Niamh O'Loughlin | A Changeling Wife

Niamh O'Loughlin Summer 2022

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2 - 6 May

Glamorous, independent and confident. Force fed toast and left to burn to death.

Bright Cleary’s husband believed her to have been replaced by a fairy; a fairy one inch taller than his wife. This wife was a rare creature. She could earn her own living.

I will collaborate with dancer Agnieszka Mencel to explore the imagery of this true story, which details domestic violence and suspicion of women in Ireland at the turn of the century with a mysterious and mythological edge. A truly gruesome story that stands in contrast to the commonly held image of fairies as tiny, beautiful girls.

This residency is funded by Creative Scotland Open Fund.

Niamh O'Loughlin | Lead Artist

Agnieszka Mencel | Dancer

 Eilon Morris and Zoe Katsilerous | Composers

Alison Brown | Costume Designer

Michael Rathbun | Lighting Designer

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Supported through our In-Kind Studio Support


Residency Sharings

Work-In-Progress Sharing | Friday 6th May 16:00 - 17:00

Join Niamh on the final day of her residency for a work-in-progress sharing.

Book your place here by selecting the date of the sharing or class, or just turn up on the day.

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