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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Ciarán Meade, Retail + Development Manager at the Glucksman.


Ciarán Meade: 2 October 2015

What are you reading?
‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ by Rebecca Solnit and re-reading ‘Tortilla Flat’ by John Steinbeck.

Favourite museum?
Musee D’Orsay in Paris. After 5 hours immersed in glorious Modernist art I finally succumbed and fainted in front of Matisse’s ‘Luxe, Calme et Volupte’.

Best performance?
The finale of The Gloaming’s recent concert in the Cork Opera House as part of the SFSH festival was pretty good. Previous gigs would be Arcade Fire at Electric Picnic in 2005 (it was the first time I heard their music), The XX in the old Pavilion, Phillip Glass in the Alhambra, Granada, PJ Harvey during her White Chalk Hills tour, Nick Cave in Vicar Street and many more. In Theatre a dynamite Macbeth production at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2009, and a dance performance perhaps would be The Bull by Fabulous Beast in 2006.

What is your most treasured possession?
I treasure my life, family & friends. As for possessions I quite like my El Naturalista boots, my new green jeans and a collection of inscribed chestnuts in an old German cigarette case from a dear friend.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
D.H. Lawrence’s poetry for it’s universal resonance, many works of music and William Turner’s paintings.

A lightbulb moment?
To quote Mallarme, knowing that each day is virgin, vital & beautiful.

Guilty pleasure?

What would you like to be doing right now?
Diving in Indonesia, travelling to a new destination or simply entertaining friends at home.

Previous Little Interviews

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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