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  • From Wednesday 7 October 2020

In line with current public health advice, VISUAL is closed to the public from Wednesday 7 October 2020.

At VISUAL, the safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. We look forward to welcoming you back into our galleries and theatre very soon.

In the meantime we would like to hear from you! We invite you to write to us in a new font created by artist Katie Holten, the Irish Tree Alphabet. Visit to type your message. Write messages about past visits to VISUAL, your hopes for the future, your ideas, your poems, your stories written in Irish Trees. Send them to We will share your tree poems and messages over the coming weeks through our social media platforms and website.

You can also watch ‘When I’, an online programme of newly commissioned works and performances that premiered on Culture Night.

Enjoy children’s art activities with our Homemade series of videos and downloadable PDFs.

And if you are walking past VISUAL, take a moment to enjoy Tyndall’s Blues, by visual artist Mark Joyce who uses blue light on the facade of the building to explore the work of Carlow, Leighlinbridge born John Tyndall (1820-93), the brilliant nineteenth-century experimental physicist, alpinist, progressive public intellectual and gifted science educator. One of the founders of climate science, he is remembered most famously for explaining why the sky is blue.

We’re still working hard behind the scenes to bring you visual art, music, dance, theatre and performance and spoken word, online for now, and in person as soon as it is safe to do so.

Keep in touch by joining our mailing list and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stay safe and see you soon.