Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

7 - 22 November 2015


  • Date: 10 - Nov - 2013
  • Location: Druid Lane, Galway
  • Venue: Druid Theatre

November 10th | DRUID Theatre 2 – 4
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith with guests, Nuala Ní Flathuin, Kasia Kaminska and Jeannine Woods talk about the transmission and reception of images of protest and complexity attached to Irish language movements and the legacy of the idea and reality of the Gaeltacht for contemporary artists and the wider culture.

Followed by a screening of the documentary directed by Bob Quinn about the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement. SPLANC DHEIREADH NA GAELTACHTA, LAST SPARK OF THE GAELTACHT. Gael Media, subtitled in English. 50 mins

Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith has widely published criticism on contemporary art and is a senior lecturer in School Of Irish, Celtic, Folklore & Linguistics at UCD.

Jeannine Woods is a lecturer in Irish at NUIG and has taught at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge since 2005, with a background in Anthropology and interests in colonialism, postcolonialism and British, Irish and Indian film, and queer theory.

Kasia Kaminska is a visual artist living and working in Dublin, Ireland. She is a founder member of the photobook publishing initiative Read That Image. She has exhibited frequently in Ireland since 2010. Group shows include FLUX at South Studios and ‘Echoes’ at the Back Loft, Dublin. Her photobooks have also been selected and shown at the Dublin Art Book Fair & Magazine Archive in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin. She is a recent graduate of the BA Photography programme at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Nuala Ní Fhlathúin is from the Gaeltacht area in the West of Ireland. She received a BFA in Ceramics from GMIT, Galway and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her work has been exhibited in Ireland, the USA, Portugal and Georgia. She also edits Nua-Ealaín, an Irish language website for the contemporary visual arts.




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