Hope It Rains

Drowned Galway

DATE 18 September 2020 to 31 March 2021
LOCATION Galway Atlantiquaria; Quay Lane; New Dock Street
CREDITS Artists:
Photomontages by Joe Lee.
Designs by Sohail Salem, Emily Ní Bhroin, Deirdre Kennedy, Jeni Roddy and Arran Murphy
Directed by Ríonach Ní Néill
Joe Lee

Stuck in city traffic? Turn your head and you may find yourself immersed in a near-future Galway. City walls become backdrops for photo-montages by Joe Lee, visualising life in an inundated city, when yet another abnormal has become commonplace.

Set against familiar Galway views utterly changed by sea-level rising and floods, they feature designs by Irish and Palestinian artists, Sohail Salem, Emily Ní Bhroin, Deirdre Kennedy, Jeni Roddy and Arran Murphy, which imagine how we might cope with this enormous and imminent change. How close does the future have to come before we care enough to act?

Open-air, open-access

 

Partners: Galway Theatre Festival

Thanks to: Galway Atlantaquaria, Burgerstory; Neil & Bríd Armstrong