VENUE/Áit: Dick Mack’s Pub

DATE/Dáta: 05.05.2018  and 07.05.2018

TIME/Am: Poetry morning on Saturday and Monday at 4pm

PRICE: Saor Cead isteach/ Free Entry



Báithín Mc Donnell

Title: Something in parts

The piece itself takes inspiration from a child of Prague statue tucked into a wall behind my Uncle’s pub Dick Macks
In a room above a pub, ‘something in parts’ attempts to root narrative in ideas of displacement, storytelling and to rejoin at once disparate but connected parts. The narrative folds and unfolds itself as objects, places and people are assembled and reassembled. Highly descriptive images of locations and rooms attempt to place the audience in the specifics of place both rooting and un-rooting the listener in their current location. The audience is taken into different spaces through layers which appear to be at once fictional and factual.


Bláithín Mac Donnell

MA Fine Art Royal College of Art 2015
BA Arts Practice Goldsmiths 2012
Selected group exhibitions
2018 – upcoming
Exhibition 1 ; Failure lítost Gallery, Prague
stories in the snug Féile na Bealtaine, Arts Festival, Dingle, Co.Kerry, Ireland
Radiophernia eBroadcasting from CCA Galleries, Galsgow, Scotland
Celine Bureau Pop Montreal Ancienne École des Beuax Arts, Canada
you could fit an SUV into the souterrain ASP: Artists Self Publishers Fair Glasgow, CCA Gallery, Scotland
Laugh Magazine ASP: Artists Self Publishers Fair The Third, ICA, London
RCA Secret The Galleries, Royal college of Art Kensington
Live Interventions various locations, London
but it wasn’t even really a room performance LAUGH Magazine Launch, Cheviot House, London, October
Nail’d It ASP Fair, ICA London, September
The Kiosk Tranås, Sweden, August
Fool’s Gold performances daily at Show RCA, Royal College of Art, Battersea, June Holey Bread Live on
Echo Radio KtoK Radio, London, June
a concentration of performance at Offprint, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, June
RCA Secret The Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, February
something, in parts performance for Introducing ECHO The Function Room, Somers Town, The Cock
Tavern Pub, Kings Cross, London, January
The State of Things co-curated a series of talks, live performances and screenings, Dyson Gallery,
Battersea, London, December
the messages collaborative performance with Jenny Berger Myhre Tomma Rum, European Capital of
Culture program, Burträsk & Skellefteå City Hall, Sweden, August
all silent but for the broadcast RCA Show 14 The Royal College of Art, London, June Non-Knower The
Library Space, Battersea London, June
FísFeis EU Committee of Regions, Culture Ireland, Brussels, March
RCA Secret The Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, February
Site for Simulation Royal College Of Art Work In Progress Show, London, January
FísFeis Culture Night, Millennium Wing The National Gallery, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Meeting House
Square, Dublin, September
Merge Féile Bealtaine Festival, Dingle, Ireland, May
Kultivera Residency Tranås Sweden 2015
Tomma Rum Burträsk and Skellefteå Sweden 2014
Project Space Courthouse Studios, Ireland 2013 in association with Culture Night Ireland Live Art Studios
Artist in Residence, Siamsa Tíre National Folk Theatre Ireland 2013
Teaching Experience
The Big Draw Workshop, Breaking Boundaries, Drawing the image The Academy, Finchley, London
Designed and taught a workshop centering around storytelling to a group of twenty eight year 8 students.
The Big Draw Workshop, Drawing Lines, Drawing with Words The Academy, Finchley, London 2016
Designed and taught a workshop centering around storytelling to a group of twenty five year 8 students.
Visiting Tutor, Brighton University, BA Photography, 2015
Gave an artist talk to the BA photography class, hosted tutorials for final year phtography students.
Curatorial Projects
The Kiosk, co-edited the publication and co-curated the exhibition, Tranås, Sweden, 2015
Established The Royal College of Art Photography Twitter, 2013-2015
Exit Strategies book launch, secured sponsorship for drinks, designed three cocktails based on the book
for the launch night, 2015
Co-curator The State of Things, 2015, a series of public talks and screenings, Royal College of Art
Co-curated Ait, The Main Yard Gallery London, 2011
The Kiosk 2015 kindly supported by Kultivera, Tranås Kommun, Region Jönköpings Iän, 2015
Exit Strategies, Black Dog Publishing, 2015
The Drawing Room Archive, London
Tranås Library, Sweden
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