Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2005

Eithne Jordan

Eithne Jordan 

November - December 2005

Artist-in-residence Eithne Jordan is a figurative painter born in Dublin and living and working between Dublin and the South of France. As a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy, her practice extends across a range of landscapes, moving from natural figurations to man-made structures in a more urban palette. Subject to the sensations of light in all its expressive suggestion, her work in Paris focuses on a new embodiment of light-at-play on the Parisian landscape. Without human presence, she allows the viewer to stand alone in each scene. Her work has been widely exhibited and forms part of public collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art among several others and features in private collections across Ireland, Europe and the U. S. http://eithnejordan.ie/

Events with artist:
Eithne Jordan - Oeuvres récentes 24/01 - 24/03 2007
Eithne Jordan - Atelier portes ouvertes 10/09 2005


Antoinette Quinn

Antoinette Quinn 

September - December 2005

Writer-in-residence Antoinette Quinn is professor of Modern English and Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin. A teacher of literature and literary critic, she is highly regarded as a researcher and academic. Having grown up in Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, she has devoted much of her career to championing the work of poet Patrick Kavanagh. Long-time President of the Patrick Kavanagh Society, she has edited several collections of his poetry and prose, as well as a milestone critical collection Patrick Kavanagh, Born Again Romantic (1991). She is also the poet’s biographer, having published the widely praised and critically acclaimed Patrick Kavanagh, A Life in 2001.  She has edited Dancing with Kitty Stobling: A Collection of Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award Winners 1971-2003.


Amanda Coogan

Amanda Coogan 

May - June 2005

Dublin-based performance artist Amanda Coogan concentrates primarily on creating live installation pieces and durationally driven work. Responding to and articulated through the form and expression of the body, her work provokes reactions in real time from an audience that increasingly becomes part of the exhibition. Having performed internationally and exhibited part of both solo and group works worldwide, she responds playfully to the contexts which give rise to her performances. She habitually incorporates opera, literature and theatre into her works. http://www.amandacoogan.com/

Event with artist:
Nuit Blanche 4 - 5/10 2014
Journées européennes du patrimoine 20 - 21/09 2014
Amanda Coogan - Corpus 12/09 - 29/10
Beckett’s Ghosts 3 - 4/05 2007


Vincent Woods

Vincent Woods 

January - April 2005

Vincent Woods is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. His plays include John Hughdy/Tom John, Song of the Yellow Bittern and At the Pig’s Dyke, which have been produced by Druid Theatre Company and The Abbey Theatre. His two collections of poetry are The Colour of Language (1994) and Lives and Miracles (2002). A recipient of the P.J. O’Connor Award, the M.J McManus Award for Poetry, and The Stewart Parker Award for Drama, he is a member of Aosdána. He continues to work as a radio broadcaster, presenting the in-depth arts and culture programme Arts Tonight, and guest presenting Rattlebag and The Eleventh Hour.

Events with artist:
Mary McPartlan, Frankie Gavin, Vincent Woods - Land of Heart’s Desire 27/05 2014
The Poetry Hour - Hommage à Josephine Hart 18/09 2012
Broken Moon - by Vincent Woods 5/06 2008