The Mallow Arts Festival committee are delighted to announce that the Festival which takes place this year from July 24th to 28th will be opened by Mallow native Danny Mc Carthy.
Danny has pioneered both Performance Art and Sound Art in Ireland and he continues to be a leading exponent of both art forms, exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad.
Danny studied at the National College of Art and Design and was the founder of Mallow Arts Lab. He was also a founding director of the National Sculpture Factory and Triskel Arts Centre and is currently a Director of the Sirius Arts Centre.
His work is in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Limerick City Gallery and in numerous other public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.
Danny currently lectures in Sound Art in the School of Music and Drama UCC, as well as visiting lecturer and workshop facilitator in various institutions. His work has appeared on numerous CDs and has been broadcast widely on both radio and tv.
In January 2016 Danny was invited to spend a residency in the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Florida. This is one of the most prestigious residencies in the world and is by invitation only. This resulted in an exhibition/installation in the Commonwealth University of Virginia and also in the Rauschenberg Foundation Galleries in Captiva Florida.
Danny has also performed in Future Histories in Kilmainham Jail (1916 commission) and recently in the National Concert Hall.
Festival chairperson Tadhg Curtis described Danny as Mallows greatest living artist and said "We can't wait to welcome him home in July to open our festival!".