Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2004

Michael Harding

Michael Harding 

September - October 2004

Michael Harding is a short-story writer, novelist, playwright and actor. The author of novels Priest and The Trouble with Sarah Gullion, his work in recent years has focused largely on theatre. He has written numerous plays such as Una Pooka, Misogynist, The Kiss and Swallow, many of which have opened to acclaim at the Abbey Theatre and on the Peacock Stage, as well as touring widely. He holds many accolades, along them the Steward-Parker Award for Theatre, the Bank of Ireland RTE Award and Hennessy Literary Award. He was named Best Actor at the Dublin Theatre Fringe Festival for his performance in Swallow in 2004. He has been writer-in-association with The National Theatre and in Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of Aosdána.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre Michael Harding 4/05 2006


Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent 

September - October 2004

Visual artist Paul Nugent brings together acts of memory and representation in religious symbolism, re-imagined in a uniquely modern format. Using photographic reproductions of 18th century paintings in art history books, he blends the visual currency of photography and painting and explores the symbolic furnishings of the inter-text. His works have been widely exhibited and form part of public collections at the Office of Public Works, Irish Museum of Modern Arts and Dublin City University, as well as in private collections. Originally from Dublin, the artist continues to work in the city. He also works at the National College of Art and Design as a lecturer of Fine Art Painting.

Event with artist:
Paul Nugent - Éternel 15/09 - 23/10 2004


Moya Cannon

Moya Cannon 

May - June 2004

Donegal-born poet Moya Cannon is best known for her poetry collections Oar and The Parchment Boat, which earned her the Brendan Behan Memorial Prize and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award respectively. Crafting a poetics of place, her work demonstrates an ongoing sensitivity to the place names and forces of language and identity that shape everyday life. She frequently edits The Poetry Ireland Review and is a member of Aosdána. She also engages in musical collaborations, translating Gaelic songs for performance. Moya Cannon's poems have been set to music by composers such as Ellen Cranitch. http://mc.alila-software.com/

Event with writer:
Rencontre avec Moya Cannon 26/05 2004


Eamon Sweeney

Eamon Sweeney 

January - April 2004

Born in Sligo, Eamon Sweeney is a writer and broadcaster living and working in Ireland. He is the author of two novels Waiting for the Healer (1998) and The Photograph (2000) as well a radio and a stage play. A sporting aficionado, he has also written non-fiction books such as There’s Only One Red Army (1997) and Munster Hurling Legends (2003). He is a frequent reviewer with the Sunday Tribune and is well known for his broadcasting with RTE on a range of subjects.