Arts News

18 May 2023
Job Vacancies at Westmeath Arts Office

Creative Communities Engagement Officer 5 year Fixed Term Salary Scale €47,339 to €56,721 per annum including LSIs   Arts Service Co-Ordinator (Part Time) 3 year Fixed Term Salary Scale €23,669 to €28,360 per annum including LSIs Applicants may be short-listed, based on qualifications, relevant experience, and information submitted in their application. CREATIVE COMMUNITIES ENGAGEMENT OFFICER POSITION: […]

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2 May 2023
Call for Participation: Cruinniú na nÓg 2023

The Westmeath Arts Office is planning an exciting programme of events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2023! Cruinniú na nÓg Westmeath – Seeking Interest from Creatives for Programme of Activities Saturday 10th June 2023 Cruinniú na nÓg is Irelands day of free activity to enable children and young people to develop their artistic flair through access […]

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26 April 2023
Rachel-Marie Cleary's pop-art collection to go on display in Atrium

Artist and writer Rachel-Marie Cleary launches her pop-art collection, Offbeat Orbit, at the Atrium in the Westmeath County Council buildings this month. Offbeat Orbit will be opened by fellow Mullingar creative Patricia Gibney on May 2 at 5.30pm and remain on display until May 12, during the council building business hours. Rachel-Marie’s work featured in […]

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19 April 2023
Amy Abdullah Barry to launch her debut collection in Athlone Library

Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone Thursday April 27, 6.30 pm Originally from Penang, Malaysia, Amy Abdullah Barry is a well-known resident of Athlone and a distinctive new voice on the Irish poetry scene. Her debut collection of poems, Flirting with Tigers, has just been published by Dedalus Press, one of Ireland’s leading poetry publishers. To mark […]

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19 April 2023
A host of innovative projects receive funding through the Westmeath Creative Ireland 2023 Grants

A host of innovative projects receive funding through the Westmeath Creative Ireland 2023 Grants Over 20 highly ambitious creative projects have been funded in Westmeath as part of the Creative Ireland Grants in 2023. Projects kicking off in 2023 range from live podcast shows, to samba bands, animation workshops, art installations, eco-art camps, and much, […]

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18 April 2023
Czech Artist Jaro Waldeck launches solo exhibition in Mullingar

Photographer and cinematographer Jaro Waldeck has launched her solo exhibition, which explores the beauty of the Swedish landscape, in the Atium space in Mullingar. The Exhibition will run from 17 April - 28 April 2023. Jaro earned her Bachelors degree in film and video from Columbia College Chicago in 2008, with specialization in cinematography. Upon […]

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22 March 2023
Announcing the 2023 Westmeath Film Award

Continuing from the success of the 2022 Westmeath Film Award, the Westmeath Arts Office has announced that the Award will take place once again in 2023. The Westmeath Film Award offers a local filmmaker €10,000 towards the creation of a short 10-12 minute film or documentary. This award is funded by Westmeath County Council Arts […]

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21 March 2023
Mullingar Camera Club launches Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann photographic exhibition

Mullingar Camera Club are set to launch a photographic of the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 which held in Mullingar during last August.  The exhibition launches in the Atrium, County Buildings, Mullingar on Tuesday 21 March from 6pm – 7.45pm. The photos on display will highlight the collective talent of Mullingar Camera Club members. […]

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8 March 2023
Have Your Say: Westmeath Crinniu na nÓg 2023

Crinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people in Ireland. In Westmeath, we want to connect local youth with some of the thriving culture in the county. Let us know what you would like to see for Crinniú na nÓg 2023 by filling out the survey below. If you […]

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7 March 2023
Athlone Atrium Exhibitions: Artist Open Call

Athlone Atrium Exhibition Artist Open Call. The Westmeath Arts Office is inviting artists to hold their own exhibition at the Atrium space in the Civic Offices, Athlone. 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 for […]

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