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Creativity blooms at Mayo arts centre

AMONG the exciting myriad of events at the Linenhall Arts Centre in June, visual artist Laura Kelly launches a new site-specific work in the Linenhall Gallery this evening, Friday, June 7, at 5 p.m.

An experimental approach, ‘_BergScapessss.....’ will foreground drawing as a form of spectacle by attempting to nudge the pictorial landscape tradition in a new direction, widening the scope of what both it and drawing can accommodate.

Through work ranging in scale from small wall-based pieces, to large constructed assemblages, Kelly often creates what can be described as 'habitats' for drawing. Using dispersed, depicted fragments of line and mark-making to suggest wider vistas, these 'propositions of landscape' simultaneously create a sense of ambiguity and transience, while also a fractured, fragile world. A drifting point of view is always present.

Kelly holds a BA in Fine Art (Painting), NCAD and an MA in Visual Arts Practices, IADT, and this is her sixth solo show. Having participated in numerous curated group shows in both Ireland and England, her work is held in public and private collections in Ireland and the UK.

Running until Saturday, July 13, all are invited to view this special exhibition.


The Linenhall is delighted to participate in Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creativity for young people, on Saturday, June 15.

‘Hey, What’s Going On?’ is an inclusive day of children and young people doing, making and creating. Celebrating the voice of children and young adults through creativity, the Linenhall transforms Castlebar into a space that speaks back. Get ready to see the world as young people do.

Free workshops include: slogan t-shirts, craftivism, micro-banners, badge making, new worlds with Dungeons & Dragons and a protest themed sing-along. Advanced booking is recommended.

A flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan, Cruinniú na nÓg enables the creative potential of children and young people.


Additional highlights at the Linenhall include the joyful Gospel Unity, Bockenem choir on Tuesday, June 11; a duo of work-in-progress shows on Wednesday, June 12: Sarah O’Toole’s Spies Like Us and Meat Factory Show with Johanne Webb. The Linenhall Film Club screens a small, quiet movie with a big heart, Perfect Days, on Tuesday, June 18.

View details of the Linenhall's extensive programme via Alternatively, contact the box office team on (094) 9023733.