Mallow Arts Festival 2019 – July 24th to 28th

The Mallow Arts Festival committee are delighted to announce that the Festival which takes place this year from July 24th to 28th will be opened by Mallow native Danny Mc Carthy.

Danny has pioneered both Performance Art and Sound Art in Ireland and he continues to be a leading exponent of both art forms, exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. He studied at the National College of Art and Design and was the founder of Mallow Arts Lab. He was also a founding director of the National Sculpture Factory and Triskel Arts Centre and is currently a Director of the Sirius Arts Centre.

His work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Limerick City Gallery and in numerous other public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.

Danny currently lectures in Sound Art in the School of Music and Drama UCC, as well as visiting lecturer and workshop facilitator in various institutions. His work has appeared on numerous CDs and has been broadcast widely on both radio and tv.

In January 2016 Danny was invited to spend a residency in the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Florida. This is one of the most prestigious residencies in the world and is by invitation only. This resulted in an exhibition/installation in the Commonwealth University of Virginia and also in the Rauschenberg Foundation Galleries in Captiva Florida.

Danny has also performed in Future Histories in Kilmainham Jail (1916 commission) and recently in the National Concert Hall.

Festival chairperson Tadhg Curtis described Danny as Mallows greatest living artist and said “We can’t wait to welcome him home in July to open our festival!”.

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If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved in the festival please get in touch using the Contact page.

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Seán Keane Live At Mallow Arts Festival

Seán Keane considered by many to be the most distinctive voice in Ireland will perform with his backing band in Mallow for the first time on Wednesday July 24th, the opening night of Mallow Arts Festival

Although heavily influenced by traditional styles and values, Sean cannot be categorised simply as a traditional singer.

Whether the songs are traditional, folk, country or blues, he applies a unique voice and individual style you will never forget.

Arts Festival Chairperson, Tadhg Curtis said that he was delighted that Sean would perform in Mallow.

“We surveyed the audience coming out of the very successful Mary Coughlan concert last year and asked them who they would like to see in 2019 and Sean Keane was the name most frequently mentioned.

The concert which will be held in the Hibernian Hotel & Leisure Centre is likely to sell out and concertgoers are advised to get their tickets early.

Tickets priced at €25 are available from the Hibernian Hotel and on Eventbrite.ie

 

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The Mallow Arts Festival has welcomed the inclusion of Centre Stage in this  years Festival. They will present” For Forever ” in the Aemilian Theatre on Friday July 26th and Saturday July 27th. Ticket details will be announced shortly.

‘For Forever’ is the story of Jennifer, Cara and Lauren; three friends bound together by their shared history and driven apart by a tragic event in the past.

Set on one day in their Transition year of school, we see that each of the young women is struggling with her own challenges.  These challenges, along with the tensions that rise due to Jennifer’s grief over the death of her sister, force them to face the changing nature of friendship, and the pressure that mental illness can put on a person.

In the build up to a house party, we see how the girls deal with pain through humour, and how friendship can see past a difficult time in a person’s life.  In particular, this story illustrates how support and kindness are two of the most important things that a person with mental illness can receive.

 

 

For Forever

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North West Cork Visual Arts Group to present –
‘MALLOW OF THE NOW’
The idea is to represent Mallow as it is in 2019. All forms of work will be accepted/exhibited … painting, drawing, photograph, collage … 
(The only restriction is the work can be no larger than A5).
Running as part of Mallow Arts Festival in West End Art Studios at 160 West End Mallow from Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July.
For more information follow them on Facebook or email westendartstudios@gmail.com

Mallow of the Now