Introducing an occasional interview by the Galway Cartoon Festival with cartoonists from around the world. This month is The Kingdom’s own Ciaraíoch.
Table Quiz Galway: we’re having a fundraising table quiz in Galway’s fabulous table quiz emporium/wine bar The Black Gate next Monday 29th July at 8pm. It’s in aid of Galway Cartoon Festival which is now entering its 3rd year and promises to have a host of hilarious cartoon exhibitions and cartoon outreach events (most of … Read more Table Quiz Galway in Aid of Galway Cartoon Festival Black Gate 29 July @ 8pm
The event takes place at 8:00 pm on Tuesday the 9th of April in the Liquor Lounge, upstairs in the Dáil Bar – the venue where we held our hugely enjoyable brochure launch last year. You’ll be able to bid on a range of framed prints by some of the greatest Irish cartoonists, including Tom Mathews, and from around the world.
I’m giving a FREE caricature workshop tomorrow at 4pm in the Black Gate Cultural Centre Galway as part of the Galway Cartoon Festival. Just bring yourself! I’ll supply materials. Be prepared to draw and be drawn. Don’t be shy about making a mark on the page. There are no mistakes. There is only drawing. Come and have fun!
Galway Cartoon Festival: a new entry into Galway’s crowded calendar of fun, the Cartoon Festival is an event to celebrate drawings that make us laugh and make us think. Its stated purpose is to bring great cartooning from around the world for people here to appreciate and enjoy. Cartoon is the one major artform that we don’t celebrate in Galway and it’s high time for that to change.
The core of the festival will be two exhibitions of drawings by some of the leading practitioners in Ireland, Europe and the USA. Names include Martyn Turner of the Irish Times, Martin Rowson of the Guardian, the inimitable Tom Mathews, Graeme Keyes of The Phoenix, Tom Tomorrow of the American underground, and local cartoonists Allan Cavanagh and Richard Chapman (Sergei). Cyprus, Latvia, Turkey, Portugal, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany and Malta will be among the many other countries represented.
In order to squeeze into the busy schedule of culture the festival runs at the same time as the Galway Comedy Carnival and shares a venue in the Town Hall Theatre, so why not catch a cartoon exhibition and stand-up comedian on the same night?
As well as exhibitions, the Galway Cartoon Festival is planning workshops, discussions and other events concerning aspects of the cartoon arts. These will be held at the Black Gate Cultural Centre (and Wine Bar) on Frances Street.
Main sponsor of the Festival – and key location for cartoon blather – is Tigh Neachtain, arguably Galway’s most cartoon-like pub. If members of the public find any lost cartoonists they are asked to return them here.
The Town Hall Theatre exhibition opens on Saturday October 21 at 3.30pm. The Black Gate exhibition opens on Tuesday October 24 at 6.00pm. Both run until October 30.
Further details are available at galwaycartoons.eu
If you’re in Galway over the Galway Cartoon Festival do join us!