Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2008

Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett 

September - December 2008

Originally from Bangor, Ed Bennett is the first composer-in-residence at the CCI.  The Northern Irish artist takes his inspiration from the ‘surprise’ in music and traverses the boundaries between genres, allowing minimalist, contemporary, and classical influences to interact in his work. The RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras are among those who have performed his large-scale orchestral works and he has also composed solo and ensemble pieces.  His composition both fuses and contrasts acoustic, electronic and multi-media elements. http://edbennett.squarespace.com/ 

Events with artist:
The Viola: A Wild Beast Unleashed 14/10 2011
Speaking strings 6/05 2009


Martin Healy

 

September - October 2008

Artist-in-residence Martin Healy explores through photography and film the aesthetics and mythologies associated with popular culture.  His atmospheric work draws from science fiction and film to examine narrative structures and urban myths. Features include I Want to Believe, Genesis 28:12 and Shortcuts, which are among work he has exhibited in Europe, Australia, South Africa and America. He has previously been resident in the Irish Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Centre New York. http://www.martinhealy.net/ 

Event with artist:
Martin Healy - Atelier Porte Ouvertes 11/12 2008


Greg Delanty

Greg Delanty 

September - December 2008

Hailing from Cork, writer-in-residence Greg Delanty won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for his début collection Cast in Fire and has gone on to publish several others, along them American Wake (1995), The Ship of Birth (2003) and a Collected Poems 1986-2006. Spanning ideas of exploration and exile, transition and place, he has been widely anthologised in Irish and American publications. He has translated Irish language writers Seán O Ríordáin and Patrick Galvin as well as issuing The Selected Poems of Kyriakos Charalambides in Translation (2005) from his native Greek.  Winner of the Dowling Fellowship, the National Poetry Competition and the Austen Clarke Centenary Poetry Prize, he has recently been awarded a Guggenheim grant for Poetry. He is Professor of English at St. Michael’s College Vermont. http://gregdelanty.com/ 

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Greg Delanty 23/09 2008


Eamon O’Kane

Eamon O’Kane 

April - June 2008

Originally from Belfast, visual artist Eamon O’ Kane lives and works in Denmark. A prolific artist, his work is formally diverse. His drawings include the Philosophy of Furniture and the Hybrid Series; his series of black and white paintings contrast some of his bold coloured acrylic canvasses. He has worked on and exhibited animation and photography projects. Describing himself as a process-based artist, Eamon O' Kane uses the interchange of media to influence the direction of his work. He has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and forms part of public and private collections both in Ireland and internationally. A recipient of the Fulbright Award, EV+A Open Award, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, among others, the artist also researches and lectures in Fine Art. http://eamonokane.com/home.html 

Event with artist:
Eamon O’Kane - Panorama 11/03 - 19/04 2009
Eamon O’Kane - Atelier portes ouvertes 26/06 2008


Paul Durcan

Paul Durcan 

April - June 2008

Paul Durcan is one of Ireland’s most prolific and widely-read poets.  Born in 1944, his poetry is a documentary of change and vision in the public and private worlds. His major collections include O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor (1975), The Berlin Wall Café (1985), Daddy, Daddy (1990), Cries of an Irish Caveman: New Poems (2001) and The Art of Life (2004). Seamus Heaney has spoken of his poetry as the "bitter-sweet clowning" crafted to the truth slant. He is a member of Aosdána and the recipient of numerous accolades ranging from  The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award to the Irish American Cultural Institute Poetry Award,  Whitbread Poetry Award and the Heinemann Award. He is currently the Poet-in-Residence at the CCI.

Paul Durcan Photo ©Hugh McElveen

Events with artist:
Marché de la Poésie Pays invité : L’Irlande 6/06/2013
Poésie et Prose - Paul Durcan, Niamh O’Sullivan, Jo Slade 19/11 2010
Michael Coady et Paul Durcan 10/04 2008


Michael Coady

Michael Coady 

March - April 2008

Michael Coady is a poet and short-story writer born and based in Carrick-on-Suir. He has published several collections of poetry with The Gallery Press, including Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987), All Souls (1998) and One Another (2003), as well as a collection of essays and several short stories for radio. Within the realms of time and mutability, his poems thread ideas of community, mortality and memory intimately known. His celebration of the local and parochial has earned him the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and the Lawrence O’ Shaughnessy Award.  A member of Aosdána, he will work on his newest collection of poetry during his residency.

Event with artist:
Michael Coady et Paul Durcan 10/04 2008


Maud Cotter

Maud Cotter 

January - March 2008

A graduate and Faculty Member of the Crawford Municipal College of Art and Design, Maud Cotter is a Cork-based visual artist currently in residence at the CCI.  Her work is an ongoing exploration of the network of relations playing out in a changing world. Focusing on a mélange of objects and materials, she seeks to set material boundaries in dissolution and open a space of live engagement with the stuff of everyday life to capture a sense of domestic surrealism. A member of Aosdána, she is the Co-founder of the National Sculpture Factory, and her work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States. http://www.maudcotter.com/

Events with artist:
Nuit Blanche 2 - 3/10 2010
Maud Cotter - Objects that are no longer themselves 17/09 2010
Maud Cotter - Atelier portes ouvertes 13/03 2008


Christine Madden

Christine Madden 

January - February 2008

Dramaturge and arts journalist Christine Madden writes and is a translator of film scripts and plays. She is the Literary Manager of Rough Magic Theatre Company, and is involved with The Abbey Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival.  She writes frequently for The Irish Times as a cultural correspondent.  http://christine-madden.com/