Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Gemma Kearney, artist and gallery technician at the Glucksman.


Gemma Kearney: 27 March 2015

What are you reading?
At the moment I am reading ‘Lipstick Traces – A Secret History of the Twentieth Century’ by Greil Marcus.

Favourite museum?
The Hayward Gallery in London.

Best performance?
Packie Bonner in goal for Ireland at Italia 90 and Xavier Dolan in ‘I Killed My Mother’.

What is your most treasured possession?
My new tool box.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘Splitting’. Isaac Julien’s ‘Ten Thousand Waves’, the works of Francis Alys because of how he deals with complex issues through simple poetic gesture and also the works of Gelitin and Parker Ito.

A lightbulb moment?
When I realised that life is not a race.

Guilty pleasure?
The film Point Break.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Watching Point Break and hanging out with my dog.

Previous Little Interviews

Martin O'Connor, Librarian, UCC, 20 March 2015
Gavin Murphy, artist,
13 March 2015
Elly Collins, UCC student,
6 March 2015
Orla Murphy, Lecturer, UCC,
27 February 2015
Killian O'Dwyer, CCAD student,
20 February 2015
Stuart McLaughlin, Google,
13 February 2015
Ann Ramsden, artist,
6 February 2015
Aideen Quirke, UCC Student
, 23 January 2015
Alan Phelan, artist
16 January 2015