The Poetry Project

Various artists

Originally commissioned as part of the Culture Programme of Ireland’s EU Presidency in 2013.

The Poetry Project paired contemporary Irish poetry with videos by contemporary Irish artists. The Project was viewed over the course of the Presidency by people in more than one hundred countries.

We are delighted to present six of these for our Autumn Programme on Living Canvas.

Running time: 19 minutes, 16 seconds


Padraig Cunningham

'A Brighter Blue' with Peter Falon's 'A Brighter Blue'

Fergal McCarthy

'An Grá' with Colm Breathnach's 'An Grá'

Jasper Wood

'Another Way' with Liam Ó'Muirthile's 'Sa Daingean'


Artists and Poets

Artists: Fergal McCarthy, Poppy Hunt, Jasper Wood, Cléa van der Grijn, Kate Gordon, Padraig Cunningham. Poets: Colm Breathnach, Theo Dorgan, Liam O Muirthile, Vona Groarke, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Peter Fallon.

The Poetry Project was a partnership between The Kinsale Arts Festival, The Royal Hibernian Academy and Poetry Ireland. It was supported by Culture Ireland and Foras na Gaeilge.

Living Canvas

Living Canvas is a cultural initiative by IPUT which establishes new ways of exhibiting artworks in large scale outdoor installations in Dublin’s city centre.

Living Canvas