Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Aisling O'Beirn, artist, whose work is currently on show in Gallery 2 as part of Boolean Expressions.


Aisling O'Beirn: 9 October 2015

What are you reading?
In Arcadia by Ben Okri

Favourite museum?
Hard to name just one but although I havnt been in ages Pattersons Spade Mill outside Belfast is great, Neu Museum always good for shows if I get a chance but I also like the array of taxidermy at the Natural History Museum Dublin.

Best performance?
Again can’t name just one but some recent highlights include Stuart Brisley’s Breath at Royal Academy Life Rooms a great piece in Belfast last year as part of his show Headwinds at the MAC also Fergus Byrne performance as part of BIFPA 15 Belfast International Festival of Performance Art and Sandra Johnston’s performance as part of Performance Art + Northern Ireland at Golden Thread Belfast.

What is your most treasured possession?
My children are treasures, but the’re not really possessions.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Lots of different things at any given time, again hard to name one thing Trevor Paglen v interesting, Vija Celmins drawings, Olafur Elliasons models, Lawerene Weiner texts, Stan Douglas recent show in IMMA was really great to name a few

A lightbulb moment?
Any time that I realize things don’t have to be as un necessarily complicated as I tend to make them..

Guilty pleasure?
Food and the odd good pint but I'm not really guilty about it!

What would you like to be doing right now?
Getting more time in the studio, but a holiday would also go down well!

Previous Little Interviews

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Tomás Tyner, Photographer,
25 September 2015
Valerie Frappier, Artist,
11 September 2015
Fiona Kearney, Director, Glucksman,
4 September 2015
Lily Spearman, Intern,
3 July 2015
Isabel Mitchell, Senior Art Club participant, 24 June 2015

Kath Gorman, Curator Cork Midsummer Festival, 17 June 2015
Nicholas Fox Weber, cultural historian,
12 June 2015
Mathilda Burgess, Transition Year,
29 May 2015
Laurence Davis, Lecturer, UCC,
22 May 2015
Jools Gilson, Artist and Lecturer, UCC,
15 May 2015
Brian Crotty, artist,
8 May 2015
Chris Clarke, Senior Curator, Glucksman,
1 May 2015
Brendan Bracken, Transition Year,
24 April 2015
Angela Fulcher, artist,
17 April 2015
Karis Medina and Sam McCune, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
3 and 10 April 2015
Gemma Kearney, Artist and Glucksman technician,
27 March 2015
Martin O'Connor, Librarian, UCC,
20 March 2015
Gavin Murphy, artist,
13 March 2015
Elly Collins, UCC student,
6 March 2015
Orla Murphy, Lecturer, UCC,
27 February 2015
Killian O'Dwyer, CCAD student,
20 February 2015
Stuart McLaughlin, Google,
13 February 2015
Ann Ramsden, artist,
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Aideen Quirke, UCC Student
, 23 January 2015
Alan Phelan, artist
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