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Sports gaéliques
Project Space #3

  • From 8 March to 19 May 2024
  • Opening on 7 March from 6.30pm to 9pm
  • Admission free

Food on sale by the foodtruck Burger Boss for the opening

Exhibition open until 19 May:

Mon-Sun: 2pm-6pm
Wed: 2pm-8pm

To start our Saint Patrick's festival, the third phase of the CCI's Project Space focuses on Gaelic games.

Throughout the first half of 2024, in the run-up to the Paris Olympics, the CCI's main exhibition room is transformed into an evolving space dedicated to experimental projects: installations, performances and conversations will follow one another over the weeks and months in order to explore the links between artistic and sporting expression.

To start our St Patrick’s celebrations, the CCI’s Project Space focuses on Gaelic games. We launch a new CCI commission of prints by Camán & Co., bringing their distinctly bold, graphic and modernist style to the Irish sporting tradition. Created in Co. Kilkenny, where the love of hurling is a tangible presence, the filmwork And The Goals Will Come was devised for harp, bassoon, percussion and hurler, by harper and sound artist Úna Monaghan. Photographer Amelia Stein’s portraits shot in a Kilkenny handball alley depict sporting members of the Irish Defence Forces, and Paul Carroll’s photographs capture the seasonal changes of GAA. James L. Hayes explores the old tradition of road bowling, played in Ireland since the 17th century. Dancer and choreographer Fearghus O’Conchuir’s short film Abú celebrates the commitment, care and passion it takes to make a strong team. His other work on show, Match, is a duet for two men set against the backdrop of an empty Croke Park, Ireland’s iconic stadium of traditional Gaelic games.

On the opening evening, Fearghus O’Conchuir and Gabriel Schmitz will collaborate on a live performance at 7:30pm that explores drawing dance in motion. The resultant drawing will remain in the space for the duration of the exhibition, until 19 May.

Mercredi 3 avril, retrouvez-nous également dès 18h30 pour une soirée de finissage avec, entre autres, des performances de la chorégraphe et danseuse Nóra Ní Anluain Fay et de la musicienne Una Monaghan…

Our Médiathèque has created a special sporting selection of Irish literature and cinema that focuses on sport in the arts. Browse the selection online and do take a look when you next visit the CCI.

Camán and Co ‘PARIS’ screenprint on sale in the Médiathèque – €45
All other screenprints available at