To support Artist Connect, panellists from both the current and past Artist Connect Panel have been commissioned to write a blog entry that reflects on coping with change and discovering new things in challenging times.
Olivia Fitzsimons is from Northern Ireland and now lives in Co Wicklow but never lost her accent.
Robert Barrett lives in west Wicklow, where he writes flash fiction, short stories, and plays.
Shane Finan assembles art from interactive contemporary technologies, found objects and traditional artistic media.
Philip St John’s plays include the international award winning Maxine; Temptress, the rights of which have been sold for a movie, and The Sylvia.
Aisling Ennis is a renowned and highly regarded as a harpist both at home in Ireland and internationally.
Emily Gillmor Murphy is a writer and theatre maker. Emily uses dark humour and fantasy to create flawed but beautiful characters and stories.