Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence
September - December 2003
As part of the group associated with the literary magazine ‘Innti’, Liam O’ Muirthile’s poetry has developed with Irish language chosen as its creative medium. As part of the generation that sought to fuse contemporary culture with the traditions of Irish culture and language, the poet works to extend the modern breadth of the Irish poetic. His collections include Tine Chnamh and Walking Time agus Danta Eile; he has also written the novel Ar Bhruach na Laoi (1995) and two stage plays Fear an Tae and Liodan na hAbhann. He writes a weekly column with The Irish Times. His work has earned him the Irish-American Cultural Institutes Literary Award, Oireachtas Prize for Poetry and the Butler Award. Having studied French Literature, he has translated works from Apollinaire, Villon, Prévert, and Anne Hébert. He is a member of Aosdána.
September - December 2003
Mary O’Malley’s poetry collections include Where the Rocks Float (1993), The Knife in the Wave (1997), Asylum Road (2001) and The Bowing Hall (2002). She is the winner of the Hennessey Award and the O’ Shaughnessey Award for her poetry. Her work draws deep connections with allusions to and rhythms of Irish music and jazz. She is an organiser of the Literary Festival Cúirt and serves on the board of Poetry Ireland, as well as working as a broadcaster with RTE. She continues to teach at the National University of Ireland in Galway and is a member of Aosdána.
June - July 2003
Fergus Feehily is a Dublin-born visual artist and a graduate of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. His work explores crossovers between ambiguity and anxiety through unfixed boundaries, using wood, paper, paint and fabric, typically on small-scale productions. His pieces have been exhibited widely in Ireland and Japan in solo exhibitions in Dublin, Belfast and Saitama and his work features as part of the permanent collection at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The artist is based in Berlin.
March - May 2003
Film-maker, photographer and writer Bob Quinn is one of Ireland’s most prolific artists working in film in a career spanning several decades. Having made over one hundred features, shorts and documentaries, he has experimented artistically across a range of genres with his creative enterprise Cinegael around the notion of cultural identity. Concentrating his oeuvre in the West of Ireland, his films include Cloch (1975); Self-Portrait with Red Car (1976); Poitin (1977) and The Atlantean Trilogy (1980-84). The Museum of Modern Art holds two of his films in its collection. In 2000 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Film Institute. His writings include Sit Down and be Counted, Smokey Hollow, An Tir Aneol and Maverick: a dissident view of broadcasting. He is also a member of Aosdána.