Connecting the Dots

An Exhibition

Venue: Ballinasloe Library, Ballinasloe

Date: 16 May 2019 at 6pm

Price: Free

The Galway Music Residency invites the people of Galway to a public exhibition celebrating the output of an intergenerational, multi-ethnic project entitled Connecting the Dots. This project brings together primary school children with older generations through Sound, Music and Art. The exhibition launch on Thursday 16th May at 6pm in the Church Gallery, Ballinasloe Library will include art work, a short film documentary and post-show discussion with both younger and older participants and the artists, along with a performance from ConTempo Quartet. Following the launch, the art work will be moved to the main body of the library where it will be exhibited for 30 days.

This exhibition, which features as part of Age Action’s Bealtaine Festival, is a culmination of a Galway2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project conceived by Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association (BARA), GMR with its resident ensemble ConTempo Quartet, artist Finbar McHugh, Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh, Scoil an Chroí Naofa and Ballinasloe Library.

Through a number of workshops, participants have been working together to create visual representations of their collective experience of the sound and music presented by the ConTempo Quartet. A range of ages, ethnicities and nationalities took part in the project and the group explored the themes of age, language, migration, immigration, assimilation and humanity.

At the heart of this exhibition is the importance of transcending age and circumstance to connect to, learn from, and create with those in our communities.

Proudly supported by Galway2020, admission to this event is free, open to all and early arrival is recommended. Refreshments will be provided. May 16th and will run for two weeks, until May 30th and is part of the Bealtaine Festival.

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