Creative catalysts: 100 people making things happen in Ireland right now
In the first part of our Catalysts series, we take a look at the people driving creativity in Ireland today
Beautifully created and curated art and exhibitions at the cutting edge in their thinking, content and execution.
Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend moved audiences in a way that a piece of documentary theatre hasn’t in ages.
Film-maker on the up whose debut feature, Run & Jump, won best Irish feature and best first Irish feature at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
Stevie G, the man who makes music in Cork tick. Brilliantly restless and awesomely prolific. A doer and music-lover.
Young director known for his excellent videos for the band Kodaline. Also has serious advertising chops, having made commercials in Austria, Israel, Ukraine, France and Britain, as well as in Ireland. A star.
The actor’s biting, hilarious video responses to anti-choice groups and racism set her apart.
A one-woman powerhouse of creative and literary brilliance articulating herself through rap. Captivating.
Phillip McMahon and Jennifer Jennings’s approach to making theatre, parties and performances inspired a new generation and continues to change not just theatre but the capital.
The most interesting new Irish designer at work, with a focus on innovation and quality.
United Bible Studies
Ramshackle rotating door of a band whose output is as varied as it is prolific. Constantly evolving for more than a decade, always surprising, sometimes rough and ready, but beautifully avant garde.
From alternative election posters to crowd-funded parkland.
The director of Dublin Theatre Festival has guided many the budding artist towards fruition.
A promising and rather adorable performance artist.
You Because that’s where the next idea comes from.