Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

2021

Maser

Maser 

October - October 2021

Maser is a contemporary visual artist from Dublin whose work is inspired by optical and mid-century art. Experimenting with different formats, from canvases to murals, he is well known for creating paintings with bold and vivid colors, patterns and texts, thus proposing a visual immersion to the public eye. He exposed his art in the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, and also established the Atelier Maser, which is dedicatd to creations, exhibitions and wellness. In residency at the CCI, he came to find inspiration in Paris for an art piece commissioned by the CCI.


Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna 

October - October 2021

Based in Belfast, Michael Hanna is an artist whose work uses affective experience to explore connections between psychology, physicality and society. He completed a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and MFA at Ulster University in 2012.

His residency at the CCI will help him to go further in his research for the Utopia Project, which is a body of work which will mix fiction, academic Utopian (and dystopian) research and thinking, as well as real-world attempts at utopia. A stay in Paris which would also be leading to site-research trips in France.


Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley 

September - October 2021

Born in Dublin and now living in Brooklyn, New York, Paul Rowley is a politically engaged film maker. Following ‘The Red Tree’, which tells the little-known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime, he is now completing a feature documentary ‘Gays against Guns’ about the movement to end the gun violence epidemic in the United States. While in residence at CCI, Paul is working on a new script set in the Irish LGBTQ+ community in the early 1980s when being gay was still a criminal offence.

Event with Paul Rowley on Thursday 23 September, 7.30pm


David Coonan

David Coonan 

September - September 2021

David Coonan is a musician and composer based in Dublin. He has composed for multiple contexts, including music for concerts, opera, theatre, dance, and film installations. Recent and upcoming work includes Dēmos – a music and dance project conceived in collaboration with choreographer Liz Roche, for Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble – and Horse Ape Bird – a new youth opera for Irish National Opera and Music Generation, written with playwright Dylan Coburn Gray. While at the CCI, David is starting work on a new multi-movement composition for piano, video, actor, and electronics, titled Twenty Visions of a Hidden Traveller.


Shane O’Reilly

Shane O’Reilly 

September - October 2021

Shane O’Reilly trained as an actor and writer at Trinity College Dublin. He has performed with The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, Druid, Landmark, Barnstorm and Prime Cut along with other Irish and international companies. He has also written extensively for film and theatre as well as working as a dramaturg in both dance and theatre notably with Liz Roche (Dēmos), Emma Martin (Birdboy), Emma O’Kane (Jockey) and Paul Curley (Bake!). While at the CCI he will create the first draft of a new play called Father Figure that was commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.


Una Mullally & Sarah Francis

Una Mullally & Sarah Francis 

September - September 2021

Una Mullally is a writer from Dublin working across multiple forms including journalism, poetry, oral history, non-fiction, and screenwriting. Sarah Francis is a screenwriter, director, and photographer from Donegal. While at CCI, Sarah and Una are working on the final elements of the screenplay of an upcoming feature film. They will also explore ideas for new projects including themes around the nature of home and queer housing that emerged during lockdown.