Culture Night: Ballina Arts Centre has participated in Culture Night since it became a nationwide event, and each year the event gets bigger and better, with more and more people willing to come out and take a walk on the cultural side. This year we are focusing our programme on children, with lots of opportunities to get involved in some entertaining and educational workshops, games, face painting and other fun activities.
All Culture Night activities at Ballina Arts Centre are free of charge and open to all.
L I N E : Jean Carabine, Betty Gannon, Sarah Ellen Lundy: L I N E is an exhibition looking at different approaches to drawing, featuring the work of three artists, for whom drawing is essential to their practise. Each artist approaches drawing from a different perspective, but all of their work is contemporary and grounded in a conceptual framework.
Drawn Out : Val McLoughlin: Ballina-based artist Val McLoughlin has been creating drawings at live performance events at Ballina Arts Centre for the past three years. They have included music concerts, dance and theatre productions. The result is a growing body of work, which serves as a documentation of the events as well as being art works in their own right.
Children’s Art Workshops 4-7pm: Artist Alice Dixon will facilitate a visual arts workshop for children in the foyer of the Arts Centre building. The workshop will be fun and creative, and there is no ned to book.
Life Drawing workshops for Teenagers 6-8pm: Artist Una Morris will lead a life drawing workshop for teenagers. This workshop is aimed at second level students of art, who will have life drawing as part of their school exams.
Poetry Open Mic – 6-8pm: The Ox Mountain poetry group will facilitate an Open Mic Poetry Evening in the Arts Centre Gallery. Poets can come along and read their work in front of an audience. Non-poets can come along and listen!
All Culutre Night events at Ballina Arts Centre are free of charge and do not require booking in advance.
Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Mayo County Council and local partners.