Monday, 1 March 2021
Free of charge
18.30 – 19.10 (40m) with bilingual Q+A
19.30 – 20.10 (40m) with Irish language Q+A
Join us for the premiere of the short film Portráidí Criathraigh and bilingual Q&A with artist Seán Ó Flaithearta and directors Ríonach Ní Néill and Joe Lee.
The short film by Ríonach Ní Néill and Joe Lee follows the making of Portráidí Criathraigh by Seán Ó Flaithearta, a landscape installation comprising two portraits cut into the bog in Ros Muc. During 2019 and 2020, they worked with the local community, who chose the two people, Bridget Aylward, Queen of Alaska, and Cóilín Sheáin Dharach Seoige, to honour in the portraits.
Portráidí Criathraigh was commissioned by Ríonach Ní Néill for a series of site-specific installations tracing the interplay between Gaeltacht culture, weather and landscape for Turas Chonamara, a project for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.
18.30: with bilingual Q&A
19.30: with Irish language Q&A hosted by Oifigigh Pleanála Teanga na Gaillimhe