Acrylic on Board
48 x 32 in
Acrylic on Board
48 x 32 in
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.
Acrylic on Board
Acrylic on Board
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.
CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsody‘
CUMAR – A Galway Rhapsody’ gets its world premiere at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh, Town Hall Theatre, Galway, July 2019
Photos: A. Ó Coiléain
Photographs taken while filming on Aran.
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.
Image size: 11 x 16 in
Paper size: 14 x 18 in
Edition of 20
Price: 350.00 euro
Shipped free World wide
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.
Poet Gerald Dawe together with his wife Dorothea, Patricia McLoughlin, Chairperson of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute & artist Pádraic Reaney, at the launch of ‘Crossing the Sound.
Poetry and Art in aid of Pink Ribbon Charity
The Kenny Bookshop and Art Gallery, Liosbán, Galway.
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.
Photo: D. Kelly
Artist Pádric Reaney and Guest Speaker Michael Gibbons, Archaeologist
At the opening of Pádraic’s exhibition at the Kenny Gallery, Galway
The exhibition continues daily, 9.00 – 5.00 until 3rd November