Galway Culture Night

Our Cultural Landscape

With an existing reputation as a land of saints and scholars, Ireland is enhancing its position as a cultural destination on the western coast of Europe, seeing our architects highlighted on a global scale and our graphic designers listed in one of our first archives dedicated to visual communication.

For Culture Night 2018, we’re celebrating Ireland’s status as a Design Island by inviting two passionate and dedicated designers, design educators and design appreciators. Our cultural landscape is shifting and becoming more innovative and relevant through the establishment of initiatives like 100 Archive and Architecture at The Edge.


Lara Hanlon

Lara Hanlon – 100 Archive
Lara Hanlon is a designer, design thinker, explorer, and maker. As Designer in Residence at IBM, Lara collaborates daily with global teams to envision and contribute to design practices, culture, and education at scale.

Lara lectures part-time at Dun Laoghaire IADT; and is a member of the steering committee at 100 Archive – a living, community-centred initiative that aims to gather, record, celebrate and showcase the rich and diverse practices of Irish graphic design.


Frank Monaghan

Frank Monahan – Architecture At The Edge
Frank Monahan has an obsessive preoccupation with spaces and places. His professional practice includes set design for film and TV as well as the design of buildings.

Having graduated with a professional Diploma in Architecture from London Metropolitan University 2012, on his return to Galway his long term interest in the critical potential of design led him to establish Architecture at the Edge in 2017. He recently produced the Ghost Chapel as part of GIAF18.


Calendar Coffee

Calendar Coffee

Calendar Coffee will be on-site to conduct a complimentary cupping demonstration using their seasonal and fresh roasts. Calendar was founded on the idea that a business can have a positive social and environmental impact, and what better way to do this than through delicious coffee!

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