The Blasket Painter
Maria Simonds-Gooding, Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin and Cristín Leach

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Dáta:  Dé Sathairn 19 Samhain  2022
Am: 15.00 – 16.00 IST/GMT
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An fileDingle Literary Festival 2022

The Blasket Painter
Maria Simonds-Gooding,
Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin and Cristín Leach 

Venue: The Blasket Centre
Date: Saturday 19 November 2022
Time: 15.00 – 16.00 IST/GMT
Tickets: Tickets are free but only a limited number are available. To reserve your place, press ‘Book Now’

Foras na Gaeilge and Ealaín na Gaeltachta are supporting this event

 

Mícheál Ó Gaoithín (1904–74), poet and writer in Irish, was the son of renowned storyteller Peig Sayers and her husband, Pádraig ‘Flint’ Ó Guithín. He became a fisherman after finishing primary school and worked on the family farm until around 1930 when he decided to follow his other siblings to Springfield, Mass., in the USA, in search of work. Lacking a job and being in poor health, he soon returned to the Blasket Islands.

Ag an ócáid seo beidh an t-ealaíontóir Maria Simonds-Gooding, an file agus ceoltóir Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin (Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh agus ceol faoin ainm cleite Súil Amháin) agus an scríbhneoir agus léirmheastóir ealaín Cristín Leach (Negative Space) le cloisteáil i mbun chomhchaintemar gheall ar shaothar ealaíona an File Micheál Ó Gaoithín.

At this event the artist Maria Simonds-Gooding, the poet and musician Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin (Beatha Dónaill Dhuibh and music under the pseudonym Súil Amháin) and the writer and art critic for the Sunday Times Cristín Leach (author of Negative Space) will discuss the art and life of an file Micheál Ó Gaoithín.

 

Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Beidh an leabhar le fáil i Café Liteartha agus Dingle Bookshop. Beidh an scríbhneoir ag síniú cóipeanna dá leabhair tar éis an imeacht

Tá Maria Simonds-Gooding ar dhuine de na péinteirí is suntasaí atá théis tíocht chun cinn in Éirinn ó bhí na seascadí ann. Cuireadh saothair dá cuid ar taispeáint i i ndánlanna i bhfad agus i gcéin, ó IMMA go dtí an Met i Nua Eabhrach.

Ba í a spreag Mícheál Ó Gaoithín (1904–74), file agus scríbhneoir, agus duine de chlann Pheig Sayers, tabhairt faoin bpéitéireacht – sé mbliana sular cailleadh é. Cuireann An File, The Blasket Painter saothair Ó Gaoithín ar ár súile dúinn, le míniú agus réamhrá le Simonds-Gooding.

Maria Simonds-Gooding is one of the most prominent painters to have emerged in Ireland since the sixties. Her works have been exhibited in galleries far and wide, from IMMA to the Met in New York.

It was she who encouraged Mícheál Ó Gaoithín (1904–74), a poet and writer, and one of Pheig Sayers’ children, to take up painting. An File, The Blasket Painter introduces the works to us, with an explanation and introduction by Simonds-Gooding.

This selection of 55 out of Ó Gaoithín’s paintings and drawings from his collection of 200 is accompanied by written responses to the work by novelist Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and art historian Catherine Marshall. The book will be published to coincide with a special exhibition of Peig Sayers at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) in 2022.

 

Maria Simmonds-Gooding Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Panelist – Editor and Artist Maria Simonds-Gooding

Maria Simonds-Gooding is one of Ireland’s foremost painters and printmakers to have emerged since the Sixties. Her work, which has been exhibited internationally, is represented in many public and private collections, including those of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Born in India in 1939, Maria Simonds-Gooding studied at the National College of Art, Dublin, Le Centre de Peinture, Bruxelles, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, UK from 1962–68 and has lived and worked in Kerry since 1947. She was elected a member of Aosdána in 1981 and was elected full membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2012.

Maria Simmonds-Gooding Dingle Literary Festival 2022

Panelist – Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin

 

Cristin Leach Dingle Literary festival 2022

Panelist – Cristin Leach

Cristín Leach is The Sunday Times Ireland’s longest serving art critic. She has written about art for the paper since 2003. She is a writer and broadcaster, whose short fiction and personal essays have been published in Winter Papers and on RTE Radio 1 (Keywords 2020). Her art writing has also appeared in Irish Arts Review, on RTE.ie, in artist catalogues, and other publications. In 2018, she was shortlisted for Critic of the Year in the Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards. In 2021, she was Writer in Residence for the Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival and was elected President of the Irish branch of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art).