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.