Announcing this year’s main Cartoon Festival event! A major exhibition of work by top Irish and international cartoonists casting a humorous eye on recent events at home and abroad. No shortage of material there…
As always, the international exhibition is the keynote event of the festival and attempts to capture the state of the world in cartoon – and the state of cartoon around the world. This year we have contributions from dozens of countries and from many amazing talents – including some of the biggest names in the profession. (More news about our special guests soon!)
This exhibition, in the new PorterShed on Bowling Green, will be open every day during the festival from 12:00 to 5:00pm.
It will also be the backdrop for our Festival Grand Opening on Friday 30 September at 7:00pm. All welcome.
We’re showing a film to raise funds for this year’s Cartoon Festival. Pleases bring you family, friends, neighbours and livestock.
In the Shadow of Galway Cathedral, 30 Years On
This documentary was created to record the Galway Arts Festival of 1992 for posterity. A fascinating encapsulation of one of the landmark early Festivals, it has never been shown in public since that year.
In 1992 The Galway film industry was in its infancy, there was no TG4, Ros na Rún, Town Hall Theatre or Pálás Cinema. There was however an extraordinarily vibrant arts scene.
On Tuesday September 13th a documentary made about the 1992 Arts Festival that year will be shown in the Pálás cinema. The documentary features all the artists and performers from the time and includes among others Macnas’s Táin, Druid’s The Midnight Court, Punchbag’s Eclipsed, Spalding Grey, Willie DeVille, and a very, very youthful Stunning.
The documentary has not been shown for 30 years and will be screened in the Pálás Cinema on the 13th September at 8.30 as a fundraiser for the Galway Cartoon Festival.
Selected entries will be printed and exhibited in venues around Galway September 30 – October 9 2022.
Closing date for entries is 31 July 2022.
(We will not be accepting submissions of original works or limited-edition prints this year, except by prior arrangement with the artist.)
Terms and Conditions
Selected cartoons will be printed and framed by the Galway Cartoon Festival and offered for sale. Galway Cartoon Festival is a voluntary organisation promoting the art of cartoon and any sales will be put into meeting the costs of running this year’s festival or put into the budget for next year’s festival.
Submitted cartoons may also be used in publicity materials for the festival, where they will be credited to the artist.
Galway Cartoon Festival welcomes cartoons in any language and none, but we are particularly keen to get cartoons and comics in the Irish language for our “Tarraing é i nGaeilge” exhibition – the only national annual show of cartoons in Irish.
Works selected for Tarraing é i nGaeilge will be exhibited both in Galway City and on Inis Óirr in the Aran Islands.
Alongside these open exhibitions, we have a fine bunch of other cartoon shows and events in the pipeline too. Stick around for further details – or just join the mailing list – and save the first week of October for a visit to Galway.