Thursday, March 27, 2014

Doolin Short Story Competition Shortlist 2014

Am absolutely delighted to be on the short list for the Doolin Short Story Competition 2014.  The winners will be announced Friday 28th at the opening night of the festival.

Shane Hulgraine Kept
Kate Ennals The Waltz on the Apron
Eivor Bekkhus The Storm of our Time
Noel King The Twin
Patrick McCusker The Quarry Gang Kids
Patrick McCusker It Was in My Heart to Help a Little
Niamh MacAlister The Starting Line
Claire Sadlier The Crow
Anne Crosse Make Me Beautiful
Clare O'Reilly Hey Presto
Martin Swords Phoebe. Like an Angel
Michael J Farrell Zeldovich's Pancake
Dawn Lowe Plumbing the Depths
Sean Farrell Lucky Day
Carol Ni Thoibin Fresh Air
Kathleen Murray Down by the Riverside
John Shannon Le Pont de l'Acheveche
James Martyn Joyce Fat Acrobat
William Brady South Street: Voyage & Return
Lia Mills A Perfect Heart
Pauline Clooney Shhhhh
M G Stephens Hinde Street
Robert Murtagh Motherly Love
susanne Stich Thailand
Anne-Marie coen Long Shadows
Lisa Harding Clean
Tony Flynn Viral
Susie G Murphy Millie
Tony Hardaker The Grand Hotel
Paul Griffin Sisyphus and the Septic Tank

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Una Spain

St. Brigid's from Úna Spain on Vimeo.

Una Spain's haunting photographic study of  St. Brigid’s psychiatric hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway as part of her "Marking Time" project. "Space, time and memory are addressed in the project Marking Time. Documenting three specific sites, an archive of images has been generated to convey the impact of the disappearance of three highly prominent institutions in Ballinasloe, County Galway. The empty Mercy Convent, closed wards in St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital and the remnants of the A.T. Cross pen factory all lie in a liminal state, awaiting new function. Collectively, they reference the intertwined influences of church, state and economy. This work pinpoints these sites as indicators of a rapidly changing local landscape which can be linked to real people and lived experience through modes of portraiture."
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