126 Artist-Run Gallery
H91 NN29 Galway
Established in 2005, 126 Artist-Run Gallery is one of the longest-running artist-led organization in the Republic of Ireland and is integral to the visual arts culture in Galway City and County. Run voluntarily by a board of professional artists and curators, 126 coordinates an art space with a contemporary exhibition program, talks, workshops, residencies and research projects. In 2016 we moved to a new location which allowed us to expand to include 5 studio's, supporting 7 artists, while more recently we have been able to open a second studio location that facilitates a further 5 artists . 126 is dedicated to supporting emerging contemporary artist practices, partnerships, by creating exhibition, commission, development opportunities. 126 hosts on average 10 exhibitions per year with the addition of being host venue and partner with Galway International Arts Festival and Tulca Festival of Art. 126 continues to develop its reputation for supporting artists and being one of the premier visual art locations in Galway city and throughout the west of Ireland
Eleanor McCaughey is an Irish artist. McCaughey’s work engages with painting as an amalgamation of still life, sculpture and portraiture. The body of work for recent shows contemplates impenetrable forces shaping our society, from the ideological to the technological.
McCaughey has been awarded the artists bursary from Fingal County Council 2019 and she is a recipient of The Arts Council Ireland, Next Generation Award, 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘Vignettes, Richard Heller Gallery LA, USA. ‘Oddly Accurate Things’, 126 Gallery, Galway. ‘BEDECK’ Platform Arts, Belfast and ‘The blood-dimmed tide is loosed’ The Complex, Dublin.
126 Artist-Run Gallery & Studios is a not for profit voluntary organisation in Galway City, Ireland. 126 is dedicated to supporting artists though creative opportunities, financial, professional & social supports and studio spaces.