Open Call  | 
Exhibitions 2020

126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway invites submissions of proposals for an exhibition which connects to the intersection of Visual Arts, Theatre, Performance and/or Dance. This exhibition may be interpreted in many ways to reflect this. This exhibition is scheduled to take place in early 2020.

This will be part of the yearlong cultural programme, “Meaningful | Encounters” which will focus on working with artists to develop a series of exhibitions to address a multitude of aspects of contemporary life and meaningful issues which affect us now. The exhibitions deliberate ideas such as a look at cross-border politics with Northern Ireland after/during Brexit, a group exhibition with both emerging and established artists from Ireland and the UK looking at contemporary relationships to animals and more.

The Project “Meaningful | Encounters” has inherently two strands, “Meaningful” which focuses on exhibitions and cultural programmes which support meaningful research and deliberation of topics relevant now in our socio-political landscape. Secondly there is “Encounters” which looks at how people encounter 126, its exhibitions and artworks.

 Deadline for exhibition proposals is 11.59 pm, September 30th, 2019.

Eligibility: Open to all members of 126 Artist-run Gallery at any stage of their career. There is no application fee. Visit to join our membership today.

Applications will be assessed in terms of critical importance to the artist/ideas, track record, ambition and unique contribution/approaches.

Applications should include max 3-page C.V., Exhibition proposal, examples of work in one PDF and should be sent to: If you would like to post an application please insure it arrived before the deadline and may be sent to 15 St. Bridget’s Place, Hidden Valley, Galway City, H91 NN29, ROI Ireland.

Please email us if you require more information.