everything can be done,

in principle

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Opens Saturday 9th June – 26 August 2012. Roller skating is encouraged in the gallery

Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office & VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art present

Everything can be done, in principle



Closing Sunday 26th August 2012

You are invited to a final weekend of discussion, film screening, live music and skating in association with: Everything can be done, in principle

Saturday 25th         Discussions and Film Screening

11.00am-1.00pm Discussion: Everything can be done, in principle: Annie Fletcher Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Rod Stoneman, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway, Sheena Barrett, Arts Office , Dublin City Council, Brian Duggan, Artist Helen Carey, Curator, Hugo Jellett CEO, The Carlow Arts Festival, Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, Carlow Local Authority & Emma- Lucy O’ Brien ,Gallery Manager, VISUAL. More to be confirmed. See www.visualcarlow.ie/exhibitions for information

2.00pm Pre-Film talk with Rod Stoneman, NUIG and Helen Carey, Curator. Contact Box Office (059) 9172457

3.00pm Film Screening: Heavens's Gate (1980) Directors Cut [219 minutes]. Contact Box Office (059) 9172457

Sunday 26th  Last day of skating at VISUAL with live music 2pm-6pm

Final afternoon of SKATING, to the accompaniment of live music from members of the Cracked Bucket Band (who accompanied David Mansfield on the Opening Night) led by Eric Butler, and featuring a miscellany of local trad, folk, bluegrass and country musicians. Refreshments will be available all afternoon.


June 8th: a musical performance on the opening night by David Mansfield, the original composer for the film Heaven’s Gate.

Panel Discussion with Pat Cooke and Aine O’Brien

Date 8th June 4pm - 5.30pm

Pat Cooke has twenty years experience in curatorial and heritage management, including work in the Kilmainham Gaol, Pearse Museum, and Blasket Island Centre. He has served as Chairperson of the Irish Museums Association, and is currently Director of the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management at UCD.

Áine O'Brien is Director of the Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS) and Co-director of the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, School of Media, DIT. 

This will be followed by the Opening Night reception at 6pm. skating will be free on the opening night until 7. after which will be music and very short speeches, till 9.

Artist and Curator's Talk and Tour:

Date Saturday 9th June 12pm - 1pm Free

Screening of the film ‘Heaven’s Gate’

The Directors Cut, Dir. Michael Cimino (1980)

Date Saturday 9th June 2pm - 5.30pm Free event

-book via box office

Carlow University Theatre Pittsburgh present

He Ain’t Done Right By Nell, (see page 9)

a melodrama set in the 1800s

Date Tuesday 12th June - 1pm Free

The Niall Toner Band

DateWednesday 13th June - 8.30pm

Tickets €15 book through box office

Niall Toner – A Bluegrass Workshop

Date: Sunday 10th June 11.30am, book via

GB Theatre

Carlow Youth Orchestra

Date Friday 15th June - 1pm Free

Details from page 21

A Lunchtime Recital

Venue Main Gallery, VISUAL, Dublin Rd., Carlow Date Friday 15th June at 1pm Tickets Free

A workshop with choreographer Michael Keegan Dolan

Date Sunday 17th June - 3pm

Free event - book via box office

Michael Keegan Dolan

A Workshop for Absolutely Anyone

Venue Main Gallery, VISUAL, Carlow

Date Sunday 17th June, 3pm -4pm

Tickets Free (limited to 25 people - over 10’s)


Date Sunday 17th June - 9pm Tickets €20 book through box

office. One-off performance of Fabulous Beast Theatre

Company’s Rian by Michael Keegan Dolan and Liam Ó Maonlaí


A co- commissioned artwork by Brian Duggan, curated by Helen Carey

Ground Floor Galleries, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland.

Opens Saturday 9th June – 26 August 2012.

Exhibition venue:

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre Old Dublin Road,Carlow, Ireland




Images above. 
VISUAL Carlow plans.
Heavens Gate, United Artists 1980. Set Image: John Patterson. Render: Diarmuid-Ó-Súilleabháin. 
Heaven’s Gate (c) Michael Cimino United Artists 1980.