We Are The Makers is a new long-form audio documentary series focusing on the work of contemporary Irish artists and their practices. Built around extensive interviews with some of Ireland’s most eminent artists, these quarterly transmissions are part portrait, part diary, travelogue and soundscape. With the makers as our guide, these are deep-dives into back catalogs and entire bodies of work.
Dispatches from the eye of the hurricane and heart of the matter.
Episode one follows the many creative journeys of Eamonn Doyle. Told through in-depth interviews with Donal Dineen, we trace his impact on the world of electronic music and Ireland's musical underground before charting his meteoric rise to the top of the photography world. His unique ability to mine the poetic and the extraordinary from the ebb and flow of people moving through the streets of his hometown sets him apart as an artist uniquely attuned to the rhythms of life in contemporary multicultural urban Ireland.
Written and presented by Dónal Dineen. Produced by Ian Cudmore. Original music by Ultan O’Brien. Commissioned by Solas Nua in Washington, D.C., bringing contemporary Irish art to U.S. audiences.
Kindly supported by Culture Ireland.
Cover photo by Matthew Thompson.