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SIRIUS Podcasts

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...


May 30, 2022

"They're almost like dust, enlarged." Cobh-based artist Fiona Kelly has constructed scalahedrons that mimic the structure of calcite crystals, one of the most commonly found minerals on the planet. 

Join Fiona and host Ellie O'Byrne in SIRIUS to discuss her residency at industrial waste recycling company Gannon Eco in...


May 23, 2022

“I’m never satisfied with my work, ever, ever. For me, I have to find peace with that and accept that if I was to do that work again, I’d do it differently.”

Visit with artist Marie Brett in Cobh’s Sirius Arts Centre as she talks through a large survey show spanning over a decade of her socially engaged...


May 23, 2022

“They’re big topics. But it’s what makes us human, isn’t it?” West Cork artist Marie Brett works with huge and often taboo themes including the ambiguous loss felt by dementia sufferers and their carers, death rituals and human trafficking.

Join SIRIUS Podcasts to chart the artist's life and her childhood...