A second year of lockdown, but we managed to expand the Festival by doing some online things like interviewing cartoonists. At the same time we made connections by commemorating the visit to Galway of artist Augustus John.
2021 Festival Programme
- Draw on the Walls!
- Galway Cartoon Festival Launch 1 Oct 2021 – At Large in the 2020 Hub GalwayMassive thanks to Mayor of Galway Cllr Colette Connolly for attending and speaking, to Gerry Hanberry for the music, to Vinny Brown for officially launching us and judging, and to everyone who attended!
- Is mian le Féile Cartún na Gaillimhe cuireadh a thabhairt do chartúnaitheIs mian le Féile Cartún na Gaillimhe cuireadh a thabhairt do chartúnaithe a bhíonn ag obair trí mheán na Gaeilge a saothar a chur isteach le haghaidh eagrán na bliana seo d’Fhéile Cartún na Gaillimhe. Tá an téama lánoscailte do thaispeántas na Gaeilge agus déanfar cartúin ar bith i nGaeilge a mheas le cur san… Read more: Is mian le Féile Cartún na Gaillimhe cuireadh a thabhairt do chartúnaithe
- Galway Cartoon Festival Call for Entries 2021- “At Large”GALWAY CARTOON FESTIVAL 2021: AT LARGE Galway Cartoon Festival would like to invite cartoonists from around the world to enter this year’s group exhibition to take place in October 2021. This year’s theme is AT LARGE. With a growing expectation that we will be able to emerge from our Covid-cocoons over the next year we… Read more: Galway Cartoon Festival Call for Entries 2021- “At Large”
- Galway Cartoon Festival Interview: Osama HajjajThis month Galway Cartoon Festival talks to cartoonist Osama Hajjaj. Name: Osama Eid Hajjaj Where are you from? From Amman the capital of Jordan. When did you become interested in drawing cartoons? Since I was 20 years old. My father was the one who encouraged me to enter this field because of the nature of… Read more: Galway Cartoon Festival Interview: Osama Hajjaj
- We Need You!Click here to make a small donation to keep the Galway Cartoon Festival going in 2021. It’s that time of year again where the Galway Cartoon Festival must rattle our fundraising can to ensure this year’s Cartoon Festival happens! We are a completely voluntary organisation that seeks to promote the art of the cartoon each… Read more: We Need You!
- Cartoonists Respond to Cúirt Festival Events 2021As part of Cúirt 2021, Galway Cartoon Festival will be responding to the Ashford Castle events and you’ll be able to see the resulting cartoons online! Renowned editorial cartoonist Graeme Keyes and queen of quirky line Caoimhe Lavelle will be responding to the themes discussed and the authors discussing them during this series of events… Read more: Cartoonists Respond to Cúirt Festival Events 2021
- Galway City Council Virtual St. Patrick’s Day ParadeHere’s the virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as drawn by the children of Galway, and animated by Earthbound Films. This event was organished by Ruairí Lehmann, Tourism Officer in Galway City Council, in collaboration with the Galway Cartoon Festival. A great initiative from the Galway City Council in encouraging artistic creativity among the next generation… Read more: Galway City Council Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- St Patrick’s Day Parade Galway Colouring Page!Galway Cartoon Festival in association with Galway City Council is delighted to present this colouring-in /activity page for children everywhere. Using your markers, crayons, paints and colouring pencils you can draw your own St. Patrick’s Day Parade winding along the streets of Galway, then colour the crowd and buildings in! This page is also published… Read more: St Patrick’s Day Parade Galway Colouring Page!
- DRAW ST. PATRICK’S DAY/ TARRAING LÁ ‘LE PÁDRAIG!Galway City Council in association with the Galway Cartoon Festival is inviting entries from children of all ages to take part in a virtual St Patrick’s Day parade in 2021! “Are you looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day? Well we need your help in creating this year’s virtual St. Patrick’s Day parade for Galway! We… Read more: DRAW ST. PATRICK’S DAY/ TARRAING LÁ ‘LE PÁDRAIG!
- And The Winner Is…We were able to put together a small pot this year to recognise one cartoon that was judged to best capture the theme of the Galway Cartoon Festival’s main 2020 exhibition, The New Normal. We asked artist Ted Turton to judge this for us (Ted also launched the exhibition). The winner is Brandon Hicks for… Read more: And The Winner Is…