Curious Tail was established in 2008 in County Wicklow by Maggie Gallagher. There are two strands to the company – professional experimental performances and outreach programmes. Both strands are informed by the company’s methods and retain a commitment towards excellence and an open and innovative approach to the work.

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Courthouse Residency – Maggie – Reflection

Posted on 14 September 2010 | 0 Comments

So our residency has come to an end and the exhibition is installed and open to the public, until Oct 8th.  Its been 6 weeks of many highs and many lows but with great learning and a huge outpouring of creative thought and energy as well as some great work. The artist each reflected on […]

Courthouse residency – Louie aged 12 Devon

Posted on 14 September 2010 | 0 Comments

As i entered the darkened room, i saw something un-expected. An artist leaning on the strings, that would later be changed by my family.  She leaned back on the strings as if they could support the weight of an elephant. After the artist  left i looked at the messsage on the chair “anything is possible” […]

Courthouse Tues 24th – jonathan

Posted on 24 August 2010 | 0 Comments

Howya…. just listened back to the sound recording….. yippeeeeeee it worked, we have some really interesting results…. I might have to break with what I had originally decided and slightly Alter the sound… I’m thinking of just playing the sound twice, once forwards and once backwards and combining the two, crossing them over each other […]

Courthouse – Mon 23 – jonathan

Posted on 23 August 2010 | 0 Comments

Walking into the space on Saturday I immediately wanted to respond, which was great as even though I was tired and felt slightly flat (oh woe is me the fragility of it all bleaaaauuuuuuucccchhhhhh) I was spurned straight into activity with a lighter… that got the ball rolling… my first irked feelings at the publics […]

Courthouse Sat 21st – Maggie

Posted on 21 August 2010 | 1 Comment

Well week 3 has come to a close as we are not working sun and mon,  – the space has been messy, cleaned,messy, cleaned and now messy again! But of most interest to Jonathan and i as we finished up today was the build up of objects in the cornor – or as jonathan has […]

Courthouse Fri 20 – Emma

Posted on 21 August 2010 | 0 Comments

I just loved your figures so much I peeled them off the floor yesterday and put them on the wall with masking tape! I hope this was ok.. they look beautiful.. I would frame them and have them on my wall at home (if I had one big enough!!.. could cut it up, but that […]

Courthouse Fri 20 jonathan part 2!

Posted on 20 August 2010 | 0 Comments

I’m going mad with black moths flying around leaving black tracers coming off them veiling the area…. I think I’m really enjoying not using colour, and the black is sooo black and the white is pure white…. is this the antidote to me feeling a little sitfled with my current painting work at home…. maybe…. […]

Courthouse Fri 20 – Jonathan

Posted on 20 August 2010 | 0 Comments

song below kills me everytime I hear it…I’m blasting songs around just ‘coz songs and music are…well you know, don’t mind me if they’re irelevant…I’m getting as much stuff out there without filtering it first…while I can… it won’t last I know it won’t…it never does… grab the moment…the here and now…. while you can…do […]

Courthouse – thurs 19 – jonathan

Posted on 20 August 2010 | 0 Comments

…. black dark dust, confined spaces…. looking for a seam, hacking away at an impenetrable wall keep hacking, something in there, beams holding up a floor seperating us from the gold or coal ar whatever the bloody hell we’re mining for Maggie was Patience Kershaw the other day…. crawling dust laden through too small a […]

Courthouse – wed 18th – Maggie

Posted on 18 August 2010 | 0 Comments

So today Dominic and I worked in the space.  We were both feeling quite tired and i know my energy is flagging … my creative drive too! So i took it easy on my self and played about with the black paper moths, and exploring the dusty attic again.              […]