Wicklow Artists Salon - Success and Failure

This is a free event, but booking is essential. Please note that seating is limited. If you have booked and are unable to attend, please call box office so the ticket can be passed on. 

At this salon, three artists with exciting, varied practices will share their work and their experiences of success and failure. What does artistic success and failure mean to them? How has their understanding of success and failure altered during their careers? For each of them, what were significant examples of failure and success and how did those experiences affect their subsequent work? We will explore these and other questions. And as always at the salon, there will be time for group discussion and mingling over tea and coffee.

Salon Moderator
Studio Manager of Cartoon Saloon Ann Mulrooney

Salon Guest Artists
Theatremaker Julie Kelleher
Filmmaker Johnny O’Reilly
Visual Artist Maïa Nunes

About Wicklow Artist Salon 

The Wicklow Artists Salon is an artist-run event which explores important themes affecting artists and cultural practitioners. A friendly, inclusive space, each salon holds a moderated discussion with multidisciplinary guest artists which then opens into conversations with attendees. It aims to seed learning, interactions and perhaps collaborations among participants. The programme is curated by visual artist Joanna Kidney and writer Philip St John. It is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland; Wicklow County Arts Office; Mermaid Arts Centre; The Courthouse Arts Centre and Killruddery House.

Content advisory: Please note that part of this salon will feature images from and discussion of the war in the Ukraine (where film-maker Johnny O’Reilly is making a documentary).

Images below of the last salon, Mermaid Arts Centre, February 2024 which focussed on the theme of Flow, featuring Kevin O’Byrne, Minding Creative Minds; Theresa Nanigien, visual artist, executive and life coach; Joan Davis- body based creative practitioner and Colm Keegan- poet and playwright. Photos: Michael Kelly.