Arts News

1 February 2023
Local Westmeath writers wanted for IWC National Mentoring Programme

The Westmeath Arts Office invites local writers to apply for the Irish Writers Centre National Mentoring Programme 2023. The National Mentoring Programme is an opportunity for selected writers across the island of Ireland to receive sustained creative and professional mentoring from an established Irish writer of their choice. One Westmeath mentoring relationship is now on […]

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24 January 2023
Olena Karpenko's 'Reflections' Exhibition in the Atrium, Mullingar

Update: Olena Karpenko will be donating the proceeds of the exhibition to Come Back Alive, the charity providing support to the Ukrainian army. Those who wish to purchase pieces can do so by contacting Olena and donating here. Large pieces: €200 Small pieces: €100 Artist and recent Westmeath Artists’ Awards overall winner Olena Karpenko will […]

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17 January 2023
Atrium Exhibition Artist Open Call

Atrium Exhibition Artist Open Call. The Westmeath Arts Office is inviting artists to hold their own exhibition at the Atrium space in the County Buildings, Mullingar. Atrium exhibitions offer artists the chance to host their own solo or joint show, with a professional launch event and promotion. The Atrium is available for artists over the […]

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11 January 2023
Tranquility Park Public Art Commission Open Call

Mullingar Municipal District of Westmeath County Council is offering a public art commission to reflect the enhancement of the town through the Church Street Renewal Development. The commission is being managed by the Arts Office in Westmeath County Council. TRANQUILITY PARK SCULPTURE Mullingar Municipal District has completed major enhancement and regeneration project in the town. […]

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29 December 2022
Mullingar artist Peter Ganly to launch debut exhibition 'Observer'

Mullingar artist Peter Ganly is set to launch his solo art exhibition Observer at the Atrium, Mullingar County Buildings this Thursday 5th January at 6pm. Peter Ganly is a contemporary artist who lives and works at Lilliput, Lough Ennell. After many years working in motor trade and boat hire, Peter returned to education to pursue […]

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21 December 2022
Artist Olena Karpenko kicks off residency at Abbey Road Artists’ Studios as part of the Westmeath Artists’ Awards

Artist Olena Karpenko kicks off her residency at Abbey Road Studios as part of the Westmeath Artists’ Awards. On Thursday 1 December, Olena Karpenko was selected from over 100 applicants and 30 exhibiting artists in the Luan Gallery to receive the overall Westmeath Artist Award. The award comprises of a bursary of €1,500, the opportunity […]

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7 December 2022
Careers in Film Ireland

Are you interested in a career in film? In September 2022, Tom Dowling Director of Development and and Studio Operations at Hammerlake Studios gave a career information evening at Mullingar Library. For aspiring film professionals, the presentation gives an insight into careers in film in Ireland. Hammerlake Studios will be Ireland's largest purpose-built film campus. […]

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6 December 2022
Westmeath Arts Office Christmas Concerts

From Wednesday 7 December – Thursday 22 December the Westmeath Arts Office will host a series of Christmas concerts in the libraries, civic and county buildings around Westmeath. Schools, musicians and local ensembles from the Westmeath area will perform their own mini concert in the run up to Christmas 2022. Participating musicians and groups include […]

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29 November 2022
Westmeath Artists' Award Opens at Luan Gallery

Luan Gallery in collaboration with Westmeath Arts Office presents Westmeath Artists’ Award, a group exhibition featuring works by 30 Westmeath artists selected by guest Curator, Sarah Searson. The exhibition will be officially opened by An Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Councillor Aengus O’ Rourke on Thursday 1st December at 6pm with guest speakers, Selector, Sarah […]

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29 November 2022
Filmmaker Craig Moore wins inaugural Westmeath Film Award

Local filmmaker Craig Moore announced as the recipient of the inaugural Westmeath Film Award Filmmaker and Westmeath native Craig Moore has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Westmeath Film Award. A grant of €10,000 has been awarded to him for the production of an original 10-12 minute short film to be shot in […]

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