Touchstone
Mná100 podcast, Episode Two

Mná100 Podcast, Episode Two

This episode explores a lesser known aspect of the life of Constance de Markievicz, as an artist, actress, playwright, poet, and lyrist.  Her artistic talents are the backdrop to a conversation with 3 of Ireland’s contemporary female artists, whose practice exemplifies those disciplines today.  They reflect on Markievicz as a ‘Touchstone’ between our past and present

All three Artists are recipient winners of the Markievicz Bursary Award, in conjunction with the Arts Council; from 2019 Poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, author of Bloodroot and part of the (S)worn State(s) collaborative poetry project, from 2020, Writer Joanna Walsh whose work is informed by other art forms as demonstrated in her digital novella Seed and from 2021, Actress, Director and Writer Barbara Bergin, whose acting credits include The Van, Intermission, Love is a Drug (which she also co-wrote) and On the Couch (which she also created, directed and co-wrote).

Mná100 is a new online women’s initiative, for the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries Programme and continues the work in highlighting the role of women in the revolutionary period. Visit www.mna100.ie to learn more.

Constance de Markievicz’s Gallery