As part of the RHA ‘Artist Curate’ series, the members of the artist-run gallery, 126 were asked to respond to the theme ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ and 126, has curated a range of work which reflects the diverse membership, from emerging artists to those more established, working in a variety of disciplines, including: painting, video, works on paper, sculpture, installation and photography. The works speak of and to society, at a time of perceived change, with responses that range from the critical and cynical to those with a more playful and humorous tone.
Artists showing are: Paul Murnaghan, Dominic Thorpe, Angela Darby, Fiona Chambers, Jim Ricks, David Finn, Padraig Robinson, Kevin Mooney, Austin Ivers, Nina Amazing, Timothy Acheson & Jennifer Cunningham, Kathryn Maguire, James Merrigan and Breda Lynch.
126 was established in 2006 by local artists in their own living room as a response to the need for more non-commercial gallery spaces in Galway and is currently located on Queen Street in the city centre. 126 is a voluntarily led, artist-run gallery that is known for promoting challenging and experimental works that would not be seen in commercial galleries or conventional institutions.
126 is supported by the Arts Council, the Galway City Council and its membership. Membership is open to all who support the aims and ethos of 126. Please visit the website www.126.ie for more information on becoming a member.