Fion Gunn: The Divided Self

Fion Gunn: The Divided Self - Experiences of Diaspora (workshop)

7:00pm - 8:00pm / Tuesday 7th March 2023 / Venue: Seminar Room 4 Rendall Building
Type: Workshop / Category: Department
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This workshop is the fifth and final in a series of events by Irish artist Fion Gunn as part of her year-long residency with the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

Irish Diaspora Artist Fion Gunn is joined by Emma Smith, director of the Liverpool Irish Festival, in a conversation about the experience of Diaspora and its impacts. Gunn will present a short film created using VR and digital collage which evokes her own Diaspora journey.

The audience will be invited to participate in an activity which explores the nature of connectivity and to contribute their own experiences.

Please note that while this workshop is part of a series of events each event is standalone so attendance at earlier workshops is not necessary. All are welcome!

Fion Gunn was born and raised in the city centre of Cork, graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design, and spent a post-graduate year at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Supérieure de Nancy. She has exhibited across Europe and China and has won multiple awards for her work from Arts Council England, Arts Council Ireland, and Culture Ireland. Fion lives and works in London. To learn more about the artist and see samples of her work, please go to