Interculturalism, Literature, and the Arts in Ireland

A Conversation with Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

About this series

Interculturalism, Literature and the Arts in Ireland autumn webinar series is organised by MU English Dr Rita Sakr. The webinars will explore the connections among literary/artistic practice and the promotion of diversity, intercultural awareness and dialogue, human rights, and equality in the creative sector.

About the event

Join us for a conversation with Mary Moynihan (Smashing Times) hosted by Dr. Rita Sakr (Maynooth University, English Department).

Mary Moynihan, is an award-winning writer, director, theatre and film-maker, an interdisciplinary artist and Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality.

Mary is Artistic Curator for the annual Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival implemented by Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders in partnership with organisations including Amnesty International, Fighting Words, NWCI, Irish Modern Dance Theatre and Poetry Ireland. The aim of the festival is to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today.

Mary specialises in transformative arts practice, using interdisciplinary, socially-engaged arts practice to promote equality, human rights, gender equality, diversity and peace, developing cutting edge arts-based projects with a range of organisations in Ireland, Northern Ireland and across Europe.

As Artistic Director of Smashing Times, Mary was awarded the Business to Art Special Judges Daa Arts Award at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and was awarded a GSK Ireland Impact Award, a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award, and a National Lottery Good Cause Award. In April 2021, Acting for the Future – Creative Arts for Health and Well-being Hub, a project designed and led by Mary Moynihan, won the prestigious #ArtsAgainstCovid award, from the Arts in Health International Foundation.

Attendees will receive the Zoom link one day and again one hour before the event.

Tickets are free but registration is required