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The Art of Anxiety presented by journalist and broadcaster Nadine O'Regan looks at the issue of anxiety and how artists navigate their way around, and through this area during their careers. Nadine will be joined by acclaimed Irish musician Richie Egan from the Choice Music Prize-winning Irish outfit Jape, author and psychotherapist Siobhán Murray, visual artist Dave Hedderman, formerly of the acclaimed Irish band The Immediate, and rapidly rising Irish musician Sorcha Richardson.  

 

Richie Egan of Jape will speak about his personal experience of anxiety -- and how he experienced such severe anxiety on a recent tour that it made him take stock of his life, and learn to take better care of himself. His feelings are poured out on his beautiful new record Sentinel, the follow-up to albums including the Choice Music Prize-winning Ritual and Ocean of Frequency, which was released in November via Faction Records.  

 

Dave Hedderman is an artist and former member of the Irish band The Immediate. His first solo exhibition Shaking Still premiered at the Hang Tough Gallery in Dublin earlier this year. Shaking Still has been singled out by fans as seeming to visually represent how many people feel when experiencing anxiety. Art, says Hedderman, can function as a form of therapy. 

 

Siobhán Murray started her career in the music industry but was inspired to change her life when she became a single mum to her two sons. She retrained in counselling and psychotherapy, established her own clinic in 2010 and is the author of the book The Burnout Solution (Gill Books).

  

The evening will be punctuated with live music performances from the brilliant Irish singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson, who recently released one of the best Irish debut albums of the year with First Prize Bravery.  

 

Doors open 6.30pm.




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