Populated Solitude

Droichead Seed Funding

Populated Solitude has been awarded some seed funding from Droichead Arts It’s fabulous to receive support and I’m delighted that the project will continue. Thank you.


January 2021. We are in the position to look back at the year that is past and the future that is open. The past can be seen, heard and experienced in archives, readings, and memories. The future is set in motion by the rules that bind us or those that we choose, or choose notContinue reading “Beginnings”

Populated Solitude

There is an awkwardness in the combinations and probabilities, the frailness, charm, and style evolving from the communications and encounters during the COVID19 pandemic. Creative ideas, events and people have been constantly moving in a zig zag effect resulting from the initial contact by Brian Hegarty, inviting me to create a work for Culture Night 2020;Continue reading “Populated Solitude”

Paul Murphy – 1963

1963, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Brendan Behan was sitting in the bar of the White Horse Hotel. As part of the creative preparation for the work On A Summer Morning In 1963, I interviewed Paul Murphy, former Editor at the Drogheda Independent. Paul describes heading into the White Horse Hotel, Drogheda, to get an interview withContinue reading “Paul Murphy – 1963”

The Day Bono Came To Callans

Does anyone have any memories of the day U2 visited Callans? Did it actually happen? I’m in the process of creating an artwork, inspired by Callans, Drogheda. If you have any memories of the occasion and would be willing to let me record them, please contact me at: PopulatedSolitude2020@gmail.com


Encounters, between the interior and exterior. The between-two of solitude. An awkwardness, the combinations, probabilities, frailness, charm, and style arising from the communication and encounters during the COVID pandemic. Movements, ideas, events and people constantly move in a zig zag effect that happen as interaction takes place. There is an a-parallel evolution, a result ofContinue reading “Encounters”

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