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Internship Opportunity 2015

126 is delighted to announce an open call to all graduates who wish to participate in the 2015 Internship programme. Three interns will be selected for a six month internship running from July 2015 to January 2016. The interns will be mentored by the board members and will gain experience in all aspects of running the gallery including: fundraising, curation, marketing, archiving, web design and arts administration. The internship culminates in a project, exhibition or event to be developed and curated by the interns under the mentorship of the 126 board and to take place in the Flood St. gallery in December.

Please include a CV and images of recent work (max. 10) and a letter of interest (max 350 words), which should include your expectations for the project in one Pdf document.

Applications should be emailed to: contact@126.ie. Please subject line: “Internship Programme 2015” in your email.

The deadline for applications is June 24th 2015.  Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 29th of June and the internship will begin Monday 13th July. The first month of the programme is an induction period to allow the interns to settle into the gallery and into Galway. However the Galway International Arts Festival runs from the 13th – 26th July and gives a good opportunity to immediately become involved in the work of the gallery.

Please note that internship at 126 is not a prerequisite for becoming a board member. Applications to become board members from all artists, including recent graduates, are welcomed throughout the year.

Any inquires please contact: Jo Kavanagh (contact@126.ie)

Interns 2014

In June 2014, 126 launched an internship programme in partnership with GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media. The internship was awarded to recent graduates of GMIT CCAM who formed a new venture, Itsa Collective while in final year of college. Itsa Collective explores the visual language of film, media, history, culture and the unreality of our contemporary world and attempts the exploration of an uncertain narrative through cultural, social, and philosophical constructs. For their internship exhibition in December 2014, Itsa Collective presented SYNERGY in which they featured the work of all members of the collective and published their first publication, which both represented Itsa’s interest in interdisciplinary practice and allowed for an additional engagement with the exhibition.


The Itsa Collective members are:

• Jackie Burke

• Jason Dunne

• Phill Foley

• Martin Reid

• Peter Sherry