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Catalyst Arts in 126 Gallery | Members Open Call


Catalyst Arts are pleased to announce an exhibition opportunity in collaboration with 126 Gallery, Galway.

Deadline: 01/04/2015

Following on from the research initiated by 126 into the agency and legacy of artist-led spaces, Catalyst Arts’ intention for this collaboration is to further pilot projects which are mutable and alternating, reflecting core aspects of Catalyst’s model to instigate new opportunities for artists beyond conventional art infrastructure.

As an artist-led organisation Catalyst Arts has remained a dedicated advocate for new and innovative opportunities for artists and audiences of all ages and disciplines, which cannot be provided by conventional art institutions. In the coming year, Catalyst intends to reignite this off-site activism questioning the role and relationship between Northern Ireland’s history of artists commissions and public space. This will begin in the new year through a series of small scale collaborations with artists and collectives whose practice excavates or activates commonplace aspects of the civic, urban and rural landscape which have been ignored or overlooked in recent times as the sites for new interventions and dialogues. Projects such as these will continue to be developed through a new auxiliary off-site programme titled ‘Garrincha’ which will further promote the commissioning of new works by emerging artists with a non-gallery centred practice, for temporal and event based works.

For this collaboration, Catalyst will extend its off-site ‘Garrincha’  programme to Galway, and are seeking proposals from Catalyst Arts membership. Artists are sought to participate in two different formats, of the gallery space and those who propose to stage and test new event/live work for a one night festival. The 126 gallery space will be presented as a two-person show.

Submissions must include: C.V | 250 word statement/proposal | Bio. | 5-10 Images in PDF format

Email submissions to:

Applications can be accepted from Catalyst Arts members only. Apply for membership here:

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