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Lose yourself for an hour in one of the Midlands Art Galleries, experiencing exhibitions from local and national artists, as well as those from overseas. Each of our counties have unique and full Arts Programmes, meaning there is always something new to see.
Stroll across the bridge in Athlone and nestling on the right-hand bank you’ll find the stunning Luan Gallery. A showcase for the most interesting artists from the midlands, Ireland and abroad, the building itself is a modern work of art in its own right. With floor to ceiling windows offering uninterrupted views across the majestic Shannon water, it’s a space that gives the work real room to breathe.
There’s always an eclectic and balanced mix of media on display from painting to sculpture to textiles. Entry is completely free and if you’d like a one on one tour, that’s free too. All you have to do is ask. What’s more the collection on display changes every two months so there’s always something new to see. A feast for the eyes, it’s a fantastic way to spend some time.
The Arthouse delivers a strong, year-round artistic programme. This unique facility supports artists in the development of their professional work with its impressive facilities. There are four artists’ studios, two non-residential and two residential, available to professional artists, local, national and international artists. The complex includes an exhibition space and a full exhibition programme throughout the year.
Birr’s well-known theatre also houses an Arts Centre, working to support a range of visual art media in the exhibition space and delivering regular Arts projects aimed at the local community.
The Atrium Gallery is located within Longford’s popular Backstage Theatre. Exhibitions from local and national artists are delivered in conjunction with a local community Arts programme.