Introspect | Tatiana Dobos
Originally from Moldova and now based in Galway, ceramicist Tatiana Dobos likes to dramatise human emotions in her terracotta and stoneware pieces, which emphasise the interaction of sentiments, shapes and colours." - The Irish Times Dobos seeks to materialize in her works the mechanisms of the inner battles, at the same time exploring the anatomy of the aftermath. "There is a correlation between sentiments, shapes and colours" she considers. "I believe that balance and fulfilment bring to life circular and smooth shapes, while negativeness translates into sharp structures." Always observant of the organic textures and forms, she looks to create objects in complete harmony with the natural environment, where recurring clay elements represent the process of examining emotion. Using some of the most common types of clay like terracotta and stoneware and a traditional hand-building technique, she expresses her sensibility to simplicity and permanence. https://www.instagram.com/dobosceramics/ Music: Chequerboard http://chequerboard.com/
Introspect | Cecilia Danell
Cecilia Danell is a Swedish-born, Galway-based artist working with painting, film and installation. Through her own encounters with the Scandinavian landscape, she explores the theatricality of places that become imbued with artifice, as they can’t live up to the human need for that which is primal, wild and untouched. Danell’s Galway Arts Centre exhibition ‘The Last Wilderness’ (2017) was based around the proposition: ‘In a post-nature future, the unconscious mind will be the last wilderness’. Cecilia Danell has exhibited widely in Ireland, including solo exhibitions at Galway Arts Centre (2017), which received a five star review in the Irish Times “A landscape of the mind, and a terrifically effective one too” (Aidan Dunne, 28/03/17), The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon (2017), Eight Gallery, Dublin (2014), Wexford Arts Centre (2012) and Talbot Gallery, Dublin (2012). She will feature in ‘Futures Series 3 Episode 2’ at the Royal Hibernian Academy in November 2018, with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Ashford Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy in 2019. She is a current recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Award and has previously received Arts Council Bursary and Project Awards (2010, 2011, 2017), the Wexford Arts Centre Emerging Artist Award (2011), Bursary- and Tyrone Guthrie Residency Awards from Galway City Council and a Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale Residency Award funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture (2016). A publication on Danell’s work to date with an essay by Sue Rainsford was also launched in March 2017. Danell plays music as solo act A Lilac Decline and in the band Cubs, who will shortly release a new album on the Rusted Rail label. A Lilac Decline released her debut album on cassette in 2017 on Rusted Rail and was named Galway Advertiser Solo Artist of the Year. She is currently in the process of recording new music. “Really gorgeous stuff and highly recommended” - Norman Records “(the) Music having a ghostly, hazy beauty that is hypnotic and easy to get lost in" - Terrascope. More info on Cecilia Danell’s art can be found at: www.ceciliadanell.com Music: 'Nightshade' & 'Galaxies Away' by A Lilac Decline Listen to A Lilac Decline at: https://rustedrail.bandcamp.com/ Additional footage courtesy of Cecilia Danell and Rusted Rail.
Introspect | Little John Nee
Interview with celebrated writer, storyteller and musician Little John Nee. Tracks: This Kitchen, Belle of Tirconnell, Lorain, Sparkplug by Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra https://littlejohnneethecaledoniahighlystrungorchestra.bandcamp.com/ www.littlejohnnee.com
Introspect | Aengus Hackett
Aengus Hackett is a musician, composer, facilitator and teacher from Galway, Ireland. He performs and writes in many diverse genres of music, such as jazz, folk, post-rock and electronica. A seasoned performer, he brings a wealth of musical experience to his work as an educator and facilitator in the area of arts and disability. www.aengushackett.com Listen to the featured track here: https://soundcloud.com/aengushackett/bloom