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SIRIUS Podcasts

Jan 25, 2023

After years raising her family, Pakistani-born artist Amna Walayat has been building a powerful art career in Ireland: her miniatures subvert an art form traditionally seen as decorative and feminine and turn them into a conversation about sexual politics and power dynamics. In October 2022, she was finishing up...


Nov 9, 2022

UK artists Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt, founders of the Partisan Social Club, have been on the trail of 19th century Cork philosopher and radical social reformer William Thompson, who not only inspired Marx, founded the idea of social science and wrote the first ever feminist text by a man in the English language,...


Oct 5, 2022

“In an ideal world, I’d like them to have a moment of solace.”

In this final instalment in the three-part conversation at SIRIUS with artist Marie Brett, recorded live for Culture Night 2022, learn about the large scale artwork Ritual of Stone and Water: Pilgrimage to the Ninth Wave Multiverse, commissioned by...


Jun 20, 2022

“I tend to seek out what I call ‘inhuman places,’ so it’s not that humans aren’t there, it’s just that these are places where I feel that I’m actually hearing the place. Places where I can basically eavesdrop.”

Composer and sound recordist Karen Power in conversation in Sirius Arts Centre about recording...


Jun 7, 2022

"Shop-dropping is kind of the opposite of shop-lifting" - artist, activist, author and co-director of Social Practice CUNY Gregory Sholette on shop-dropping the Guggenheim gift-shop with Gulf Labour Coalition, the Dark Matter of the art world, his stay in SIRIUS, and his latest book, The Art of Activism and the Activism...