Details of GIAF-Commissioned Artwork by John Gerrard Unveiled with Galway 2020 Programme

16 September 2019

John Gerrard's Mirror Pavilion work will be featured from April until October 2020, part of the programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

Details of Galway International Arts Festival's much-anticipated project Mirror Pavilion, created by world-renowned Irish artist John Gerrard, were unveiled Wednesday along with the full programme for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. The programme launch took place in Eyre Square, where thousands of spectators gathered. Galway 2020 brochures with details of Mirror Pavilion will be widely available starting this week.

Mirror Pavilion is the single biggest project ever undertaken by Galway International Arts Festival. Attempting to give voice to a natural world currently in a state of hyperstress, the site-specific installation will feature first in the Claddagh in Galway City before moving to Derrigimlagh Bog in Clifden. The large structure will physically reflect the landscape surrounding it while an embedded LED wall will display hyper-realistic simulated dance performances - products of a ground-breaking new technology developed by Gerrard.

The work will be powered by sustainable energy sources and will be free and open to the public from April until October 2020.

Watch John Gerrard speaking about his work as part of GIAF's 2019 First Thought Talks at the Irish Embassy in London.

Further details will be made available in the coming months.