Painting by Music

The Galway Music Residency and Galway artist Finbar McHugh, in partnership with the Galway Arts Centre present a very special interactive audience experience on Thursday 31st May at 7pm in Nun’s Island Theatre. This unique and exciting event is a follow-on experience from the sell-out show in 2017, which saw Finbar and ConTempo work together for the first time. With a renewed focus and a fresh space, this will be a completely new encounter with art, music and process.

During an intimate performance by the ConTempo Quartet, the audience will become the artists, facilitated by Finbar 247. During this silent event, the audience will respond to the music that the ConTempo Quartet performs, working in simple ways to create a visual representation of their collective experience as an audience. A totally fresh approach to live music performance, with the focus on the process rather than the final result, this will be a truly meditative event.

This is a standing, adult-only, participatory event. Some seating outside of the theatre will be provided for those requiring a rest. Participants will be asked to remove their shoes and remain silent for the duration of the experience. Tickets cost €12/€7 and are available on and at the door (limited availability). Spaces for this exclusive experience are limited so early booking is advised.

The galway Music Residency is supported by the NUI Galway (Education Partner), Arts Council, Galway City and County Councils and GMIT.

Finbar McHugh

Galway Music Residency