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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here and the 2016 archive is here. Thanks to all who took part!

This month, our Little Interview features artist Dara McGrath, whose work was shown as part of Outposts: Global borders and national boundaries. McGrath is currently working with the Glucksman on a community arts project with a group of Cork senior citizens entitled Hidden Histories that will be presented in various venues around the city in May as part of the Bealtaine Festival.


Dara McGrath: February/March 2018

What are you reading?
I tend to read several books at the same time. At the moment Im reading ‘The Day After The Day After’ by Steven Church and ‘A Cold Case’ by Philip Gourevitch.

Favourite museum?
Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fascinating insight into the Yugoslavian War 1992-95.
And the photo book library in the FotoHof Salzburg, Austria.

Best performance?
The Blue Nile at the National Stadium in 1993 or The Love Parade in Berlin in 1997.

What is your most treasured possession?
My two daughters.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
The photography of Stephen Shore.

A lightbulb moment?
Seeing the photographic work ‘Find a Fallen Star by Regina Petersen at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. Changed the way I consider photography on seeing it.

Guilty pleasure?
Sleep, sleep and more sleep.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Watching the sun come up on snow capped mountains in the Swiss Alps.


2018 Little Interviews:

Nuala Finnegan, January 2018

2017 Little Interviews:

Katharina Cibulka, December 2017

Claire Connolly, November 2017

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, October 2017

Umberto and Marco, September 2017

Kirstie North
, August 2017

Jane Hyland, July 2017

Brendan O'Sé, June 2017

Ella de Búrca, May 2017

Lothar Götz, April 2017

Siobhan McGibbon, March 2017

John Cryan, February 2017

Find the 2016 Little Interviews here

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here