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

Shipped free World wide


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.

Book Launch



Gerald Dawe Poems from the west of Ireland

Pádraic Reaney Paintings

Poetry and Art in aid of Pink Ribbon Charity

at the

The Kenny Bookshop and Art Gallery, Liosbán, Galway.

On November 3rd at 2pm.

 Crossing the Sound is a collaboration between poet Gerald Dawe and the artist Pádraic Reaney. They met back in the mid 1970s in Galway where Gerald had moved from Belfast to study at UCG, as it then was, and eventually settle down and spend the next twenty years before moving to Dublin in 1992.

Here poet and artist comment on the genesis of Crossing the Sound.

Gerald: ‘On a return to Galway as a visiting fellow at The Moore Institute (NUI,G) the early years returned to me along with some new poems. During several conversations with Pádraic we decided to collect a representative sample of the poems I had written out of the west – Galway, but also Mayo – and include alongside these thirty poems, a series of images which Pádraic had been working on from his various and long-established fascination with the smaller islands of the western seaboard, including Inishark. Padraic’s images, images which do not illustrate the poems, but have their own raison d’être culminating in an exhibition of his paintings and graphics.

Poetry and Art in aid of Pink Ribbon

The book, a limited edition of just two hundred copies, features poems written over forty years by distinguished poet Gerald Dawe, alongside the Connemara-based artist, Pádraic Reaney. It celebrates and illuminates the beauty and history of the west of Ireland landscape through a curated selection of work inspired by and connected to the region and introduced by Hugo Hamilton.

Dawe and Reaney met in the mid-1970s in Galway, where Gerald had moved from Belfast to study at UCG, as it then was, and eventually settle down and spend the next twenty years before moving to Dublin. ‘This is a project we’ve been talking about for years. We’re delighted to see it finally in place in such as beautiful edition. It’s an apt way of offering a helping hand to the Pink Ribbon Charity in Mayo. Finding ways of overcoming cancer is the big picture; this is just a small step.

The exhibition Inis Airc (Inishark) Painting and Graphics will be on show alongside the book launch in the Kenny Art Gallery, Galway. The exhibition opened on the 12 October and continue to the 3rd of November 2018.