About Goma GallerY
GOMA has approx. 8-9 exhibitions per year, with a programme of professional development workshops, networking events, community events, residencies, emerging artist awards, performance events, music events. GOMA’s outreach programme is cognizant, working inclusively when organising such initiatives, taking local groups, new communities, young people and diversity into consideration.
GOMA exhibits the work of recent graduates, emerging and established artists who are committed to producing work within a socio political framework. Work exhibited is selected on merit only. Commercial consideration with regards to sales is not to be a factor in deciding an exhibition at GOMA.
The education and outreach programme reflects the organisations interests with place, politics and people through a programme of events, workshops, exhibitions, talks and performances that allow audiences to engage.
Our intended outcome is to provide high quality experiences for the public to engage the arts through programmes, workshops, exhibitions, events, opportunities and training which are innovative, professional and inclusive to all.
We bring those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with art together in a welcoming environment to provide knowledge and skills in arts. In some cases, the venue is the very first exposure that some people get to the arts and therefore it is a critical resource to disadvantaged communities through our education and outreach programme working with communities and through our schools programme. Providing a platform for understanding the world in new ways. Offering possibilities rather than limitations, inclusion rather than exclusion and diversity rather than uni
The space gives both artists and the participating public the freedom to take risks allowing the discovery and development of their talents, abilities and needs.