Event Details






Galway Arts Centre / Nuns Island Theatre



Event Type

Talk, Event, Screening,

Additional Info

Free event, but booking required

Declan Clarke’s solo exhibition The Last Broadcast opens on 29th April at Galway Arts Centre with a special screening of the exhibition’s central work What Are the Wild Waves Saying? takes place in Galway Arts Centre / Nuns Island Theatre at 5pm, followed by Q+A with the artist in conversation with author Emilie Pine – author of the bestseller Notes to Self and Professor of Modern Drama at UCD.

The official opening reception continues at Galway Arts Centre at 7pm, followed by an afterparty hosted by Áras na nGael.

The Last Broadcast exhibition centres on the history of electronic communication, its development over the last century, and how this legacy manifests itself currently in an unsteady, evolving Europe. As contemporary European generations continue to define nationhood within the confines of globalism, reflections between past and present are more significant than ever.

Declan Clarke born in 1971, lives in Berlin, where he moved after studying at Chelsea College of Art (London) and the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. His films are screened at international film festivals such as Tromsø International Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival and FID Marseille, where he received the Georges de Beauregard International Award in 2021. He has exhibited at PS1 MoMA (New York), Tate Britain (London), HKW Berlin, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, 2nd Moscow Biennale and Center for Contemporary Art (Lagos).

Emilie Pine is Professor of Modern Drama in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. She has published widely as an academic and critic, most recently The Memory Marketplace: Witnessing Pain in Contemporary Theatre (Indiana University Press, 2020), and she is the author of the multi-award-winning Notes to Self: Essays, which has been translated into fifteen languages. Her first novel Ruth & Pen will be published in May 2022.