Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2010

Helen O’Leary

Helen O’Leary 

September - December 2010

Wexford-born Helen O’Leary divides her time between the US, where she is a Professor of Art, and Ireland. She has had exhibitions in Chicago and New York, in Melbourne and India, as well as in Europe. Her numerous awards and commissions are testament to a varied and exciting practice. She works with the language of painting/ minimalism, with a catholic rather than puritan inspiration. In her artist’s studio forms are elastic; everything is in a state of potentiality. http://www.helenoleary.com/ 

Event with artist:
Helen O’Leary - Atelier portes ouvertes 23/06/2010

Image Photo©Eva Chidester

Gina Moxley

Gina Moxley 

September - December 2010

Writer in residence Gina Moxley is a playwright, fiction writer and actor. The Crumb Trail was performed as part of 2009 Dublin Theatre festival. It also toured to festivals in Germany, Denmark, Oregon and New York. Two of her plays, Dog House and Danti-Dan, are published by Faber. The focus of work during her residency is an adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels for the stage. In tandem with her theatre work she will continue to write short fiction.

Events with artist:
The Wheelchair on My Face 5/06 2012
La Médiathèque rencontre…Gina Moxley 9/12 2010
Rencontre with 5 women writers 19/10 2007


Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch 

September - December 2010

Artist in residence Sean Lynch is particularly concerned with developing a chronology of ‘flashpoints’, of moments where understandings/ misunderstandings of art in its wider social context can be observed. He will find and articulate specific examples around the display and interpretation of modern, conceptual and site-specific art. He hopes that his time in Paris will result in bringing perspective, form and conceptual reflection to the subject matter he locates.

Event with artist:
Sean Lynch - Atelier portes ouvertes 30/11 2010


Siobhán Cleary

Siobhán Cleary 

September - November 2010

Composer in residence Siobhán Cleary will work on two projects: a work for chamber choir based on tongue twisters in different languages and a ballet based on the origins of the wing shun martial arts: The common  legend involves the young woman Wing Chun after the destruction of the Southern Shaolin by the Qing government. After she rebuffs the local warlord's marriage offer, he promises to rescind his proposal if she can beat him in a martial art contest. The Buddhist nun Ng Mui teaches her to box so that she defeats the warlord. This style of boxing is named after her.

Events with artist:
NewSoundWorlds in Paris 26/10 2012
NewSoundWorlds in Paris - Hugh Tinney & Catherine Leonard 27/10 2012


Kennedy Browne

Kennedy Browne 

April - July 2010

Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne work together and separately. They will use their Paris residency to develop new ideas and projects after a long engagement with the work which they presented both jointly and individually at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

Event with artist:
Ireland Venice: Kennedy Browne 11/06/2010 - 09/07/2010


M.J. Hyland

M.J. Hyland 

April - July 2010

Maria J. Hyland was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 for her novel Carry Me Down and won both the Encore and Hawthornden Prizes in 2007. How the Light Gets In appeared in 2003 and This is How in 2009. She will work on her fourth novel during her time in Paris, birthplace of André Gide, which she feels is apt as the story-line is inspired by him.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre…M. J. Hyland 11/05/2010


Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke 

April - July 2010

Vona Groarke’s most recent collection of poetry Spindrift was highly acclaimed, as were her earlier collections - Juniper Street, Flight, Other People’s Houses, Shale – all published by Gallery Press. She has won numerous awards, including the Rooney Prize and the International Strokestown Poetry Prize. During her residency in Paris she will concentrate on “that most difficult of tasks – beginning all over again with a fresh book”.

Events with artist
La Médiathèque rencontre… Vona Groarke 15/06/2010
Soirée de clôture de la Périphérie 27/06/2013
Marché de la Poésie - Pays invité : L’Irlande 6/06/2013


Irene Buckley

Irene Buckley 

April - October 2010

Irene Buckley is a composer who is completing a PhD in Composition at University College Cork. Her work has been performed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; in New Orleans and in Copenhagen; in Carnegie Hall and The Tank, New York; and in many other prestigious venues. She is a member of Cantemus chamber choir and, among other projects, will create a new work for the Irish Chamber Choir of Paris during her residency. http://www.irenebuckley.com/


Conall Morrison

Conall Morrison 

January - April 2010

Conall Morrison is a Dublin-based writer and director. He has worked for the Abbey Theatre, the Lyric and other companies in Ireland; he has directed work for the Royal Shakepeare Company, English National Opera and the Royal National Theatre London as well as working in many other countries. During his residency he will concentrate on an new play Patrick's Day on Montserrat. Montserrat is an actively volcanic island. With the volcano and its lava as central images, he intends to write a play that animates the events of the St. Patrick's Day slave rebellion of 1768, when African slaves unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow their Irish masters.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Conall Morrison 23/03/2010


Leanne O’Sullivan

Leanne O’Sullivan 

January - April 2010

Cork poet Leanne O’Sullivan will work on her third collection Tales of the Flood during her Paris residency. Two earlier collections Waiting for My Clothes (2004) and Cailleach: The Hag of Béara (2009) were published by Bloodaxe Books. Her subject matter is of broadly human interest: communication and conflict between individuals; the relationship between inner and outer experience; and the shaping influence of spatial contexts and landscapes on states of being. Her poetry has been published in Ireland, England, India, America and Canada and she has won a number of prestigious awards.

La Médiathèque rencontre… Leanne O’Sullivan & Roderick Ford 9/02/2010


Sid Peacock

Sid Peacock 

January - April 2010

Sid Peacock, from Northern Ireland, is a composer with broad interests who has worked with musicians from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. During his residency he will work on a composition with a Paris-based tango musician. He will also develop a music and narration project based on the works of some of the major Beat poets such as Ginsberg, Corso, Kerouac and Burroughs. He is interested in the field of community music and has been artistic director of Birmingham Jazz Education Project as well as Cheltenham Festival Youth Jazz composer-in-residence. http://www.sidpeacock.com/

Sid Peacock et Steve Tromans 31/03/2010