TULCA 2017 Soft Opening Venue Times

TULCA 2017 launches this Friday Nov 3rd… Venues will be open to the public Friday prior to the official launch at 7pm. Galway Arts Centre: 4 – 5pm Nuns Island Theatre: 6pm with a performance By Plastique Fantastique Festival Gallery at Connacht Tribune Print Works: 6 – 9pm Barnacles Hostel: 4 – 5.30pm University College … Continued

15th TULCA Festival of Visual Arts Exhibition Launch

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts is delighted to invite you to the exhibition launch and opening events of the 15th edition of the festival, curated by Matt Packer. The exhibition, titled They Call Us The Screamers, features the work of Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó … Continued

TULCA 2017 does not seek to promote or advocate the Atlantis commune

In our preparations for the 15th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Art, we have been approached by a number of people with prior involvement in the commune that is referenced by the title and thematic approach of the ‘They Call Us The Screamers’ exhibition. While we were aware of the controversies that have been … Continued

TULCA Festival Announces Artists and details of what to expect for the 15th edition

TULCA is delighted to announce the list of participating artists for the 15th edition of the Festival, titled They Call Us The Screamers. The participating artists are: Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette … Continued

The Headless City curated by Daniel Jewesbury – video documentation

TULCA 2016, entitled ‘The Headless City’, asks two questions: What’s gone wrong with our cities? And what are we going to do about it? Festival curator Daniel Jewesbury says, “There’s so much that’s uncertain about the future of our cities, and the artists in The Headless City have approached the theme with great openness – … Continued

The Headless City, TULCA 2016 Art Monthly review by Joanne Laws

“Pitched as a container, diagnosis and provocation, ‘The Headless City’ curated by Daniel Jewesbury invited viewers to step outside their rationale and to make demands for public space in imagining a future for our cities….. The curator showed dexterity in moulding his rigorous body of research into something quite loose and non-prescriptive, which allowed smut, … Continued

Irish anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy travels to the future to predict outcome of U.S. election. Discovers frightening truth on a beach in Galway, Ireland.

Last weekend (as part of The Headless City, the TULCA 2016 Festival of Visual Arts in Galway, Ireland) artists Loitering Theatre filmed anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy in the moments shortly after her spaceship’s emergency crash landing on Silverstrand beach in the west of Ireland.  HERE  D’Arcy had been travelling into the future on a mission … Continued