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An Irish Textile Designer Based In London

Breaking into the fashion industry can be tough but Dublin-native and National College of Art and Design graduate Aisling Duffy is blazing her own trail. She’s creating work that is resonating at home and abroad. Here she describes the process of discovering her identity as an artist, developing a brand of her own that was true to her values and the various passion projects, and commissions she keeps up on the side.

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A Community Building A Celtic Structure On The Dublin Mountains

Artist Ciarán Taylor talks about his ambitious (and successful) community art project. He is recreating a cairn (old Celtic structure) on the Dublin Mountains with the help of the local community. Individuals are walking from Tallaght to the cairn site with pieces of boulder. In this interview he talks about his reasons for doing this project.

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An Acclaimed Costume Designer Based In Malmö & Dublin

Just a browse of Maria Tapper’s CV will have you in awe. She is a costume designer that has worked with Ikea, the Wexford Opera Festival, Macnas and John Rocha to name but a few. In this interview she explains how she broke into the industry and what entails staying relevant in it.

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Making a Business out of Graffiti

In this interview we meet Steve O’Donnell the owner of the creative agency, All Out Design. He explains how his love of graffiti and teaching led him to working with organisations like RTÉ and Adidas. He also talks about a stunt that got him over a million views worldwide and his work philosophy.

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Reviving the Art of the Spoken Word in Ireland

Alicia Byrne-Keane (stage name ABK) talks about her path to Spoken Word, what the scene is like in Ireland and her preferred poetry form. Her humourous style has made her a fan of many. She is a regular performer and organiser on the Spoken Word scene.

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An Independent Brewery That Loves A Good Pun!

Paul O Connor and Stephen Clinch are cousins and owners of Trouble Brewing. In this interview they talk about their desire to get away from working for someone else so that they could own something of their own. They also chat about not chasing targets and their love of a good pun.

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