Ana Maria Pacheco and John Gerrard
Galway International Arts Festival, Until July 30 giaf.ie Galway Arts Festival’s commitment to the visual arts is all the more significant when you realise the city is still without a permanent major gallery. This year’s excellent programme includes Brazilian-born Pacheco’s pleasingly disturbing figures and prints at the former printworks of the Connacht Tribune. Given the current state of the world, her dystopianism feels very apt, and the venue is so great, it really should be a gallery year-round. Meanwhile, at NUI Galway, John Gerrard shows four newly commissioned works in his signature Real Time 3D. Anyone who caught Gerrard’s Western Flag on Channel 4 for Earth Day this year, should be a committed fan. Go see.