Array Collective Bringing Turner Prize-winning Installation to Galway August ’22

Array Collective coming to Galway

Turner Prize-winning Belfast arts group Array Collective are bringing the award-winning installation The Druithaib’s Ball to the Galway Arts Centre this August. The installation will be on display between the Galway Arts Centre and Nun’s Island Arts Centre from 13th August until 30th September 2022. It’s very exciting having such a prestigious piece of work … Read more

The Precariat – Ursula Burke – Galway Arts Centre

ursula burke the precariat

Ursula Burke’s work explores abuses of power in many realms of the social and political in the West. Often, taking a Northern Irish context as a critical point of departure from which to generalise her approach outwards to international concerns. Formally, her work appropriates tropes deeply invested in the Classical, and re-inserts them in the contemporary, aiming to create a conceptual bridge between the Classical ‘ideal’ (in form/society) and the ‘reality’ of contemporary post-conflict Northern Irish society. The Precariat brings together a suite of work that seeks to investigate the experience of insecurity, fast becoming a universal condition as we struggle to subsist in an impoverished and increasingly unstable civil society, in which personal solutions are prescribed to global problems.

I was in college with Ursula in the 90s (I doubt she remembers me, she was in third year when I was in first) and she was a hugely engaged student, and I vividly remember her activism in the Art Department leading to the eventual migration to the specialised art campus of Cluain Mhuire in Wellpark. She was a very inspiring figure and spoke up for all of us. I’m looking forward to seeing her work in the Galway Arts Centre.

via The Precariat – Ursula Burke – Galway Arts Centre (31st May – 6th July)