Illuminate – Virtual Exhibition Lasta Festival: June 2021

Illuminate is a beautiful virtual space that exhibits the best of digital art, showcasing the very essence of artistic expression by some of Ireland’s newly emerging and established artists.

Illuminate is about handing the torch to young digital illustrators, allowing them to illuminate other young people to the path of digital art.

The artwork seen in this virtual exhibition has been specially chosen through an open submissions process by the brilliant illustrator and multi-disciplinary artist, Barry Quinn.  This virtual exhibition allows us to fully embrace the digital element of the artwork while still showcasing it in a way that emulates the real-life experience of visiting an art gallery.

This exhibition also has a shop function in which viewers can support and purchase artwork of some of the artists featured.


It is brought to you by Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, An Grianán Theatre, Donegal and Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.

Lasta is a National Arts Festival for young people by young people. Brought to you by NASC Network in association with Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh. Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.

The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), Glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

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