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 Brigit 2023 Programme on Living Canvas.

Grace Weir 'The Turning Point'

With Derek Mahon's poem 'Everything Is Going to Be Alright

Susan Tiger video for 'War'

With Enda Wyley's poem 'War'

Anne Ffrench 'until the end'

With Iggy McGovern's poem 'The Irish Poem Is'

Poppy Hunt 'The Long Lane'

With Theo Dorgan’s poem 'Wild Orchids, Wild Flowers'

Cléa van der Grijn 'Niesje'

With Vona Groarke's poem 'The Clutch Handbag'

Kate Gordon 'May'

With Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh's poem 'Bealtaine'


Artists and Poets

Artists: Grace Weir, Clea van der Grijn, Susan Tiger, Anne Ffrench, Poppy Hunt and Kate Gordon.

Poetry by Enda Wyley, Vona Groarke, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Derek Mahon, Iggy McGovern and Theo Dorgan.

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.

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