Photographer: Cathal McCarthy

Cathal McCarthy | Ireland | Exhibition

Rainbow in a Box

Finally, an opportunity to actually touch the end of a rainbow!

Have you ever chased a rainbow?

Or wondered what it would be like to stand in one?

This interactive art installation invites you to take a walk inside a rainbow. Using prismatic light, you will experience the way the light shines through to create a canvas of colour. Pop on a white coat and step inside this magical space, where you can feel and touch the colours of the sky.

Download the 'Rainbow in a Box' Education and Activity Pack here.

'Rainbow in a Box' is a TRACKS co-commission by Baboró, Dublin Fringe Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival. Supported by the Ombudsman for Children's Office.

Technical Assistance from Peter Casby & Ruairí Mc Connell. Original Soundtrack by Lewwab (Cork).

Rainbow in a Box is kindly supported by the Port of Galway, CT Electric Castlebar, L.E.D Group (Robus Lighting Ireland) and Perspex.

Container artwork for Spanish Arch installation by Finbar McHugh and Shane O'Malley.


Cathal McCarthy

Cathal McCarthy is a visual artist/sculptor from Ballintubber, Co Mayo. He studied fine art in GMIT and has qualifications in Theatre, Community Arts, and Horticulture. He has completed a number of signifianct Public art commissions, notably Stream-Spire in Mullingar for Westmeath Co Council and The Player at Ballindine Co Mayo for Mayo Co Council. He works in a broad range of materials and has taken part in a number of group shows and exhibitions. He has completed 2 artist residencies abroad. His work is part of private collections in Ireland, UK and USA. He has received awards from The Irish Arts Council, Unesco and the Ireland Funds for his work. He works from his studio in Castlebar, Co Mayo. He instigated several major pioneering art projects for people with special needs over a number of years in Co Mayo. He is currently working on new sculpture commissions for Sancta Maria second level school in Louisburgh Co Mayo and Hochstadt in Germany.


Spanish Arch

Accessibility: Exhibit is held in a confined space, but is designed to be generally wheelchair accessible

Parking: Hynes Yard car park, which is open Monday-Sunday all day is a 2 minute walk from the cinema. Also Jury’s Inn Hotel by the Spanish Arch and is open from 09.00-00.00 Monday- Saturday and Sunday 10.00-18.00.

Public Bus: 401 is a 1 minute walk to the Spanish Arch

Walking: A 9 minute walk from Eyre Square