Via Annette: The Tribune did a tut-tutting piece on Fearghus Ó Conchúir and grants he got to be able to do his work as dancer-in-residence for Dublin City Council. Some fancy editing suggested to me that the money was mis-spent:
Ó Conchúir, who lives in London, even managed to squeeze in trips to Shanghai during his tenure as Dublin’s dancer-in-residence. His job was to surprise and entertain members of the public with his impromptu routines.
Luckily Fearghus has a blog, a good one too so why not subscribe, so he got his right to reply to a dodgy piece of journalism.
Dermod has reviewed Oedipus Loves You which is on at the Project Theatre for another few days. He suggests you get there and see it pronto.
The concluding part of the Art of the Ordinary programme is on in Dublin this week.
Friday December 5th
Forum: Creating Memory 10.30am-12.30pm
Memory building and archiving in the context of current visual arts practice – to what extent and why, are artists exploiting the ‘folk’ memories and traditions of the past?
Speakers including: Linda Ballard, Curator, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum; Sonia Boyce, artist; Tony Candon, Director, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life; Pat Cooke, Lecturer, MA Arts Management, UCD; Andrew Duggan, artist; Sandy Fitzgerald, Director, Olivearte; Prof. Kerstin Mey, Director, Research Institute Art and Design, University of Ulster; and Aishling O’Beirn, artist.
Chair: Declan McGonagle, Director of the National College of Art and Design
Followed by interventions:
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 134-138 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
All events are free. A light lunch will be provided.
For more information please contact CityArts on 01-6394608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nothing wrong with the article. I am in favour of supporting artists, but if he is getting 75 grand from the taxpayer, there’s no need to moan about a little bit of fairly innocuous publicity.
You didn’t read the article then. He didn’t get 75k.