Roscommon native and London based artist Anthony Keigher, aka Xnthony, will be undertaking a period of research and development at Roscommon Arts Centre in 2018 as part of his new project ‘Confirmation’.
Inspired by his Confirmation booklet from 2002 and the Roscommon rejection of Marriage Equality in 2015, the project will promote Roscommon and rural life as a force of good, taking the form of a live pop concert experience
Julie Sharkey: Theatre Artist In Residence II
Actress and theatre maker Julie Sharkey has been resident here at the centre throughout 2017 researching and developing a new work for the stage entitled ‘Chicken in Peace’. In 2018 she will continue the residency, as she moves into Phase II under mentor Mikel Murfi, with plans for a sharing later in 2018.
Cathy Jordan: Songbirds Choral Residency
Joanne Laws : Visual Art Writer in Residence
Sue Rainsford: Visual Art Writer In Residence
Writer & researcher Sue Rainsford will join our 2017 Visual Art Writer in Residence Joanne Laws to expand the scope of writing about selected visual projects at the centre. The writings will be available at Roscommon Arts Centre and online as they are published.
Sue’s practice is concerned with hybrid, lyric and embodied texts, explicit fusions of critical and corporeal enquiry, as well as with experiences that alter our understanding of flesh. A graduate of Trinity College, IADT and Bennington College, Vermont. She is currently in residence at IMMA as part of Freud Project 2016-2021.