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The West of Ireland and Modern Art.  The role of Ernie and Helen O'Malley.

Dr. Róisín Kennedy


16 November, 6.00pm

Custom house Studios are pleased to host a Lecture by 
Dr. Róisín Kennedy;


The West of Ireland and Modern Art.  The role of Ernie and Helen O'Malley.


 On Thursday November 16th at 6.000pm Admission Free.


Dr. Róisín Kennedy is lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Irish Art in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD. She is former Yeats Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland. She has published widely on modern Irish art and its contexts most recently in Atlas of the Irish Revolution, (Cork University Press, 2017). She is co-editor with Cormac O'Malley, of Nobody's Business The Aran Diaries of Ernie O'Malley, (Lilliput Press, 2017).


Custom House Studios are pleased to host an exhibition of works made by refugees living in co Mayo.   Exhibition continues every day until November 12th.

Throughout late July and August a group of teenage refugees recently resettled in Mayo participated in a visual art and animation project at the Linenhall Arts Centre. The group came up with a number of stories and told them using visual imagery in the form of animated paper cut-outs.


Under the expert guidance of artist Maeve Clancy, assisted by designer Jeni Roddy, they imagined, conceived, wrote and conveyed the stories using artwork they created during the project. Working in the Linenhall, they had the chance to meet, collaborate, speak English, learn visual art and animations skills and produce their own short animated film. This exhibition is the culmination of their creative endeavours.

The project was initiated and funded by Mayo County Council Arts Office through a Cultural Diversity Partnership initiative, supported by the Arts Council under the Invitation to Collaborate Scheme. Part of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week October 2017. For further information contact  For further information contact


Adm. Free. All welcome.  Open every day until November 12th.