Galway Arts Centre Residency


2nd - 17th September 2022, in collaboration with Array Collective


As part of Galway Arts Centre's presentation of Array Collective's 2021 Turner Prize winning The Druthaib's Ball, Galway Arts Centre presents a weekly series of public events to which we have contributed, working with and alongside members of Array Collective and inviting LGBTQ+ activists to deliver site-specific and contextual talks. A number of these events are scheduled to take place in the Turner Prize winning installation or síbín at Nuns' Island Theatre. Array's síbín provides a new and exciting setting for RFR to respond to and work within, generating ideas and creating new work to add to our evolving and expanding contemporary queer archive. 


The full 2021 Turner Prize Array Collective - The Druthaib's Ball public programme can be downloaded here


RFR's list of EVENTS as part of The Druthaib's Ball public programme


Friday, 2nd September

Talk with Nuala Ward (moderated by Han Tiernan) / 7-8.30pm / Nuns Island Theatre


Saturday, 3rd September

Kate Drinane in conversation with Páraic Kerrigan about the Irish Names Quilt / 12-1pm / Galway Arts Centre


Saturday, 3rd September

Patch-Making Workshop in response to the history of the Irish Names Quilt (facilitated by Han Tiernan & Kate Drinane) / 2-5pm / Galway Arts Centre


Saturday, 10th September

Tiernan Arnup Egan discusses Frank Egan and the Brixton Fairies / 12-1pm / Nuns Island Theatre


Saturday, 10th September

Badge-Making Workshop with Array Collective and Han Tiernan / 2-5pm / Galway Arts Centre


Friday, 16th September

Games for Artists workshop (facilitated by Brendan Fox) / 11am-4pm / Galway Arts Centre

This workshop draws on each artist's area of interest and response to the exhibition through Augusto Boal's theatre techniques and exercises.


Saturday, 17th September

Games for Non-Artists workshop (facilitated by Brendan Fox) / 11am-4pm / Galway Arts Centre

This workshop draws on each participant's response to the exhibition and explores commonalities and intersections.