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Paul Kinsella
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Umbrella rescuing, and up-cycling workshops
Curated by Ríonach Ní Néill & Jeni Roddy
Thanks to Gerry Daly, Galway City Library, Galway City Council, Mocha Beans, Athenry Heritage Centre, Iarnród Éireann, Eyre Square Centre
Suitable for:
ages 16+
19.02.2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Flood Street House, Flood Street, Galway


Interdisciplinary artist and designer Jeni Roddy invites you to join the Umbrella Orphanage to rescue broken umbrellas lost or abandoned after storms and transform them into temporary nomadic canopies, that sprout up to provide shelter during Galway downpours. If you are seeking shelter in the city, you may happen upon one, and, for that cloudburst moment, become part of a community bonded by rain. During Spring, Jeni and collaborator Gerry Daly will create tiny performances under the nomadic shelters, drawing attention to the unnoticed social gatherings created by weather events.

To participate, you can

Umbrella Orphanage workshops form a continuous process, so the content of workshops will vary. Sign up for as many or as few individual workshops as you like.


Admission by application only to