Writings 2016-2017 - Resort Revelations, Circa, Critical Bastards, VAI newsletter

Art writing, fiction and prose from 2016-2017

Resort Revelations

Resort Revelations is a residency set in Lynders Mobile Home park in Portrane, North County Dublin. The invited artists show their work during the annual Bleeding Pig residency every September. More on the residency can be found here

This year I was invited by Arts Officer Caroline Cowley to stay for a week in the residency mobile and contribute a short creative text to the program, which was included on the poster for the event. I created a prose piece during the short week's stay, using a letter found in nearby St. Ita's psychiatric hospital as well as text fragments taken from a Samuel Beckett short story set in the area, Fingal, along with my own observations on the area. The piece is called Who Will Silence Them at Last, and reflects on the tensions between nature in the area and human built structures and systems. The event poster is available to read here


Circa Art Magazine

I wrote a short piece in response to Maria McKinney's show Sire in the Royal Hibernian Academy 9th Sept - 23rd October 2016. The piece can be read here on the Circa website, here

Another piece published in January 2017 is on Denis McNulty's show 'I'm Getting Parts' which ran from Nov 2016 till Jan 2017 at the Oonagh Young Gallery. I took a science fiction-esque approach to this work here


VAI Newsletter

I wrote a report on the above mentioned Resort Revelations for the January-February Issue of VAI newsletter, available to read from galleries nationwide. Info on the issue, edited by Joanne Laws available here. 

Critical Bastards Issue 13

I have a short story called In the Bird Temple in Issue 12, this is now available to read online