LASTA Young Curators 2021 – Dunamaise Arts Centre

Alannah Murray, Pauline Dunne and Ruairdhí Tierney selected for the Young Curators programme via an Open Call earlier in 2021.


Dunamaise Arts Centre is delighted to announce that our LASTA Young Curators 2021 are Alannah Murray, Pauline Dunne and Ruairdhí Tierney, who were selected via an Open Call earlier this year.

Alannah Murray (she/her) is a jazz musician and creative producer from Mountrath, who holds an MA in Arts Management and Creative Producing from UCC. Alannah has a strong interest in multi-disciplinary practice and experimental work-in-progress projects.

Pauline Dunne (she/they) is an Animator and Illustrator from just outside Portlaoise, who soon graduates from Athlone Institute of Technology and works with Laois Youth Theatre and has been an Usher at Dunamaise Arts Centre over the past number of years.

Ruairdhí Tierney (He/Him), from Ballydavis Portlaoise is an Arts Graduate of N.U.I. Maynooth and currently working as a substitute teacher before he starts a Professional Masters in Education in UCD. He also plays and teaches Button Accordion since the age of 5 where he began playing with his local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann and is also currently a member of Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra.

LASTA is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020. The participating NASC Network Venues are Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise), Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire), The Lime Tree (Limerick), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

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