‘Between water and clouds’, woodcut by Jelena Sredanovic

Galway International Arts Festival Festival Gallery, William St, and other venues, Galway Until July 28th giaf.ie **** It’s become the norm at the(...)

Artist Sam Jinks makes incredibly lifelike sculptures, tufted with real hair, pigmented in human-like skin tones and often dres(...)

Graham, by Patricia Piccinini (Australia): what would a human, “perfectly” enhanced to survive a car crash look like?

Watching TV a while ago, my brother remarked how none of the adverts would make him buy anything. My brother is a problem for advertisers: he is one o(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s  Dark Night of the Soul  at the Galway Arts Festival

Two years ago Australian artist Patricia Piccinini populated the main gallery at the Galway International Arts Festival with oddly loveable creatures (...)

Given more recent events, the shock of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January seems distant, but visiting Paris that month I learned the enormous pow(...)

 Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale flying over Galway  during  the International Arts Festival which continues this week. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Galway Arts Festival’s visiting Skywhale drew hundreds of people to the city’s South Park on Sunday evening, after a week when the Atlantic weather sy(...)

Galway International Arts Festival volunteer Eilis O’Gara at Relativity. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini makes extraordinarily lifelike sculptures, but often you can’t be sure what life they are like. In the pieces (...)

Installation at ‘Relativity’, an exhibition by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini at the Festival Gallery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Windguru and other internet weather maps will be scrutinised in Galway this week as a 30m-long “Skywhale” prepares to take flight over the city. The m(...)

Grab a coffee from the Jungle Beach Break Cafe on Salthill Prom, above, and go in search of Patricia Piccinini’s majestic Skywhale hot air balloon

Time to make like The Pet Shop Boys and go west, as the Galway International Arts Festival returns from July 13th for a fortnight of top-notch musi(...)

At the launch of the  Galway Arts Festival festival programme  are (from left):  Amy Conroy, Caoimhe Regan, artistic director Paul Fahy and Sonya Kelly. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Sculpture from Australia, new plays by Frank McGuinness and Amy Conroy, gigs by Kodaline and The Coronas, talks, trad and street theatre. The 2015 Gal(...)