Enjoy GIAF @ Home with Online Interviews, Gallery Tours & More

24 September 2020

We know that some of you may not have been able to join us in person and with that in mind you can enjoy an enhanced digital programme at home in your own time. Thank you to all those who've joined us virtually this month.

GIAF @ Home content includes stunning videos of the spectacular outdoor installation, Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard, an interview with playwright Enda Walsh, an online photographic exhibition from artist Sarah Hickson, and a virtual gallery tour and interview with artist Hughie O'Donoghue.

Enda Walsh in Conversation with Paul Fahy

In this video, Enda Walsh and GIAF's Paul Fahy discuss their ongoing collaboration on the critically acclaimed Rooms series. The latest instalment, Changing Room, premiered this month as part of the Autumn Edition.

Virtual Tour and Interview with Hughie O'Donoghue

Take a virtual tour of Night Cargo by Hughie O'Donoghue at the Festival Gallery.

Artist Hughie O'Donoghue discusses the inspiration behind Night Cargo with Paul Fahy.

Behind the Scenes of Mirror Pavilion

Hear from artist John Gerrard on the making of Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work.

Placing Home: Hidden Stories by Sarah Hickson

Artist Sarah Hickson has gathered images that spark connections and resonate with themes of confinement and freedom, isolation and belonging, referring back to Hickson’s remarkable show Sounds Unseen, presented at GIAF 2018, and her work–in–progress exhibition.

Watch First Thought Talks Online

The GIAF @ Home programme also includes all the Autumn Edition First Thought Talks, available to watch here as well as on the Festival's YouTube channel. This year's talks featured a wide range of speakers discussing the big issues and challenges of 2020 including Samantha Power, Professor Luke O’Neill, Marion McKeone, Colm Tóibín, Eamon Dunphy, Fintan O’Toole and many more.

Autumn Edition First Thought Talks will also be available to listen to soon on the First Thought podcast. Vinyl Hours with special guests Julie Feeney, David Brophy and Liz Nugent will also be released on First Thought. Listen on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Galway International Arts Festival would also like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, Education Partner NUI Galway, Festival Energy partner Flogas and Drinks Partner Heineken®.