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 Kevin O'Brien, a Cork-based artist, who has travelled the island of Ireland installing and delivering artwork as part of our Art Library initiative.

What are you reading?

The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy 

Favourite museum?

Going purely on recency bias, Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen. 

Best performance?

Father John Misty at Iveagh Gardens last summer.

Most treasured possession?

The things that can't be replaced like old family photos.

Work(s) of art that inspire you?  

There could be any number to mention here but the first art essay I ever did was on Sean Keating's Men of the South after a school trip to the Crawford Gallery. I've been fascinated by Irish History ever since. 

A lightbulb moment? 

Realising I could make a career for myself in art.

Guilty pleasure? 

Colombo movies! 

What would you like to be doing right now? 

Somewhere in West Cork trying to photograph the Milky Way. Or anywhere with good coffee!