Traveller Collection publication & website launch
The publication and website resulted from project Traveller Collection which was a partnership between Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Create – the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts as part of the EU Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) in 2018. Artist Séamus Nolan worked with Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre to explore material and material processes within national and private collections relative to Irish Travellers.
While no booking is required numbers will be limited. A digital vaccination cert and face coverings are required for in-person programmes at the Hugh Lane Gallery.
Thomas McCarthy is a member of the Travelling community renowned singer, storyteller and recipient of the TG4’s Gradam Ceoil Amhránaí na Bliana 2019 The Thomas McCarthy collecting project with the Irish Traditional Music Archives begun in July 2021 focuses on collecting and preserving music, songs and stories of the Travelling Community,
Rosaleen McDonagh is a writer, academic, disability activist, and feminist from the Travelling community. Here 2021 play ‘Walls and Windows’ was the first play on the Abbey stage, the National Theatre by a Traveller writer and her 2021 biography ‘Unsettled’ is currently nominated for the An Post Best Irish Published Book of the Year award.
Martin Collins is co-director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre and a Traveller rights activist for over 30 years. He was a strong advocate for state recognition of Traveller ethnicity which took place in 2017. Martin was also a Human Rights Commissioner between 2002 and 2007, and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
Séamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, he studied sculpture in the National College of art and design and went on to develop a practice which engages with social and political issues in a variety of mediums and contexts. Recipient of the inaugural Emerging Visual Artist Award, a partnership with The Wexford Arts Centre and The Arts Council of Ireland, as well as a number of bursary and commission awards. Recent recipient of an IRC enterprise partnership award to undertake a phd with UCD school of Art History and Cultural Policy, the school of Visual Culture in NCAD, working with the collections department of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.