Forthcoming events / Ócáidí ag teacht

   We have great plans for exhibitions, events and collaborations. Sign up to our contact list and keep informed of what’s happening and forthcoming events!


Exhibition: A Retrospective of the works of Tom Weld will be running from mid-September 2020 for several weeks. Featuring paintings and drawings from over fifty years, including his marvellous Aran Island drawings, his powerful, politically-inspired Maps series of paintings and works made alongside his students, this is an important, “must-see” exhibition. Inspired by land, seen mostly from above, by history, archaeology, politics and language, among other influences, Tom mainly uses oils – on a variety of surfaces: canvas; paper; found wood; and to various scale.

“I started painting, untrained, while reading English Literature at University, I was as interested in words as in paint. Some of this work dates back to the ’70s. Most was done since moving to Ireland in 2012.”[metaslider id=”4421”]


Music: Album Launch:     …agus Suantraí the new album from Paul Ó Colmáin completes the double album of new songs in the Irish language, “Geantraí, Goltraí agus Suantraí” will be launched at Working Artist Studios once Covid19 restrictions allow. In the meantime, support the artist, the arts and the language: buy the album here!

…agus Suantraí


Poetry:  Award-winning bi-lingual poet, Doireann Ni Ghriofa will be returning to WAS at a date to be announced, to launch her new collection of poems in English, the multi-award-winning Clasp  

Clasp is her first English-language collection of poems. In three sections entitled ‘Clasp’, ‘Cleave’ and ‘Clench’, Ní Ghríofa engages in a strikingly physical way with the world of her subject matter. The result is by times what one poem calls ‘A History in Hearts’, among other things an intimate exploration of love, childbirth and motherhood, and simultaneously a place of separation and anxiety. In one poem set in the boys’ home in Letterfrack, a place of undeniable terror, we see how, in the name of religion, “The earth holds small skulls like seeds”.

The final section of the book comprises a single poem, Seven Views of Cork City, which, swooping in and out of personal history, paints a convincing if sometimes unsettling portrait of the poet’s adopted city, and of urban life’s ubiquitous restraints on “our dream of speed”.

The woman’s body is central to the collection, highlighted, visible, unconquered. Forgotten bones are reclaimed, gendered territory is staked out; it is clear that Ní Ghríofa’s has a voice which will not be silenced… In Clasp Ní Ghríofa has signalled that she is a poetic force to be reckoned with in the future.” – Clíona Ní Riordáin, Southword Journal

Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa


 FILM:  after a rapturuous reception in January, we plan to show again the stunning film, the groundbreaking documentary,

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World       by Mary Lanceagnes_martin_cover

Agnes Martin has been designated by ARTnews Magazine as one of the world’s top ten living artists. In this incredibly intimate film, she speaks candidly and eloquently about art, her life and times, her working methods and her own art. This is a “must-see” film.

Date to be announced. Spaces will be limited.


and guitarists, Ari Sheehan & Mick Hoey: the incredible Rianóir 



FILM:    Brought Back By Public Demand!

Pat Collins’ wonderful film, Tim Robinson: Connemara will be shown again in WAS. Music composer, Susan Stenger will be the guest speaker, answering questions. (date to be announced)

Tim Robinson: Connemara
Tim Robinson: Connemara