Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2009

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams 

September - December 2009

Gareth Williams is a Glasgow-based composer originally from Armagh. In recent years his work has been in the field of opera and music theatre, two works being commissioned for Scottish Opera. During his residency, he will work with rhetoric and ritual of Irish Catholic language and prayer, using the litanies as material to create a theatrical and cathartic piece of staged music.


Gail Ritchie

Gail Ritchie 

September - November 2009

Gail Ritchie is from Northern Ireland. Her work features in major collections in both Ireland and the UK. She works in a variety of media from installation, photography to sound and object based pieces, drawing on both cultural and historical references. Her current line of research is focused on conflict. Her residency will allow exploration of this theme in historical artworks and battlefields from the First World War. http://www.gailritchie.com/


Lia Mills

Lia Mills 

September - October 2009

During her residency, Lia Mills will work on her third novel. She has published two novels Another Alice (1996) and Nothing Simple (2005) and also writes short stories. In Your Face (2006) is an autobiographical novel retracing her struggle against cancer. https://libranwriter.wordpress.com/ 

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Lia Mills 02/04/2009


Trish McAdam

Trish McAdam 

September - October 2009

Trish McAdam worked in photography, graphics and short films before making her first feature Snakes and Ladders in 1996. She has produced and directed documentaries for RTE and will work on a feature script while in residency in Paris. She is a founder member of Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and currently vice-president of the Federation of European Directors. http://www.trishmcadam.com/

Event with artist:
What Am I Doing Here? 13/10/2009


Sean Hardie

Sean Hardie 

April - July 2009

Writer-in-residence Sean Hardie is a former journalist with the BBC. He worked in current affairs before branching into comedy, to co-create the satirical ‘Not The Nine O’clock News’ and become the Head of Entertainment with BBC Scotland. He has written, produced and directed a host of award-winning television in the UK and Ireland , such as ‘Bremner Bird and Fortune’ and ‘The Lenny Henry Show’, as well as publishing three novels The Last Supper, Right Connections and Till the Fat Lady Sings. He has also written a screenplay, a radio documentary, ‘Storyhouses’ and a collection of one act plays. Among his many accolades are a BAFTA, a U.S Emmy Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award.

Event with artist:
Speaking strings 6/05 2009


Paul Durcan

Paul Durcan 

April - July 2009

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
Paul Durcan, Niamh O’Sullivan, Jo Slade 19/11 2010
Michael Coady et Paul Durcan 10/04 2008


Michael Coady

Michael Coady 

April - July 2009

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


Fiona Mulholland

Fiona Mulholland 

April - July 2009

During her residency, Fiona Mulholland will make photographs and video works examining what she sees as the “essential confusion of everyday life” and delving beneath the surface of the human psyche

Event with artist:
Fiona Mulholland - Atelier portes ouvertes 30/06/2009


Audrey O’Reilly

Audrey O’Reilly 

January - April 2009

Audrey O’ Reilly is a writer and director for television and film. A graduate of the National Film School, she has worked on short films such as ‘In Loving Memory’ (2001), ‘Clare sa Speir’ and ‘Chicken’, which was selected for official competition in the 2001 Cannes film festival. She has written and directed for TG4 programme ‘Teenage Cics’ and written a play called ‘Skin and Blisters’. At work as writer-in-residence at the CCI she seeks to develop a film script based on a plot to kill Louis XIV by Athenais de Montespan.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Tom Swift & Audrey O’Reilly 5/02 2009


Tom Swift

Tom Swift 

January - April 2009

Writer-in-residence Tom Swift is a playwright and screenwriter. A founding member of The Performance Corporation, he is interested in ‘the surprising places’ that spring from theatre. His stage adaptation of Candide earned him the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award in 2002 and his productions include The Seven Deadly Sins, The Butterfly Ranch and Dr. Ledbetter’s Experiment. He has also written a successful radio play The Flying Dutchman of Iniskill and short films ‘Brixton Bob’ and ‘A Life’. His residency at the CCI is focused on adapting for the stage a version of Guy de Maupassant’s short story Boule de Suif.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Tom Swift & Audrey O’Reilly 5/02 2009


Gemma Anderson

Gemma Anderson 

January - April 2009

Gemma Anderson is a visual artist and printmaker from Belfast. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007, she is developing practices inspired by observational drawing and collaboration between sciences and the arts. During her residency at the CCI, she is organising an exhibition of her works drawn from the collections at the Ecole des Mines and the Luxembourg Gardens in which landscape is re-imagined through the transformation of minerals on copper plate.  Open Studio: Les Mines runs as part of her term as artist-in-residence. http://www.isomorphology.com/index.html 

Photo http://www.tonycorey.com/

Event with artist:
Gemma Anderson - Atelier portes ouvertes 24/03 2009


Ellen Cranitch

Ellen Cranitch 

January - April 2009

Ellen Cranitch is a musician, composer and broadcaster with Rough Magic Theatre and RTE. She has practiced as a flautist with the National Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra among numerous others. A presenter and producer for ‘Grace Notes’ with RTE Lyric FM, she has also written scores for television and radio documentaries. As composer-in-residence at the CCI, she is undertaking an adaptation of the opera Hippolyte and Aricie in conjunction with Rough Magic. The collaboration seeks to re-imagine the Baroque opera through traditional Irish music. http://ellencranitch.com/ 

Event with artist:
Hippolyte agus Aricie 20/03 2009