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Studio Visit with Karena Ryan where she will be speaking about her art practice and the techniques used in her work. Free to attend, but make sure to book your place. There will also be a studio sale on the day.

Karena Ryan is a multi-award-winning artist from Tuam, County Galway.
Her creative process merges stitch with knit, paint, print and collage, resulting in a dynamic interaction of textures and techniques. This approach allows for intuitive exploration and storytelling through mixed media.

Sustainability is integral to her practice, reflected in her use of Irish grown wools and vintage fabrics. This commitment highlights the importance of preserving cultural heritage while reducing environmental impact.

Karena’s art invites viewers to reflect on their own connections to the past and contemplate how these connections shape their present and future selves.

Her textile art practice is a deeply personal and reflective journey that beautifully intertwines the past with the present. Through her work, she creates pieces that are not only visually striking but also emotionally resonant, inviting viewers to explore and connect with the layers of history, memory, and identity embedded in the choice of materials.

Karena has exhibited her work internationally, most recently in the EU Parliament, Brussels, Mayfair in London and as part of “Straight out of Ireland” in Philadelphia. Additionally, her prints are part of the Galway County Council collections, and her artwork is held in private collections in Ireland, Dubai, Australia and Europe.

To book visit:

Event Address: Tuam, County Galway

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Organiser: : Karena Ryan Artist

Event Email: :

Event Contact Number: : +353876663468

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Event Memberships

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Made Local, GANS

GANS Membership details

Cork Textile Network Group, Feltmakers Ireland

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Karena Ryan

Starts: Mon 5 Aug at 12:00 pm

Ends: Mon 5 Aug at 4:30 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Galway

Event Type: Open Studio, Studio Tour, Meet the Maker, Maker Talk

Price: FREE