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glór appoints new Curator in Residence: Conor O’Grady

glór is delighted to announce the appointment of a new part-time Curator in Residence to join the team from May 2023.

glór Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Castlebar based visual artist Conor O’ Grady as its new Curator in Residence. In this role, O’Grady will work closely with the gallery team to curate and organise exhibitions and engagement alongside the programme of events at glór.

O’Grady – a recent recipient of the Mayo County Council Arts Service bursary award – is a well-known visual artist with a strong background in socially engaged contemporary art. He is known for his innovative use of mixed media and his ability to engage with diverse audiences.

Sinéad Cahill, glór gallery manager said “We are delighted to have Conor join our team, he brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective that will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow and develop our programmes.”

In his role as Curator in Residence, O’Grady will be responsible for developing and implementing a range of exhibitions and programs that reflect the gallery’s mission of showcasing contemporary art that is relevant and engaging to diverse audiences. O’Grady is currently working on a group exhibition that uses diverse art practices to engage wider, more diverse audiences and artists to glór.

“I am honoured and excited to take on this role at glór Gallery,” said O’Grady. “I look forward to working with the gallery team and the community to create dynamic exhibitions and programs that inspire and challenge audiences.”

O’Grady’s appointment comes at an exciting time for glór, Clare’s flagship Arts & Entertainment venue with a vibrant programme of events from local, national and international artists throughout the year.  The gallery is committed to showcasing contemporary art that is relevant, thought-provoking, and accessible to all audiences.

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For more information on Conor O’Grady, please visit @conorogradyartist Email:

This appointment has been made possible by Arts Centre funding from The Arts Council, in line with our Strategic Plan and Artistic Policy for 2023 – 2027