Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Triona Lillis

Triona Lillis 

January - February 2019

Triona Lillis combines production and costume design for film and TV with co-running The Tweed Project, a fashion design company in the West of Ireland dedicated to combining indigenous fabrics with innovative patterns. While in Paris, she will be establish links with similar brands and draw inspiration from all that the capital of fashion has to offer.


Lynnette Moran

Lynnette Moran 

January - February 2019

Lynnette Moran is an independent Arts Producer & Festival Director specialising in Live Art, Theatre, Visual Art & Digital platforms. Lynnette found Live Collision in 2009, Ireland’s leading annual curated festival of Live Art and Ireland’s first independent Creative Producing House working with exceptional artists including ANU productions since 2013. During her CCI residency she will build a strategic and curatorial plan for Live Collision’s annual international festival of Live Art and its 10-year celebrations.


Helen Sharp

Helen Sharp 

January - January 2019

in partnership with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
A sculptor and graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Helen Sharp has also lectured, curated and exhibited internationally over the last twenty years. While at CCI, she will create work inspired by Napoleon’s 1797 ‘taking’ of the Horses of San Marco. This historical, geographical and artistic exploration will look at the stolen horses’ epic journey to Paris, followed by their return to Venice in 1815. 


Dan Colley

Dan Colley 

January - February 2019

in partnership with Draíocht
Dan Colley is a director, dramaturg and programmer based in Dublin. He is the director of   Collapsing Horse theatre company and co-artistic director of Kilkenny Cat Laughs. Dan is very interested in the value of play and childishness to creativity and the arts. While in Paris, he will spend time researching and writing Dance Plague, a dance/theatre piece inspired by American dancer Isadora Duncan who was a muse of the sculptor Rodin.  


Michael Gallen

Michael Gallen 

December - December 2018

in partnership with Contemporary Music Centre
Michael Gallen is an Irish composer, songwriter and performer. He is the singer with Irish band Ana Gog while recently he has composed work for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra/Cór na nÓg, Chamber Choir Ireland, Crash Ensemble and the Contempo String Quartet. During his time at the CCI he will be composing a new large-scale opera entitled "Elsewhere", based on the story of the 1919 Monaghan Asylum Soviet.


Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard 

November - November 2018

Since winning an Oscar in 2008 for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly” from the film Once, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has recorded three solo albums, Rhythm & Repose (2012), Didn’t He Ramble (2015) and Between Two Shores (2018) while playing on the most prestigious stages worldwide. During his time at CCI, he will be writing new songs inspired by life in Paris.


John Butler

John Butler 

November - December 2018

Over the last 12 years, film writer and director John Butler has directed documentaries, TV commercials and award-winning short films. His third feature film Papi Chulo is ready for release, following Handsome Devil (2017) and The Stag (2014).  During his residency, John is writing a TV series, a gay ghost story set in the retirement community of Palm Springs California, and an Irish Christmas comedy film 3 Feet Of Snow.


Karl Geary

Karl Geary 

November - December 2018

in partnership with Literature Ireland Irish writer Karl Geary’s first novel Montpelier Parade (2017) was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Prix Femina as well as being considered one of the top 20 books by The French Booksellers Association under the title Vera. As an actor, Karl Geary starred in Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2010). At CCI, he will be working on his next novel set between Paris and Dublin that looks at the notion of home for the modern expat.


Bea McMahon

Bea McMahon 

October - December 2018

Bea McMahon works with video, installation and performance art. Trained in mathematics, she employs versions and associations of mathematics and physics that play with conceptions of reality and their corresponding appearances in the outside world. At the CCI, she will develop a new performance work that engages with how our understanding of geometry is connected to belief systems.


Julian Gough

Julian Gough 

October - October 2018

Julian Gough is the author of four novels, three children's books, two BBC radio plays, a stage play, a book of poetry as well as the ending to the computer game, Minecraft. He has won the BBC National Short Story Award and was shortlisted for a Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and twice for an Irish Book of the Year Award. While in Paris, he will collaborate with award-winning illustrator Jim Field on their ambitious new children’s book, The Best Book Ever!.


Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan 

September - September 2018

Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. Together with filmmaker Feargal Ward he has received an Arts Council film award to make a feature film on the work of the internationally acclaimed Irish engineer Peter Rice. The work carried out during Adrian's CCI residency will contribute to the film which will premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, 2019.


Dylan Coburn Gray

Dylan Coburn Gray 

June - June 2018

Winner of the Dublin Fringe Festival’s Best New Writing Award in 2013, Dylan Coburn Gray is a theatre-maker, writer and performer who has built up a solid reputation in Ireland for his playful approach to text and form. While in Paris, he will be researching and working on a play about eugenics, the evolutionary “Baldwin effect” and the feminist Natalie Barney, who held a salon in Paris for over sixty years. It will explore how the city was a petri-dish for 20th century art and artists.


Damien Flood

Damien Flood 

May - June 2018

A painter represented by Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Damien Flood was awarded the 2016 Visual Arts Commission from DLR Lexicon and has exhibited all over Ireland, in New York, London, Berlin Paris and Dubai. During his residency, he will spend time in major museums and investigate new ideas and approaches to painting.


Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn 

May - May 2018

Poet Leontia Flynn has just published her fourth collection The Radio. Her previous collection, Profit and Loss, was Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2011 and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. While in Paris, she will work towards a fifth collection of poems set in both Ireland and Europe and reflecting on the idea of internal as well as geographic borders: our isolation and connectedness to others. 


Mark McGreevy

Mark McGreevy 

April - May 2018

Since graduating from the University of Ulster with an MFA fifteen years ago, Mark McGreevy has won numerous prizes and exhibited extensively in Ireland, Washington, London… During his residency, the artist will explore late 19th to mid-20th century European painting in particular the theological and spiritual depiction of landscape.


Niamh McCann

Niamh McCann 

April - May 2018

Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Her interest lies in the interweaving of fact and fiction, the overlapping layers of history and fable that are contained within the cultural and physical structures we construct. During her residency, she will tap into all that Paris has to offer to develop aspects of a new project around Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salomé.


James Harpur

James Harpur 

April - April 2018

Formerly editor of Southword, Ireland’s premier poetry ezine, James Harpur is the current poetry editor of the Temenos Academy Review. He won the Michael Hartnett Award (2007) for ‘Dark Age’ and is a member of Aosdána. During his residency he will work on his sixth collection of poems. His mother grew up near Paris so he intends to explore his relationship with the maternal side of the family.

Photo ©John Minihan

Una McKevitt

Una McKevitt 

March - April 2018

Una McKevitt is a writer and director of original works for theatre, most often presenting real life stories on stage. She has presented three shows at CCI to date: Victor and Gord , The Big Deal and Separated at Birth. During her residency, she will review found text and combine it with her own writing, assembling a first draft of an original play script set in contemporary Ireland.