Danny McCarthy

Danny McCarthy is a founding director of the National Sculpture Factory and of Triskel Arts Centre and is a director the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh. He has also curated numerous exhibitions and projects including Sound Out (with David Toop), Bend It Like Beckett, Sonic Vigil, Just Listen plus many more. Danny studied at the National College of Art and Design. He currently lectures in Sound Art in the School Of Music and Drama, UCC as well as visiting lecturer and workshop facilitator in various institutions. He has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. His work has appeared on numerous CD.s, DVDs and has been broadcast widely on both radio and T.V. His work regularly appears on the programme NOVA Lyric FM and he has been the subject of several features on the programme. He is the recipient of numerous awards and bursaries from the Irish Arts Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Culture Ireland and has represented Ireland abroad at various exhibitions. He is a First Prize winner in EV+A (selector Pierre Restany). In 2006 he founded The Quiet Club (with Mick O Shea) a floating membership sound (art and electronics) performance group and has performed and presented works all over Ireland and also Europe, China, Japan, USA and Canada. The Quiet Club are regarded as Ireland’s leading sound art/improve group.
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