Galway artist Pádraic Reaney has been selected to represent Ireland

Galway artist Pádraic Reaney has been selected to represent Ireland in a major international exhibition that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, the international organisation, dedicated to peace, security, democracy and providing humanitarian aid to those in need.

Carraroe-born Pádraic is one of 216 artists from 193 countries across the six continents taking part in this prestigious show.

It’s planned to run the worldwide exhibition at the UN Headquarters in New York early next year – Covid-19 restrictions permitting – and also at the organisation’s base in Geneva. At present, all the artworks can be seen in an online version of the show.

The project has been organised by the Romanian-based Inter-Art Foundation, under the patronage of that country’s president, H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis.  It’s the fourth time Inter-Art has been invited to exhibit at the UN and the first time ever that artists from all 193 members states of the UN have come together for one single show.

The Inter-Art Foundation was established in 1998 in the Romanian city of Aiud to represent contemporary art, develop cultural connections between artists in Romania and worldwide, and organise an international fine-arts camp in Aiud.

The current exhibition is entitled United Nations – Symbol of Life, Freedom and Happiness and its aim is to mark the organisation’s foundation in 1945, as well as the role of artists in promoting freedom, co-existence co-operation and understanding.

The image that Pádraic created for the exhibition is based on the theme of freedom.

The artist, who lives in Moycullen, is known in Ireland and abroad for his exploration of subjects from the Táin Bó Cúailnge to the Great Famine, and the poetry of WB Yeats.

His most recent work has focused on deserted houses on Ireland’s offshore islands.

He is hopeful the physical show celebrating the UN will go ahead in New York in 2021.

In the meantime, the artworks can be seen online at

Inishark, Art Trail, Clifden Arts Festival.

Inishark Giclée Print.

Inishark Giclée print is part of the Clifden Arts Festival, Art Trail. The piece is on display in Millar’s window. I would like to thank Millars for making the space on their window. And their staff for all the help and kindness.

Hendrick Böll Cottage Residency 2019

New images of paintings I did while I was artist in residence in the Hendrick Böll Cottage, Achill Island last August. I got a residency for August 2019. I wanted to do some work on the deserted village for my upcoming exhibition in the Kenny Art Gallery, Galway in October 2020

I would like to thank the Hendrick Böll Cottage committee of all the help and support while I was there. I got more work done than I expected and a lot more to do in the future.

Deserted Village I

Acrylic on Board

Deserted Village II

Acrylic on Board


Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody’ won the Best Documentary Award 2019

Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody’ won the Best Documentary Award 2019 at the 9th Irish Film Festival London.  In awarding the accolade, festival founder and director Kelly O’Connor predicted that Cumar would become a “long-standing document of the intrinsic essence and influence of Galway”.

‘Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody’, Screenings, 2019/2020

10 July 2019                       31st Galway Film Fleadh

12 July 2019                       Westside Arts Festival, Galway

20 September 2019         42nd Clifden Arts Festival

21 September 2019         12th Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna

29 September 2019         5th Irish American Movie Hooley, Chicago

24 October 2019               Club Scannán Sailearna, Indreabhán.

24 November 2019          Irish Film Festival Londan, Regents St. Cinema

28 November 2019          Pálás Cinema, Galway UNESCO City of Film

10 January 2020                Screenwave International Film Festival, Coffs Bay, New South Wales.

1 March 2020                     14th Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington

13 March 2020                   Craic Film Fest, New York

25 April 2020                      21st Newport Beach Film Festival, California.



Inis Airc Exhibition The Inishark Project

Inis Airc by Pádraic Reaney

Hardiman Research Building Exhibition, NUIG

7 – 28 May 2019

Inis Airc is artist Pádraic Reaney’s response to the changing form of Inishark, off the west Galway coast, uniquely captures a crumbling cultural landscape as the uninhabited island, which once supported a community of over 200, returns to nature. His work fills the voids of generations past, arresting our forgetting these fishing communities, and prompting us to remember and reimagine.

Born in Carraroe, Co. Galway Pádraic Reaney studied Fine Art at Galway, Regional Technical College. He now he now lives and works in Moycullen. Reaney’s work has gained national and international acclaim.

The exhibition is funded by the Discipline of Geography, NUIG, for the 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers.


Print of the Month

Inishark no.12

Giclée Print

Image size: 11 x 16 in

Paper size: 14 x 18 in

Edition of 20

Price: 350.00 euro

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Pádraic Reaney represented Ireland in two exhibitions in Romania in 2018

Pádraic was invited to show in two exhibitions in Romania in 2018 he was the only Irish artist showing in the exhibitions.

International Biennial of small graphics
“INTER-ART 2018 Romania 2018
International Mail Art Exhibition “100” / Inter-Art Aiud 2018 Romania.  
2018 represents an anniversary year for our country, celebrating 100 years from the union of the three Romanian provinces and setting up the modern Romania. With this occasion we propose this suggestive theme which can be approached by each artists in its on style. The „Inter-Art” Foundation pay special attention to everything that meant the formation of the multicultural segment during this century and the promotion of the ethnic values which means the cultural heritage with which we can promote a modern Romania, built on durable interethnic relations. We launched the invitation to artists from all over the world to send works on the proposed theme. 162 artists from 100 countries, 5 continents participated.

The image below is from the exhibition “100”/ Inter Art Aiud 2018 Romania.