Emma O’Rourke: Painting Memories in Light and Shade (and Knicker Pink)

London-born artist Emma O’Rourke uses her own personal archive – and those of other people and institutions – to negotiate that most Irish of concerns: memory and remembrance. Whether sourcing family photos, the recollections of strangers or museum artefacts, her abstractions are both warm and bold.

We talk about the effects of interpreting memory along with family, class, holidays and the “best colour”.

Plus Declan McSweeney raises James “Big Jim” Larkin onto The Plastic Pedestal.

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Doug Devaney is a writer, performer and journalist. He is the presenter of The Plastic Podcasts. The Plastic Podcasts have been supported using public funding by Arts Council, England

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