EBCF commissioned writer Mia Gallagher to curate a special show from the Arts Council Collection in Visual Arts to exhibit at glór during the Festival and to write a short story inspired by the artwork. Metamorphosis: Characters in Collision, is the title of the show she has created including works by Alice Maher, Dorothy Cross, and Brian Maguire.
Mia and EBCF Artistic Director, Paul Perry, will discuss the process of the project – from its genesis, to its curation, to the writing of Mia’s story. Our aim is to give people the opportunity to see artwork by some of the country’s best artists and to follow the creative journey of the project.
Mia Gallagher was born in Dublin, where she lives and works. Her debut novel, HellFire, was widely acclaimed and received the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Literature Award in 2007, while her award-winning short fiction has been widely published and anthologised, and collected in her collection Shift. Mia works as a professional actor, performing in theatre, radio and occasionally film. Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland is her second novel.
Mia will read her short story in 3 special durational performances on Saturday evening from 5 to 7pm in glór where audience members are free to come and go as they please.