Arts Office

17 January 2024
Robyn Byrne: January Artist Spotlight

We want to connect Westmeath artists. Each month, we will be spotlighting an artist from or practicing in the county. The first artist of 2024 is Robyn Byrne, read more about her as she introduces herself and her work below. "Hello, my name is Robyn. I’m a contemporary dancer, choreographer and more recently, a movement […]

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19 December 2023
The Bridges of Athlone History and Photography

Text by Gearoid O'Brien, photography by Paul Moore Cumann na mBán Bridge In 1968 Westmeath County Council commissioned a traffic study from Transportation Planning Associates (TPA) of Birmingham, to analyse the existing traffic in Athlone and to make projections regarding future traffic. TPA recommended that an East-West Relief Road was needed and concluded that it […]

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18 December 2023
Creative Ireland Westmeath 2024

As part of Westmeath County Council’s Creative Ireland Programme for 2024, we will be inviting applications for the Westmeath Creative Ireland Community Grant in early 2024. The Westmeath Creative Ireland Community Grant is a county-wide call to community groups, organisations, venues, and individuals working in the creative arts including arts, culture, and heritage. The call […]

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14 December 2023
Mindful Expressions to launch in the Atrium Exhibition space

Artist Sarah Curran will display her solo exhibition Mindful Expressions in the Atrium, Mullingar. The exhibition will be launched by former RTE northern editor Tommie Gorman on 14 December at 630pm. The works will be on display from Monday 11 December until Friday 15th January. Sarah lives in Mullingar, her hometown, having lived abroad in […]

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5 December 2023
New Exhibition Celebrates the History of Athlone's Bridges

Date: 19th December 2023 Time: 6.30pm Location: Athlone Library All welcome The Westmeath Culture Team at Westmeath County Council are launching a special exhibition celebrating the Bridges of Athlone on Tuesday 19th December from 6.30pm in Athlone Library. The exhibition runs until 8th January 2024. In celebration of the roles bridges play in Athlone, Westmeath Arts, Heritage and Libraries have […]

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30 November 2023
Perform your own Christmas Concert

The Westmeath Arts Office invites local choirs, ensembles, musicians, groups, and schools to deliver a Christmas performance in the County Buildings and Civic Offices in Westmeath. AVAILABLE SPACES MULLINGAR x 2 AVAILABLE SPACES ATHLONE x 2 AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS Dec 11th to 22nd Slots will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. We can provide chairs, […]

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27 November 2023
Building Bonds Through Photography: Where We Are Mullingar

In 2023, Creative Ireland Westmeath supported over 20 creative projects in communities across the county. Here, photographer Emma O'Brien talks about her experience running 'Where We Are Mullingar', a collaborative project with artist Jurgita Stuckaite and the Ukrainian community in Mullingar. Hi Emma, can you start by telling us about your Creative Ireland project? The […]

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23 November 2023
Looking back on Creative Ireland 2023

Highlighting a selection of Creative Ireland projects that took place throughout Westmeath in 2023, the Westmeath Arts Office will be releasing a series of videos looking back 6 distinct projects Creative Ireland Westmeath projects; a local Samba group, a creative cooking and agriculture project, a film and drama hub, a sustainable visual arts project, an […]

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23 November 2023
Call for expressions of interest: Westmeath County Council Staff Exhibition

The Westmeath Arts Office is inviting all Westmeath County Council staff to participate in a Staff Art Exhibition from 26th February until 15th March 2024. If you are interested in participating in the exhibition, please fill out this short form by Friday 8th December. This will let us know how many people will be participating […]

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21 November 2023
Creativity in Older Age Westmeath

The Westmeath Arts Office is partnering with nursing homes across the county for the Creativity in Older Age Scheme to deliver a rich and varied large-scale series of music performances across residential care settings this winter. Westmeath Arts Office have developed significant supports in engagement with nursing homes and other wellness settings (including Direct Provision […]

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