Thurs 13 July | 16:30 | Town Hall Theatre

2023 | Ireland | 75’ | Documentary

John Behan RHA is Ireland’s best-known living sculptor. He is as busy as ever in his early 80s, with regular exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. In addition to this heavy workload, he feels so strongly about the suffering of refugees around the world that, for a number of years before Covid, he travelled to Athens to volunteer at Camp Eleonas, a state-run centre for migrants, and delivered art workshops to adults.

His artistic practice has always dealt with displacement of people and emigration, and the most celebrated example of his public sculpture is the National Famine Memorial at Murrisk, near Westport. The film was shot between 2020 and 2023.

World Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Donald Taylor Black
Producers: Donald Taylor Black, Eavan Mulligan

Principal funder