Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Valérie Frappier, artist and member of the Glucksman information desk team.


Valérie Frappier: 11 September 2015

What are you reading?
I am currently reading ‘Old Ways, Old Secrets: Pagan Ireland’ by Jo Kerrigan and ‘Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ by Silvia Federici

Favourite museum?
It’s a tie between the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, the Brooklyn Museum of Art (NYC) and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery.​

Best performance?
Broken Social Scene performing a free show at the Harbourfront in Toronto in 2009, seeing Erykah Badu live in New York City during the summer of 2014 and ‘The Last Waltz’ by The Band on DVD.

What is your most treasured possession?
My Doc Martens

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Anything by Shary Boyle and Frida Kahlo as they are so magically brilliant, Jesse Harrod’s sculptural textile works, Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ and Alice Maher’s drawings to name a few!

A lightbulb moment?
It’s all about the process, not the end result.

Guilty pleasure?
Watching Lord of the Rings marathons.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Hiking the mountains and walking the beaches of Mayo.

Previous Little Interviews

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