Opening Hours

The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

This week we hear from Michael Waldron, art history lecturer at UCC who has just finished teaching a 6 week ACE Course, Painting with Words' in the Glucksman.


Michael Waldron: 6 November 2015

What are you reading?
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.

Favourite museum?
Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris and Franz Kafka Museum, Prague.

Best performance?
Kate Bush in Before the Dawn at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014.

What is your most treasured possession?
A handwritten letter by Elizabeth Bowen and an edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare that my late grandmother won for a school English essay in 1933.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
William John Leech's A Convent Garden, Brittany and Samuel Forde's Fall of the Rebel Angels.

A lightbulb moment?
Your 80% is other people's perfection. Celebrate imperfection.

Guilty pleasure?
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion .

What would you like to be doing right now?
Exactly what I'm doing, only better paid and with more downtime!

Previous Little Interviews

Conor McGarrigle, 30 October 2015
Maeve O'Connell,
23 October 2015
Brendan O'Sé,
16 October 2015
Aisling O'Beirn, Artist,
9 October 2015
Ciarán Meade, Retail + Development Manager
, Glucksman, 2 October 2015
Tomás Tyner, Photographer,
25 September 2015
Valerie Frappier, Artist,
11 September 2015
Fiona Kearney, Director, Glucksman,
4 September 2015
Lily Spearman, Intern,
3 July 2015
Isabel Mitchell, Senior Art Club participant, 24 June 2015

Kath Gorman, Curator Cork Midsummer Festival, 17 June 2015
Nicholas Fox Weber, cultural historian,
12 June 2015
Mathilda Burgess, Transition Year,
29 May 2015
Laurence Davis, Lecturer, UCC,
22 May 2015
Jools Gilson, Artist and Lecturer, UCC,
15 May 2015
Brian Crotty, artist,
8 May 2015
Chris Clarke, Senior Curator, Glucksman,
1 May 2015
Brendan Bracken, Transition Year,
24 April 2015
Angela Fulcher, artist,
17 April 2015
Karis Medina and Sam McCune, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
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Gemma Kearney, Artist and Glucksman technician,
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Martin O'Connor, Librarian, UCC,
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Gavin Murphy, artist,
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Elly Collins, UCC student,
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Orla Murphy, Lecturer, UCC,
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Killian O'Dwyer, CCAD student,
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Stuart McLaughlin, Google,
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Ann Ramsden, artist,
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Aideen Quirke, UCC Student
, 23 January 2015
Alan Phelan, artist
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