Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses are funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read.

This month, we feature artist Diana Copperwhite whose work is currently on display as part of Prism: the art and science of light

What are you reading?  I am reading The Long Song by Andrea Levy.

Favourite museum?  Prado. And Frick collection, they are tied I think!

Best performance?  Nick Cave and Patty Smith at IMMA last year. There are others but that is my most recent euphoria moment.

Most treasured possession?  A ring belonging to my grandmother from the 1940s. 

Work(s) of art that inspire you?  There are so many works of art that have a genuine place in my development from Holbein's Portrait of Sir Thomas More - it’s the velvet arms, they look like they are viewed in infrared! To Joan Mitchel's frenetic marks and colour to Dienbenkorn's calm layered light. Fragonard's portrait sketches in oil. The list is endless. 

Lightbulb moment?  Being sixteen and copying a Holbein painting, something clicked in my head that’s stayed with me ever since. 

Guilty pleasure?  Bad radio hopping, anything chocolate!.

What would you like to be doing right now?  I would love to be floating in a clear calm blue sea where the sky and sea horizon line are indistinguishable. And warm, really warm!