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Clifden Arts Festival 2022Visual Arts

Clifden Arts Festival 2023 – Visual Arts Programme – Rhona Byrne – Bolthole

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Rhona Byrne

IMMA has a long-standing partnership with Clifden Arts Festival and this year will lend the large-scale installation Bolthole by Rhona Byrne. Artist Rhona Byrne’s hand-made objects, installations and collaborative, event-based, projects explore the interactions between people and their habitats. Bolthole from the IMMA Collection consists of 40 component pieces and invites visitors to construct and reconstruct the installation to make their own environments. The spaces can be individual shelters/dens or a large configuration of pieces to make one large space. Participants construct and inhabit an ever-changing moving installation. Bolthole was purchased by IMMA in 2016 with the support of the Hennessy Fund. It has been shown at Tate Britain, 2012; Turbine Hall at Tate Modern curated by Katy Fitzpatrick, 2012/13; IMMA, Action All Areas, 2013; The Big House Festival, performance collective, 2013; IMMA, Hennessy Art Fund, 2016 and Visual Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow, 2015-16.

Official Opening September 12th 6:30 pm


2023 Festival Programme