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Inside Ireland’s first open-air art gallery at Kildare Village 


By IMAGE
13th Jul 2022
Inside Ireland’s first open-air art gallery at Kildare Village 

Vanessa Power - Signs of Power

Kildare Village has just launched Ireland’s first open-air gallery featuring 14 new original murals from the all-female Minaw Collective. 

Keen to showcase as much Irish talent as possible – be that in the form of artisan food products, Irish-made goods or indeed wares by local artists – Kildare Village has teamed up with the all-female Minaw Collective to launch Ireland’s first open-air art gallery. 

Taking its name from the Irish word ‘mná’, meaning women, the collective comprises a diverse group of artists from all over the world, currently based in Ireland. Featuring a variety of murals by 14 emerging and established female artists from the collective, the new project aims to celebrate equality, diversity and tolerance through the medium of art. 

Members of the Minaw Collective

“This new and vibrant exhibition is a natural evolution from the dedicated space we had for the Minaw Collective artists last year,” Victor Biffi Rosano, business director at Kildare Village commented. “We love to inspire and delight our guests with new experiences so this year we wanted to evolve and bring the art to life creatively in the mall and go bigger, bolder and brighter for an artistic experience with a festival vibe for the summer months.”

The new project follows on from the success of the dedicated Minaw Collective street art exhibition space, which opened at the luxury shopping village in 2021. 

Below are the Minaw Collective artists who will be exhibiting at Kildare Village as part of the open-air gallery this summer: 

  • Louise (a.k.a. Luhweezie)
  • Claire Provoust
  • Zurdie 
  • Klo Wi
  • Aru (a.k.a. Bubu)
  • Harriet Myfanwy Nia (a.k.a. Myfanwynia)
  • Chelsea Jacobs (a.k.a. Chels) 
  • Emmalene Blake (a.k.a. ESTR)
  • Vanessa Power (a.k.a. Signs of Power)
  • Holly Pereira
  • Jess Tobin (a.k.a. Novice)
  • Anna Doran
  • Kathrina Rupit (a.k.a. Kin Mx)
  • Friz

 

Kildare Village will stay open until 8pm each evening this summer, with an exciting calendar of events scheduled to keep visitors entertained. DJ Marty Guilfoyle will be on hand every Thursday from 5-7pm, along with pianist David Owens and jazz musicians The New Brass Kings and Sax the Beats who will be playing from 4pm-8pm.

Other activities include building block workshops, Kildare Village’s Junior Einstein science programme and daily scavenger hunts amongst other things. 

You can find out more information about Kildare Village’s upcoming events and the new open-air gallery here.