Arts News

17 May 2024
Cruinniú na nÓg 2024: Westmeath Programme of Events

Take a look at our jam-packed programme of free events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 on Saturday 15th June! Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. This year, Westmeath invites you to participate in a programme of fun, creative activities. For more information on Westmeath County […]

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13 March 2024
Applications for the 2024 John Broderick Residency to open soon

Next week, the Westmeath Arts Office will invite writers from across Ireland to apply for the 2024 John Broderick Residency. Applications will open Wednesday 20 March - Wednesday 17 April 2024. This unique writer’s residency series is designed to honour Athlone writer John Broderick. The series provides support to a selected writer while increasing the […]

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12 March 2024
Call Out to Professional Westmeath Visual Artists

Opportunity to have portrait photos taken by Conor Horgan. Background Since 2018 Westmeath Visual Artists Mel French, Martina Coyle, Ursula Meehan and Anna Duffy have worked collectively, using Creative Ireland funding to amplify awareness of professional Westmeath Visual Artists on a national platform. "We worked with Karan Thompson Consulting Ltd, (a fundamental part of the […]

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27 February 2024
Mel French: February Artist Spotlight

We want to connect Westmeath artists. Each month, we will be spotlighting an artist from or practicing in the county. The second artist of 2024 is Mel French, read more about her and her work below. Mel French's work is multi-disciplinary , using drawing, installation, video, sound, sculpture and animatronics .French explores what it is […]

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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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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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