Ronan O’Reilly | Dominic Punch

We can’t think of a better way to open our new space than with a celebration of the diversity of our growing membership. ‘Earth is our Chrysalis’ probes the transformation of bodies and the spaces they occupy, the tensions between these forces and our often futile attempts to control them. The result is a diverse multi-media exhibition that shows the vitality and variety of art practice within the 126 Membership.

Funding for the 126 Members’ show 2016 is gratefully received from Galway City Council and the 126 Membership.