Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Fiona Kearney, Director of the Glucksman, and curator of our current exhibition Boolean Expressions: art and mathematical data.


Fiona Kearney: 4 September 2015

What are you reading?
Wired magazine, What Becomes of Us by Henrietta McKervey (one of many fantastic debut novels by female writers this year), The Goldfinch for my book club and this should probably be under guilty pleasure, but The Wedding Party app on my iphone as I'm getting married next week!

Favourite museum?
Hayward Gallery, Chateau La Coste, Dia Beacon and the Getty in LA.​

Best performance?
Gigs by John Grant/Sufjan Stevens/The Pixies...

What is your most treasured possession?
I treasure my family, but obviously don't own them so I guess my books and my jewellery as both collections hold the narrative of my life so far…

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Many works in multiple ways, but I return again and again to Edouard Manet, Man Ray, Roni Horn, Pierre Huyghe and of course, whatever is on show in the Glucksman.

A lightbulb moment?
"Imagination Dead Imagine." Beckett always gets my neurons firing.

Guilty pleasure?
It was cream and chocolate, but with a wakeful toddler, it is now any possibility of an undisturbed nap.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Snuggling up with my boys in some sunshine.

Previous Little Interviews

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,
6 February 2015
Aideen Quirke, UCC Student
, 23 January 2015
Alan Phelan, artist
16 January 2015