Article on Resort Revelations residency program in Portrane, writing on the various participants and artworks that formed part of this year's event. Article in Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet, Jan-Feb issue, edited by Joanne Laws. 

Writing on Maria McKinney's show Sire at the RHA Gallery Dublin, for Circa magazine, 2016. Article can be read here

Who Will Silence Them at Last?, commissioned prose piece for Resort Revelations residency program in Portrane, Fingal County Council 2016. Drawing on fragments of text from Beckett's short story Fingal as well as an unsent letter from St. Ita's Psychiatric Hospital in 1912. Piece can be read on event poster, here.

The Skin Between Us, poetic text/voice as response to Alice Maher work The Diviner, available to hear/read on Fallowmedia here.  

In the Bird Temple, short story in Critical Bastards Issue 12, info on suppliers here

All Stops to the PointAn East Wall Story - an essay (with photographs) on gentrification, liminality and eviction in East Wall, as well as a poetic musing on the area. Text can be read at Fallowmedia

Your Form in my Future, a short story  - included in TOOLAND JOHANN ROLAND BRENDA MARTIN PHILIP PUCK NICKO & YOU by Karina Beumer, an artist based in Antwerp, Belgium. Publication can be found here.  

Symptoms of the Subterranean - a literary essay in Gorse journal, issue 4, September 2015. 

Excerpt here

Buy Gorse here

Short piece on launch of Issue 4 here

Creatures of Habitat, a creative response to Fieldworks- Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art in the Glucksman Gallery, Cork. Published in Issue 3 of Colony online magazine, which can be read here. * Colony now appears offline for the foreseeable future, so will archive the article here instead for now. 

The Last of Our Kind, a piece of writing for the Visual Verse project, responding to an image by Rhona Byrne can be read here.

Essay on the work of artist Roisin Mcnamee available here. 

Essay in forthcoming publication for Catalyst Gallery Belfast, on Fix Festival 2013. Will archive here presently. 

Article in Issue of Cult magazine autumn issue 2013 (a light piece on the idea of fiction that is 'over-rated) - the work of Terry Pratchett).  

The Sun and All its Eyes - philosophy/literary style paper for Radical Love conference, 2010, available as part of event publication here

 

Always welcome to invitations to write about projects and artists where it is an appropriate fit. 

Critical Bastards

Writing in 4-9 (and 11) issues Critical Bastards magazine, a small Irish/Northern Irish creative art criticism publication. All issues (1-11) available for downloading here, or else click on text under each cover image below, for link to individual issues.

Issue 11 was up until recently only available in print, but now can be downloaded here

I am also involved as an editor on the magazine, editing in particular on Issue 9, 10 and 11 (Issue 10  appeared in an audio format). The magazine was started by Iain Griffin and Sarah Gordon in Belfast and continues to keep a connection to the founders. Critical Bastards is a continued experiment in critical writing, involving many writers and artists, and manifests in a 'fanzine' style. 

The magazine has published writings from writers in the past including Ben Woodard, Francis Halsall, Rebecca O'Dwyer, Michaele Cutaya, and many others in the art and art-writing community.