Opportunity: A Meeting of Hands Art Exhibition – Galway Wool Co-op

The Galway Wool Co-op is holding an art exhibition on the 22nd of July at their annual Meitheal in Althenry, Galway.

They invite artists, designers, and crafters in Ireland to engage with the themes and concepts that connect the Galway Sheep breed to the Irish landscape. The Co-op aims to creatively enrich the knowledge of Ireland’s authentic sheep breed with a wider audience.

Submissions are now open. Collaborative pieces are welcome. You will be able to sell your work – there’s no commission fee.

To participate, please DM via Instagram* @michellehickeyart by midnight 31st of May. She will email you the details.

Where to get Galway Wool? This Irish-raised wool fibre can be obtained from Donegal Yarns. It is 7.50 euro, per kilo. If that is too large an amount, perhaps folks can pool together? To purchase, call Donegal Yarns at +353 (0)749738055

*If you are ~not~ on Instagram, please email Feltmakers Ireland member Juliane for further info.


Opportunity: Festival Makers Conference 2023

The Arts Council, in partnership with Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Galway, and Creative Europe Desk Ireland, will present the Festival Makers Conference (formerly Change Makers) on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May 2023 in Galway City.

The conference will provide opportunities for festival makers, festival stakeholders and artists making work in a festival context to exchange ideas, share, map sector developments and discuss practices relevant to festivals in Ireland. 

Free Conference Tickets for Artists are available.

For more information, visit their website.