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15th Jul 2024
to 30th Sep 2024

Age Range

Menlo Community Hall

City Hall
College Road
H91 X4K8

Dúchasach /Ypykuéra

Dúchasach /Ypykuéra will be a Gaelic-Brazilian indigenous visual arts project for the community of the Gaeltacht of Galway City East (and open to all residents of Galway). 

Primitive or native art is a feature of Brazil and of some Gaeltacht communities: an indigenous artform rooted in the landscape, and in the experiences of these distinct communities. It is also an aesthetic expression of those communities’ lives, their identities as well as their worldview, an expression of the unique way they view the world around them.

Brazilian Naïf artist Inês Quintanilha Martins will give a series of creative workshops in Naïf/primitive art in Menlo where the participants will be inspired to create paintings and works of arts, using primitive art forms and styles, and perhaps by also accessing their ‘indigenous’ spirit and the indigenous side of their minds and heart.

Anton Ó Mianáin, the leading primitive artist from the Tory Island school of painting (and tutored by the British artist Derek Hill) will also give a workshop, adding a Gaeltacht/Gaelic dimension to the project. 

The work will be exhibited for a week in a community venue (with an opening) and a book of the art will be produced.

The project will be delivered in Portuguese and Gaeilge (but those who do not speak those two languages will be able to participate too).

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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