Anne Donnelly, Student Services Officer GMIT Mayo, has been shortlisted in RTE Radio 1 Frances Mac Manus short story competition. Her story “Poked” , which will be broadcast at 11.02pm (on Friday 18 July), tells the story of a woman whose world is turned upside down when her mother, who she has not seen in twenty-six […]
GMIT Mayo has launched a new part-time honours art degree, one of only two level 8 (honours) part-time art courses offered by a third-level college in Ireland. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus The new Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art is a two year add-on degree which comprises modules in Painting and Critical Theory. […]
Parke Drama Group’s Irish premier performance of the 3-act comedy,”Drinking Habits”, takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23rd and 24th, in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. The past few months has been an exciting time for Parke Drame Group who are unable to stage their annual drama production in the local community centre this […]
Drama buffs will be in for a treat next weekend when Barndance, a two-act romantic comedy by John Fraher, will be staged by Feohanagh Castlemahon Players from Limerick in Tooreen Community Hall on Saturday, March 29th. Set in modern times, Barndance tells of the relationship between Barney Kelly and his father, who is known as “The […]
A Mayo gardener has launched a photographic art project to to help raise awareness of the beauty of trees and their importance to our world. Ciaran Burke is calling his project oneTree365 and since December 4th 2012, he has been photographing the same tree every day. Ciaran explains: “Each day I upload one photograph of […]
Katie Moore from Foxford, Co Mayo, has been chosen to work at London Fashion Week after winning an internship with international Irish designer John Rocha. Katie is one of two final year GMIT Textiles students have been given a huge career boost after taking part in two prestigious shows in Dublin and London. Amy Brannigan […]
Mayo e-business, ArtClick.ie, have just been announced as quarter finalists in the Irish Web Awards 2013 in the Best Arts website category. This is a welcome boost for the fledgling business, whose beautifully designed and easy to use website has earned praise from many quarters. The worldwide trend for buying artwork online is good news […]
Mayo County Council has announcd that its Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Scheme 2013 recipients are visual artist Joanna Hopkins and poet Michelle O’Sullivan. Joanna Hopkins holds a BA in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design and an MA with Distinction in Social Practice and the Creative Environment, also from Limerick School of […]
GMIT’s newly-formed Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM) is continuing to grow a legacy of award-winning lecturers and students. Two graduates and a lecturer have won top prizes at this year’s Claremorris Open Exhibition, which runs until 5 October. The Claremorris Open is the most prestigious independently curated exhibition in the western region. It is curated annually […]
Parke Drama Group was formed in September 2008 and has gone from strength to strength since its formation and won the appreciation of audiences and a notable award for their high quality stage productions. The group’s debut production, ‘Pretend Sick’ by Michael Joe Ginnelly took to the stage in March 2009 to full houses and […]
Mayo Youth Theatre (MYT) will have an open evening on Tuesday 10th of September from 6pm to 8pm in Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street for anyone between the ages of 14 and 22 who would like to be part of the threatre troupe. MYT meets every Tuesday in Ballina Arts Centre between 6-8pm, members participate […]
Culture Night 2013 in County Mayo will take place on September 20th with over 30 venues and events taking place throughout the county. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Regardless of where you are in the county there will be a Culture Night event taking place nearby […]
Mayo County Council’s Arts Office has launched IGNITE! – a new and innovative approach to commissioning and touring work by artists with disabilities. Ignite! is managed through a unique partnership involving Mayo County Council Arts Office, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Arts & Disability Ireland, Cork City Council and Galway City and County Councils. […]
Manchán Magan is the Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2013, Mayo County Council Arts Office has announced.
Fine Gael Dublin Senator and Seanad Spokesperson for the Arts, Catherine Noone, has praised the decision to invest €20 million in the refurbishment of the National Gallery, describing it as a welcome boost to the Arts community. The project is expected to create around 300 jobs during its lifetime.