Why Join the 126 Membership?
Artists and those passionate about visual art living within and outside of Galway are encouraged to become members and to participate in the running of the gallery. Members are the first to find out about our up-coming exhibitions, are invited to each preview and are offered discounts on all merchandise and publications produced by the gallery. Member artists and curators are encouraged to apply for solo or group exhibitions at 126 and to submit to our annual members show. We work hard to create the best opportunities for our members; aside from exhibitions, we offer a number of residencies which are advertised by open call throughout the year. Members are welcome to become involved in the gallery at a number of levels: as volunteers, interns or members of the board of directors. Each member is invited to attend the AGM and is welcome to vote on key issues.
The Board of 126 is comprised of volunteers who are motivated by a passion for the arts and an intense interest in the cultural development of Galway and Ireland. 126 was founded on a democratic structure, in which power flows from the membership to the Board. The Board promotes the ideology of the membership, as laid out in the organisation’s aims, through the activities of 126. The Board directly represents the membership, which is an expression of the most committed artists in the greater Galway area; it is on the basis of this relationship that the projected success and longevity of 126 is based.