A Wild Atlantic Way Podcast Series

This podcast discusses the exhibition A Wild Atlantic Way: Irish Life and Landscape. Features Niamh Porter, Paddy Critchley, Elena Donnellan, Alan Keane, Mary Lohan, John Shinnors, Tim Goulding and Pat Harris. Interviews by Sian Costello and Niamh NicGhabhann.


Niamh Porter

This podcast discusses the current exhibition “A Wild Atlantic Way: Irish Life and Landscapes”.

Niamh Porter is a Limerick-based Irish Visual Artist who graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2016 with a First Class Honours in Fine Art painting and is an Artist in Residence in Ormston House and Co-Director of SpaceCraft Studios Limerick.

Sian and Niamh discuss the allure of the landscape of the West Coast of Ireland for artists and the impact the exhibition has had on them as artists.

Niamh discusses women in the exhibition, including the domestic spaces they are represented in and the women artists whose works are on display. She also talks about her own work and artistic practices and how she is inspired by other female designers and artists such as Eileen Grey.

Paddy Critchley

Sian Costello speaks to Paddy Critchley, a visual artist from Laois.
Listen as they discuss the ‘A Wild Atlantic Way’ exhibition, his interest in the Irish landscape and the influence it has had on his art, and the processes behind Paddy’s own paintings.

Elena Donnellan

In episode three, the Irish/Spanish artist Elena Donnellan speaks about her focus on landscapes and the stark contrast between the landscapes of Spain and Ireland’s west coast.

Alan Keane

A Wild Atlantic Way: Irish Life and Landscape” with Alan Keane by The Hunt Museum

Mary Lohan

For the launch of Season II of our “A Wild Atlantic Way” podcast, we are delighted to have Niamh NicGhabhann as our host.
Niamh speaks with the artist Mary Lohan, whose diptych style painting “Atlantic 2004” is featured in the exhibition.
They speak about the exhibition, as well as discussing Mary’s seascape works and delve into the creative processes she uses to create her visually striking paintings.

John Shinnors

Listen to Niamh NicGhabh speaks with one of Ireland’s best-known painters, John Shinnors, who shares his interesting perspective on the west coast.

Pat Harris

Host Niamh NicGhabhann speaks to artist Pat Harris about his work ‘Headline at Kilgalligan ll,’ which appears in our ‘A Wild Atlantic Way’ exhibition.

Tim Goulding

For the last episode of our podcast, Niamh NicGhabh and artist Tim Goulding discuss his work ‘Allihies Village 1976,’ featured in our ‘A Wild Atlantic Way’ exhibition.
Tim has lived on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork since 1969 and this painting is one of numerous he has created of the countryside of West Cork.