COOKIES ON Westmeath Independent

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Westmeath Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.

ACCEPT

Athlone's new €3.4m art gallery to open tomorrow

Story by Tom Kelly

Wednesday, 28th November, 2012 11:30am

Athlone's new €3.4m art gallery to open tomorrow

The new Luan Gallery will open on Thursday.

The cultural and arts scene in the Midlands will be given a massive boost tomorrow (Thursday) when the launch of the €3.4m Luan Gallery takes place in Athlone.

Approximately 250 people are expected to attend the official opening of the facility by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan at 2.30pm.

Situated on Grace Road, adjacent to the town bridge, it is the first purpose-built, modern visual art gallery to be located in the Midlands. Its opening exhibition is entitled 'Borrowed Memories' and comprises work from the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Meanwhile, an architect who worked on the distinctive design of the Luan Gallery has described it as a fusion of "Old Athlone and New Athlone."

Richard Brown - of the 'Keith Williams Architects' firm - acknowledged that there had been "a lot of debate" about the dramatic changes to the historic Fr Mathew Hall building, but he believed the end product "has turned out as well as anyone could have reasonably hoped for."

For further details on the Gallery and its opening times etc, see pages 1 and 5 of this week's Westmeath Independent.

Post a Comment

blog comments powered by Disqus

SHARE