Panellists: Panel 2: Female Creative Practitioners
Aideen Barry, Visual Artist & Wom@rts Ambassador
Aideen Barry (ARHA) is a visual artist, who’s means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating: film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation & experimental lens based media. Barry is based in Ireland and is currently directing a full feature film Klostės (pleats) for Kaunas 2022 the European Capital of Culture (LT). In 2021 she will debut a series of touring collaborative projects next year at the World Academy of Music, LCGA, Source Art Centre, to the Centre Culturel Irlandais & Canada Council Paris (FR) and ArtBA Art Basel (AR).
Oklahoma Contemporary, Artissima Turin and East Wing Doha (Qatar).
She will also be Artist in Residence at the Yaddo programme in New York.
She has shown solo and presented works at: Mothers Tankstation, IMMA, Matucana 100 (Chile) RHA (Brittlefield), CAC (ESP), Butler Gallery (IRL), Louise T. Blouin (UK),The Loop Biennale (ESP), Skaftfell (ISL), The Wexner Centre (US), Moderne Mussett (SE), Banff Centre (CA), Headlands Centre for the Arts (US), Aesthetica Film Festival (UK), Liste Art Fair & BAC Geneva (CH), Elephant West
at Frieze Art Fair (UK) Oaxaca Film Fest (MX), Katzen Center, NYU & The Film-Makers Co-op (US). Her works are in collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Crawford Municipal Gallery, The Glucksman Gallery & UCC Collection, The Butler Gallery Collection, Art OMI Collection New York, The American FilmMakers Co-op Collections, Centre Contemporarie de Art Malaga and The Banff Centre (Canada). She is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery (US) and Galeria IH (Spain). Barry is a member of Aosdána and was recently elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Louise O’ Neill, Author
Louise O’Neill’s first novel Only Ever Yours was published in 2014. Following its publication, she won numerous awards including the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. The success of her debut originally published as a novel for young adults, led to issue a new edition in 2015 aimed at a general audience.
The Guardian called O’Neill “the best YA fiction writer alive today”. Her second book, Asking For It, was a number-one bestseller in Ireland and again won several awards, including the honour prize for fiction at the CBI awards 2016. Asking For It was one of the top ten best-selling books in Ireland in 2016. O’Neill works as a freelance journalist for a number of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture. As of 2016, she has written as a weekly columnist for the Irish Examiner. She was a contributor to I Call Myself
A Feminist, a collection of essays from women under 30 explaining why they see themselves as feminists. She won the Literature Award at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards 2015, and Best Author at the Stellar Shine Awards 2015.
She hosted the RTÉ2 television documentary, Asking For It?: Reality Bites, based on her second book, which aired in 2016. In the documentary O’Neill explores the issue of consent and tackling sexual assault and rape culture in Ireland. Asking For It has been adapted for stage by Landmark Productions, and premiered at the Cork Midsummer Festival 2018. It then went on to a sold-out run at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.
O’Neill’s third novel, Almost Love, was published in March 2018, and was followed
by The Surface Breaks, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid, which was published in May 2018. Her most recent book After the Silence was published in September 2020 and has received a nomination from the An Post Irish Book Awards in the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year category.
Ruth McGowan, Festival Director & Producer
Ruth joined Dublin Fringe Festival in May 2015 as Programme Manager, co-curating the 2016 and 2017 editions of the festival and supporting hundreds of artists and ideas through FRINGE LAB workshops, artist development initiatives and one-on-one consultations. As a dramaturg, producer and director, Ruth has been developing new work in Dublin and New York since 2009.
Having worked in the Literary Department at Atlantic Theatre Company and the Public Theatre (NY), Ruth joined the Abbey Theatre Literary team in 2011 supporting the development of new work for the Abbey and Peacock stages and facilitating engagement opportunities for emerging voices.
She was awarded the Lennox Robinson Bursary in 2013 to research innovative production models for the presentation of new work at Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago).
Ruth has produced new plays for the Bulmer’s Comedy Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source and Electric Picnic and her work as director includes Love Songs for Losers (Absolut Fringe, Dublin) and The New York Monologues (Theatre for the New City, NY). Ruth holds a B.Ed with English from St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and an M.Phil in Theatre and Performance from Trinity College Dublin.
Training Menu 1. Artist Identity & 2. Artist Market
Photographing your Artwork and Editing Imagery (2D & 3D)
Uploaded for Viewing April 2021
Pre-recorded Online Training Session
- Photographing your Artwork and Editing Imagery (2D & 3D)
Trainer: Ken Coleman, Lecturer LIT/ LSAD
Ken Coleman‘s digital artwork has been published all over the world and he has created commissions for musical acts including The Cranberries, and The Blizzards. Ken also lectures with LSAD
on the Game Art & Design, Animation and Visual FX honours degree program.