‘Native Circles’ – perma Culture Night on the Canal 2

Third Space Galway wish to extend a warm invitation to everyone to

Native Circles’

Perma Culture Night on the Canal 2

at Raven’s Terrace on Friday, September 21st from 6-8 p.m.

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and we are delighted to host our second PermaCulture Night on the Eglington Canal as part of the ongoing celebration of Galway’s bio cultural heritage, on Galway’s Biodiversity & Permaculture Canal Trail devised last year by TSG in partnership with Galway City Tidy Towns.

Exhibition work on the night include the ‘Native Circles’ series, by artist Emily Robyn Archer, a set of illustrations that create space for nature connection and self reflection in our everyday living spaces. ‘These cycles offer us perspective, flow and a sense of grounding in the world around us. Think of them as a field guide to a simpler life more connected with the wonder of the natural world. Slow down to check in on the moon phases or reflect on the seasonal changes around you.’


Other guests on the night, include newly established Galway based trainee Chefs FEAST, with Devin O’ Sullivan and friends, who will offer a contemporary cooking demonstration involving local Organic Galway produce and share with us their pioneering work on food education and sustainable thinking in Ireland.

Increasing awareness and celebration of the many other species and local wildlife living in our ecosystem and the biodiverse rich habitats of the city center and canal waterways, we invite you slow down and check in with the nature within and around us, and join us for a Canal walk at 6.30pm, with guests Phil James, Galway Waterways Foundation, Celia Graebner, Pollinator conservation Adviser and Organic Grower, Dan Connell, Irish Wildlife Trust, Dan Clabby, Conservation Volunteers Galway, and Martina Finn, Third Space Galway’s Curator and Galway Permaculture Projects.

This year’s events take place as part of Galway’s Green Festival ‘Loving Galway’, European Region of Gastronomy and Europe’s Sustainable Communities Initiative.. ECOLISE.. http://www.ecolise.eu / https://www.sustainable-communities.net/

Please come along and spread the word; bigi linn & scaipigi sceala!!

Native Circles artwork by EmilyRobyn Archer

Native Circles are a set of simple illustrations and available as Limited Edition prints on paper and as prints mounted onto birchwood with a specially designed stand that can be placed on a table or hung on the wall.

Hand Drawn by artist Emily Robyn Archer • Created in Dublin, Ireland • Consciously produced • Interactive, collectable set • Native Irish tree planted for every set purchased • Special Edition, Bespoke Wooden Set, handmade by carpenter Barry Rogerson

Each wooden circle print is 30cm diameter and 6mm thick.
Sycamore wood stand -10x10x3cm made by Carpenter Barry Rogerson, wood sourced from Co Wicklow.
Please follow this link to the Etsy shop. www.nativecirclesart.etsy.com

bio : Emily Robyn Archer is a visual artist and environmental educator living and working in Dublin. She studied Fine Art Pint in the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and is a graduate of the 2014 Incubator Programme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Her work includes large scale installations made from salvaged materials, various land-art projects as well as her drawing and illustration practice. She has a education company -Cre8 Sustainability, bringing environmental education to young people using art & creativity. She has recently finished a Permaculture Design Course in Carraig Dúlra and hopes to develop this as part of her work.


The Canal Biodiversity & Permaculture Trail is a new City Centre food commons, heritage garden and a biodiversity and community food growing project initiated by Third Space Galway, a participatory ‘eco’ arts group dedicated to connecting contemporary creative practice with sustainable community initiatives, aiming to inspire ecological regeneration and to promote a return towards a more life-sustaining culture inspired by nature.

In initiating this creative wildlife biodiversity habitat and permaCulture canal platform, the aims are to reimagine this transient space into an active, attractive and  bio cultural space and wildlife haven; nurturing a wildlife and biodiversity rich city centre space to live in, relax, unwind, and restore; and create greater awareness and appreciation of our interbing and interconnectedness with everything else.

The Canal Biodiversity & Permaculture Trail was devised by Third Space Galway in partnership with Galway City Tidy Towns, Hannah Mole Permaculture Advisor and Conservation Volunteers Galway, as part of local Community action and efforts to address culture and climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable food production and food sovereignty;

and was made possible with support from Let’s Get Growing Galway, Galway City Partnership, HSE, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Conservation Volunteers Galway, GRETB, Post Carbon Galway, NYCI, Westside Youth Project, NYCI, Irish Seed Savers Association, Cait Curran, An tSiol, Aitor Cullinan, Fuiseog Farm, Future Forests, Galway Volunteer Centre and the many volunteers and supporters from the local Galway community.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of  Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Galway City Council.

An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Cathair na Gaillimhe.