'Life Drawing: (an essay on optics & the body in five sonnets and five short talks)', guest publication- Catalyst Arts and Padraig Regan
Life Drawing is an essay in ten parts written in response to Catalyst Arts' bi-annual live art festival, FIX, by poet Padraig Regan. The publication responds to performances by: Brennagh Meehan, Rachel MacManus, Husk Bennet, Lou Barnell, Sinéad O'Neill Nicholl, Bojana Janković, Frank Wasser, Rebe, Halie Finney, Emma Brennan, Tadhg Ó Cuirrin.
Life Drawing is printed on risograph by Derry Print Workshop.
Padraig Regan is the author of two poetry pamphlets: Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017). In 2015, they were a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and in 2020 they were awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Prize. They hold a PhD on creative-critical and hybridised writing practices in medieval texts and the work of Anne Carson from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University Belfast, where they were a Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellow in 2021. This collection is the recipient of the 2021 Clarissa Luard Prize, awarded by the David Cohen Foundation. In 2022, they released their first book, Some Integrity.
Catalyst Arts is an artist-led space in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As a voluntary artist-led organisation, Catalyst Arts’ model is based on collaboration and community with a strong emphasis on promoting and supporting the arts in Northern Ireland and beyond. As a members-based organisation, Catalyst Arts has created a community of artists who we continue to support through the provision of resources, exhibitions, residencies and events. Our annual programme includes gallery based exhibitions, off-site projects and a dedicated engagement programme, which aim to provide access to the arts to a wide and diverse audience.