Lian Bell

Category Archives: Other work

Two years of talking

by Lian on September 19, 2017, no comments

My website has been quite neglected of late. But I have a good excuse in the form of #WakingTheFeminists. Other than all the practical logistics of being involved in the core team that coordinated the whole campaign (that small thing), I also dove head-first into the world of public speaking – not something I took […]

NCAD evening class exhibition

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

For the past two years I’ve been taking evening classes in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and this year I did a course called Drawing and Sculptural Processes. I submitted some pieces for the end of year exhibition at NCAD this July, and won the “ESU Extra Prize” – one of […]

Ireland mapping report for IETM

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by the secretariat of the IETM international network to write a ‘mapping’ report that outlines the current situation of the contemporary performing arts in Ireland. Incredibly difficult to distill it all down, but I had a go. Here it is in all its sweeping, unsubtle, gap-filled glory. (Thanks to […]

IETM Bergamo 2015

by Lian on June 6, 2015, no comments

Thanks to a Travel and Training grant from the Arts Council, I was able to get to the Spring Plenary of the IETM network in the Italian hilltop city of Bergamo earlier this year. Surprisingly beautiful, seeing as it’s the Ryanair Beauvais of Milan. This was a very active meeting for me, and not just […]

The Theatre of War Symposium & Project Ariadne

by Lian on February 12, 2015, no comments

The Theatre of War Symposium, Abbey Theatre, 22-24 Jan 2015 PDF of schedule here After slowing down to comatose this Christmas, my brain needed a good jolt to get going again. And what a jolt this was. I hadn’t been able to attend the previous Abbey Theatre symposium on Theatre of Memory in January 2014, […]

Still in the dream

by Lian on June 16, 2014, no comments

When Veronica Dyas asked me to help her put together an installation/performance this May called Here & Now that would be the cumulative event in a project she had been working on for the last few years, I wondered what I could bring to it. She didn’t need a designer – she knew what she […]