In the spotlight with Tony Conaghy

During the summer we would like to put our staff members in the spotlight to give you an insight in who we are and what we are doing behind the scenes. Since we are all working in a cultural organisation, looking to engage people with the arts, I decided to ask some creative questions too. Enjoy getting to know Tony Conaghy a little bit better.

What is your role within Droichead Arts Centre?
Community Employment Supervisor & Visual Arts Officer.

What’s your favourite part of your job?
Dealing with people and putting on interesting exhibitions.

What is the greatest challenge in your job?
Dealing with people and finding interesting exhibitions.

What is the most fun thing you have ever done, working with Droichead Arts Centre?
Far too many to choose from.

What was the best event in Droichead Arts Centre you have ever attended?
‘Hopeless Games’ by Potsdam/Fabric Theatre Company Germany in 2000; Nano Reid Retrospective in 1991.

What is the highlight for you in Droichead Arts Centre this year?
The dance performance ‘ME (Mobile/Evolution)’; ‘Mock’ by Droichead Youth Theatre; Drogheda Arts Festival 2010

Why is art and culture so important to you?
Imagine a society or world without it.

If you could only see black and white except for one colour, what colour would you choose to see?
Grey.

Who is your favourite artist?
Don’t have one.

Which artist, living or dead, would you like to have a drink with?
Caravaggio, Vincent Van Gogh, Bill Viola and Joe Strummer.( I take it the drink is on the house?)

Can you describe Droichead Arts Centre in 3 words?
Innovative, adaptable, hardworking.

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the artists that Tony would like to have a drink with. This slideshow presents some of his fantastic paintings.

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One Response to “In the spotlight with Tony Conaghy”

  1. Leo de Freyne Says:

    Thanks for this feature. Good and interesting to see Tony ‘in your spotlight’. And thanks a million Droichead Arts Centre for giving me a licence to a studio in Barlow yard. I’m really lucky that you made the studio and that it was available.

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