Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last three 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 Hughie O'Donoghue, whose solo exhibition Territory is currently on display in our galleries.

What are you reading?  The new biography of Claude Monet by Jackie Wullschlager

Favourite museum?  The Accademia in Venice.

Best performance?  Loudon Wainwright at The Lincoln Centre in New York as Storm Jonas descended on the city.

Most treasured possession? Not My grandfather’s cardboard suitcase, with his initials on it, that he left Ireland with.  

Work(s) of art that inspire you?   Any of Van Gogh’s views of the enclosed field behind the asylum at St Remy. 

A lightbulb moment?  When I realised, as a young man, that I didn’t need anyone’s permission to be an artist. 

Guilty pleasure?  None. If I feel guilty about something then it’s never a pleasure. 

What would you like to be doing right now?  I’d like to be sitting on the terrace bar of the Gritti Palace, Grand Canal, Venice with an Aperol Spritz.