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About Clay Journeys

About Clay Journeys

Clay Galway

Event Title: Clay Journeys Online Exhibition 

Date: 13th March to 30th April 2021

Clay Galway in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present CLAY JOURNEYS, a Small Towns Big Ideas project.  

CLAY JOURNEYS draws together the explorations of nine community projects facilitated in Galway city and county by Clay Galway artists. Each community has, through the creation of clay boats, a story to tell in relation to the Galway 2020 themes of Landscape, Language and Migration.

These boats honour stories of migration both present day and historic. Each community has its own identity in relation to the symbolism involved in the form of the boat that they have chosen and the methodology of clay building.

The boat is a symbol, a container of stories. The clay boats celebrate the all-encompassing presence of water in the Galway landscape and in the language of clay making.

Our original vision of launching clay boats into the sea in Galway and in our sister city Rijeka and hosting an exhibition of works has not been possible to realise due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we are delighted to present Clay Journeys as an online exhibition where you can view the work of the artists and communities they engaged with through photographs and video. 

Clay Journeys will be available on Clay Galway’s website from 13th March through to 30th April 2021. 

Clay Journeys Artists: Carina Berger, Mary Byrne, Rob D’Eath, Tatiana Dobos, Maeve Gallagher, Jed Gjerek,    Tamaru Hunt Joshi, Brian Kelly, Keelin Kennedy, Holly Mullarky, Cormac O’Neill, Emma O’Toole, Veronika Straberger

Executive Producer         Rose Roccaforte

Media Manager                  Elva Carroll

Poster Image                       Lorna Murphy

Curated and produced by Rob D’Eath and Jed Gjerek