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“Love each other or perish”– W.H Auden.

I was extremely excited and honored to be asked to collaborate on The Fregoli Heart Project with the phenomenally talented team of performers at Fregoli Theatre Company,Director Maria Tivnan and Composer Mark Daniel Kerry. The topic for discussion? my favorite subject, and I’m sure it’s a favorite of many- love.

The project was launched October 11th at a fund-raising gig in the Róisín Dubh,Galway with singer-songwriters Tracy Bruen, Steven Sharpe, and Dylan Murphy, along with Barry Staunton and Priscilla Winters. The poster design/illustration being the first phase of my involvement in the project.

The Fregoli Heart Project wants to provide respite to the ongoing adversity and treacherous news stories that are churned out via the media and affect our lives in negative ways.  As the launch poster suggests, Fregoli are looking to evoke the stories, memories, words, images from people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and to represent these through an explosion and release of love, light, intensity and colour, and to ultimately… spread the love.

See below for more details on the project and how to get involved.

Fregoli wants to spread the love and perform experiences of love in all its forms gathered from the public through an open call. Our creative team including a visual artist, performers, and a composer will work together to develop and present these stories interactively through art, music and theatre.

In an era of borders, marginalization, and mass attempts to inspire hate and difference, Fregoli wishes to return to what is quintessential to life; love. Love which can be deceptively simple or complex, in all its forms; love for humanity, family, friends, nature, occupation and of course romantic love. In an effort to celebrate love, collectivity and solidarity we will appeal to the public in an open call for stories/memories/images of love, which will open Oct 11th and run until Jan 6th 2019.

Open Call from Oct 12th to Jan 6thApplication form available here

Submissions must be accompanied by this form, once completed.

The form may then be emailed to fregoliheartproject@gmail.com with your submission or sent by post to,

Fregoli Heart Project

C/O Des Kenny,

Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries,

Liosbaun Retail Park,

Tuam Road,

Galway.